List of French television series

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This is a list of Television Programs that have been produced by France. It includes series made by France alone as well as those produced in collaboration with various other Countries. Almost all of the series France has made are in the French language. Shows that are exceptions to this rule are also included in this list.

Most of the programs on this list are original French creations. However, many French Game Shows and Reality Shows are based on one or more series or television show franchises from other Countries, most commonly from the UK. These and other programs that have been remade in France are also included in another section, at the bottom of this article.

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Original French Programs[edit]

Action-Drama[edit]

Original Title in France English Title
(or Literal Meaning)
Year Country of Origin Original Language Summary
Reporters[1][2] N/A 2007-2009 France France
Belgium Belgium
French In the competitive field of journalism, television and newspaper reporters face diverse challenges and dangers while pursuing the truth and trying to keep the public interested.

Animated[edit]

Children's Series (Non-Animated)[edit]

Original Title in France English Title
(or Literal Meaning)
Year Country of Origin Original Language Summary
Belle et Sébastien Belle and Sebastian 1965-1968 France France French After his Romani mother dies giving birth to him, Sébastien is raised by an old shepherd along with his own two grandchildren. When Sébastien is six years old, he meets Belle, a white Pyrenean mountain dog. They become inseparable and have many adventures together. Cécile Aubry wrote and directed the series, which she based on her novel of the same name. Her son, Mehdi El Glaoui, plays Sébastien. Two series followed titled Sébastien parmi les hommes and Sébastien et la Mary-Morgane.

Comedy[edit]

Comedy[edit]

Original Title in France English Title
(or Literal Meaning)
Year Country of Origin Original Language Summary
Des soucis et des hommes[3][4] Partners, Fathers, Lovers
(lit. Worries and men)
2012 France France French Also known in English as Partners, Fathers and Lovers.
Fais pas ci, Fais pas ça[5][6] Desparate Parents
(lit. Don't do this, Don't do that)
2007–present France France French Two couples, the free spirited Bouleys and the conservative-authoritarian Lepics, agree to star in a reality program along with their children. The focus is mainly on the differences between how both sets of parents raise their children and how the children differ from their parents expectations. The first season is a mockumentary/pretend reality show. From the second season on all documentary aspects are discarded and the two families have become next-door neighbors.
Vive la colo ! (lit. Live the colony !) 2012-2013 France France French Thirty-five-year-old Morgane has just broken up with her significant other and her father has been hospitalized. She goes to fill in for her father as director of a summer camp for 10- to 14-year-olds.

Comedy-Drama[edit]

Original Title in France English Title
(or Literal Meaning)
Year Country of Origin Original Language Summary
Clash[7][8] N/A 2012 France France French Six episodes of 52 minutes length following a group of adolescent friends. Each episode focuses on a different member of the group and examines their relationship with their parents and family.
Hard N/A 2008-present France France French Retired lawyer, Sophie's spouse dies and she discovers that instead of running a successful software company, he actually ran a pornographic film company, which she has now inherited.
Hélène et les garçons (lit. Hélène and the Boys) 1992-1994 France France French Hélène et les Garçons is a spin-off of Premiers Baisers. The romantic adventures begin when college student Hélène Girard, played by French singer Hélène Rollès, and her roommates Cathy and Johanna meet three male college roommates.
La Croisière foll'amour[9][10] (lit. The foll'amour Cruise) 1995–1997 France France French The sequel to Salut les Musclés. Now the musical band, Les Musclés, and their friends have moved out of their apartment and are running cruises on their new ship. The ship's name is Foll'amour (lit. Crazy Love). They are joined by Estrella, sister of their extraterrestrial friend Hilguegue. She has come to earth to learn about humans. Their romantic adventures continue.
Le miracle de l'amour[11][12] (lit. The miracle of love) 1995–1996 France France French First sequel series to Hélène et les Garçons.
Les années bleues[13][14] (lit. The blue years) 1998 France France French Sequel to Les années fac, which is itself a sequel to Premiers Baisers. The love stories, friendships and daily lives of Justine Girard's friends continue but without Justine.
Les années fac[15][16] (lit. The college years) 1995-1998 France France French First sequel to Premiers Baisers. Continues the story of Justine Girard, played by Camille Raymond, and her friends, now college aged, in their friendships, romances and daily lives. Followed by Les années bleues.
Les mystères de l'amour Love in Paris (lit. The mysteries of love) 2011–present France France French A romantic drama and the third sequel series derived from Hélène et les Garçons.
Les vacances de l'amour (lit. The holidays of love) 1996–2007 France France French Second sequel series of Hélène et les Garçons.
Premiers Baisers[17][18] (lit. First Kisses) 1991-1995 France France French This story follows the romantic adventures of sixteen-year-old Justine Girard, played by Camille Raymond, and her friends. Also the character of Hélène Girard, Justine's older sister and the main character of Hélène et les garçons and its sequels is first introduced in Premiers Baisers.
Salut les Musclés[19][20] 1989-1994 France France French Follows the lives and romances of musical band, Les Musclés, who are all living under the same roof along with their extraterrestrial friend, Hilguegue. Salut les Musclés was followed by one sequel, La Croisière foll'amour. It also introduces the character Justine Girard, the niece of band member Framboisier, who goes on to star in her own series, Premiers Baisers and its sequel Les années fac, which was followed by, Les années bleues, a series that continues the story of Justine's friends. Premiers Baisers spawned the spin-off, Hélène et les garçons, the story of Justine's older sister, Hélène. The Hélène et les garçons series was then followed by three sequel series.
Une famille formidable A Wonderful Family 1992–present France France French
Victoire Bonnot[21][22] N/A (Title is main character's name.) 2010-2012 France France French

