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The '60s were the heyday of network TV, and as this list of 1960s ABC shows makes clear, many of the most popular series of the decade aired on the American Broadcasting Company. The best 1960s ABC shows include dramas, sitcoms, and westerns. Several game shows also appear on this top '60s ABC shows list. There are even animated series. In fact, one of the best cartoon shows of all time premiered on ABC in 1960.

What are some of the best series that you will find on this top 1960s ABC shows list? The Flintstones was a hugely popular '60s ABC series and its influence extends well into the current day. The Bugs Bunny Show is another great animated series that ran on ABC in the 1960s.

ABC aired tons of sitcoms in the 1960s, as well. Bewitched, The Donna Reed Show, and The Addams Family are all prime examples of 1960s ABC comedies. When it came to dramas, the best '60s ABC shows included The Fugitive and The Mod Squad, both of which were later remade as films.

Which 1960s ABC shows are your favorites? Your votes determine the list order from best to worst, so vote up the best and downvote the worst. If we missed any shows, add them, and if you've seen them all, then rerank to create your own list of '60s ABC shows!
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The Bugs Bunny Show Mel Blanc, June Foray, Jim Backus The Bugs Bunny Show is an animated television anthology series hosted by Bugs Bunny, that was mainly composed of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons released by Warner Bros. between August ...more

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The Fugitive William Conrad, Richard Anderson, David Janssen The Fugitive is an American drama series created by Roy Huggins and produced by QM Productions and United Artists Television that aired on ABC from 1963 to 1967. David Janssen stars as Richard ...more

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Batman Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier Batman is a 1960s American live action television series, based on the DC comic book character of the same name. It starred Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin — two crime-fighting heroes ...more

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The Flintstones Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl The Flintstones is an animated, prime-time American television sitcom that was broadcast from September 30, 1960, to April 1, 1966, on ABC. The show was produced by Hanna-Barbera. The ...more

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Bewitched Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent Bewitched is an American TV situation comedy fantasy which was broadcast for eight seasons on ABC from 1964 to 1972. It was created by Sol Saks under executive director Harry Ackerman, and ...more

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The Addams Family John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy The Addams Family is an American television series based on the characters in Charles Addams' New Yorker cartoons. The 30-minute series was shot in black-and-white and aired for two seasons on ...more

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My Three Sons Fred MacMurray, Stanley Livingston, Don Grady My Three Sons is an American situation comedy. The series ran from 1960 to 1965 on ABC, and moved to CBS until its end on August 24, 1972. My Three Sons chronicles the life of widower and ...more

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F Troop Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry F Troop is a satirical American television sitcom about U.S. soldiers and American Indians in the Wild West during the 1860s that originally aired for two seasons on ABC-TV. It debuted in the ...more

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Maverick Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore Maverick is an American Western television series with comedic overtones created by Roy Huggins. The show ran from September 22, 1957 to July 8, 1962 on ABC and stars James Garner as Bret ...more

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The Avengers Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman The Avengers is a spy-fi British television series created in the 1960s. The Avengers initially focused on Dr. David Keel and his assistant John Steed. Hendry left after the first series and ...more

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McHale's Navy Ernest Borgnine, Joe Flynn, Tim Conway McHale's Navy is an American sitcom that aired 138 half-hour episodes over four seasons, from October 11, 1962, to April 12, 1966, on the ABC network. The series was filmed in black and white ...more

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Fred Wolfstar added Lost in Space Guy Williams, June Lockhart, Mark Goddard Lost in Space is an American science fiction television series created and produced by Irwin Allen, filmed by 20th Century Fox Television, and broadcast on CBS. The show ran for three seasons, ...more

The Best Talk Shows of the 1960s

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The Outer Limits Kevin Conway, Joe Pascual The Outer Limits is a US-Canadian television series that originally aired on Showtime, the Sci Fi Channel and in syndication between 1995 and 2002. The series is a revival of the original The ...more

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The Newlywed Game Bob Hilton, Charlie O'Donnell, Johnny Jacobs The Newlywed Game is an American television game show that pits newly married couples against each other in a series of revealing question rounds to determine how well the spouses know or do not ...more

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The Courtship of Eddie's Father Bill Bixby, Brandon Cruz, Miyoshi Umeki The Courtship of Eddie's Father is an American television sitcom based on the 1963 movie of the same name, which was based on the book written by Mark Toby. It tells the story of a widower, Tom ...more

