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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 programming 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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Friends is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Friends 1994-2004

The Best 1990s CBS Shows The Best Disney Princess Movies

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Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Seinfeld 1989-1998

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

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+ - 838 344
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

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+ - 995 431
Home Improvement is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Home Improvement 1991-1999

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+ - 950 416
Boy Meets World is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Boy Meets World 1993-2000

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+ - 950 479
Full House is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Full House 1987-1995

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+ - 533 612
Law & Order is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Law & Order 1990-2010

9
+ - 911 430
Saved by the Bell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Saved by the Bell 1989-1993

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+ - 807 476
Married... with Children is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

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+ - 529 633
The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
The X-Files 1993-2002

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Frasier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Frasier 1993-2004

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+ - 793 418
That '70s Show is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
That '70s Show 1998-2006

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+ - 635 452
Whose Line Is It Anyway? is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

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+ - 607 435
Roseanne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Roseanne 1988-1997

The Best 1990s NBC Shows 29 Popular TV Characters Who Were Suddenly Written Off The Show (And Why)

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Everybody Loves Raymond is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

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+ - 663 401
Family Matters is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Family Matters 1989-1998

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+ - 575 590
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

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+ - 480 527
ER is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
ER 1994-2009

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+ - 501 377
Cheers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Cheers 1982

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+ - 463 496
3rd Rock from the Sun is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

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+ - 441 394
The Drew Carey Show is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

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+ - 472 303
Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

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+ - 389 354
In Living Color is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

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King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
King of the Hill 1997-2010

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+ - 346 537
Mad About You is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Mad About You 1992-1999

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+ - 523 460
South Park is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
South Park 1997-present

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+ - 291 408
Quantum Leap is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

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Baywatch is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Baywatch 1989-2001

The Best 1990s ABC Comedy Shows People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping

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The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

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+ - 352 484
MADtv is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
MADtv 1995-2009

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+ - 290 621
Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Sex and the City 1998-2004

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+ - 287 137
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

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Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Will & Grace 1998-2006

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+ - 457 479
Charmed is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Charmed 1998-2006

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+ - 350 440
Beverly Hills, 90210 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

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+ - 206 534
Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Twin Peaks 1990

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+ - 322 193
The King of Queens is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

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+ - 246 445
Spin City is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Spin City 1996-2002

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Dawson's Creek is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Dawson's Creek 1998-2003

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+ - 207 540
Party of Five is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Party of Five 1994-2000

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+ - 249 120
The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

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+ - 270 422
Wings is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Wings 1990

The Best 1990s NBC Comedy Shows The Best British Documentaries

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+ - 287 125
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Rugrats 1991

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+ - 178 562
Melrose Place is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Melrose Place 1992-1999

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+ - 251 480
Just Shoot Me! is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Just Shoot Me! 1997-2003

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+ - 222 251
Coach is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Coach 1989

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+ - 274 101
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Animaniacs 1993

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+ - 245 129
Unsolved Mysteries is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

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+ - 249 116
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Family Guy 1999