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The 60s was a decade of classic, unforgettable television and these are the best 1960s CBS shows ranked from best to worst by user votes. From good 60s CBS series that were dramas to other great shows from the decade that were comedies. It's worth noting that many of the best 1960s CBS TV series are still popular today when they air in syndication as reruns. Which is the mark of a great television show. 

What series will you find on this best 1960s CBS shows list? The Twilight Zone appeared to be ahead of its time when it aired on CBS from 1959-1964. This great 60s CBS TV series was created by Rod Serling, who also hosted the program. Perry Mason was another good drama show that appeared on CBS in the 1960s.

Comedies were in ample supply on CBS in the 1960s with such great shows as Mr. Ed, Gilligan's Island and The Beverly Hillbillies all airing in the decade. Other good shows that appear on this top 60s CBS series list include The Andy Griffith Show and The Munsters.

Which 60s CBS show is your favorite? Vote the best series to the top of this list and please add any great shows that we may have missed.
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The Andy Griffith Show is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts The Andy Griffith Show is an American sitcom, which originally ran on CBS from October 3, 1960 to April 1, 1968. The show, a semi-spin-off from an episode of The Danny Thomas Show, starred Andy ...more

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The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts The Twilight Zone is an American television anthology series created by Rod Serling. It is a series of unrelated stories containing drama, psychological thriller, fantasy, science fiction, ...more

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The Munsters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Yvonne De Carlo The Munsters is an American television sitcom depicting the home life of a family of benign monsters. It stars Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster and Yvonne De Carlo as his wife, Lily Munster. The ...more

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The Beverly Hillbillies is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas, Irene Ryan The Beverly Hillbillies is an American sitcom originally broadcast for nine seasons on CBS from September 26, 1962 to March 23, 1971, starring Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, and Max ...more

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Gilligan's Island is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus Gilligan's Island is an American sitcom created and produced by Sherwood Schwartz via United Artists Television. The show had an ensemble cast that featured Bob Denver, Alan Hale, Jr., Jim ...more

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The Dick Van Dyke Show is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie The Dick Van Dyke Show is an American television sitcom that initially aired on CBS from October 3, 1961, until June 1, 1966. The show was created by Carl Reiner and starred Dick Van Dyke, Rose ...more

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The Red Skelton Show is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
RobLein added Ginger Rogers, Red Skelton The Red Skelton Show is an American variety show that was a television staple for two decades, from 1951 to 1971. It was second to Gunsmoke and third to The Ed Sullivan Show in the ratings ...more

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Green Acres is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor, Tom Lester Green Acres is an American sitcom starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor as a couple who move from New York City to a rural country farm. Produced by Filmways as a sister show to Petticoat ...more

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My Three Sons is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
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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Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
Jim Nabors, William Christopher, Allan Melvin Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. is an American situation comedy that originally aired on CBS from September 25, 1964, to May 2, 1969. The series was a spin-off of The Andy Griffith Show, and the pilot ...more

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Mister Ed is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
Allan Lane, Alan Young, Connie Hines Mister Ed is an American television situation comedy produced by Filmways that first aired in syndication from January 5 to July 2, 1961, and then on CBS from October 1, 1961, to February 6, ...more

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Have Gun – Will Travel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham Have Gun – Will Travel is an American Western television series that aired on CBS from 1957 through 1963. It was rated number three or number four in the Nielsen ratings every year of its first ...more

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Petticoat Junction is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
Edgar Buchanan, Linda Henning, Bea Benaderet Petticoat Junction is an American situation comedy produced by Wayfilms that originally aired on CBS from September 1963 to April 1970. The series is one of three interrelated shows about rural ...more

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Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris Mission: Impossible is an American television series that was created and initially produced by Bruce Geller. It chronicles the missions of a team of secret government agents known as the ...more

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Rawhide is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
RobLein added Clint Eastwood, John Ireland, Charles Gray Rawhide is an American Western TV series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood that aired for eight seasons on the CBS network on Friday nights, from January 9, 1959 to September 3, 1965, ...more

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The Ed Sullivan Show is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
RobLein added Ed Sullivan, Bern Bennett, Ralph Paul The Ed Sullivan Show was an American TV variety show that ran on CBS from Sunday June 20, 1948 to Sunday June 6, 1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. It was ...more

