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The 64 best shows on Peacock right now

Published by Christine Persaud on DigitalTrends

Peacock, owned by NBC, has a diverse selection of streaming content that spans everything from legacy sitcoms that take you back to your childhoods to exciting, new original shows. From talk shows to sketch comedy, sitcoms to dramas, thrillers to sci-fi, there’s something for everyone. Plus, new content is always being added. As with some other streaming services, you can also watch new episodes of some current shows as they air on linear network TV, providing the best of both worlds. Not sure where to start, whether you have just newly signed up for Peacock or you have exhausted watching all your favorites? Here’s a list of the best shows on Peacock right now.

Can’t find anything you like on Peacock? Lucky for you, we’ve also curated guides to the best shows on Netflix, the best shows on Hulu, and the best shows on Amazon Prime Video.

Recently added to Peacock

Kenan (2021) new

Genre Comedy, Family
Created by Jackie Clarke, David Caspe
Cast Kenan Thompson, Chris Redd, Don Johnson
Seasons: 2
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The longest-running cast member ever on Saturday Night Live (SNL), Kenan Thompson is doing double duty and venturing back into the sitcom world (who can forget Kenan & Kel from the ’90s?) with Kenan. He plays the widowed father of two children who works as a morning show host. While life goes on, the story follows his struggle to move forward as a single dad. With a cast that also includes Don Johnson as Kenan’s father-in-law Rick, SNL’s Chris Redd as his brother Gary, and Kimrie Lewis as his executive producer and friend Mika, it’s not surprising that the series was an instant hit. Hot on the heels of Thompson’s Primetime Emmy Award nomination, season 2 episodes will premiere on January 4.

American Auto (2021) new

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65%
Genre Comedy
Created by Justin Spitzer
Cast Harriet Dyer, Ana Gasteyer, Tye White
Seasons: 1
Saturday Night Live (SNL) alum Ana Gasteyer returns to the small screen in this hilarious sitcom where she plays the new CEO of an automotive company in Detroit. While she knows how to lead a business, what she doesn’t know anything about is cars. As the team tries desperately to get with the times and work on everything from new car tech innovations to self-driving vehicles, the situations usually result in disaster, or, at the very least, are downright amusing. Critics view the series far more favorably than audiences. But with Justin Spitzer, the creative mind behind Superstore, also behind this show, it might be worth giving it another few episodes before making a judgement call. Season 1 resumes with episode 3 on January 5.

Madagascar: A Little Wild (2020) new

Genre Animation, Kids
Created by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath
Seasons: 6
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Kids and adults alike can get a glimpse into the lives of Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe as kids, prior to the events of the movie. As a prequel, the series focuses on these main characters and others enjoying their lives in a rescue habitat at the Central Park Zoo. It’s a perfect watch to extend the story for fans of the DreamWorks Animation 2005 movie. Season 6 premieres January 13.

This Is Us (2016) new

93%
76%
Genre Comedy, Drama
Created by Dan Fogelman
Cast Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan, Jon Huertas
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While you can’t stream the entire romantic family tragedy series, you can get the latest season 5 episodes to catch up on before the premiere of the sixth and final season on January 12. The multi-Emmy winning show jumps throughout various decades, looking at the life of the Pearson family, including parents Jack and Rebecca, three children Kate, Kevin, and Randall, and their respective families as adults. Every season and episode takes viewers on a deeply emotional ride as you experience the tragedy, touching moments, look-backs, and even flash-forwards, that have shaped the family dynamic. You feel like you’re part of the family, too. The wonderful cast, which includes several sets of actors playing the children at different ages, along with the age-progressing make-up and dated wardrobes for flashbacks, is fascinating to see. Just have a box of tissues nearby.

Saturday Night Live (1975)

Genre Comedy, News
Created by Lorne Michaels, Dick Ebersol
Cast Various
Seasons: 47
tv-14
If you’ve been itching to check out your favorite sketches and skits from past episodes of this long-running variety comedy series, whether from the Gilda Radner, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers, or Adam Sandler eras, you can catch every last one through this service. Peacock will offer episodes from all past 46 seasons of the show, as well as new season 47 episodes, making it easy to find and rewatch your favorite segments over and over again. More cowbell, anyone? Season 47 episodes start back up on January 22.

Ray Donovan (2013)

72%
74%
Genre Drama
Created by Ann Biderman
Cast Liev Schreiber, Paula Malcomson, Jon Voight
Seasons: 7
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After its premature cancellation by Showtime, Ray Donovan’s seven-season run has a new home on Peacock. Liev Schreiber stars in the series as Ray, a gifted “fixer” for the rich and powerful. Essentially, Ray makes their mistakes “go away” by any means necessary, and he operates outside the law. However, even Ray is intimidated by his father, Mickey Donovan (Jon Voight), who returns to his life after a stint in prison. The entire series is available to stream now, with the movie to conclude the story premiering on Showtime on January 14.

Knight Rider (1982) new

Genre Action & Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Created by Glen A. Larson
Cast David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, William Daniels
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Relive David Hasselhoff in his heyday as Michael Knight, a high-tech (at the time) crime fighter who was accompanied by his artificially intelligent assistant, his car KITT. Way ahead of its time when the show aired on NBC back in the early ’80s, it made Hasselhoff a household name and had fans marveling at the concept of a car that could not only talk to you and perform incredible feats but was also self-aware. Enjoy all four seasons of the show, which made its mark on television history, streaming now.

Miami Vice (1984) new

Genre Crime, Drama
Created by Anthony Yerkovich
Cast Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago
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No one could pull off a white suit like Don Johnson as James “Sonny” Crockett, working as an undercover detective in Miami alongside his partner Ricardo “Rico” Tubbs, played by Philip Michael Thomas. One of the first police procedural crime dramas to make its mark, the series aired for six seasons from 1984 to 1990, all of which are now available for streaming. The pop and rock music, style, visuals, and fashion from the time period alone make it a worthwhile watch.

