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Cult television
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Cult television

Cult television, like , cult figures, cult film and cult radio, attracts a band of aficionados devoted to a specific television program.

Cult television series most frequently have science fiction plotlines. Animated series that are geared toward adults, such as Japanese anime and the occasional American series, often reach cult status. Some programs are originally based on comic book characters, so many followers of the comics may watch and collect episodes of the TV series if the adaptation is considered to be good. Cult series also frequently have "darker" plotlines than most television shows. "Lighter" shows can also be considered to be cult television, although they frequently feature social commentary and humor.

A list of programmes that achieved cult television status might include:

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