List of TV Shows

100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd   

106 & Park – Music


21 Jump Street   



3rd Rock from the Sun – Sitcom

3 South – Cartoon

30 Days               

30 Rock     


60 Minutes       

704 Hauser– Sitcom

7th Heaven        

8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter     

The A-Team – Action/ Adventure

Adam-12 – Police Drama

The Addams Family (TV series)     

The Adventures of Pete & Pete     

AfterMASH – Sitcom


Alias Smith and Jones – Western/Comedy

ALF – Sitcom/Fantasy

Alice – Sitcom

All in the Family – Sitcom

All My Children         

All of Us – Sitcom

The Amazing Race

The Amazing Spider-Man           

Amazing Stories      

Amen – Sitcom

American Dad! – Animated Comedy

American Idol – Reality/Talent Competition

America’s Funniest Home Videos – Reality/Soapy

America’s Most Wanted       


The Andy Griffith Show     

The Andy Milonakis Show     

Angel             Drama

Another World         

Antiques Roadshow       

The Apprentice – Reality/Business

Aqua Teen Hunger Force – Cartoon

Archie Bunker’s Place– Sitcom

Ark II      

Arthur                 Cartoon

Around the Horn

Arrested Development – Sitcom

As the World Turns         

Avatar: The Last Airbender – Animated/Action

Babylon 5             Drama

Barney Miller – Comedy/Police Procedural

Baretta              TV series


Battlestar Galactica (and its remake)             Drama


Beavis and Butt-head – Animated Comedy

The Best Damn Sports Show, Period

The Beverly Hillbillies     

Beverly Hills 90210         


The Big Bang Theory – Sitcom

Bionic Woman – Action/Science Fiction

Blossom – Sitcom

The Bob Newhart Show – Sitcom

The Bold and the Beautiful         


Boston Common – Sitcom

Boston Legal – Legal Drama

Boston Public        

Boy Meets World     

The Brady Bunch     

The Bradys        


Breaking Bad        


Brooklyn South – Police Drama

Buffy the Vampire Slayer        

Car 54, Where Are You? – Sitcom

Care Bears – Children

Cagney & Lacey        

Capital News        

Celebrities Uncensored

Celebrity Deathmatch


Chappelle’s Show

Charlie Rose (show)

Charlie’s Angels                  

Charles in Charge – Teen Comedy


Checking In-comedy



The City         

The Class – Sitcom

Class of ’96        

Clone High – Animated

Colbert Report – Comedy/News

The Colbys         

Combat!                    /Adventure

Comedy Central Presents


The Cosby Show     

Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse – Animated

The Courtship of Eddie’s Father     

The Closer        

The Crocodile Hunter       

Crusade             Drama

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – Police Procedural

CSI: Miami – Police Procedural

CSI: New York – Police Procedural

Curb Your Enthusiasm     

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – News/Comedy


Dancing with the Stars               


Dark Angel                  

Dark Shadows

Dark Skies             

Dateline NBC  

Dave the Barbarian         

Dawson’s Creek        

Days of our Lives         

Dead Like Me – Comedy/Drama

Deadly Games             


Deal or No Deal                     Show

Desperate Housewives        

Dharma and Greg – Sitcom

Diagnosis: Murder – Comedy/Thriller

The Dick Van Dyke Show

A Different World

Diff’rent Strokes – Sitcom

Dirty Jobs

Dirty Sexy Money


Dr. Phil – Talk

The Donna Reed Show – Sitcom

Doogie Howser, M.D.Dramedy

The Doris Day Show – Sitcom

Double Dare                 Game Show

Dream On – Adult Comedy

Drexel’s Class – Sitcom

The Dukes of Hazzard                  


E! True Hollywood Story

Early Edition        

Earth: Final Conflict

Ed, Edd n Eddy


The Ed Sullivan Show

Eight Is Enough – Sitcom

ER – Medical Drama


Empty Nest – Sitcom


Eve – Sitcom

Even Stevens

Evening Shade – Sitcom


Everybody Hates Chris – Sitcom

Everybody Loves Raymond – Sitcom

F Troop          Comedy

Face the Nation – Talk

The Facts of Life – Sitcom

The Fairly OddParents                 Cartoon

Falcon Crest         


Family Affair     

Family Dog – Animated Sitcom

Family Guy – Animated Sitcom

Family Matters – Sitcom

Family Ties – Sitcom

Faraway Hill         


Fat Actress – Sitcom

Father Knows Best – Sitcom

Fear Factor               Based Gameshow

Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman                 Realtiy Gameshow


Fernwood 2 Night     

Ferris Bueller – Sitcom

Fifth Pew from the Front – Sitcom


First Monday

Flamingo Road         

The Flintstones – Animated Sitcom

The Flip Wilson Show     

Flipper – Adventure

Fraggle Rock                 

Flying Blind – Sitcom


Freaks and GeeksDramedy

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air – Sitcom

Friends – Sitcom

Full House – Sitcom

Futurama – Animated Sitcom

Galaxy High – Animated

Garfield and Friends – Animated Comedy

Garrison’s Gorillas

General Hospital

Get a Life – Sitcom

Get Smart – Comedy/ Adventure

Gidget – Sitcom

Gilligan’s Island – Sitcom

Gilmore Girls

Gimme a Break – Sitcom

The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.

Gloria– Sitcom

The Golden Girls – Sitcom

The Golden Palace – Sitcom

Good Eats – Cooking

Good Morning America

Good Times – Sitcom

Gossip Girl        

Greek– Teen Drama

Grey’s Anatomy        

The Greatest American Hero – Sitcom

Green Acres – Sitcom

Grounded for Life – Sitcom

Guiding Light         

The Guns of Will Sonnett          


Hannity & Colmes

Happy Days – Sitcom

Hard Copy

Hardball with Chris Matthews

The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries – Mystery/ Action

Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law

Hawaii Five-O

Hazel – Sitcom

Head of the Class – Sitcom

Heckle and Jeckle – Animated

Hee Haw – Sketch Comedy

Hello, Larry – Sitcom

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys                  

Here’s Lucy     


Hey Dude                 

Hill Street Blues – Crime Drama

The Hitchhiker

Hogan’s Heroes – Sitcom

House – Medical Drama

Home Improvement – Sitcom

Home Movies – Animated

Homicide: Life on the Street

Hope and Faith – Sitcom

The Honeymooners – Sitcom

How I Met Your Mother – Sitcom

H.R. Pufnstuf                 

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I Dream of Jeannie – Sitcom

I Love Lucy – Sitcom

I Married Joan – Sitcom

I, Max

I Spy – Adventure

I’m With Busey – Reality/Comedy

The Imogene Coca Show     

Ink – Sitcom

In Living Color – Sketch Comedy

Inside Edition – Tabloid

Inside the Actors Studio – Talk Show

Insomniac with Dave Attell     

Inspector gadget – Animated Comedy

The Invaders


Iron Chef – Cooking

The Islanders – 1960-61 South Pacific adventure series featuring a Grumman Goose amphibious aircraft

It’s a Living – Sitcom

It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia – Sitcom

It’s Garry Shandling’s Show – Sitcom

It’s Like, You Know… – Sitcom

It’s Your Move – Sitcom

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JAG – Drama/Military

James at 15 (aka James at 16) – Drama/Teenagers

The Jeffersons     

The Jenny Jones Show – Talk Show

Jeopardy!                     Show


Jericho – Apocalyptic Drama

The Jetsons – Cartoon

Jimmy Kimmel Live -Late Night TV Comedy

Joan of Arcadia        

Joanie Loves Chachi     

The Joker’s Wild                     Show

Judge Judy

Judging Amy – Drama/Legal

K Street        

Kate & Allie

King of the Hill – Animated Sitcom

The King of Queens – Sitcom

Knight Rider                  

Knots Landing         

Kyle XY – Teen Drama/Science Fiction

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The L Word        

Land of the Lost (1974)

Land of the Lost (1991)


Late Night with David Letterman – Talk Show

The Late Show with David Letterman – Talk Show

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn – Talk Show

Late Night with Conan O’Brien – Talk Show

Laverne and Shirley – Sitcom

Law & Order – Courtroom Drama

Law & Order: Criminal Intent – Courtroom Drama

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – Courtroom Drama

Law & Order: Trial By Jury – Courtroom Drama

The Lazarus Man          

Leave It To Beaver     

Legends of the Hidden Temple                 Game Show

Life With Derek

Life with Lucy     

Little House on the Prairie (TV series) – Series based on the children’s books by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Littles – Animated

Live with Regis and Kelly – Talk Show

Lizzie McGuire

Logan’s Run – Science Fiction/Drama

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman


Lost in Space      

Lou Grant        

The Love Boat     

Love on a Rooftop – Comedy/Romance


The Lucy Show     

MacGyver – Action/ Adventure

Mad About You – Sitcom

Madman of the People – Sitcom

MadTV – Sketch Comedy

The Magic Garden                 

Magnum, P.I. – Action/ Adventure

Mama’s Family – Sitcom

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Married… with Children – Sitcom

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman         Parody

Mary Kay and Johnny – Sitcom

Mary Tyler Moore – Sitcom


The Master – Action/ Adventure

Masterpiece Theatre – Anthology

Matlock – Mystery

Maude – Sitcom

Max Headroom


Meet the Press

Melrose Place        

Mighty Mouse – Animated

Mind of Mencia     

Misfits of Science

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood                 

Moesha – Sitcom


The Monkees – Sitcom/Music

The Montel Williams Show – Talk Show



Mork & Mindy – Sitcom

Mr Belvedere – Sitcom

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Mr. Show with Bob and David

The Muppet Show – Variety

Mutant X             

My Life as a Teenage Robot                 Cartoon

My Secret Identity

My So-Called Life        

My Mother the Car     


Mystery Science Theater 3000     

MythBusters – Educational

The Nanny     

Naturally, Sadie     

NCIS – Crime/Drama

New Amsterdam        


The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer


Nightline – News

Night Court     


Northern Exposure        

Notes from the Underbelly     

Not Necessarily the News     

Nowhere Man


NYPD Blue – Police Procedural

One Tree Hill        

The O.C.        

Ocean Ave.         

The Office     

One Day at a Time     

One Life to Live         

The Oprah Winfrey Show – Talk Show

The O’Reilly Factor – Talk Show

The Osbournes               

The Outer Limits             

Out of Control – Kids Talk Show

Oz – Prison Drama

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The Parent ‘Hood – Sitcom

Parenthood – Sitcom

Parker Lewis Can’t Lose – Sitcom

The Parkers – Sitcom

The Partridge Family – Sitcom

Party of Five        

The Patty Duke Show – Sitcom


The Paul Lynde Show – Sitcom

Pee-Wee’s Playhouse                 

Penn and Teller: Bullshit – Comedy/ Variety

Perfect Strangers – Sitcom

Perry Mason

Petticoat Junction – Sitcom

Playing It Straight               

Playmakers        – 2003-Present

Ponderosa          – 20012002

Postcards from Buster                 Cartoon

Powerhouse – Educational

Power Rangers – Children’s/Action

The Pretender

Press Your Luck                     Show

The Price is Right                     Show

Prison Break – Suspense/Action

The Psychiatrist        

Punky Brewster – Sitcom

Pushing Daisies     

Puzzle Place                 

Quantum Leap             – 19891993

Queen for a Day                     Show – 1969-Present

Queen of Swords                  – 20002001

Queer As Folk20002005

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy               – 2003-Present

The Quick Draw McGraw Show – Animated – 19591961

Quincy, M.E. – Medical Drama – 19761983

Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares               – 2004-Present

The Real World               – 1992-Present

Reaper     – 2007-Present

Reba    – 2001-Present

Recess – Animated – 19972001

The Red Skelton Show – Variety – 19511971

Related – Sitcom – 20052006

The Ren and Stimpy Show – Animated – 19911996

Renegade – Action/ Adventure – 19921997

Reno 911!     – 2003-Present

Rescue 911       – 19891996

Reunion        – 2005

Rhoda – Sitcom

Ricki Lake – Talk Show

The Rifleman – Family, Western

Rocko’s Modern Life – Animated

Roseanne – Sitcom


Route 66

Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In     

Rugrats                 Cartoon

Rules of Engagement – Sitco[[[

Sábado Gigante

Sanford and Son– Sitcom

Saturday Night Live – Sketch Comedy

Sarah Silverman Program     

Saved By The Bell – Teen Sitcom


Sealab 2020 – Animated

Sealab 2021 – Animated Spoof

seaQuest DSV      

Second Chance – Teen sitcom

The Secrets of Isis                  

The Secret Storm         

The Secret World Of Alex Mack – Comedy/serial

Seinfeld – Sitcom

Sesame Street                 

Seven Days

Sex and the City – Adult Drama

She Spies                  

The Shield – Police Drama

Shorties Watching Shorties

Sifl and Olly

Silver Spoons

Simon & Simon

The Simple Life               

The Simpsons – Animated

Six Feet Under

The Sketch Show

Slap Maxwell


Smallville – Action/Adventure/Drama/Science-Fiction

Small Wonder – Kids Comedy

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour

The Smurfs – Animated

Sonic X – Cartoon

The Sopranos        

South Park – Animated Sitcom

South of Nowhere

So Weird

Space Ghost Coast to Coast – Animated Talk Show

Space Patrol

Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends – Animated

Spin City – Sitcom

Sports Night

SpongeBob SquarePants                 Cartoon/Comedy (1999present)

St. Elsewhere – Medical Drama

Star Trek      

Star Trek: The Animated Series

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Star Trek: Enterprise

Star Trek: The Original Series

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Star Trek: Voyager

Star Wars Clone Wars– Animated

Stargate SG-1      

Stargate Atlantis      

Static Shock – Animated

Step by Step

A Step Out of Line – Suspense

The Street        

Supernatural – Horror/Drama

Surface – Sci-Fi/Drama

The Surreal Life               


Taxi – Sitcom

Tenacious D

The Television Ghost

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles                  

Texas Country Reporter

That ’70s Show – Sitcom

That’s My Mama

That’s So Raven                 Sitcom

This Week

Three’s Company – Sitcom


The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

TRL – Music Countdown

Tru Calling

Twin Peaks        

Two and a Half Men     

The Gauntlet (The Real World)               TV/Situational Drama

The Suite Life of Zack and Cody                 Sitcom

The Twilight Zone

The Tyra Banks Show – Talk Show

Thief – Action/Drama

Ugly Betty     

Unbeatable Banzuke”                     Show


Unhappily Ever After – Sitcom

Unwrapped – Educational/ Food

Unsolved Mysteries       

The Unit                  


Veronica Mars

Veronica’s Closet – Sitcom

VH1 Goes Inside – Documentary

VH1 ILL-ustrated

The View – Talk Show

V.I.P. – Action/ Adventure

Vinnie and Bobby – Sitcom

Walker, Texas Ranger                  

Walt Disney anthology series (aired under multiple titles)

Webster – Sitcom


Welcome Back Kotter – Sitcom

Welcome to the Captain – Sitcom

The West Wing

What’s Happening!! – Sitcom

What I Like About You – Sitcom

Wheel of Fortune – Gameshow

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

Who’s the Boss? – Sitcom

Will & Grace – Sitcom

The Wire        

Wizards of Waverly Place                 Comedy

WKRP in Cincinnati – Sitcom

The Wonder Years

Wonderama                 Variety


Xena: Warrior Princess – Fantasy

The X-Files      

X-Men – Animated

X-Men: Evolution – Animated

The Young and the Restless

You Can’t Do That On Television

You Wish

Yo mommy


Zoids – Cartoon

Zoobilee Zoo                 



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