Sanford and Son (1972) new

Genre Comedy
Created by Bud Yorkin, Ray Galton, Norman Lear, Alan K. Simpson
Cast Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson
All six seasons of this ’70s sitcom are now streaming, bringing fans back to a show that was edgy at the time for its racial humor. Adapted by TV hitmaker Norman Lear from the British sitcom Steptoe and Son, Sanford and Son opened the door for the many other Black-led sitcoms that came after it. It tells the story of Fred G. Sanford, an older, stuck-in-his antiquated-ways man and his interactions with his son Lamont, who constantly tried to get his father to see things from a different perspective. Usually, the pair would get up to schemes to try and pay off debts, leading to hilarious outcomes.

MacGruber (2021) new

92%
62%
Genre Action & Adventure, Comedy
Cast Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Ryan Phillippe
As long as you go into this show with the right expectations, it might be a fun watch for fans of the recurring Saturday Night Live character. A parody of MacGyver, the title character, played by Will Forte, comes up with ridiculous ways to get himself out of life-or-death situations, finding random objects to fashion useful tools and gear. However, unlike the real MacGyver, MacGruber’s missions are often unsuccessful. The character spawned a 2010 movie of the same name that was a flop, but the series promises a refreshed sequel story and a new cast of supporting characters that includes Sam Elliott, Laurence Fishburne, and Billy Zane, along with Kristen Wiig and Ryan Philippe reprising their roles from the movie. The first season will be released on December 16.

Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol (2021) new

55%
57%
Genre Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Created by Jay Beattie, Dan Dworkin
Cast Ashley Zukerman, Valorie Curry, Sumalee Montano
Seasons: 1
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While the initial reviews criticize the pacing and “flat writing,” the popular character, beautiful backdrops, and interesting story make The Lost Symbol worth checking out for those who read the Dan Brown books or watched the film series starring Tom Hanks. Taking place prior to the events in The Da Vinci Code, Ashley Zukerman plays a young Robert Langdon enlisted by the CIA to help solve a series of deadly puzzles.

Trolls: TrollsTopia (2020)

Genre Family, Animation, Kids
Created by Matthew Beans, Hannah Friedman, San Friedman (based on Trolls by DreamWorks Animation)
Cast Skylar Astin, Amanda Leighton, Sean T. Krishnan, David Fynn, Fryda Wolff, Kevin Michael Richardson, Walt Dhorn, Kenan Thompson, Ron Funches
Seasons: 5
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Based on the movies Trolls and Trolls World Tour, the concept of the adorable little creatures who live in various music-inspired communities within the world of trolls has been translated to television in this series. The premise centers around Queen Poppy, the overly optimistic and friendly leader of the pop music trolls and her genius idea to unite everyone in a harmonious existence, a project she calls TrollsTopia. But she quickly realizes that it’s easier said than done, as not everyone has the same priorities and values, nor is as keen as she is to get along. Season 5 is out on December 9.

One of Us Is Lying (2021)

Genre Mystery, Drama
Created by Darío Madrona
Cast Marianly Tejada, Annalisa Cochrane, Chibuikem Uche
Seasons: 1
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Based on the young adult novel by Karen M. McManus, the story follows four young students who are all suspects in a supposed accidental death of another student. Each has secrets the departed student and creator of a gossip app was likely about to expose. The Bayview four, as they become known, are scrutinized in the media and by their peers. As they process the drama by accusing one another, something strange happens: They start to grow closer to one another because of the shared trauma. The show has been praised not only for its story, but also the important topics it raises about ethics, stereotypes, and the typical struggles of adolescence.

Saved by the Bell (2020)

76%
71%
Genre Comedy
Created by Tracey Wigfield
Cast Haskiri Velazquez, Mitchell Hoog, Josie Totah
Seasons: 2
tv-14
Call it corny (it is), but this attempt at reviving an iconic ’90s teen sitcom weirdly works. While there are plenty of throwback references for ’90s kids, along with returning cast members, it’s all about the new cast of characters. Thirty years have passed, and a new generation of kids are attending Bayside. But when Governor Zack Morris (yes, the same Zack) throws everyone for a loop by closing a high school in a low-income area and integrating the kids from the neighborhoods into more prestigious public schools across the city, including Bayside High, things get interesting. Beneath the seemingly one-dimensional surface of the sitcom are clever stories and dialogue that promote self-confidence and acceptance, veiled by the constant mockery of stereotypes and dated technology (yep, they found a way to bring back the brick phone). Fans of the original series will appreciate the Easter eggs while a new legion of fans will find an entirely new group of kids that are relatable to this generation. The second season premieres November 24, 2021.

Yellowstone (2018)

80%
54%
Genre Western, Drama
Created by John Linson, Taylor Sheridan
Cast Kevin Costner, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes
Seasons: 4
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Conflict arising between the owners of a large cattle ranch and individuals at its borders, including an Indian reservation and land developers, is at the crux of this Paramount Network series, which has aired three seasons thus far since 2018, with season 4 set to debut on November 7, 2021, the day after episodes stream on Paramount+. The series touches on political issues, including the billions of dollars earned by land grabs and politicians being bought and sold, as well as violence that can sometimes get really ugly as various groups fight for power and influence. The idea is that the Dutton family, which owns and controls the largest contiguous ranch in the U.S., represents both the best and the worst of America. The series, which stars Kevin Costner in the lead role, got off to a rough start, but reviews got dramatically better for seasons 2 and 3.

The Blacklist (2013)

91%
74%
Genre Drama, Crime, Mystery
Created by Jon Bokenkamp
Cast James Spader, Diego Klattenhoff, Harry Lennix
Seasons: 9
tv-14
Stream the new season 9 episodes of this thrilling drama centered around Raymond “Red” Reddington, brilliantly played by James Spader, a career criminal known as the concierge of crime. At the top of the FBI’s Most Wanted List, he puzzles authorities when he willingly turns himself in. But there’s a catch: He will help them take down the most notorious criminals around, including those they don’t even know exist, in exchange for his freedom. The offer is too good to resist, despite the many apparent ethical (not to mention legal) concerns. But Red proves his worth, even if the FBI must turn a blind eye to the fact that he’s selfishly profiting from eliminating his enemies, and FBI agent Elizabeth Keen is left in the dark as to why he is intent on protecting her. It’s nail-biting intensity, with a different sinister villain featured in every episode, and twists and turns that keep coming, all the way through.

