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The Best Genius TV Shows

Finding a good Genius TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Genius TV shows of all time streaming online.

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1. Suits

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8.5/10
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87/100
Year: 2011-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 9
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: While running from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant young college-dropout, slips into a job interview with one of New York City's best legal closers, Harvey Specter. Tired of cookie-cutter law school grads, Harvey takes a gamble by hiring Mike on the spot after he recognizes his raw talent and photographic memory.

Where to Watch: 108 episodes (87%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video). 17 episodes (14%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (USA). 124 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. Family Guy

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83/100
Year: 1999-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 17
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: Sick, twisted, politically incorrect and Freakin' Sweet animated series featuring the adventures of the dysfunctional Griffin family. Bumbling Peter and long-suffering Lois have three kids. Stewie (a brilliant but sadistic baby bent on killing his mother and taking over the world), Meg (the oldest, and is the most unpopular girl in town) and Chris (the middle kid, he's not very bright but has a passion for movies). The final member of the family is Brian - a talking dog and much more than a pet, he keeps Stewie in check whilst sipping Martinis and sorting through his own life issues.

Where to Watch: 31 episodes (9%) are available to watch free online (Adult Swim, FOX & Yahoo View). 326 episodes (97%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hulu). 96 episodes (28%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (FX, TBS, FOX & 1 other). 334 episodes (99%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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3. BoJack Horseman

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82/100
Year: 2014-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 5
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: Meet the most beloved sitcom horse of the 90s - 20 years later. BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit TV show "Horsin' Around," but today he's washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about everything, and wearing colorful sweaters.

Where to Watch: 60 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 5 episodes (8%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (Comedy Central).

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4. Cowboy Bebop

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75/100
Year: 1998-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Anime

What it's about: In 2071, roughly fifty years after an accident with a hyperspace gateway made the Earth almost uninhabitable, humanity has colonized most of the rocky planets and moons of the Solar System. Amid a rising crime rate, the Inter Solar System Police (ISSP) set up a legalized contract system, in which registered bounty hunters (also referred to as "Cowboys") chase criminals and bring them in alive in return for a reward.

Where to Watch: 26 episodes (96%) are available to watch free online (Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Tubi TV & 1 other). 26 episodes (96%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 26 episodes (96%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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5. Scorpion

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69/100
Year: 2014-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 4
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Based on a true story, Scorpion is a high-octane drama about eccentric genius Walter O’Brien and his team of brilliant misfits who comprise the last line of defense against complex, high-tech threats of the modern age. As Homeland Security’s new think tank, O’Brien’s “Scorpion” team includes Toby Curtis, an expert behaviorist who can read anyone; Happy Quinn, a mechanical prodigy; and Sylvester Dodd, a statistics guru.

Where to Watch: 93 episodes (99%) are available to stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access). 93 episodes (99%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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6. Genius

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68/100
Year: 2017-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 3
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Anthology series about famous geniuses with the first season charting how Albert Einstein unlocked the mysteries of the atom and the universe, and the second exploring the passionate nature and relentless creative drive of Pablo Picasso.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (19%) are available to watch free online (NatGeo). 20 episodes (95%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. Eureka

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Year: 2006-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 5
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: The sleep Pacific Northwest town of Eureka is hiding a mysterious secret. The government has been relocating the world's geniuses and their families to this rustic town for years where innovation and chaos have lived hand in hand. U.S. Marshal Jack Carter stumbles upon this odd town after wrecking his car and becoming stranded there. When the denizens of the town unleash on unknown scientific creation, Carter jumps in to try to restore order and consequently learns of one of the country's best kept secrets.

Where to Watch: 77 episodes (99%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video). 78 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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8. Dexter's Laboratory

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65/100
Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-GSeasons: 4
Comedy, Animation

What it's about: Dexter's Laboratory is an American comic science fiction animated children's television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network. The series follows Dexter, a boy-genius with a secret laboratory filled with his collection of inventions. He constantly battles his sister Dee Dee, who always gains access despite his best efforts to keep her out, as well as his arch-rival and neighbor, Mandark. The series' first two seasons contain additional segments: Dial M for Monkey, which focuses on Dexter's pet lab monkey-turned-superhero, and The Justice Friends, about a trio of superheroes who share an apartment.Tartakovsky first pitched the series to Hanna-Barbera's animated shorts showcase World Premiere Toons, basing it on student films he produced while attending the California Institute of the Arts. Four shorts were created and broadcast on Cartoon Network in 1995 and 1996 before viewer approval ratings convinced the network to order a 13-episode first season, which premiered on April 28, 1996. By 1999, 52 episodes and a television movie had been produced, and Tartakovsky then left the series to begin work on his other projects, Samurai Jack and Star Wars: Clone Wars. In 2001, the network revived the series under a different production team at Cartoon Network Studios, and after 26 more episodes, the series ended on November 20, 2003.

