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TV Shows & Series: Popular TV Shows/Series of 2008

TV shows/series in chronological context: 2008 (MMVIII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2008th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 8th year of the 3rd millennium, the 8th year of the 21st century, and the 9th year of the 2000s decade. 2008 was designated as: International Year of LanguagesInternational Year of Planet EarthInternational Year of SanitationInternational Year of the Potato ()

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Breaking Bad(2008-2013)

TV-MA
| 45min per episode | Drama
4.4/5 (with 3,078 votes)

When Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of only two years left to live. He becomes filled with a sense of fearlessness and an unrelenting desire to secure his family's financial future at any cost as he enters the dangerous world of drugs and crime.

Directed by Vince Gilligan, Adam Bernstein, Jim McKay, Tricia Brock, Bronwen Hughes, Tim Hunter, ... - With Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Jonathan Banks, ...

The Mentalist(2008-2015)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Drama, Crime, Mystery
4.2/5 (with 849 votes)

Patrick Jane, a former celebrity psychic medium, uses his razor sharp skills of observation and expertise at "reading" people to solve serious crimes with the California Bureau of Investigation.

With Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman, Amanda Righetti, Rockmond Dunbar, ...

Sons of Anarchy(2008-2014)

TV-MA
| 45min per episode | Crime, Drama
4.2/5 (with 670 votes)

An adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club’s (MC) desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, California remains exactly that, charming. The MC must confront threats from drug dealers, corporate developers, and overzealous law officers. Behind the MC’s familial lifestyle and legally thriving automotive shop is a ruthless and illegal arms business driven by the seduction of money, power, and blood.

With Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Drea de Matteo, Maggie Siff, Ryan Hurst, Ron Perlman, ...

Fringe(2008-2013)

TV-14
| 46min per episode | Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Drama, Mystery
4.1/5 (with 626 votes)

FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham, brilliant but formerly institutionalized scientist Walter Bishop and his scheming, reluctant son Peter uncover a deadly mystery involving a series of unbelievable events and realize they may be a part of a larger, more disturbing pattern that blurs the line between science fiction and technology.

Directed by J. J. Abrams - With Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Jasika Nicole, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo, ...

True Blood(2008-2014)

TV-MA
| 1h per episode | Drama, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.8/5 (with 550 votes)

True Blood is an American television drama series created and produced by Alan Ball. It is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the co-existence of vampires and humans in Bon Temps, a fictional, small town in northwestern Louisiana. The series centers on the adventures of Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic waitress with an otherworldly quality.

Directed by Alan Ball - With Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgård, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, ...

Seven Deadly Sins(2008-2009)

1h per episode | Documentary
4.0/5 (with 531 votes)

The series traces the history of the seven deadly sins, how they became part of religious doctrine, and looks at historical figures who have been the worst perpetrators of each. Each of the seven sins is explored, from their origins and nature, their opposing virtue, and their corresponding punishment.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles(2008-2009)

TV-14
| 44min per episode | Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Drama
3.7/5 (with 175 votes)

The series picks up four years after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day with John and Sarah Connor trying to stay under-the-radar from the government, as they plot to destroy the computer network, Skynet, in hopes of preventing Armageddon.

Directed by David Nutter - With Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau, Richard T. Jones, Brian Austin Green, Garret Dillahunt, ...

Merlin(2008-2012)

TV-PG
| 43min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.9/5 (with 169 votes)

The unlikely friendship between Merlin, a young man gifted with extraordinary magical powers, and Prince Arthur, heir to the crown of Camelot.

With Colin Morgan, Bradley James, Angel Coulby, Katie McGrath, Richard Wilson, Nathaniel Parker, ...

Knight Rider(2008-2009)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Drama, Action & Adventure
3.6/5 (with 150 votes)

On the heels of NBC's hit movie, the iconic 1980s television classic comes roaring back to life as a reinvented, updated and super-charged action series showcasing the new KITT (Knight Industries Three Thousand). Absolutely the coolest car ever created, KITT is equipped with an "AI" (artificial intelligence) that is capable of hacking almost any system. Its weapons systems match that of a jet fighter, and its body is capable of actually transforming into other vehicles and using sophisticated holographic imagery to elude villains.

With Justin Bruening, Deanna Russo, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Paul Campbell, Yancey Arias, Bruce Davison, ...

Ben 10: Alien Force(2008-2010)

4.1/5 (with 137 votes)

Five years later, 15-year-old Ben Tennyson chooses to once again put on the OMNITRIX and discovers that it has reconfigured his DNA and can now transform him into 10 brand new aliens. Joined by his super-powered cousin Gwen Tennyson and his equally powerful former enemy Kevin Levin, Ben is on a mission to find his missing Grandpa Max. In order to save his Grandpa, Ben must defeat the evil DNALIENS, a powerful alien race intent on destroying the galaxy, starting with planet Earth.