Satire[edit]

Original Title in France English Title
(or Literal Meaning)
Year Country of Origin Original Language Summary
Le Bébête Show 1982-1995 France France French
Les Guignols de l'info (lit. The Puppets of info) 1988–present France France French Satirical news show with puppets.

Shortcom[edit]

Shortcom or programme court is a television program genre that is between sketch comedy and regular comedy. Shortcom episodes typically range in length from one to seven minutes. Un gars, une fille, based on the French Canadian series of the same name, began in 1999 and was the first shortcom series to air in France.

Original Title in France English Title
(or Literal Meaning)
Year Country of Origin Original Language Summary
Caméra Café (lit. Coffee Camera) 2001-2004 France France French Series consisting of seven-minute episodes taking place in an office. All action is shot from the point of view of the coffee machine.
Kaamelott N/A (Intentional misspelling of Camelot, which is spelt the same in both French and English.) 2004-2009 France France French Medieval fantasy, comedy about the legendary King Arthur and his quest for the Holy Grail. The episodes range in duration from three and a half minutes to forty-four minutes, getting longer as the series progresses.
Samantha oups! (lit. Samantha oops!) 2004-2007 France France French The daily lives of two young women, Samantha Lo and Chantal Matieu, played by two young male actors, David Strajmayster and Guillaume Carcaud.
Soda (Anagram for Ados, lit. Teens or Teenagers.) 2011–present France France French Adam is a carefree teenager who spends most of his time having fun with his two friends and being bothered by his little sister.
Sophie et Sophie[23] (lit. Sophie and Sophie) 2012-2013 France France French A spin-off of the 2012-present series, WorkinGirls, which is a French adaptation of the 2008-present Dutch series, Toren C. Sophie and Sophie are a pair of lazy receptionists who work in the same office and always wear matching uniforms. They are rude to the clients and constantly critical of their coworkers.

Sitcom[edit]

