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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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Roseanne is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Full House is listed (or ranked) 3 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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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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America's Funniest Home Videos is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is listed (or ranked) 8 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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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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Step by Step is listed (or ranked) 10 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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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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Sister, Sister is listed (or ranked) 12 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

The Best 1990s ABC Comedy Shows

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Who's the Boss? is listed (or ranked) 13 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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NYPD Blue is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is listed (or ranked) 15 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) 16 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) 17 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) 18 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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Dharma & Greg is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Matlock is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Hangin' with Mr. Cooper is listed (or ranked) 21 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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The Jeff Foxworthy Show is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
The Jeff Foxworthy Show Jeff Foxworthy, Haley Joel Osment, Ann Cusack The Jeff Foxworthy Show is the name of two short-lived television series starring comedian Jeff Foxworthy and based on Foxworthy's stand-up comedy routine. The show aired from September 12, 1995 ...more

The Best 1990s CBS Shows

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Lois & Clark: The New Adventur... is listed (or ranked) 23 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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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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My So-Called Life is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
My So-Called Life 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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Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
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The Commish is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
The Commish 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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Ellen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Ellen Ellen DeGeneres, David Anthony Higgins, Joely Fisher Ellen este un serial american de comedie care a emis pentru prima data pe 29 Martie 1994 la televiziunea ABC.

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Life Goes On is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Life Goes On 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

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The Critic is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
The Critic Jon Lovitz, Nancy Cartwright, Christine Cavanaugh The Critic is an American prime time animated series revolving around the life of New York film critic Jay Sherman, voiced by actor Jon Lovitz. It was created by writing partners Al Jean and ...more

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The Young Indiana Jones Chroni... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Sean Patrick Flanery, George Hall, Corey Carrier The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles is an American television series that aired on ABC from March 4, 1992, to July 24, 1993. Filming took place in various locations around Wilmington, North ...more

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The Practice is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
The Practice 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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The Young Riders is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
The Young Riders Stephen Baldwin, Josh Brolin, Ty Miller The Young Riders is an American Western television series created by Ed Spielman that presents a fictionalized account of a group of young Pony Express riders based at the Sweetwater Station in ...more

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The Dana Carvey Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
The Dana Carvey Show Dana Carvey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert The Dana Carvey Show was an American sketch comedy television show that aired on ABC during the spring of 1996. Dana Carvey was the host and principal player on the show while Louis C.K. served ...more

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Politically Incorrect is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Shows
Politically Incorrect Bill Maher, Al Franken, Arianna Huffington Politically Incorrect is an American late-night, half-hour political talk show hosted by Bill Maher that ran from 1993 to 2002. It premiered on Comedy Central in 1993, moved to ABC in January ...more