For as longas there ahas been the flickering tube, there have been beloved TV shows. Gone are the days when shows filled the time gaps on television and were shot on a shoestring budget. Today’s TV shows are made with a budget ranging in millions, and that too for every episode. The small screen stars are often quite as big as their big screen counterparts.
The fantastic depiction of fantasy from the creative heads into an animated version has made Ben 10, one of the Best TV Shows, quite famous in the genre of animation world. Its rising popularity is evident with the third season waiting for a comeback.
Joss Whedon adds that the character of Buffy and her tales have been an inspiration from stories relating to teen anxieties and the supernatural. But, eventually the American Network witnessed a flurry of feminism-oriented themes cropping up after being inspired from Buffy’s character.
One of the renowned animes of all times, the popularity of Dragon Ball Z seems no bounds as various merchandises in the form of Video games; online products etc are being made available for kids.
Entourage is a popular comedy series of American Television. It deals with relationship and friendship among a few friends and the life in Hollywood. The show is now in its sixth season.
The NBC hospital drama ER debuted September 19, 1994, directly opposite the similar CBS endeavor Chicago Hope. Though the later was predicted to be the most successful venture, the NBC series scored a surprise hit; and over a decade later it was still firmly imbedded in the Thursday-night schedule, while Chicago Hope had long since vanished.
Light, breezy and fun, the entertaining Science Fiction series Eureka has succeeded in capturing the hearts of Americans. The series was first aired by Syfy on July 18, 2006 and you can continue to watch it on Fridays at 9 P.M. EST.
Jonas is still in its first season but it has already started generating massive viewer interest and will continue to do so in the forth coming seasons provide the cast continue with their impressive performances.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent has a record of 5 wins and 16 nominations during its tenure spanning over 8 years. Moreover it has set the record for highest number of viewers on numerous occasions. If the cast and crew carry on with such good work another great season is in store for this epic show.
As Lie to me proceeds into its second season the viewer interest seems to be on the rise which will in all probability result in the show getting much higher ratings this time around.
Adapted from the original Japanese Manga and anime series, this heartening tale of Naruto, growing Ninja is exciting to watch. With Viz Media acquiring the rights for USA, the series fed the imagination of young Americans as never before. The last episode was aired on January 2009 but the reruns continue to entertain.
One Tree Hill is an avidly watched TV show and is among the Top TV Shows. Specially meant for teenagers and young adults, the creator of the show Mark Schwahn has succeeded in completing six seasons of this dramatic series. Originally telecast on the WB channel, the show can now be viewed on the CW.
The medical drama series of Private Practice is a spin off on the popular drama Grey’s anatomy. Although the creator Shonda Rhimes retains most of the cast of Grey’s Anatomy, the series has gained more than enough popularity on its own. Currently on ABC you can catch the show on Thursdays at 10 P.M.
Raising the Bar viewers consist of people of different age groups. The mass acceptance of this show orders well for all the future seasons of the show. This show has brought about a sense of freshness which was missing in other drama series of that time and acted as an inspiration for future hit drama series.
Rescue Me is almost like watching life itself. The ups and downs of life are woven in expertly in this dramatic series currently aired on Sky One. The creators Denis Leary and Peter Tolan have received the go ahead for a sixth season and the audience can expected to be enthralled once again by the firefighters playing the true hero.
Sex and the city ratings shot up at a tremendous rate when it was being telecasted. With 8 golden globes and another 36 wins this was undoubtedly one of the best romantic comedies of its time.
SpongeBob SquarePants is a very popular television series. It is also a high rated show of the channel Nickelodeon. The creator of this fun filled and amazing cartoon show is none other than Stephen Hillenburg who is a marine biologist, animator and an artist.
One of the most popular and appreciated shows on American television ever, with 11 wins and 66 nominations, That ’70s Show was a major contributor in the promotion of Fox studios.
The most popular TV show being broadcast today. True Blood happens to be the brainchild of Alan Ball, the mastermind behind the hit series SIX FEET UNDER. Based on Charlaine Harris’s The Southern Vampire Mysteries novels, the show has become a critical success for HBO. It remains the most watched television series to date.