Original Title in France English Title
(or Literal Meaning)
Year Country of Origin Original Language Summary
Blague à Part[24][25] (lit. Joke Aside), meaning all kidding aside.[26] 1998-2003 France France French A series depicting the daily lives of Psychiatrist Isabelle and Comedian Nicolas, a married couple and their friends.
H N/A 1998–2002 France France French A surrealistic comedy series about the daily lives of the wacky staff and interns at a hospital in a Paris suburb.
Jamais deux sans toi...t (lit. Never two without you/roof) 1996-1997 France France French Thomas Dubreuil inherits an apartment in Paris from his recently deceased father. When he goes to move in, he finds Valentine Léger, a young woman who is already living there. It turns out that his father co-owned the apartment with his secret lover and that Valentine is her daughter, from a previous relationship. As co-inheritor, Valentine refuses to sell Thomas her half and they agree to live together in the apartment.
La Famille Guérin (lit. The Guérin Family) 2002 France France French In the Guérin family, Ludivine is the only reasonable one. Her brother Stanislas is obsessed with money, her mother is self obsessed and her father hasn't a clue what is going on.
Les Filles d'à côté[27][28] (lit. The Girls next door) 1993-1995 France France French
Les Nouvelles Filles d'à côté[29][30] (lit. The New Girls next door) 1995-1996 France France French
Mes pires potes[31][32] (lit. My worst buddies) 2000-2001 France France French Simon inherited a house in a Parisian suburb and now lives there with his three friends who crash his car, use his money to buy bad sculptures, have many sexual partners over and so on.

Sketch Comedy[edit]

Original Title in France English Title
(or Literal Meaning)
Year Country of Origin Original Language Summary
SAV des émissions 2005-2012 France France French Also known as Le Service après-vente des émissions. Each episode is approximately two minutes, fifteen seconds long.
Vous les femmes WOMEN! (lit. You the women) 2007-2011 France France French A series written by and starring Judith Siboni and Olivia Côte. The two play various women from all walks of life in ordinary circumstances that often turn absurd.

Crime[edit]

Crime Drama[edit]

Original Title in France English Title
(or Literal Meaning)
Year Country of Origin Original Language Summary
Arsène Lupin N/A (Title is main character's name.) 1971-1974 France France
Canada Canada
Netherlands Netherlands
Switzerland Switzerland
Italy Italy
Germany Germany
Austria Austria
French Loosely based on the novels by Maurice Leblanc, Arsène Lupin is a gentleman thief and master of disguise.
Les Beaux Mecs[33][34] Tony's Revenge (lit. The Handsome Guys) French title refers to gangsters and means something like The Wise Guys. 2011 France France French Old school gangster, Tony Roucas, shares a tiny prison cell with street hoodlum, Kenz, with whom he has next to nothing in common. When Kenz breaks out he tags along. Betrayed by his old gang, Tony is forced to stay with Kenz. He is appalled yet intrigued by the young crook's cavalier criminal methods as compared to the codes and meticulous planning of his era. Throughout the series Tony's past is revealed in flashbacks of the 1950s to 80s.
Le transporteur - la série Transporter: The Series 2012 - present France France
Canada Canada
Germany Germany
United States USA
English Based on the Transporter film series. Frank Martin is a freelancer who will deliver anything to anywhere in Europe for the right price, no questions asked, so long as his three rules are followed. These are that no names are exchanged, the deal never changes and that the package is not opened en route. However, he has a habit of breaking these rules himself.

Legal Drama[edit]

Original Title in France English Title
(or Literal Meaning)
Year Country of Origin Original Language Summary
Alice Nevers: Le juge est une Femme[35][36] The Judge Is a Woman 1993 – present France France French The investigations of the titular character who is a Juge d'instruction (Examining Magistrate). The 1993 pilot episode's title was Le juge est une femme (The judge is a woman). For the first seven seasons (1994-2002) the show was named Florence Larrieu, le juge est une femme after the main character Florence Larrieu, played by Florence Pernel. In 2002, when Pernel left the series, the name changed to match that of the new lead character, Alice Nevers, played by Marine Delterme.

Mystery[edit]

Original Title in France English Title
(or Literal Meaning)
Year Country of Origin Original Language Summary
Les Petits Meurtres d'Agatha Christie (lit.Agatha Christie's Little Murders) 2009–present France France
Switzerland Switzerland
French French adaptations of some of Agatha Christie's mysteries.

