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TV Shows & Series: Popular TV Shows/Series of 2006

TV shows/series in chronological context: 2006 (MMVI)was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2006th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 6th year of the 3rd millennium, the 6th year of the 21st century, and the 7th year of the 2000s decade. 2006 was designated as: International Year of Deserts and DesertificationInternational Asperger's Year ()

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Dexter(2006-2013)

TV-MA
| 50min per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
4.0/5 (with 671 votes)

Dexter is an American television drama series. The series centers on Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for 'Miami Metro Police Department' who also leads a secret life as a serial killer, hunting down criminals who have slipped through the cracks of justice.

Heroes(2006-2010)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Drama
3.6/5 (with 355 votes)

Common people discover that they have super powers. Their lives intertwine as a devastating event must be prevented.

Death Note(2006-2007)

TV-14
| 22min per episode | Animation, Mystery
4.1/5 (with 266 votes)

Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects—and he’s bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But will Light succeed in his noble goal, or will the Death Note turn him into the very thing he fights against?

The IT Crowd(2006-2010)

22min per episode | Comedy
4.1/5 (with 245 votes)

UK Comedy series about two I.T. nerds and their clueless female manager, who work in the basement of a very successful company. When they are called on for help, they are never treated with any respect at all.

30 Rock(2006-2013)

TV-14
| 22min per episode | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 143 votes)

30 Rock is an American television comedy series that ran on NBC from October 11, 2006, to January 31, 2013, and was created by Tina Fey. The series, which is loosely based on Fey's experiences as head writer for Saturday Night Live, takes place behind the scenes of a fictional live sketch comedy series depicted as airing on NBC. The series' name refers to 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, the address of the GE Building, in which the NBC Studios are located.

Psych(2006-2014)

TV-PG
| 43min per episode | Mystery, Drama, Comedy
3.9/5 (with 130 votes)

Thanks to his police officer father's efforts, Shawn Spencer spent his childhood developing a keen eye for detail (and a lasting dislike of his dad). Years later, Shawn's frequent tips to the police lead to him being falsely accused of a crime he solved. Now, Shawn has no choice but to use his abilities to perpetuate his cover story: psychic crime-solving powers, all the while dragging his best friend, his dad, and the police along for the ride.

Eureka(2006-2012)

TV-14
| 1h per episode | Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy, Drama
3.8/5 (with 128 votes)

The sleepy Pacific Northwest town of Eureka is hiding a mysterious secret. The government has been relocating the world's geniuses and their families to this rustic town for years where innovation and chaos have lived hand in hand. U.S. Marshal Jack Carter stumbles upon this odd town after wrecking his car and becoming stranded there. When the denizens of the town unleash an unknown scientific creation, Carter jumps in to try to restore order and consequently learns of one of the country's best kept secrets.

Torchwood(2006-2011)

TV-MA
| 45min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.6/5 (with 97 votes)

Torchwood is a British science fiction television programme created by Russell T Davies. The series is a spin-off from the 2005 revival of the long-running science fiction programme Doctor Who. Torchwood follows the exploits of a small team of alien hunters, who make up the Cardiff branch of the fictional Torchwood Institute, which deals mainly with incidents involving extraterrestrials.

Jericho(2006-2008)

1h per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery
3.8/5 (with 83 votes)

Jericho is an American action/drama series that centers on the residents of the fictional town of Jericho, Kansas, in the aftermath of nuclear attacks on 23 major cities in the contiguous United States.

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion(2006-2008)

4.1/5 (with 79 votes)

Japan has been invaded and conquered by the Britannian Empire. Japan is now known as Area 11 and its citizens known as Elevens. The Britannian Empire takes away Japan's autonomous power and imposes its rule through the use of Knightmares. The Empire's rule has never faltered, but cracks have begun to show...

Directed by Gorō Taniguchi

Numb3rs(2006-2011)

43min per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.4/5 (with 76 votes)

Inspired by actual cases and experiences, Numb3rs depicts the confluence of police work and mathematics in solving crime as an FBI agent recruits his mathematical genius brother to help solve a wide range of challenging crimes in Los Angeles from a very different perspective.

