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

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German is spoken in Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Austria, Czech Republic, Belgium, Denmark and Luxembourg and 3,077 TV shows/series (between 1941 and 2023) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these TV shows/series were shot in Germany (2,683). Popular genres for German TV shows/series are Drama (698), Comedy (541) and Kids & Family (424). Zeit im Bild (1955-), Tagesschau (1952-), Wer weiß denn sowas? (2015-), Markus Lanz (2008-) and 1899 (2022) are among the best known & most successful German TV shows/series.

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Zeit im Bild(1955-)

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15min per episode | News
3.3/5 (with 5 votes)

German daily news program, the oldest still existing program on German television.

Wer weiß denn sowas?(2015-)

45min per episode | Reality-TV, Kids & Family
3.7/5 (with 5 votes)

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Markus Lanz(2008-)

3.5/5 (with 2 votes)

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| 50min per episode | Mystery, Drama
3.9/5 (with 423 votes)

Passengers on an immigrant ship traveling to the new continent get caught in a mysterious riddle when they find a second vessel adrift on the open sea.

Scene of the Crime(1970-)

1h 30min per episode | Drama, Crime
3.1/5 (with 44 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.


| 53min per episode | Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Drama, Mystery, Crime
4.2/5 (with 2,851 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.

Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten(1992-)

23min per episode | Drama, Soap / Telenovela
3.3/5 (with 3 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.

Dahoam is Dahoam(2007-)

30min per episode | Soap / Telenovela
2.8/5 (with 2 votes)

The lives of the residents of the fictitious village of Lansing in Upper Bavaria.

Volle Kanne(1999-)

1h 30min per episode | News
1.5/5 (with 2 votes)

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Police Call 110(1971-)

1h 30min per episode | Crime
3.5/5 (with 8 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.

With Uwe Steimle, Faye Montana

The Harald Schmidt Show(1995-2010)

43min per episode | Reality-TV
3.4/5 (with 6 votes)

The 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
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Die Rosenheim-Cops(2002-)

45min per episode | Crime
3.5/5 (with 7 votes)

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45min per episode | Talk-Show
2.0/5 (with 2 votes)

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Unter Uns(1994-)

30min per episode | Soap / Telenovela
3.6/5 (with 2 votes)

Unter uns is a German television soap opera, first broadcast on RTL on 28 November 1994. Centered around the lives of the people in a residential house, which is set in the fictional Schillerallee in Cologne. Since the show debuted the baker's family Weigel is the series core family. Unter uns isn't based on a foreign soap opera like Verbotene Liebe or Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten. After Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten, the show was the second daily soap for RTL, followed years later in 2006 by Alles was zählt. The show aired its 3,500th episode on 30 December 2008.


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45min per episode | Drama
3.8/5 (with 24 votes)

"Sisi" follows the extraordinary life of empress Elisabeth of Austria. Modern, honest, and authentic. Told from the perspective of her closest confidants, the series takes a new look at the empress' life and reveals a multi-layered woman.

Directed by Sven Bohse - With Dominique Devenport, Jannik Schümann, David Korbmann, Désirée Nosbusch, Tanja Schleiff, Paula Kober, ...


35min per episode | Comedy, News
3.4/5 (with 6 votes)

Oliver Welke and his team report on political topics as well as international news giving them their own satirical, comedic twist.

Der Alte(1977-2022)

1h per episode | Crime
3.6/5 (with 5 votes)

A police department, lead by an older, experienced detective solve crimes together.

Terra X(1982-)

45min per episode | Documentary
4.4/5 (with 4 votes)

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In aller Freundschaft(1998-)

45min per episode | Soap / Telenovela
4.5/5 (with 2 votes)

German soap opera about the staff of the fictional hospital "Sachsenklinik" in the city of Leipzig.

Aktenzeichen XY … ungelöst(1967-)

1h 30min per episode | Reality-TV
4.1/5 (with 3 votes)

Aktenzeichen XY … ungelöst is a German television programme broadcast since October 1967 on ZDF that aims to combat and solve crimes. Until 2003 it was produced in co-operation with the Austrian public service broadcaster ORF and Schweizer Fernsehen, a division of the Swiss public broadcaster SRG SSR idée suisse. It was the basis for the BBC show Crimewatch, the Dutch show Opsporing Verzocht and its US equivalent America's Most Wanted. The goal of the programme is to throw light on unsolved offences with the aid of viewers. Each episode contains three to five short films, each lasting about ten minutes, in which a real criminal case is reconstructed. The cases are mostly complex ones in which the criminals and chains of events are still unknown. In addition cases are discussed in the studio in which, for example, the identities of criminals or unknown murder victims are sought with the aid of a photo. Viewers can use the telephone or Internet to give information. According to a study by the programme's editorial department, about forty percent of cases shown on the programme are solved.

Directed by Michael Bentele, Kurt Grimm

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

45min per episode | Drama, Comedy, Action & Adventure
3.2/5 (with 41 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.

ANNE WILL(2007-)

1h per episode | Talk-Show

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Extra 3(2004-)

43min per episode | Comedy, Documentary
4.0/5 (with 4 votes)

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Alles was zählt(2006-)

24min per episode | Soap / Telenovela
1.6/5 (with 2 votes)

Alles was zählt is a German television soap opera first broadcast on RTL on September 4, 2006. The original plot revolved around Diana Sommer's dream to become a world class ice skater. She fell in love with Julian Herzog, who signed her at the prestigious Steinkamp Sport and Wellness Center, run by the unscrupulous Steinkamp dynasty. Diana and Julian eventually became a couple, but in November 2007, Julian suffered a brain hemorrhage and died during their wedding. Diana remained in Essen until January 2009, when she left to join a skating centre in Halle. The story continues to revolve around the Steinkamp Sport and Wellness Centre and its quest to become a sporting powerhouse, as well as the lives of the characters who work at and around the Centre.

SOKO Stuttgart(2009-)

45min per episode | Crime
3.6/5 (with 3 votes)

SOKO Stuttgart is a German television series.

Alpha Forum(1998-2018)

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Anna und die Liebe(2008-2012)

30min per episode | Drama, Soap / Telenovela
3.4/5 (with 2 votes)

Anna und die Liebe is the eleventh Telenovela made in Germany. It has aired since August 25, 2008 on German channel Sat.1 and Austrian Channel ORF 1.


30min per episode | Documentary
2.2/5 (with 3 votes)

This daily German magazine show delivers interesting facts on numerous topics centering around technology, life, and bizarre knowledge.

With Aiman Abdallah
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