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The Best '90s TV Shows

List Criteria: TV shows that aired between 1990 and 1999.

In the 1990s, television was one of the fastest growing mediums. More TV shows were popping up than ever before, and ratings were at all-time highs. Viewers tended to be interested in laugh-out-loud moments, which is why sitcoms like "Friends," "Roseanne," and "Seinfeld" were the biggest hit TV shows of the decade. While comedies were extremely popular in the 90s, procedural dramas also reigned, with shows like "The Practice," "JAG," and "NYPD Blue" becoming popular with large audiences.

 

Many of the most popular shows of the 90s were long running shows. "ER," for instance, ran 15 seasons, starting in 1994, while shows like "Will & Grace," which began in 1998, lasted 8 years. The reality show genre was just popping up in the 90s, especially after the massive ratings and critical success of MTV's "The Real World." Children’s programing was also popular, with hit shows like "Boy Meets World" and "Dinosaurs."

 

What are your favorite programs from the 1990s? Which 90s shows do you have the fondest memories of? This list includes many of the biggest shows from that magical decade.

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    Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Larry David

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    the people's #1 & ranked high on reranks Gillian Anderson, Lucy Lawless, David Duchovny

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    Dustin Diamond, Tiffani Thiessen, Elizabeth Berkley

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    often listed Milla Jovovich, Fergie, Christina Applegate

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    ranked low on reranks Pamela Anderson, Tim Allen, Taran Noah Smith

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    most listed & ranked high on reranks Angie Harmon, Jill Hennessy, Michael Moriarty

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    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry

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    Will Smith, Nia Long, Tatyana Ali

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    Brittany Murphy, Kristanna Loken, Danielle Fishel

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    Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Lori Loughlin

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks George Clooney, Jared Padalecki, Julianna Margulies

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Eliza Dushku, Alyson Hannigan

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    Stephen King, Brittany Murphy, Kelsey Grammer

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    Kaley Cuoco, Rose McGowan, Alyssa Milano

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    Phil LaMarr, Nicole Sullivan, Bobby Lee

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    Martin Lawrence, Garrett Morris, Tisha Campbell-Martin

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Roseanne Barr

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Alyssa Milano, Heather Locklear, Marcia Cross

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    Brittany Murphy, Elijah Wood, Mike Judge

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    Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

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    Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Bridget Moynahan

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    Isaac Hayes, Matt Stone, Trey Parker

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    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Lacey Chabert, Brittany Murphy

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    Mark-Paul Gosselaar, David Caruso, Amy Brenneman

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    Ashton Kutcher, Steve Carell, Lucy Lawless

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    Helen Hunt, Paul Reiser, Richard Kind

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    Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Jane Seymour, Chad Allen, Orson Bean

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    Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear, Michael J. Fox

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    Chuck Norris, Nia Peeples, Noble Willingham

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    Kristy Swanson, Kyle Chandler, Fisher Stevens

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    Jim Belushi, Dan Castellaneta, Tress MacNeille

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    Christopher Meloni, Sally Struthers, Sherman Hemsley

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    Claire Danes, Jared Leto, Wilson Cruz

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    Sarah Drew, Geoffrey Arend, Evan Farmer

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    new! & added by ThinkingNessaja Dan Aykroyd, Michael Moriarty, Matt Frewer

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