TV Shows & Series: Best TV Shows/Series in Italian(Italiano)

Italian (italiano, Italian: [itaˈljaːno], or lingua italiana, Italian: [ˈliŋɡwa itaˈljaːna]) is a Romance language of the Indo-European language family that evolved from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire. Italian is the least divergent Romance language from Latin, together with Sardinian. Spoken by about 85 million people including 67 million native speakers (2024), Italian is an official language in Italy, San Marino, and Switzerland (Ticino and the Grisons), and is the primary language of Vatican City. It has official minority status in Croatia and in some areas of Slovenian Istria. Italian is also spoken by large immigrant and expatriate communities in the Americas and Australia. Italian is included under the languages covered by the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Romania, although Italian is neither a co-official nor a protected language in these countries. Some speakers of Italian are native bilinguals of both Italian (either in its standard form or regional varieties) and a local language of Italy, most frequently the language spoken at home in their place of origin. Italian is a major language in Europe, being one of the official languages of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and one ... ()

Italian is spoken in Albania, Switzerland, Slovenia, Italy, Croatia, Greece, Ethiopia, Vatican City / Holy See, Eritrea and San Marino and 675 TV shows/series (between 1951 and 2024) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these TV shows/series were shot in Italy (630). Popular genres for Italian TV shows/series are Drama (234), Comedy (180) and Crime (112). CentoVetrine (2001-2016), Striscia la Notizia (1988-), The Ladies' Paradise (2015-), Winx Club (2004-2019) and Enchantment (1998-2010) are among the best known & most successful Italian TV shows/series.

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| 20min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

The series tells the stories of some of the characters who work or are related to an imaginary shopping center Centovetrine, located in the center of Turin. There are many stories of love and passion, but also struggles for power and dynastic quarrels in the telefilm.

Striscia la Notizia(1988-)

45min per episode | Comedy, News

Striscia la notizia is an Italian television program on the Mediaset-controlled Canale 5. Its name in Italian translates as "the news slithers", a probable parody of the slighting Italian journalist, submitted to politicians and overwhelmed with shame. The polysemic term Striscia, in English strip, can recall both a line of cocaine and the comic strip. But Striscia is also the slithing snake: this show worm in the hidden holes to unmask the television cheats. Founded in 1988, it is meant to be a parody of the daily news, which airs right before the program, but Striscia also satirizes government corruption and exposes scams with the help of local reporters who are also comedians. The program is directed and produced by Antonio Ricci and is hosted by two major comedians. Usually Ezio Greggio is assisted by another comedian for the winter season, after which there is a change of guard.

Directed by Beppe Recchia, Rinaldo Gaspari, Riccardo Recchia, Sergio Attardo, Silvia Arzuffi, Roberta Bellini, ...

The Ladies' Paradise(2015-)

3.8/5 (with 6 votes)

Follow Teresa Iorio, a young woman who leaves her rural Sicilian hometown for Milan to find work--and much more--at a newly opened department store: The Ladies' Paradise.

Directed by Monica Vullo - With Giuseppe Zeno, Giusy Buscemi, Alessandro Tersigni, Christiane Filangieri, Lorena Cacciatore, Corrado Tedeschi, ...

Winx Club(2004-2019)

4.1/5 (with 212 votes)

In a magical universe, witches, warriors begin fighting in the name of good .vs. evil! At a magic school, five teenage girls are selected to defend the universe with their magic.

Directed by Iginio Straffi


25min per episode | Drama
2.6/5 (with 4 votes)

Incantesimo is a long-running drama series on Italian television, broadcast on the RAI network. It is set in a hospital called Clinica Life in Turin, Italy, and revolves around the life of the doctors and nurses in the hospital. According to the official website, it is "interested in social themes, the incoherence of daily life, solidarity, love and passion, not forgetting moments of comedy". Incantesimo was first broadcast in March 1997, is now in its 10th series and has broadcast 400 episodes. Incantesimo is also being broadcast on the Chinese CCTV 8 network, dubbed into Mandarin. Many notable Italian actors and actresses have starred in the series including, Orso Maria Guerrini, Delia Boccardo, Kaspar Capparoni, Paolo Malco, Guido Furlani, Alessio Boni, Vanessa Gravina, Paola Pitagora, Alessandra Acciai and Barbara Livi. The series was especially popular in Bulgaria, where it was aired on BNT 1 and Nova Television. In Armenia it was aired on ArmeniaTV and TV5 in Russian, as well as on Shant TV in Armenian.

