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For a TV fanatic, there’s nothing better than watching your favorite shows collide into the same universe. While most shows exist in a self-contained fictional world, others are connected in rather unexpected ways. Sometimes this happens because of recurring characters, and sometimes it’s a result of having the same creative geniuses (writers, showrunners, producers, directors, etc.).

By overlapping characters or sharing an iconic fictional setting, TV shows push the boundaries of what is truly possible on the small screen. In fact, the best examples are the most subtle ones. In an effort to figure out which great TV shows could exist in the same fictional universe, we put on our detective hats and got to work. Keep reading to find out which shows made it on our list.