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The Best 1990s CBS Comedy Shows 

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Looking for a good laugh? These are the best 1990s CBS comedy shows ranked from best to worst by user votes. From good 1990s CBS comedy TV series that follow the tried and true dysfunctional family formula, to others that were a little less straightforward, CBS was packed with great comedies in the 90s. Many of the best 90s CBS comedy shows are still popular in syndication today which is a pretty clear indicator of exceptional entertainment.

What series will you find on this best 1990s CBS comedy shows list? Everybody Loves Raymond was a funny CBS sitcom that explored the hilarity that comes from living next door to your parents. This great show ran for 9 seasons before calling it quits in 2005. The King of Queens is another good CBS comedy that premiered in the 1990s.

Several female-fronted comedy shows, including The Nanny, Murphy Brown and Designing Women were popular in the 90s. Other good series that appear on this top 1990s CBS comedy shows list include Step by Step and Family Matters.

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Everybody Loves Raymond ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Comedy Shows
Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

Premiered: 1996

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The King of Queens is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Comedy Shows
Kevin James, Leah Remini, Jerry Stiller

Premiered: 1998

The King of Queens is an American sitcom that originally ran on CBS from September 21, 1998, to May 14, 2007. The show was produced by Hanley Productions and CBS Productions, CBS Paramount ...more

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Family Matters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Comedy Shows
Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White, Kellie Shanygne Williams

Premiered: 1989

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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Step by Step is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Comedy Shows
Patrick Duffy, Suzanne Somers, Brandon Call

Premiered: 1991

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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The Nanny is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Comedy Shows
Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, Daniel Davis

Premiered: 1993

The Nanny is an American television sitcom originally aired on CBS from 1993 to 1999, starring Fran Drescher as Fran Fine, a Jewish Queens native who becomes the nanny of three children from the ...more

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Major Dad is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Comedy Shows
Gerald McRaney, Matt Mulhern, Marisa Ryan

Premiered: 1989

Major Dad is an American sitcom created by Richard C. Okie and John G. Stephens, developed by Earl Pomerantz, that originally ran from 1989 to 1993 on CBS, starring Gerald McRaney as Major John ...more
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Murphy Brown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Comedy Shows
Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Robert Pastorelli

Premiered: 1988

Murphy Brown is an American situation comedy which aired on CBS from November 14, 1988, to May 18, 1998, for a total of 247 episodes. The program starred Candice Bergen as the eponymous Murphy ...more

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Designing Women is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Comedy Shows
Delta Burke, Dixie Carter, Annie Potts

Premiered: 1986

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The Golden Palace is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Comedy Shows
Betty White, Don Cheadle, Cheech Marin

Premiered: 1992

The Golden Palace is an American sitcom that originally aired on CBS from September 18, 1992, to May 14, 1993. The show is a spin-off of the sitcom The Golden Girls, continuing the story from ...more
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The Hogan Family is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Comedy Shows
Jason Bateman, Jeremy Licht, Luis Daniel Ponce

Premiered: 1986

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Evening Shade is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Comedy Shows
Evening Shade Burt Reynolds, Marilu Henner, Charles Durning

Premiered: 1990

Evening Shade is an American television sitcom that aired on CBS from September 21, 1990 to May 23, 1994. The series stars Burt Reynolds as Wood Newton, an ex-professional football player for ...more
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George & Leo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Comedy Shows
Bob Newhart, Judd Hirsch, Jason Bateman

Premiered: 1997

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Hearts Afire is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Comedy Shows
Billy Bob Thornton, John Ritter, Markie Post

Premiered: 1992

Hearts Afire is an American sitcom that aired from September 14, 1992 to February 1, 1995 on CBS. It starred John Ritter and Markie Post, with Post portraying a journalist and Ritter playing a ...more
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Almost Perfect is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Comedy Shows
Nancy Travis, David Clennon, Kevin Kilner

Premiered: 1995

Almost Perfect is an American situation comedy that aired on the CBS television network from September 17, 1995 until October 30, 1996. The series focused on the professional life of the female ...more
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The Gregory Hines Show ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Comedy Shows
The Gregory Hines Show Gregory Hines, Wendell Pierce, Bill Cobbs

Premiered: 1997

The Gregory Hines Show is an American television sitcom that aired on CBS. The series premiered on Monday, September 15, 1997 before airing on September 19, 1997 as a part of the network's Block ...more
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The Royal Family is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Comedy Shows
Naya Rivera, Redd Foxx, Della Reese

Premiered: 1991

The Royal Family is an American sitcom starring Redd Foxx and Della Reese. The series was created and produced by Eddie Murphy, as part of a development deal Murphy had with CBS, and produced by ...more
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The 5 Mrs. Buchanans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Comedy Shows
Charlotte Ross, Eileen Heckart, Beth Broderick

Premiered: 1994

The 5 Mrs. Buchanans is a U.S. television situation comedy that aired on CBS from September 24, 1994 to March 25, 1995. Set in the fictional town of Mercy, Indiana, the show centers on the ...more
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Love & War is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Comedy Shows
Susan Dey, Annie Potts, Michael Nouri

Premiered: 1992

Love & War is an American television sitcom, which aired on CBS from September 21, 1992 to February 1, 1995. Created by Diane English, the series originally starred Susan Dey as Wally ...more
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Good Advice is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Comedy Shows
Teri Garr, Shelley Long, Christopher McDonald

Premiered: 1993

Good Advice is an American situation comedy series that aired for two seasons on CBS from 1993 to 1994. It was co-created and executive produced by Danny Jacobson and Norma Safford Vela; and ...more
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Bringing Up Buddy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Comedy Shows
Frank Aletter, Doro Merande, Enid Markey

Premiered: 1960

Bringing Up Buddy is an American situation comedy which aired on CBS during the 1960–1961 season.
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The Boys is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Comedy Shows
Christopher Meloni, Ned Beatty, Doris Roberts

Premiered: 1993

The Boys is an American sitcom television series that aired from August 20 until September 17, 1993.
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Women of the House is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Comedy Shows
Patricia Heaton, Teri Garr, Delta Burke

Premiered: 1995

Women of the House is an American situation comedy television series. It is a spin-off of Designing Women and stars Delta Burke, who had reconciled with producers after a bitter, highly ...more
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The Trouble with Larry ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Comedy Shows
Courteney Cox, Bronson Pinchot, Perry King

Premiered: 1993

The Trouble with Larry is an American sitcom that aired from August 25, 1993 to September 8, 1993 on CBS. It starred Bronson Pinchot as Larry Burton, a man returning home to Syracuse after being ...more