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List of 1996 TV Shows on Comedy Central

Browse the full list of 1996 TV shows streaming on Comedy Central. Sort by Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB rating, popularity and more to find something to watch!

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1. Case Closed

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72/100
Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 28
Action & Adventure, Anime

What it's about: The son of a world famous mystery writer, Jimmy Kudo, has achieved his own notoriety by assisting the local police as a student detective. He has always been able to solve the most difficult of criminal cases using his wits and power of reason.

Where to Watch: 99 episodes (5%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 55 episodes (3%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Hulu & Crunchyroll). 122 episodes (6%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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2. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

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Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 25
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What it's about: Trevor Noah and The World's Fakest News Team tackle the biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture.

Where to Watch: 23 episodes (1%) are available to watch free online (Comedy Central & YouTube). 656 episodes (16%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (Comedy Central). 573 episodes (14%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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3. 3rd Rock from the Sun

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Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 6
Comedy, Science-Fiction

What it's about: 3rd Rock from the Sun is an American sitcom that aired from 1996 to 2001 on NBC. The show is about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth, which they consider to be a very insignificant planet. The extraterrestrials pose as a human family in order to observe the behavior of human beings.

Where to Watch: 139 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Sony Crackle, Tubi TV & Vudu). 139 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video). 139 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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4. Everybody Loves Raymond

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Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 9
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What it's about: Everybody Loves Raymond is an American television sitcom starring Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, Doris Roberts, and Peter Boyle. It originally ran on CBS from September 13, 1996, to May 16, 2005. Many of the situations from the show are based on the real-life experiences of Romano, creator/producer Phil Rosenthal and the show's writing staff. The main characters on the show are also loosely based on Romano's and Rosenthal's real-life family members.The show reruns in syndication on various channels, such as TBS, TV Land, and in most TV markets on local stations. From 2000 to 2007, KingWorld distributed the show for off-network syndication and Warner Bros. Television Distribution handled international distribution. In 2007, CBS Television Distribution took over King World's distribution. CBS only owns American syndication rights; ancillary rights are controlled by HBO and Warner Bros. Television.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (5%) are available to watch free online (TVLand). 11 episodes (5%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (TVLand). 212 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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5. Dexter's Laboratory

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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 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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6. Beast Wars: Transformers

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Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 3
Action & Adventure, Animation

What it's about: Two spaceships, one manned by benevolent Maximals, the other by evil Predacons, crash-land on a pre-humanoid planet while en route to Earth. Their crews assume indigenous animal forms to protect themselves from an overabundance of natural energy, transforming into robots to do battle. Thus, the Beast Wars have begun...

Where to Watch: 51 episodes (98%) are available to watch free online (Tubi TV).

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7. Hey Arnold!

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67/100
Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-GSeasons: 5
Animation, Children

What it's about: The daily life of Arnold--a fourth-grader with a wild imagination, street smarts and a head shaped like a football.

Where to Watch: 99 episodes (53%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 1 episodes (1%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (Nick). 101 episodes (54%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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8. Rurouni Kenshin

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66/100
Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 4
Action & Adventure, Anime

What it's about: The Meiji Era was one of great renewal for Japan, where swords and killing were outlawed. However, many survivors from the time of Revolution still live, lurking in the shadows and waiting for a chance to use their killing blades again. Only Kenshin Himura, formerly one of the most brutal of killers, hopes to keep his swordsman's honor and still live in the new era.

Where to Watch: 114 episodes (97%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Prime Video & Hulu).

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9. Silent Witness

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Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 23
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Silent Witness is a British crime thriller series focusing on a team of forensic pathology experts and their investigations into various crimes.

Where to Watch: 200 episodes (94%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & BritBox). 210 episodes (99%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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10. Forensic Files

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Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 15
Documentary, Crime

What it's about: Forensic Files profiles intriguing crimes, accidents, and outbreaks of disease from around the world. Follow coroners, medical examiners, law enforcement personnel and legal experts as they seek the answers to baffling and mysterious cases, which have been ripped from the headlines.

