Top TV Shows: 2014

Kerry Washington Scandal

Kerry Washington – 10/2/2013 – New York City, New York – SAKS FIFTH AVENUE and ABC Celebrate the Premiere of SCANDAL Season 3 held at Saks Fifth Avenue, NYC. Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc/Sipa USA/Newscom. License this image from sipaphotosfour378730

In some ways we have become more passionate about our most popular TV shows. We can share and chat with friends on social media about episodes we loved or loathed. Technology today makes it so we don’t physically need to be in front of the TV when a show airs, making it much easier to be up to date. And the past decade has provided us with some of the best writing television has ever seen.

From dramas to comedies, we have fallen in love with some amazing characters. Fortunately we haven’t seen any lag so far in 2014. With so many great shows we want to share with you the images we have of the top TV shows, 2014 edition. And if you have interest in seeing more images of these popular television shows, be sure to head back to Newscom.


Saks Fifth Avenue, ABC and Mercedes-Benz celebrate the third season of Scandal for the cast, plus unveiling of Scandal window installations at Saks Fifth Avenue Flagship Store in NYC.. .Pictured: Darby Stanchfield, Scott Foley, Kerry Washington, Guillermo Diaz, Katie Lowes and Joshua Malina. Johns PKI / Splash News/Newscom. License this image from spnphotosfour752723

Scandal. Scandal returned February 27, 2014, and until it’s last show of the season aired in April, there was a whole bunch of crazy drama going on. Scandal has made Kerry Washington into a style icon on and off screen since staring in one of the top performing TV shows in 2013.

Downton Abbey

DOWNTON ABBEY. Film Director: JULIAN FELLOWES. Year: 2010. Stars: JOANNE FROGGATT; BRENDAN COYLE. CARNIVAL FILMS / Album/Newscom. License this image from apaphotos534561

Downton Abbey. The season premiere aired in the US at the beginning of January to the delight of many Americans. Masterpiece Theater struck gold with this top rated TV show which stars Michelle Dockery. It came as no surprise when it was announced that Downton Abbey was picked up for a 5th season which is set to air later this year.


GIRLS. RELEASED: 2012. PEOPLE: LENA DUNHAM, ZOSIA MAMET, JEMIMA KIRKE;. DIRECTOR: LENA DUNHAM;. HBO / Album/Newscom. License this image from apaphotos534563


The HBO show staring Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet, and Lena Dunham proved to be one of the network’s most popular TV shows. 2014 has already brought its third season and possibly its best yet. The 4th season of Girls is already in the works but will not be airing until early 2014.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine. PacificCoastNews/Newscom. License this image from pacificphotostwo026995

Brooklyn Nine-Nine. We loved him on SNL and now we have gotten the chance to see him every week on the popular cop comedy. Andy Samberg successfully made the switch to a television sitcom.

Big Bang Theory Cast

The cast of “The Big Bang Theory” pose backstage after winning the award for favorite network tv comedy at the 2013 People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles, January 9, 2013. DANNY MOLOSHOK/REUTERS/Newscom. License this image from rtrlfive674982

The Big Bang Theory. Things are still going good for the top-rated TV show. Kaley Cuoco and the whole cast ended their 7th season with a huge bang, becoming the most watched season finale ever. The 8th season will return in the fall but on a new night due to Thursday football on CBS.

Stephen Amell Arrow

Stephen Amell arrives at the CW Fall Preview of “Arrow” at Paley Center For Media on September 8, 2012 in Beverly Hills, CA. 2012 Kathy Hutchins / Hutchins/Newscom. License this image from khphotos436350

Arrow. It was a top new TV show in 2013 and it looks like the CW show is going to stick around. After a good performance for the CW network during it’s second season, the show has been renewed and will return in the fall.

Parks and Recreation

Rashida Jones, Nick Offerman, Marietta Sirleaf, Michael Schur, Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt, Aziz Ansari, Jim O’Heir, Aubrey Plaza, Rob Lowe at the “Parks And Recreation” 100th Episode Celebration at CBS Studios – Radford on October 16, 2013 in Studio CIty, CA. 2013 Kathy Hutchins / Hutchins Photo/Newscom. License this image from khphotos489262

Parks and Recreation. Aziz Ansari and Aubrey Plaza have created some pretty interesting characters next to the funny Amy Poehler. Even with the loss of Rashida Jones from the popular TV show in 2014, there is no doubt that the comedy won’t be just as funny as it’s always been. It’s season finale which surprisingly launched the show three years into the future has everyone excited to see what will happen when the Parks and Rec gang returns in the fall.

2 Broke Girls

2 BROKE GIRLS. Film Director: WHITNEY CUMMINGS; MICHAEL PATRICK KING. Year: 2011. Stars: KAT DENNINGS; BETH BEHRS. WARNER BROS. TELEVISION / Album/Newscom. License this image from apaphotos538967

2 Broke Girls. This show became an instant success and with Kat Dennings as the star it is sure to keep being successful in 2014.

