Hollywood's 100 Favorite TV Shows: 3 Netflix Shows That Made the List

10:09 AM 4/7/2016

by THR Staff

'Orange is the New Black' and the 2 other shows from the streaming service most loved by industry insiders.

Courtesy of Netflix

Everyone has a favorite TV show. It might be the one you loved most as a kid or the one you watched with friends in a dorm room or the the one you shared with a significant other. The Hollywood Reporter asked more than 2800 Hollywood insiders— including 779 actors, 365 producers and 268 directors, among others — to tell us their favorites and then ranked the top 100 from Desperate Housewives (No. 100) to …..

Beyond the No.1 showTHR looked at how each network fared in the voting for the 100 favorite shows: ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, and HBOTHR also looked at the best shows by decade: 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s. Here are the three shows from Netflix that made the list of Hollywood’s 100 Favorite TV Shows. 

  • Orange Is the New Black (No. 26)

    (2013-Present) Netflix


    "She does not follow anybody's ideas about what she should be," says Shonda Rhimes of Jenji Kohan, 46, creator of this groundbreaking women's prison drama. "I see Orange Is the New Black and I think, 'I never would have thought of that in a million years.' I can't stop watching."

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  • House of Cards (No. 21)

    (2013-Present) Netflix

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    "People thought we were crazy when we made the Netflix deal," says Kevin Spacey, referring to the $100 million the streaming service reportedly paid for two seasons of the political drama — season one of which it then rolled out, all 13 episodes at once, in a risky binge-viewing strategy. "But I'm kind of used to people thinking I'm a bit nuts."

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  • Arrested Development (No. 16)

    (2003-Present) Fox, Netflix


    Proving cancellation isn't forever, the comedy about the dysfunctional Bluth family that Fox shut down in 2006 came back on Netflix in 2013. But with one change: The show now focuses on one character per episode. "I like to think of it as chapters in a book," says creator Mitchell Hurwitz, "or spokes in a wheel."

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