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The Best 1990s CBS Shows 

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Updated December 30, 2018 3.2k votes 399 voters 8.9k views 28 items

List Rules Vote 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.

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

Premiered: 1996

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

Everybody Loves Raymond is an American television sitcom starring Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Doris Roberts, Peter Boyle, Brad Garrett, and Monica Horan. It originally ran on CBS from September ...more

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Family Matters is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White, Kellie Shanygne Williams

Premiered: 1989

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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 King of Queens is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
Kevin James, Leah Remini, Jerry Stiller

Premiered: 1998

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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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The Nanny is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, Daniel Davis

Premiered: 1993

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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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Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woma... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, Chad Allen

Premiered: 1993

Genres (Tv): Western, Drama

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is an American Western drama series created by Beth Sullivan and starring Jane Seymour who plays Dr. Michaela "Mike" Quinn, a physician who leaves Boston in ...more

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In the Heat of the Night... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
Carroll O'Connor, Howard Rollins, Anne-Marie Johnson

Premiered: 1988

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Drama

In the Heat of the Night is an American television series based on the film and the novel of the same title. It starred Carroll O'Connor as the white police chief William Gillespie, and Howard ...more

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Designing Women is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
Delta Burke, Dixie Carter, Annie Potts

Premiered: 1986

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

Designing Women (CBS, 1986) is an American television sitcom created by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason. The series centers around four women and their hardships of running a design firm with a quirky ...more

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Major Dad is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
Gerald McRaney, Matt Mulhern, Marisa Ryan

Premiered: 1989

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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) 9 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Robert Pastorelli

Premiered: 1988

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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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Murder, She Wrote is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
MH1212 added Angela Lansbury, William Windom, Ron Masak

Premiered: 1984

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

This show is a television mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as mystery writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher. The series aired for 12 seasons with 264 episodes from 1984 to 1996 on ...more

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Touched by an Angel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
Roma Downey, Della Reese, John Dye

Premiered: 1994

Genres (Tv): Drama, Fantasy

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Northern Exposure is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
Rob Morrow, Janine Turner, Barry Corbin

Premiered: 1990

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

Northern Exposure is an American television series that ran on CBS from 1990 to 1995, with a total of 110 episodes. It dealt with a New York City physician, Dr. Joel Fleischman, who is sent to ...more

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Diagnosis: Murder is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
Dick Van Dyke, Barry Van Dyke, Victoria Rowell

Premiered: 1993

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Drama

This series is a mystery/medical drama television series starring Dick Van Dyke as Dr. Mark Sloan, a medical doctor who solves incidents with the help of his son, a detective played by his ...more

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Nash Bridges is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
Don Johnson, Cheech Marin, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe

Premiered: 1996

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

Nash Bridges is an American television police drama created by Carlton Cuse. The show starred Don Johnson and Cheech Marin as two Inspectors with the San Francisco Police Department's Special ...more

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Picket Fences is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
Kathy Baker, Tom Skerritt, Lauren Holly

Premiered: 1992

Genres (Tv): Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy

Picket Fences is an American television drama about the residents of the town of Rome, Wisconsin, created and produced by David E. Kelley. The show initially ran from September 18, 1992, to June ...more
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Chicago Hope is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
Carla Gugino, Mark Harmon, Lauren Holly

Premiered: 1994

Genres (Tv): Medical drama, Drama, Medical fiction

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The Hogan Family is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
Jason Bateman, Jeremy Licht, Luis Daniel Ponce

Premiered: 1986

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

The Hogan Family is an American television situation comedy that aired on NBC from March 1, 1986 to May 7, 1990, and on CBS from September 15, 1990 until July 20, 1991. It was produced by ...more

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Silk Stalkings is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
Rob Estes, Mitzi Kapture, Charlie Brill

Premiered: 1991

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

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The Gregory Hines Show ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
The Gregory Hines Show Gregory Hines, Wendell Pierce, Bill Cobbs

Premiered: 1997

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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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Due South is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
Leslie Nielsen, Callum Keith Rennie, Paul Gross

Premiered: 1994

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

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Hearts Afire is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
Billy Bob Thornton, John Ritter, Markie Post

Premiered: 1992

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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
22
Central Park West is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
Raquel Welch, John Barrowman, Lauren Hutton

Premiered: 1995

Genres (Tv): Soap opera, Drama

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Christy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
LeVar Burton, Tyne Daly, Kellie Martin

Premiered: 1994

Genres (Tv): Drama

Christy is an American period drama series which aired on CBS from April 1994 to August 1995, for twenty episodes. Christy was based on the novel Christy by Catherine Marshall, the widow of ...more

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Dark Justice is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
Carrie-Anne Moss, Janet Gunn, Dick O'Neill

Premiered: 1991

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama

Dark Justice is an American crime drama about a judge who becomes a vigilante by night so that he can bring high-level offenders who use technicalities to "escape" the legal system to ...more
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Love & War is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 1990s CBS Shows
Susan Dey, Annie Potts, Michael Nouri

Premiered: 1992

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

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