Law & Order: Organized Crime (2021)

45%
61%
Genre Crime, Drama
Created by Ilene Chaiken, Dick Wolf, Matt Olmstead
Cast Christopher Meloni, Danielle Mone Truitt, Tamara Taylor, Ainsley Seiger, Dylan McDermott
Seasons: 2
tv-14
The latest in a string of Law & Order spin-offs, Organized Crime was strong out of the gate, thanks to a thrilling premise and returning character. Christopher Meloni, who starred as Detective Elliott Stabler in the first 12 seasons of SVU, comes out of retirement following the murder of his wife. The angle for this series is the investigation of organized crime groups, and the pacing is slightly different, with a single case being covered in multiple episodes versus being wrapped up by the time the credits roll. For those who prefer a police procedural with a slower burn, this fits the bill.

Code 404 (2020)

Genre Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Comedy, Crime
Created by Tim Miller, Sam Myer, Daniel Peak
Cast Stephen Graham, Daniel Mays
Seasons: 2
tv-14
Hailing from Sky One and first airing in the U.K. in April 2020, this British police procedural comedy-drama is unlike any other. Detective John Mayor is killed while on duty but then brought back to life a year later as part of an experimental A.I. project. Naturally, the first thing he wants to do is hunt down the person who killed him during that sting operation gone wrong. The dynamic between Major and his shocked partner and best friend Roy, turbulence with his wife Kelly, and questions surrounding the A.I. Ethics Committee all come together to make for an entertaining watch.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

78%
66%
Genre Crime, Drama
Created by Dick Wolf
Cast Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Dann Florek, Michelle Hurd, Stephanie March, Ice-T, BD Wong, Diane Neal, Tamara Tunie
Seasons: 23
tv-14
The most successful of the Law & Order spin-off series and the longest-running live-action U.S. series ever, Law & Order: SVU cuts to the core of what fans love about formulaic police procedurals, looking at cases from the time a perpetrator is investigated and arrested to the court proceedings. Unlike the original, however, the Special Victims Unit (SVU) tackles particularly troubling cases dealing with rape, pedophilia, and domestic violence. If some of the stories look familiar, they are, as the show draws inspiration from real-life news headlines, new and from the past, albeit with dramatic effect to create a compelling though disturbing look at cases that seem too outlandish to be real.

A.P. Bio (2018)

88%
61%
Genre Comedy
Created by Michael Patrick O'Brien
Cast Glenn Howerton, Lyric Lewis, Mary Sohn, Jean Villepique, Tom Bennett, Patton Oswalt, Paula Pell
Seasons: 4
tv-14
While NBC canceled this series after two seasons, Peacock picked it up for a third and now a fourth season. It’s a good thing, too, seeing as the series has actually received very good reviews and has been praised for its “genuine laughs.” Jack Carson Griffin has lost out on his dream job and, making things infinitely worse, it was to his arch-rival, of all people. Left with no other choice but to pack up and leave Harvard to return to Ohio and work as an advanced placement biology teacher (talk about a demotion!), he decides to use his honor roll students to help him get back at his prime enemy.

New Amsterdam (2018)

Genre Drama
Created by David Schulner
Cast Ryan Eggold, Freema Agyeman, Janet Montgomery
Seasons: 4
tv-14
This isn’t your typical medical drama. It’s a heart-wrenching, comedic, sometimes all-too-real portrayal of the medical profession that takes not-so-subtle jabs at societal injustices in every episode. It might be a story about a sick patient who can’t afford their treatment, a teenager dealing with mental illness and isolation during the global pandemic, or even the existence of racism in the hospital. It’s fiction with a hint of truth tossed in for good measure as medical director Dr. Max Goodwin (Ryan Eggold) tries desperately to save the world and help everyone he can, even if his completely unorthodox ideas raise eyebrows. Yet he finds ways to achieve the impossible, whether it’s sourcing funds for a group of low-income residents to gain access to the internet where they can educate themselves on medical issues from reliable sources or finding a way to get people to donate blood during a nationwide shortage. Of course, you’ll still get the typical stories you might expect from a network medical drama, from the off-duty romances to secret addictions, losses, patients with mysterious illnesses, and more. But it’s a fast-paced show that tugs right at the heartstrings and marks a welcome departure from the typical formulaic hospital drama. Watch the first three seasons.

Departure (2019)

Genre Drama
Created by Vincent Shiao
Cast Archie Panjabi, Christopher Plummer, Kris Holden-Ried
Seasons: 2
tv-14
Departure is a series that could have easily fallen under the radar without Peacock’s involvement. This British-Canadian import draws investigator Kendra Malley (The Good Wife‘s Archie Panjabi) into the mystery of a downed passenger airliner that leaves only a single survivor: Madelyn Strong (Rebecca Liddiard). But there may be intrigue closer to home for Kendra as well as her adopted son, AJ (Alexandre Bourgeois), questions the accident that claimed his father’s life, as well as the role that Kendra may have had in it. While lead actor Christopher Plummer sadly passed away in February this year, he had filmed his scenes for season 2, which follows a new storyline of a high-speed train crash, prior to his death.

The Amber Ruffin Show (2020)

Genre Talk, Comedy
Created by Amber Ruffin
Cast Amber Ruffin, Tarik Davis
Seasons: 2
tv-14
Peacock’s own late-night talk show has been decently received by critics and viewers alike who love Ruffin’s silly but also smart approach to the weekly news. Each half-hour episode consists of a mixture of sketches and monologues covering current events and politics, all led by the multitalented Hollywood personality. Ruffin, who works as a writer for the Late Night with Seth Meyers talk show (which shares the same studio), co-writes this show as well. The series was renewed through September, giving season 1 a full-year run.