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Marcus Welby, M.D. Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo Marcus Welby, M.D. was an American medical drama television program that aired on ABC from September 23, 1969 to July 29, 1976. It starred Robert Young as a family practitioner with a kind ...more

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The Mod Squad Michael Cole, Clarence Williams III, Peggy Lipton The Mod Squad is an American crime drama series that ran on ABC from September 24, 1968 to August 23, 1973. It stars Michael Cole as Peter "Pete" Cochran, Peggy Lipton as Julie Barnes, ...more

The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids

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The Green Hornet Van Williams, Bruce Lee, Wende Wagner The Green Hornet is a television series on the ABC US television network that aired for the 1966–1967 TV season starring Van Williams as the Green Hornet/Britt Reid and Bruce Lee as Kato.

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The Time Tunnel James Darren, Robert Colbert, Whit Bissell The Time Tunnel is a 1966–1967 U.S. color science fiction TV series, written around a theme of time travel adventure. The show was creator-producer Irwin Allen's third science fiction television ...more

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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Richard Basehart, David Hedison, Robert Dowdell Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea is a 1960s American science fiction television series based on the 1961 film of the same name. Both were created by Irwin Allen, which enabled the movie's sets, ...more

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Room 222 Lloyd Haynes, Denise Nicholas, Michael Constantine Room 222 was an American comedy–drama television series produced by 20th Century Fox Television that aired on ABC for 112 episodes from September 17, 1969, until January 11, 1974. The show was ...more

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The Donna Reed Show Donna Reed, Paul Petersen, Carl Betz The Donna Reed Show is an American situation comedy starring Donna Reed as the middle-class housewife Donna Stone. Carl Betz co-stars as her pediatrician husband Dr. Alex Stone, and Shelley ...more

The Best 1960s Medical TV Shows

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The Big Valley Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors The Big Valley is an American western television series which ran on ABC from September 15, 1965, to May 19, 1969. The show stars Barbara Stanwyck, as the widow of a wealthy nineteenth century ...more

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Gidget Sally Field, Don Porter, Lynette Winter Gidget is an American sitcom about a surfing, boy-crazy teenager called "Gidget" and her widowed father Russ Lawrence, a UCLA professor. Sally Field stars as Gidget with Don Porter as ...more

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The Flying Nun Sally Field, Marge Redmond, Madeleine Sherwood The Flying Nun is an American sitcom produced by Screen Gems for ABC based on the 1965 book The Fifteenth Pelican, by Tere Rios. It starred Sally Field as Sister Bertrille. The series originally ...more

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Supermarket Sweep David Ruprecht Supermarket Sweep is an American television game show. The format combined an ordinary team-based quiz show with the novel concept of a live, timed race through a supermarket. In the timed race, ...more

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The Patty Duke Show Patty Duke, Jean Byron, William Schallert The Patty Duke Show is an American sitcom that ran on ABC from September 18, 1963 to April 27, 1966, with reruns airing through August 31. The show was created as a vehicle for rising star Patty ...more

28 Famous TV Roles That Were Almost Played by Someone Else

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The Dating Game Chuck Woolery, Brad Sherwood, Jim Lange The Dating Game is an ABC television show. It first aired on December 20, 1965 and was the first of many shows created and packaged by Chuck Barris from the 1960s through the 1980s. ABC dropped ...more

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Combat! Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Pierre Jalbert Combat! is an American television program that originally aired on ABC from 1962 until 1967. The show covered the grim lives of a squad of American soldiers fighting the Germans in France during ...more

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It Takes a Thief Robert Wagner, Malachi Throne It Takes a Thief is an American action-adventure television series that aired on ABC for three seasons between January 9, 1968, and March 24, 1970. It stars Robert Wagner in his television debut ...more

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77 Sunset Strip Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Edd Byrnes, Roger Smith 77 Sunset Strip is an American television private detective series created by Roy Huggins and starring Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Roger Smith and Edd Byrnes. Each episode was one hour long. The show ...more

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The F.B.I. Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Marvin Miller The F.B.I. is an American television series broadcast on ABC from 1965–74. It was sponsored by the Ford Motor Company, and the characters almost always drove Ford vehicles in the series. Alcoa ...more