Where to Watch: 390 episodes (94%) are available to watch free online (Sony Crackle, Tubi TV, Vudu & 1 other). 310 episodes (75%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hulu). 384 episodes (93%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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11. Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

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Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-GSeasons: 7
Children, Comedy

What it's about: Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is an American sitcom based on the Archie comic book series of the same name. The show premiered on September 27, 1996 on ABC to over 17 million viewers in its "T.G.I.F." line-up.The show stars Melissa Joan Hart as Sabrina Spellman, an American teenage half-witch who, on her sixteenth birthday, discovers she has magical powers. She lives with her 600-year-old aunts, European witches Hilda and Zelda, and their magical talking cat Salem in the fictional town of Westbridge, Massachusetts through most of the series.The series' first four seasons aired on ABC from September 27, 1996 to May 5, 2000; the final three seasons ran on The WB from September 22, 2000 to April 24, 2003.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (6%) are available to watch free online (CBS). 163 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & CBS All Access). 163 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & FandangoNOW).

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12. 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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13. Dragon Ball GT

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Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 4
Action & Adventure, Anime

What it's about: Ten years have passed since Goku left his friends and family to hone his skills. But Goku soon finds himself helpless against the mystical power of the Dragon Balls and an accidental wish made by the devious Emperor Pilaf. His desire; that Goku once again become a child! Not daunted by this small setback, Goku, together with Trunks, and his own granddaughter Pan, blast off into the outer reaches of space in search of the mysterious Blackstar Dragon Balls. But these Dragon Balls have a fatal secret: if not collected within one year Earth will be destroyed.

Where to Watch: 82 episodes (73%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 83 episodes (73%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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14. Superman: The Animated Series

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63/100
Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 4
Action & Adventure, Animation

What it's about: Superman, an incredibly powerful alien from the planet Krypton, defends Metropolis from supercriminals. Superman hides his identity behind the glasses of Clark Kent; a mild-mannered reporter for the newspaper the Daily Planet. At the Daily Planet Superman works with fellow reporter Lois Lane and photographer Jimmy Olsen.

Where to Watch: 54 episodes (81%) are available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe). 57 episodes (85%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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15. Arthur

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61/100
Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 24
Animation, Children

What it's about: The show revolves around the lives of 8-year-old Arthur Read, an anthropomorphic aardvark, his friends and family, and their daily interactions with each other.

Where to Watch: 7 episodes (1%) are available to watch free online (PBS Kids & YouTube). 223 episodes (46%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & PBS Kids). 286 episodes (59%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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16. The Dana Carvey Show

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60/100
Year: 1996-2019Seasons: 1
Comedy

What it's about: The Dana Carvey Show was an American sketch comedy television show that aired on ABC during the spring of 1996. Dana Carvey was the host and principal player on the show while Louis C.K. served as head writer.The show's cast consists heavily of Saturday Night Live and Second City alumni including Carvey, Steve Carell, Bill Chott, Stephen Colbert, Elon Gold, Chris McKinney, Heather Morgan, Peggy Shay, Robert Smigel, and James Stephens III. The writing team also included Charlie Kaufman, Louis C.K., Jon Glaser, Dino Stamatopoulos, Spike Feresten, and Robert Carlock.The Dana Carvey Show aired for only seven of the planned 10 episodes. While the program was short-lived and featured controversial material, it has since been considered ahead of its time. The show is also recognized for providing early exposure to Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert, two comedians who would go on to have critical success many years later. In addition, The Dana Carvey Show served as a launchpad for Smigel's popular series of TV Funhouse cartoons.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Sony Crackle). 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 8 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Verizon).

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17. The Steve Harvey Show

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Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 6
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: The Steve Harvey Show is an American sitcom that aired for six seasons from August 25, 1996 to February 17, 2002 on The WB Television Network. It was created by Winifred Hervey and directed by Stan Lathan.

Where to Watch: 80 episodes (66%) are available to watch free online (Sony Crackle).

