The BEST Syndication Shows

The top 39 shows on Syndication

Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs

#1 - Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs

In the distant future humans have spread beyond Earth and colonized planets across the universe, creating a New Frontier of man. In order to protect these new settlers and maintain laws and regulations in the New Frontier, Earth’s Cavalry Command was created. Cavalry Command was in essence a military organization, maintaining an army and fleet of ships to protect the New Frontier. Within Cavalry Command was a unit of special operatives known as Star Sheriffs that functioned as field agents, investigating crimes and plots against the security of the New Frontier. The main foe of Cavalry Command and the Star Sheriffs was a race of non-human creatures known as Vapor Beings (or Outriders) that jumped into our dimension in order to conquer it. They attacked the settlers, destroyed settlements and kidnapped humans in order to mine various metals or crystals from the soil. Outriders were superior to humans in battle technology, possessing a legion of gigantic robots with uncanny firepower against which the space-going fleets of Cavalry Command were no match. In order to have a chance against such supremacy, Cavalry Command developed a prototype ship known as the "Ramrod Equalizer Unit" (or just Ramrod) that had the ability to turn from spaceship into a powerful robot that could fight the Outriders on equal terms.

star 8.98
459 votes
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G.I. Joe

#2 - G.I. Joe

G.I. Joe is the code name for America's daring highly trained special mission force. Its purpose: to defend human freedom against Cobra, a ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world. G.I. Joe was a successful cartoon based on the popular toy line created by Hasbro. The show ended in the 1980s, but the toy line continued until much later.

star 8.60
387 votes
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Jeopardy!

#3 - Jeopardy!

The show first aired in March 1964 and lasted nearly 11 years on NBC daytime. The show resurfaced in a modified format in 1978, and then came back in syndication in 1984, where it continues to enjoy long-term success. This simple reverse-quiz formula resulted in one of the most successful game shows in TV history. Answer: “Legend has it that game show host and TV personality Merv Griffin created this reverse quiz show after complaining about the poor quality of game shows since the Quiz Show Scandals; his then-wife suggested giving the players the answers and having them come up with the questions.” Question: “What's the story behind the birth of Jeopardy!?”

star 8.57
519 votes
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The Transformers

#4 - The Transformers

"The Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye!" is an animated television series depicting a war between giant robots who could transform into vehicles, animals, and other objects.

star 8.48
1,662 votes
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Time Trax

#5 - Time Trax

"It began in the future. A time machine called TRAX, criminals who vanish, and a lawman who must pursue into the past. Now he is among us, a special breed of man. He has one weapon and a computer called Selma. With her, he will travel through our world, searching for fugitives from his own, knowing he cannot go home until he has found them all. His name is Darien Lambert, and this is his story."

star 8.19
230 votes
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TekWar

#6 - TekWar

The year is 2044, and the drug of choice is Tek - a mind-blowing virtual reality stimulant that has created a whole new breed of ruthless criminals. Star Trek legend William Shatner directs and stars in this stunning futuristic detective thriller based on his best-selling Tek novels.

star 8.18
154 votes
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Beast Wars: Transformers

#7 - Beast Wars: Transformers

Trapped on a primitive planet, two opposing factions, the Maximals and the Predacons, of Transformers, a race of sentient robots, fight over its precious Energon. Soon they discover that there are other forces at work on the planet - a powerful alien race that does not approve of their presence. And as they delve deeper into the planet's history, they uncover a terrible secret, one that must not be allowed to fall into the wrong hands, or their entire race's very existence could be threatened.

star 8.14
721 votes
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Wheel of Fortune

#8 - Wheel of Fortune

One of the most successful game shows in history, Wheel of Fortune actually is a version of the children's game Hangman (with a large carnival wheel and prizes added). The game show, which did modestly well in the 1970s, became a worldwide phenomenon in the 1980s through syndication and made household names out of its hosts, Pat Sajak and Vanna White. Simply put, the Wheel has never stopped spinning since its premiere as an NBC daytime show that winter day in January 1975. (Ironically, the series replaced Jeopardy!, which later in 1984 when it returned, became its current companion in syndication.) The rules of the game Three contestants -- at various times during the run, including a returning champion -- compete. The host announces a category to a mystery puzzle (person, place, thing, phrase, quotation, event, landmark, occupation, etc.). The puzzle was originally contained on a three-tier, 36-space board (in 1981, changed to a four-tier, 52-space board; and in 1997, an all-e

star 8.07
175 votes
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Friday the 13th: The Series

#9 - Friday the 13th: The Series

Two young antique store owners must recover cursed antiques.

star 7.93
517 votes
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He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

