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List Rules Upvote your favorite ABC TV Series that aired on TV in the '90s

Go back to the days of acid wash jeans with this list of '90s ABC shows, ranked from best to worst by nostalgic TV viewers. 1990s ABC shows included dramas, sitcoms, and even a game show phenomenon. This '90s ABC shows list features a wide range of series, from the squeaky clean family hijinks of Home Improvement to the surreal mystery of Twin Peaks.

Twin Peaks was a truly strange riff a whodunit and arguably the weirdest ABC series of the 1990s. This David Lynch masterpiece was a groundbreaking drama during its two seasons, but the network also boasted more straightforward dramas in The Commish, NYPD Blue, and The Practice, all of which are accounted for here.

Any ranking of the best '90s ABC shows has to also consider comedies. Home Improvement, starring Tim Allen, ran from 1991 to 1999 and was a huge hit for ABC. Family Matters and Roseanne were also two of the most popular '90s ABC sitcoms, as was Spin City.

Which 1990s ABC show do you think is the best? The vote order depends on your votes, so vote up your favorites and downvote the shows that don't hold up. Feel free to add any series we may have missed, and if you're an avid viewer who's seen them all, rerank to create your own list of the best '90s ABC TV shows.
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Home Improvement is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Earl Hindman
Home Improvement is an American television sitcom starring Tim Allen, that aired from September 17, 1991 to May 25, 1999. The show was created by Matt Williams, Carmen Finestra and David ...more
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160 52
Boy Meets World is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels
Boy Meets World is an American television sitcom that chronicles the coming of age events and everyday life-lessons of Cornelius "Cory" Matthews. The show follows Cory and his friends ...more
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147 48
The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
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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145 49
Family Matters is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White, Kellie Shanygne Williams
Family Matters is an American sitcom which originated on ABC network from September 22, 1989 to May 9, 1997 and then aired on CBS network from September 19, 1997, to July 17, 1998. A spin-off of ...more
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160 64
Full House is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier
Full House is an American sitcom created by Jeff Franklin for ABC. The show chronicles a widowed father, who enlists his best friend and his brother-in-law to help raise his three daughters. It ...more
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136 55
Roseanne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf
Roseanne is an American sitcom that was broadcast on ABC from October 18, 1988, to May 20, 1997. Starring Roseanne Barr, the show revolved around the Conners, an Illinois working-class family. ...more
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132 57
Dinosaurs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Stuart Pankin, Jessica Walter, Jason Willinger
Dinosaurs is an American family sitcom that was originally broadcast on ABC from April 26, 1991 to July 20, 1994. The show, about a family of anthropomorphic dinosaurs, was produced by Michael ...more
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122 51
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is an American sitcom based on the Archie comic book series of the same name. The show premiered on September 27, 1996, on ABC to over 17 million viewers in its ...more
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111 45
America's Funniest Home Videos is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Tom Bergeron, Jess Harnell, Bob Saget
America's Funniest Home Videos is an American reality television program airing on ABC, which features humorous homemade videos that are submitted by viewers. The most common videos feature ...more
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73 22
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Alan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern
DuckTales is an American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation. It premiered on September 18, 1987 and ended on November 28, 1990 with a total of four seasons and ...more
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115 51
Step by Step is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Patrick Duffy, Suzanne Somers, Brandon Call
Step by Step is an American television sitcom that aired for seven seasons, originally running on ABC as part of its TGIF Friday night lineup from September 20, 1991, to August 15, 1997, and ...more
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102 44
Who's the Boss? is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Tony Danza, Judith Light, Alyssa Milano
Who's the Boss? is an American sitcom created by Martin Cohan and Blake Hunter, which aired on ABC from September 20, 1984 to April 25, 1992. Produced by Embassy Television, in association with ...more
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105 51
Sister, Sister is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Jackée Harry
Sister, Sister is an American television sitcom starring identical twins Tia and Tamera Mowry. It aired from 1994 to 1999. The premise of the show was that the girls were separated and adopted ...more
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Doug is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Billy West, Fred Newman, Constance Shulman
Doug is an American animated sitcom created by Jim Jinkins. The show focuses on the early adolescent life of its title character, Douglas "Doug" Funnie, who experiences common ...more
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The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Mel Blanc, June Foray, Jim Backus
The Bugs Bunny Show is an animated television anthology series hosted by Bugs Bunny, that was mainly composed of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons released by Warner Bros. between August ...more
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105 66
The Drew Carey Show is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Drew Carey, Diedrich Bader, Ryan Stiles
The Drew Carey Show is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from 1995 to 2004. The show was set in Cleveland, Ohio, and revolved around the retail office and home life of "everyman" ...more
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39 15
Jeopardy! is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Alex Trebek, Johnny Gilbert, Jimmy McGuire
Jeopardy! is an American television game show created by Merv Griffin. The show features a quiz competition in which contestants are presented with general knowledge clues in the form of ...more
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The Wonderful World of Disney ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added The Wonderful World of Disney Emilio Estevez, Michael Eisner
The Wonderful World of Disney (1997) is a TV program.
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Darkwing Duck is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Jim Cummings, Terence McGovern, Christine Cavanaugh
Darkwing Duck is an American animated action-adventure television series produced by The Walt Disney Company that first ran from 1991 to 1992 on both the syndicated programming block The Disney ...more
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80 57
Doogie Howser, M.D. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
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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43 24
Whose Line Is It Anyway? is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Wayne Brady
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW, 1998) is an American improvisational comedy show adapted from the British show. Hosted by Aisha Tyler, the show features Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Wayne ...more
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Recess is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Andrew Lawrence, Ashley Johnson, Jason Davis
Recess is an American animated television series created by Paul Germain and Joe Ansolabehere. The series focuses on six elementary school students and their interaction with other classmates ...more
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Tales from the Cryptkeeper is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added John Kassir, Elizabeth Hanna, David Hemblen
Tales from the Cryptkeeper is an animated series aimed at children made by Nelvana Limited, PeaceArch Entertainment, kaBOOM! Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television Animation. It was shown on ...more
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The Addams Family is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Carol Channing, John Astin, Jim Cummings
The Addams Family is an American animated series based on the eponymous comic strip characters. It is the second animated series to feature the characters. It ran from September 12, 1992 to ...more
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Coach is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Craig T. Nelson, Jerry Van Dyke, Shelley Fabares
Coach is an American television sitcom that aired for nine seasons on ABC from 1989 to 1997. The series stars Craig T. Nelson as Hayden Fox, head coach of the fictional Division I-A college ...more