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Best Drama TV Shows

Hannibal

Hannibal

7.8/10
April 4, 2013 on NBC
Both a gift and a curse, Graham has the extraordinary ability to think like his prey—he sees what they see, feels what they feel. But while Graham is pursuing an especially troubling, cannibalistic murderer, Special Agent Jack Crawford teams him with a hi
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GenresDrama
Number Of Seasons3
Created ByBryan Fuller
NetworksNBC
First Air DateApril 4, 2013
Last Air DateAugust 27, 2015
StatusEnded
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Call the Midwife

Call the Midwife

6.9/10
January 15, 2012 on BBC One
Drama following the lives of a group of midwives working in the poverty-stricken East End of London during the 1950s, based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth.
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GenresDrama
Number Of Seasons7
Created ByHeidi Thomas
NetworksBBC One
First Air DateJanuary 15, 2012
Last Air DateMarch 11, 2018
StatusReturning Series
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The Newsroom

The Newsroom

8.1/10
June 24, 2012 on HBO
A behind-the-scenes look at the people who make a nightly cable-news program. Focusing on a network anchor, his new executive producer, the newsroom staff and their boss, the series tracks their quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of corporat
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GenresDrama
Number Of Seasons3
Created ByAaron Sorkin
NetworksHBO
First Air DateJune 24, 2012
Last Air DateDecember 14, 2014
StatusEnded
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Ray Donovan

Ray Donovan

7.4/10
June 30, 2013 on Showtime
Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan does the dirty work for LA's top power players, and makes their problems disappear. His father's unexpected release from prison sets off a chain of events that shakes the Donovan family to its
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GenresDrama
Number Of Seasons6
Created ByAnn Biderman
NetworksShowtime
First Air DateJune 30, 2013
Last Air DateJanuary 6, 2019
StatusReturning Series
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Six Feet Under

Six Feet Under

8.2/10
June 3, 2001 on HBO
A darkly comic look at members of a dysfunctional L.A. family that run a funeral business.  When death is your business, what is your life? For the Fisher family, the world outside of their family-owned funeral home continues to be at least as challengin
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GenresDrama
Number Of Seasons5
Created ByAlan Ball
NetworksHBO
First Air DateJune 3, 2001
Last Air DateAugust 21, 2005
StatusEnded
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Penny Dreadful

Penny Dreadful

7.6/10
May 11, 2014 on Showtime
Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves
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GenresDrama
Number Of Seasons3
Created ByJohn Logan
NetworksShowtime
First Air DateMay 11, 2014
Last Air DateJune 19, 2016
StatusEnded
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90210

90210

4.7/10
September 2, 2008 on The CW
90210 revolves around several students at the fictional West Beverly Hills High School, including new Beverly Hills residents Annie Wilson and Dixon Wilson. Their father, Harry Wilson, has returned from Kansas to his Beverly Hills childhood home with his
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GenresDrama
Number Of Seasons5
Created ByJeff Judah
NetworksThe CW
First Air DateSeptember 2, 2008
Last Air DateMay 13, 2013
StatusCanceled
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Parenthood

Parenthood

7.3/10
March 2, 2010 on NBC
Parenthood is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Jason Katims. Loosely based on the 1989 film of the same title, Parenthood tells of the Braverman clan which consists of an older couple, their four children and their families.
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GenresDrama
Number Of Seasons6
Created ByJason Katims
NetworksNBC
First Air DateMarch 2, 2010
Last Air DateJanuary 29, 2015
StatusEnded
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Crossing Jordan

Crossing Jordan

6.8/10
September 24, 2001 on NBC
Crossing Jordan is an American television crime/drama series that stars Jill Hennessy as Jordan Cavanaugh, M.D., a crime-solving forensic pathologist employed in the Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
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    GenresDrama
    Number Of Seasons6
    Created ByTim Kring
    NetworksNBC
    First Air DateSeptember 24, 2001
    Last Air DateMay 16, 2007
    StatusEnded
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    Hill Street Blues

    Hill Street Blues

    7.4/10
    January 15, 1981 on NBC
    Hill Street Blues is an American serial police drama that was first aired on NBC in 1981 and ran for 146 episodes on primetime into 1987. Chronicling the lives of the staff of a single police precinct in an unnamed American city, the show received critica
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    GenresDrama
    Number Of Seasons7
    Created BySteven Bochco
    NetworksNBC
    First Air DateJanuary 15, 1981
    Last Air DateMay 12, 1987
    StatusEnded
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    The Romanoffs