Where to Watch: 16 episodes (7%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 114 episodes (50%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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9. Perception

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Year: 2012-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 3
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: Dr. Daniel Pierce, a neuroscientist and professor, is recruited to help the federal government crack difficult cases. His intimate knowledge of human behavior and masterful understanding of the mind give him an extraordinary ability to read people, but his eccentric view of the world and less-than-stellar social skills can often interfere with his work.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (26%) are available to watch free online (ABC). 39 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 39 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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10. Numb3rs

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63/100
Year: 2006-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 6
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Inspired by actual cases and experiences, Numb3rs depicts the confluence of police work and mathematics in solving crime as an FBI agent recruits his mathematical genius brother to help solve a wide range of challenging crimes in Los Angeles from a very different perspective.

Where to Watch: 118 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hulu). 118 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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11. Merlí

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8.6/10
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61/100
Year: 2015-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 3
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: TV series about a high school philosophy teacher, Merlí, who teaches in an original way, and about the students of his class, including his own son, and the relationship, friendship, love, and problems between the students of the class.

Where to Watch: 13 episodes (33%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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12. Breaking In

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59/100
Year: 2011-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: Contra Security is a high tech security firm that specializes in breaking in as a way to test security measures. The team members comprise various skills, and even more various personalities.

Where to Watch: 13 episodes (65%) are available to watch free online (Sony Crackle). 7 episodes (35%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video). 13 episodes (65%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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13. Kim Possible

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Year: 2002-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 4
Action & Adventure, Animation

What it's about: Kim Possible is an American animated action-adventure comedy television series about a teenage crime fighter who has the task of dealing with worldwide, family, and school issues every day. The show is action-oriented, but also has a light-hearted atmosphere and often lampoons the conventions and clichés of the secret-agent and action genres. It marked the second animated Disney Channel Original Series, and was the first series to be produced by Walt Disney Television Animation, in association with Disney Channel.Kim Possible was the Disney Channel's longest running original animated series until it was surpassed by Phineas and Ferb.

Where to Watch: 81 episodes (90%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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14. Unforgettable

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54/100
Year: 2011-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 4
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Former Syracuse, New York, police detective Carrie Wells has hyperthymesia, a rare medical condition that gives her the ability to visually remember everything. She reluctantly joins the New York City Police Department's Queens homicide unit after her former boyfriend and partner asks for help with solving a case. The move allows her to try to find out the one thing she has been unable to remember, which is what happened the day her sister was murdered.

Where to Watch: 62 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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15. The Pretender

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Year: 1996-2019Seasons: 4
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Jordan is a Pretender – a genius whose exceptional intelligence allows him to assume various identities at will, be it doctor, test pilot or lawyer. Taken from his parents at an early age, Jarod was brought up in the Centre, a think-tank facility where he believed his computer-like mind was being used to benefit manking. But when he learned the simulations he solved were being sold to the highest-bidder no matter what their intent, Jarod escaped. Now on the run, Jarod embarks on a search for his true identity while also attempting to balance out any wrong his simulations have caused by helping people who are as powerless as he once was.

Where to Watch: 44 episodes (51%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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16. Wisdom of the Crowd

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54/100
Year: 2017-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A tech innovator creates a cutting-edge crowd-sourcing hub to solve his own daughter's murder, as well as revolutionizing crime solving in San Francisco.

Where to Watch: 13 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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17. Doogie Howser, M.D.

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Year: 1989-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 4
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Doogie Howser, M.D. is an American television comedy-drama starring Neil Patrick Harris as a teenage physician who also faces the problems of being a normal teenager. Creators Steven Bochco and David E. Kelley, partnering with ABC, aired the show from 1989 to 1993 for four seasons totaling 97 episodes.

Where to Watch: 97 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Yahoo View). 97 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu).