Weeds (2005)

70%
71%
Genre Drama, Comedy, Crime
Created by Jenji Kohan
Cast Mary-Louise Parker, Justin Kirk, Alexander Gould
Seasons: 8
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What happens when a mother suddenly finds herself a widower left to care for her two children with no job or prospects? In the case of this popular Jenji Kohan (Orange Is the New Black) series that originally aired on Showtime back in the early-to-mid-00s, desperate times call for desperate measures. Nancy starts by selling marijuana to support her family, but she soon becomes embroiled in the dark, illicit criminal underworld of drug dealing. While Nancy is no Walter White, the Emmy-winning show with a star-studded cast is a brilliant tale of the lengths a mother will go to support her family and find strength in ways she might never know she had.

Dr. Death (2021)

91%
75%
Genre Drama, Crime
Created by Patrick Macmanus
Cast Joshua Jackson, Alec Baldwin, Christian Slater, Grace Gummer, Molly Griggs, AnnaSophia Robb, Dominic Burgess
Seasons: 1
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Dr. Death features a star-studded cast that includes Joshua Jackson, Alec Baldwin, Christian Slater, Grace Gummer, and AnnaSophia Robb. That, along with the fact that the crime drama is based on the popular Wondery podcast of the same name, points to the series being the perfect match for any fan of the true-crime genre. Based on the story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch, who was accused of injuring dozens of patients and killing two before his medical license was revoked (and he was eventually convicted), it’s a gripping tale about an evil doctor who makes his own rules and manages to get away with it. That is until he meets his match in a young and determined assistant district attorney.

Lost Speedways (2020)

Genre Documentary, History, Sport
Created by Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Cast Matthew Dillner, Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Seasons: 2
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Delve into the world of racing as legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. and co-host Matthew Dilner take you through the great racing cathedrals of the past. The pair talk about speedways that have been abandoned and overtaken by nature, and they welcome various racing legends as guests in every episode. Earnhardt Jr. is also the creator of the series, which will undoubtedly be a hit among NASCAR fans.

Girls5eva (2021)

98%
50%
Genre Comedy
Created by Meredith Scardino
Cast Sara Bareilles, Busy Philipps, Paula Pell, Renee Elise Goldsberry
Seasons: 1
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It’s no surprise that executive producers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock hit another one out of the park with this musical comedy, given their stellar track record that already includes series like 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Imagine what it would look like if a one-hit-wonder girl group from the 1990s reunited decades later with the opportunity for a comeback. All it took was a hot new rapper to sample their track, and all of a sudden, these ladies’ lives could change forever, at a time when most would say their heyday in the spotlight has long come and gone. The star-studded cast, witty dialogue, and hilarious premise make this series a winner for the streaming service.

America's Got Talent (2006)

Genre Reality
Created by Simon Cowell, Jason Raff, Ken Warwick
Cast Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum, Terry Crews, Nick Cannon,
Seasons: 16
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While the judge’s panel has changed many times over, the auditioning talent has always been consistently quirky, fun, touching, sweet, and even a little bit weird. A perfect series to watch with the entire family, the show brings people together to root for their favorites among those who make it through. People of all ages from across America — and even the world — arrive to showcase their gifts on the big stage, fulfill their lifelong dream of sharing their talent with the world, and pursue the hope of winning the Las Vegas show and massive cash prize. It might be a dance troupe, maybe a sword swallower, often a singer. There are no limits to what the acts can do, which is precisely what makes the reality competition series so fun.

Rutherford Falls (2021)

94%
67%
Genre Comedy
Created by Ed Helms, Michael Schur, Sierra Teller Ornelas
Cast Ed Helms, Jana Schmieding, Michael Greyeyes
Seasons: 1
tv-14
Ed Helms is Nathan Rutherford, a member of his town’s founding family, who works to keep traditions alive and memorialize ancestors through running the local museum. When he learns that authorities are looking to have a historical statue moved, however, he must fight harder than ever to keep history intact. The series has been better reviewed by critics than audiences, the former of whom say it takes a few episodes before you can truly appreciate the witty writing and great performances. While Rutherford Falls is a sitcom at heart designed to make you laugh, the show is also lauded for presenting the “complex issues facing Indigenous peoples in modern America.”

The Office (2005)

81%
66%
Genre Comedy
Cast Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer
Seasons: 9
tv-14
Peacock knows what you want: You want to watch The Office. This series was the most-streamed program on Netflix last year, and only the first two seasons are free to watch on Peacock. Seasons 3-9 are only on the premium tiers. Regardless, this adaptation of the British series far surpassed the original’s run with a cast full of established players and rising stars. Steve Carell’s Michael Scott gets the majority of the laughs as the clueless boss in this workplace mockumentary. But the real heart of this series was the unfolding romance between Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) and Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer). This is a sitcom for the ages, and it is still gathering new fans every year.

Modern Family (2009)

85%
87%
Genre Comedy
Created by Christopher Lloyd, Steven Levitan
Cast Ed O'Neill, Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould, Rico Rodriguez
Seasons: 11
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In a sea of reboots, revivals, and recycled concepts, Modern Family was a refreshing addition to the prime-time sitcom lineup when it premiered in 2009. Not surprisingly, the sitcom earned Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy Awards for its first five seasons. Filmed mockumentary style, the story follows the Pritchetts and their respective “modern” families, which include the older Pritchett patriarch, Jay, and his much younger Columbian wife; Jay’s son, Mitchell, his husband, and their adopted daughter; and Jay’s high-strung daughter, Claire, her goofy husband, Phil, and their three children. Every episode is filled with double entendres, clever misunderstandings, hilarious dialogue, and wonderful acting as the family members go about their daily lives. Segments are broken up with seated interview bits as the characters reveal their true thoughts and motivations to an unidentified cameraperson. This same mysterious cameraperson is also often the subject of characters breaking the fourth wall. It’s rare these days that a sitcom can literally make you laugh out loud, but it’s almost a guarantee that will happen with each episode of this clever and witty show. Watch the first 12 episodes of season 1 with Peacock and upgrade to Peacock Premium for the rest.