Benedict Cumberbatch


Sherlock. People have fallen in love with Benedict Cumberbatch who has gained a lot of recognition in the past couple years. So there was no surprise when Sherlock, also starring Martin Freeman, gained a huge fan following.

Charlie Hunnam Sons of Anarchy

Charlie Hunnam filming ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ in Los Angeles. JXA WENN Photos/Newscom. License this image from wennphotosfour030272

Sons of Anarchy. You won’t be catching Charlie Hunnam in the anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey film, but you can still see him on the show which has brought the actor into the spotlight.

Duck Dynasty

Duck Dynasty, Willie Robertson, Phil Robertson, Si Robertson at a public appearance for A+E Television Networks Upfront Presentation, Lincoln Center, New York, NY May 9, 2012. Everett Collection/Newscom. License this image from evphotos511346

Duck Dynasty. Willie Robertson and his family are returning for their 6th season which is set to debut in a few weeks on June 11th. However, the media in uncovering things that just may lead to more drama surrounding the show. Not many doubt that it will be one of the most-watched TV shows in 2014 regardless.

Modern Family Cast

Jesse Tyler Ferguson accepts the award for outstanding ensemble in a comedy series for “Modern Family” on behalf of his fellow cast members at the 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California January 27, 2013. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS/Newscom. License this image from rtrlfive708892

Modern Family. The kids on the show, like Sarah Hyland, are getting older but the show keeps getting funnier. After the season finale aired this May, fans are sad that the show takes a hiatus until the fall.

The Crazy Ones

Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar of “The Crazy Ones” attend the CBS Prime Time 2013 Upfront on May 15, 2013 at Lincoln Center in New York City. Robin Platzer/ Twin Images/ LFI/Photoshot/Newscom. License this image from ptsphotoshottwo155289

The Crazy Ones. We’ve been used to seeing Robin Williams on the big screen, but the actor recently made the switch to television in the The Crazy Ones, which also stars Sarah Michelle Geller and Amanda Setton. Despite all the potential the show held, CBS decided to cancel it after it’s first season.

How I Met Your Mother

Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders, Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris.arriving at the “How I Met Your Mother” 100th Episode Celebration .Paley Center for Media.Beverly Hills, CA.January 7, 2010. 2010 Kathy Hutchins/Newscom. License this image from khphotos305698

How I Met Your Mother. Cobie Smulders, Josh Radnor and the rest of the HIMYM gang are said their goodbyes this season, but not before they made 2014 some of their best shows yet. Fans finally got to really know the mother played by Cristin Milioti, but there were definitely mixed reviews about how the show ended. Fans were sad to see the Top TV show come to an end.

Orange Is The New Black

October 02, 2013: Kate Mulgrew, Taylor Schilling, Piper Kerman, Debra Birnbaum attending the Paleyfest Made in New York Opening Night Reception and Orange is the New Black Q&A, hosted by TV Guide Magazine, held at the Paley Center for Media in New York City. infusny-142/Jennifer Graylock/ License this image from infphotos871839

Orange is the New Black. Taylor Schilling landed the role of a lifetime when she was cast in what has become one of the most-watched television shows. But can you call it a television show when it airs exclusively on Netflix? Season 2 returns this June.


Mark Harmon honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.. .Pictured: Mark Harmon, Pauley Perette, NCIS Cast. Veronica Summers / Splash News/Newscom. License this image from spnphotosfour096514

NCIS. It’s been on the air for ELEVEN SEASONS. NCIS has no plans to quit making good television on one of the best TV shows.

Zooey Deschanel New Girl

Zooey Deschanel films scenes for ‘New Girl’ with Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield and Lamorne Morris on the beach in Los Angeles. The actress could be seen wearing a hot dog hat and a shirt promoting ‘Ocean Conservation Day 2013’ as co-stars Jake and Larmorne rolled wheelchairs into the sand. Pedro Andrade, PacificCoastNews/Newscom. License this image from pacificphotostwo033639

New Girl. Quirky Zooey Deschanel found a home with Hannah Simone and Max Greenfield on their hit television show. When you have guest appearances from actors like Olivia Munn it’s a recipe for amazing TV. Damon Wayans Jr. has made his way back to the show, which ensured a funny 2014.

The Mindy Project Cast

8 March 2013 – Beverly Hills, California – Zoe Jarman, Beth Grant, Mindy Kaling, Ed Weeks, Ike Barinholtz. The Mindy Project at PaleyFest 2013 Held At The Saban Theatre. Kevan Brooks/AdMedia/Newscom. License this image from admphotos886930

The Mindy Project. Mindy Kaling is a brilliant writer who came up with a brilliant show. Alongside Chris Messina, Mindy has made one of the best TV shows. And you can’t go wrong with appearances from Anna Camp and Seth Meyers.

See previous Top TV Show recaps:

2013: Top TV Shows

2012: Top Ten TV Shows

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