Weeds is one of the most watched comedy show about a single mother turned marijuana dealer. Weeds is created by Jenji Kohan, directed by Christopher Misiano, produced and directed by Brian Dennelly and Craig Zisk to name a few. It was broadcasted on the channel called Showtime.
Hannah Montana is the stuff that dreams are made of. It is the story of an average American teenager who transforms into a popular rock star at night. It is no wonder that this show has garnered a huge fan following amongst the American teens.
Critically acclaimed and immensely popular, Seinfeld has received chart-busting success. The show involves intriguing storylines, quirky characters, and interesting scenarios that have the viewers’ riveted to the small screen. It is no wonder that Seinfeld has glided through nine seasons.
The Office is an immensely popular American sitcom in a unique genre of satire and drama presented in a documentary format. Predominantly in an office environment, the show still manages to portray the various nuances of human personalities in various scenarios. It is no wonder that it has romped through five seasons and looks all set for another swashbuckling season.
Bleach is a populated action-anime series in Japan and the United States. Adapted from a manga publication of the same name, it traces the journey of a boy, Ichigo, endowed with supernatural powers, as he attempts to cleanse the world of evil forces. The show is aired by Cartoon Network.
The Ghost Whisperer spins a tale of the supernatural world. Pitted against the evil forces of this world is Melinda Gordon, a mortal who can communicate with the dead. The Ghost Whisperer presents a unique blend of suspense, emotion, intrigue, and the paranormal.
Family Guy is animated sitcom produced by the Fox Broadcasting Company. The story revolves around the lives of the Griffin family members. However the show also displays satirical undertones.
Scrubs is the brainchild of Bill Lawrence which first got aired in 2001 on the NBC channel. It is a hit comedy drama series of the American television. The eighth season of Scrubs was aired on May 2009.
The show Friends moved on to become something more than just a regular TV show. It had a huge after effect on the fashion industry, on the language of the common people and also on their behavior. The theme of the Friends was imitated world wide and Jennifer Aniston’s hairstyle becomes the latest craze among women. Watched on NBC Thursday 8pm the show received several accolades from all over the world.
The teen titans almost surpassed the comic book series when it comes to popularity. Even repeat telecast on television are watched by thousands all over the world. The popularity of this animation series do not seem to be decreasing with time.
The Secret Life of the American Teenager has been praised by the New York Times saying that it is a mirror reflection of many families that we witness in America. The Secret Life is also an eye opener for teenagers who go for unprotected sex and have to face similar consequences. The show holds the cable’s no. 1 celebrated position among the scripted original series.
Gossip Girl is a famous American soap telecasted on CW11 on Wednesday Prime Time. It is based on the book series Gossip Girl written by Cecily von Zeigesar. It was created as a serial by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage and was aired on September19, 2007 for the first time.
Being one of the most popular TV shows of all time, CSI has earned a lot of applause from the viewers. This unique series was first aired on 6th October 2000. Still today it is loved by the viewers from all over the world.
NCIS is a crime thriller where a group of detectives carry o their investigation about the murder cases related to Naval and Marine Background. The storylines were packed with action and suspense and was highly appreciated by viewers. Each episode is a different one and centers round murder and mystery in and round USA.
After a full eclipse Genetics professor Mohinder Suresh reveals a theory of superhuman power with extra-terrestrial strength. On the other hand some people in other corners of world start finding super human power within them. All the cool desperate guys make a team worldwide and plunge to save world from satanic grasp.
30 ROCK is a comedy serial drama which takes place behind the screen and stage as it happened with SNL. In fact it is backroom drama. Starring Alec Baldwin,Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan was rocking fun filled comedy show.
The center of this crime drama series is Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson and he detective team; she solves sensitive murder cases one after another .Her professional expertise and feminine charm has added a new dimension in this thriller serial which has added a new flavor in its treatments of storyline and progress.
Dollhouse is focused around a group of agents like dolls because they are human like but do not have any self awareness. They are called active and they are bonded against dollhouse for five years to serve their clients. The dolls can be hired for any legal and illegal activities. These dolls have renewable memories when they finish their assignment, they forget all about their past but Echo a doll started to have her self awareness back and she acts against the rule.