Kyle XY(2006-2009)

TV-14
| 44min per episode | Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Drama
3.6/5 (with 55 votes)

A suburban family that takes in a mysterious teen naive to the world around him. As Kyle begins to show signs of brilliance, solving the mystery of his origin and potential abilities becomes the family's mission.

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Life on Mars(2006-2007)

4.0/5 (with 53 votes)

A detective chief inspector from 2006 is investigating a serial killer when he is knocked over by a speeding car. Waking up, he finds himself mysteriously transported back in time to 1973. Initially struggling to come to terms with his situation, he has to come to terms with the old-fashioned technology and attitude of the day, while figuring out how he came to be trapped in the past.

Friday Night Lights(2006-2011)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Drama
4.0/5 (with 48 votes)

This award-winning drama series centers on life in Dillon, Texas, where high school football brings the community together -- and the drama of small town life threatens to tear it apart.

America's Got Talent(2006-)

1h 25min per episode | Reality-TV
2.6/5 (with 42 votes)

A weekly talent competition where an array of performers – from singers and dancers, to comedians and novelty acts – vie for a $1 million cash prize.

Hannah Montana(2006-2011)

TV-G
| 30min per episode | Kids & Family, Comedy
2.8/5 (with 41 votes)

At home and school, she's Miley Stewart, a typical teenager, but when the lights go down and the curtain goes up, she emerges as the glamorous and talented Hannah Montana. Having the "Best of Both Worlds" is a complicated proposition, and keeping her identity under wraps leads Miley and her friends into some hilarious capers as she tries to balance her normal life with her rock star persona.

Ugly Betty(2006-2010)

TV-PG
| 42min per episode | Drama, Comedy
2.8/5 (with 41 votes)

Smart but wholesome Betty embraces her unique appearance and independent attitude in the cutthroat world of New York fashion. With the help of her proud yet far-from-glamorous family from Queens, Betty will continue to have big dreams and deal with any obstacle in her own unique style.

Man vs. Wild(2006-2011)

1h per episode | Action & Adventure, Reality-TV
3.6/5 (with 34 votes)

Bear strands himself in popular wilderness destinations where tourists often find themselves lost or in danger.

Black Lagoon(2006-2011)

24min per episode | Action & Adventure, Animation, Drama, Crime
4.0/5 (with 32 votes)

Black Lagoon is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rei Hiroe. It has been published in Shogakukan's Monthly Sunday Gene-X since 2002, and nine collected volumes have been released so far. It was later adapted into an anime television series, by Madhouse, that aired from April to June 2006 for twelve episodes. A second season, subtitled "The Second Barrage", ran for twelve weeks starting on October 2, 2006. A five volume original video animation series, titled Roberta's Blood Trail, was released from July 2010 to June 2011.

Big Love(2006-2011)

TV-MA
| 1h per episode | Drama
3.7/5 (with 30 votes)

The story of Bill Henrickson and his life in suburban Salt Lake City, balancing the needs of his three wives -- Barb, Nicki and Margene-- their seven kids, three new houses and the opening of his newest hardware store. When disturbing news arrives about Bill's father, he is forced to reconnect with his polygamist parents who live on a fundamentalist compound in rural Utah.

Lucky Louie(2006)

30min per episode | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 29 votes)

Lucky Louie is an American television sitcom created by Louis C.K., which aired on HBO for one season in 2006. C.K. stars as the eponymous Louie, a part-time mechanic. The show revolves around the life of Louie, who lives with his wife, Kim, who is a full-time nurse, and their four-year-old daughter, Lucy. A first for HBO, Lucky Louie was filmed before a live studio audience, in a multiple-camera setup.

Directed by Gary Halvorson, Andrew D. Weyman - With Louis C.K.