Doña Bárbara(2008-)

1h per episode | Drama, Comedy, Soap / Telenovela
3.8/5 (with 130 votes)

Doña Bárbara is a Spanish-language telenovela produced by the United States-based television network Telemundo, Sony Pictures Television International and RTI Colombia. Edith González and Christian Meier star in this adaptation of the 1929 novel by Venezuelan author Rómulo Gallegos.

With Edith González, Christian Meier, Genesis Rodriguez

Toradora!(2008-2009)

TV-14
| 24min per episode | Animation, Comedy, Drama
4.2/5 (with 128 votes)

It’s Ryuji’s first day as a junior in high school and it seems as if things are looking up. He gets to sit in between his only friend, Yusaku, and, more importantly, the girl he’s secretly crushing on, Minori Kushieda. But just when he thinks the stars are aligned in his favor, he unwittingly crosses the most feared girl in school, Taiga Aisaku, making her onto his arch enemy. To top it off, Taiga has moved in right next door to Ryuji and happens to be Minori’s best friend! Can this school year possibly get any worse?!

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The Suite Life on Deck(2008-2011)

23min per episode | Kids & Family, Comedy
4.0/5 (with 126 votes)

The series follows twin brothers Zack and Cody Martin and hotel heiress London Tipton in a new setting, the SS Tipton, where they attend classes at "Seven Seas High" and meet Bailey Pickett while Mr. Moseby manages the ship. The ship travels around the world to nations such as Italy, Greece, India, Sweden and the United Kingdom where the characters experience different cultures, adventures, and situations.

Directed by Rich Correll, Phill Lewis, Jim Drake - With Dylan Sprouse, Cole Sprouse, Brenda Song, Debby Ryan, Phill Lewis, Doc Shaw, ...

In the Name of Love(2008-2009)

45min per episode | Drama
3.8/5 (with 111 votes)

En Nombre Del Amor is a Mexican telenovela produced by Televisa. It is a remake of Cadenas de Amargura. En Nombre Del Amor was produced by Carlos Moreno, and filming began on August 4, 2008. It premiered in the United States July 7, 2009 on Univision and ended its run on March 7, 2010 in a two-hour grand finale on a Sunday. Starring for Allison Lozz and Sebastián Zurita, as adult stars Victoria Ruffo, Arturo Peniche with Leticia Calderón as the villain protagonist and main villain, co-starring for Laura Flores, Alfredo Adame, Víctor Cámara, and the participation of Altair Jarabo as youth antagonist.

With Victoria Ruffo

The Spectacular Spider-Man(2008-2009)

30min per episode | Action & Adventure, Animation
4.3/5 (with 107 votes)

The Spectacular Spider-Man is an American animated television series based on the superhero character published by Marvel Comics and developed for television by Greg Weisman and Victor Cook. In terms of tone and style, the series is based primarily on the original stories by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, with a similar balance of action, drama, and comedy as well as a high school setting. However, it also tends to utilize material from all eras of the comic's run and other sources such as the film series and the Ultimate Spider-Man comics. The Spectacular Spider-Man premiered on March 8, 2008 during the Kids' WB programming block of The CW, and received critical acclaim. The series aired its second season on Marvel's sister network, Disney XD in the United States and ended its run on November 18, 2009, also receiving positive critical attention. Although a third season was planned, the series was cancelled before production could begin.

Directed by Kevin Altieri

The Inbetweeners(2008-2010)

30min per episode | Comedy
3.9/5 (with 105 votes)

Welcome to a world of futile crushes, sibling brawls, getting drunk too quickly and casting constant aspersions about your friends' sexuality.

Directed by Gordon Anderson, Ben Palmer - With Simon Bird

To Love-Ru(2008-2015)

TV-MA
| 24min per episode | Animation, Comedy, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
4.4/5 (with 100 votes)

The story is about Yuuki Rito, a high-school boy who cannot confess to the girl of his dreams, Sairenji Haruna. One day when coming home and sulking in the bath-tub a mysterious, nude girl, appears out of nowhere. Her name is Lala and she comes from the planet Deviluke, where she is the heir to the throne. Her father wants her to return to her home planet so she can marry one of the husband candidates, but she decides that she wants to marry Rito in order to stay on Earth.

Leverage(2008-2012)

TV-14
| 42min per episode | Drama, Comedy, Action & Adventure
3.8/5 (with 95 votes)

A five-person team comprised of a thief, a grifter, a hacker, and a retrieval specialist, led by former insurance investigator Nathan Ford, use their skills to fight corporate and governmental injustices inflicted on ordinary citizens.

With Timothy Hutton, Aldis Hodge, Beth Riesgraf, Christian Kane, Gina Bellman

Vampire Knight(2008)

4.2/5 (with 85 votes)

Yuki Cross, along with her best friend Zero, attempts to keep the peace between humans and vampires at Cross Academy, but personal issues soon threaten the situation.