Don Matteo(2000-)

| 45min per episode | Drama, Comedy, Mystery, Crime, Kids & Family
3.0/5 (with 25 votes)

Don Matteo is a thoroughly ordinary Catholic priest with an extraordinary ability to read people and solve crimes. He’s a parish priest who never met an unjustly accused person he didn’t want to help.

With Terence Hill, Raoul Bova, Nino Frassica, Maria Chiara Giannetta, Mariasole Pollio

Camera Café(2003-2017)

10min per episode | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 19 votes)

The adventures and mis-adventures of a group of co-workers are shown by a camera on top of the coffee-machine in the relax area.


| Crime, Drama
4.0/5 (with 218 votes)

Based on Robert Saviano's bestselling book, this gritty Italian crime drama paints a portrait of the brutal Neapolitan crime organisation the Camorra, as seen through the eyes of Ciro Di Marzo, the obedient and self- confident right-hand man of the clan's godfather, Pietro Savastano.

Paperissima Sprint(1990-)

50min per episode | Talk-Show
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

The New Pope(2020)

| 58min per episode | Drama
3.8/5 (with 103 votes)

As Pope Pius XIII hangs between life and death in a coma, charming and sophisticated moderate English aristocrat Sir John Brannox is placed on the papal throne and adopts the name John Paul III. A sequel series to “The Young Pope.”

Doc – Nelle tue mani(2020-)

55min per episode | Drama, Action & Adventure
4.1/5 (with 81 votes)

When Doctor Andrea Fanti loses 12 years of memories from a brain injury, he finds himself adjusting to a world full of strangers.

With Luca Argentero, Matilde Gioli, Sara Lazzaro, Raffaele Esposito, Pierpaolo Spollon, Simona Tabasco, ...

Un medico in famiglia(1998-2016)

3.9/5 (with 9 votes)

Un medico in famiglia is an Italian television TV series. The show is inspired, to an extent, by Spanish TV series Médico de familia. It is one of the most successful series in Italy.

Directed by Anna Di Francisca - With Lino Banfi
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50min per episode | Crime, Comedy, Action & Adventure
3.0/5 (with 6 votes)

Carabinieri is an Italian television series that aired on Canale 5 from March 2002 to July 30, 2008. The series is an action thriller with added elements of comedy, and has been compared to the soap opera format. It told the story of the police barracks located in Città della Pieve.

Sanremo Music Festival(1951-)

| 3h 30min per episode | Kids & Family, Reality-TV
3.8/5 (with 6 votes)

The Sanremo Music Festival is the most popular Italian song contest and awards, held annually in the town of Sanremo, Imperia, Italy, and consisting of a competition amongst previously unreleased songs. The Festival was the inspiration for the Eurovision Song Contest.


| Drama
3.3/5 (with 34 votes)

Inspired by true events, this is the story of how Rocco Siffredi escaped a humble life and emerged as the world's greatest porn star.

Directed by Matteo Rovere, Francesco Carrozzini, Francesca Mazzoleni - With Alessandro Borghi, Jasmine Trinca, Saul Nanni, Adriano Giannini, Vincenzo Nemolato, Gaia Messerklinger, ...

Violet like the sea(2022-)

50min per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.8/5 (with 8 votes)

Viola Vitale, Miss Italy and fashion journalist, returns to Sicily to look for her father. She starts working for a digital news company and joins police inspector Francesco Demir in solving crime with the help of synesthesia.

Directed by Francesco Vicario, Alexis Sweet - With Francesca Chillemi, Can Yaman, Simona Cavallari

Distretto di Polizia(2000-2012)

45min per episode | Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama
3.5/5 (with 6 votes)

Distretto di Polizia is an Italian television series.