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18. Blue's Clues

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Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-GSeasons: 7
Children, Animation

What it's about: Blue's Clues is an American children's television show that premiered on September 8, 1996 on the cable television network Nickelodeon, and ran for ten years, until August 6, 2006. Producers Angela Santomero, Todd Kessler and Traci Paige Johnson combined concepts from child development and early-childhood education with innovative animation and production techniques that helped their viewers learn. It was hosted originally by Steve Burns, who left in 2002 to pursue a music career, and later by Donovan Patton. Burns was a crucial reason for the show's success, and rumors that surrounded his departure were an indication of the show's emergence as a cultural phenomenon. Blue's Clues became the highest-rated show for preschoolers on American commercial television and was crucial to Nickelodeon's growth. It has been called "one of the most successful, critically acclaimed, and ground-breaking preschool television series of all time". A spin-off called Blue's Room premiered in 2004.The show's producers and creators presented material in narrative format instead of the more traditional magazine format, used repetition to reinforce its curriculum, and structured every episode the same way. They used research about child development and young children's viewing habits that had been conducted in the thirty years since the debut of Sesame Street in the U.S. They revolutionized the genre by inviting their viewers' involvement. Research was part of the creative and decision-making process in the production of the show, and was integrated into all aspects and stages of the creative process. Blue's Clues was the first cutout animation series for preschoolers, and resembled a storybook in its use of primary colors and its simple construction paper shapes of familiar objects with varied colors and textures. Its home-based setting was familiar to American children, but had a look unlike other children's TV shows. A live production of Blue's Clues, which used many of the production innovations developed by the show's creators, toured the U.S. starting in 1999. As of 2002, over 2 million people had attended over 1,000 performances.

Where to Watch: 30 episodes (20%) are available to watch free online (Vudu). 148 episodes (97%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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19. Our Friends in the North

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Year: 1996-2019Seasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: Examines the politics and change across Britain from the Sixties to the Nineties seen through the varying fortunes of four friends.

Where to Watch: 9 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).

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20. Kenan & Kel

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Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 5
Comedy, Family

What it's about: Kenan & Kel is an American teen comedy sitcom produced by Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert that originally aired on Nickelodeon from July 1996 to July 2000. The show starred friends and then-All That cast members Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell. Sixty-five episodes and a made-for-TV movie were produced over four seasons. The first two seasons were filmed at Nickelodeon Studios in Orlando, Florida, and the remaining two were filmed at the Nick On Sunset theater in Hollywood. Thompson and Mitchell were ranked No. 40 and No. 39., respectively, on Vh1's 100 Greatest Kid Stars.

Where to Watch: 60 episodes (92%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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21. 7th Heaven

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Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 11
Drama, Family

What it's about: Reverend Eric Camden and his wife Annie have always had their hands full caring for seven children, not to mention the friends, sweethearts and spouses that continually come and go in the Camden household.

Where to Watch: 243 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & CBS All Access). 243 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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22. The Vision of Escaflowne

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Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 2
Action & Adventure, Animation

What it's about: The Vision of Escaflowne is a 26-episode Japanese anime television series produced by Sunrise Studios and directed by Kazuki Akane. It premiered in Japan on April 2, 1996 on TV Tokyo, with the final episode airing on September 24, 1996. Sony's anime satellite channel, Animax also aired the series, both in Japan and on its various worldwide networks, including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, and South Asia. The series is licensed for Region 1 release by Bandai Entertainment.The series follows a teenage high school girl named Hitomi, who finds herself pulled from Earth to the planet Gaea when a boy named Van appears on the high school track while battling a dragon. In Gaea, she is caught in the middle of a war as the Zaibach Empire attempts to take over Gaea. Van, with aid from Allen, commands his mystical mech Escaflowne in the struggle to stop the Zaibach Empire. Hitomi's fortune telling powers blossom in Gaea as she becomes the key to awakening Escaflowne and to stopping Zaibach's plans.While the anime series was in production, two very different manga retellings were also developed and released: a shōnen version of the story entitled The Vision of Escaflowne and a shōjo retelling titled Hitomi—The Vision of Escaflowne. In addition, a second shōjo adaptation called Escaflowne—Energist's Memories was released as a single volume in 1997. The story was novelized in a series of six light novels by Yumiko Tsukamoto, Hajime Yatate, and Shoji Kawamori. A movie adaptation, Escaflowne: The Movie was released on June 24, 2000, but bears only a basic resemblance to the original series. Four CD soundtracks and a drama CD have also been released in relation to the series.

