Popular TV Shows 2016

Tracey Ullman's Show

  • HBO
  • Comedy

Tracey Ullman returns to British screens with this new sketch show, introducing us to a slew of new comic characters and impersonations of celebrities.

First aired January 11, 2016.

Vermist

  • 15 seasons
  • Drama, Mystery

The missing persons unit of the Belgian federal police goes all the way each time a child or adult is likely to be in need of urgent help. Some cases are just domestic or false alerts, other link to various other crimes, from blackmail to terrorism. The team members barely have any time left for personal lives, so their relationships tend to suffer badly.

First aired December 13, 1996.

TripTank

  • Comedy Central
  • 2 seasons
  • Animation, Comedy

“TripTank” is a weekly, half-hour series showcasing a wide range of fast-paced, hard-hitting animated comedy shorts delivered in a variety of animation styles. The anthology-style series will weave together stand-alone shorts as well as recurring narrative pieces, created by a varied list of creators. Creative talent includes Bill Oakley, Wayne Brady, Bob Odenkirk, Curtis Armstrong, Nat Faxon, Tom Kenny, Rachel Butera, Larry David, Zach Galafianakis, Kumail Nanjiani, Brett Gelman and Kyle Kinane among many others.

First aired April 2, 2014.

Mystery Diners

  • Food Network
  • 11 seasons
  • Comedy, Family, Reality TV

What happens in the food world when a bad employee starts to take down an otherwise thriving establishment or when restaurant owners suspect someone of not doing their job appropriately? They call in the Mystery Diners. These undercover operatives go into restaurants, bars and food service establishments with hidden cameras to find out what's really going on when the boss isn't around.

First aired December 14, 2011.

Mob Wives

  • VH1
  • 6 seasons
  • Drama, Family, Soap Opera

Four women must get on with their lives while their husbands or fathers are in jail after being convicted on mob-related crimes.

First aired April 17, 2011.

Toddlers and Tiaras

  • TLC
  • 7 seasons
  • Family

On any given weekend, on stages across the country, little girls and boys parade around wearing makeup, false eyelashes, spray tans and fake hair to be judged on their beauty, personality and costumes. Toddlers and Tiaras follows families on their quest for sparkly crowns, big titles, and lots of cash.

The preparation is intense as it gets down to the final week before the pageant. From hair and nail appointments, to finishing touches on gowns and suits, to numerous coaching sessions or rehearsals, each child preps for their performance. But once at the pageant, it's all up to the judges and drama ensues when every parent wants to prove that their child is beautiful.

First aired January 27, 2009.

Scare PewDiePie

  • YouTube
  • Comedy

In this reality-adventure series from the creator and executive producers of "The Walking Dead," experience thrills, chills, and laughter as PewDiePie encounters terrifying situations inspired by his favorite video games.

Rich Kids of Beverly Hills

  • E!
  • 4 seasons
  • Family

The series follows five young socialites of the 90210 who live way beyond the highlife in an extravagant world where millionaire twenty-somethings are armed with black cards, tiny dogs and loads of Louboutins. As the children of some of the most wealthy families and billionaire and millionaire moguls, this exclusive clique of friends, each with their own unique relationships, goals and heartaches, come together to party, play and relate to each other's distinctive lifestyles. The often dramatic bunch reached internet celebrity documenting their extravagant lifestyles on their Twitter and Instagram accounts. But money isn't everything and each of these outspoken young adults, some driven by their parents' looming threat to cut off their funds, are trying to find their place in the world and make names for themselves with careers and entrepreneurial endeavors.

First aired January 19, 2014.

American Restoration

  • The History Channel
  • 7 seasons
  • Family, Reality TV

AMERICAN RESTORATION features Rick Dale and his crew of loose screws at Rick's Restorations in Las Vegas, Nevada, as they take rusty, beat-up items and restore them to their original glory. Whether it's a giant gas pump from the 1940s or a Hopalong Cassidy bicycle from the 1950s, every restoration is a high-stakes business project where worthless rust is transformed into a valuable collectible. However, these restorations aren't easy. Every project presents unique challenges for Rick and his team, who develop inventive processes to finish each job flawlessly and on time. From old gas carts to timeless slot machines, the items Rick restores are part of the fabric that makes up American culture. Things just aren't made like they used to be, but at Rick's Restorations, old becomes new again.

First aired October 25, 2010.

