Top 100 Greatest TV Shows of All Time

Name the top 100 greatest TV shows of all time as ranked by Rolling Stone.
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Last updated: October 22, 2019
First submittedAugust 29, 2018
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The Sopranos
2
The Wire
3
Breaking Bad
4
Mad Men
5
Seinfeld
6
The Simpsons
7
The Twilight Zone
8
Saturday Night Live
9
All in the Family
10
The Daily Show
11
Freaks and Geeks
12
Game of Thrones
13
Late Night With David Letterman
14
The Larry Sanders Show
15
The West Wing
16
M*A*S*H
17
Twin Peaks
18
Star Trek
19
Curb Your Enthusiasm
20
Cheers
21
The Office (U.K.)
22
Louie
23
Deadwood
24
Friday Night Lights
25
Veep
26
Friends
27
Arrested Development
28
The X-Files
29
Monty Python's Flying Circus
30
The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson
31
Sesame Street
32
I Love Lucy
33
South Park
34
30 Rock
35
My So-Called Life
36
Law & Order
37
Orange Is the New Black
38
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
39
Lost
40
The Shield
41
The Honeymooners
42
NYPD Blue
43
The Americans
44
Columbo
45
Battlestar Galactica
46
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
47
The Rockford Files
48
The Office (U.S.)
49
Taxi
50
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51
Fargo
52
The Colbert Report
53
The Bob Newhart Show
54
The Muppet Show
55
Six Feet Under
56
24
57
Fawlty Towers
58
Roots
59
Hill Street Blues
60
Beavis and Butt-Head
61
Your Show of Shows
62
Sex and the City
63
The Wonder Years
64
Chappelle's Show
65
Happy Days
66
Downton Abbey
67
The Odd Couple
68
The State
69
The Ed Sullivan Show
70
Roseanne
71
Mr. Show
72
Girls
73
Transparent
74
The Ren & Stimpy Show
75
American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson
76
Late Night With Conan O'Brien
77
The Walking Dead
78
Thirtysomething
79
In Living Color
80
The Fugitive
81
Dallas
82
The Jeffersons
83
House of Cards
84
Real Time With Bill Maher
85
The Real World
86
Good Times
87
Doctor Who
88
Party Down
89
Homeland
90
The Dick Van Dyke Show
91
Broad City
92
American Idol
93
Mystery Science Theater 3000
94
Jeopardy
95
Key & Peele
96
Gunsmoke
97
Portlandia
98
The Golden Girls
99
Oz
100
Eastbound and Down
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Level 48
Aug 29, 2018
Without a doubt, the best tv show of all time is I Love Lucy, followed by The Honeymooners and The Twilight Zone. If you are not old enough to remember these shows, it would pay to look them up. They just cannot create great shows like this anymore.
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Level 78
Oct 25, 2019
Those shows are great, but I would say there are plenty of shows now that are just as exceptional. The Wire, Sopranos, True Detective, Mindhunter, Fargo, Seinfeld, The Office, and many many more. Many agree that we are in a second golden age of TV.
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Level 37
Aug 29, 2018
The Fugitive #80, Dallas #81 & the Sopranos #1? - In whose dreams?
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Level 48
Sep 2, 2018
hmmm only 5 UK shows in the top 100, I know its an American list but even so ...we've made some superb tv that would wipe the floor with some of those listed.
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Level 75
Oct 21, 2019
Its Downton Abbey not Downtown
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Level 69
Oct 22, 2019
Thank you. This has now been corrected.
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Level 79
Oct 29, 2019
I didn't realize I had to type "the" for some of these. Oops.

Also, no Punky Brewster? That's a crime! ;)

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Level 82
Nov 5, 2019
It would be good to say what year the list is from so that we know if we should guess newer shows like Stranger Things or This Is Us. A link to the source would be great.

Also, they're idiots for not including Firefly.

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Level 82
Nov 7, 2019
So, there are four quizzes based on this list from Rolling Stone.

This one came out before yours, and lists the source that I was asking for.

This one seems to be the oldest, and includes the networks and air dates, but doesn't cite the source.

This one also came out before yours but, sadly, doesn't cite the source or list the networks or air dates.