Police Comedy-Drama[edit]

Original Title in France English Title
(or Literal Meaning)
Year Country of Origin Original Language Summary
Élodie Bradford N/A (Title is main character's name.) 2004-2007 France France French Follows the adventures of police lieutenant, Élodie Bradford.
Les Bleus: premiers pas dans la police (lit. The Rookies: first steps in the police) 2006-2010 France France French A group of young cops participate in their first investigations ranging from dog napping to murder. In addition to these challenges Laura suspects that the Commissaire is her father, Lyès tries to keep his siblings in line, Kévin has nowhere to live, Nadia is having an affair with the boss and Alex's friends are all petty criminals. Mostly humorous, but sometimes tragic, as when Laura's refusal to believe a victim ends in suicide. The show is popular for the same-sex romance between Kévin and Capitaine Yann Berthier.
Marie Pervenche[37] N/A (Title is main character's name.) 1984-1991 France France
Switzerland Switzerland
French While working at a Paris Commissariat, Marie Lorieux gets tired of her limited assignment of handing out parking tickets. She begins to conduct her own investigations into the city's crimes.

Police Drama[edit]

Original Title in France English Title
(or Literal Meaning)
Year Country of Origin Original Language Summary
Antigone 34[38][39] N/A (The title is the name of the police district where the story takes place.) 2012 France France French Set in Antigone, an area in the city of Montpellier. Police detective Léa Hippolyte solves crimes with the help of her two unconventional friends psychologist, Hélène de Soyère and doctor, Victor Carlier.
Braquo Slang for Braquage (armed robbery). 2009–present France France French Max Rossi of the SDPJ of Hauts-de-Seine (a branch of the criminal investigation division of the Police Nationale) commits suicide after being wrongfully accused of criminal negligence. Devastated by the loss of their superior, Eddy, Walter, Roxane and Théo vow to do whatever it takes to right this wrong, even if they must step outside of the law to do it.
Candice Renoir[40][41] N/A (Title is main character's name.) 2013–present France France French After a decade spent raising her four children, Commandant Candice Renoir returns to the police force.[42]
Commissaire Cordier[43][44] (lit. Commissioner Cordier), though the position is not actually identical.
See: Commissaire de police
2005-2008 France France French After his promotion to Commissaire Principal, Pierre Cordier continues his fight against crime without the aid of his children, who have both left home. This is a spin-off of the series Les Cordiers: Juge et Flic, which followed Pierre Cordier's adventures with his daughter and son who are an Investigative Journalist and an Examining Magistrate.
Commissaire Moulin (lit. Commissioner Moulin), though the position is not actually identical.
See: Commissaire de police
1976-1982 and 1989-2008 France France French A long running police series following the adventures of Jean-Paul Moulin, a lighthearted police Commissaire, and his team as they solve crimes.
Dolmen N/A (see: Dolmen) 2005 France France French A young police officer, Marie Kermeur, returns to the island she was born on to marry her childhood sweetheart, Christian. Once there, she is again haunted by nightmares she had as a child. Her brother, Gildas, is found dead at the bottom of a cliff and the menhirs outside of town begin to bleed. A series of murders follows. Marie decides to investigate with the help of the local police inspector.
Julie Lescaut N/A (Title is main character's name.) 1992-2014 France France French A twenty-two season series about the adventures of Commissaire Julie Lescaut. Commissaire Lescaut (played by Véronique Genest) is the single mother of two girls, Sarah and Élisabeth ("Babou"), and runs a Commissariat de Police staffed with about thirty officers, who are under her command.
Les Témoins Witnesses 2014 France France
Belgium Belgium
French Bodies of murder victims are pulled from graves, and the former police chief is implicated.
Navarro[45][46] N/A (Title is main character's name.) 1989–2006 France France
Switzerland Switzerland
French Single father, Antoine Navarro, raises his daughter (Yolande) and works as a Parisian Commissaire de Police.
P.J.[47][48] C.I.D.
Not to be confused with C.I.D., the 1998–present Indian police drama series.
1997–2009 France France French A window into the daily lives of the officers of a Paris Commissariat de Police. P.J. is also known in France as P.J.: Police judiciaire (lit. P.J.: judicial Police).
Profilage[49][50] (lit. Profiling) 2009 – present France France French Created by Sophie Lebarbier and Fanny Robert. Criminal Psychologist, Chloé Saint-Laurent, puts herself in the shoes of victims and criminals alike to assist the police in solving crimes.
Section de Recherches[51][52] (lit. Research Section) 2006 – present France France French The Section de recherches (SR) is a research unit of the Gendarmerie nationale. They regularly handle difficult cases such as disappearances, child abductions and sex crimes and are empowered to extend their investigations beyond French borders.
Trois femmes flics[53][54] (lit. Three women cops) 2005 France France French Three friends and roommates (Lisa, Manu and Justine) kickoff their careers in the police.
Une femme d'honneur[55][56] (lit. A woman of honor) 1996-2008 France France French Isabelle Florent, an Adjudant-chef in France's Gendarmerie nationale, directs criminal investigations while raising her son.

Police-Legal Drama[edit]

Original Title in France English Title
(or Literal Meaning)
Year Country of Origin Original Language Summary
Engrenages Spiral
(lit. Gears)
2005–present France France French Most seasons begin with a gruesomely realistic corpse or two being found. Then Capitaine Laure Berthaud aggressively investigates these crimes along with Lieutenants "Gilou" and "Tintin" and the rest of her team. Meanwhile, at the Palais de Justice, François Roban a Juge d'instruction (Examining Magistrate) and Pierre Clément a Substitut du Procureur (Assistant Prosecutor) deal with other crimes and corrupt politics in the community. Often on the other side of the law, Joséphine Karlsson a young lawyer will defend anyone and resort to anything in an effort to become wealthy and powerful.
Femmes de loi[57][58][59] (lit. Women of law) 2000-2009 France France French Elisabeth Brochène, a Substitut du Procureur (Assistant Prosecutor), and Police Lieutenant Marie Balaguère team up to solve criminal cases.
Les Cordiers: Juge et Flic[60] (lit. The Cordiers: Judge and Cop) 1992-2005 France France French Depicts the crime fighting adventures of the Cordier family. Pierre Cordier is a police Commissaire in Nanterre, a region of Paris. His son, Bruno, is a Juge d'instruction (Examining Magistrate) and his daughter, Myriam, is an Investigative Journalist. This series is followed by a spin-off, Commissaire Cordier, which continues Commissaire Pierre Cordier's career after both his children have left.

Spy[edit]

Original Title in France English Title
(or Literal Meaning)
Year Country of Origin Original Language Summary
Léa Parker[61][62] Lea Parker 2004-2006 France France French Léa Parker is an elite agent for the D.O.S. (Division des Opérations Spéciales, lit. Division of Special Operations), a secret section of the Police Nationale. However, this life and its adventures are kept hidden from her friends and family, all of whom believe her to be a simple police archivist.
No Limit N/A 2012–present France France French

Documentary Series[edit]

Original Title in France English Title
(or Literal Meaning)
Year Country of Origin Original Language Summary
Des racines et des ailes (lit. roots and wings) 1997–present France France French Series that explores unique cultures and periods of history in France and other countries.
Enquêtes Extraordinaires[63] (lit. Extraordinary Investigations) 2010- France France French An investigative program that conducts scientific examinations of unexplained phenomena and experiences.
Faut pas rêver[64][65] (lit. Mustn't dream) 1990–present France France French
L'Abécédaire de Gilles Deleuze (lit. The ABCs of Gilles Deleuze) 1996 France France French French philosopher, Gilles Deleuze, converses with journalist, friend and former student, Claire Parnet, on twenty-five themes in alphabetical order.
Thalassa N/A 1975 – present France France French Named for a Greek primordial goddess/personification of the sea whose name literally means "Sea", Thalassa is a documentary series focusing entirely on the sea from an ecological, geographical, sporting, transportation and historic point of view.
Ushuaïa Nature[66][67] 1998–present France France French

Drama[edit]

Drama[edit]

Original Title in France English Title
(or Literal Meaning)
Year Country of Origin Original Language Summary
3 x Manon[68][69] Three Times Manon 2014 France France French Fifteen-year-old Manon is sent to a rehabilitation center after stabbing her mother. She has six months to prove herself. Also known as Trois fois Manon.
Clem N/A (Title is main character's name.) 2010–present France France French Clémentine (Clem), a sixteen year old girl discovers she is fourteen weeks pregnant. It being too late for her to choose, she must carry her son to term.

Historical Drama[edit]

Original Title in France English Title
(or Literal Meaning)
Year Country of Origin Original Language Summary
Borgia N/A 2011–2014 France France
Germany Germany
Czech Republic Czech Republic
English
Napoléon Napoleon 2002 France France
Canada Canada
French A historical miniseries based on the four-part biography of Napoléon Bonaparte written by French writer-historian-politician, Max Gallo.

Medical Drama[edit]

Original Title in France English Title
(or Literal Meaning)
Year Country of Origin Original Language Summary
Fabien Cosma[70][71] N/A (Title is main character's name.) 2001-2007 France France French Medical series starring Louis-Karim Nébati, named after the main character, Dr. Fabien Cosma.

Soap Opera[edit]

Original Title in France English Title
(or Literal Meaning)
Year Country of Origin Original Language Summary
Plus belle la vie 2004–present France France French Popular show that plays five days a week. It already has over two thousand episodes and five million regular viewers.
Sous le soleil (lit. Under the sun) 1996-2008 France France French
Sous le soleil de Saint-Tropez (lit. Under the Saint-Tropez sun) 2013-2014 France France French

Erotic/Adult[edit]

Original Title in France English Title
(or Literal Meaning)
Year Country of Origin Original Language Summary
X Femmes (lit. X Women) 2008-2009 France France French A series of erotic short films made by female directors on the topic of sex/love.

Game Show[edit]

Original Title in France English Title
(or Literal Meaning)
Year Country of Origin Original Language Summary
Avec ou Sans Joker
Des chiffres et des lettres (lit. numbers and letters) 1965–present France France French Originally titled Le Mot le plus long (lit. The longest Word). Contestants formed words from seven random letters. The longest words received the most points. Off air from 1970 to 1972, the series returned under the current title. Since then it has been in two segments. The first was still the original word game, Le Mot le plus long. In the new segment, Le compte est bon (lit. the total is right), players were given a set of random numbers to add, subtract, divide or multiply to reach a predecided total. Since 2010 the number of letters drawn to form words has increased to ten.

Spawned the 1982–present British adaptation, Countdown, as well as other international versions.

Fort Boyard N/A (named after the real Fort Boyard in France) 1990 – present France France French The original version of the now international show. It has been remade in many countries, usually under the same title or one that is similar.
Le 4ème duel 2008 - present France France French
Motus
Pékin Express
Qui chante le plus juste ?[72][73] (lit. Who sings the most correctly) 2013–present France France French A karaoke style singing competition that the entire studio audience, about one hundred people, takes part in. The only judge, a computer named SAM aka système analytique de musique (lit. music analyzing system), awards points based on who can hit the right notes. In the end there is a showdown between the last two competitors. Finalists win prizes such as mini-PCs and ski trips according to how many points they accumulate.
Tout le monde aime la France[74] 2012-2013 France France French
Tout le monde veut prendre sa place 2006–present France France French

News[edit]

Original Title in France English Title
(or Literal Meaning)
Year Country of Origin Original Language Summary
12/13[75] N/A 1990–present France France French A midday news report that lasts 50 minutes and plays all seven days of the week on France 3. Past names include 12H45 and 12/14.
19/20[76][77] N/A 1986–present France France French A France 3 program that begins at 7:25 p.m. and lasts thirty minutes on weeknights and twenty-five minutes on Saturday and Sunday nights. 19/20 covers national, European and international news stories.
66 minutes[78] N/A 2006–present France France French A Sunday night general news program, made by M6, that has a run-time of 66 minutes.
90' Enquêtes
Appels d'urgence
Au cœur de l'enquête
Au cœur du crime
Capital
Complément d'enquête
En quête d'actualité[79] 2012–present France France French A ninety-minute news series on France's channel D8. Originally a bi-weekly program alternating with En quête de solutions. As of September, 2013 En quête d'actualité airs weekly.
En quête de solutions
Encore plus d'action
Enquête d'action
Enquête exclusive
Enquêtes criminelles : le magazine des faits divers
Enquêtes et révélations
Envoyé spécial
Faites entrer l'accusé
Harry Roselmack en immersion
Kiosque
Le Journal télévisé
Parole Directe
Pièces à Conviction 2000–present France France French
Reportages
Sept à huit
Suspect n° 1
Zone Interdite (lit. Forbidden Zone) 1993–present France France French

Reality Show[edit]

Original Title in France English Title
(or Literal Meaning)
Year Country of Origin Original Language Summary
Allo Nabilla
L'École des fans 1976–present France France French
L'Île des vérités (lit. Island of truths) 2011-2014 France France French
La Maison du bluff 2010–present France France French A reality show about poker that is sponsored by the online poker room, PokerStars.
Les Anges 2011–present France France French Previously Les Anges de la télé-réalité. Former French reality show stars live together in a large villa in a foreign country. They attempt to break into their chosen field in the entertainment industry with the help of celebrity sponsors.
Les Ch'tis[80] 2011–present France France French Follows nine to ten candidates from the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France and from Belgium as they travel to a different country in each season. There are no challenges or eliminations. The focus is on the culture shock exhibited by the participants.
Les Marseillais[81] 2012–present France France French Based on Les Ch'tis but with candidates from the French region of Marseille.
Qui sera le prochain grand pâtissier ?[82][83] 2013–present France France French
Qui veut épouser mon fils ?[84][85] (lit. Who wants to marry my son) 2010–present France France French A handful of mothers try to find wives for their adult sons, who still live with them. Similar to the 2012-2013 Australian series, Please Marry My Boy.
Une semaine pour faire la fête

Religious[edit]

Original Title in France English Title
(or Literal Meaning)
Year Country of Origin Original Language Summary
Le Jour du Seigneur[86] (lit. The Lord's Day) 1949–present France France French The oldest French television series that is still running. Since 1949, it has aired every Sunday morning for an hour and a half. The program airs Catholic religious ceremonies, interviews and testimonials.

Supernatural/Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror[edit]

Original Title in France English Title
(or Literal Meaning)
Year Country of Origin Original Language Summary
Éternelle (lit. Eternal) 2009 France France French
Hero Corp N/A 2008–present France France French
Joséphine Ange Gardien (lit. Joséphine Guardian Angel) 1997–present France France
Belgium Belgium
Switzerland Switzerland
French For the first season known as Joséphine, profession ange gardien (lit. Joséphine, profession guardian angel). A Comedy-Drama about a guardian angel who solves people's problems with her insight and magical powers.
Les Revenants The Returned 2012–present France France French Long dead citizens of a small town return and try to pick up where they left off with their living friends and relatives. Based on Les Revenants the 2004 French film.
Mystère Lost Signs 2007 France France
Belgium Belgium
Switzerland Switzerland
French A mini-series about alien abductions.
Une Fille D'Enfer[87][88] (lit. A Girl from Hell) 2004-2005 France France French A demon in the form of a young girl tries to trick a teenage boy into selling his soul.

Talk Show[edit]

Original Title in France English Title
(or Literal Meaning)
Year Country of Origin Original Language Summary
Apostrophes 1975–1990 France France French Features discussions on literature with one or more well known author per episode.
Bienvenue chez Cauet
Bouillon de culture (lit. culture Bouillon or culture Broth) 1991–2001 France France French Created by Bernard Pivot as a replacement for his earlier show, Apostrophes. Like its predecessor, Bouillon de Culture consists mainly of literary discussions but also covers many other cultural topics.
C à vous
Ce soir avec Arthur (lit. Tonight with Arthur) 2010-2013 France France French Also known as Vendredi, tout est permis avec Arthur and Ce soir tout est permis avec Arthur.
Courbet sans aucun doute
Jusqu'ici tout va bien
Le Grand 8
Le Grand Journal 2004–present France France French Previously named Le Grand Journal de Canal+.
Le Petit Journal
Les Feux de la Rampe[89][90] 2001-2003 France France French Bernard Rapp interviews famous actors from French theater and cinema, one on one.
On n'est pas couché
Touche pas à mon poste !
Tout le monde en a parlé
Zemmour et Naulleau

Variety Show[edit]

Original Title in France English Title
(or Literal Meaning)
Year Country of Origin Original Language Summary
Le plus grand cabaret du monde (lit. The biggest cabaret in the world) 1998–present France France French

French Adaptations of Television Series from Other Countries[edit]

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