Stargate Atlantis is an adventure in space in quest of lost Atlantis; a team comprised of scientists and army personnel conducts the expedition. While in the Pegasus Galaxy, they discover a stargate network. However, on course of their expedition they star facing deadly parasites and other alien figures, Wraith is one of them.
The Suite Life on the Deck has won awards such as Young artist award in 2008 and Kids choice award in 2009. This show continues to make people laugh their hearts out in times of their trouble.
Created by Carol Mendelsohn and Ann Donahue, this CSI Miami forces the viewers to take a dip into the ocean of crimes. Though this show involves crimes, adventures, adequate amount of suspense and thrilling scenes, David Caruso playing the lead of Horatio Caine brings necessary amount of comic relief into the episodes. Informa Telecoms and Media have named it the World’s Most Popular TV Show following rating studies of 20 countries worldwide.
This series created by James Parriott, is all about people out in space in 2052 and having to deal with their real problems while they are out there. Dangers loom large on them as they later on find that the reason for their mysterious journey is rather different! All that can be said about the newly-started ‘Defying Gravity’ is that it holds an impressive show, overall.
Saturday Night Live is a sketch comedy show that has been broadcasted since the fall of 1975. It is an original and very entertaining show aired on Saturday night live from New York. Comedians (or hosts) make fun of the contemporary society and the leaders, satirically and sometimes are straight- forward in their presentation.
Originally created by Matt Groening, The Simpsons is by far one of the greatest cartoon shows of all time. It is outrageously clever and funny, rotates around the most talked about family of the world, The Simpsons. The show pokes fun at all of society’s sacred cows, leaving no stone unturned, which partially explains its enormous popularity along with the story and animation.
Two and a half men is comedy soap about a wealthy bachelor whose life is turned upside down when his brother and nephew move into his beach house to stay. It is an awesome series as far as humor is concerned as the director carefully chooses daily-life incidents as his material of intense laughter. It was nominated for 30 Primetime Emmy Award nominations (winning four), and two Golden Globe nominations. The show also won the “Favorite TV Comedy” award at the 35th People’s Choice Awards.
Home and Away is an able creation of Alan Bateman, aired in Australia and popular all over the world. This show is a family drama with its well-paced story displaying the various shades of human character under various circumstances. With the focus mainly on depicting the Aussie lifestyle, Home and Away attracts between 1 and 1.4 million viewers per episode!
A tight and well-packaged show, House mainly thrives on the sarcastic humor of the lead. The unusual storyline of the show matching with the unusually excellent cast makes it much more appealing. It has its own way of attracting the audience. Entertaining and poignant, House is definitely a show worth watching.
Big Brother is TV based reality game show where thirteen people are made to survive for two months with complete isolation from outer world for a prize worth $500,000. First of this kind was aired in Netherlands by John de Mol Produkties in 1999. Since then, it has been an integral part of TV shows of 70 countries all around the world with envying success.
Unlike most mythical shows and stories, Merlin is very simple and straightforward. The show focuses a young boy by the name of Merlin and how he fights with his obstacles without using his magical power in open. With a lucid story and perfect cast, it is a hypnotic story just enough to keep you watching.
This sequel to the 1994 movie Stargate triggers the further development of SG1. Stargate has lasted ten plus years and made this Sci-fi enter in the Gunnies Book of Records for being the longest running Sci-fi show in history. Although it received little critical response, Stargate SG-1 was honored with numerous awards and award nominations in its ten-season run.
Make it or Break it has been a smashing hit that comes from Holly Sorensen. Explore the life and thrills of sports and Olympics and the intensity rises as the story unfolds the adventure of young gymnasts who make it to Olympics Games.
Nurse Jackie reflects a staunch feminism. This created ripples throughout the New York State Nurses Association. A true portrayal of a woman who makes it despite of several adversities!
The Big Bang Theory has been created by Chuck Lorre and is one of the most watched shows on CBS. It is all about love life and the whole universe that makes us exist!
Ugly Betty has hit the perfect score as it ranks 935 out of 18305 shows on TV.com. This has been one of the most beautiful adaptations from the Colombian telenovela Betty la Fea.
