Best TV Shows of the 21st Century

This is a list of the best TV shows from 2000 up until present day. Enjoy.

The Top Ten

1 Breaking Bad Breaking Bad Breaking Bad is an American crime drama television series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. The show originally aired on the AMC network for five seasons, from January 20, 2008, to September 29, 2013.

One of the most masterfully produced shows I've ever seen, the feelings this show elicits in its audience rivals the emotions Citizen Kane must've produced in it's audience back in the 1940's, it's just that damn good, a true testimony to honesty and purity in an art form.

A extremely well done story. This is the ONLY show that's ever left me in suspense as to what was gonna happen. Can be funny to boot. No doubt the best show I've ever seen.

Breaking Bad is the only drama I have ever felt like I was living all the story and made me want to start another episode when the one I was watching ended. Masterpiece that will be remembered as one of the greatest.

A great work by Vince-Brayan and...

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2 Game of Thrones Game of Thrones Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin's series of fantasy novels, the first of which is titled A Game of Thrones.

What the hell? How is the greatest show of all time only number 29? Family Guy is a hilarious comedy, but I haven't even heard of some of the shows placed in the top 20. Someone needs to order HBO premium to appreciate great entertainment.

No T.V. show comes even close to being as good as Game Of Thrones

Why the hell is icarly and drake and josh on this list? "victorious"? Really?

How is this number 2 this is my favorite show even though breaking bad is pretty good too this is defenetly a really good show and if you have never watched this show and your over the age of 18 watch it you will not regret it

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3 How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom that originally aired on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in Manhattan.

This show is hilarious, with a unique format and incredibly interesting characters. It's the only show with a laugh track I like, for both its comedy and it's incredible amount of heart

One of the greatest love stories of all time. Unique and incredibly written, with a cast of characters you watch and can't help but fall in love with.

Definitely one of the best of all time.. if not the best.. Such an incredible 9 year journey.. You will forever be in our hearts How I Met Your Mother

My all-time favorite sitcom.

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4 Lost Lost Lost is an American television drama series that originally aired on the American Broadcasting Company from September 22, 2004, to May 23, 2010, over six seasons, comprising a total of 121 episodes.

Without doubt LOST is the greatest T.V. series of all time. Don't believe the "Unanswered questions" myth.

Its just amazing, thrilling, action and a howl lot of mystery.

I've seen most of these series and I can tell that Lost is definitely the best.

One of the best T.V. shows of all time.if someone is planning to watch this then I suggest start watching it now.this series won't bore you a bit.and every episode in the end leaves a special thing that will make you to track other episodes. - zxm

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5 Prison Break Prison Break Prison Break is an American television serial drama created by Paul Scheuring, that was broadcast on Fox for four seasons, from 2005 to 2009. The series revolves around two brothers.

Prison Break is the best show. You have great characters and a great plot. Congratulations to all the people behind the show. It's returning 2016. This and Lost.

Okay, Prison break was engaging the first season and should have been one season only. But then they dragged it out and beat a dead horse with it and I watched the second season out obligation to the time I had previously invested into it. This should be lower on the list, why is sopranos like 35 on here? Ifanything it's a classic of the century

This show is so well produced and played that the fans want more... After 8 years, they are returning to make a 5th season.. That's how good the show is

Breaking bad, prison break and the soprano's should be the top 3

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6 The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the series, along with Steven Molaro, and also some wasted guest stars from time to time.

The best show ever. Complete entertainer.

This show is a breath of fresh air in comedy. And Penny, I hate to sound shallow but gah she is so hot

The only T.V. show that I feel like understands the daily life of a nerd. Myself being one, this is my favorite show of all time and it should be higher

7 Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter (Idiotic Dad) and Lois (Nagging Wife), their children Meg (Socially Awkward Daughter) Chris (Idiotic Son), and Stewie more.

The show once upon a time was funny and enjoyable to watch. Then as it progressed to later seasons it became more offensive to Christianity and religion in general, always had a political agenda to convey, and got way too musical. I know this is classic Seth, and a direct reflection of who he is, and by all means is very talented, but if you're going to be offensive, take a shot at EVERYBODY. like South Park

One of the funniest shows to have ever broadcasted on planet earth. Hands down, the humor, the dialogue timing, the punches. Flawlessly and fabulously done.

By far the funniest show I've ever seen. Although it declined in season 10, it has millions upon millions of Facebook fans and is broadcasted more on T.V. than any other show probably.

Funny and a great theme song good for all ages nice great epic good pictures family and a great series - bostoncowboys

8 Dexter

Well conceived, but lost its direction at the end

The best show number 1.

You don't watch this show,you live it.

9 Friends Friends Friends is an American television sitcom, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which originally aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004, lasting ten seasons. It now airs on Nick at Nite. more.

I am pretty sure this didn't start in the 21st century. Still great though.

It should be 1. It really funny.

A dismal 32? Vvhat a sham!. Really. the comedy is so original, you'll be literally gasping.

Man O Man...! What should be at number 1 is at 11...! Apocalypse...

10 The Office (U.S.) The Office (U.S.) The Office is an American television comedy series that aired on NBC from March 24, 2005 to May 16, 2013.

The Office is the best show since Seinfeld. Always leaves me smiling and satisfied... That's what she said. (Just had to squeeze that in there... That's what she said)

This is on the list for all of the episodes with Steve Carell. The post-Michael Scott era is not as funny, but is still a hilarious show. - oceanic815

Should be number one... the best characters of all time

The Contenders

11 The Walking Dead The Walking Dead The Walking Dead is an American horror drama television series developed by Frank Darabont, based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard . Andrew Lincoln plays the show's lead character, sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes, who awakens from a coma discovering more.

I'll take it to the top 5. It certainly doesn't deserves to be 19th. Best T.V. show ever. Rick, Daryl and Glenn have done a great job. But I get angry of carl. I don't know why. Deserves to be in the top 5.

By far the best show on T.V. I can't even think of it being back here its should at least be in the top 5

One of the best T.V. show ever!


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12 24

From nuclear and biological threats, assassinations, bombs, drama, and more bombs, comes the most thrilling T.V. show of all time.

A masterpiece with no flaws whatsoever. I watched at least one season from each series on the top 20 list. 24, to me, is number one by far.

This is the best! I just watched entire seasons with 200 episodes up to season 9 episode 7 so far.

13 The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening that originally started on April 19, 1987 as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show. It got its own series on December 17, 1989 and is still running as of 2018, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer more.

Long live The Simpsons!

14 Fringe

A very underrated show, but anything made by J.J. abrams is usually fantastic, and this show is. - oceanic815


I love this show and everything about it

Bring back Ziva and Tony.

It's amazing

16 Top Gear Top Gear Top Gear is a British television series about motor vehicles, primarily cars, and is a relaunched version of the original 1977 show of the same name, airing since 2002, and becoming the most widely watched factual television programme in the world.

It's essential Sunday Night viewing. It's fun seeing Jeremy, James and Richard doing the challenges E.G. in one episode they tried to find the best cheap car to use as a police car, with humorous results.

Such a funny car programe. This should be #1 because it's always entertaining. Which is more than what I can say for Lost. When it comes to T.V. forget J. J Abrams stick with Jeremy Clarkson

Top Gear doesn't need a script or actors, all it needs is 3 middle aged med having a laugh and talking about cars.

To be clear, Top Gear UK is the best, not the US version. I love this show

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17 Star Wars Rebels Star Wars Rebels Star Wars Rebels is an American 3D CGI animated television series produced by Lucasfilm Animation. Set fourteen years after Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and five years before Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, Rebels takes place during an era when the Galactic Empire is securing more.
18 iCarly iCarly iCarly is an American teen sitcom that ran on Nickelodeon from September 8, 2007 until November 23, 2012. The series, created by Dan Schneider, focuses on teenager Carly Shay, who creates her own web show called iCarly with her best friends Sam Puckett and Freddie Benson.

This show sucks so much that it turns people into drunk retards.

19 Firefly Firefly Firefly is an American space Western drama television series which ran from 2002–2003, created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label.

Joss' best effort in T.V. land by far shame it was short lived

Joss Weadon's masterpiece deserves to be in the top 5 at least.

20 My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is a children's animated fantasy television series developed by Lauren Faust, produced by Hasbro Studios and DHX Media Vancouver . Despite the target demographic of young girls, Friendship Is Magic has also gained a large following of older viewers, mainly young and more.

This show is surprisingly adult, with dark themes and good character development, I highly recommend it.

YES! Of course. A groundbreaking T.V. show of 2010 started a great decade. What else should I think of? - Neonco31

I was thinking of something.


21 Pokemon Pokemon Pokémon, abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters and currently advertised in English as Pokémon: The Series, is a Japanese anime television series, which has been adapted for the international television markets.
22 Victorious Victorious Victorious is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider that originally aired on Nickelodeon from March 27, 2010 through February 2, 2013 . The series revolves around aspiring singer Tori Vega, a teenager who attends a performing arts high school called Hollywood Arts High School, after taking her more.

Loves this show

23 The Office The Office The Office is an American television comedy series that aired on NBC from March 24, 2005 to May 16, 2013.
24 Supernatural Supernatural This haunting series follows the thrilling yet terrifying journeys of Sam and Dean Winchester, two brothers who face an increasingly sinister landscape as they hunt monsters. After losing their mother to a supernatural force, the brothers were raised by their father as soldiers who track mysterious more.

Can't beat this, horror and comedy go surprisingly well together.

25 Gravity Falls Gravity Falls Gravity Falls is an American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation that first aired on Disney Channel, and then on Disney XD from June 15, 2012 to February 15, 2016. The series follows the adventures of Dipper Pines and his twin sister Mabel in the fictional town of Gravity more.
26 Drake & Josh Drake & Josh Drake & Josh is an American television sitcom created by Dan Schneider for Nickelodeon. The series follows the lives of two teenage boys with opposite personalities, Drake Parker (Drake Bell) and Josh Nichols (Josh Peck), who become stepbrothers. Both actors previously appeared in The Amanda Show along more.
27 Zoey 101 Zoey 101 Zoey 101 is an American teen drama television series which originally aired on Nickelodeon from January 9, 2005 until May 2, 2008. It focuses on the lives of teenager Zoey Brooks (Jamie Lynn Spears), her brother (Paul Butcher), and her friends as they attend Pacific Coast Academy (PCA), a fictional more.
28 Homeland Homeland Homeland is an American spy thriller television series developed by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa based on the Israeli series Prisoners of War, which was created by Gideon Raff.

This show started in 2011, and it was intense. If you have not watched it yet, please do. You are missing out on some high-quality television. - oceanic815

It's a bomb-ass show. I love it.

29 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
30 Better Call Saul Better Call Saul
31 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (often abbreviated to Law & Order: SVU or just SVU) is an American police procedural, legal, crime drama television series set in New York City, where it is also primarily produced.
32 Rules of Engagement
33 Viva Pinata
34 Keeping Up with the Kardashians Keeping Up with the Kardashians
35 Shameless (U.S.)

Come on, how can you turn the channel when this show is on. It is a drama/comedy that is pure gold. - oceanic815

Should be in top 20 not 40 a lot of people can relate to this T.V. shoe great cast as well

36 The Flash The Flash
37 Pretty Little Liars Pretty Little Liars Pretty Little Liars is an American teen drama mystery thriller television series developed by I. Marlene King and is loosely based on the novel series of the same name written by Sara Shepard.

From pretty cast, to pretty plot twists. Need I say more? Stalking has never been this thrilling.

Love this show so much should be higher - Midennehy

38 Blue Mountain State
39 The Amazing World Of Gumball The Amazing World Of Gumball The Amazing World of Gumball is a British-Australian-German-American-Irish children's animated television series created by Ben Bocquelet for Cartoon Network.
40 Sherlock

Amazing show. Some of the best T.V. I have ever seen

If there vvas an avvard to cruelly tantalise a T.V. shovv's fandom, it vvould definitely go to Sherlock... But its vvorth the vvait, really... Brilliant acting (Hello! Cumbercollective), mind-blovving script (vvith typical Sherlockian humour.. And the one-liners? My God! Sharper than Benedict Cumberbatch's cheekbones! ), visual imagination and cinematography that vvould shame major motion pictures, and a delicious score... For all those chary of a modern Sherlock, you vvon't have any regret, this shovv has revitalised and revolutionised Sherlock Holmes... Go for it and be a smug, pompous, imperious Sherlockian Happy VVatching!

41 American Horror Story American Horror Story
42 Community Community Community is an American television sitcom created by Dan Harmon that aired on NBC and Yahoo! Screen from September 17, 2009 to June 2, 2015. The series follows an ensemble cast of characters played by Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Donald Glover, Ken Jeong, more.

Come on, it's literally the best crafted sitcom of our era, and belongs in with the greats of Seinfeld and The Office

43 Doctor Who Doctor Who The Doctor a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of Kasterborous, he travels around in his time machine called The TARDIS which stands for time and relative dimensions in space. The show was first broadcast on 23rd November 1963 one day after JFK was assassinated! The show has since more.

I wouldn't have thought that I would like this series. It made me get so involved emotionally that I felt like a child discovering a new world. It gives back that feeling when you were little that the world is an infinit mystery for you to discover. It's amazing!

The oldest? In the universe docter who

Without doubt *the* best scifi show ever made.

44 House

House was one of the best shows ever.

The best T.V. show I have ever seen

45 SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator the late Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. SpongeBob is currently the most popular show on Nickelodeon, as well as the longest running show, running for 19 years, and is beginning its 11th season. more.
46 Rabbids Invasion Rabbids Invasion Rabbids Invasion (French: Les Lapins Crétins : Invasion) is a French/American animated television series which premiered on August 3, 2013, on Nickelodeon. The series began airing on Nicktoons during its second season in late 2015. On June 23, 2017, the series finale ended during its third season. more.
47 Orange is the New Black
48 Avatar: The Last Airbender Avatar: The Last Airbender Avatar: The Last Airbender is an American animated television series that aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. Avatar: The Last Airbender is set in an Asiatic-like world in which some people are able to manipulate the classical elements by use of psychokinetic variants of Chinese more.

Just an incredibly well made storyline. It may be a kids show, but I would recommend this to any age group. A masterpiece.

The 2nd best kid shows. And why is Family guy on here it sucks! - toy

49 Two and a Half Men Two and a Half Men Two and a Half Men is an American television sitcom that began broadcast on CBS on September 22, 2003, and ended on February 19, 2015 after twelve seasons.
50 Downton Abbey Downton Abbey Downton Abbey is a historical period drama television series created by Julian Fellowes and co-produced by Carnival Films and Masterpiece.
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