Drama Shows The Best 1990s NBC Dramas  

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These are the best 1990s NBC dramas, ranked from best to worst by your votes. Some good 90s NBC drama shows follow crime-fighting detectives and others explore the personal lives of tightly knit families. A few of the greatest 1990s NBC drama shows even featured elements of sci-fi and a few freaks, and a couple of geeks.

What shows will you find on this best 1990s NBC dramas list? Time travel is one thing, but Scott Bakula navigated through space and time in the NBC show Quantum Leap. Drama, romance and humor all combined for entertainment throughout five great seasons. Law & Order is another good drama show that aired on NBC in the 1990s.

Freaks and Geeks was under-rated during its original run, but it launched the careers of Seth Rogan, James Franco, Martin Starr and many more. Other great series that appear on this top 1990s NBC dramas list include ER, L.A. Law and In the Heat of the Night.

Do you have a favorite NBC drama series from the 1990s? Give the best programs a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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Law & Order is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Dramas
Law & Order Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the Law & Order franchise. It originally aired on NBC and, in ...more

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Quantum Leap is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Dramas
Quantum Leap Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Deborah Pratt Quantum Leap is an American television series that originally aired on NBC for five seasons, from March 1989 through May 1993. Created by Donald P. Bellisario, it starred Scott Bakula as Dr. Sam ...more

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ER is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Dramas
ER Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies ER is an American medical drama television series created by novelist Michael Crichton that aired on NBC from September 19, 1994, to April 2, 2009. It was produced by Constant c Productions and ...more

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Freaks and Geeks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Dramas
Freaks and Geeks Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco Freaks and Geeks is an American teen comedy-drama television series, created by Paul Feig with Judd Apatow as executive producer, that aired on NBC during the 1999–2000 television season. ...more

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Homicide: Life on the Street is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Dramas
Homicide: Life on the Street Richard Belzer, Clark Johnson, Yaphet Kotto Homicide: Life on the Street is an American police procedural television series chronicling the work of a fictional version of the Baltimore Police Department's Homicide Unit. It ran for seven ...more

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JAG is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Dramas
JAG David James Elliott, Catherine Bell, Patrick Labyorteaux Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial JAG is an American legal drama television show with a distinct U.S. Navy theme, created by Donald P. Bellisario, and produced by Belisarius Productions in association with Paramount Network ...more

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L.A. Law is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Dramas
L.A. Law Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, Alan Rachins L.A. Law is an American television legal drama series that ran for eight seasons on NBC from September 15, 1986 to May 19, 1994. Created by Steven Bochco and Terry Louise Fisher, it contained ...more

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Sisters is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Dramas
Sisters Swoosie Kurtz, Patricia Kalember, Sela Ward Sisters is a television drama which aired on NBC for six seasons, from 1991 to 1996. The series was created by Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman, who were also the executive producers and showrunners. ...more

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In the Heat of the Night is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Dramas
In the Heat of the Night Carroll O'Connor, Howard Rollins, Anne-Marie Johnson 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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Matlock is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Dramas
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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Third Watch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Dramas
Third Watch Coby Bell, Skipp Sudduth, Jason Wiles Third Watch is an American crime drama series which first aired on NBC from 1999 to 2005, for a total of 132 episodes, broadcast in six seasons of 22 episodes each. The show was set and filmed ...more

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The Pretender is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Dramas
The Pretender Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau The Pretender is an American television series that aired on NBC from 1996 to 2000. The series starred Michael T. Weiss as Jarod, a genius and former child prodigy with the ability to become ...more

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Profiler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Dramas
Profiler Ally Walker, Julian McMahon, A Martinez Profiler is an American crime drama that aired on NBC from 1996 to 2000. The series follows the exploits of a criminal profiler working with the FBI's fictional Violent Crimes Task Force based ...more

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seaQuest DSV is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Dramas
seaQuest DSV Jonathan Brandis, Don Franklin, Ted Raimi SeaQuest DSV is an American science fiction television series created by Rockne S. O'Bannon. It originally aired on NBC between 1993 and 1996. In its final season, it was renamed seaQuest 2032. ...more

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Reasonable Doubts is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Dramas
Reasonable Doubts Mark Harmon, Marlee Matlin, Leslie Jordan Reasonable Doubts is a police drama broadcast in the United States by NBC that ran from 1991 to 1993.

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Dark Skies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Dramas
Dark Skies Jeri Ryan, J. T. Walsh, Eric Close Dark Skies is an American UFO conspiracy theory-based sci-fi television series that aired from the 1996 to 1997 season for 18 episodes, plus a two-hour pilot episode. The success of The X-Files ...more

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Midnight Caller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Dramas
Midnight Caller Ed O'Neill, Gary Cole, Greg Proops Midnight Caller is a dramatic NBC television series created by Richard DiLello, which ran from 1988 to 1991. It was one of the first television series to address the dramatic possibilities of ...more

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Players is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Dramas
Players Ice-T, Andrea Roth, Costas Mandylor Players is an American crime drama that aired on NBC from 1997-1998. Co-created by Law & Order creator Dick Wolf and cult favorite Invasion creator Shaun Cassidy, the series starred Ice-T, ...more

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Earth 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Dramas
Earth 2 Debrah Farentino, Clancy Brown, Sullivan Walker Earth 2 is an American science fiction television series which aired on NBC from November 6, 1994 to June 4, 1995. The show was canceled after one season of 22 episodes. It follows the journey ...more

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Providence is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Dramas
Providence Melina Kanakaredes, Mike Farrell, Seth Peterson Providence is an American television drama series that aired on NBC starring Melina Kanakaredes. The show ran for five seasons from January 8, 1999 until December 20, 2002.

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Sweet Justice is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Dramas
Sweet Justice Melissa Gilbert, Marlee Matlin, Kathryn Morris Sweet Justice is an American legal drama television series starring Cicely Tyson and Melissa Gilbert. The hour-long series ran from September 15, 1994 to April 22, 1995 on NBC. The series was ...more