100 Best TV Shows – The List

To compile this list of the 100 Best TV Shows, I looked at lists from Time, THR and The Writer’s Guild and selected the 100 shows with the most appearances.

  1. Arrested Development
  2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  3. I Love Lucy
  4. Lost
  5. Roseanne
  6. Seinfeld
  7. Sesame Street
  8. South Park
  9. The Carol Burnett Show
  10. The Office
  11. The Simpsons
  12. 24
  13. 30 Rock
  14. Alfred Hitchcock Presents
  15. All in the Family
  16. Battlestar Galatica
  17. Breaking Bad
  18. Cheers
  19. Dexter
  20. Family Ties
  21. Frasier
  22. Freaks and Geeks
  23. Friday Night Lights
  24. Friends
  25. Game of Thrones
  26. Hill Street Blues
  27. Late Night with David Letterman
  28. M*A*S*H
  29. Modern Family
  30. Monty Python’s Flying Circus
  31. Moonlighting
  32. Murphy Brown
  33. Saturday Night Live
  34. Sex and the City
  35. Six Feet Under
  36. Star Trek
  37. Star Trek: The Next Generation
  38. Taxi
  39. The Bob Newhart Show
  40. The Cosby Show
  41. The Dick Van Dyke Show
  42. The Golden Girls
  43. The Mary Tyler Moore Show
  44. The Muppet Show
  45. The Sopranos
  46. The Twilight Zone
  47. The West Wing
  48. The Wire
  49. The Wonder Years
  50. The X-Files
  51. Twin Peaks
  52. Will and Grace
  53. A Charlie Brown Christmas
  54. American Idol
  55. Curb Your Enthusiasm
  56. Deadwood
  57. Downton Abbey
  58. ER
  59. Everybody Loves Raymond
  60. Family Guy
  61. Fawlty Towers
  62. Get Smart
  63. Gilligan’s Island
  64. Gilmore Girls
  65. Gunsmoke
  66. Happy Days
  67. Homeland
  68. Homicide: Life on the Street
  69. House
  70. I Dream of Jeannie
  71. I, Claudius
  72. King of the Hill
  73. L.A. Law
  74. Law & Order
  75. Mad Men
  76. Married with Children
  77. Mork & Mindy
  78. My So-Called Life
  79. Mystery Science Theater 3000
  80. Orange is the New Black
  81. Orphan Black
  82. Playhouse 90
  83. Roots
  84. Soap
  85. St. Elsewhere
  86. The Americans
  87. The Andy Griffith Show
  88. The Brady Bunch
  89. The Daily Show
  90. The Flintstones
  91. The Good Wife
  92. The Honeymooners
  93. The Larry Sanders Show
  94. The Odd Couple
  95. The Prisoner
  96. The Rockford Files
  97. The Shield
  98. The Walking Dead
  99. True Blood
  100. Veep

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