Where to Watch: 26 episodes (67%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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23. 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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24. The West

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Year: 1996-2019Seasons: 1
Documentary, History

What it's about: The West, sometimes marketed as Ken Burns Presents: The West, is a documentary film about the American Old West. It was directed by Stephen Ives and the executive producer was Ken Burns. The film originally aired on PBS in September 1996.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 8 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $4.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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25. Malcolm & Eddie

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Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 4
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What it's about: Malcolm & Eddie is an American television sitcom that premiered August 26, 1996 on the UPN Network, and ran for four seasons, airing its final episode on May 22, 2000. This series starred Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Eddie Griffin in the lead roles. The program was produced by TriStar Television in its first three seasons and by Columbia TriStar Television in its final season.

Where to Watch: 89 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Sony Crackle).

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26. Dalziel and Pascoe

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Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 12
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What it's about: British crime drama based on the "Dalziel and Pascoe" series of books by Reginald Hill, set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Wetherton. The unlikely duo of politically incorrect elephant-in-a-china-shop-copper Detective Superintendent Andrew Dalziel (pronounced Dee-ell) and his more sensitive and university educated sidekick Detective Sargent, later Detective Inspector, Peter Pascoe is always on hand to solve the classic murder mystery, while maintaining a down to earth wit and humour.

Where to Watch: 45 episodes (73%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox). 15 episodes (24%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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27. Cosby

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Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 4
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What it's about: Cosby is an American situation comedy television series broadcast on CBS from September 16, 1996 to April 28, 2000, loosely based on the British sitcom One Foot in the Grave. The program stars Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashād, who previously worked with Cosby in the 1984–1992 NBC sitcom The Cosby Show. Madeline Kahn portrayed their neighbor, Pauline, until her death in 1999.

Where to Watch: 89 episodes (93%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video). 89 episodes (93%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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28. Ballykissangel

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Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 6
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: Ballykissangel is a BBC television drama set in Ireland, produced in-house by BBC Northern Ireland. The original story revolved around a young English Roman Catholic priest as he became part of a rural community. It ran for six series, which were first broadcast on BBC One in the United Kingdom from 1996 to 2001.

Where to Watch: 57 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox). 6 episodes (10%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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29. Jumanji

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Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 3
Action & Adventure, Animation

What it's about: Jumanji is an American animated television series that inspired the movie based on the short story of the same name. The series ran for three seasons from 1992 to 1999. In 1996, it was carried by the UPN Kids network, but later seasons were syndicated by BKN. The series was also shown by CITV in the United Kingdom and on Russian RTR channel. Jumanji was produced by Adelaide Productions, with character designs by Everett Peck. Episodes of the show are now available on Netflix, iTunes and Hulu. The show was rerun on Kabillion on Demand, but currently airs on YouTube.

Where to Watch: 40 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu).

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30. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

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Year: 1996-2019Seasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is a 1996 British television serial adaptation of Anne Brontë's novel of the same name, produced by BBC and directed by Mike Barker. The serial stars Tara FitzGerald as Helen Graham, Rupert Graves as her abusive husband Arthur Huntington and Toby Stephens as Gilbert Markham.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video). 3 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Vudu).

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31. The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest

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Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 2
Action & Adventure, Animation

What it's about: The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest is an American animated action-adventure television

Where to Watch: 52 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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32. The Jamie Foxx Show

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Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 5
Comedy

What it's about: Texas native Jamie King is an aspiring actor who heads to Hollywood in hopes to find fame and fortune in the entertainment industry. To support himself, he works at his Aunt Helen and Uncle Junior's Los Angeles hotel, the King's Towers.

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

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33. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates

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Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 4
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: Hetty Wainthropp Investigates is a genteel British crime/comedy drama television programme that aired from 1996 to 1998 on BBC One. Patricia Routledge starred as the titular character, Derek Benfield as her patient husband Robert, Dominic Monaghan as their lodger Geoffrey Shawcross and John Graham Davies as DCI Adams. Later episodes include Suzanne Maddock as Janet Frazer, a feisty young auto mechanic who sells a car to Geoffrey; their relationship develops by the end of the series. In the United States, episodes have been featured on PBS's anthology programme Mystery!

Where to Watch: 27 episodes (96%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).

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34. Arliss

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Year: 1996-2019Seasons: 7
Comedy, Sport

What it's about: A behind-the-scenes look at the glitzy, big-money world of professional sports following the eternally optimistic and endlessly resourceful L.A. sports agent Arliss Michaels whose Achilles' heel is his inability to say “no” to clients and employees.