Chuck created by Chris Fedak and Josh Schwartz is a comedy based series. Chuck will probably be back with a third season later this year after funding was arranged for one more season at least.
CSI: NY after success of the CSI and CSI: Miami has been running pretty successfully. Now, with the 6th season close to debut, CSI: NY is all set to entertain you once more.
George Lopez is a popular American situation comedy directed and starred by a comedian. Six seasons of great comedy has made the George Lopez show one of the most loved ABC sitcoms ever.
Hung is a TV show which is somewhat off the track but still interesting as something like this was not portrayed earlier. Hung has already generated lots of user interest and will be back for a second season as well.
iCarly is a TV series revolving around a girl called Carly who creates her very own show on the web. iCarly has been a serious hit amongst youngsters, even getting it’s own website icarly.com, where the stars post materials regularly.
Malcolm in the Middle created by Linwood Boomer is a story about Malcolm and his family. Malcolm in the middle may have ended in 2006, but the re-runs are as popular as ever.
The Unit is a television series dealing with the lives of the team members of the same. The show ended after 69 episodes in May 2009 but fans continue to ask for more
Warehouse 13 is one of the most TV series at present with more than 3 million viewers. Even in its first season, Warehouse 13 looks to be a surefire hit.
The dramatic comedy Greek continues to delight the viewers particularly young adults as it continues its successful run for the third season. The show is telecast on ABC with Lloyd Segan and Shawn Piller taking on the responsibility of being the executive producers.
Army Wives is a popular drama series of the American Television. It is based on a novel written by Tanya Biank. The series was first aired on Lifetime Television.
90210, a series about the rich teens studying in the West Beverly Hills High is a very popular one. Life at West Beverly Hills high will come back again with the third season of 90210 from September.
Cold Case is one of the most successful police procedural dramas being aired in America. Season 7 of cold case will begin on September 27th 2009 and will continue to enthrall audiences with high suspense.
Leverage is a crime thriller aired on TNT Channel. It centers on the exploits of five con artists hacking and stealing from corrupt people. Leverage is in its second season now and looks to be continuing on with much popularity.
Post Harry Potter phase, movies and serials on magic and wizards have become very popular. Wizards of Waverly Place follows the league. Wizards of Waverly Place is currently filming its third season and is slated to be back on air soon.
Dexter is a television series about a blood spatter analyst from the Miami Police Department.
Created by J. J. Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, Fringe is crossover of several other strange case investigation series.
10 Things I Hate About You is the riveting story of two sisters; how their different outlooks determine their life during their teenage years. It has been popular amongst the classes and the masses.
Degrassi: The Next Generation is a teen drama series and is a sequel to the earlier popular series titled Degrassi Street, Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High. It is the fourth fictional TV series from the Degrassi franchise.
The show ‘Angel’ was much darker in presentation compared to its predecessor ‘Buffy the vampire slayer’ and captured the imagination of audiences with a right blend of action, fantasy and horror.
A Walt Disney production Sonny with a Chance is a tale about a young girl Sonny Munroe. It is a comedy drama series of the American television. The series was first aired on 8th February, 2009.
Supernatural as its name suggests is based on events that cannot be explained in rational terms. The series centers around the sons of Winchester family who first on the account of their mother’s unnatural death and their father’s mysterious disappearance seek to reveal the truth behind such occurrences.
When the world is at the brink of destruction because of the wrath of Fire Nation, it is the responsibility of the feisty youth Aang to save the earth with his talents.
One of the most watched TV Show Episodes, The Mentalist, centers around the adventures of a private investigator who uses his psychic powers to fight crime.
Action and thrill come together in 24, an engrossing drama. Each season is about 24 hours and the happenings within that span of time. The suspense of what is going to happen next keeps the interest of the audience alive.
An amazing addition to the host of Kids TV Shows, Pokemon centers on the adventures of Ash, who travels together with Misty and Brock, and his own pokemon Pikachu, to become the greatest pocket monster master of them all.
Two women, a mother and a daughter, and their lives and its various facets come alive in the family drama, Gilmore Girls. Their life and relationships is depicted with elements of pathos and humor co-existing side by side.
Criminal Minds records the adventures of a FBI crack team that travels from Quantico to the scene of a crime, collects evidences and makes a record of the criminal activity in order to avoid a similar crime being committed in the future. It is headed by Jason Gideon
An engineer assists in designing a prison cell. He does this to help out his brother who has been sentenced to death but he is hell bent on proving himself innocent of the act. Find out if he can help his brother escape.
A spy who is no longer a recruit of the US Government decides to help others with the Special Operations training that he had received in order to become a spy. The title is inspired by the burn notices that are served to intelligence agencies to their recruits informing them about the termination of their services as they can no longer be relied upon.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is about this newly recruited force known as the Special Victims Unit who investigates sexual crimes and probes the dark aspects of the New York Underworld. However, there investigations also take a toll on their personal lives.
Mad Men projects the advertising world in the early 1960s and highlights the journey of one of the leading ad agencies of the time. The account of the ad agency also highlights the life of Donald Draper, one of the most talented ad executives of the day.
Charmed, created by writer Constance M. Burge in the year 1998 is one of the oldest television series in America. It was first aired in 1998 on The WB Television Network and it was aired till 2006. This show was produced by Aaron Spelling’s Spelling Television Network Company.
Nip/Tuck is a medical drama based television series. It was created by Ryan Murphy and was aired on the FX Network. This series is a based on two doctors, practicing plastic surgery and their lifestyle.
Monk is a police procedural comedy drama based television series. The story revolves around Adrian Monk a brilliant detective with the San Francisco police Department. This series was created by Andy Breckman.
Psych is a popular American TV based comedy drama series. It was first aired by USA Networks and was created by Steve Franks. The series deals with a crime consultant with superb observational skills.
Las Vegas is one of the most popular American television series. The theme of the series is the fictional casino Montecito and the daily life within the same. it was created by Gary S. Thompson.
One of the all time hit shows on the American television, Grey’s Anatomy has captivated millions of viewers in America. It has won several awards. The show is still on air.
Bones is a nail biting TV series on those FBI cases that involve human anatomy. This show is based on the forensic procedures involved in solving a mystery with the help of human body remains. The characters in this serial are the FBI Special Agents working with Forensic Lab of the Bureau. Each episode is a case that is solved with help of agents and anthropologists of the team.
Smallville is a science fiction drama based on supernatural capabilities of the protagonist Clark Kent. The story revolves around his activities of helping others with his rare qualities and his own troubled entity for being an alien. Jerry Siegal Joe Shuster created these characters. This serial ran for eight seasons.
How I Met Your Mother is a famous American comedy show based on relationships where Ted, the protagonist tells his children about how and where he met his wife and their mom. The serial started with Ted as a young boy, his romantic encounters and eventually meeting his wife. The serial lasted for 5 seasons and had 88 episodes.
South Park is an animated comedy which had been unique in its own way and known for crude and dark humor. Trey Parker and Matt Stone had created this series for CCTN or Comedy Central Television Network. It ran for 13 seasons with 188 episodes and is still running.
Desperate Housewives is one of the most popular comedy dramas on American television. It is about the daily lives of few women in a society from the perspective of a dead neighbor. Storyline moves around their hardships, crimes and mysteries wrapped in the cover of glamour in a perfect suburban setting.
Californication is a humorous take on a writer whose life is a mess. With a broken relationship, a daughter and his insatiable desire for women, he tries to get out of the crisis that has gripped his life. Three seasons on, Californication is already a Golden Globe winner.
The story of West Beverly Hills High has captured the imagination of the viewers so much that it ran for a total of ten seasons and 292 episodes. What’s more, re-runs of the show are as popular as ever. Beverly Hills, 90210 is a Darren Starr classic.
The search for the home planet was never this intriguing. The 2003 mini series of Battlestar Galactica has everything that fans of Sci-Fi and action adventure love. No wonder the show is still as big a hit as ever.
Cooking was never this fun. Nor was it ever this dangerous. As the young chefs learn their business through a trial by fire, the entire nation watches with interest! And so they have for six seasons.
Brothers and Sisters, in its four seasons thus far, have given a new angle to drama. Family siblings have been portrayed in a way like never before and audience response has been extremely positive. Watch it to get the feel of a great family drama series.