Top 50 TV Shows

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1. Seinfeld (1989–1998)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York City stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York City friends.

Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 235,740

2. 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: 345,201

3. Fringe (2008–2013)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

An F.B.I. agent is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist and his son in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena.

Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Jasika Nicole

Votes: 211,047

4. Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1994–1998)

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

A young man with spider-like abilities fights crime as a superhero in New York City while trying to have a normal personal life.

Stars: Christopher Daniel Barnes, Sara Ballantine, Edward Asner, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 24,470

5. Godzilla: The Series (1998–2001)

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

In this direct sequel to the 1998 Godzilla movie, Dr. Nico Tatopoulos leads a team, known as H.E.A.T, to battle giant monsters with the help of Godzilla's only living offspring.

Stars: Ian Ziering, Malcolm Danare, Rino Romano, Charity James

Votes: 1,903

6. Justice League (2001–2004)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Seven of the most formidable heroes form arguably the most powerful team ever.

Stars: Carl Lumbly, Phil LaMarr, Michael Rosenbaum, George Newbern

Votes: 38,243

7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003–2010)

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

The lean, mean, green fighting machines are back in an all-new action-packed series! Leonardo, Raphael, Michaelangelo and Donatello must save New York City from the evil crimelord Shredder ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Sinterniklaas, Wayne Grayson, Gregory Abbey, Sam Riegel

Votes: 7,664

8. 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: 1,630,942

9. Mr. Bean (1990–1995)

TV-G | 350 min | Comedy, Family

Bumbling, childlike Mr. Bean has trouble completing the simplest of tasks in day-to-day life, but his perseverance and resourcefulness frequently allow him to find ingenious ways around problems.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Robin Driscoll, Matilda Ziegler, Matthew Ashforde

Votes: 93,424

10. 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: 77,154

11. Modern Family (2009– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Three different but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways.

Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell

Votes: 321,443

12. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005–2008)

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, Jack De Sena, Mae Whitman

Votes: 205,759

13. Family Guy (1999– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another.

Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 291,512

14. The Walking Dead (2010– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins, and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive.

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Danai Gurira

Votes: 813,705

15. 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: 32,487

16. The Fairly OddParents (2001–2017)

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

After being tortured and humiliated by his babysitter, a ten year old boy is put under the care of two fairy godparents, who can grant him almost any wish, which leads to dire consequences.

Stars: Tara Strong, Susanne Blakeslee, Daran Norris, Carlos Alazraqui

Votes: 30,701

17. The Transformers (1984–1987)

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

Two opposing factions of transforming alien robots engage in a battle that has the fate of Earth in the balance.

Stars: Frank Welker, Peter Cullen, Corey Burton, Christopher Collins

Votes: 19,344

18. Through the Wormhole (2010–2017)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

Hosted by Morgan Freeman, Through the Wormhole will explore the deepest mysteries of existence - the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity. What are we made of? What was there ... See full summary »

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Sean Carroll, Michio Kaku, Carlos Frenk

Votes: 16,179

19. Pokémon (1997– )

TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Follows the adventure of Satoshi with his Pokemon, Pikachu and his friends to become the Pokemon master.

Stars: Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart, Ikue Ôtani

Votes: 34,914

20. Rupert (1991–1998)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Adventure, Family

The adventures of a young bear named Rupert who unintentionally ends up in faraway/mystical places, but at the end manages to make it back safely to his home of Nutwood.

Stars: Julie Lemieux, Valerie Boyle, Guy Bannerman, Torquil Campbell

Votes: 1,366

21. The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour (1985–1986)

45 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

A Saturday morning series, collecting of some of the most popular classic cartoons from the Looney Tunes catalogue.

Stars: Mel Blanc, June Foray

Votes: 15,231

22. Futurama (1999–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Philip J. Fry, a pizza delivery boy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out on New Year's Eve 2999.

Stars: Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 203,336

23. Arthur (1996– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Based on the books by Marc Brown, these are the adventures of Arthur, an 8-year-old aardvark, and his family and friends as they grow up and learn how to be good neighbors to one another.

Stars: J.T. Turner, Melissa Altro, Daniel Brochu, Arthur Holden

Votes: 11,331

24. CatDog (1998–2005)

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

The comic misadventures of a tidy, refined Cat and a goofy, uncouth Dog joined at the abdomen.

Stars: Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny, Carlos Alazraqui, Billy West

Votes: 19,132

25. The Angry Beavers (1997–2001)

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

The wacky and sometimes surreal adventures of Norbert and Daggett Beaver.