    The Romanoffs

    7.1/10
    October 11, 2018 on Amazon
    An anthology series centered around people who believe themselves to be the modern-day descendants of the Romanov family.
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    GenresDrama
    Number Of Seasons1
    Created ByMatthew Weiner
    NetworksAmazon
    First Air DateOctober 11, 2018
    Last Air DateNovember 22, 2018
    StatusReturning Series
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    Treme

    Treme

    8/10
    April 11, 2010 on HBO
    Tremé takes its name from a neighborhood of New Orleans and portrays life in the aftermath of the 2005 hurricane. Beginning three months after Hurricane Katrina, the residents of New Orleans, including musicians, chefs, Mardi Gras Indians, and other New O
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    GenresDrama
    Number Of Seasons4
    Created ByDavid Simon
    NetworksHBO
    First Air DateApril 11, 2010
    Last Air DateDecember 29, 2013
    StatusEnded
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    In Treatment

    In Treatment

    8/10
    January 28, 2008 on HBO
    Set within the highly charged confines of individual psychotherapy sessions and centering around Dr. Paul Weston, a psychotherapist who exhibits an insightful, reserved demeanor while treating his patients—but displays a crippling insecurity while counsel
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      GenresDrama
      Number Of Seasons3
      Created ByHagai Levi
      NetworksHBO
      First Air DateJanuary 28, 2008
      Last Air DateDecember 7, 2010
      StatusEnded
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      John from Cincinnati

      John from Cincinnati

      7.1/10
      June 10, 2007 on HBO
      In Imperial Beach, California, the Yosts—a dysfunctional family of surfers—intersect with two new arrivals to the community: a dim-but-wealthy surfing enthusiast and man spurned by the Yosts years ago.
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      GenresDrama
      Number Of Seasons1
      Created ByKem Nunn
      NetworksHBO
      First Air DateJune 10, 2007
      Last Air DateAugust 12, 2007
      StatusEnded
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      Light as a Feather

      Light as a Feather

      6/10
      October 12, 2018 on Hulu
      Five teen girls deal with the supernatural fallout stemming from an innocent game of “Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board.” When the girls start dying off in the exact way that was predicted, the survivors must figure out why they’re being targeted — and
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      GenresDrama
      Number Of Seasons1
      Created ByR. Lee Fleming Jr.
      NetworksHulu
      First Air DateOctober 12, 2018
      Last Air DateOctober 12, 2018
      StatusReturning Series
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      Good Girls Revolt

      Good Girls Revolt

      8/10
      November 4, 2015 on Amazon
      A look at the personal and professional lives of employees at an American news magazine in the late 1960s.
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        GenresDrama
        Number Of Seasons1
        Created ByDana Calvo
        NetworksAmazon
        First Air DateNovember 4, 2015
        Last Air DateOctober 28, 2016
        StatusCanceled
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        Queer As Folk

        Queer As Folk

        8/10
        December 3, 2000 on Showtime
        Brash humor and genuine emotion make up this original series revolving around the lives, loves, ambitions, careers and friendships of a group of gay men and women living on Liberty Avenue in contemporary Pittsburgh, PA. The show offers an unapologetic loo
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          GenresDrama
          Number Of Seasons5
          Created ByRon Cowen
          NetworksShowtime
          First Air DateDecember 3, 2000
          Last Air DateAugust 7, 2005
          StatusEnded
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          The L Word

          The L Word

          6.7/10
          January 18, 2004 on Showtime
          A group of lesbian friends struggle with romance and careers in Los Angeles.
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            GenresDrama
            Number Of Seasons6
            Created ByIlene Chaiken
            NetworksShowtime
            First Air DateJanuary 18, 2004
            Last Air DateMarch 8, 2009
            StatusCanceled
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            Feed the Beast

            Feed the Beast

            6.2/10
            June 5, 2016 on AMC
            For two friends on the brink of losing everything, a dusty pipe dream of opening up an upscale restaurant in their hometown of the Bronx is all they have left to turn their lives around. Together, they take on the insanity of the New York restaurant world
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            GenresDrama
            Number Of Seasons1
            Created ByClyde Phillips
            NetworksAMC
            First Air DateJune 5, 2016
            Last Air DateAugust 2, 2016
            StatusCanceled
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