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The Best 1960s CBS Shows

Updated January 13, 2019 2.0k votes 166 voters 3.1k views36 items

List RulesVote 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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    The Munsters is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
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    The Munsters

    Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis

    Premiered1964

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Drama, Comedy, Fantasy

    The Munsters is an American television sitcom depicting the home life of a family of benign... more on Wikipedia

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    The Andy Griffith Show is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
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    The Andy Griffith Show

    Andy Griffith, Ron Howard

    Premiered1960

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    The Andy Griffith Show is an American sitcom, which originally ran on CBS from October 3, 1960... more on Wikipedia
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    The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
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    The Twilight Zone

    Rod Serling, Robert McCord

    Premiered1959

    Genres (Tv)Anthology, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction

    The Twilight Zone is a 1959 American television anthology series created by Rod Serling. It is... more on Wikipedia

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    Gilligan's Island is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
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    Gilligan's Island

    Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr.

    Premiered1964

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy, Family Film

    Gilligan's Island is an American sitcom created and produced by Sherwood Schwartz via United... more on Wikipedia

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    The Beverly Hillbillies is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
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    The Beverly Hillbillies

    Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas

    Premiered1962

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    The Beverly Hillbillies is an American sitcom originally broadcast for nine seasons on CBS... more on Wikipedia
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    Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
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    Mission: Impossible

    Peter Graves, Barbara Bain

    Premiered1966

    Genres (Tv)Espionage, Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Drama, Adventure film

    Mission: Impossible is an American television series that was created and initially produced... more on Wikipedia
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    Perry Mason is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
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    Perry Mason

    Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale

    Premiered1957

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Drama, Legal drama, Legal

    Perry Mason is an American legal drama series originally broadcast on CBS television from... more on Wikipedia

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    Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
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    Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

    Jim Nabors, William Christopher

    Premiered1964

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Military, Comedy

    Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. is an American situation comedy that originally aired on CBS from... more on Wikipedia
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    Green Acres is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
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    Green Acres

    Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor

    Premiered1965

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Green Acres is an American sitcom starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor as a couple who move... more on Wikipedia
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    Hogan's Heroes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
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    Hogan's Heroes

    Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer

    Premiered1965

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Military, Comedy

    Hogan's Heroes is an American television sitcom set in a German prisoner during WWII. It ran... more on Wikipedia
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    Mister Ed is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
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    Mister Ed

    Allan Lane, Alan Young

    Premiered1961

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Mister Ed is an American television situation comedy produced by Filmways that first aired in... more on Wikipedia
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    The Dick Van Dyke Show is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
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    The Dick Van Dyke Show

    Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore

    Premiered1961

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    The Dick Van Dyke Show is an American television sitcom that initially aired on CBS from... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
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    Lost in Space

    Guy Williams, June Lockhart

    Premiered1965

    Genres (Tv)Adventure film, Science Fiction

    Lost in Space is an American science fiction television series created and produced by Irwin... more on Wikipedia

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    My Three Sons is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
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    My Three Sons

    Fred MacMurray, Stanley Livingston

    Premiered1960

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    My Three Sons is an American situation comedy. The series ran from 1960 to 1965 on ABC, and... more on Wikipedia
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    Petticoat Junction is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
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    Petticoat Junction

    Edgar Buchanan, Linda Henning

    Premiered1963

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Petticoat Junction is an American situation comedy produced by Wayfilms that originally aired... more on Wikipedia

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    My Favorite Martian is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
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    My Favorite Martian

    Bill Bixby, Ray Walston

    Premiered1963

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Sitcom, Comedy, Science Fiction, Fantasy

    My Favorite Martian is an American television sitcom that aired on CBS from September 29,... more on Wikipedia
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    The Red Skelton Show is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
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    The Red Skelton Show

    Ginger Rogers, Red Skelton

    Premiered1951

    Genres (Tv)Variety show, Sketch, Comedy

    The Red Skelton Show is an American variety show that was a television staple for two decades,... more on Wikipedia
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    Get Smart is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
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    Get Smart

    Don Adams, Barbara Feldon

    Premiered1965

    Genres (Tv)Espionage, Crime, Sitcom, Comedy

    Get Smart is an American comedy television series that satirizes the secret agent genre.... more on Wikipedia
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    The Ed Sullivan Show is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
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    The Ed Sullivan Show

    Ed Sullivan, Bern Bennett

    Premiered1948

    Genres (Tv)Sketch comedy, Variety show, Comedy, Family Film, Reality television

    The Ed Sullivan Show was an American TV variety show that ran on CBS from Sunday June 20, 1948... more on Wikipedia

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    Family Affair is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
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    Family Affair

    Brian Keith, Nancy Walker

    Premiered1966

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Family Affair is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from September 12, 1966 to March 4,... more on Wikipedia
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    Gunsmoke is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
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    Gunsmoke

    James Arness, Milburn Stone

    Premiered1955

    Genres (Tv)Western, Action/Adventure

    Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman... more on Wikipedia
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    Rawhide is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
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    Rawhide

    Clint Eastwood, John Ireland

    Premiered1959

    Genres (Tv)Western, Action/Adventure

    Rawhide is an American Western TV series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood that aired... more on Wikipedia

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    Dennis the Menace is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
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    Dennis the Menace

    Mary Wickes, Charles Lane

    Premiered1959

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Dennis the Menace is an American sitcom based on the Hank Ketcham comic strip of the same name... more on Wikipedia

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    Have Gun – Will Travel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
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    Have Gun – Will Travel

    Richard Boone, Kam Tong

    Premiered1957

    Genres (Tv)Western, Action/Adventure

    Have Gun – Will Travel is an American Western television series that aired on CBS from 1957... more on Wikipedia

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    The Smothers Brothers Comedy H is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 1960s CBS Shows
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    The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour

    Sally Struthers, Tom Smothers

    Premiered1967

    Genres (Tv)Satire, Variety show, Comedy

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