The Best TV Shows

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1. Supernatural (2005– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as "hunters", fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds, including monsters, demons, and gods that roam the earth.

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beaver, Misha Collins

Votes: 327,635

2. Dark Angel (2000–2002)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

A group of genetically-enhanced children escape from a lab project. Years later we meet Max, one of the escapees who now works for a messenger service in the post-apocalyptic Pacific Northwest.

Stars: Jessica Alba, Michael Weatherly, Richard Gunn, J.C. MacKenzie

Votes: 27,574

3. Nikita (2010–2013)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A rogue assassin returns to take down the secret organization that trained her.

Stars: Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca, Aaron Stanford

Votes: 44,995

4. Dollhouse (2009–2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A futuristic laboratory has erased the identities of lost young people, and now imprints them with the temporary identities they need to fulfill assignments for clients.

Stars: Eliza Dushku, Harry Lennix, Fran Kranz, Tahmoh Penikett

Votes: 42,671

5. The Boondocks (2005–2014)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Based on the comic strip, Huey and Riley move away from the city and out to the suburbs with their irascible grandfather. Biting socio-political commentary ensues.

Stars: Regina King, John Witherspoon, Gary Anthony Williams, Cedric Yarbrough

Votes: 23,325

6. Jersey Shore (2009–2012)

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Drama, Reality-TV

A reality-based look at the vapid lives of several New Jersey 20-somethings and their respective friends and/or hook-ups.

Stars: Sammi 'Sweetheart' Giancola, Nicole Polizzi, Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino, Jenni Farley

Votes: 21,624

7. Valemont (2009– )

Horror

A teen girl's brother is murdered at Valemont, an elite college on the east coast. Disguised as a student, the girl works undercover to unravel Valemont's dark secrets from within.

Stars: Kristen Hager, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Eric Balfour, Nikki Blonsky

Votes: 315

8. My Name Is Earl (2005–2009)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

A ne'er do well wins $100,000 in the lottery and decides to right all the wrongs from his past with his newfound realization.

Stars: Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez

Votes: 88,549

9. The Big Bang Theory (2007– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory.

Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 598,976

10. Tru Calling (2003–2005)

43 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

A university graduate working in the city morgue is able to repeat the same day over again to prevent murders or other disasters.

Stars: Eliza Dushku, Shawn Reaves, Zach Galifianakis, A.J. Cook

Votes: 13,489

11. The 4400 (2004–2007)

TV-14 | 43 min | Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery

As the reappearance of 4,400 missing persons on a single day confounds the global community, federal agents on the case slowly discover the ways in which the victims have been changed.

Stars: Jacqueline McKenzie, Joel Gretsch, Patrick John Flueger, Conchita Campbell

Votes: 38,845

12. Hellcats (2010–2011)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

The wild world of competitive college cheerleading.

Stars: Aly Michalka, Ashley Tisdale, Robbie Jones, Heather Hemmens

Votes: 9,556

13. Charmed (1998–2006)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Three sisters discover their destiny, to battle against the forces of evil, using their witchcraft. They are the Charmed Ones.

Stars: Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause, Rose McGowan

Votes: 64,059

14. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

A young woman is forced to fulfill her destiny of fighting vampires and demons with the help of her friends all the while struggling to live a normal teenage life of heart break and drama.

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head

Votes: 112,268

15. Scrubs (2001–2010)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Drama

In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, intern John "J.D." Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship, and life.

Stars: Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke, John C. McGinley

Votes: 213,792

16. The Nine Lives of Chloe King (2011)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A girl with special cat-like powers is being hunted by an assassin.

Stars: Skyler Samuels, Gracie Gillam, Ki Hong Lee, Benjamin Stone

Votes: 8,936

17. Chuck (2007–2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

When a twenty-something computer geek inadvertently downloads critical government secrets into his brain, the C.I.A. and the N.S.A. assign two agents to protect him and exploit such knowledge, turning his life upside down.

Stars: Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Vik Sahay

Votes: 115,910

18. Samurai Girl (2008– )

Drama

A teenage girl tries to balance a normal life as the adopted daughter of wealthy parents with the Samurai traditions of her ancestors.

Stars: Jamie Chung, Brendan Fehr, Saige Hassler, Kyle Labine

Votes: 1,389

19. Pretty Little Liars (2010–2017)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Four friends band together against an anonymous foe who threatens to reveal their darkest secrets, while also investigating the disappearance of their best friend.

Stars: Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell

Votes: 134,781

20. Angel (1999–2004)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

The vampire Angel, cursed with a soul, moves to Los Angeles and aids people with supernatural-related problems while questing for his own redemption.

Stars: David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof, J. August Richards

Votes: 56,358

21. Mortal Kombat: Legacy (2011–2013)

TV-MA | 10 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

The first season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy is a prequel to the original game, explaining the background stories of several characters from the series and demonstrating their reasons for ... See full summary »

Stars: Casper Van Dien, Ian Anthony Dale, Samantha Jo, Kim Do Nguyen

Votes: 7,271

22. Ghost Whisperer (2005–2010)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy

A newlywed with the ability to communicate with the earthbound spirits of the recently deceased overcomes skepticism and doubt to help send their important messages to the living and allow the dead to pass on to the other side.

Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Conrad, Camryn Manheim, Christoph Sanders

Votes: 39,167

23. Cold Case (2003–2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she's assigned "cold cases", older crimes that have never been solved.

Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 21,139

24. The Listener (2009–2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

A young paramedic discovers he has telepathic powers.

Stars: Craig Olejnik, Ennis Esmer, Lauren Lee Smith, Rainbow Francks

Votes: 7,033

25. Shakugan no Shana (2005–2006)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Adventure

Yuji is returning from school when suddenly time stops and monsters appear to devour people. He is not frozen, however. When one of the monsters spots him, he is saved by Shana, the great equalizer, who tells him he's a fading spirit.

Stars: Satoshi Hino, Rie Kugimiya, Kristian Ayre, Paul Dobson

Votes: 721