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The Best 1960s CBS Shows  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite CBS TV Series that aired on in the '60s

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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Family Affair is listed (or ranked) 26 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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Route 66 is listed (or ranked) 27 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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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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He & She is listed (or ranked) 29 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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The Jack Benny Program is listed (or ranked) 30 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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The New Phil Silvers Show is listed (or ranked) 31 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 Doris Day Show is listed (or ranked) 32 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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The Lucy Show is listed (or ranked) 33 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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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.
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Gentle Ben is listed (or ranked) 35 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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Daktari is listed (or ranked) 36 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