Best TV shows on Tubi

TV Shows on Tubi
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Tubi, the ad-supported, free streaming service, has a content library of more than 20,000 titles, including TV shows that range from current reality and competition shows to TV classics dating all the way back to the 1960s. These are in addition to a library of movies ranging from action to horror to family-friendly films.

If you're looking for something on Tubi besides a rundown of some of the best TV shows on the platform, check out one of the links below. 

21 Jump Street

21 Jump Street

21 Jump Street (Image credit: Fox)

Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are the actors most associated with 21 Jump Street nowadays, but the popular films were based on the hit 1980s TV series that starred a young Johnny Depp and others as young-looking cops who would go undercover to investigate youth crimes.

Joining Depp on the force throughout 21 Jump Street’s five seasons were Dustin Nguyen, Peter DeLuise, Holly Robinson Peete and Steven Williams.

Tubi TV offers all of the episodes of 21 Jump Street to binge right now.

Charlie's Angels 

Charlie's Angels

Charlie’s Angels (Image credit: ABC)

Hollywood has tried to remake Charlie’s Angels for the big screen a few times — to varying success with Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu, then less so with Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska — but the gold standard trio of Charlie’s Angels is still probably Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith.

These ladies kicked butt for the mysterious Charlie and ABC for five seasons, three of which are available on Tubi.



Peter Falk in Columbo (Image credit: NBCUniversal)

TV viewers have always loved a good mystery, and for many years the go-to detective was Columbo, the beloved, bumbling but brilliant detective portrayed by Peter Falk.

Initially running from 1971-1978,  Columbo would make triumphant returns to TV with a run from 1989-1994, and then as one-off episodes in 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001 and 2003, all of which are available to watch on Tubi.

Cosmos: Possible Worlds

Cosmos Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Neil DeGrasse Tyson in Cosmos: Possible Worlds (Image credit: National Geographic)

Explore some of the mysteries of the universe with acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. 

Cosmos: Possible Worlds sees the well-known scientist takes viewers on a journey to explore previously uncharted realms, including lost worlds, worlds yet to come and the worlds that humans may one day inhabit.

This third season of Cosmos is available to watch for free on Tubi.

The Dick Van Dyke Show

The Dick Van Dyke Show

The Dick Van Dyke Show (Image credit: CBS)

The Dick Van Dyke Show is widely considered one of the gold standards of TV from the 1960s. Created by Carl Reiner, the show followed the work and home life of a TV writer played by Dick Van Dyke and his wife, played by Mary Tyler Moore.

If you caught Disney Plus' WandaVision, you saw some of the legacy of The Dick Van Dyke Show, as it was used as both inspiration for some of the earlier episodes and had a few clips shown later in the season.

You can watch all five seasons of the classic TV show yourself on Tubi.

The Flintstones

The Flintstones

The Flintstones (Image credit: Hanna-Barbera Productions)

Everybody’s favorite Stone Age family has made their way to Tubi. Fred, Wilma, Barney, Betty, Dino and little Pebbles and Bamm Bamm get into funny and wacky adventures in Bedrock.

One of the all-time great animated shows from creators Joseph Barbera and William Hannaa, The Flintstones was the first primetime animated show, a predecessor to  The Simpsons

All of the episodes from the show’s six seasons are available to watch on Tubi.


Mads Mikkelsen in Hannibal

Mads Mikkelsen in Hannibal (Image credit: NBCUniversal/WENN US/Alamy Stock Photo)

The character of Hannibal Lectre is iconic thanks to the performance of Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs. But the infamous cannibal made an impression on TV audiences with Hannibal.

Mads Mikkelsen took on the role on Lectre in the series, a prequel to the events of Silence of the Lambs, where Lectre assists FBI agent Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) in solving violent grimes (the show really pushed the limits for broadcast TV), all while hiding his own secret identity as a serial killer. The show also got into the plotline of the Thomas Harris book Red Dragon.

Hannibal had a passionate fanbase, which should be happy to know they can watch all three seasons of the show for free on Tubi.

Hell's Kitchen 

Gordon Ramsay in Hell's Kitchen

Hell's Kitchen (Image credit: Getty Images)

Gordon Ramsay has become one of TV’s most prolific chefs, with a multitude of series that he takes part in. Some see him lending hands to struggling businesses or encouraging young chefs, but it was his incredible rants and devastating insults in the competition series Hell’s Kitchen that made him a star.

Hell’s Kitchen brings together aspiring professional chefs as they attempt to win challenges dealing both in the kitchen as well as the dining experience. In addition to trying to be the best, they have to contend with Ramsay’s imposing presence throughout the challenges.

Seasons 16-20 of the show are currently available on Tubi.

The Joy of Painting With Bob Ross

The Joy of Painting With Bob Ross

The Joy of Painting With Bob Ross (Image credit: Britanica)

Bob Ross became a beloved figure with The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross, his simple yet endlessly enjoyable painting program. We all joke about painting our happy little bushes, but it is all in jest as Ross' wholesome nature could charm even the biggest cynic.

Ross did The Joy of Painting for an incredible 31 seasons, with all but the first season available to watch right now on Tubi.

We may have lost Ross all the way back in 1995, but this series and his unique persona help ensure his legacy will live on.

Lego Masters

Lego Masters

Lego Masters (Image credit: Fox)

Legos aren’t just for kids — as you may have learned. There is a whole Lego subculture of people who can build amazing things with these little blocks.

That is the premise for Fox’s reality competition series Lego Masters, which debuted in 2020 with its first season. Hosting the show is the voice of Lego Batman himself, Will Arnett.

There are currently three seasons of Lego Masters available on Tubi. 

Tubi also has the Australian and U.K. versions of the show if you just can’t get enough.

The Masked Singer 

The Masked Singer

The Masked Singer (Image credit: ITV)

Who knew that trying to guess what celebrity is wearing which costume while singing would become so popular? The Masked Singer has taken the world by storm and Tubi has you covered for past seasons, including the most recent one. 

Episodes from all nine seasons of The Masked Singer are available to stream on Tubi.


Priyanka Chopra Jonas in Quantico

Priyanka Chopra Jonas in Quantico (Image credit: ABC/Disney)

At its peak, Quantico was a popular series on ABC. Fronted by 

Priyanka Chopra Jonas, the drama follows FBI recruits as they learn all there is to know about being a federal law enforcement agent at one of the most secure areas in the US, the Quantico base. Unfortunately, the base proves not to be impenetrable as a trader finds himself among the young FBI officers in training.

Quantico proves to have just the right amount of mystery and excitement that should make for an interesting watch over the course of three seasons.  

Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.