Best Music TV shows

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Music TV shows" contains films with the following parameters. Style: realistic, humorous, captivating, not serious, sincere and semi serious. Plot: music, artists and showbiz, friends, singer, musician's life, lifestyle, friendship, family relations, musician and ambition. Genre: Music, Comedy and Drama. Country: USA, Mexico and New Zealand.
Best Music TV shows
Best Music TV shows
TOP TV shows: Empire (2015), Chappelle's Show (2003), Vinyl (2016), Saturday Night Live (1975), Atlanta (2016), Treme (2010), Nashville (2012), Mozart in the Jungle (2014), Glee (2009), Metalocalypse (2006), Everybody Hates Chris (2005), Selena: The Series (2020), Flight of the Conchords (2007), Victorious (2010), Girl Meets World (2014), Beavis and Butt-Head (1993), Garfunkel and Oates (2014), Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (2015), Step Up: High Water (2018), Hannah Montana (2006).

List of Best TV shows

 7.4
 38K
Empire (2015)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A powerful family drama about the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, twists and turns, suspense
Plot: music, hip hop, showbiz, artists and showbiz, rapper, musician's life, family relations, ambition, sibling rivalry, workplace, couple relations, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa, new york
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Chappelle's Show (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Chappelle's Show is an American sketch comedy television series created by comedians Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan, with Chappelle hosting the show as well as starring in various sketches. Chappelle, Brennan and Michele Armour were the ...
Style: dark humor, witty, humorous, not serious, ethnic humor ...
Plot: marijuana, comedian, racism, african american, social problems, interracial relations, guest, hip hop, artists and showbiz, media, impersonating, musician ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
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 7.8
 22K
Vinyl (2016)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1970s New York, Vinyl is a ride through the sex- and drug-addled music business at the dawn of punk, disco, and hip-hop. The show is seen through the eyes of a record label president, Richie Finestra, who is trying to save his company and his ...
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: music, music business, showbiz, historical character, ambition, blackmail, mafia, disco, drugs/alcohol, rock band, racism, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: new york, usa, las vegas
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Saturday Night Live (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: A late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying cast of repertory and newer cast members. ...
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, talky, topical humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, singer, musician, politics, actor, cross dressing, comedian, performance, celebrity culture, friends, artists and showbiz, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, 80s, 70s ...
Place: usa, new york, america
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 8.6
 52K
Atlanta (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Two cousins, with different views on art versus commerce, on their way up through the Atlanta rap scene; Earnest 'Earn' Marks, an ambitious college dropout and his estranged cousin, who suddenly becomes a star.
Style: satirical, captivating, cynical, ironic, humorous ...
Plot: hip hop culture, rapper, cousin cousin relationship, opposites attract, misfit, social satire, starlet, brother brother relationship, ambition, poor family, pop star, black family ...
Place: atlanta georgia, atlanta
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 8.2
 14K
Treme (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: Tremé takes its name from a neighborhood of New Orleans and portrays life in the aftermath of the 2005 hurricane. Beginning three months after Hurricane Katrina, the residents of New Orleans, including musicians, chefs, Mardi Gras Indians, and ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: jazz, social problems, musician, hurricane katrina, realism, musician's life, starting over, lifestyle, tragic event, life turned upside down, interracial relations, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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 7.7
 23K
Nashville (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Rayna Jaymes and Juliette Barnes face personal and professional challenges as they navigate their paths as artists and individuals. Surrounding them, and often complicating their lives, are their family, friends and, in some cases, lovers, as well ...
Style: captivating, sincere, realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: country music, music, fame, singer, musician, family relations, rivalry, lifestyle, desire for fame, musician's life, showbiz, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nashville tennessee, southern usa, tennessee
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Mozart in the Jungle (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: In the tradition of Anthony Bourdain's "Kitchen Confidential" and Gelsey Kirkland's "Dancing on my Grave" comes an insider’s look into the secret world of classical musicians. From her debut recital at Carnegie ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, romantic, sincere ...