The Best Current ABC Shows

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The Rat Patrol Christopher George, Gary Raymond, Eric Braeden The Rat Patrol is an American action and adventure television series that aired on ABC between 1966 and 1968. The show follows the exploits of four Allied soldiers — three Americans and one ...more

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Twelve O'Clock High Frank Overton, Paul Burke, Chris Robinson 12 O'Clock High is an American drama series set in World War II. This TV series originally broadcast on ABC-TV for two-and-one-half TV seasons from September 18, 1964, through January 13, 1967; ...more

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Honey West Anne Francis, Irene Hervey, John Ericson Honey West is an American crime drama television series that aired on ABC during the 1965–1966 television season. Based upon a series of novels that had launched in 1957, the series starred Anne ...more

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The Untouchables Robert Stack, Jerry Paris, Walter Winchell The Untouchables is an American crime drama that ran from 1959 to 1963 on the ABC Television Network, produced by Desilu Productions. Based on the memoir of the same name by Eliot Ness and Oscar ...more

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Wagon Train Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton Wagon Train is an American Western series that ran on NBC 1957–62 and then on ABC 1962–65, although the network also aired daytime repeats, as Major Adams, Trailmaster and Trailmaster, from ...more

30 Realizations That Will Change Your Life in Some Small Way

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The Dick Cavett Show Leigh French The Dick Cavett Show was the title of several talk shows hosted by Dick Cavett on various television networks, including: ABC daytime originally titled This Morning ABC prime time, Tuesdays, ...more

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Dark Shadows Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Alexandra Isles Dark Shadows is an American gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966, to April 2, 1971. The series became hugely popular when vampire ...more

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Hawaiian Eye Poncie Ponce, Connie Stevens, Douglas Mossman Hawaiian Eye is an American television series that ran from October 1959 to September 1963 on the American Broadcasting Company television network.

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Peyton Place Mia Farrow, Leslie Nielsen, Ryan O'Neal Peyton Place is an American prime-time soap opera which aired on ABC in half-hour episodes from September 15, 1964 to June 2, 1969. Based upon the 1956 novel of the same name by Grace Metalious, ...more

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Bourbon Street Beat Richard Long, Andrew Duggan, Arlene Howell Bourbon Street Beat is a private detective series which aired on the ABC network from 1959-1960 and featured Richard Long as Rex Randolph, Andrew Duggan as Cal Calhoun, Van Williams as Kenny ...more

The Best 2000s ABC Shows

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Ben Casey Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Jeanne Bates Ben Casey is an American medical drama series which ran on ABC from 1961 to 1966. The show was known for its opening titles, which consisted of a hand drawing the symbols "♂, ♀, ✳, †, ...more

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Land of the Giants Deanna Lund, Heather Young, Gary Conway Land of the Giants is an hour-long American science fiction television program lasting two seasons beginning on September 22, 1968, and ending on March 22, 1970. The show was created and ...more

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Custer Slim Pickens, Alexander Davion, Robert F. Simon Custer, also known as The Legend of Custer, is a 17-episode military-western television series which ran on ABC from September 6 to December 27, 1967, with Wayne Maunder in the starring role of ...more

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Bus Stop Richard Anderson, Marilyn Maxwell, Joan Freeman Bus Stop is a 26-episode American drama which aired on ABC from October 1, 1961, until March 25, 1962, starring Marilyn Maxwell as Grace Sherwood, the owner of a bus station and diner in the ...more

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The Guns of Will Sonnett Walter Brennan, Dack Rambo, Jason Evers The Guns of Will Sonnett is a Western television series set in the 1870s which ran on the ABC television network from 1967 to 1969. The series was the first production collaboration between ...more

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Bronco Ty Hardin Bronco is a Western series on ABC from 1958 through 1962. It was shown by the BBC in the United Kingdom. The program starred Ty Hardin as Bronco Layne, a former Confederate officer who wandered ...more

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A Man Called Shenandoah Robert Horton A Man Called Shenandoah is an American Western series that aired Monday evenings on ABC-TV from September 13, 1965 to September 5, 1966. It was produced by MGM Television. Some of the location ...more

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N.Y.P.D. Jack Warden^! Robert Hooks^! Frank Converse N.Y.P.D. is the title of a half-hour American television crime drama of the 1960s set in the context of the New York City Police Department. The program appeared on the ABC network during the ...more