tv programs The Best CBS Dramas of All Time

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List Rules Vote up your favorite drama shows that have aired on CBS network

When television was introduced into homes around the world, there were only three channels - ABC, CBS, and NBC. This list has been ranked by men and women television to rank the best dramas on the Columbia Broadcasting system or CBS.

From cartoons, to variety programs, to daytime, to dramas, television gives us a myriad of dramatic programs to be endlessly entertained and informed by. Answering the question, “What is the best CBS drama of all time?” this list includes top comedies dramas like "Dallas," "Northern Exposure," "The Good Wife," and "Murder, She Wrote."

Vote up your favorite CBS dramas below or vote down the shows you absolutely couldn't stand.

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best CBS Dramas of All Time
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger George Eads

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Dallas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best CBS Dramas of All Time
Dallas Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval Patrick Duffy

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NCIS is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best CBS Dramas of All Time
NCIS Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly Pauley Perrette

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Cold Case is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best CBS Dramas of All Time
Cold Case Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino John Finn

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Without a Trace is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best CBS Dramas of All Time
Without a Trace Anthony LaPaglia, Poppy Montgomery Marianne Jean-Baptiste

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The Waltons is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best CBS Dramas of All Time
The Waltons Jon Walmsley, Mary Beth McDonough Eric Scott

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Murder, She Wrote is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best CBS Dramas of All Time
Murder, She Wrote Angela Lansbury, William Windom Ron Masak

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Hawaii Five-O is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best CBS Dramas of All Time
Hawaii Five-O Jack Lord, James MacArthur Kam Fong

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Lassie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best CBS Dramas of All Time
Lassie June Lockhart, Andy Clyde Pamelyn Ferdin

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Gunsmoke is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best CBS Dramas of All Time
Gunsmoke James Arness, Milburn Stone Amanda Blake

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Walker, Texas Ranger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best CBS Dramas of All Time
Walker, Texas Ranger Chuck Norris, Clarence Gilyard Jr. Sheree J. Wilson

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The Good Wife is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best CBS Dramas of All Time
The Good Wife Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth Josh Charles

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Perry Mason is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best CBS Dramas of All Time
Perry Mason Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale William Hopper

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Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best CBS Dramas of All Time
Mission: Impossible Peter Graves, Barbara Bain Greg Morris

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The Incredible Hulk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best CBS Dramas of All Time
The Incredible Hulk Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno Jack Colvin

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Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best CBS Dramas of All Time
Wonder Woman Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner Tom Kratochvil

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Northern Exposure is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best CBS Dramas of All Time
Northern Exposure Rob Morrow, Janine Turner Barry Corbin

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JAG is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best CBS Dramas of All Time
JAG David James Elliott, Catherine Bell Patrick Labyorteaux

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Kojak is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best CBS Dramas of All Time
Kojak Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer Kevin Dobson

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Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best CBS Dramas of All Time
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Jane Seymour, Joe Lando Chad Allen

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NCIS: New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best CBS Dramas of All Time
NCIS: New Orleans Scott Bakula, Lucas Black Zoe McLellan

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Diagnosis: Murder is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best CBS Dramas of All Time
Diagnosis: Murder Dick Van Dyke, Barry Van Dyke Victoria Rowell

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Nash Bridges is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best CBS Dramas of All Time
Nash Bridges Don Johnson, Cheech Marin Jodi Lyn O'Keefe

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Knots Landing is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best CBS Dramas of All Time
Knots Landing Michele Lee, Ted Shackelford Joan Van Ark

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Pickett Fences is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best CBS Dramas of All Time
Pickett Fences Craig Richards

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Lou Grant is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best CBS Dramas of All Time
Lou Grant Edward Asner, Robert Walden Mason Adams

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Chicago Hope is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best CBS Dramas of All Time
Chicago Hope Carla Gugino, Mark Harmon Lauren Holly

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Numbers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best CBS Dramas of All Time
Numbers Rob Morrow, David Krumholtz Judd Hirsch

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Falcon Crest is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best CBS Dramas of All Time
Falcon Crest Jane Wyman, Lorenzo Lamas Chao Li Chi

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Trapper John, M.D. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best CBS Dramas of All Time
Trapper John, M.D. Brian Stokes Mitchell, Pernell Roberts Timothy Busfield

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Barnaby Jones is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best CBS Dramas of All Time
Barnaby Jones Lee Meriwether, Buddy Ebsen John Carter

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Silk Stalkings is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best CBS Dramas of All Time
Silk Stalkings Rob Estes, Mitzi Kapture Charlie Brill

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Cagney & Lacey is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best CBS Dramas of All Time
Cagney & Lacey Tyne Daly, Al Waxman John Karlen

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As the World Turns is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best CBS Dramas of All Time
As the World Turns Julianne Moore, Sarah Hyland Ming-Na Wen

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Central Park West is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best CBS Dramas of All Time
Central Park West Raquel Welch, John Barrowman Lauren Hutton