The Fonts of Popular TV Shows

By WebdesignerDepot Staff Posted Dec. 08, 2010 Reading time: 1 minute

In this post, we take a look at a few popular TV shows – some past and some current – and the fonts that were chosen for their titles.

It’s interesting to see the large number of the classics being used, but also some more modern typefaces and there are certainly a few surprising choices.

If someone from our audience was involved in these font selections, it would be great if they could share some insight as to the reason behind a font choice.

We used various methods to determine the fonts that were being used, however, it was not always possible to establish full accuracy and in such cases a close alternative was listed.

This post is by no means a collection of the best or worst TV shows, nor is it an endorsement of any potential presidential candidates ;)

 

Modern Family

Helvetica 35 Thin and Didot Roman

 

Amazing Race

Eurostile Extra Bold or Microgramma

 

Glee

ITC Avant Garde Gothic

 

House

Futura Futuris Medium

 

The Office

ITC American Typewriter

 

30 Rock

ITC Blair Light

 

Lost

Impact

 

CSI

Clicker

 

So You Think You Can Dance

Franklin Gothic Condensed and Spaceport

 

Grey’s Anatomy

Swiss 911 Ultra Compressed

 

Sarah Palin’s Alaska

Cocktail Shaker

 

How I Met Your Mother

FF Dax

 

Mad Men

Swiss 721 Heavy

 

Weeds

Centurion

 

The Apprentice

Compacta

 

Dexter

Soda Script Bold

 

Seinfeld

ITC Fenice Oblique

 

NCIS

Eurostile Extended

 

The Mentalist

Helvetica Neue Medium

 

Desperate Housewives

Swiss 721 Black Extended and Didot Headline (not exact)

 

Dancing with the Stars

Helvetica Black


What do you think of the font choices for these popular TV shows? Which ones surprised you the most? Please share with us in the comments!

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