Plot: classical music, orchestra, musician's life, backstage, artists and showbiz, prodigy, hotshot, teacher, performance, music, rivalry, ego clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 6.7
 137K
Glee (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Glee is an American teen musical comedy-drama television series that airs on the Fox network in the United States. It focuses on the reconstituted William McKinley High School glee club, New Directions, which competes on the show choir competition ...
Style: stylized, feel good, humorous, suspense, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: gay teenager, high school, music band, contests and competitions, singing, coach, desire for fame, teenage life, performance, ambition, musician, outcast ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: ohio, usa
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 8.2
 15K
Metalocalypse (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
TV show
Story: 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 ...
Style: dark humor, not serious, humorous, disturbing, dark ...
Plot: heavy metal culture, heavy metal, music band, lifestyle, musician's life, intrigue, artists and showbiz, parody, graphic violence, musician, popularity, band ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
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Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
TV show
Story: Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! is an American sketch comedy television series, created by and starring Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, which premiered February 11, 2007 on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim comedy block and ran until May ...
Style: humorous, surreal, not serious, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, farce, prank, media, artists and showbiz, workplace, siblings relations, media satire, goofy hero, partners, television, tv ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Everybody Hates Chris (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Everybody Hates Chris is an American television narrative sitcom that depicts the troubled teenage experiences of comedian Chris Rock while growing up in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City. The show is set between 1982 and 1987, but Rock ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, witty, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, misfit, bully, black family, sibling rivalry, parents and children, friendship, eccentric family, family life, family values, social relations, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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Selena: The Series (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: As Mexican-American Tejano singer Selena comes of age and realizes her dreams, she and her family make tough choices to hold on to love and music.
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, factual
Plot: music, singer, dying young, performer's life, lifestyle, showbiz, female protagonist, musician's life, tragedy, human spirit, embezzlement, ambition ...
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Flight of the Conchords (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Musical
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: The trials and tribulations of a two man, digi-folk band who have moved from New Zealand to New York in the hope of forging a successful music career. So far they've managed to find a manager (whose "other" job is at the New Zealand ...
Style: humorous, surreal, atmospheric, rockumentary, not serious ...
Plot: musician's life, aspiring singer, roommate, music band, buddies, music, folk, lifestyle, goofy hero, artists and showbiz, odd couple, rock ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new zealand
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 6.9
 20K
Victorious (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Victorious is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider that originally aired on Nickelodeon from March 27, 2010 until February 2, 2013. The series revolves around aspiring singer Tori Vega, a teenager who attends a performing arts high school ...
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sitcom
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: teachers and students, high school, hollywood, high school life, teenage life, friends, music, love and romance, teenage girl, lifestyle, singer, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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Girl Meets World (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of relatable and adventurous Riley Matthews, the tween daughter of Cory and Topanga Matthews, and her bold best friend Maya as they traverse the twists and turns of teenage years at Manhattan's John Quincy Adams Middle School ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, sentimental, realistic, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, family outing, teen comedy, teen drama
Plot: school, coming of age, teenager, teenage girl, parents and children, best friends, family values, supportive parent, youth, family, self discovery, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Beavis and Butt-Head (1993)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 15 min.
TV show
Story: Beavis and Butt-head are high school students whose lifestyles revolve around TV, junk food (usually nachos), shopping malls, heavy metal music, and trying to "score with chicks". Each show contains short cartoons centering on the duo who ...
Style: humorous, witty, bad taste humour, clever, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heavy metal, high school, odd couple, buddies, stupidity, media satire, hardcase students, heavy metal culture, satire, rock, escapades, practical joke ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas
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Garfunkel and Oates (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Garfunkel and Oates stars Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci as both themselves and their musical comedy alter-egos, "Garfunkel and Oates," following the pair as they try to expand the reaches of their meager celebrity. Well-known on the ...
Style: not serious, humorous, light, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, musician's life, music band, music, friends, folk, comedian, society, rivalry, best friends, strong female presence, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: Johnny Rock is the aging lead singer of NYC's legendary early-'90s band The Heathens, who is trying to get both his band and his life back together. The aging and broke bad-boy rocker gets another shot at fame as a songwriter for a brash ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sitcom, light ...
