Top 10 Television Programs With House or Home in the Title

by Bobbie PrestonAugust 20, 2015

It Was a Very, Very, Very Fine House…

Need a break from house hunting or home improvement projects? Check out our list of the top 10 television shows with house or home in the title. We’ve picked some real winners you’re sure to enjoy – and the next time you’re at a party or playing a trivia game with friends, you’ll be sure to impress them all with your quirky knowledge.

Desperate Housewives

In Desperate Housewives, one of the main characters commits suicide in the first episode, and we’re treated to a ghost’s-eye perspective of the drama and secrets of suburban America. In 2007, it was the most popular show in the world, and by the end of its 8-year-long run, it had cemented its place as a modern classic.

House of Cards

The Netflix-produced American adaptation of this cynically brilliant political drama stars Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood, a conniving and manipulative congressman consumed with gaining power and exacting revenge on anyone who betrays him. It starts off fairly tame, but look out! Things get treacherous really quickly.

House, M.D.

This long-running and beloved medical drama centered on the career of a dedicated but difficult doctor whose knack for solving tough cases was matched only by his enthusiasm for painkillers and his ability to ignite the ire of his fellow doctors.

Pee-Wee’s Playhouse

This surreal ‘80s Saturday morning staple may be long gone, but it still has a dedicated cult following. In the show, wacky comedian Paul Herman took on the role of Pee-Wee Herman, a quirky and lovable weirdo always accompanied by an entourage of equally strange pals. And yes, that is Laurence Fishburne in the cowboy costume.

Full House

These days, the Olsen twins are perhaps best known as tabloid staples, but back in the day, they shared the role of Michelle Tanner on the popular sitcom, Full House. Bob Saget, who makes another appearance on this list, played their father, Danny Turner, and the show ran from 1987 to 1995.

Home Improvement

Here’s another popular ‘90s television staple. Home Improvement starred funnyman Tim Allen as Tim “The Toolman” Taylor, a devoted husband and father and host of the fictitious home improvement show, Tool Time. A show within a show? How meta.

Home Movies

Cartoon Network’s popular Home Movies animated series featured snappy dialog, squiggly animation, and cameo roles from some of comedy’s funniest people, including Louis C.K., Mitch Hedberg, Patton Oswalt, and Maria Bamford. Plus, it was co-created by Brendon Small and Loren Bouchard, the guys behind Bob’s Burgers and Metalocalypse, so you know it’s got to be good.


Claire Danes and Damian Lewis star in this Showtime political thriller. The series is full of dramatic tension, and its powerhouse acting has earned it several awards, including the Golden Globe for Best Television Drama Series and the prime-time Emmy for Outstanding lead actor and actress.

House of Lies

This Showtime comedy drama series focuses on Marty Kaan, a management consultant who is as successful as he his despicable. He’ll do anything to close a deal, and he doesn’t care who gets hurt in the process. We wouldn’t want to hire him, but it makes for compelling television.

America’s Funniest Home Videos

Funny pets, precocious toddlers, and guys getting kicked in the balls… AFHV is full of slapstick comedy gold. It was basically YouTube, long before YouTube existed. Original host Bob Saget will always have a special place in our hearts, but Tom Bergeron has been doing a workmanlike job of bringing us funny clips since 2001. He recently announced that the 2015 season would be his last. Whoever replaces him will definitely have some big shoes to fill.

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