This Hour Has 22 Minutes

  • 10 seasons
  • Comedy

This Hour Has 22 Minutes is one of Canada's most popular comedies. The show's combination of sketch comedy and news parody has earned it nineteen Gemini Awards (the Canadian equivalent of an Emmy), including five for Best Comedy Series. 22 minutes is a a satrical news program akin to Jon Stewart's Daily Show. In the words of the show star Mark Critch: "It's kinda like the news, only drunk." Popular segments include: "Sports Beat" with host Chip McAllister and his new hindi co-host Raj Bhinder, "Frontier in Science" which pokes fun at science and technology magazine programs, commercial parodies, crashing of major events, and the ever popular ambushing of politicians and other public figures

First aired 1992.

The Soul Man

  • TV Land
  • 5 seasons
  • Comedy, Family

This "Hot in Cleveland" spin-off, fronted by Cedric "The Entertainer", revolves around Reverend Boyce "The Voice" Ballentine, an R&B superstar-turned-minister who takes over as preacher of his father's church. Niecy Nash ("Reno 911") also stars as his wife Lolli.

First aired June 20, 2012.

Scorned: Love Kills

  • Investigation Discovery
  • 6 seasons
  • Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery

As part of ID's Red Hot Saturday Nights, SCORNED: LOVE KILLS uncovers crimes of passion sparked by a spurned lover's snap from provocative paramour to predacious threat. See the dark side of love with a voyeuristic peek into the lust and obsession that fueled some of the most senseless, but definitely not emotionless, crimes to make front-page headlines. The stories featured in SCORNED pair sexual intrigue with bedded betrayal to form a recipe for murder.

First aired January 21, 2012.

I (Almost) Got Away with It

  • Investigation Discovery
  • 7 seasons
  • Crime

I (Almost) Got Away With It follows the stories of fugitives doing anything they can to escape prison. With the best and the brightest in law enforcement after them, their tales of life on the run are truly unbelievable. Find out how law enforcement uses all means necessary to discover and capture these wanted men in I (Almost) Got Away With It.

First aired January 12, 2010.

Brown Nation

  • Comedy

Hasmukh operates a small IT Consulting company "Shree Ganesh Computers Limited Inc" in Queens, NY. Staffed by a disinterested and lazy cast of characters, his business flounders. His home life is not much better. His wife Dimple, a frustrated and jobless artist, complains constantly about not having enough time to explore her creativity because of the demands of taking care of her dog, Bobby. Hasmukh tries desperately to balance his work and family, but neither seem to have his best interest at heart.

Not Safe with Nikki Glaser

  • Comedy Central
  • Comedy, Talk Show

Not Safe with Nikki Glaser blends interviews, experiments, and discussions about subjects revolving around sex, relationships, and the stuff nobody wants to talk about.

The Warfighters

  • The History Channel
  • Documentary

Featuring first-person accounts of recent US Special Forces missions in the war on terror, this unnarrated series gives viewers an inside and candid look at the realities of war.

Strong

  • NBC
  • 1 season
  • Reality TV

The show will feature ten men and ten women looking to improve their fitness who will be paired with trainers specializing in strength and conditioning. Like with The Biggest Loser, the series will chronicle the contestants' transformation as they get eliminated until a winner is named.

First aired April 13, 2016.

Littlest Pet Shop

  • The Hub
  • 4 seasons
  • Animation, Children

The half-hour animated comedy series follows young Blythe and her father as they move into a Big City apartment above the Littlest Pet Shop – an amazing day-camp for pets of all kinds including an adorable panda, dancing gecko and dog diva. But the real adventure begins when Blythe discovers she can miraculously understand and talk with the animals! The pets may be small, but their big personalities often lead to uproarious pop music-inspired song and dance sequences featuring all-new original music.

First aired November 10, 2012.

Cannabis

  • Netflix
  • Documentary, Crime

When a boatload of cannabis belonging to Moroccan drug lord El Feo is hijacked, the robbery has repercussions stretching across three countries.

Jake & Amir

  • TBS
  • 1 season
  • Comedy

Amir Blumenfeld and Jake Hurwitz (better known as Jake & Amir) are the subjects of this odd-couple comedy about two best friends and co-workers: Jake, the sensible "regular guy," and Amir, the obsessive oddball. Together they must navigate the cubicles of their workplace, stand up to the corporate man and try to function with their dysfunctional co-workers, all while maintaining their shenanigans. Based on the most popular and longest-running web series in the history of College Humor, this comedy is being executive-produced by Ed Helms.

First aired 2014.