Live-Action TV Shows I've Seen At Least An Episode Of

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1. The 100 Scariest Movie Moments (2004– )

TV-14 | 300 min | Documentary, Comedy, Horror

Film-makers, performers, genre authorities and selected high-profile fans count down the most chilling moments in cinematic history. Not just from horror films, but from such thrillers as ... See full summary »

Stars: Keiko Agena, Krista Allen, David Arquette, Clive Barker

Votes: 899

2. 30 Even Scarier Movie Moments (2006– )

TV-14 | 89 min | Horror

30 more scary moments are counted down.

Stars: Howard Berger, Darren Lynn Bousman, Aviva Briefel, Keith Gordon

Votes: 193

3. 13 Reasons Why (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Mystery

Follows teenager Clay Jensen, in his quest to uncover the story behind his classmate and crush, Hannah, and her decision to end her life.

Stars: Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Christian Navarro, Alisha Boe

Votes: 212,776

4. The A-Team (1983–1987)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Four Vietnam vets, framed for a crime they didn't commit, help the innocent while on the run from the military.

Stars: George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz, Dirk Benedict

Votes: 30,952

5. Absolutely Fabulous (1992–2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy

The wild misadventures of Edina Monsoon and her best friend Patsy Stone, who live in a near-constant haze of drugged, drunken selfishness.

Stars: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield

Votes: 16,650

6. America's Got Talent (2006– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Family, Game-Show, Music

A weekly talent competition where an array of performers -- from singers and dancers, to comedians and novelty acts -- vie for a $1 million cash prize.

Stars: Howie Mandel, Nick Cannon, Sharon Osbourne, Mel B

Votes: 8,373

7. American Gothic (1995–1996)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A quiet and seemingly quaint small town is ruled over by its charming yet evil sheriff who uses his demonic powers to remove anyone who dares standing in his way. The only one he does fear is a young boy whom he fathered through rape.

Stars: Gary Cole, Lucas Black, Paige Turco, Brenda Bakke

Votes: 3,830

8. American Horror Story (2011– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, a possessed farmhouse, a cult, and the apocalypse.

Stars: Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson

Votes: 249,432

9. 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: 59,619

10. The Avengers (1961–1969)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A quirky spy show of the adventures of eccentrically suave British Agent John Steed (Patrick Macnee) and his predominately female partners.

Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

Votes: 5,888

11. Big Brother (III) (2000– )

60 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

Big brother is a television show made in the UK, where contestants take part in a challenge to see who will last the longest in the Big brother house, The winner will take home a large cash prize while the losers take home nothing.

Stars: Marcus Bentley, Davina McCall, Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace, Pete Bennett

Votes: 2,565

12. Brass Eye (1997–2001)

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy

Controversal spoof of current affairs television, and the role of celebrity in the UK.

Stars: Christopher Morris, Mark Heap, Kevin Eldon, Doon Mackichan

Votes: 8,635

Seen Full Series

13. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt

Votes: 1,221,943

14. Britain's Got Talent (2007– )

60 min | Game-Show, Music

A variety of acts perform in front of a live audience and a panel of judges, for a chance to win £250,000 and to perform at the Royal variety.

Stars: Declan Donnelly, Amanda Holden, Simon Cowell, Anthony McPartlin

Votes: 3,353

15. Brookside (1982–2003)

30 min | Drama

The everyday life and times of the residents, friends and enemies who live in a suburban street in the city of Liverpool in the north of England.

Stars: Alexandra Fletcher, Diane Burke, Steven Pinder, Vince Earl

Votes: 564

16. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)

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

A young woman, destined to slay vampires, demons and other infernal creatures, deals with her life fighting evil, with the help of her friends.

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

Votes: 118,390

17. The Catherine Tate Show (2004–2009)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

Sketches by Catherine Tate and her comedy troupe.