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18. Big Hero 6 The Series

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51/100
Year: 2017-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 3
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Picking up immediately following the events in the feature film, these are the continuing adventures and friendship of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro and his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax. As the new prodigy at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology, Hiro now faces daunting academic challenges and the social trials of being the little man on campus. Off campus, the stakes are raised for the high-tech heroes as they must protect their city from an array of scientifically enhanced villains.

Where to Watch: 16 episodes (67%) are available to watch free online (DisneyNOW). 18 episodes (75%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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19. Nash Bridges

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Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 6
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Nash Bridges is an American television police drama created by Carlton Cuse. The show starred Don Johnson and Cheech Marin as two Inspectors with the San Francisco Police Department's Special Investigations Unit. The show ran for six seasons on CBS from March 29, 1996 to May 4, 2001 with a total of 122 episodes being produced.The show has aired in over 70 countries. It currently airs in the Middle East on MBC's newly launched Action block MBC Action, DR2 in Denmark, Crime & Investigation Network, WGN America, Universal HD in the United States, TV1 in Australia, 13th Street in The Netherlands and Universal Channel in Serbia.

Where to Watch: 50 episodes (41%) are available to stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access).

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20. Texhnolyze

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Year: 2003-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Animation, Drama

What it's about: Texhnolyze is a Japanese anime television series directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki, from a screenplay by Chiaki Konaka, and produced by Yasuyuki Ueda, with original character design by Yoshitoshi ABe.The events take place in the vibrant yet dilapidated underground city of Lux. Denizens of Lux have come to call it "The City" and treat it as a sentient force. Three factions vie for control of the city: the Organo, a strictly professional conglomerate with ties to the criminal underworld in the prosthetics business; the Union, a fanatical populist group interfering with Organo's affairs; and Racan, a marauding group of Texhnolyzed youths. The series has an ensemble cast, but events particularly focus on Ichise, a stoic prize fighter who loses a leg and an arm to satisfy an enraged promoter; Onishi, a young but level-headed executive of the Organo who has many enemies; and Ran, a little girl who has a very important gift that affects the entire city. As they struggle to accept the challenges that they are dealt, the characters bear witness to major events that determine whether the city continues to exist.Texhnolyze aired on Fuji Television from April 16, 2003 to September 24 of the same year, totaling twenty episodes. Two "secret" episodes were included in the DVD release.

Where to Watch: 22 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Microsoft).

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21. How We Got to Now

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Year: 2014-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Documentary, History

What it's about: How We Got To Now with Steven Johnson is a six part documentary series that reveals the story behind the remarkable ideas that made modern life possible; the unsung heroes that brought them into the world – and the unexpected and bizarre consequences each of these innovations has triggered.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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22. Breakthrough

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Year: 2015-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Documentary

What it's about: Providing a thought-provoking and imaginative perspective on scientific discovery as it unfolds, each episode follows scientific explorers working on cutting-­edge projects with breakthrough potential, revealing the world of tomorrow... today.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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23. Liar Game

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Year: 2014-2019Seasons: 2
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: This drama is about various contestants take part in a game show with a prize of 10 billion won wherein contestants are encouraged to cheat and lie. The contestants who able to cheat the others will wins the prize but debt if he/she loses the game. Contestants include genius swindler Cha Woo Jin and naive college student Nam Da Jung. Meanwhile, Kang Do Young will play the MC and planner of this game show.

Where to Watch: 22 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll).

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24. Einstein

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Year: 2017-2019Seasons: 1
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What it's about: Felix Winterberg is the great-great-grandson of the famous Albert Einstein and himself a recognized physics genius. Because of a deadly hereditary disease, the brilliant researcher only has a few years left - which he wants to make as labor-intensive as possible thanks to various illegal stimulants.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (36%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video). 4 episodes (36%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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25. Genius of the Modern World

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Year: 2016-2019Rated: TV-GSeasons: 1
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: Historian Bettany Hughes retraces the lives of three great thinkers whose ideas shaped the modern world - Karl Marx, Frederick Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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26. American Genius

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Year: 2015-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
History, Documentary

What it's about: Behind every great genius was a great rival - an unstoppable adversary whose incredible vision, determination, and ambition is their match. Out of their struggles came the world's most brilliant inventions, the spoils of the heated battle between competitors.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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27. Smartest Guy in the Room

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Year: 2016-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Documentary, Game Show

What it's about: Smartest Guy in the Room pits geniuses with 140+ IQs against one another as they compete in challenges involving feats of skill across a variety of topics.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).