Everybody Loves Raymond (1996)

Genre Comedy
Created by Philip Rosenthal
Cast Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, Madylin Sweeten, Doris Roberts, Peter Boyle, Monica Horan
Seasons: 9
tv-pg
Personifying the idea of a traditional Italian family and the “favorite” child, Everybody Loves Raymond is considered to be one of the funniest sitcoms of all time. Much of the story centers around the dry and sarcastic Ray (Ray Romano) and his family as they deal with his overbearing mother and surly father who, because they happen to live across the street, have no boundaries and frequently pop in. Between Ray welcoming his mother doting over him, his older brother still living with their parents, and his aggravated wife dealing with a constant stream of passive-aggressive insults from her manipulative and controlling mother-in-law, every episode is chock-full of relatable laughs. It’s one of those sitcoms that’s consistently funny all the way through and is just as relevant today as it was 25 years ago.

The King of Queens (1998)

Genre Comedy
Created by Michael J. Weithorn, David Litt
Cast Kevin James, Leah Remini, Jerry Stiller, Patton Oswalt, Victor Williams, Nicole Sullivan
Seasons: 9
tv-pg
Doug and Carrie Heffernan are a working-class married couple in New York with no kids, and they’re just struggling to get by. Making things especially difficult, however, is that Carrie’s demanding and scheming elderly father, Arthur, lives in the basement. He is always up to one scheme or another and often gets Doug involved, leaving Carrie to clean up their messes. Doug is the relatable husband: He works a traditional job and loves watching sports, eating junk food, and hanging with the guys. Carrie, meanwhile, is the demanding yet sweet and caring wife who is trying to find her career footing while caring for her often-frustrating father. For a show that takes place most of the time in the Heffernan home, it’s a testament to the three leads that each episode is as engaging as the next.

George Lopez (2002)

Genre Comedy
Created by Bruce Helford, George Lopez, Robert Borden
Cast George Lopez, Constance Marie, Luis Armand Garcia, Masiela Lusha, Valente Rodriguez, Belita Moreno, Emiliano Diez, Aimee Garcia
Seasons: 6
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The stand-up comedian self-produced this sitcom with the help of actor Sandra Bullock, playing a fictional version of himself raising a family with his wife, including a rebellious teenage daughter and dyslexic son. While it was a sitcom at heart, with plenty of hilarious and witty dialogue and relatable conversations, at the center of the story was Lopez’s troubled past, including a neglectful and alcoholic mother who hid from him the fact that his father was actually still alive. Today, sitcoms and series centered around Latino characters are fairly common. But back in the early 2000s, George Lopez was a trailblazer that helped open the door and inspire more series about Latino families.

Briarpatch (2020)

76%
77%
Genre Drama, Crime, Mystery
Created by Andy Greenwald
Cast Rosario Dawson, Jay R. Ferguson, Edi Gathegi, Brian Geraghty
Seasons: 1
tv-ma
Before she portrayed a certain Jedi in the Star Wars universe, Rosario Dawson headlined Briarpatch, an atmospheric mystery series. Dawson plays Allegra “Pick” Dill, an investigator who is drawn back to her hometown, San Bonifacio, Texas, following the death of her sister, Felicity. Naturally, there’s more to Felicity’s demise than meets the eye, and there are a number of people who don’t want Allegra to get to the truth of what happened. But she’s far too formidable to give up without getting the answers she wants.

Deadly Class (2019)

64%
58%
Genre Drama, Crime, Action & Adventure
Created by Rick Remender, Miles Orion Feldsott
Cast Benedict Wong, Benjamin Wadsworth, Lana Condor, María Gabriela de Faría
Seasons: 1
tv-ma
The Russo Brothers adapted Rick Remender’s cult comic book series Deadly Class with Remender attached as both the showrunner and lead writer. The show takes place in the late ‘80s, with Marcus Lopez Arguello (Benjamin Wadsworth) on the run for murders that he didn’t commit. But Marcus’ reputation leads to his enrollment in King’s Dominion, a school for the next generation of elite assassins. Now, Marcus lives in a kill-or-be-killed world surrounded by classmates like Saya Kuroki (Lana Condor) and Maria Salazar (María Gabriela de Faría), both of whom are far more dangerous than he is.

Roseanne (1988)

76%
73%
Genre Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert
Created by Matt Williams, Roseanne Barr, Marcy Carsey, Tom Werner
Cast Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert
Seasons: 10
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Regardless of how you may feel about Roseanne Barr, the classic sitcom that shares her name has an important place in TV history. Roseanne broke new ground with its deft mixture of working-class comedy and drama. Barr and John Goodman starred as Roseanne and Dan, the struggling parents of the Conner family. The original run of nine seasons didn’t shy away from depicting a more realistic portrayal of family life in the 1980s and 1990s. The 10th season revival is also on Peacock, which in turn led to the still-ongoing continuation, The Conners.

Wilfred (2007)

Genre Comedy
Created by Jason Gann, Adam Zwar
Cast Jason Gann, Adam Zwar, Cindy Waddingham
Seasons: 2
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There is an American version of Wilfred that aired on FX, but Peacock has the original Australian incarnation that inspired its follow-up series. Adam Zwar stars as Adam, a would-be boyfriend for Sarah (Cindy Waddingham). However, Adam’s potential romance with Sarah is threatened by her dog, Wilfred (Jason Gann). Everyone else sees Wilfred as an ordinary dog, but to Adam, Wilfred looks like a man in a pathetic dog suit who can speak English and has a taste for all of the vices. The unique relationship between Adam and Wilfred carried the series through two seasons, and it has a very different comedic flavor than the show that came after it.

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (2020)

79%
66%
Genre Comedy, Drama
Created by Austin Winsberg
Cast Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Alex Newell
Seasons: 2
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There aren’t many shows that can seamlessly blend comedy, drama, and musical spectacles. But Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist exists in a world all its own. Jane Levy stars as Zoey Clarke, a programmer who gains the ability to hear and see the secret thoughts and desires of almost everyone around her as expressed through music and dance. Zoey uses her new gift to communicate with her father, Mitch Clarke (Peter Gallagher), as he faces a startling physical decline. She also helps other people deal with their problems while struggling with her romantic feelings for her co-workers Max (Skylar Astin) and Simon (John Clarence Stewart).