Where to Watch: 80 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO). 80 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO).

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35. Water Rats

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Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 7
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Water Rats is an Australian TV police procedural broadcast on the Nine Network from 1996 to 2001.

Where to Watch: 52 episodes (29%) are available to watch free online (Tubi TV & IMDb TV).

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36. The New Detectives

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Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 9
Documentary, Crime

What it's about: The New Detectives: Case Studies in Forensic Science is a documentary true crime television show that aired two to three different cases in forensic science per episode. Episode reruns currently air on the Discovery Channel, TLC and the Investigation Discovery network. Before the series was canceled, the show also aired on The History Channel in the United States and Canal D, Court TV, and Botswana TV in Canada. The show was also carried by international markets where the series was shown on the Discovery Channel UK, Discovery Europe, the Crime & Investigation Network in Australia, Prime TV in New Zealand, TV Norge, TV Danmark, Kanal 5 in Sweden, and RTL in the Netherlands. A version of the series was broadcast on the British Channel Five, under the name Murder Detectives: Case Files.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (8%) are available to watch free online (Tubi TV). 62 episodes (50%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 121 episodes (98%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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37. Pacific Blue

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Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 5
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Pacific Blue is an American crime drama series about a team of police officers with the Santa Monica Police Department who patrolled its beaches on bicycles. The show ran for five seasons on the USA Network, from March 2, 1996 to April 9, 2000, with a total of one hundred and one episodes. Often compared as "Baywatch on bikes," the series enjoyed a popular run among the Network's viewers, and was popular in France, Israel, Sweden, Bulgaria, Norway, Spain, Russia, Austria, Germany, Italy, South America, Canada, Denmark, Poland, and other foreign markets.

Where to Watch: 101 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi TV & IMDb TV). 101 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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38. Neverwhere

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Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Richard Mayhew leads an ordinary life in London when one day a girl named Door falls, injured, across his path. The next thing he knows, his life is gone and he's pulled into the fantastical world of London Below. Pursued by the murderous Messrs. Croup and Vandemar, Door and Richard with the help of Hunter and the Marquis de Carabas, attempt to find the Angel Islington, who knows the secret behind the murder of Door's family, and possibly a way for Richard to go home.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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39. Big Bad Beetleborgs

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Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 2
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Big Bad Beetleborgs is an American television series produced by Saban Entertainment. It aired for two seasons (the second season being named 'Beetleborgs Metallix') on Fox Kids between September 7, 1996 and March 2, 1998. Reruns later aired on UPN Kids from 1998 to 1999. On May 7, 2010, as part of the sale of the Power Rangers franchise, the copyright for Beetleborgs was transferred from BVS International to SCG Power Rangers.The series adapted combat footage from the Metal Hero tokusatsu-series Juukou B-Fighter and B-Fighter Kabuto.

Where to Watch: 88 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 53 episodes (60%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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40. Quack Pack

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Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Quack Pack is an animated television series made by The Walt Disney Company, featuring Donald Duck and his nephews. The show debuted on September 3, 1996 as a part of the Disney Afternoon programming block. The series ran one season with 39 episodes.

Where to Watch: 39 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+).

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41. Martian Successor Nadesico

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Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Animation, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Martian Successor Nadesico, known in Japan as Mobile Battleship Nadesico, is a science fiction comedy anime TV series, and a later manga series created by Kia Asamiya. The manga, published in English by CPM Manga, is significantly different from the anime.In 2005 Anime News Network reported that plans for Nadesico 2 were scrapped, citing an entry on Stellvia director Tatsuo Sato's blog.

Where to Watch: 26 episodes (87%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 1 episodes (3%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz). 26 episodes (87%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz). 29 episodes (97%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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42. Mighty Ducks

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Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Mighty Ducks is an American animated television series that aired on ABC and The Disney Afternoon in the fall of 1996. The show was inspired by and loosely based on the live-action films and NHL team of the same name. TDisneyQuest, an "Indoor Interactive Theme Park" located in the Downtown Disney area of the Walt Disney World Resort, has an attraction loosely based on the program called Mighty Ducks Pinball Slam. Wildwing is the only character from the show featured, first as a life-size cutout at the front of the queue line and then again as the goalie in the game.