Legend of the Seeker(2008-2010)

TV-14
| 42min per episode | Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure
3.6/5 (with 75 votes)

The adventures of woodsman Richard Cypher, who discovers that he was born to fulfill a prophecy of becoming a guardian hero to oppressed people. With the help of a mysterious woman named Kahlan and a wise old wizard named Zedd, he must stop a ruthless and bloodthirsty tyrant from unleashing an ancient evil and enslaving the world.

Wolverine and the X-Men(2008-2009)

3.9/5 (with 74 votes)

Wolverine and the X-Men was an American cartoon series by Marvel Animation. It is the fourth animated adaptation of the X-Men characters, the other three being Pryde of the X-Men, X-Men: The Animated Series, and X-Men: Evolution.

Sky of Love(2008)

48min per episode | Drama
3.7/5 (with 70 votes)

Koizora: Setsunai Koi Monogatari, or Koizora for short, is a 2005 best-selling Japanese coming of age and romance novel written by Mika. Originally posted on the cell phone website "Mahō no iLand", where chapters would be released exclusively for mobile reading, Koizora received a hard print publication from Starts Publications in October 2006, with the story being separated into two volumes. Koizora is claimed to be a biographical account of Mika, or at least, based on first-hand accounts. It boomed in popularity and became a mass cultural phenomenon, spawning a theatrical film, a television drama adaptation, and a manga adaptation.

Ghost Adventures(2008-)

3.9/5 (with 62 votes)

Paranormal investigator Zak Bagans and his crew, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin, search for haunted locations both domestically and internationally. During their investigations, Zak and crew acquaint themselves with the general area; interview locals about the hauntings; and go face-to-face with the evil spirits who reportedly haunt these locations.

Murdoch Mysteries(2008-)

TV-PG
| 1h per episode | Drama, Mystery
3.7/5 (with 60 votes)

A Victorian-era Toronto detective uses then-cutting edge forensic techniques to solve crimes, with the assistance of a female coroner who is also struggling for recognition in the face of tradition, based on the books by Maureen Jennings.

With Yannick Bisson

Sanctuary(2008-2011)

3.6/5 (with 60 votes)

The adventures of the beautiful, enigmatic and always surprising Dr. Helen Magnus, a brilliant scientist who holds the secrets of a clandestine population called Abnormals - a group of strange and sometimes terrifying beings that hide among humans. Magnus seeks to protect this threatened phenomena as well as unlock the mysteries behind their existence.

Directed by Martin Wood - With Amanda Tapping, Robin Dunne, Emilie Ullerup, Christopher Heyerdahl, Ryan Robbins, Agam Darshi, ...

90210(2008-2013)

TV-14
| 40min per episode | Drama
2.7/5 (with 47 votes)

90210 revolves around several students at the fictional West Beverly Hills High School, including new Beverly Hills residents Annie Wilson and Dixon Wilson. Their father, Harry Wilson, has returned from Kansas to his Beverly Hills childhood home with his family to care for his mother, former television and theater actress Tabitha Wilson, who has a drinking problem and clashes with his wife Debbie Wilson. Annie and Dixon struggle to adjust to their new lives while making friends and yet adhering to their parents' wishes.

With Rob Estes, Shenae Grimes, Tristan Wilds, AnnaLynne McCord, Dustin Milligan, Ryan Eggold, ...

The Real Housewives of Atlanta(2008-)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Reality-TV
3.1/5 (with 39 votes)

Bravo's cameras turn to the Southern states as the network presents this inside look at the Real Housewives of Atlanta. These women handle the personal dramas that affect their affluent lifestyles with a signature Southern brand of “style” and “grace.”

With NeNe Leakes, Kim Zolciak, DeShawn Snow, Sheree Whitfield, Lisa Wu, Kandi Burruss, ...

In Treatment(2008-2010)

25min per episode | Drama
4.0/5 (with 38 votes)

Set within the highly charged confines of individual psychotherapy sessions and centering around Dr. Paul Weston, a psychotherapist who exhibits an insightful, reserved demeanor while treating his patients—but displays a crippling insecurity while counseled by his own therapist.

With Gabriel Byrne, Dianne Wiest, Michelle Forbes, Melissa George, Blair Underwood, Mia Wasikowska, ...

The Secret Life of the American Teenager(2008-2013)

TV-14
| 1h per episode | Drama, Kids & Family
3.5/5 (with 37 votes)

Amy and her friends at Grant High learn to define themselves while they navigate the perilous waters of contemporary adolescence. Between their love triangles, secrets, drama, accusations, gossip, confusion, and scandalous rumors, there's never a dull moment.

Directed by Ron Underwood - With Shailene Woodley, Ken Baumann, Daren Kagasoff, Molly Ringwald, India Eisley, Francia Raisa, ...

The Cartel(2008-)

TV-MA
| 45min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama
3.6/5 (with 37 votes)

The Cartel follows ten friends, all of them members of a dangerous drug cartel, whose ambition for power and money will cause them to eventually kill each other. For it is an undeniable truth that, in this business, you always lose.

With Manolo Cardona
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