Stars: Catherine Tate, Mathew Horne, Niky Wardley, Derren Litten

Votes: 3,203

18. Celebrity Big Brother (2001– )

50 min | Reality-TV

A version of the hit show Big Brother, in which a group of celebrities spend time in the famous house.

Stars: Marcus Bentley, Emma Willis, Calum Best, Coleen Nolan

Votes: 1,080

19. Come Dine with Me (2004– )

24 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

A group of five strangers, each an amateur chef, compete to host the best dinner party, each party solely for the competitors and to be held on consecutive evenings. With a set amount of ... See full summary »

Stars: Dave Lamb, Lesley Joseph, Bill Buckley, Ben De Lisi

Votes: 1,467

20. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

The U.K.'s longest-running television soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

Stars: William Roache, Helen Worth, Sally Dynevor, Simon Gregson

Votes: 4,342

21. Crossroads (1964–1988)

30 min | Drama

The four or five times a week adventures of a motel owner, son, daughter and her staff. Drama was never far away from the ringing of the reception bell.

Stars: Noele Gordon, Susan Hanson, Ronald Allen, Paul Henry

Votes: 269

22. Countdown (1982– )

45 min | Game-Show

The long-running words and numbers game.

Stars: Carol Vorderman, Richard Whiteley, Susie Dent, Rachel Riley

Votes: 980

23. Dawson's Creek (1998–2003)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

Four friends in a small coastal town help each other cope with adolescence.

Stars: James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Michelle Williams, Joshua Jackson

Votes: 31,796

24. Derry Girls (2018– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

The personal exploits of a 16-year-old girl and her family and friends during the Troubles in the early 1990s.

Stars: Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Nicola Coughlan, Jamie-Lee O'Donnell

Votes: 8,246

25. Desperate Housewives (2004–2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

Secrets and truths unfold through the lives of female friends in one suburban neighborhood, after the mysterious suicide of a neighbor.

Stars: Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria

Votes: 107,232

26. Deutschland 83 (2015)

42 min | Drama, History, Romance

Martin Rauch is recruited by the HVA to infiltrate the West Germany army. As a rookie spy, his decisions constantly put his cover at risk and force his agency to take extreme measures.

Stars: Jonas Nay, Maria Schrader, Ulrich Noethen, Sylvester Groth

Votes: 9,564

Seen Full Series

27. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The adventures in time and space of the Doctor, a Time Lord who changes appearance and personality by regenerating when near death, and is joined by companions in battles against aliens and other megalomaniacs.

Stars: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker

Votes: 32,970

28. Doctor Who (2005– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer known as the Doctor and their companions from planet Earth.

Stars: Jodie Whittaker, Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Matt Smith

Votes: 184,212

29. EastEnders (1985– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

The everyday lives of working-class inhabitants of Albert Square, a traditional Victorian square of terrace houses surrounding a park in the East End of London's Walford borough. The square includes the Queen Vic pub and a street market.

Stars: Adam Woodyatt, Steve McFadden, Pam St. Clement, June Brown

Votes: 6,959

30. Emmerdale (1972– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

A soap opera set in a fictional village in the Yorkshire Dales.

Stars: Lucy Pargeter, Mark Charnock, Jeff Hordley, Elizabeth Estensen

Votes: 2,531

31. Fawlty Towers (1975–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away.

Stars: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

Votes: 76,442

32. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

A high school mathlete starts hanging out with a group of burnouts while her younger brother navigates his freshman year.

Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

Votes: 119,145

33. Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001–2010)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

A mix of music, comedy and celebrity chat hosted by fast-witted comic Jonathan Ross.

Stars: Jonathan Ross, Stephen de Martin, Ian Parkin, David Wickenden

Votes: 2,341

34. Friends (1994–2004)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Follows the personal and professional lives of six twenty to thirty-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan.

Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 679,283

35. Gimme Gimme Gimme (1999–2001)

34 min | Comedy

A sitcom about two dreamy London roommate: gay unemployed actor Tom Farrell, whose career is going nowhere; and Linda La Hughes, who is about as attractive as a centenary nun, yet has ... See full summary »

Stars: Kathy Burke, James Dreyfus, Beth Goddard, Rosalind Knight

Votes: 1,883

36. Hammer House of Horror (1980)

54 min | Horror

This British anthology series, which was produced by England's leading exporters of horror films, told tales of haunted houses, demons, ghosts, and other supernatural wonders.

Stars: Nicholas Ball, Anna Calder-Marshall, Christopher Cazenove, Peter Cushing

Votes: 1,250

37. Hollyoaks (1995– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

Hollyoaks takes a look at the lives, loves and careers of a group of teenage friends and their families as they graduate through GCSE's, A-Levels and College into the world of work.

Stars: Kieron Richardson, Ashley Taylor Dawson, Nick Pickard, Jennifer Metcalfe

Votes: 3,647

38. The Inbetweeners (2008–2010)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy

Follows four friends and their antics during their final years of school.

Stars: Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas

Votes: 72,382

Seen Full Series

39. The Jonathan Ross Show (2011– )

Talk-Show

British talk show host Jonathon Ross talks with guests from around the globe.

Stars: Jonathan Ross, David Walliams, Olly Murs, Rob Beckett

Votes: 882

40. Kitchen Nightmares (2007–2014)

TV-14 | 60 min | Reality-TV

Gordon Ramsay visits struggling restaurants across America and spends one week trying to help them become successful.

Stars: Gordon Ramsay, Arthur Smith, Kim Seeley, Michael Cabbibo

Votes: 9,852

41. Little Britain (2003–2006)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy

Matt Lucas and David Walliams, the creators of this character-comedy sketch show, delight in all that is mad, bad, quirky and generally bonkers about the people and places of Britain.

Stars: Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Tom Baker, Paul Putner

Votes: 19,729

42. Mike & Molly (2010–2016)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

A couple meets at an Overeaters' Anonymous meeting.

Stars: Billy Gardell, Melissa McCarthy, Reno Wilson, Katy Mixon

Votes: 21,198

43. 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: 88,660

44. My Mad Fat Diary (2013–2015)

TV-MA | 47 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Set in 1996 in Lincolnshire, the show tells the tragic and humorous story of a very troubled young girl, Rae, who spent four months in a psychiatric hospital for attempted suicide. After ... See full summary »

Stars: Jodie Comer, Ciara Baxendale, Dan Cohen, Sharon Rooney

Votes: 13,848

Seen Full Series

45. My So-Called Life (1994– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A 15-year-old girl and her trials and tribulations of being a teenager and dealing with friends, guys, parents and school.

Stars: Bess Armstrong, Wilson Cruz, Claire Danes, Devon Gummersall

Votes: 17,772

Seen Full Series

46. New Girl (2011–2018)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

After a bad break-up, Jess, an offbeat young woman, moves into an apartment loft with three single men. Although they find her behavior very unusual, the men support her - most of the time.

Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Hannah Simone

Votes: 170,423

47. One Foot in the Grave (1990–2001)

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

Victor Meldrew is a retiree who attracts bad luck. If he's not driving his long suffering wife Margaret crazy with his constant moaning, he's fighting with neighbors.

Stars: Richard Wilson, Annette Crosbie, Doreen Mantle, Owen Brenman

Votes: 4,856

48. Phoenix Nights (2001–2002)

25 min | Comedy

The misadventures of club owner Brian Potter who is determined to make The Phoenix Club the best working men's club in Greater Manchester.

Stars: Peter Kay, Dave Spikey, Justin Moorhouse, Paddy McGuinness

Votes: 4,832

Seen Full Series

49. Piers Morgan's Life Stories (2009– )

60 min | Biography, Talk-Show

In-depth hour-long interviews devoted to just one guest and filmed in front of an audience, with video contributions from friends and family.

Stars: Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne, Ronnie Corbett, Bruce Forsyth

Votes: 170

50. Police Squad! (1982)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Crime

8.4