#10 - He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

Prince Adam is the young son of Eternia's rulers, King Randor and Queen Marlena. Whenever Prince Adam uses the Sword of Power by holding it aloft and saying the magic words "By the Power of Grayskull, I HAVE THE POWER" he is transformed into He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe. Together with his close allies, Battle Cat, The Sorceress, Teela, Man-At-Arms and Orko, He-Man uses his powers to defend Eternia from the evil forces of Skeletor. Skeletor's main goal is to conquer the mysterious fortress of Castle Grayskull, from which He-Man draws his powers. If he succeeds, Skeletor would conquer the world of Eternia, and possibly the whole universe.

star 7.87
1,138 votes
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The Yogi Bear Show

#11 - The Yogi Bear Show

Animated favorite about the fun-loving residents of Jellystone Park, Yogi Bear and his sidekick, Boo Boo, who try to steal picnic baskets and stay one step ahead of Ranger Smith.

star 7.87
454 votes
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Xena: Warrior Princess

#12 - Xena: Warrior Princess

Xena is as an infamous warrior on a quest to seek redemption for her past sins against the innocent by using her formidable fighting skills to now, help those who are unable to defend themselves. Xena is accompanied by Gabrielle, who during the series changes from a simple farm girl into an Amazon warrior and Xena's comrade-in-arms.

star 7.75
3,347 votes
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The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!

#13 - The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!

The Mario Bros.; Mario and Luigi, were two plumbers from Brooklyn. On one of their plumbing jobs, they were in the middle of unclogging a bathtub drainpipe. Without any warning, the drain suddenly pulled the brothers in, and warped them to the Mushroom Kingdom. Upon their arrival, they rescued Princess Toadstool and Toad from King Koopa and his army. Although Princess Toadstool and Toad are now safe, the Koopas are still at large. On top of that, the warp zone leading to Brooklyn had closed. It's up to Mario and Luigi to not only liberate the Mushroom World from King Koopa, but to find a way back to Brooklyn.

star 7.72
331 votes
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The Lost World

#14 - The Lost World

At the dawn of the 20th century, a band of adventurers are part of an expedition to prove the existence of a lost world isolated from the modern world. Disaster happens and the band find themselves trapped and isolated in this dangerous land with only the help of a young wild woman who was stranded in the land herself as a child. Together, the band fight to survive against the fearsome dinosaurs and other dangers that land has as they search for a way to escape. The Lost World reruns are currently airing on TNT every morning at 6:00am eastern standard time. Replays are also still continuing in syndication.

star 7.66
381 votes
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Small Wonder

#15 - Small Wonder

When genius cybernetics engineer Ted Lawson (Dick Christie) brings home his top secret invention, a Voice Input Child Identicant or V.I.C.I. (Tiffany Brissette), life becomes anything but mechanic for the Lawson family. With Ted’s boss and nosy family next door, his family must pass off Vickie as a real child. It’s easy for his wife Joan (Marla Pennington) who can’t help dotting on her like a real daughter, but harder for his precocious son Jamie (Jerry Supiran) who uses Vickie to do his homework and ward off Harriet (Emily Schulman), the annoying red headed girl who has a crush on him. Also starring Edie McClurg (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Hogan Family) as Harriet’s busybody mom.

star 7.66
276 votes
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Mutant X

#16 - Mutant X

"MUTANT X" chronicles the adventures of MUTANT-X, a team of human mutants possessing extraordinary powers as a result of genetic engineering. Like hundreds of other unsuspecting subjects, these new mutants were altered in secret experiments conducted in a covert government project. Realizing that events have spun out of control, the organization that created them is now hunting them down in an urgent "product recall." MUTANT-X's mission is to seek out their fellow new mutants to help them come to terms with their astonishing abilities and protect them from their creators.

star 7.65
434 votes
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Disney's Hercules

#17 - Disney's Hercules

Hercules spends his teen years training on the Isle of Idra under the tutelage of Philoctetes (Phil) the Satyr, with the help — and sometimes hinderance — of the Olympian Gods and Goddesses.

star 7.60
369 votes
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Earth: Final Conflict

#18 - Earth: Final Conflict

An androgynous alien species called the Taelons arrive on earth, claiming to be companions of humanity, putting an end to crime, illness, and famine. Some are suspicious of the Taleons, and form a resistance movement. The resistance soon learned that the force that sustains the Taelons are breaking down, and they are using humans as test subjects in experiments to help save their species. The initial focus of the show was Commander William Boone and his partner, Captain Lili Marquette, who worked for both the Taelons and the resistance. After Boone was killed, the show introduced a new protagonist, Major Liam Kincaid, and began to play on the strengths of it's ensemble cast.

star 7.59
795 votes
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Highlander

#19 - Highlander

Inspired by the film of the same name, this follows the life of Duncan MacLeod, clansman of Connor. Here in the modern day, Duncan must fend off old foes and make new friends. Some of the people of his past are still around, some are long dead, and some don't yet know their end is near. Duncan must choose his alliances carefully, because around every corner there is someone looking to take the head of the "Highlander."

star 7.50
1,700 votes
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Inspector Gadget

#20 - Inspector Gadget

A cyborg police detective works criminal cases for the Chief of Police, fighting (with help from his genius niece Penny and her pet dog Brain) against his arch-nemesis Dr. Claw, who is the leader of an evil organization, known as "M.A.D.".

star 7.49
1,228 votes
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Adventures of Superman

#21 - Adventures of Superman

Announcer: "The Adventures of Superman. Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings at a single bound!" Voices: "Look up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!" Announcer: "Yes, it's Superman, strange visitor from another planet who came to Earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men. Superman, who can change the course of mighty rivers, bend steel in his bare hands; and who, disguised as Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper, fights a never ending battle for truth, justice, and the American way."

star 7.49
328 votes
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Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog

#22 - Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog

Based on a popular Sega game series, The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog follows the adventures of Sonic and his buddy Miles "Tails" Prower. Sonic is the fast-movin', impatient hedgehog. Tails is his curious little friend who is always eager to learn and tag along with his pal during quests. Dr. Ivo Robotnik (now known as Dr. Eggman), an evil mad scientist, is constantly scheming to find a way to destroy the blue blur. But it never works, because Sonic is always one step ahead of him! After this show was introduced, Sonic the Hedgehog (also known as SatAM) came along. As they both aired during the same time era, people looked to this show for slapstick comedy, while SatAM was also there for people who desired a bit more focus on adventures. That show was based on Archie's Sonic-based comic strips, while this show was entirely accurate at the time. A few years after these two cartoons, DIC's final Sonic show - Sonic Underground - came to life. Altogether, Sonic and DIC stayed toge

star 7.38
293 votes
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War of the Worlds

#23 - War of the Worlds

They never left! In 1953, Earth experienced a War of the Worlds. Common bacteria stopped the aliens, but it didn't kill them. Instead, the aliens lapsed into a state of deep hibernation. Now the aliens have been resurrected, more terrifying than before. In 1953, aliens started taking over the world. Today, they're taking over our bodies! They're alive! This time, the aliens are ready...

star 7.36
188 votes
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Judge Judy

#24 - Judge Judy

This courtroom series stars former family court judge Judith Sheindlin. Each episode finds Judge Judy presiding over real small-claims cases inside a televised courtroom. Judge Judy brings her trademark wit and wisdom to the widely successful half-hour series where justice is dispensed at lightning speed.

star 7.33
559 votes
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Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

#25 - Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

This is the story of a time long ago, A time of myth and legend, when the Earth was still young. The ancient gods were petty and cruel, and they plagued mankind with suffering and beseiged them with terrors. For centuries the people had nowhere to turn, no one to look to for help. Until he arrived. He was a man like no other. Born of a beautiful mortal woman, but fathered by Zeus, king of the gods. Hercules possessed a strength the world had never seen, a strength surpassed only by the power of his heart....No matter what obstacle, as long as there were people crying for help, there was one man who would never rest --- Hercules

star 7.19
1,390 votes
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The Adventures of Sinbad

#26 - The Adventures of Sinbad

The Adventures of Sinbad is a re-telling of the adventures of the famous character from The Arabian Nights. Sinbad, along with his elder brother, Doubar, and the crew of his ship, the Nomad, sets sail from Baghdad in search of adventure and riches. Along the way the voyagers encounter strange tribes, evil wizards and giant sea monsters intent on destroying them.

star 7.14
135 votes
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Lassie

#27 - Lassie

Relive the adventures of America’s favorite collie, Lassie, and her best friend, Timmy. Together they take on heroic tasks and exciting adventures.

star 6.86
184 votes
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Harry and the Hendersons

#28 - Harry and the Hendersons

Harry and the Hendersons is an American sitcom based on the film of the same name, produced by Amblin Television for Universal Television. The series aired in syndication from January 13, 1991 to June 18, 1993, with 72 half-hour episodes produced. The series is about a family who adopt a Bigfoot called Harry.

star 6.84
80 votes
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Speed Racer

#29 - Speed Racer

Speed Racer is an eighteen year old race car driver, and is one of the youngest in the international racing circuit. Speed is motivated by the disappearance of his older brother to become the greatest driver in the world. Driving the car his father built for him, the Mach 5, He just may have what it takes to become the best. In addition to his masterful driving skills, Speed is a martial artist with a strong sense of justice and frequently finds himself battling terrorists, corrupt racers and criminals who want to win the races and hurt innocent people for their own crooked and twisted reasons.

star 6.80
382 votes
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Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future