Plot: music, rock, music band, musician's life, hopes, artists and showbiz, father daughter relationship, sexual humor, female singer, rock band, desire for fame, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Step Up: High Water (2018)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Twins Tal and Janelle relocate from Ohio to Atlanta, where at their new school High Water is always a beat.
Style: captivating, exciting, feel good, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: dancing, music, school, dancer, dance school, hip hop culture, art, ambition, hip hop, high school, performance, team ...
Is relevant ?
 5.1
 37K
Hannah Montana (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: 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, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: secret identity, music, double life, teenage life, friendship, high school, love and romance, musician's life, family, siblings relations, popular girl, school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, tennessee, malibu california
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 5K
Fosse/Verdon (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. He was a filmmaker and one of theater's most influential choreographers and directors; she was the greatest Broadway dancer of all time. Together, they ...
Plot: broadway, adultery, dancer, singing, cigarette smoking, father daughter relationship, infidelity, theatre director, actress, filmmaking, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Place: new york
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Tenacious D: The Complete Master Works (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Tenacious D: The Greatest Band on Earth is a TV series that ran on HBO in 1997, 1999 and 2000. It featured the fictional accounts of the real band Tenacious D, which is composed of members Jack Black and Kyle Gass. All of the episodes of the show ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, not serious, realistic, alternative comedy
Plot: heavy metal, singer, musical tour, partners, music band, ambition, performance, musician, disorder, failed attempt, heavy metal culture, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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 7.4
 16K
Happy Days (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Happy Days is an American television sitcom that aired first-run from January 15, 1974 to September 24, 1984 on ABC. Created by Garry Marshall, the series presents an idealized vision of life in the mid-1950s to mid-1960s United States. The series ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental
Plot: friendship, teenage love, family life, love and romance, youth, buddies, coming of age, teenage life, siblings relations, parents and children, basketball, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, wisconsin, milwaukee wisconsin
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I'm in the Band (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Tripp Campbell is the new lead guitarist for Iron Weasel, a band that once ruled the world of 80s pop metal. Can he push the washed-up rockers out of his parents' guest room and back in the limelight?
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: teen comedy, pre-teens
Plot: music band, rock band, musician's life, career change, starting over, heavy metal, youth, hip hop, grownups, dream come true, unlikely partners, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 2000s, 2010s
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 5K
Roadies (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An insider's look at the reckless, romantic, funny, and often poignant lives of a committed group of "roadies," who live for music and the de facto family they've formed along the way.
Style: inspirational, sincere, light, romantic, funny
Plot: friends, on the road, rock band, concert tour, tour, teamwork, colleague colleague relationship, music, twin brother and sister, tour bus, stalker, brother sister relationship ...
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 7K
All That (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A combination sketch comedy/musical performance show in the tradition of "Saturday Night Live," this program starred a teenage cast and was targeted at younger viewers.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: artists and showbiz, musician, performance, singer, guest, star, comedian, celebrity culture, music, media, lifestyle, cross dressing ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa
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Your Lie in April (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Kousei Arima was a genius pianist until his mother's sudden death took away his ability to play. Each day was dull for Kousei. But, then he meets a violinist named Kaori Miyazono who has an eccentric playing style. Can the heartfelt sounds of ...
Style: touching, uplifting, stylized, semi serious, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: music, pianist, friendship, love and romance, contests and competitions, depression, romance, parent child relationship, boy genius, school, death of parent, loss of parent ...
Place: japan
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 2K
Little Voice (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A love letter to the diverse musicality of New York and an exploration the universal journey of finding your authentic voice in your early 20s — and the courage to use it.
Style: captivating, light, sentimental, sincere, entertaining ...
Plot: love, follow your dream, stage fright, love and romance, female singer, muse, unspoken love, friendship, music, inspiration, coming of age
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 2K
Instant Star (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Instant Star is a Canadian television program which aired from September 2004 to June 2008. The series starred Alexz Johnson as adolescent music competition winner Jude Harrison. The show chronicles Harrison's experience in the recording ...
Style: feel good, captivating, touching, humorous, serious ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: teenage life, follow your dream, desire for fame, rising to stardom, ambition, music, lifestyle, contests and competitions, aspiring singer, love and romance, parents and children, rock ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: canada
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