Favourite TV Shows

by lovejam | created - 17 Jan 2015 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

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1. Community (2009–2015)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

A suspended lawyer is forced to enroll in a community college with an eclectic staff and student body.

Stars: Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover, Chevy Chase

Votes: 179,503

2. Louie (2010–2015)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Drama

The life of Louie C.K., a divorced comedian living in New York with two kids.

Stars: Louis C.K., Hadley Delany, Ursula Parker, Pamela Adlon

Votes: 71,691

3. Head of the Class (1986–1991)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

A laidback teacher provides needed guidance about life for a special class of exceptional students.

Stars: William G. Schilling, Jeannetta Arnette, Dan Frischman, Robin Givens

Votes: 1,927

4. ER (1994–2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Romance

The lives, loves and losses of the doctors and nurses of Chicago's County General Hospital.

Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies, Eriq La Salle

Votes: 47,272

5. House (2004–2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

An antisocial maverick doctor who specializes in diagnostic medicine does whatever it takes to solve puzzling cases that come his way using his crack team of doctors and his wits.

Stars: Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard, Jesse Spencer

Votes: 387,404

6. The Outer Limits (1995–2002)
Episode: The Revelations of 'Becka Paulson (1997)

TV-PG | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Unstable housewife Becka Paulson accidentally shoots herself in the head, survives and suddenly becomes more intelligent. And strangely, a photo is talking to her.

Director: Steven Weber | Stars: Catherine O'Hara, John Diehl, Bill Dow, Marilyn Norry

Votes: 241

7. Scandal (2012–2018)
Episode: Run (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Thriller

Olivia is kidnapped and held hostage in an unknown location.

Director: Tom Verica | Stars: Kerry Washington, Scott Foley, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes

Votes: 540

8. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Best Prom Ever (2006)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

With her wedding day fast approaching, Lily, along with Barney and Robin, crashes a high school prom to scope out a potential band for the reception.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 2,644

9. My Name Is Earl (2005–2009)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

A ne'er do well wins $100,000 in the lottery and decides to right all the wrongs from his past with his newfound realization.

Stars: Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez

Votes: 92,429

10. SCTV (1976–1981)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

The staff of Melonville's TV station put on programming that is unique in its own silly way.

Stars: Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Dave Thomas

Votes: 1,917

11. Girls (2012–2017)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama

A comedy about the experiences of a group of girls in their early 20s.

Stars: Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Adam Driver

Votes: 62,117

12. Forever Knight (1992–1996)

Not Rated | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

800-year-old vampire Nick Knight quests for redemption as a cop in Toronto, trying to hide his vampiric nature from the rest of the world.

Stars: Geraint Wyn Davies, Catherine Disher, Nigel Bennett, Deborah Duchene

Votes: 2,221

13. 2 Broke Girls (2011–2017)
Episode: And Martha Stewart Have a Ball: Part 1 (2012)

Not Rated | 21 min | Comedy

Max and Caroline plan to attend a big fashion gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art where Martha Stewart is scheduled to be a guest, in an attempt to have her taste their cupcakes and get her seal of approval.

Director: Ted Wass | Stars: Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris, Jonathan Kite

Votes: 708

14. Empire (2015– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Music

A hip-hop mogul must choose a successor among his three sons who are battling for control over his multi-million dollar company, while his ex-wife schemes to reclaim what is hers.

Stars: Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Y. Gray

Votes: 36,343

15. Orange Is the New Black (2013–2019)

TV-MA | 59 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law-abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life-changing prison can really be.

Stars: Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning, Emma Myles

Votes: 267,219

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: 671,446

17. 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: 808,499

18. Will & Grace (1998– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Gay lawyer Will and straight interior designer Grace share a New York City apartment. Their best friends are gleeful and proud gay Jack and charismatic, filthy-rich, amoral socialite Karen.

Stars: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes

Votes: 48,372

19. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

A father recounts to his children, through a series of flashbacks, the journey he and his four best friends took leading up to him meeting their mother.

Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 557,676

20. In Living Color (1990–1994)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

The Wayans siblings present an African-American focused sketch comedy show.

Stars: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jim Carrey, Kelly Coffield Park, David Alan Grier

Votes: 8,963

21. Less Than Kind (2008– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

15-year-old Sheldon Blecher is overweight, with a self-destructive driving instructor father and pyromaniac mother who never quite seem to fit into their community. His egotistical ... See full summary »

Stars: Jesse Camacho, Benjamin Arthur, Wendel Meldrum, Nancy Sorel

Votes: 490

22. Todd and the Book of Pure Evil (2010–2012)

TV-MA | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A stoner metalhead named Todd Smith, his crushee Jenny, his best friend Curtis, and the geeky Hannah, search their high school for a mayhem-causing Satanic spell book, while being opposed by Atticus, the evil guidance councillor.