#30 - Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future

Earth, 2147. The legacy of the Metal Wars, where man fought machines—and machines won. Bio-Dreads: Monstrous creations that hunt down human survivors—and digitize them. Volcania: Center of the Bio-Dread Empire-stronghold and fortress of Lord Dread, feared ruler of this new order. But from the fires of the Metal Wars arose a new breed of warrior, born and trained to bring down Lord Dread and his Bio-Dread Empire. They were Soldiers Of The Future — mankind's last hope. Their leader, Captain Jonathan Power (Tim Dunigan), master of the incredible Power Suits, which transform each soldier into a one-man attack force, Major Matthew 'Hawk' Masterson (Peter MacNeill), fighter in the skies, Lieutenant Michael 'Tank' Ellis (Sven-Ole Thorsen), ground assault unit, Sergeant Robert 'Scout' Baker (Maurice Dean Wint), espionage and communications, and Corporal Jennifer 'Pilot' Chase (Jessica Steen), tactical systems expert. Together they form the most powerful fighting force in Earth's history. Their creed: to protect all life. Their promise: to end Lord Dread's rule. Their name: Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future!

star 6.76
239 votes
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Dr. Phil

#31 - Dr. Phil

Dr. Phil is a talk show hosted by Phil McGraw. After McGraw's success with his segments on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Phil debuted on September 16, 2002. On both shows McGraw offers advice in the form of "life strategies" from his life experience as a clinical psychologist.

star 6.75
414 votes
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The Legend of Zelda

#32 - The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda is based on the Nintendo game of the same name. Link, the hero of Hyrule, along with Princess Zelda protect the Triforce of Wisdom from the evil forces of Ganon.

star 6.74
316 votes
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Mortal Kombat: Conquest

#33 - Mortal Kombat: Conquest

This series is a "prequel" to the movies, chronicling the early adventures of Kung Lao, who will play a critical role in the upcoming battles for Earth in the Mortal Kombat movie (at least, in the video games). In the (more or less) 19th century, Shao Khan and his minions strike from Outworld and are opposed by Kung Lao and his two friends, Siro and Taja, while Lord Raiden provides cryptic advice.

star 6.45
369 votes
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Baywatch

#34 - Baywatch

This long-running series follows the adventures of a team of lifeguards on the crowded beaches of Los Angeles County. Veteran lifeguard Mitch Buchannon watches over the younger lifeguards that come and go with each passing season as they keep the beaches safe for vacationers. Frequently he must take action to save them from the raging seas and from the raging tempers that sometimes flare up between the young guards in this stressful job.

star 6.32
1,189 votes
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My Secret Identity

#35 - My Secret Identity

Teenager Andrew Clements gains superpowers after accidentally getting in the way of Dr. Benjamin Jeffcoate's scientific experiment. Andrew uses his superpowers to help people, but must hide them from his family and friends.

star 6.29
92 votes
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The Adventures of Superboy (1988)

#36 - The Adventures of Superboy (1988)

Based on the DC Comics character Superman's early years as Superboy. It was renamed The Adventures of Superboy at the start of the third season. The series was brought to the screen by executive producers Ilya and Alexander Salkind, who were the producers of the first three Superman movies and the 1984 Supergirl movie.

star 6.12
170 votes
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Cleopatra 2525

#37 - Cleopatra 2525

Set more than five centuries in the future, Cleopatra 2525 revolves around the exploits of three tough and beautiful women in a world that has literally been turned upside down. Monstrous heavily-armored airborne creatures known as the Baileys rule the surface of the Earth and humanity has been driven underground in order to survive. The series' main character, Cleopatra is an exotic dancer who was cryogenically frozen in the year 2001, and then accidentally thawed out in the year 2525 by two female warriors. The three fight together against the evil robots that have taken over the world.

star 6.05
233 votes
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Baywatch Nights

#38 - Baywatch Nights

The beach is hotter at night! The original premise of the show was that, during a midlife crisis, Sgt. Garner Ellerbee (Gregory Alan Williams), who was the resident police officer of Baywatch since the beginning of the series, decides to quit his job as a police officer and form a detective agency. Mitch Buchannon (David Hasselhoff), his friend from Baywatch, joins to support him and they are, in turn, joined by a detective named Ryan McBride (Angie Harmon). Singer Lou Rawls, who starred in the first season, performed the series theme song, "After the Sun Goes Down". During the second season, facing slipping ratings which were never as good as the original series, the producers decided to switch to a science fiction format (inspired by the success of The X-Files).

star 5.76
94 votes
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Little Rascals

#39 - Little Rascals

The Little Rascals, also known as "Our Gang", was an American comedy series about a group of poor neighborhood children and the adventures they shared together. It began as a series of short films in the 1920s, and was brought to television in the 1950s.

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