TV Shows & Series: Best TV Shows/Series in German(Deutsch)

German (Deutsch, pronounced [dɔʏtʃ] (listen)) is a West Germanic language mainly spoken in Central Europe. It is the most widely spoken and official or co-official language in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Italian South Tyrol and parts of southwestern Poland. It is also a co-official language of Luxembourg and Belgium (specifically in the German-speaking Community), and a national language in Namibia. German is most similar to other languages within the West Germanic language branch, including Afrikaans, Dutch, English, the Frisian languages, Low German (Low Saxon), Luxembourgish, Scots, and Yiddish. It also contains close similarities in vocabulary to Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish, although these belong to the North Germanic group. German is the second most widely spoken Germanic language after English. One of the major languages of the world, German is a native language to almost 100 million people worldwide and is spoken by a total of over 130 million people. It is also widely taught as a foreign language, especially in Europe, where it is the third most taught foreign language after English and French, and the United States. German has also been influential in the fields of science and technology, where it is the second most commonly used scientific lan... ()

German is spoken in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Poland, Denmark, Czech Republic, Belgium, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein and 2,108 TV shows/series (between 1952 and 2021) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these TV shows/series were shot in Germany (1,822). Popular genres for German TV shows/series are Drama (531), Comedy (355) and Kids & Family (311). Tagesschau (1952-), Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten (1992-), Dark (2017-2020), DAS! (1991-) and Alpha Forum (1998-2018) are among the best known & most successful German TV shows/series.

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15min per episode | News
4.5/5 (with 1 vote)

The Tagesschau (own spelling: tagesschau) is a news program of the ARD, which is produced by "ARD-aktuell" in Hamburg and is broadcast several times a day in „Ersten", on tagesschau24 and as a live stream on as well as the main edition at 8 pm additionally in the Third TV programs (except MDR), Phoenix, 3sat, tagesschau 24 and ARD-alpha. The Tagesschau is the oldest still existing program on German television. The Tagesschau is edited and produced by NDR (previously NWDR) in Hamburg. Up to 20 issues per day are produced and broadcast. Up to ten million viewers watch the main edition of the Tagesschau. The website is created by the ARD and is increasingly operated as a news portal with an independent share of current news in its own editorial department.

Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten(1992-)

25min per episode | Drama, Soap / Telenovela
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten is a long-running German television soap opera, first broadcast on RTL in 1992. The programme concerns the lives of a fictional neighborhood in Germany's capital city Berlin. Over the years the soap opera tends to have an overhaul of young people in their late teens and early twenties; targeting a young viewership.


| 53min per episode | Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Drama, Mystery, Crime
4.3/5 (with 1,988 votes)

A missing child causes four families to help each other for answers. What they could not imagine is that this mystery would be connected to innumerable other secrets of the small town.


45min per episode | Talk-Show
0.5/5 (with 1 vote)

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Alpha Forum(1998-2018)

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Volle Kanne(1999-)

1h 30min per episode | News
0.5/5 (with 1 vote)

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Die Harald Schmidt Show(1995-2010)

43min per episode | Reality-TV
0.8/5 (with 1 vote)

Die Harald Schmidt Show is a German late night talk show hosted on Sky Deutschland by comedian Harald Schmidt. The show first aired from 5 December 1995 to 23 December 2003 on Sat.1. Schmidt then moved his show to Das Erste as Harald Schmidt and Schmidt & Pocher, but he returned to Sat.1 on 13 September 2011. After cancellation on Sat.1, the show continued on Sky Deutschland in September 2012.

With Manuel Andrack

Phoenix Runde(1997-)

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Maybrit Illner(1999-)

1h per episode | Talk-Show

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Sturm der Liebe(2005-)

45min per episode | Drama, Soap / Telenovela
4.5/5 (with 1 vote)

These are the stories of relationships taking place in the fictional five-star hotel Fürstenhof, located in Feldkirchen-Westerham near Rosenheim with the plot revolving around members of the family room area, the hotel owners, and employees.

Scene of the Crime(1970-)

1h 30min per episode | Drama, Crime
2.8/5 (with 32 votes)

Tatort is a long-running German/Austrian/Swiss, crime television series set in various parts of these countries. The show is broadcast on the channels of ARD in Germany, ORF 2 in Austria and SF1 in Switzerland. The first episode was broadcast on November 29, 1970. The opening sequence for the series has remained the same throughout the decades, which remains highly unusual for any such long-running TV series up to date. Each of the regional TV channels which together form ARD, plus ORF and SF, produces its own episodes, starring its own police inspector, some of which, like the discontinued Schimanski, have become cultural icons. The show appears on DasErste and ORF 2 on Sundays at 8:15 p.m. and currently about 30 episodes are made per year. As of March 2013, 865 episodes in total have been produced. Tatort is currently being broadcast in the United States on the MHz Worldview channel under the name Scene of the Crime.