The Curse of Oak Island (2014)

Genre Documentary, Mystery
Created by Kevin Burns
Cast Rick Lagina, Marty Lagina, Dan Blankenship, Dave Blankenship
Seasons: 9
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Originally from the History network, this reality show follows brothers Marty and Rick Lagina, a treasure-hunting duo that has dedicated their lives to traveling through Oak Island, located on the Atlantic shore in Nova Scotia, Canada, in search of legendary treasures. The educational series also teaches about the history of the island and stories of those in the past who have searched for the supposed treasure, ending in everything from bitter rivalries to bad luck and even death. As the brothers head out on their journeys in each episode, they discuss recent discoveries, theories, and other stories. What makes the show so engaging is that the Lagina brothers have long been passionate about the hunt, since Rick read fascinating stories about Oak Island in a 1965 issue of Reader’s Digest magazine when he was just 11 years old. The pair now reportedly owns most of the island and embark on their journeys, accompanied by a father-and-son team of permanent residents of the island.

Save Me Too (2018)

Genre Drama, Crime, Mystery
Created by Lennie James, Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan, Marlon Smith
Cast Lennie James, Suranne Jones, Stephen Graham, Jason Flemyng, Susan Lynch, Kerry Godliman, Nadine Marshall, Barry Ward, Jimmy Walker
Seasons: 2
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With the first season called simply Save Me, this British drama was both created by and stars The Walking Dead/Fear the Walking Dead‘s Lennie James. After the estranged 13-year-old daughter of down-and-out, womanizing Nelson (James) goes missing, and he is accused of taking her, he embarks on a journey to find her. Nelson hasn’t seen his daughter in a decade, but in order to clear his name, he must uncover what happened and track her down. Along with grieving the loss of a daughter he didn’t even really know, the irony in Nelson having to search for one he presumably never wanted to find in the first place makes for an interesting premise. The first season received overwhelmingly positive reviews, with critics lauding its ability to combine elements of family drama, detective work, and workplace comedy, all in one show.

Superstore (2015)

93%
58%
Genre Comedy
Created by Justin Spitzer
Cast America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Nico Santos, Nichole Sakura, Mark McKinney, Kaliko Kauahi
Seasons: 6
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Check out all seasons, including the latest season six episodes, of this single-camera sitcom about a group of employees at a fictional big box store called Cloud 9 and their day-to-day interactions with one another and the often oddball customers who come to shop there. The series premiered in 2015 to lackluster reviews but has been lauded in subsequent seasons for its talented cast and potential. The show went from a 64% approval rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes for season 1 to 100% for its subsequent seasons, suggesting it’s worth checking out, and sticking with it.

Transplant (2020)

75%
66%
Genre Drama
Created by Joseph Kay
Cast Hamza Haq, Laurence Leboeuf, John Hannah, Ayisha Issa, Jim Watson
Seasons: 1
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Hailing from Canada, this medical drama follows Bashir “Bash” Hamed, a Syrian refugee and doctor who begins to rebuild his life and career at a fictional hospital in Toronto, Ontario after immigrating to Canada. Unlike many of the other formulaic medical dramas of the past and present, the focus on this one is Bash’s struggles as an immigrant, and his unique abilities and intuitive nature that make him able to diagnose patient troubles much more quickly than his colleagues. This is due, in large part, to his time working in a war zone during the Syrian Civil War, and having seen a plethora of injuries and illnesses. NBC picked up U.S. broadcast rights for the show, which has already been renewed for a second season.

Mr. Mercedes (2017)

91%
72%
Genre Mystery, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama
Created by David E. Kelley (based on Stephen King novel trilogy)
Cast Brendan Gleeson, Harry Treadway, Kelly Lynch, Jharrel Jerome, Scott Lawrence, Robert Stanton
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This highly-rated crime drama is based on the Stephen King novel trilogy and the character of Bill Hodges. (The character of Holly Gibney from these same books inspired the HBO miniseries The Outsider.) Hodges, a retired detective, remains haunted by the one case he could never solve: A serial killer known as Mr. Mercedes murdered 16 people after driving a stolen car (a Mercedes, of course) through a line at a local job fair. While tormented by this unsolved case, Hodges also becomes further tortured by a young and fiercely smart psychopath named Brady Hartsfield. Then, the cat-and-mouse game begins. A fourth season hasn’t been confirmed yet since the network Audience on which the show aired has been discontinued. But the series hasn’t officially been cancelled, either.

The Capture (2019)

92%
72%
Genre Crime, Drama
Created by Ben Chanan
Cast Holliday Grainger, Callum Turner, Ron Perlman
Seasons: 1
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Originally airing on BBC One in 2019, this British mystery crime drama is set in present-day London where detective inspector Rachel Carey (Holliday Grainger) has arrested a U.K. Special Forces corporal named Shaun (Callum Turner) for an alleged kidnapping and murder. Mysteriously, while CCTV footage makes it impossible to dispute the charges against him, he is adamant that it’s all a conspiracy and he didn’t do it. Somewhere amidst the drama lies the truth. There are just six episodes in the first season of this series that has been credited with “revitalizing…a tired genre.”

Curious George (2006)

Genre Animation, Family, Kids
Created by Margret Rey, H.A. Rey, Alan J. Shalleck (books), Joe Fallon (series)
Cast Frank Welker, Jeff Bennett (narrated by William H. Macy, Rina Romano)
Seasons: 13
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The curious and mischievous little monkey has been a part of childhoods since 1941, and now the character will reappear on-screen to get up to more antics. The newer season, which debuted in 2018 on Family Jr. in Canada, is aimed at preschool-aged children and amps up the focus on education. While George is still his playful, funny, and troublemaking primate self, the series integrates concepts of STEM learning to help teach kids valuable skills and knowledge at a young age. As one would expect from this cheeky monkey, it will keep kids heartily giggling, too.

Cleopatra in Space (2020)

Genre Action & Adventure, Animation, Comedy
Cast Lilimar, Katie Crown, Jorge Diaz
Seasons: 3
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As the first DreamWorks Animation series to stream somewhere other than Netflix or Amazon Video at launch, this animated series is based on the graphic novel series of the same name by Mike Maihack. Geared toward kids ages 7 to 11, it tells the story of Cleopatra during her teenage years as she deals with the trials and tribulations of high school. Cleopatra travels through time and visits an Egyptian-themed planet ruled by talking cats, then enrolls in a special school to train for how to take down bad guys, and she eventually finds her way back home.

