My Favorite TV Shows

by jonsefcik | created - 12 Nov 2016 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

Fair warning: this list is heavily nostalgia-influenced. They're my favorites, not necessarily what's objectively best. The ranking isn't 100% concrete but it should give you a general idea.

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1. Top Gear (2002– )

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

The hosts talk about everything car-related. From new cars to how they're fueled, this show has it all.

Stars: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May, Ben Collins

Votes: 97,069

2. Ed, Edd n Eddy (1999–2008)

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

The off-the-wall, day-to-day life of three friends who have exactly the same name.

Stars: Matt Hill, Sam Vincent, Tony Sampson, Erin Fitzgerald

Votes: 27,807

3. South Park (1997– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.

Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall

Votes: 288,314

4. Walking with Dinosaurs (1999)

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Animation, History

Documentary-style series about the era of the dinosaurs, mixing real locations and CGI.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Avery Brooks, André Dussollier

Votes: 4,553

5. Metalocalypse (2006–2013)

TV-MA | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Music

The epic and over-the-top adventures of Dethklok, the world's most successful death metal band.

Stars: Brendon Small, Tommy Blacha, Mark Hamill, Victor Brandt

Votes: 14,027

6. MythBusters (2003– )

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, Mystery, Reality-TV

A weekly documentary in which two Hollywood special effects experts attempt to debunk urban legends by directly testing them.

Stars: Robert Lee, Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Kari Byron

Votes: 48,226

7. 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: 13,679

8. Samurai Jack (2001–2017)

TV-Y7 | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A samurai sent through time fights to return home and save the world.

Stars: Phil LaMarr, Mako, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jeff Bennett

Votes: 37,517

9. Xavier: Renegade Angel (2007–2009)

TV-MA | 12 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Xavier is a faun-like wanderer/seeker who is traveling across the land to find out the truth about his mysterious origin. Facing rednecks, inflicting righteousness and preaching about the 'strong, silent types' and morality, this hero has his work cut out for him.

Stars: Vernon Chatman, John Lee, Alyson Levy, Jim Tozzi

Votes: 2,529

10. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2003–2008)

TV-Y7-FV | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world.

Stars: Dee Bradley Baker, Zach Tyler, Mae Whitman, Jack De Sena

Votes: 175,602

11. Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999–2002)

TV-Y7 | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The offbeat adventures of Courage, a cowardly dog who must overcome his own fears to heroically defend his unknowing farmer owners from all kinds of dangers, paranormal events and menaces that appear around their land.

Stars: Marty Grabstein, Thea White, Peter Fernandez, Simon Prebble

Votes: 31,309

12. Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003–2005)

TV-Y7 | 15 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The events and battles of the Galactic Republic's last major war are recounted.

Stars: Mat Lucas, James Arnold Taylor, André Sogliuzzo, Grey Griffin

Votes: 19,524

13. Everybody Hates Chris (2005–2009)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

A young African American teen attempts to survive with his dysfunctional family and his all white school in the 1980s.

Stars: Terry Crews, Tichina Arnold, Tequan Richmond, Imani Hakim

Votes: 30,986

14. Dirty Jobs (2005–2012)

TV-14 | 60 min | Reality-TV

Host Mike Rowe takes a look at different dirty jobs with a hands on approach. The show tackles everything from pigeon feces removal to household clean up after a sewer back up.

Stars: Mike Rowe, David M. Barsky, Doug Glover, Troy Paff

Votes: 7,643

15. Phineas and Ferb (2007–2015)

TV-G | 15 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Phineas and Ferb invent, scheme, and stay one step ahead of their bratty sister. Meanwhile, their pet platypus plots against evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz.

Stars: Vincent Martella, Ashley Tisdale, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dan Povenmire

Votes: 26,403

16. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner

Votes: 319,586

17. 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: 30,567

18. Teen Titans (2003–2006)

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

A team of five teenaged superheroes save the world from many villains around their city while experiencing things normal teens face today.