Stars: Alex House, Maggie Castle, Bill Turnbull, Melanie Leishman

Votes: 3,321

23. 21 Jump Street (1987–1991)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The cases of an undercover police unit composed of young looking officers specializing in youth crime.

Stars: Johnny Depp, Dustin Nguyen, Peter DeLuise, Holly Robinson Peete

Votes: 10,083

24. Cold Squad (1998–2005)
Episode: Vancouver Confidential (2001)

43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The investigation into a prison inmate's killing by a guard who was under the care of a high-profile self-help counselor is complicated by the fact that Mickey is also a client of the ... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Montesi | Stars: Julie Stewart, Tamara Marie Watson, Gregory Calpakis, Stephen McHattie

Votes: 8

25. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)

TV-MA | 55 min | Comedy, Drama

A chronicle of the lives of a dysfunctional family who run an independent funeral home in Los Angeles.

Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 113,267

26. The Mindy Project (2012–2017)
Episode: Danny Castellano Is My Nutritionist (2015)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Danny is upset with Mindy's horrible eating habits and decides to make a deal with her that he will stop smoking if she stops eating poorly. Meanwhile, Jeremy struggles to fill Peter's spot at the practice.

Director: Lynn Shelton | Stars: Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ed Weeks, Ike Barinholtz

Votes: 143

27. The Littlest Hobo (1979–1985)

Adventure, Drama, Family

The wandering adventures of an intelligent German shepherd dog.

Stars: London, Allan Royal, Harvey Atkin, Ted Follows

Votes: 945

28. Mixology (2013–2014)

21 min | Comedy, Romance

Chronicles the exploits of singles, five guys and five girls, in search of love all over the course of one night.

Stars: Adam Campbell, Adan Canto, Alexis Carra, Craig Frank

Votes: 5,335

29. A Different World (1987–1993)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college.

Stars: Lisa Bonet, Kadeem Hardison, Jasmine Guy, Darryl M. Bell

Votes: 5,205

30. The Tracey Ullman Show (1987–1990)

30 min | Comedy, Music

Tracey Ullman hosts a variety show containing sketches, song-and-dance routines, and The Simpsons.

Stars: Tracey Ullman, Dan Castellaneta, Sam McMurray, Joseph Malone

Votes: 1,069

31. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

The misadventures of a cantankerous junk dealer and his frustrated son.

Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page, Don Bexley

Votes: 7,062

32. 227 (1985–1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

This series took place in an apartment building numbered 227. The cast would frequently be sitting outside on a large set of stone stairs, involved in some discussion that would unfold into the weekly plotline.

Stars: Helen Martin, Marla Gibbs, Hal Williams, Alaina Reed-Hall

Votes: 2,403

33. Diff'rent Strokes (1978–1986)

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

The misadventures of a wealthy Manhattan family who adopted the children of their late African American housekeeper from Harlem.

Stars: Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, Conrad Bain, Dana Plato

Votes: 8,707

34. Ally McBeal (1997–2002)

TV-PG | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Follows the personal and professional life of lawyer Ally.

Stars: Calista Flockhart, Greg Germann, Jane Krakowski, Vonda Shepard

Votes: 28,510

36. 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: 342,915

37. Rescue Me (2004–2011)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Comedy

Tommy Gavin deals with the fears of his job as a firefighter and seeing his ex-wife dating other men.

Stars: Denis Leary, Michael Lombardi, Steven Pasquale, Andrea Roth

Votes: 24,217

38. 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: 110,434

39. The Larry Sanders Show (1992–1998)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

A comedic behind the scenes look at a late night talk show.

Stars: Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Wallace Langham, Rip Torn

Votes: 7,078

40. Mike & Molly (2010–2016)

TV-14 | 30 min | Short, Comedy

A couple meets at an Overeaters' Anonymous meeting.

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

Votes: 21,688

41. Franklin & Bash (2011–2014)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Crime

Lawyers and lifelong friends Jared Franklin and Peter Bash are recruited by a large firm's major partner after winning a high-profile case.

Stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Breckin Meyer, Reed Diamond, Malcolm McDowell

Votes: 12,859

42. Criminal Minds (2005– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The cases of the F.B.I. Behavioral Analysis Unit (B.A.U.), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again.

Stars: Matthew Gray Gubler, Kirsten Vangsness, A.J. Cook, Joe Mantegna

Votes: 142,222

43. Everybody Hates Chris (2005–2009)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy