!!General Examples:
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* Many home improvement shows where the carpenter works without his shirt on.
* On the local news during a heat wave, young lean and muscular shirtless men with smooth, hairless chests are sometimes among those asked how they deal with being outside during a heatwave.[[note]]Case in point: during a heatwave in the summer of 1992 during the 5:00 broadcast, Washington D.C. general news reporter Wendy Rieger did a VoxPops interview with a shirtless, twentysomething male who was playing soccer on the National Mall. He told her that the black shorts and T-shirt combo he was wearing matched perfectly but that the shirt was soaked with sweat and became unwearable, so it had to come off. Rieger ran her index finger along his near-smooth chiseled chest and told the strapping young man she thought that his black shorts-and-sweaty bare chest combination was a good style for him by saying that "It looks like you're well matched here."[[/note]]
* In many a SoapOpera, male characters are required to [[http://www.metacafe.com/watch/hl-60219537/one_life_to_live_danis_bench_press_fantasy_season_1 work out]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaHHGmNR0rA#t=4m22s play]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtlTMafbs_8 sports]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yjTmFiNJXY shirtless]].
* Many physical-competition shows such as ''Series/AmericanNinjaWarrior'' have some or many of the men topless as they run the courses or dodge the obstacles. Since being physically fit is the top requirement, they're all very well built and sculpted.

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!!Specific Examples:

* ''Series/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'': This show is full of [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xak28y_gratuitous-shirtless-hunks-10-thing-gaylesbian gratuitous shirtless scenes]].
* ''Series/TwentyFour'':
** Jack Bauer gets a few of these and even spends an episode in season two ''naked''.
** Near the end of Day 4, Tony Almeida. Hello.
* ''Series/AccidentallyOnPurpose'': Zack has a few.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
** In "Rm w/a Vu" Angel comes to the door of his apartment wearing a towel and nothing else. In the episode commentary by writer Jane Espenson, she notes, "I put that scene in there because, frankly, I knew there wouldn't be a woman on the planet who wouldn't enjoy seeing David [Boreanaz] shirtless and dripping wet." The series is absolutely full of shirtless scenes for the titular hero.
** The season 5 episode "Hellbound", where Spike ends up naked.
** Lindsey goes shirtless during the fight scene in "You're Welcome". For no apparent reason, while making a penis euphemism.
* ''Average Joe'': Shirts vs. Skins basketball and dodgeball were played. The Joes were always the Shirts team and the Hunks were the Skins team.
* ''Series/BattlestarGalacticaClassic'': The original series: Starbuck and Boomer each have one shirtless scene (in "The Young Lords" and "The Hand of God", respectively).
* ''Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined'' features some truly spectacular ones:
** Most notably Lee Adama's towel-dropping scene.[[note]]Apparently yet another favorite trope of actor Creator/JamieBamber, who has a handful of these sprinkled across his TV appearances as well as in a print ad for PETA--the photo of him that adorns this page is actually the ''least'' revealing of the series of pictures that it was selected from.[[/note]]
** Helo had a nice one late in season three.
** [[FanDisservice Subverted]] in the season 3 opener "Occupation". Though Fat Apollo does seem to have a [[http://t-shirts.cafepress.com/item/i-heart-fat-apollo-tshirt/80629039 few]] [[http://obsidianwings.blogs.com/obsidian_wings/2007/01/bring_back_fat_.html fans]].
** Used dramatically in other as the elder Adama studies his surgical scar and (now healed) bullet wounds in the mirror.
* ''Series/BritainsGotTalent'': Featured a martial arts duo called Strike in its second series, who took their shirts off during their audition and went rippy in their semi-final and final performances. Amanda Holden got reduced to fangirl level.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Spike during the last two seasons. Sometimes even his pants came off. James Marsters has, in fact, referred to his costume in season six as "pretty much a sock." Lampshaded by the First Evil (using Buffy's appearance) when she uses Spike's blood to open the Seal. "She" mentions that the original plan was to use Andrew, "but you look better with your shirt off."
** Angel [[WalkingShirtlessScene didn't wear a shirt at all]] during the third season. If Marti Noxon is writing the episode you can be assured that Angel will take off his shirt at some point. Or be shown partially stripped. And dripping with sweat. During a torture scene. Whilst ''shackled to a bed''...
** In "First Date" Xander gets a shirtless scene. And he wears nothing but a red speedo in "Go Fish".
** Oz is shirtless for a good amount of time in "Wild at Heart".
* ''Series/{{Californication}}'': It would be quicker to list the episodes where David Duchovny's character Hank Moody ''doesn't'' take his shirt off.
* ''Series/CagneyAndLacey'' even put the Shirtless scene for Martin Kove in the title sequence, so they had it OnceAnEpisode.
* ''Series/CharliesAngels'': The "Toni's Boys" episode features a feminist commentary about shirtless scenes. [[http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/images/reviews/253/1250738191_10.jpg In one scene set at a male strip club, male Angel Bob Sorenson is asked by Jade Allen, the owner of the strip club to take his shirt off. Which he does while Kris Munroe eyes him like a hungry lioness.]] While watching a male stripper rehearse, she asks Kris "I think it's time for us ladies to have something yummy to look at. Don't you think?" "Mmmm!" was Kris' answer.
* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' has tons of them:
** Cole is shirtless for half of "Enter The Demon" as he spars with Phoebe. He's also inexplicably shirtless when the Siren is seducing him and also appears shirtless in one of his own nightmares.
** Leo stopped getting them after the third season but Phoebe walks in on him shirtless while making out with Piper. Prue also walked in on him in the shower.
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'':
** The minor character Devon (better known as Captain Awesome) is regularly shirtless, apparently because that's how the character wants to dress. For Halloween, we saw him costumed as Adam, in flesh-colored briefs with a large green fig leaf.
** Generally averted with Chuck himself who is rarely shirtless, which is probably because the actor is better built than the character.
** We do get an extended shirtless Chuck sequence in the third season.
** Every spy love interest for Sarah goes shirtless at some point: Bryce and Cole at least have the injury excuse. Shaw walks around in a towel just because.
* ''Series/{{Community}}'': Jeff, and to a lesser extent the rest of the study group, have found themselves stripping down in some rather bizarre situations. Possibly the weirdest was being involved in a game of pool that to prove a point was being played naked.
* ''Series/{{Cops}}'': Watch any episode. Chances are at least one of the suspects will be shirtless.
* ''CSI: Crime Scene Investigation'': The men tend to get shirtless: Warrick Brown, Nick Stokes in the wedding episode, and Greg Sanders in the shower scene....
* ''Series/TheDailyShow'': [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=108740&title=Moment-of-Zen---Shirtless This Moment of Zen]] has Jon Stewart, Steve Carell and Creator/StephenColbert all posing shirtless for the (imaginary) new reality show ''Temptation Pitch''. Colbert has also done multiple shirtless scenes on ''Series/TheColbertReport'' and appeared totally naked in ''Series/StrangersWithCandy''.
* ''DancingWithTheStars'':
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPIwfU-O3xg Maskim Cherkovskiy]] when dancing the samba with Erin Andrews.
** Now has been done with both the Cherkovskiy brothers, even in the same week (the week, incidentally, when the celebrities had artistic control of the routines).
* ''Series/DantesCove'': Very frequent. Even when people aren't having sex, they have a tendency to leave their shirts unbuttoned or off altogether (possibly [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by the tropical setting), and Adam only actually seems to wear a shirt three times, twice unbuttoned. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Grace once.
---> '''Grace''': Aren't you with that other one, now? The one that says "dude" and appears not to own a shirt?
* ''DavyCrockett'': Georgie gets one in this mini-series, when [[NobleSavage Indians]] capture him.
* ''Series/DesperateHousewives'': Jesse Metcalfe as John Rowland.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The Ninth Doctor, though van Statten torturing him drains some of the fanservice out of it.
** Captain Jack Harkness, thanks to a "[[TheNudifier defabricator]]". "Am I naked in front of millions of viewers?"
** Elton in "Love and Monsters".
** Mickey Smith in the Cybermen two-parter.
** The Tenth Doctor's half-human clone from the series four finale is NakedOnArrival, much to Donna's embarrassment.
** John Simm's Master in End of Time (the writers made sure to get every bit of FanService they could out of him. Shirtless, bondage, and cross-dressing all in two episodes.)
** Davros, briefly during The Stolen Earth, though unlike most examples, it was played up for sheer BodyHorror.
** The Eleventh Doctor got one straight away. He also got a striptease! For charity.
** Rory got a very nice shirtless scene in "The Curse of the Black Spot".
** From the old series, Turlough in "Planet of Fire" ([[MsFanservice Peri's]] first appearance). [[spoiler: Though he's not so much shirtless as trouserless...]]
** ''TelevisionWithoutPity'' recapper Jacob lampshades Elton's ShirtlessScene:
--->''"He stands, arms akimbo, a... ''hell'' of a lot easier to take with his shirt off."''
** The Third Doctor gets a shower scene in his first episode.
** The Fourth Doctor comes very close to getting a shirtless scene in 'The Deadly Assassin'. He spends the entirety of the episode wearing a loose, low-necked, partially see-through white shirt, which gets torn, dirt-stained, blood-stained, AND soaking wet while he's in the mind matrix world. Alas, he is never seen completely without it. Not even when he's being TORTURED --- they passed up a lot of good opportunities in that episode.
** Peter Davison sort of got one in "Mawdryn Undead". Although it turned out it wasn't actually Fivey. It was Mawdryn, who had somehow managed to take Fivey's form.
** Eleven gets [[{{Fanservice}} another]] in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger The Lodger"]]. It's actually a ShowerScene. There were many ways they could have done the scene. They opted for the sexiest option. The Matt Smith fangirls rejoiced.
** In the MadeForTVMovie, Eight has three scenes where you get to see his chest. His smooth, pale, hairless, well-muscled chest... The second one is rather FanDisservice-y, involving something on the milder end of BodyHorror.
** Seven has one.
* ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'':
** Ballard has had several quite extended such scenes (a show on the brink needs all the help it can get), including a fairly pointless scene of him sparring in a boxing ring in the re shot pilot, which did little else but show he is ripped. It is worth pointing out Ballard is played by Helo from ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'' and really rocks the shirtless look.
** Victor, courtesy of the [[{{Fanservice}} community showers]] in the Dollhouse.
* ''DueSouth'': Constable Benton Fraser is shown bare-chested a few times throughout the series.
* ''TheDukesOfHazzard'': Bo and Luke Duke often appeared with their shirts off.
* ''TheElectricCompany'': All of the adult male cast members appeared shirtless at one point or another. [[FanDisservice Even Bill Cosby]].
* ''Series/{{Elementary}}'': Has Sherlock Holmes shirtless in his very first scene. He's shirtless again two episodes later while looking through a case file. In the latter case, he remembers wearing a shirt when he started, but can't remember ''why'' he took it off.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'': John appears shirtless a few times to the delight of fangirls.
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'':
** JossWhedon points out how happy female viewers probably are about Simon Tam's shirtless scene in the commentary of the "Objects in Space" episode.
** Captain Malcolm Reynolds spends some time completely naked in "Trash".
** Jayne Cobb is shirtless at the start of "Jaynestown".
** In commentary for TheMovie, meanwhile, he apologizes for having Mal only shirtless in one scene and then only showing him from his neck up for most of it.
* ''FlashForward2009'': Both Demetri and Mark have gotten shirtless scenes. The fangirls are not complaining one bit.
* ''Series/FlashGordon1954'' (1950s TV series): Steve Holland (as the title character) always had a mandatory scene every episode where he'd enter the cabin of his rocketship while still changing his shirt, revealing a well-muscled chest.
* ''Literature/TheFrogPrince'': RobinWilliams in the ''Faerie Tale Theatre'' production of...''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Frog Prince]]'' is naked when he transforms back into a man, covered only by a ModestyBedsheet.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Lord Renly Baratheon and his lover Ser Loras Tyrell are shirtless during their intimate scenes together.
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'':
** Has Puck and now Sam, who seems to have more shirtless scenes than regular ones.
** Not that anyone minds seeing Sam shirtless in [[FanService nearly every scene]]. Though the director seems to tone his shirtless=ness down in recent episodes.
** Finn and Will also had shirtless scences in the Rocky Horror Glee Show. Curiously, Kurt has yet to have one.
** Blaine, taking a shower after boxing.
* ''Series/GreenWing'': Has one with Mac and Guy wrestling shirtless in front of a large fireplace in one of Mac's dream sequences.
* ''GreysAnatomy'':
** The scene where Dr Mark Sloan, AKA McSteamy, walks out of, appropriately, a cloud of steam, wearing the smallest amount of coverage possible to avoid the censors. {{Fanservice}} if ever there was one.
** One episode in the sixth season features a plot for Alex Karev that seems designed mostly to have him shirtless for most of the episode.
* ''Series/{{Grimm}}'': Renard has had shirtless scenes in at least two episodes, much to the pleasure of fans oriented toward being attracted to men.
* ''Series/HappyEndings'': Of the three male cast members, only Brad doesn't get a shirtless scene. Dave has a few, but Max has the most less out of sexiness and more because he's just that lazy. The girls invoke one with Max's boyfriend Grant, 'accidentally' spilling soda on him.
-->'''Max:''' Why do you have a picture of me in my underwear?
-->'''Jane:''' You're always in your underwear. Its hard to find a picture where you're clothed.
* ''TheHardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries'': Hoooo, brother, where to ''start''? Luckily, both male stars had great bodies for it:
** "Mystery of the Hollywood Phantom": Frank Hardy (aka Parker Stevenson) walks into the room fresh from the shower, [[ModestyTowel clad only in a towel.]]
** "Life on the Line": Frank strips off his shirt inside his trailer.
** "Sole Survivor": [[PrettyBoy Joe Hardy]] (aka [[TeenIdol Shaun Cassidy]]) spends most of the episode in a sweat-jacket unzipped halfway down.
* ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'':
** Hercules gets several of these during the series, but is exemplified in the episode "...and Fancy Free", with both the GirlOfTheWeek and a cross-dressing Iolaus (playing another character) watching the hero do some heavy lifting, then douse himself with a bucket of water, filmed in slow motion and deliberately sexy camera shots, all to a nicely-done song called "Hunk O' Herc".
** Even as [[Series/YoungHercules a teenager]], Hercules got one shirtless scene. And he wasn't the only one. Iolaus (played by the lovely and talented Dean O'Gorman) had at least three, and Jason (played by the equally-if-not-moreso lovely and talented Chris Conrad)...well, it's easier to find episodes where he isn't shirtless, really.
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'': ''Every'' major male character has gotten at least one shirtless scene (save for the Haitian, depending on your definition of 'major').
** Teasers for Season 3 that included a shot of Mohinder's bare torso were met with fangirlish screams of, "About damn time!"
** [[MrFanservice Peter Petrelli]] and [[DracoInLeatherPants Sylar]] are infamous for this; they've been seen without their shirts on at least once every season. They even got one together in season three (fine, so Sylar was wearing an undershirt, but close enough to count).
** Hiro gets a shirtless scene in season four when he steals a t-shirt in order to cover up the hospital robe.
* ''Series/{{Hex}}'': Quite a bit, apparently. Some of the male cast members manage to take them on and off every other scene.
* ''Series/{{Hornblower}}'' really takes this trope to new levels.
** Horatio Hornblower is shirtless or almost shirtless a lot. He takes off his shirt when he dives in "The Even Chance" (he later walks shirtless and wet!); he runs about the ship shirtless in "The Examination for Lieutenant" when he stresses about being properly dressed; and he loses all clothes when he decides to get a shower on deck in "Mutiny". And we got to see him a lot in his sleeping clothes.
** Captain Pellew has some 'loose shirt scenes' when he's getting dressed or undressed. Fan girls wished the shirt went off completely...
** Archie Kennedy was shirtless a lot, or had scenes with his shirt open. Sometimes it was clouded by his being seriously ill or injured, but he still looked mighty attractive. Fan webpage ''Archieology 101'' kept counting scores.
** Mr Bush gets 'open shirt scenes' and 'shirtless scenes' in "Mutiny"/"Retribution" when he and Hornblower practice firing cannonballs, or when he sleeps in his cabin (sadly only open shirt), or when he gets injured and treated. The wound makes it a bit disservice-y.
* ''Series/{{House}}'':
** We get at least one shot of Hugh Laurie shirtless per season.
** Chase also had one.
** Foreman, too.
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'': Thanks to his [[TheCasanova womanizing ways]], Barney Stinson gets his fair share of these scenes. Hell, one episode (episode 10 of season 4, for those of you taking notes) is all about getting naked. (Since he's played by Neil Patrick Harris, it's very much appreciated.)
* ''{{Hustle}}'': Danny Blue used to appear shirtless on a pretty regular basis (as well as going completely nude a few times). It also happened a couple of times with Mickey Stone, [[spoiler: including a scene in season 3 which featured both boys being dropped off in the middle of London completely naked - perhaps unsurprisingly given their respective track records of onscreen nudity, Mickey was the first one to find himself something to wear]].
* ''Series/ICarly'': [[RuleOfFunny Gibby]]. He shows up without a shirt, or removes in his scenes more than he ends up with it still on. It does not matter where it is. School. A party. A restaurant. On a live webshow. The shirt comes off. Rawr. Played straight with some of the guys Carly dates, such as Griffin in one of the extended episodes, using a motorcycle accident as an excuse.
* ''TheInspectorLynleyMysteries'': This show wasn't exactly known for its fanservice, but even then Nathaniel Parker (yes, the same one from ''Series/{{Merlin}}''), playing the title character, got a chance to whip his shirt off a few times. The most notable was in "One Guilty Deed", in which he was dripping wet and wearing nothing but a ''towel''. It was precisely as glorious as you would expect.
* ''Series/TheITCrowd'':
** In one scene, Jen tries to distract an office full of women by telling them that a builder outside the window has taken his shirt off, "just like in ads" (a reference to the Diet Coke Hunk). It's true -- but the builder is ''not'' hunky.
** Roy loses his T-shirt because of Moss's trick (he spilled coffee on it), and he had to lend his jacket to a lady who was cold (an emergency situation). He ended up running crazily in the premises. He's just an average geeky guy -- not an extremely handsome Mr Fanservice, but it's not Fan Disservice either.
* ''Series/{{JAG}}'': Harmon Rabb got quite a few in earlier seasons.
* ''Series/JustShootMe'': Parodied. Maya dated a guy who liked to take off his shirt a little too much. She finally breaks up with him when she found him shirtless in public. [[spoiler: Turns out he just saved a little girl who fell into the sewer.]]
* ''Series/KamenRiderKiva'': The opening.
* ''KTLA News'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNQBROkcZvs#t=0m12s This interview]] with Ryan Lochte.
* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'': Common for Chris Meloni as Elliot Stabler. Olivia Benson once walked into "the crib" as he was changing out of a ripped shirt and commented, "I like that shirt." More likely she enjoyed seeing it off.
** When Tutuola and his partner bust a meth lab, they're both exposed to toxic vapors. Cue some {{Fanservice}} of the partner stripped to a skin-hugging undershirt that's transparent from the decontamination shower.
* ''LegendOfTheSeeker'': Craig Horner gets into a lot of shirtless action (well, not like ''that'') as Richard Rahl in this TV series. Probably for good reason.
* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'': Eliot goes shirtless in the boxing episode. TNT.com, while listing their top 10 Leverage episodes, includes the shirtlessness as a reason for "The Tap-Out Job" making it.
* ''LifeAsWeKnowIt'': All of the 3 male leads get one at some point.
* ''LoisAndClark'': Had a few through the series. Clark once answered the door of his apartment wearing nothing but a [[ModestyTowel towel]].
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'':
** Plenty of guys have gotten this: Jack, Sawyer, Sayid, Jin (who is absolutely ''ripped'' by the way!)...
** An excellent example from the ''Lost'' season 4 finale: [[spoiler:jumping out of the helicopter and swimming to shore apparently knocks Sawyer's shirt right off.]]
** Desmond being naked after the [[spoiler:hatch implodes]]... and who doesn't seem to know how to work his shirt buttons when he is wearing one, like Linc from ''PrisonBreak''.
* ''LostGirl'':
** Dyson gets this a lot.
** In the episode with the lich, Hale ends up getting vomit onto the front of his shirt from the girl he's supposed to watch, forcing Kenzi to take it off. Straight women and gay men were never more grateful for vomit.
* ''Series/MadMen'': Has too many to count, mostly involving Don.
* ''Series/MadTv'':
** The Abercrombie & Fitch employees sketch.
** Also from ''Mad TV'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP7JHo-pX28 Eddie Thundercloud]].
* ''MagnumPI'': Tom Selleck had regular shirtless scenes.
* ''TheManShow'': Also parodied. [[WalkingShirtlessScene The no shirt guy]] ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keOpzEnQq_4#t=3m55s Needusattention Showum Nipplus'']].
* ''Series/{{Mash}}'': Regularly showed characters in the showers, depending on the actor this was either {{fanservice}} or {{Squick}}.
* ''MatchGame '73'': In one episode, [=McLean=] Stevenson [[WalkingShirtlessScene didn't wear a shirt]].
* ''MelrosePlace'': In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s-k2csGEQo#t=41m04s this scene]] from the premiere episode, the first thing Billy does after moving in is to take his shirt off much to Alison's delight.
* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'':
** Still along BBC lines, this show just doesn't seem to be ''Merlin'' these days without Arthur popping up shirtless at least once every couple of episodes.
** Case in point: "The Lady of the Lake" in season 2, where the future king is quite stunningly naked, save a towel, for the sake of a bath which he never takes and which serves the plot in no very obvious way.
** Arthur can't seem to lock/unlock his dresser drawer with a shirt on.
** In 3x08, Arthur beats all his records, showing up shirtless at five seconds in! It's pretty much the first thing you see. He also had a shirtless scene in the previous episode.
** It has reached the point where ColinMorgan and Creator/BradleyJames are now mocking the gratuitousness of this on the commentaries.
** In season 3 we met Gwaine. Wibble.
** As of ''Lancelot du Lac'', Lancelot has one too.
** How do we know Merlin's the main character? He was the first one to get a ShirtlessScene.
** Likewise, [[EnsembleDarkhorse Leon's]] role as a series regular is cemented when he gets to go shirtless for the first time. It's like a ComingOfAge ritual on this show. Ditto for Mordred (though he's partially wrapped in torso bandages).
** In series 5, Percival and Gwaine spend the entire first two episodes sans shirt (they were enslaved by Morgana and forced to work in a mine - naturally this involved a lot of pick-axing and heavy lifting. It was practically an ExcusePlot built solely around giving them a semi-justifiable reason to whip their shirts off).
** Creator/AnthonyHead and Creator/NathanielParker have both had a chance to take their shirts off. They're significantly older than the rest of the CastFullOfPrettyBoys, but... yeah, they've still got it.
* ''TheMiddleman'': When Sensei Ping prepares for battle, his shirt ''spontaneously flies away from his body'', apparently propelled by sheer badassery. The fact that the Middleman himself is in a bicep-baring tank top by that point just makes the scene all that more delightful.
* ''Series/MorkAndMindy'': Mork in the episodes "Mork's Seduction", "Mork In Wonderland", and "Putting The Ork Back In Mork". He also wore a Denver Broncos Cheerleader uniform in "Hold That Mork", which isn't totally shirtlessness, but it doesn't cover a lot of his torso....
* ''Mortal Kombat Conquest'': While this show focuses mostly on female-based fanservice, there are a number of shirtless male scenes. Shang Tsung doesn't even wear a shirt, he just goes around in a vest most of the time.
* ''Series/MrShow'': The opening of one episode features Bob and David removing their shirts, believing they're catering to their all-female audience. This leads to a feminist group trying to kill them.
* ''Series/TheMuppetShow'': Some of the guests got a chance. The late Rudolf Nureyev would be the standout here, performing a duet with Miss Piggy clad in only a towel.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3fDS_3x8qw This segment]] about good-looking men on ''Nine News Australia''.
* ''NoahsArc'': Happens at least OnceAnEpisode.
* ''NRL Footy Show'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4t6wxM4__g Beau Ryan]] of the Cornulla-Sutherland Sharks does the show [[WalkingShirtlessScene in the nude]].{{NSFW}}
* ''Series/TheOC'':
** Ryan Atwood. That dude has ''big'' arms, for an [[DawsonCasting alleged 16-years-old]], so half his wardrobe is, naturally, tank tops.
** Also done in the second season with DJ the pool boy. And then in season three with all of those surfer guys. Okay, pretty much anyone [[TheScrappy Marissa]] was ever involved with, except (fortunately) Oliver and (unfortunately) [[SuddenlySexuality Alex]].
* ''Series/OutOfTheUnknown'': Anthony Ainley, better known as The Master of the show ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v482/80sFreakLurker/fanservice/Shirtless.jpg had a very brief one]] in this BBC series episode "Welcome Home" [[http://37.media.tumblr.com/b5e20af835c6dec2f7238f5318630870/tumblr_n2m0ncr00V1tw4nawo1_1280.jpg and another]] in "Spyder's Web" series.
* ''{{Passions}}'': Every episode of this SoapOpera was full of shirtless scenes.
* ''Series/{{Oz}}'': Chris Meloni as his character on ''Oz'', where he's often shirtless (but that [[MaleFrontalNudity isn't the only clothing he takes off]]).
* ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'': In the miniseries adaptation, Darcy has a bath. Open ''and'' wet shirt? Excessive hotness! Areas below the waist are [[CensorSuds conveniently hidden]].
* ''Series/{{Psych}}'': Lou Diamond Phillips gets one of these at the end of one episode. At first the scene is played as an ImagineSpot of O'Hara, who has been ogling the guy throughout the episode, fantasizing but then we see that the character is actually walking around with his shirt off.
* ''PushingDaisies'': In one episode, Ned is shown shirtless, with the justification being that he and Chuck are bringing Chuck's bees back to life and it's efficient to just [[{{Squick}} pour the dead bees on him]].
* ''Series/QuantumLeap'': Has Scott Bakula shirtless in every other episode, as well.
* ''Series/QueenOfSwords'': Captain Grisham got several shirtless scenes, one of which was used in the opening credits montage.
* ''QueerAsFolk'': Brian Kinney adores the living hell out of this trope. He goes shirtless and pours a whole bottle of water on himself ''in slow motion'' twenty minutes into the pilot episode. In fact, there doesn't seem to be a single character on the show who hasn't gone shirtless, or even full frontal, at some point - including Emmett's 70-something-year-old boyfriend.
* ''Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares'': Strangely, there's a scene with Gordon Ramsay putting his shirt on in almost every single episode. He really doesn't have the build for it. It's the excessive confidence that compels him to take his shirt off so often. Gordon Ramsay definitely calls out his own name during sex. The title sequence of Ramsay's ''The F Word'' is a protracted sequence of Gordon taking off his civilian shirt and putting on his chefs coat, showing off his bare chest in the progress. Ramsay's definitely a fan of this trope.
* ''Series/RedDwarf'': Chris Barrie went to the gym for his two shirtless scenes in series 5. Craig Charles also gets a few, which are definitely FanDisservice.
* ''Series/{{Revolution}}'': Neville gets one in "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E5SoulTrain Soul Train]]", as he and his men are in the Noblesville bar boxing. Predictably, he takes the opportunity to vent his frustrations on Danny.
* ''Series/RobinHood'': Became something of an art-form. Every single male cast member (except, tragically, Will Scarlett) had a shirtless scene. Of course, this was a double-edged sword: although [[FanService Robin, Guy and Allan]] had their shirts off, so did [[FanDisservice the Sheriff, Little John and Tuck]]; as did Much. Equally artistic were the reasons for their shirtlessness: most of the time it was because the men were [[FetishFuel getting tortured or tied up in some way]], though there is a priceless scene in which Guy is putting on armour ''over his bare skin.''
* ''{{Sanctuary}}'': Had a very nice one with the male scientist protagonist, Will, where he strips to his skivvies so the Invisible Girl won't feel self-conscious when she has to take off her clothes to become invisible and complete a task. [[FridgeLogic "Why would a scientist be that ripped?"]]
* ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'': In the episode "Vick's Chip", the ladies are treated to resident Derek Reese having a shower scene.
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'':
** Turk, Dr. Cox, The Todd and JD have gotten Shirtless Scenes.
** JD's chest isn't as delicious. In S8 he has a couple, in one instance repeating a fantasy with him and Turk but with the shirtlessness reversed, explicitly (when dream Turk questions this) because he has been working out a little.
** Cox's case is {{lampshaded}} by Jordan:
--->'''Jordan:''' We all got it, you love your body. Now put a shirt on.
* ''Series/TheSecretCircle'': Nick. Lampshaded by Cassie when she wonders if he even owns a shirt.
* ''Seize The Day'': Robin Williams in the Creator/{{PBS}} ''Great Performances'' production of this show. Probably not intended as {{Fanservice}}, but compared to shirtless [[FanDisservice Jerry]] [[{{Squick}} Stiller]]....
* ''Series/{{Sharpe}}'': Usually at least once per episode. At one point, Sharpe attempts to improve his squad's firing rate while he has his shirt off. Not completely gratuitous because he does it to show the soldiers the whip scars on his back which attest he came up from the ranks and has no pretensions on being better than them and that he knows exactly what they are going through and isn't demanding anything he hasn't done himself.
* ''Series/{{Skins}}'': At least in the first season every guys have shirtless scene.
* ''{{Smallville}}'': Is there any male character on that show that ''hasn't'' had a shirtless scene?
** Tom Welling has not only gotten his fair share of shirtless scenes as Clark Kent but ''wet T-shirt'' scenes.
** Clark Kent's shirt comes off, too, after he's so conveniently thrown in a furnace and all his clothing is burned away.
** There were a few shirtless scenes with Michael Rosenbaum as well, which were most definitely appreciated.
** Hot-Doomsday DAVIS when he was stabbing himself in the chest which apparently requires shirtlessness.
* ''SonsOfAnarchy'': Jax Teller gets these from time to time.
* ''SoRandom'': Parodied in a ''WheelofFortune'' skit: "Jacob" is suddenly shirtless inbetween shots. "Pat Sajak" asks why he took his short, and "Jacob asks the same thing. We go back to "Pat" to see ''him'' suddenly shirtless.
* ''SoYouThinkYouCanDance'': Began to embrace this trope with Season 3 contestant Pasha and it has since become a staple in subsequent seasons. {{Lampshade}}d in earliest instances by judge and exec. producer Nigel Lythgoe with jokes about costume department issues/budgets.
* ''{{Spooks}}'': Lucas North in first episode of season 7.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'':
** Dr. Daniel Jackson winds up completely naked following de-[[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascension from a higher plane of existence]] -- not even once, but twice.
** Teal'c is seen shirtless in later seasons once Junior (his symbiote) is gone and the freaky symbiote pouch has disappeared.
** There was that time when Colonel Mitchell was handcuffed to a bed wearing only his boxers. Sexy.
** Jack O'Neill managed to be shirtless once.
* ''Series/StarskyAndHutch'': Has a few of these, most of which feature the titular characters themselves.
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'':
** Archer, Tucker, Reed, and Mayweather run around in their skivvies on that show A LOT.
** Archer & Tucker in the episode "Desert Crossing", but in their defense it ''was'' a desert world.
** Every decon scene deserves a mention. Except for the one in "Bounty" with Phlox. {{Squick}}.
** Bakula loses his shirt on a very, very regular basis. Liquification of those attracted to the male gender occurs.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'':
** A classic TV example is Creator/WilliamShatner as Captain Kirk. This was so common an occurrence in the series that the spin-off trading card game actually included an official "Shirtless Kirk" card.
** Spock got one, too, in "Patterns of Force". And he never, ever got one again.
** Sulu got one in "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E4TheNakedTime The Naked Time]]".
** Poked fun of in ''Film/GalaxyQuest'' when Jason, an obvious stand-in for Kirk, manages to lose his shirt during a battle, leading to a LampshadeHanging where Alexander snidely tells him, "I see you managed to get your shirt off."
** Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Where No Fan Has Gone Before", where William Shatner ''specifically tears his shirt before getting into a fight'' due to the power of the trope in ''Franchise/StarTrek'' fandom.
* ''Sunrise On 7'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m83m6GlRmcc#t=0m20s This news segment]] on the Australian men's [[WaterPolo water polo team]].
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** Had Sam show up in just a towel in "Hell House". Good times.
** Because the writers are twisted, the shapeshifter taking Dean's form in "Skin" takes his shirt off (Fantastic!) and then takes his skin off, with his teeth falling out, turning it into FanDisservice.
** Castiel got a very quick shirtless scene. He lures four angels who are about to kill him, and opens his shirt revealing BloodMagic Angel-Be-Gone sigil, using it to banish the four angels and himself.
*** Speaking of Castiel shirtless scenes, in the aptly named episode, "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here" (Season 9, Episode 1), [[spoiler: his clothes get damaged, leading to a shirtless (and pantless!) scene at a laundromat where Castiel strips down to his boxers to wash his clothes]].
** The third episode of season six opens with Sam working out with no shirt on. It's so distracting that the prostitute he just slept with nearly walks off without him paying.
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'':
** Has a good amount of shirtless scenes in every series as well as its American counterpart ''Franchise/PowerRangers''.
** One of the notable shirtless scene is Doggie "Boss" Krueger's TransformationSequence in ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger''. His robes actually dissolve revealing his (furry) body which slowly gets covered in his Dekamaster outfit.
** Notable instance is Leo from ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'', [[BattleStrip tearing his shirt off]]...only to morph a moment later. This one is so iconic, it's included in the opening theme from the second version onward (you can see it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unvaE_5ZDrw here]] at 1:16, 2:17, ''and'' 3:14)
** Cole from ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'' got a couple as well, ripping off his shirt Leo-style during the final episode's BattleInTheRain.
** Jason and Tommy both went topless in a two-on-two martial arts competition in ''Series/MightyMorphingPowerRangers'' in the episode where they had to learn how to work together and which also introduced Titanis the ''Brachiosaurus'' carrier Zord.
* ''Series/TeenWolf'': This series on MTV has taken shirtless-scenes past gratuitous and into pure art-form. Every episode, hell, every scene, there are better than even odds that one of the male stars (who are all ridiculously attractive) will take their shirts off. If you made it into a drinking game, you'd have alcohol poisoning by the end of the first episode. And you'd probably be paralytic before the ''first break''.
** Derek Hale seems to get it the most. Every episode gives us either Derek shirtless flexing, Derek shirtless working out, Derek shirtless captured, Derek shirtless injured, or Stiles using Derek shirtless to goad a gay character into helping him. When the Argent family of werewolf hunters capture him, ''the very first thing they do is remove his shirt'', for no apparent reason. Although he is played by Tyler Hoechlin, and that's probably reason enough.
** Stiles is the only male character to have kept his shirt on for the entire first season. It's become something of a meta RunningGag, with Stiles pulling his shirt off in the locker room... only for the entire view to be blocked by Scott's locker door.
-->'''Dylan O'Brien:''' I just [[HilariousInHindsight don't want to take my shirt off]] [[NewGirl on national TV]].
* ''Series/TerraNova'': Several scenes in the first few episodes have Jason O Mara taking of his shirt. As a result, I have nicknamed the Jim Shannon character as Abs-daddy.
* ''{{Tinsel}}'': Kwame Mensah showed us just what he'd been hiding all those scenes he spent in the wheelchair. Yum!
* "The Tomorrow People" - Robbie Amell has his shirt off almost every episode. When he keeps his shirt on, Luke Mitchell has his shirt off. Only two episodes in the entire season run was neither shirtless. It was often gratuitous, such as Robbie Amell coming out of the shower or Luke Mitchell exercising. The one time it made sense for Mike Pellegrino to be shirtless, in bed with his girlfriend, he wore a tank top. Only the young male leads got to be shirtless for the fan girls.
* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'': Captain Jack Harkness again, along with Ianto: Jack in both "Small Worlds" and "Adrift," Ianto in "Adrift." Technically, both are naked in "Adrift," but there are some conveniently placed plants.
* ''TrailerParkBoys'': Parodied, where Randy is always shirtless, despite being [[FanDisservice hairy and overweight]].
* ''Series/TrueBlood'':
** Jason Stackhouse spends most of his onscreen time naked. Even when he wears clothes, the shirts almost never have sleeves.
** Chris Meloni gets to take his shirt off as Roman.
** There's also Bill, Eric, and Sam, who have all gone butt-naked at some point in the series.
* ''TheVampireDiaries'': This show must have a "one shirtless scene per episode" clause in, um, all of its male actor's contracts. Because the two male leads are played by the gorgeous, hunky, and ''ripped'' Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder, this is very much appreciated by the large female fanbase. Damon and Stefan aren't the only ones running around sans shirt on the show either; Elena's younger brother Jeremy (who is suspiciously ripped for a [[DawsonCasting ostensible sixteen-year-old]]) is frequently shown shirtless, as is her good friend Matt. And most male characters run around in tank tops when not completely shirtless. Responsible for keeping many a fan watching until the show [[GrowingTheBeard grew its beard]] and became more than just eye-candy and melodrama.
* ''Series/VeronicaMars'': Several of the male characters get a shirtless scene: Weevil, Cassidy ("Not Pictured"), Sheriff Don Lamb,... There was a moment in "Welcome Wagon" when Dick Casablancas, wearing only Union Jack underwear and a balaclava, dances with a blow-up doll dressed in a French maid's uniform.
* ''Vows of Deception'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oOV6C7zKxs#t=26m09s Michael Woolson]] in this MadeForTVMovie. Much [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oOV6C7zKxs#t=28m58s to Cheryl Ladd's delight]].
* ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'': Agent Pete Lattimer will accept more or less any excuse to take his shirt off. Get in a fight? Oops, all the buttons gave way. Dangerous VR video game? I'm playing the gladiator! Learn your new colleague his gay? Strip off so he can enjoy the hotness. Body-swap with your female partner? We get to see him walking around half-naked holding his hands over his nipples.
* ''TheWestWing'': The teaser of the episode "The Crackpots and These Women" features a handful of sweaty male staffers playing basketball with the President. It's notable that while Toby and Bartlet are dressed in humorous alumni sweatshirts to underline their interactions in the scene, Charlie happens to be in a nearly transparent t-shirt, and Josh in a ratty wife beater which reveals the most PerverseSexualLust-inducing arms ever sported by an overworked political operative.
* ''Series/WhiteCollar'':
** Neal gets one of these every few episodes.
** Peter got one in the pilot episode, and didn't get another one until the fourth season, where he got two shirtless scenes in the space of three episodes.
** Mozzie also got one in season three, but...[[FanDisservice eh, no.]]
* ''Series/{{Wings}}'': In the "Friends or Lovers?" episode, Joe has one.
* ''Series/WivesAndDaughters'': One might get truly nice Shirtless Scenes in [[CostumeDrama Costume]] PeriodDrama set in late Regency England/ early Victorian period. The following are courtesy of this show:
** Osborne is ill and lies in bed shirtless while his wife tries to nurse him.
** Roger is shirtless when he's hurt and taken care of in Africa during his expedition.
* ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'': Justin Russo gets one in the ''[[WizardsOfWaverlyPlace Wizards]] [[TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody On Deck]] with HannahMontana'' crossover.
* ''XenaWarriorPrincess'': Pretty much the ENTIRETY of the episode "Old Ares had a Farm".
* ''Series/TheXFiles'':
** Agent Fox Mulder was shirtless fairly often, [[MrFanservice among other things]].
** AD Skinner had several glorious Shirtless Scenes when he was caught dressing up in his apartment or working out.
* Quite a few in ''Series/{{Zoey 101}}'', despite the underage cast. Logan is the main perpetrator.
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