Stars: Hynden Walch, Scott Menville, Greg Cipes, Khary Payton

Votes: 21,811

19. 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: 27,643

20. SpongeBob SquarePants (1999– )

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The misadventures of a talking sea sponge who works at a fast food restaurant, attends a boating school, and lives in an underwater pineapple.

Stars: Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Clancy Brown

Votes: 69,882

21. Everybody Loves Raymond (1996–2005)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

The comical everyday life of a successful sports columnist and his dysfunctional family.

Stars: Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, Doris Roberts

Votes: 55,714

22. Tenacious D: The Complete Master Works (1997–2000)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Music

Tenacious D is a two-piece musical act, and this HBO series documents their many struggles as friends, and as a band of two very absurd individuals.

Stars: Jack Black, Kyle Gass, Tenacious D, Paul F. Tompkins

Votes: 2,937

23. Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000–2015)

TV-14 | 15 min | Animation, Comedy

The misadventures of a milkshake, an order of fries, a meatball, and their retired next door neighbor in the suburbs of New Jersey.

Stars: Dave Willis, Carey Means, Dana Snyder, Matt Maiellaro

Votes: 20,611

24. Hey Arnold! (1994–2004)

TV-Y7 | 15 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

The everyday life of Arnold, a 4th-grader in a nameless city that resembles Brooklyn, New York, who lives in a multi-racial boarding house with his grandparents and a motley assortment of neighbors and friends.

Stars: Francesca Marie Smith, Jamil Walker Smith, Dan Castellaneta, Justin Shenkarow

Votes: 26,520

25. 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: 5,862

26. Regular Show (2009–2017)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The daily surreal adventures of a blue jay and raccoon duo that attempt to deal with their mundane jobs as groundskeepers at the local park.

Stars: J.G. Quintel, William Salyers, Sam Marin, Mark Hamill

Votes: 24,274

27. Malcolm in the Middle (2000–2006)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Family

A gifted young teen tries to survive life with his dimwitted, dysfunctional family.

Stars: Frankie Muniz, Bryan Cranston, Justin Berfield, Erik Per Sullivan

Votes: 106,348

28. 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, Raquel Lee

Votes: 6,651

29. The Animals of Farthing Wood (1993–1995)

25 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

A group of wild animal friends are forced to move to a park after humans drive them away from their old home.

Stars: Rupert Farley, Stacey Gregg, Ron Moody, Jeremy Barrett

Votes: 2,808

30. Top Gear USA (2008– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary

The hosts Adam Ferrara, Rutledge Wood and Tanner Foust talk about what ever you need to know about cars and in every episode they go through a list of challenges to know who chose the best ... See full summary »

Stars: Tanner Foust, Adam Ferrara, Rutledge Wood, Eric A. Stromer

Votes: 5,534

31. Beavis and Butt-Head (1993–2011)

TV-14 | 15 min | Animation, Comedy, Music

Animated MTV series about two teenage heavy-metal music fans who occasionally do idiotic things because they're bored. For them, everything is "cool" or "sucks."

Stars: Mike Judge, Dale Revo, Kristofor Brown, Tracy Grandstaff

Votes: 24,437

32. American Dad! (2005– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The random escapades of Stan Smith, a conservative C.I.A. Agent dealing with family life, and keeping America safe, all in the most absurd way possible.

Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker, Scott Grimes

Votes: 101,280

33. Dexter's Laboratory (1996–2003)

TV-G | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The misadventures of a boy genius and his annoying sister.

Stars: Kath Soucie, Jeff Bennett, Christine Cavanaugh, Frank Welker

Votes: 36,827

34. Mr. Meaty (2005–2009)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

The bizarre adventures of two slackers working at a fast food restaurant.

Stars: Jamie Shannon, Denis Akiyama, Clé Bennett, Richard Binsley

Votes: 970

35. The Bremen Avenue Experience (2008– )

Animation

Four teenage animal friends form a garage band.

36. Calling Cat-22! (2008– )

2 min | Animation

A secret agent cat infiltrates a group of dim-witted dogs to discover the secrets behind their unusual behaviors.

Votes: 7



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