My Top 25 Favorite Live Action TV Shows Of All Time

by TyrannoTim | created - 14 Aug 2017 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

My Top 25 Favorite Live Action TV Shows Of All Time

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1. Stranger Things (2016– )

TV-14 | 51 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.

Stars: Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder, David Harbour

Votes: 599,189

2. Bill Nye, the Science Guy (1993–1998)

TV-Y | 30 min | Documentary, Comedy, Family

Scientist/comedian Bill Nye explores various aspects of science for young viewers.

Stars: Bill Nye, Pat Cashman, Michaela Leslie-Rule, Jaffar Smith

Votes: 6,107

3. Drake & Josh (2004–2007)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Comedy, Family

Two teens become step brothers. One is an awkward geek and the other is a popular musician.

Stars: Drake Bell, Josh Peck, Miranda Cosgrove, Jonathan Goldstein

Votes: 31,888

4. Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide (2004–2007)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Family

Ned Bigby shares his advice on how to survive middle school.

Stars: Devon Werkheiser, Lindsey Shaw, Daniel Curtis Lee, Kyle Swann

Votes: 14,287

5. Zoey 101 (2005–2008)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Zoey Brooks and her brother, Dustin, attend their first day at Pacific Coast Academy, a private boarding school that enrolls girls for the first time in its history.

Stars: Jamie Lynn Spears, Paul Butcher, Christopher Massey, Erin Sanders

Votes: 12,218

6. iCarly (2007–2012)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

Carly hosts her own home-grown web show, iCarly, Carly and sidekick Sam's regular Web casts ultimately feature everything from comedy sketches and talent contests to interviews, recipes, and problem-solving.

Stars: Miranda Cosgrove, Jerry Trainor, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress

Votes: 28,891

7. Double Dare 2000 (2000– )

30 min | Game-Show

Two families or teams compete against through creative and physical tests showing how strong they really prove to be.

Stars: Jason Harris, Drake Bell, Amanda Bynes, Brandon Gilberstadt

Votes: 295

8. Guts (1992–1995)

TV-G | Family, Game-Show, Sport

Three kids dawning the different colors blue, red, and purple compete in relatively cool-looking olympic-style games to achieve as many points as they can. At the end of every episode, they climb a big fake mountain, braving tumbling rocks made out of styrofoam, sparkling glitter, shooting steam, and loud sounds while trying to hit all the "Actuators" along their way to the summit including the ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike O'Malley, Moira Quirk, Kelli Marchewka, Jana Waring

Votes: 1,027

9. Wizards of Waverly Place (2007–2012)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

The Russo family may be an ordinary family with an average restaurant, but behind close doors, all three children must compete to be the next family wizard.

Stars: Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jake T. Austin, Jennifer Stone

Votes: 25,877

10. That '70s Show (1998–2006)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

A comedy revolving around a group of teenage friends, their mishaps, and their coming of age, set in 1970s Wisconsin.

Stars: Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis, Danny Masterson

Votes: 140,401

11. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993–1999)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Family

A team of teenagers with attitude are recruited to save Angel Grove from the evil witch, Rita Repulsa, and later, Lord Zedd, Emperor of all he sees, and their horde of monsters.

Stars: Richard Steven Horvitz, David Yost, Ed Neil, David J. Fielding

Votes: 18,756

12. The Rifleman (1958–1963)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

The adventures of a Wild West rancher wielding a customized rapid fire Winchester rifle and his son.

Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Joe Benson

Votes: 2,764

13. Family Feud (1999– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

Hosted by Steve Harvey, two families battle it out by answering survey questions for a chance to win $20,000 and, after 5 wins, a new car.

Stars: Steve Harvey, Rubin Ervin, Burton Richardson, John O'Hurley

Votes: 2,459

14. The Amanda Show (1999–2002)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Family

A comedy sketch show centered around "All That" alum Amanda Bynes.

Stars: Amanda Bynes, Drake Bell, Nancy Sullivan, John Kassir

Votes: 6,819

15. Full House (1987–1995)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A widowed broadcaster raises his three children with the assistance of his rock 'n' roll brother-in-law and his madcap best friend.

Stars: Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure

Votes: 48,848

16. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)

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: 651,024

17. Two and a Half Men (2003–2015)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

A hedonistic jingle writer's free-wheeling life comes to an abrupt halt when his brother and 10-year-old nephew move into his beach-front house.

Stars: Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher, Angus T. Jones, Conchata Ferrell

Votes: 226,819

18. Walker, Texas Ranger (1993–2001)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Walker and his partner Trivette are Texas Rangers. They make it their business to battle crime in Dallas and all around the Great State of Texas.

Stars: Chuck Norris, Clarence Gilyard Jr., Sheree J. Wilson, Noble Willingham

Votes: 13,863

19. Wheel of Fortune (1983– )

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

Hosted by Pat Sajak, this game show features 3 contestants who try to solve a puzzle by spinning the wheel and guessing letters in a word or phrase.

Stars: Pat Sajak, Vanna White, Charlie O'Donnell, Jim Thornton

Votes: 2,271

20. Most Extreme Elimination Challenge (2003– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A silly Japanese game show on which contestants are painfully eliminated through barely possible stunts and events, most taking place above pools of mud.

Stars: Victor Wilson, Christopher Darga, John Cervenka, Mary Scheer

Votes: 2,450

21. Cobra Kai (2018– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Decades after their 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament bout, a middle-aged Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence find themselves martial-arts rivals again.

Stars: Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Courtney Henggeler, Xolo Maridueña

Votes: 33,395

22. The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

Each week night, The Late Late Show with James Corden throws a late-night after-party with a mix of celebrity guests, edgy musical acts, games and sketches. Corden differentiates his show by offering viewers a peek behind the scenes into the green room, bringing all of his guests out at once and lending his musical and acting talents to various sketches. Additionally, bandleader Reggie Watts and ... See full summary »

Stars: James Corden, Reggie Watts, Louis Waymouth, Harry Styles

Votes: 4,564

23. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)

TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for thousands of years.

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey

Votes: 1,552,903

24. The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2005–2008)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Comedy about identical twins living at the Tipton Hotel with their single mother who is a lounge singer at the hotel.

Stars: Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse, Brenda Song, Ashley Tisdale

Votes: 29,218

25. Columbo (1971–2003)

TV-PG | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo uses his humble ways and ingenuous demeanor to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes.

Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

Votes: 23,855



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