Polizeiruf 110(1971-)

1h 30min per episode | Crime
3.3/5 (with 6 votes)

Polizeiruf 110 is a long-running German language detective television series. The first episode was broadcast 27 June 1971 in the German Democratic Republic, and after the dissolution of Fernsehen der DDR the series was picked up by ARD. It was originally created as a counterpart to the West German series Tatort, and quickly became a public favorite. In contrast with other television crime series, in which killings are practically the primary focus, while Tatort handled homicide cases, the cases handled in the GDR TV's Polizeiruf were more often the more frequent, and less serious, crimes such as domestic violence, extortion, fraud, theft and juvenile delinquency, as well as alcoholism, child abuse and rape. Contrary to Tatort, which concentrated on the primary characters and their private lives, police procedure was the center of attention of Polizeiruf, especially in the earlier episodes. The scriptwriters attached particular importance to representation of the criminal and his state of mind, as well as the context of the crime. Many episodes aimed to teach and enlighten the audience about what does and what doesn't constitute appropriate behaviour and appropriate thought, rather than just to entertain. Polizeiruf was one of the few broadcasts by GDR media in which the real problems and difficulties of the supposedly more advanced socialist society could be displayed and discussed to some extent, albeit in a fictionalized and pedagogicalized environment.

With Uwe Steimle, Faye Montana
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Zum blauen Bock(1957-1987)

1h 30min per episode | News

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1h per episode | Talk-Show

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Menschen bei Maischberger(2003-)

1h per episode | Talk-Show
2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

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Hart aber fair(2001-)

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Sabine Christiansen(1998-2007)

1h per episode | Talk-Show

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1h per episode | Drama, Crime
2.9/5 (with 6 votes)

Derrick was a German TV series produced by Telenova Film und Fernsehproduktion in association with ZDF, ORF and SRG between 1974 and 1998 about Detective Chief Inspector Stephan Derrick and his loyal assistant Inspector Harry Klein, who solve murder cases in Munich and surroundings.

SOKO Leipzig(2001-)

3.7/5 (with 2 votes)

SOKO Leipzig is a German police procedural television programme, a spin-off of the earlier German police programme SOKO 5113. It was first broadcast on 31 January 2001, on German television channel ZDF. On 12 November 2008, the first part of a two-part crossover between SOKO Leipzig and British police procedural The Bill was aired, with the same version being shown on both ZDF and British television channel ITV1.

Alarm for Cobra 11: The Motorway Police(1996-)

1h 30min per episode | Drama, Comedy, Action & Adventure
3.0/5 (with 28 votes)

A long-running German television series about a two-man team of highway police, originally set in Berlin and later in North Rhine-Westphalia.

How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)(2019-)

| 30min per episode | Comedy, Crime, Drama
4.2/5 (with 112 votes)

How do you win back your girlfriend from the school drug dealer? For Moritz, the answer is clear: sell better drugs. Out of his teenage bedroom, he joins forces with his best friend Lenny to launch what turns into an unexpectedly successful online drug market. Soon, as accidental drug dealers, they’re faced with standard drug empire problems: meeting demand, quality control, and, most importantly: not getting caught.

Directed by Lars Montag, Arne Feldhusen - With Damian Hardung, Maximilian Mundt, Bjarne Mädel, Anna Lena Klenke, Leonie Wesselow, Roland Riebeling, ...

Die Johannes B. Kerner Show(1998-2009)

1h per episode | Talk-Show

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48min per episode | Drama, Crime
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Follow the everyday work of a fictional police station on the Kiez of Hamburg.

Genial daneben(2003-2004)

45min per episode | Talk-Show
4.3/5 (with 1 vote)

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A Case For Two(1981-2019)

1h per episode | Drama, Crime
3.3/5 (with 4 votes)

Ein Fall für zwei is a German television series, which premiered on September 11, 1981 on ZDF. The series, located in Frankfurt am Main, features two main characters who solve crimes: a defense attorney and a private investigator. Josef Matula, a former German police officer, has gone into private business. His method of investigation is very effective and direct, and he sometimes even resorts to dirty tricks. Claus Theo Gärtner has portrayed the role since the start of the series. In contrast, the attorney character has changed several times. The first attorney was Dr. Dieter Renz. Dr. Renz retired in episode #60 and was replaced by Dr. Rainer Franck. In episode #149, Dr. Franck took a job as a law school teacher, and was replaced by Dr. Johannes Voss. In episode #182, Dr. Voss was shot dead by an escaping criminal, and was in turn replaced by Dr. Markus Lessing. Most of the episodes follow a simple pattern. Someone is murdered, and the police arrest the most likely suspect. The suspect, claiming to be innocent, hires the attorney in the series as his lawyer. The attorney does all the paperwork, talks with the police and attends court. Meanwhile, Matula does all the actual research and detective work - "gets his hands dirty", so to speak. Matula often gets into fights, and even though he is in his early sixties, he often knocks out the bad guys. In the end, the original suspect usually turns out to be innocent after all, and the real culprit is found.

SOKO 5113(1978-)

50min per episode | Crime

SOKO 5113 is a long-running German police procedural television series. It was first aired in 1978 on 2 January. SOKO is an abbreviation of the term "Sonderkommission" in German.

Directed by Kai Borsche

SOKO Köln(2003-)

1h per episode | Crime
4.0/5 (with 2 votes)

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1h per episode | News, Talk-Show

Taff is a tabloid news magazine airing on the German television network, ProSieben.

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