Directed by Monica Vullo


| 50min per episode | Drama
3.9/5 (with 378 votes)

Fed up with their families and classmates, two teen girls from a wealthy part of Rome are drawn to the city's underworld and start leading double lives.

Directed by Andrea De Sica, Letizia Lamartire, Anna Negri - With Benedetta Porcaroli, Alice Pagani, Riccardo Mandolini, Chabeli Sastre Gonzalez, Brando Pacitto, Lorenzo Zurzolo, ...

I Cesaroni(2006-2014)

3.6/5 (with 21 votes)

I Cesaroni is an Italian television series produced since 2006 by Publispei and Mediaset RTI. The series is transmitted not only in Italy but also in Portugal, in the Czech Republic, Greece and Turkey. It is inspired by the Spanish series "Los Serrano". In Italy, the series is now in its fifth season and has been renewed for a sixth season.

Directed by Francesco Vicario

Ulisse. Il piacere della scoperta(2001-)

4.5/5 (with 5 votes)

Alberto Angela leads the dissemination program dedicated to history, art and culture. A historical, archaeological, informative story, with the presence of some protagonists of the Italian cultural or artistic scene.

My Brilliant Friend(2018-)

| 52min per episode | Drama
4.1/5 (with 63 votes)

When the most important friend in her life seems to have disappeared without a trace, Elena Greco, a now-elderly woman immersed in a house full of books, turns on her computer and starts writing the story of their friendship.

Inspector Montalbano(1999-2020)

| 1h 40min per episode | Action & Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Drama
4.2/5 (with 28 votes)

Inspector Montalbano is an Italian television series produced and broadcast by RAI since 1999, based on the detective novels of Andrea Camilleri. The protagonist is Commissario Salvo Montalbano, and the stories are set in the imaginary town of Vigata, Sicily. In 2012 the series generated a prequel, Il giovane Montalbano.

Directed by Alberto Sironi

Love Bugs(2004-2007)

30min per episode | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 8 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

Casa Vianello(1988-2007)

| 25min per episode | Comedy, Kids & Family
2.9/5 (with 4 votes)

Cascina Vianello is an Italian television series.

Directed by Cesare Gigli - With Raimondo Vianello, Sandra Mondaini, Giorgia Trasselli, Barbara Snellenburg, Gisella Donadoni, Elenoire Casalegno, ...

Le Iene(1997-)

| 2h per episode | News, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 3 votes)

Comedy/satirical show, with sketches and reports into political affairs and consumer issues. Recurring features of the show, besides the reportage, are the double interviews in which two famous people are asked the same questions, and are edited together on a split screen, side by side so that they answer one after the other.

La Storia(2024)

50min per episode | Drama, War & Politics
3.5/5 (with 11 votes)

Ida, a single mother of two sons, hides her Jewish heritage and fights against poverty and persecution during the end of World War II and post-war Rome.

Anti-Mafia Squad(2009-2016)

| 1h 40min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama, Crime
4.2/5 (with 6 votes)

Fighting a modern, fragmented and brutal Mafia, the Sicilian Anti-Mafia Squad seeks to crush the criminal network that holds a death grip on the region. Sophisticated surveillance helps, unless the enemy lies within.

The Lions of Sicily(2023)

| 6h 40min per episode | Drama
3.2/5 (with 11 votes)

Follow brothers Paolo and Ignazio, two small spice merchants who have escaped from a Calabria stuck in the past in search of social redemption. In Sicily they invent a future, turning a small, run-down shop into a flourishing business that young Vincenzo, with his revolutionary ideas, will transform into an economic empire.

Simba: The King Lion(1995)

3.1/5 (with 6 votes)

After the lion king is shot by hunters, the other animals of the jungle decide to work together to raise his orphaned lion cubs, including his favorite son, Simba. Simba and his siblings end up being raised by a wolf along with a deer named Buckshot (changed from Bimbo to avoid being a walking copyright infringement), who had also previously lost his parents to hunters. It turns out the tiger Shere Khan was the one who arranged the death of Simba's father so he could be the king of the jungle, and he wishes to capture Simba with the help of his minions.

Puffins – The Series(2020-)

5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

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