TV Show Genres List

  • Action Series
  • Adventure Series
  • Animated Series
    • Cartoon
  • Anthology Series
  • Art
  • Children
  • Comedy
    • Sitcom
    • Romcom
    • Stand-Up Comedy
  • Cooking Show
  • Daytime
  • Dramatic
    • Courtroom Drama
    • Docudramas
    • Documentary
    • Dramaility
    • Dramedy
    • Medical Drama
    • Mockumentary
  • Educational
  • Factual
  • Fantasy
  • Game Show
  • Infomercials
  • Late Night
  • Music Television
  • News Programming
  • Police procedural
  • Public Affairs
  • Reality TV
  • Religious
  • Romantic Comedies
  • Science Fiction
  • Serial
  • Sitcom
  • Sketch Comedy
  • Soap Operas
  • Sports
  • Talk Shows
  • Teen Dramas
  • Variety Shows
  • Western Series
    • Space Western

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A lot of people struggle to find TV shows that fit their interests. Here’s a list I’ve compiled that’ll help you find what you’re looking for. It’s broken into categories based on genre and sub-genre, so hopefully, it helps!

TV Show Genres

There are many different genres of shows that you can watch on TV.

Comedy: A comedy show is about funny situations, characters, and jokes. “The Big Bang Theory,” “Modern Family,” and “Friends” are all examples of comedies.

Drama: A drama is a show that focuses on the intense conflict between characters or between the character and society. Drama shows can be severe or light-hearted but often include violence, death, or tragedy as part of their storyline. Shows like “Law & Order” and “Grey’s Anatomy” fall under this category.

Action: Action programs usually showcase physical fighting between two or more people to resolve some conflict within the storyline, though not necessarily in real life (e.g., a video game). Action series such as “24” are typical examples because they frequently involve shootouts involving guns or explosives with minimal dialogue spoken outside those scenes by any given character. Instead, sound effects are usually added over the top of whatever footage is being shown to viewers at home via their TVs’ screens!

Adventure: Adventure series typically present narratives that take place entirely outside our world using fictional settings such as outer space where there’s no gravity pulling down objects onto the earth’s surface, making them float upwards instead.   Something like this could happen if we were able ourselves since [space] isn’t exactly empty either so why couldn’t we live inside one too?

Animation: Animation refers specifically here towards any form(s) thereof produced digitally through computer technology only without having been physically drawn out beforehand firstly before being filmed by live-action actors later afterward when needed rather than beforehand firstly before production began taking place on location shots only after which would have already been done prior filming had started back home instead of off-camera time spent doing voice acting tracks recorded ahead earlier during post-production pre-production periods


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