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The Best 1990s ABC Dramas  

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Looking for some of the best television you will maybe ever see? Look no further than these 1990s ABC dramas, ranked by user votes. The best 90s ABC dramas were all over the map as far as storylines are concerned. From top 1990s drama shows that were meandering and cerebral to shows that captured the pains and triumphs of growing up perfectly. It should be noted that some of the greatest 1990s ABC dramas won multiple Emmy Awards.

Which shows will you find on this best 1990s ABC dramas list? Twin Peaks appears near the top of this list. This great David Lynch series may have aired from 1990-1991, but it was truly ahead of its time. NYPD Blue, which premiered in 1993 is another one of ABCs most popular shows that appears on this great 90s ABC dramas.

If you prefer coming of age dramas, ABC had a few good 1990s offerings in The Wonder Years and My So Called Life. This list of 90s ABC drama shows also includes such great series as The Commish, The Practice and Matlock.

What great ABC drama from the 1990s is your all-time favorite? Vote the best series to the top of this list!
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The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Dramas
Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern
The Wonder Years is an American television comedy-drama created by Neal Marlens and Carol Black. It ran on ABC from 1988 through 1993. The pilot aired on January 31, 1988, following ABC's ...more
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My So-Called Life is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Dramas
Bess Armstrong, Wilson Cruz, Claire Danes
My So-Called Life is an American teen drama television series created by Winnie Holzman and produced by Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz. It originally aired on ABC from August 25, 1994, to ...more
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NYPD Blue is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Dramas
Dennis Franz, Gordon Clapp, James McDaniel
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial NYPD Blue is an American television police drama set in New York City, exploring the internal and external struggles of the fictional 15th precinct of Manhattan. Each episode typically ...more
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Doogie Howser, M.D. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Dramas
Neil Patrick Harris, Max Casella, Belinda Montgomery
Doogie Howser, M.D. is an American comedy-drama television series that ran for four seasons on ABC from September 19, 1989 to July 28, 1993, totaling 97 episodes. Created by Steven Bochco and ...more
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Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Dramas
Twin Peaks
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Matlock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Dramas
Andy Griffith, Linda Purl, Kene Holiday
Matlock is an American television legal drama, starring Andy Griffith in the title role of attorney Ben Matlock. The show, produced by The Fred Silverman Company, Dean Hargrove Productions, ...more
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The Practice is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Dramas
Dylan McDermott, Kelli Williams, Lara Flynn Boyle
The Practice is an American legal drama and comedy-drama created by David E. Kelley centering on the partners and associates at a Boston law firm. Running for eight seasons on ABC from 1997 to ...more
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Cop Rock is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Dramas
Ronny Cox, James McDaniel, Barbara Bosson
Cop Rock is an American musical police drama series that aired on ABC in 1990. The show, a police drama presented as a musical, was co-created by Steven Bochco, who also served as executive ...more
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The Commish is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Dramas
Michael Chiklis, Theresa Saldana, Kaj-Erik Eriksen
The Commish is an American comedy-drama television series that aired on ABC in the United States from 1991 to 1996. The series focuses on the work and home life of a suburban police commissioner ...more
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Dangerous Minds is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Dramas
Dangerous Minds Annie Potts, Tamala Jones, Michael Jace
Dangerous Minds is an American drama television series that aired on ABC network between September 1996 and March 1997. The series is based on the motion picture film, Dangerous Minds. Annie ...more
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Snoops is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Dramas
Emmy Rossum, Gina Gershon, Jessalyn Gilsig
Snoops is an American comedy-drama television series that aired on ABC. The series, which aired from September 26, 1999 to December 19, 1999, was created by David E. Kelley. Snoops came about ...more
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My Life and Times is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Dramas
My Life and Times Helen Hunt, Megan Mullally, Claudia Christian
My Life and Times is a TV Program.
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Charlie Grace is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Dramas
Mark Harmon, Leelee Sobieski, Robert Costanzo
Charlie Grace is a 1995 crime drama TV series created by Robert Singer.
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Arresting Behavior is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Dramas
Arresting Behavior Eric Balfour, Ron Eldard, Chris Mulkey
Arresting Behavior is a half-hour American television police comedy that aired on ABC from August 18 to September 2, 1992.
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Life Goes On is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Dramas
Bill Smitrovich, Patti LuPone, Chris Burke
Life Goes On is an American television series that aired on ABC from September 12, 1989, to May 23, 1993. The show centers on the Thatcher family living in suburban Chicago: Drew, his wife ...more