Where to Watch: 26 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Disney+).

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43. Big Cat Week

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Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-GSeasons: 11
Documentary, Drama

What it's about: Big Cat Diary, also known as Big Cat Week or Big Cat Live, is a long-running nature documentary series on BBC television which follows the lives of African big cats in Kenya's Maasai Mara. The first series, broadcast on BBC One in 1996, was developed and jointly produced by Keith Scholey, who would go on to become Head of the BBC's Natural History Unit. Eight further series have followed, most recently Big Cat Live, a live broadcast from the Mara in 2008.The original presenters, Jonathan Scott and Simon King, were joined by Saba Douglas-Hamilton from 2002 onwards. Kate Silverton and Jackson Looseyia were added to the presenting team for Big Cat Live.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (20%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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44. Donkey Kong Country

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Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 3
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Donkey Kong Country is a French/Canadian computer-generated animated television series. It is based on the Nintendo franchise Donkey Kong as portrayed in the Donkey Kong Country video game series by Nintendo & Rare. Created by France 2 and Nelvana, it was originally titled La Planète de Donkey Kong. Donkey Kong Country first aired in France on September 4, 1996; it premiered late in the United States on the Fox Kids block on Fox on August 15, 1997 but the show was not shown on the block for long. After only two episodes, the series moved to Fox Family. In Japan, Donkey Kong Country took over the TV Tokyo 6:30 P.M. timeslot from Gokudo and was later replaced with Hamtaro.Donkey Kong Country was one of the earliest television series to be computer-animated to match an artistic style and garnered critical acclaim in France and Japan but only marginal success elsewhere. Several elements of the series like the crystal coconut, appeared in later Donkey Kong Country video games like Donkey Kong 64, which was released a year after the show began airing on Fox.

Where to Watch: 41 episodes (95%) are available to watch free online (Tubi TV). 40 episodes (93%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video). 40 episodes (93%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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45. Fox News Sunday

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Year: 1996-2019Seasons: 20

What it's about: Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace is a Sunday morning news/talk show on the Fox Broadcasting Company; since 2003, Fox News Sunday has been hosted by Chris Wallace.

Where to Watch: 175 episodes (19%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu).

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46. Kratts' Creatures

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Year: 1996-2019Rated: TV-GSeasons: 5
Family, Children

What it's about: Kratts' Creatures is a children's television program on PBS. The show was hosted by the Kratt Brothers, Chris and Martin. It also featured Shannon Duff as Allison Baldwin and Ron Rubin as the voice of an animated anthropomorphic dinosaur. The show introduced its viewers to the world of animals. 50 episodes were produced in total. The show ran for only one season on PBS from June 3, 1996 until August 9, 1996. Then after cancellation, aired reruns until June 9, 2000. It also aired reruns on PBS Kids Go! from October 2006 to May 2008. Due to its popularity the show inspired an unofficial spinoff, Zoboomafoo, another show created by the Kratts, which premiered on January 25, 1999.

Where to Watch: 50 episodes (56%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & PBS Kids). 50 episodes (56%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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47. Tarzan: The Epic Adventures

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Year: 1996-2019Seasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: Tarzan: The Epic Adventures is a syndicated series that aired for one season. It focuses on the character of Tarzan in his early years, after his first exposure to civilization, but before his marriage to Jane. The series uses much of the mythology of Edgar Rice Burroughs' books as background material.This version of Tarzan was filmed in the Sun City resort in South Africa, making it one of the few Tarzan productions to actually film on that continent.The character of Nicholas Rokoff, and the fact that Tarzan is not yet married, set this series in-between the two halves of The Return of Tarzan.R. A. Salvatore wrote an authorized Tarzan novel based on pilot script which was published as a trade-paperback in 1996, and a mass-market paperback in 1997.

Where to Watch: 22 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu).

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48. Dead Man's Walk

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Year: 1996-2019Seasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: The final chapter of Larry McMurty's popular and critically acclaimed mini-series, 'Lonesome Dove', recounting the thrilling first adventure of Gus McCrae and Woodrow Call. Great Cast!

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

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49. Project G.e.e.K.e.R.