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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
Home Improvement 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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Full House is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Full House 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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Roseanne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Roseanne 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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Boy Meets World is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Boy Meets World 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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Family Matters is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Family Matters 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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The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
The Wonder Years 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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Step by Step is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Step by Step 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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America's Funniest Home Videos is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
America's Funniest Home Videos 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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The Drew Carey Show is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
The Drew Carey Show 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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Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 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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Dinosaurs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dinosaurs 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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Who's the Boss? is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Who's the Boss? 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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Sister, Sister is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Sister, Sister 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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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Meredith Vieira, Terry Crews, Cedric the Entertainer Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (GSN, 2002) is an American television game show based on the same-titled British program and developed for the United States by Michael Davies. The show features a ...more

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Doogie Howser, M.D. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Doogie Howser, M.D. 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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Perfect Strangers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Perfect Strangers Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Melanie Wilson Perfect Strangers is an American sitcom that ran for eight seasons from March 25, 1986, to August 6, 1993, on the ABC television network. Created by Dale McRaven, the series chronicles the rocky ...more

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Spin City is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Spin City Michael J. Fox, Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear Spin City is an American television sitcom that aired from September 17, 1996, until April 30, 2002, on ABC. Created by Gary David Goldberg and Bill Lawrence, the show was based on a fictional ...more

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NYPD Blue is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
NYPD Blue 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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The New Adventures of Winnie t... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh John Fiedler, Jim Cummings, Ken Sansom The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is an American Saturday morning animated children's television series produced by Walt Disney Television that ran from January 17, 1988 to October 26, 1991, ...more

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The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added The Bugs Bunny Show 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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Whose Line Is It Anyway? is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Whose Line Is It Anyway? 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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Matlock is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Matlock Andy Griffith, Linda Purl, Kene Holiday Matlock is an American television legal drama, starring Andy Griffith in the title role of criminal-defense attorney Ben Matlock. The show, produced by The Fred Silverman Company, Dean Hargrove ...more

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Dharma & Greg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dharma & Greg Jenna Elfman, Thomas Gibson, Joel Murray Dharma & Greg is an American television sitcom that aired from September 24, 1997, to April 30, 2002. It stars Jenna Elfman and Thomas Gibson as Dharma and Greg Montgomery, a couple who got ...more

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Grace Under Fire is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Grace Under Fire Brett Butler, Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse Grace Under Fire is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from September 29, 1993 to February 17, 1998. The show starred Brett Butler, as a single mother learning how to cope with raising her ...more

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Lois & Clark: The New Adventur... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher, Lane Smith Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman is a live-action American television series based on the characters in Superman and Action comics. Lois & Clark starred Dean Cain as ...more

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The ABC Sunday Night Movie is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added The ABC Sunday Night Movie Art Carney The ABC Sunday Night Movie is a television program that aired on Sunday nights, first for a brief time in 1962 under the title Hollywood Special to supposedly replace an open time slot for a ...more

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One Life to Live is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added One Life to Live Hayden Panettiere, Kourtney Kardashian, Marcia Cross One Life to Live is an American soap opera broadcast on the ABC television network for more than 43 years, from July 15, 1968, to January 13, 2012, and then on the internet as a web series on ...more

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ABC Saturday Movie of the Week is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added ABC Saturday Movie of the Week ABC Saturday Movie of the Week is a weekly American anthology series that airs on ABC. The series began as the replacement for ABC's Big Picture Show and as a revival of ABC's Movie of the Week ...more

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The ABC Monday Night Movie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added The ABC Monday Night Movie The ABC Monday Night Movie is an anthology series on the ABC television network. It is part of ABC's Movie of the Week format. It began as an extension of The ABC Sunday Night Movie. Airing from ...more

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Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Sonic the Hedgehog Jaleel White, Bradley Pierce, Charles Adler Sonic the Hedgehog is an American animated television series. It was story edited by Len Janson and produced by DiC Animation City. Made with the partnership of Sega of America, Inc., the show ...more

