Entertainment The Best 2000s CBS Dramas  

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These are the best 2000s CBS drama shows ranked from best to worst by user votes. Some good 2000s CBS drama TV series were based in classic "trouble at the office" scenarios, and others found some pretty juicy plot-lines through family issues. Also, many of the best 2000s CBS drama shows were sci-fi or fantasy.

What series will you find on this best 2000s CBS drama shows list? CSI: Crime Scene Investigation debuted in 2000 and became one of CBS' flagship shows. Its spinoffs, CSI: Miami and CSI: New York, both also appear on this list of the greatest CBS dramas from the 2000s. The Ghost Whisperer was another popular CBS drama that aired in the 2000s.

Cold Case, which ran from 2003 – 2010, hooked fans with police drama and old murder mysteries. Other good shows that appear on this top 2000s CBS drama shows list include The Agency, NCIS and The Education of Max Bickford.

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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2000s CBS Dramas
Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson
Criminal Minds is an American police-procedural television program that premiered September 22, 2005, on CBS. The series follows a team of profilers from the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit based ...more
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NCIS is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2000s CBS Dramas
Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette
NCIS is an American police procedural drama television series, revolving around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which conducts investigations ...more
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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2000s CBS Dramas
Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads
This show is an American drama television series that premiered on CBS on October 6, 2000. The show was created by Anthony E. Zuiker and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. It is filmed primarily at ...more
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CSI: NY is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2000s CBS Dramas
Gary Sinise, Carmine Giovinazzo, Hill Harper
CSI: NY is an American police procedural television series that ran on CBS from September 22, 2004 to February 22, 2013 for a total of nine seasons and 197 original episodes. The show follows ...more
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Cold Case is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2000s CBS Dramas
Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn
Cold Case is an American police procedural television series which ran on CBS from September 28, 2003 to May 2, 2010. The series revolved around a fictionalized Philadelphia Police Department ...more
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The Mentalist is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2000s CBS Dramas
Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang
The Mentalist is an American police procedural television series that ran from September 23, 2008 until February 18, 2015, broadcasting 151 episodes over seven seasons, on CBS. The show was ...more
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CSI: Miami is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2000s CBS Dramas
David Caruso, Emily Procter, Adam Rodriguez
CSI: Miami is an American police procedural television series that ran from September 23, 2002, to April 8, 2012, on CBS. It is the first spin-off of the orignal series. The pilot episode was ...more
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Without a Trace is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2000s CBS Dramas
Anthony LaPaglia, Poppy Montgomery, Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Without a Trace is an American police procedural television drama series that originally aired on CBS from September 26, 2002, to May 19, 2009. The series follows the cases of a Missing Persons ...more
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Ghost Whisperer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2000s CBS Dramas
Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Conrad, Camryn Manheim
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Ghost Whisperer is an American television supernatural drama, which ran on CBS from September 23, 2005, to May 21, 2010. The series follows the life of Melinda Gordon, who has the ability to see ...more
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JAG is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2000s CBS Dramas
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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Numbers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2000s CBS Dramas
Rob Morrow, David Krumholtz, Judd Hirsch
Numbers is an American drama television series that ran on CBS from January 23, 2005, to March 12, 2010. The series was created by Nicolas Falacci and Cheryl Heuton, and follows FBI Special ...more
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Touched by an Angel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2000s CBS Dramas
Roma Downey, Della Reese, John Dye
Touched by an Angel is an American supernatural drama series that premiered on CBS on September 21, 1994, and ran for 211 episodes and nine seasons until its conclusion on April 27, 2003. ...more
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The Unit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2000s CBS Dramas
Dennis Haysbert, Regina Taylor, Audrey Marie Anderson
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The Unit is an American action-drama television series that focused on a top-secret military unit modeled after the real-life U.S. Army special operations unit commonly known as Delta Force. The ...more
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Jericho is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2000s CBS Dramas
Hans Matheson, Clarke Peters, Jessica Raine
Jericho is an American post-apocalyptic action-drama series that centers on the residents of the fictionalized post-apocalyptic town of Jericho, Kansas, in the aftermath of a limited nuclear ...more
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Numb3rs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2000s CBS Dramas
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Judging Amy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2000s CBS Dramas
Amy Brenneman, Tyne Daly, Karle Warren
Judging Amy is an American television drama that was telecast from September 19, 1999, through May 3, 2005, on CBS-TV. This TV series starred Amy Brenneman and Tyne Daly. Its main character is a ...more
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The Guardian is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2000s CBS Dramas
Simon Baker, Alan Rosenberg, Raphael Sbarge
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The Guardian is an American drama series which aired on CBS from September 25, 2001 to May 4, 2004. In the United States, as of 2012, it is being broadcast in re-runs on the Sleuth Channel and ...more
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The District is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2000s CBS Dramas
Craig T. Nelson, Roger Aaron Brown, Sean Patrick Thomas
The District is a television police drama which aired on CBS from October 7, 2000 to May 1, 2004. The show followed the work and personal life of the chief of Washington, D.C.'s Police
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Shark is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2000s CBS Dramas
James Woods, Danielle Panabaker, Sophina Brown
Shark is an American legal drama created by Ian Biederman that originally aired on CBS from September 21, 2006 to May 20, 2008. The series stars James Woods.
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The Agency is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2000s CBS Dramas
Paige Turco, Rocky Carroll, David Clennon
The Agency is a CBS television drama that followed the inner-workings of the CIA. The series was created by Michael Frost Beckner and was executive produced by Michael Frost Beckner, Shaun ...more
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That's Life is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2000s CBS Dramas
Zachary Quinto, Vanessa Lachey, Ellen Burstyn
That's Life is an American comedy-drama series created by Diane Ruggiero, that was broadcast on CBS from October 1, 2000 to January 26, 2002.
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Close to Home is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2000s CBS Dramas
Christian Kane, Jennifer Finnigan, Kimberly Elise
Close to Home is an American crime drama television series co-produced by Warner Bros. Television and Jerry Bruckheimer Television for CBS. While in pre-production the series was known as ...more
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Eleventh Hour is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2000s CBS Dramas
Patrick Stewart, Ashley Jensen, Jane Lapotaire
Eleventh Hour is a four-part British television series developed by Granada Television for ITV by writer Stephen Gallagher. It follows the adventures of Professor Ian Hood, Special Advisor to ...more
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The Education of Max Bickford is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2000s CBS Dramas
The Education of Max Bickford Richard Dreyfuss, Paul Wesley, Katee Sackhoff
The Education of Max Bickford is a television drama that aired from 2001 to 2002 on CBS. It starred Richard Dreyfuss as the title character, a college professor of American Studies at Chadwick ...more