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List of TV Show Ideas for Charades - The Complete List of 140 Ideas (2021)

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Want to play a fun game of charades? You've come to the right place!

Here, we have a list of TV show ideas you can use in a game of charades to help you out. We also have a Charades Ideas Generator with a wide range of ideas for you to choose from.

There are multiple categories to choose from in a game of charades. One of the best ways to keep things fair for those guessing, is to pick something that everyone knows. Looking at TV shows as a category can be an amazing way to do this!

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Who doesn't watch TV shows nowadays? There are more platforms than ever – Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+, etc – to watch them on and they are becoming more and more popular! They are a major topic of discussion and can be a great way to connect with friends and family. Bringing this to the game of charades, can also bring the same connection, and make things even more exciting and fun!

In this article, you will find lists of TV Show ideas under the categories of; Action and Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi and Kids.

Action and Adventure TV Shows

We have some of your favourite action and adventure TV shows to choose from. From classic shows, to more modern ones, you’re bound to know most of these. Get right into the action with these ideas below!

  • The Frontier
  • Vikings
  • WandaVision
  • The Mandalorian
  • The Letter for the King
  • Blood and Treasure
  • The Defenders
  • Shooter
  • MacGyver
  • Band of Brothers
  • Daredevil
  • Smallville
  • Merlin
  • 24
  • The Boys
  • Cobra Kai
  • The A-Team
  • The Witcher
  • The Punisher
  • The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

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Comedy TV Shows

Who doesn’t love a good comedy show? Below are some popular comedies to choose from. If you’re a big fan of one of these (and you know the other players are too) why not try acting out a particular scene from one of them for some added fun? Either way, have a good laugh with this list of comedy TV show ideas.

  • The Office
  • Schitt's Creek
  • Rick and Morty
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • Modern Family
  • Friends
  • Rules of Engagement
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • The Simpsons
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • The Good Place
  • Everybody Loves Raymond
  • Malcolm in the Middle
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Paradise PD
  • Brooklyn 99
  • New Girl
  • Arrested Development
  • Superstore

Drama TV Shows

From soaps to miniseries, we have a list of popular dramas that everyone can know and love. This is the best time to get a free pass for being a drama queen - so get dramatic with these TV show ideas!

  • The Crown
  • Grey's Anatomy
  • Call the Midwife
  • Neighbors
  • Riverdale
  • Casualty
  • Seventh Heaven
  • Downton Abbey
  • The West Wing
  • Home and Away
  • Mad Men
  • The Good Wife
  • EastEnders
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Big Little Lies
  • Suits
  • The Queen's Gambit
  • Coronation Street
  • This Is Us
  • Bridgerton

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Crime TV Shows

Hopefully your teammates are as good at solving as the characters in these shows - they’ll need it if you’re planning to try and act out the first in the list! Check out our ideas for some gripping crime shows that are sure to break out your investigative skills.

  • Narcos
  • Peaky Blinders
  • Sherlock
  • Better Call Saul
  • Criminal Minds
  • Mindhunter
  • Breaking Bad
  • Line of Duty
  • The Mentalist
  • Luther
  • Bodyguard
  • The Sopranos
  • True Detective
  • Castle
  • The Wire
  • Sons of Anarchy
  • Broadchurch
  • Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
  • Midsomer Murders
  • The Fall

Horror TV Shows

Below are some popular thrilling and scary horror shows for you to choose from. And this goes without saying but… maybe don’t reenact a scene from these shows like we said for the comedies…

  • American Horror Story
  • The Walking Dead
  • Slasher
  • Into the Dark
  • The Terror
  • Channel Zero
  • Ghoul
  • Penny Dreadful
  • Bates Motel
  • Fear The Walking Dead
  • Haunted
  • Scream
  • The Haunting of Bly Manor
  • The Mist
  • Lore
  • Hannibal
  • In the Flesh
  • Castle Rock
  • Marianne
  • The Haunting of Hill House

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Sci-Fi TV Shows

I'm sure your attempt at some of these ideas will be out of this world!... I apologise. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, you can have a look at our list of sci-fi shows both old and new. Remove the ‘fiction’ from these shows with your attempt at adding these in your game of charades!

  • Black Mirror
  • Doctor Who
  • Lost
  • Stranger Things
  • Altered Carbon
  • Star Trek: Discovery
  • The Orville
  • Firefly
  • Under the Dome
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • The X-Files
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • Stargate SG-1
  • Eureka
  • The Umbrella Academy
  • Almost Human
  • The Outer Limits
  • Lost in Space
  • Orphan Black
  • Westworld

Kids TV Shows

Here's some ideas that can make things easier for the kids and possibly tougher for the adults. Our list covers both old and modern kids shows - but don’t be afraid to think of some ideas yourself that are relevant for those you’re playing with. If you’re playing with your own children, you’ll have a better idea of what they’re watching and which shows they can guess quicker. And if you’re playing with adults, you might know which shows are more relevant to them depending on when they grew up. If you’d like a full article on kids charades ideas you can click here. Or you could use our kids charades generator for more ideas for children!

  • Sesame Street
  • The Octonauts
  • Peppa Pig
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Thomas and Friends
  • Paw Patrol
  • Shaun the Sheep
  • Ask the StoryBots
  • Jackie Chan Adventures
  • Kim Possible
  • Fireman Sam
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Young Justice
  • Adventure Time
  • Teen Titans Go
  • Dora The Explorer
  • The Legend of Korra
  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  • Teletubbies
  • Horrible Histories

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Want More Ideas?

If you're looking for more charades ideas - why not check out our free Charades Ideas Generator? We have a wide range of ideas for you to choose from. Simply add and remove filters as you like and start generating! We also have TV shows as a category for you to pick, so you can continue your search for more shows with our generator - enjoy your game!