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MacGyver is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added MacGyver Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Bruce McGill MacGyver is an American action-adventure television series created by Lee David Zlotoff. Henry Winkler and John Rich were the executive producers. The show ran for seven seasons on ABC in the ...more

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Gargoyles is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Gargoyles Keith David, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Jeff Bennett Gargoyles is an American animated series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation and Buena Vista Television, and originally aired from October 24, 1994 to February 15, 1997. The series ...more

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Land of the Lost is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Land of the Lost Wesley Eure, Kathy Coleman, Phillip Paley Land of the Lost is a children's adventure television series created by David Gerrold and produced by Sid and Marty Krofft, who co-developed the series with Allan Foshko. During its original ...more

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Doug is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Doug 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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Disney's Adventures of the Gum... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears June Foray, Noelle North, Lorenzo Music Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears is a Disney animated television series that first aired in the United States in the mid-1980s through the early 1990s. The series was the first animated ...more

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Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Beetlejuice Stephen Ouimette, Alyson Court, Tabitha St. Germain Beetlejuice is an American-Canadian animated television series which ran from September 9, 1989 to October 26, 1991 on ABC and, on Fox from September 9, 1991 to December 6, 1991. Loosely based ...more

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America's Funniest People is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added America's Funniest People Tawny Kitaen, Arleen Sorkin America's Funniest People is an American reality series on ABC that debuted on May 1, 1990 as an hour-long special, and later as a weekly half-hour prime time series from September 8, 1990 to ...more

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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (US) Meredith Vieira, Terry Crews, Cedric the Entertainer Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is an American television quiz show based upon the British program of the same title, which offers a maximum prize of $1,000,000 for correctly answering a series of ...more

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Recess is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Recess 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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Coach is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Coach 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

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Darkwing Duck is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Darkwing Duck 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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The Addams Family is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added The Addams Family 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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Tales from the Cryptkeeper is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Tales from the Cryptkeeper 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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Hangin' with Mr. Cooper is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Mark Curry, Holly Robinson Peete, Sandra Quarterman Hangin' with Mr. Cooper is an American television sitcom that originally aired on ABC from 1992 to 1997, starring Mark Curry and Holly Robinson. The show took place in Curry's hometown of ...more

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Just the Ten of Us is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Just the Ten of Us Bill Kirchenbauer, Deborah Harmon, Heather Langenkamp Just the Ten of Us is an American sitcom starring stand-up comedian Bill Kirchenbauer as Coach Graham Lubbock, a teacher and the head of a large Catholic family with eight children living in ...more

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Two Guys and a Girl is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Two Guys and a Girl Traylor Howard, Ryan Reynolds, Richard Ruccolo Two Guys and a Girl is an American sitcom created by Kenny Schwartz and Danny Jacobson. It was originally broadcast on ABC from March 10, 1998, to May 16, 2001. Eighty-one episodes were aired ...more

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Free Willy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Free Willy Free Willy is an animated television series, inspired by the 1993 film of the same name. This television series was produced by Warner Bros. Television, Regency Enterprises and the Canadian ...more

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Elvis (1990) is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Elvis (1990) Millie Perkins, Billy Green Bush, Michael St. Gerard Elvis is a short-lived American TV series about the early life of Elvis Presley. The show aired ten episodes on ABC in 1990 before its cancellation due to low ratings. These ten episodes, along ...more

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Growing Pains: Return of the S... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers Jeremy Miller, Tracey Gold, Joanna Kerns Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers is a 2004 American television film that first aired on ABC October 16, 2004. It is the story of the modern-day Seaver family, from the 1985–92 television ...more

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Pepper Ann is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Pepper Ann Kathleen Wilhoite, April Winchell, Danny Cooksey Pepper Ann is an American animated series created by Sue Rose and aired on ABC. It debuted on September 13, 1997, and ended on November 18, 2000. It also aired on Toon Disney.