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Looking to catch up on some classic CBS dramas? Well here are the best 1970s CBS drama shows ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best 1970s CBS dramas had a little something for every viewer. From good 70s CBS drama TV series that too place in the familiar hospital or police station setting, to others that broke new ground with their storylines. Many of the best 1970s CBS drama shows even featured elements of sci-fi and fantasy.

What series will you find on this best 1970s CBS drama shows list? In the 1970s, Gunsmoke was a popular drama on CBS. To this day, it remains one of the longest running, primetime series of all time. The Waltons was also a hit show for CBS in the 1970s.

Drama was at the heart of the CBS series, Dallas, which premiered back in 1978 and ran all the way through 1991. Other good shows that appear on this top 70s CBS drama shows list include The Incredible Hulk, Kojak and Wonder Woman.

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Dallas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Dramas
Dallas Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval, Patrick Duffy Dallas is a long-running American prime time television soap opera that aired from April 2, 1978, to May 3, 1991, on CBS. The series revolves around a wealthy and feuding Texan family, the ...more

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Mannix is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Dramas
Mannix Robert Reed, Mike Connors, Nancy Kovack Mannix is an American television detective series that ran from 1967 to 1975 on CBS. Created by Richard Levinson and William Link and developed by executive producer Bruce Geller, the title ...more

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Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Dramas
Mission: Impossible 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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Gunsmoke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Dramas
Gunsmoke James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman Macdonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during ...more

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Kojak is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Dramas
Kojak Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson Kojak is an American television series starring Telly Savalas as the title character, New York City Police Department Detective Lieutenant Theo Kojak. Taking the time slot of the popular Cannon ...more

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Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Dramas
Wonder Woman Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Tom Kratochvil Wonder Woman is an American television series based on the DC Comics comic book superheroine of the same name. Starring Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince and Lyle Waggoner as Steve ...more

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The Incredible Hulk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Dramas
The Incredible Hulk Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Jack Colvin The Incredible Hulk is an American television series based on the Marvel Comics character The Hulk. The series aired on the CBS television network and starred Bill Bixby as David Banner, Lou ...more

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The White Shadow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Dramas
The White Shadow Ken Howard, Kevin Hooks, Jason Bernard The White Shadow is an American drama television series that ran on the CBS network from November 27, 1978 to March 16, 1981.

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Lassie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Dramas
Lassie June Lockhart, Andy Clyde, Pamelyn Ferdin Lassie is an American television series that follows the adventures of a female Rough Collie dog named Lassie and her companions, both human and animal. The show was the creation of producer ...more

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Medical Center is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Dramas
Medical Center James Daly, Chad Everett, Chris Hutson Medical Center is a medical drama series which aired on CBS from 1969 to 1976. It was produced by MGM Television.

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Cannon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Dramas
Cannon William Conrad, Patrick Culliton, Tom Pittman Cannon is a CBS detective television series produced by Quinn Martin which aired from March 26, 1971 to March 3, 1976. The primary protagonist is the title character, private detective Frank ...more

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Lou Grant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Dramas
Lou Grant Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Mason Adams Lou Grant is an American television drama series starring Ed Asner in the title role as a newspaper editor. This drama series was a spinoff from a sitcom, The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Aired from ...more

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Trapper John, M.D. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Dramas
Trapper John, M.D. Brian Stokes Mitchell, Pernell Roberts, Timothy Busfield Trapper John, M.D. is an American television medical drama and spin-off of the film MASH. Pernell Roberts portrayed the title character, a lovable surgeon who became a mentor and father figure ...more

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The Waltons is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Dramas
The Waltons Jon Walmsley, Mary Beth McDonough, Eric Scott The Waltons is an American television series created by Earl Hamner, Jr., based on his book Spencer's Mountain, and a 1963 film of the same name. The show is centered on a family in a rural ...more

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Logan's Run is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Dramas
Logan's Run Gregory Harrison, Heather Menzies-Urich, Donald Moffat Logan's Run is a 1977–1978 American CBS-TV mini series and a spin-off from the 1976 film of the same name. In the UK, it was shown on the ITV networks on Sunday afternoons.

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Rafferty is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Dramas
Rafferty Patrick McGoohan, John Getz, Anne-Marie Martin Rafferty was a 1977 CBS television series starring Patrick McGoohan. McGoohan played a former army doctor named Sid Rafferty who has retired and moved into private practice. One reviewer ...more

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Kaz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Dramas
Kaz Patrick O'Neal, Ron Leibman, nm0943927 Kaz is an American crime drama series that aired on CBS from September 10, 1978 to April 22, 1979.

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Barnaby Jones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Dramas
Barnaby Jones Lee Meriwether, Buddy Ebsen, John Carter Barnaby Jones is a television detective series starring Buddy Ebsen and Lee Meriwether as a father and daughter-in-law who run a private detective firm in Los Angeles, California. The show ran ...more

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The Amazing Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Dramas
The Amazing Spider-Man David White, Nicholas Hammond, Chip Fields The Amazing Spider-Man is the first live-action TV series based on the popular comic book The Amazing Spider-Man, not counting Spider-Man's appearances on the educational The Electric Company ...more

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Executive Suite is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Dramas
Executive Suite Executive Suite is an American drama television series that aired from September 20, 1976 until February 11, 1977. Based on the 1954 film of the same name.

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Salem's Lot is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Dramas
Salem's Lot Salem's Lot is a 2004 American 2 part tv mini-series which first aired on TNT from June 20–21, 2004. It is the second television adaptation of Stephen King's 1975 vampire novel of the same name. ...more

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The Andros Targets is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Dramas
The Andros Targets Pamela Reed, Jordan Charney, Roy Poole The Andros Targets is a 1977 United States newspaper drama television series starring James Sutorius which centers around a crusading newspaper reporter who uncovers corruption in New York City. ...more

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Kate McShane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Dramas
Kate McShane Anne Meara, Charles Haid, Sean McClory Kate McShane is an American legal drama television series that aired from September 10 until November 12, 1975. Kate McShane was the first series to feature a female lawyer in the lead role.

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The Fitzpatricks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Dramas
The Fitzpatricks Helen Hunt, Jimmy McNichol, Mariclare Costello The Fitzpatricks is an American drama series which ran on CBS during the 1977–78 season. The series aired from September 5, 1977 to January 10, 1978. This show lasted only thirteen episodes, and ...more