Metalocalypse(2006-2012)

TV-MA
| 30min per episode | Animation, Comedy
3.6/5 (with 27 votes)

Metalocalypse is an American animated television series, created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha, which premiered on August 6, 2006 on Adult Swim. The television program centers around the larger than life death metal band Dethklok, and often portrays dark and macabre content, including such subjects as violence, death, and the drawbacks of fame, with extremely hyperbolic black humor; which accounts for the cartoon's consistent TV-MA rating. The show can be seen as both a parody and celebration of heavy metal culture. The music, written by guitarist/creator Brendon Small, is credited to the band, and is featured in most of the episodes. The animation is often carefully synced to the music, with the chord positions and fingering of the guitar parts shown in some detail. One of the trademarks of the show is having the usual "bleeps" for extreme profanity replaced by pinch harmonics.

Directed by Jon Schnepp

The Unit(2006-2009)

TV-14
| 1h per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama
3.7/5 (with 27 votes)

A covert team of special forces operatives risk their lives on undercover missions around the globe, while their wives maintain the homefront, protecting their husbands' secrets.

Bad Girls Club(2006-)

TV-14
| 30min per episode | Reality-TV
2.8/5 (with 27 votes)

A cast of young women, who recognize that their outrageous behavior has hindered their relationships, careers and lives, are brought together in a beautiful mansion. They claim they want to change, but will living together help them move forward and turn their lives around – or will chaos rule?

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip(2006-2007)

42min per episode | Drama, Comedy
3.8/5 (with 24 votes)

A behind-the-scenes look at a fictional sketch-comedy TV show.

La Job(2006)

30min per episode | Comedy
0.3/5 (with 24 votes)

La Job is a French Canadian comedy television series set in Montreal. It is an adaptation of the British show The Office of the BBC. Produced by Anne-Marie Losique's Image Diffusion International, it has been broadcast for a limited number of viewers on Bell TV satellite television, beginning on October 9, 2006. It was later seen by a wider audience on the public broadcaster Radio-Canada and specialty channel ARTV. It is the third official foreign adaptation of the concept, and the second in a language other than English.

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya(2006-2009)

23min per episode | Animation, Comedy
3.9/5 (with 22 votes)

I thought that when I entered high school, my days of believing in aliens, time travelers and ESPers were going to be over. That is, until she introduced herself. Claiming to be interested in only aliens, time travelers, and ESPers, Haruhi Suzumiya was the strangest girl I've met in a long time... Before I knew what's going on, I've been dragged into her weird club, and it looks like I'm not the only one who has been drafted into this "SOS Brigade" of hers, because there are three other students who don't seem to be so ordinary themselves.

Directed by Tatsuya Ishihara

Brothers and Sisters(2006-2011)

TV-14
| 41min per episode | Drama
3.4/5 (with 22 votes)

Brothers & Sisters is an American television drama series that centers on the Walker family and their lives in Pasadena, California. The series premiered on ABC on September 24, 2006, and aired its final episode on May 8, 2011. It aired, for its entire run, in a Sunday night timeslot after Desperate Housewives. The cast included a collection of award-winning actors, including Sally Field, Rachel Griffiths, Calista Flockhart, Rob Lowe, and Patricia Wettig. Sally Field received both a Primetime Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance throughout the series. Rachel Griffiths was also nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards for her work on the show. In May 2011, the show completed its fifth and final season on ABC. On May 13, 2011, it was announced that ABC had decided to end the show.

H2O: Just Add Water(2006-2010)

TV-PG
| 24min per episode | Drama, Kids & Family, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.4/5 (with 20 votes)

H2O: Just Add Water revolves around three teenage girls facing everyday teen problems with an added twist: they cope with the burden of growing a giant fin and transforming into mermaids whenever they come in contact with water.

Day Break(2006-2008)

3.7/5 (with 20 votes)

Today Detective Brett Hopper will be accused of shooting state attorney Alberto Garza. He will offer his rock solid alibi. He will realize he's been framed. And he will run. Then, he will wake up and start the day over again.

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