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The Smothers Brothers Comedy H... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
RobLein added Sally Struthers, Tom Smothers, John Hartford The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour is an American comedy and variety show television series hosted by the Smothers Brothers and initially airing on CBS from 1967 to 1969. The series was a major ...more

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Perry Mason is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper Perry Mason is an American legal drama series originally broadcast on CBS television from September 21, 1957, to May 22, 1966. The title character, portrayed by Raymond Burr, is a fictional Los ...more

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The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
Dwayne Hickman, Bob Denver, Frank Faylen The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from September 29, 1959 to June 5, 1963. The series and several episode scripts were adapted from the "Dobie ...more

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Hogan's Heroes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
RobLein added Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner Hogan's Heroes is an American television sitcom set in a German prisoner of war camp during World War II. It ran for 168 episodes from September 17, 1965, to April 4, 1971, on the CBS network. ...more

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Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
RobLein added 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

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Dennis the Menace is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
Mary Wickes, Charles Lane, Jay North Dennis the Menace is an American sitcom based on the Hank Ketcham comic strip of the same name and preceded The Ed Sullivan Show on Sunday evenings on CBS from October 1959 to July 1963. The ...more

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My Favorite Martian is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
Bill Bixby, Ray Walston, J. Pat O'Malley My Favorite Martian is an American television sitcom that aired on CBS from September 29, 1963, to May 1, 1966, for 107 episodes. The show starred Ray Walston as Uncle Martin and Bill Bixby as ...more

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Route 66 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
Martin Milner, George Maharis, Glenn Corbett Route 66 is an American television drama that premiered on CBS on October 7, 1960, and ran until March 20, 1964, for a total of 116 episodes. The series was created by Herbert B. Leonard and ...more

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Family Affair is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
Brian Keith, Nancy Walker, Anissa Jones Family Affair is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from September 12, 1966 to March 4, 1971. The series explored the trials of well-to-do civil engineer and bachelor Bill Davis as he ...more

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The Jack Benny Program is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
Mel Blanc, Jack Benny, Dennis Day The Jack Benny Program, starring Jack Benny, is a radio-TV comedy series that ran for more than three decades and is generally regarded as a high-water mark in 20th-century American comedy.

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He & She is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
Paula Prentiss, Richard Benjamin, Kenneth Mars He & She is an American sitcom that aired on the CBS television network as part of its 1967–1968 lineup, originally sponsored by General Foods and Lever Brothers. He & She is widely ...more

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Hazel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
Shirley Booth, Bobby Buntrock, Don DeFore Hazel is an American sitcom about a fictional live-in maid named Hazel Burke and her employers, the Baxters. The five-season, 154-episode series aired in primetime from September 28, 1961, to ...more

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The New Phil Silvers Show is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
Phil Silvers, Elena Verdugo, Stafford Repp The New Phil Silvers Show is an American situation comedy starring comedian Phil Silvers which aired thirty episodes on CBS from September 28, 1963, to April 25, 1964, under the sponsorship of ...more

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The Lucy Show is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Vivian Vance The Lucy Show is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from 1962–68. It was Lucille Ball's follow-up to I Love Lucy. A significant change in cast and premise for the 1965–66 season divides the ...more

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The Doris Day Show is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
Doris Day, Rose Marie, Peter Lawford The Doris Day Show is an American sitcom that was originally broadcast on the CBS Television network from September 1968 until March 1973, remaining on the air for five seasons and 128 episodes. ...more

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Daktari is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
Erin Moran, Ross Hagen, Marshall Thompson Daktari is an American children's drama series that aired on CBS between 1966 and 1969. The series, an Ivan Tors Films Production in association with MGM Television, stars Marshall Thompson as ...more

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Gentle Ben is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
Burt Reynolds, Ron Howard, Clint Howard Gentle Ben was a 1967 TV series based on the book Gentle Ben by Walt Morey.

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Good Morning, World is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
Goldie Hawn, Peter Oldring, Ronnie Schell Good Morning, World is an American sitcom broadcast on CBS-TV during the 1967–1968 season, originally sponsored by Procter & Gamble in their 9:30 p.m. Eastern time period on Tuesday nights.