30 Rock (2006)

78%
73%
Genre Comedy
Created by Tina Fey
Cast Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer, Scott Adsit, Judah Friedlander, Alec Baldwin, Katrina Bowden, Keith Powell, Lonny Ross
Seasons: 7
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Relive all seven hilarious seasons of this sitcom, created by Tina Fey and starring the funny woman along with Alec Baldwin, Jane Krakowski, and Tracy Morgan. The series is loosely based on Fey’s real-life experiences as head writer on Saturday Night Live. It pulls back the curtain to show behind the scenes of a fictional live sketch comedy show called 30 Rock while also poking fun at the inner workings and unique personalities involved with such a fast-paced, quirky show. The series earned tons of awards and accolades throughout its run and is often included on best sitcoms lists.

Parenthood (2010)

88%
64%
Genre Drama
Created by Jason Katims (based on the Ron Howard film)
Cast Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, Monica Potter, Erika Christensen, Sam Jaeger, Savannah Paige Rae, Sarah Ramos, Max Burkholder
Seasons: 6
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This comedy-drama, loosely based on the 1989 Ron Howard film and the second TV adaptation of the concept, aired for six seasons from 2010 to 2015. It followed the lives of three generations of the Braverman family, including the patriarch, matriarch, and their four children and their respective families. This was essentially the early ’10s version of This Is Us.

Friday Night Lights (2006)

97%
83%
Genre Drama
Created by Brian Grazer, Peter Berg
Cast Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Gaius Charles, Zach Gilford, Minka Kelly, Adrianne Palicki, Taylor Kitsch, Jesse Plemons, Scott Porter, Michael B. Jordan
Seasons: 5
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Airing for five seasons from 2006 to 2011, this sports drama starring Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton, inspired by the 1990 nonfiction book by H.G. Bissinger and the 2004 film adaptation, was lauded for its realistic representation of football culture and small-town Middle America. It was popular among critics and viewers alike, who called it everything from heartfelt and raw to fresh and absorbing.

Cheers (1982)

Genre Comedy
Created by Glen Charles, Les Charles, James Burrows
Cast Ted Danson, Shelley Long, Nicholas Colasanto, Rhea Perlman, George Wendt, John Ratzenberger, Kelsey Grammer, Woody Harrelson, Kirstie Alley, Bebe Neuwirth
Seasons: 11
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Cheers is widely considered to be one of the best sitcoms ever to air on television. You can relive this ’80s and ’90s classic and all of its 11 seasons on the new streaming service. Every episode took place in the bar where everyone knows your name and followed the interactions of those who worked at the bar and those who patronized it. This series has gone down in the history books, and while some references are seriously dated, the stories and relationships among the characters are timeless.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013)

95%
73%
Genre Comedy, Crime
Created by Michael Schur, Daniel J. Goor
Cast Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti, Andre Braugher, Dirk Blocker, Joel McKinnon Miller
Seasons: 8
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Just a day after Fox abruptly decided to cancel this sitcom after five seasons, NBC swept in and saved the single-camera comedy for a sixth season. In late 2019, the show was renewed for season eight. The show stars former Saturday Night Live cast member Andy Samberg as Jake Peralta, an immature NYPD detective in the fictional 99th Precinct who butts heads with his new and very serious captain. But it’s the entire talented cast and the clever writing that makes this series one worth adding to your watch list.

Battlestar Galactica (2004)

Genre Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Drama
Created by Ronald D. Moore, Glen A. Larson
Cast Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber
Seasons: 4
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This 2002 military sci-fi series was a reimagining of the 1978 series of the same name about humans who live in a distant star system and are at war with an android race called the Cylons — that they, ironically, created. After a massive attack, only 50,000 of billions of people in the human race survive, thanks to civilian ships, and they must now try and escape to a colony known as Earth. It aired for four seasons back in 2004, and Peacock is also poised to offer a reboot of this series, headed by Mr. Robot‘s Sam Esmail, that will address the modern climate.

Downton Abbey (2010)

86%
80%
Genre Drama
Created by Julian Fellowes
Cast Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Brown Findlay, Maggie Smith, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Siobhan Finneran, and others
Seasons: 6
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Relive this British historical drama in its entirety, including all six seasons (no word on the movie). Set in the early 20th century in the fictional Yorkshire country estate, the series, which first aired in the U.S. on PBS, followed the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants. While fictional, the series covers real-life events and how they impact the British social hierarchy, from the sinking of the Titanic to the Spanish influenza pandemic. The series was well received and praised, earning tons of Emmy nominations and wins.

Parks and Recreation (2009)

93%
67%
Genre Comedy
Created by Greg Daniels, Michael Schur
Cast Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Paul Schneider, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, Jim O'Heir, Retta, Billy Eichner
Seasons: 7
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Park and Recreation is one of those hilarious series that, if you haven’t watched yet, you should — and those who already watched might very well be game for watching it all over again. Following the story of employees in the Parks Department of a fictional town called Pawnee, Indiana, the show aired for seven seasons. At the center of the plot were the small-town politics and red tape that made accomplishing things so difficult, though fans were able to get emotionally invested in every character.

Frasier (1993)

93%
79%
Genre Comedy
Created by David Angell, Peter Casey, David Lee
Cast Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin, John Mahoney
Seasons: 11
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The tune Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs, sung by Kelsey Grammer, is instantly recognizable as the theme to this series, one of the most successful spin-offs ever to grace the small screen. Borne from Cheers, Frasier delved deeper into the story of one of the bar’s frequent patrons: Frasier Crane (Grammer), a successful psychiatrist and radio advice show host. Alongside Frasier, the series introduced a host of memorable characters, including his elderly father, Martin (John Mahoney); Martin’s caregiver, Daphne (Jane Leeves); Frasier’s conservative and uptight brother, Niles (David Hyde Pierce); and Frasier’s producer, Roz (Peri Gilpin). Running for 11 seasons, it isn’t only one of the most successful spin-offs in television history and is also widely considered to be one of the best sitcoms ever.