Stars: Richard Steven Horvitz, Nick Bakay, Charlie Brissette, Terry Wood

Votes: 12,741

26. 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: 228,079

27. Top Gear (2002– )

TV-PG | 60 min | 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: 103,880

28. Man vs. Wild (2006–2020)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Reality-TV

Bear Grylls travels the world in search of challenges to his survival skills.

Stars: Bear Grylls, Will Ferrell, Sean Lacoste, Joe Rest

Votes: 21,335

29. River Monsters (2009–2017)

42 min | Documentary, Adventure, Mystery

Jeremy Wade searches the world for legendary and flesh-eating freshwater fish.

Stars: Jeremy Wade, Daniel Göz, Tim Mousseau, Stan Groves

Votes: 4,283

30. Extreme Dinosaurs (1997)

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

In the present, a team of four anthropomorphic dinosaurs created by aliens, must stop three anthropomorphic velociraptors, who want to cause a cataclysm that would speed up global warming and make Earth's climate pleasant for dinos again.

Stars: Scott McNeil, Cusse Mankuma, Garry Chalk, Terry Klassen

Votes: 533

31. Batman: The Animated Series (1992–1995)

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

The Dark Knight battles crime in Gotham City with occasional help from Robin and Batgirl.

Stars: Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Bob Hastings

Votes: 79,764

32. Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990–1996)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Short, Action

A quintet of teenagers work together to encourage environmentally responsible behavior and can summon a superhero to deal with ecological disasters.

Stars: David Coburn, Joey Dedio, Kath Soucie, LeVar Burton

Votes: 9,990

33. Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969–1970)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A group of teenage friends and their Great Dane (Scooby-Doo) travel in a bright green van solving strange and hilarious mysteries, while returning from or going to a regular teenage function.

Stars: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe, Vic Perrin

Votes: 27,805

34. The NeverEnding Story (1995– )

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

Young boy Bastian helps yet again the Childlike Empress and her people of Fantasia, an imagination land that can be accessed and influenced through a magic never ending book called The ... See full summary »

Stars: Jayne Eastwood, Joyce Gordon, Marilyn Lightstone, Christine Anderson

Votes: 218

35. Street Sharks (1994–1996)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime

A group of teens turned into mutant sharks on rollerblades, who battle the evil Dr. Paradigm and protect the Earth. Especially Fission City. Each member is a different kind of shark, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Andrew Rannells, D. Kevin Williams, Jim Hoggatt, Lee Tockar

Votes: 2,052

36. Yu-Gi-Oh! (I) (2000–2006)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Yugi Moto solves an Ancient Egyptian Puzzle and brings forth a dark and powerful alter ego. Whenever he and his friends are threatened by evil in Duel Monster Card Game, this alter ego breaks out to save them.

Stars: Dan Green, Wayne Grayson, Eric Stuart, Amy Birnbaum

Votes: 16,838

37. Cow and Chicken (1995–1999)

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

The program focuses on the misadventures of two unlikely yet somehow biological siblings: Cow and Chicken.

Stars: Charlie Adler, Candi Milo, Dee Bradley Baker, Michael Dorn

Votes: 17,228

38. Samurai Jack (2001–2017)

TV-14 | 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: 41,810

39. Ben 10 (2005–2008)

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

The story of Ben Tennyson, a typical kid who becomes very atypical after he discovers the Omnitrix, a mysterious alien device with the power to transform the wearer into ten different alien species.

Stars: Tara Strong, Paul Eiding, Meagan Moore, Dee Bradley Baker

Votes: 10,943

40. X-Men: Evolution (2000–2003)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Drama

This rendition of X-Men features Cyclops, Jean Grey, Rogue, Nightcrawler, Shadowcat and Spike as teenagers as they fight for a world that fears and hates them.

Stars: Scott McNeil, Meghan Black, Christopher Judge, Kirby Morrow

Votes: 9,628

41. Rugrats (1990–2006)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The cartoon misadventures of four babies and their snotty older cousin as they face the things in life they don't understand.

Stars: Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright, Kath Soucie

Votes: 30,007

42. Digimon: Digital Monsters (1999–2003)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A group of young teens is unexpectedly sent to the mysterious Digital World and paired up with their own powerful, morphing monster called the Digimon. Together the entire group set out on an adventure to fight evil and save the world.

Stars: Steve Blum, Mona Marshall, Tifanie Christun, Derek Stephen Prince

Votes: 19,262

43. 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: 30,779

44. Hey Arnold! (1994–2004)

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

The everyday life of Arnold (Lane Toran, Phillip Van Dyke, Spencer Klein, and Alex D. Linz), a fourth-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 friends and neighbors.

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

Votes: 28,743

45. Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999–2002)

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

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: 34,933

46. The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (2001–2007)

TV-Y7-FV | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy