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.

Bryan cranston steals the show from beginning to end

2008 was the year for T.V. we got grimm true blood sons of anarchy and of course breaking bad

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.

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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.

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

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?

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3 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.

My dad and I love this show as we grow up.

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.

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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.

Definitely the best show you'll watch! Especially season 1 and 2

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5 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

6 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

7 Dexter Dexter

Well conceived, but lost its direction at the end

The best show number 1.

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

8 Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

The only show on telly that says don't just watch the adverts, win them.

With segments such as Beat the Boys, Win the Ads, Little Ant & Dec, Ant Vs. Dec, I'm a Celebrity, Get out of My Ear and Ant & Dec go Undercover, Saturday Night Takeaway is perfect Saturday night entertainment

9 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.

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

Greatest T.V. show of all time!

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

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10 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.

Definitely the best one ever

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

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The Contenders

11 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

12 NCIS NCIS NCIS is an American action police procedural television series, revolving around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

I love this show and everything about it

Bring back Ziva and Tony.

It's amazing

13 Fringe

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

14 Bad Lads' Army

Seeing delinquents getting beasted by the Provost NCOs is funny

15 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.
16 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.
17 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.


Seen all the other top 10s in this list and The Walking Dead should most definitely be number 1. Andrew Lincolns performance as Rick Grimes is one of the best you will ever encounter on television.

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

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18 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.


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 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.

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

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.

21 Bad Lad's Army: Officer Class
22 24 24 24 is an American action drama television series produced for the Fox network, created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, and starring Kiefer Sutherland as counter-terrorist agent Jack Bauer.

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.

23 I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!
24 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.
25 Bad Lad's Army: Extreme
26 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 2019, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer more.

Long live The Simpsons!

27 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.

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 8 Out of 10 Cats
30 Peaky Blinders Peaky Blinders Peaky Blinders is a television crime drama based upon the exploits of the Peaky Blinders gang operating in Birmingham, England during the aftermath of World War I.
31 Viva Pinata
32 Doctor Who Doctor Who Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television programme produced by the BBC since 1963. The programme depicts the adventures of a Time Lord called "the Doctor", an extraterrestrial being from the planet Gallifrey. The Doctor explores the universe in a time-travelling space ship called the TARDIS. 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.

33 Britain's Got Talent Britain's Got Talent Britain's Got Talent is a British television talent show reality TV competition which started in June 2007 and originated from the Got Talent franchise.
34 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

35 Facejacker
36 Scrapheap Challenge
37 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.
38 American Horror Story American Horror Story American Horror Story is an American anthology horror television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.
39 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

40 Sherlock

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

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41 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

42 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.
43 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.
44 Take Me Out Take Me Out Take Me Out is a dating game show presented by comedian Paddy McGuinness. Based on the Australian show Taken Out, it began airing on ITV in the United Kingdom and simulcast on TV3 in the Republic of Ireland on 2 January 2010. A pilot episode was for Channel 4 in 2009, but it was ITV who picked it up more.
45 House House House is an American television medical drama that originally ran on the Fox network for eight seasons, from November 16, 2004 to May 21, 2012. 

House was one of the best shows ever.

The best T.V. show I have ever seen

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47 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

48 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.
49 Desperate Housewives Desperate Housewives Desperate Housewives is an American mystery comedy-drama television series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions.

I so miss this show. My Sunday night's are just not the same.

50 The Voice The Voice The Voice is an American singing competition television series broadcast on NBC. It premiered during the spring television cycle on April 26, 2011, and expanded into the fall cycle with the premiere of the third season on September 10, 2012. Based on the original The Voice of Holland, it has aired fifteen more.

AmaZayn! Incredible! Awesome! FabLouis! ExtraordinHarry! (sorry but I'm really into 1D).. Anyways The Voice is THE BEST SHOW ON THE PLANET! Though I like The X Factor too (because of 1D) but against The Voice, The X Factor stands no chance! This is seriously a PERFECT platform for people who want to go for singing and stuff.. You get to meet different singers (like TSwift in Series 7) and! THE STEALS! HOLY COW! They are so much fun! #TheVoice #BestShow #LoveIt

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