The Carol Burnett Show (1967)

Genre Comedy, Family
Created by Carol Burnett
Cast Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner, Tim Conway, Dick Van Dyke
Seasons: 11
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A trailblazer in the world of variety and sketch comedy, Burnett is one of the biggest comedic talents of the past few generations. Relive her original CBS series, which aired for 11 seasons in the ’70s and won 25 Primetime Emmy Awards. It’s often found on aggregated lists of the best television series of all time. Starring other huge names in comedy through its run, the show paved the way for others to create memorable parodies and skits that can make viewers belly-laugh. Among its best were As the Stomach Turns (a parody of soap opera As The World Turns) and Kitchen Commercials.

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)

Genre Talk
Created by Steve Allen, William O. Harbach, Dwight Hemion, Sylvester L. Weaver, Jr.
Cast Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon
Seasons: 30
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While The Tonight Show continues its successful run as the most popular late-night talk show, nothing beats Johnny Carson’s version of the series, which he hosted for 30 years from 1962 to 1992. Harken back to the old days by watching his interviews with celebrities of all kinds, marveling at his ever-quick wit and impeccable comedic timing. Recall how some of the biggest names in comedy performed sets on the show when they were just up-and-comers. And enjoy Carson’s casual conversational approach and entertainment segments that late-night talk show hosts continue to try and emulate today.

Suits (2011)

90%
65%
Genre Drama
Created by Aaron Korsh
Cast Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Rick Hoffman, Meghan Markle, Sarah Rafferty, Gina Torres, Amanda Schull, Dule Hill, Katherine Heigl
Seasons: 9
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The series centers around a bunch of wealthy, arrogant, and successful corporate lawyers in New York running a firm and winning cases by doing whatever necessary to make their clients happy. When they happen upon a brilliant, young, aspiring lawyer named Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), the firm’s top lawyer, Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), hires him on the spot. Except there’s one small but meaningful issue: Mike never graduated from Harvard and doesn’t actually have a degree or license to practice law. While the series first focuses on Mike and Harvey becoming the perfect team while also trying to hide the truth, it evolves into much more through its nine seasons. Keep an eye out for Duchess Meghan Markle, who had a starring role in the first eight seasons.

House (2004)

90%
75%
Genre Drama, Comedy, Mystery
Created by David Shore
Cast Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard, Jennifer Morrison, Jesse Spencer, Peter Jacobson, Kal Penn, Olivia Wilde, Amber Tamblyn, Odette Annable, Charlyne Yi
Seasons: 8
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One of the first, if not the first, medical dramas centered around an eccentric doctor, the concept has been played out in many ways since House graced our TV screens back in 2004. But still, no one has quite managed to top Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie), a surly but brilliant doctor who can’t stand the typical conventions of his job. Not to mention that he’s addicted to painkillers, which gives him a slight edge. But despite his quirks, Dr. House always manages to figure out what is going on with even the most mysterious and puzzling illnesses, often right in the nick of time. While the episodes get weird and can be repetitive and formulaic through the eight seasons, the wonderful performances by Laurie and other supporting cast members make it totally entertaining the whole way through.

Monk (2002)

Genre Drama, Mystery, Crime, Comedy
Created by Andy Breckman
Cast Tony Shalhoub, Ted Levine, Jason Gray-Stanford
Seasons: 8
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Before starring as Midge Maisel’s quirky father in Amazon Prime Video series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Tony Shalhoub played another character with quirks in this comedy-drama. While it’s technically a police procedural, the series also takes a comedic tone at times. Adrian Monk (Shalhoub) is a detective who suffers a nervous breakdown following the suspicious death of his wife that also causes his symptoms relating to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) to worsen. But he manages to return to work as a private detective, solving every case that comes across his desk. The series won eight Emmy Awards and broke viewership records.

Two and a Half Men (2003)

65%
67%
Genre Comedy, Drama
Created by Chuck Lorre, Lee Aronsohn
Cast Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones, Marin Hinkle, Melanie Lynskey, Holland Taylor, Conchata Ferrell, Jennifer Taylor, April Bowlby, Ashton Kutcher
Seasons: 12
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When Charlie Sheen left this popular hit comedy show, fans thought all was lost. However, Ashton Kutcher took over Sheen’s role to continue the long-running series after the first eight seasons captivated audiences. Sheen starred as Charlie Harper, a womanizing bachelor living in a beach house and earning money off writing jingles for commercials. His life, however, was upended when his about-to-be-divorced younger brother, Alan (Jon Cryer), showed up unexpectedly with his 10-year-old son, Jake (Angus T. Jones), looking for a place to crash. And, well, he never left. The chemistry among the three leads was unmatched, and while the storyline to integrate Kutcher’s character was odd, the series still captured viewers for another four seasons.

Top Chef (2006)

Genre Reality
Created by Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz (executive producers)
Cast Katie Lee, Padma Lahshmi (hosts), various judges, various contestants
Seasons: 18
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This long-running reality competition series from Bravo has been pitting chefs against one another in intense cooking competitions since the early ’00s. An ever-changing panel of celebrity judges and notable chefs taste their culinary masterpieces, provide feedback week after week, and, eventually, crown a winner. In addition to this original series, check out one of many spin-offs: Top Chef Masters.

American Ninja Warrior (2009)

Genre Reality
Created by Based on Sasuke by Ushio Higuchi
Cast Matt Iseman, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, various competitors
Seasons: 13
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A thrilling watch for the entire family, ridiculously fit athletes from all across America train all year long to be able to conquer some of the most difficult, wild, and exciting obstacle courses that test their strength, determination, focus, and skill. Based on the Japanese TV series Sasuke, Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila provide exciting play-by-plays as the competitors try to make it through to the end quickly and without falling in order to advance to the next level. The ultimate goal? Defeating the final, brutally-difficult course: Mount Midoriyama. With 11 seasons under its belt, only three people have completed the course, two taking home the million-dollar prize for doing it the fastest. Peacock offers next-day access to the current 12th season as fans eagerly watch to see if anyone, including their returning favorites, will make it to the end this year.

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