The Best '90s TV Shows

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List Criteria: Only TV series 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 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 Best '90s TV Shows


    Friends 1994-2004

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    Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows

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    Seinfeld 1989-1998

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    Home Improvement is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows

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    Home Improvement 1991-1999

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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows


    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1990-1996

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    Full House is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows


    Full House 1987-1995

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    Boy Meets World is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows


    Boy Meets World 1993-2000

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    The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows

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    The Simpsons 1989

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    Law & Order is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows

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    Law & Order 1990-2010

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    Saved by the Bell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows


    Saved by the Bell 1989-1993

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    Married... with Children is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows


    Married... with Children 1987-1997

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    The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows

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    The X-Files 1993-2002

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1997-2003

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    Frasier is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows

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    Frasier 1993-2004

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    Whose Line Line Is It Anyway is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows

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    Whose Line Line Is It Anyway 1988-1998

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    That '70s Show is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows

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    That '70s Show 1998-2006

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    Family Matters is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows

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    Family Matters 1989-1998

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    Everybody Loves Raymond is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows


    Everybody Loves Raymond 1996-2005

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    Roseanne is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows


    Roseanne 1988-1997

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    ER is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows


    ER 1994-2009

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    3rd Rock from the Sun is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows


    3rd Rock from the Sun 1996-2001

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    Mad About You is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows

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    Mad About You 1992-1999

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    King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows


    King of the Hill 1997-2010

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    Cheers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows

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    Cheers 1982

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    The Drew Carey Show is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows

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    The Drew Carey Show 1995-2004

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    Baywatch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows

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    Baywatch 1989-2001

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    Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows

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    Twin Peaks 1990

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    Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows

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    Saturday Night Live 1975

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    In Living Color is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows

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    In Living Color 1990

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    South Park is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows

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    South Park 1997-present

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    Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows

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    Sex and the City 1998-2004

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    MADtv is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows


    MADtv 1995-2009

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    Party of Five is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows

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    Party of Five 1994-2000

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    Dawson's Creek is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows


    Dawson's Creek 1998-2003

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    Charmed is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows

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    Charmed 1998-2006

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    The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows

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    The Wonder Years 1988

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    Quantum Leap is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows

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    Quantum Leap 1989

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    Just Shoot Me! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows

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    Just Shoot Me! 1997-2003

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    1996-2002

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    Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows

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    Will & Grace 1998-2006

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    Beverly Hills, 90210 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows

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    Beverly Hills, 90210 1990-2000

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    Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows

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    Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1996

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    The King of Queens is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows

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    The King of Queens 1998

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    Melrose Place is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows

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    Melrose Place 1992-1999

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    NYPD Blue is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows

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    NYPD Blue 1993-2005

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    Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows


    Hey Arnold! 1996-2004

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    Dinosaurs is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows


    Dinosaurs 1991-1994

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    Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows

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    Rugrats 1991

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    Wings is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows


    Wings 1990

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    Coach is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows

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    Coach 1989

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    Martin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best '90s TV Shows


    Martin 1992-1997

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