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The Best 1990s CBS Shows

Updated December 30, 2018 3.5k votes 405 voters 9.5k views28 items

List RulesVote up your favorite CBS TV Series that aired on TV in the '90s

These are the best 1990s CBS shows ranked from best to worst by user votes. Since it is the best of the best, some of these good 90s CBS series are dramas and some other great shows are comedies that aired on the network in the 90s. Many of the best 1990s CBS TV series are still popular today when they air in syndication because the 90s were a great decade for network television. What series will you find on this best 1990s CBS shows list? Probably a whole bunch of your all time favorites!

Northern Exposure gave TV viewers a glimpse at life in Alaska from 1990-1995. The show's all-star cast included John Corbett, Janine Turner and Teri Polo. Chicago Hope was also a popular drama TV series that aired on CBS throughout the 1990s.

In the late-1990s, CBS started to pick-up its comedy game with sitcoms like Everybody Loves Raymond and The King of Queens. Other good shows that you will find on this top 90s CBS TV series list include The Nanny, Major Dad and Love & War.

Do you have a favorite CBS show from the 1990s? Give the best programs a thumbs up.

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    Everybody Loves Raymond is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
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    Everybody Loves Raymond

    Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton

    Premiered1996

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

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    Family Matters is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
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    Family Matters

    Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White

    Premiered1989

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

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    The King of Queens is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
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    The King of Queens

    Kevin James, Leah Remini

    Premiered1998

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    The King of Queens is an American sitcom that originally ran on CBS from September 21, 1998,... more on Wikipediawatch buy button
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    The Nanny is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
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    The Nanny

    Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy

    Premiered1993

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

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    Murphy Brown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
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    Murphy Brown

    Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud

    Premiered1988

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Murphy Brown is an American situation comedy which aired on CBS from November 14, 1988, to May... more on Wikipediawatch buy button
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    Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
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    Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

    Jane Seymour, Joe Lando

    Premiered1993

    Genres (Tv)Western, Drama

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  • 7
    In the Heat of the Night is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
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    In the Heat of the Night

    Carroll O'Connor, Howard Rollins

    Premiered1988

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Drama

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    Designing Women is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
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    Designing Women

    Delta Burke, Dixie Carter

    Premiered1986

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

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    Murder, She Wrote is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
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    Murder, She Wrote

    Angela Lansbury, William Windom

    Premiered1984

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Crime, Procedural drama, Drama, Cozy mystery

    This show is a television mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as mystery writer and... more on Wikipediawatch buy button

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    Major Dad is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
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    Major Dad

    Gerald McRaney, Matt Mulhern

    Premiered1989

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

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    Touched by an Angel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
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    Touched by an Angel

    Roma Downey, Della Reese

    Premiered1994

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Fantasy

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  • 12
    Diagnosis: Murder is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
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    Diagnosis: Murder

    Dick Van Dyke, Barry Van Dyke

    Premiered1993

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Drama

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  • 13
    Northern Exposure is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
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    Northern Exposure

    Rob Morrow, Janine Turner

    Premiered1990

    Genres (Tv)Medical drama, Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy, Medical fiction

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    Nash Bridges is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
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    Nash Bridges

    Don Johnson, Cheech Marin

    Premiered1996

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Drama, Adventure film

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    Picket Fences is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
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    Picket Fences

    Kathy Baker, Tom Skerritt

    Premiered1992

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy

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    The Hogan Family is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
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    The Hogan Family

    Jason Bateman, Jeremy Licht

    Premiered1986

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

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    Chicago Hope is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
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    Chicago Hope

    Carla Gugino, Mark Harmon

    Premiered1994

    Genres (Tv)Medical drama, Drama, Medical fiction

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    Central Park West is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
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    Central Park West

    Raquel Welch, John Barrowman

    Premiered1995

    Genres (Tv)Soap opera, Drama

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    Dark Justice is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
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    Dark Justice

    Carrie-Anne Moss, Janet Gunn

    Premiered1991

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama

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    Silk Stalkings is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
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    Silk Stalkings

    Rob Estes, Mitzi Kapture

    Premiered1991

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Crime, Drama

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    Love & War is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
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    Love & War

    Susan Dey, Annie Potts

    Premiered1992

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

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    The Gregory Hines Show is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
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    The Gregory Hines Show

    Gregory Hines, Wendell Pierce

    Premiered1997

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

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    Due South is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
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    Due South

    Leslie Nielsen, Callum Keith Rennie

    Premiered1994

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Television comedy, Adventure film

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    Sweating Bullets is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
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    Sweating Bullets

    Fiona Fullerton, Pedro Armendáriz

    Premiered1991

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    Hearts Afire is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
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    Hearts Afire

    Billy Bob Thornton, John Ritter

    Premiered1992

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

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