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The Best 2010s CBS Series 

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Updated October 23, 2019 1.9k votes 213 voters 1.7k views 99 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite CBS TV series that aired in the 2010s

Looking for a great show to watch or catch up on? These are the best 2010s CBS shows ranked from best to worst by user votes. From some really good 2010s CBS series that are dramas, to other great shows are uproarious comedies. CBS has something for everybody from it's slate of shows in the 2010s. Also, some of the best 2010s CBS TV series are reality competition programs and adventure shows. CBS Reality Television changed the game forever.

What series will you find on this best 2010s CBS shows list? Since premiering in 2007, The Big Bang Theory went on to become one of CBS' biggest hits in the 2010s. This good 2010s CBS series has even won multiple Emmy Awards. Other good 2010s CBS comedies include Two and a Half Men, Mom and How I Met Your Mother.

Drama is also at the center of many great 2010s CBS TV series. The Good Wife combines legal issues, political scandals and personal problems for some must-see television. Other good shows on this top 2010s CBS series list include Big Brother, The Amazing Race and Survivor.

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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2010s CBS Series
Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

Premiered: 2007

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 135

Genres (Tv): Television comedy, Sitcom, Comedy

The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the show along with Steven Molaro. All three also serve as head ...more

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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2010s CBS Series
Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 15

Number of Episodes: 324

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Crime, Suspense, Drama, + more

Criminal Minds (CBS, 2005) is an American police-procedural television program. The series follows a team of profilers from the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit based in Quantico, Virginia. The ...more

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CSI: Crime Scene Investi... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2010s CBS Series
Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads

Premiered: 2000

Number of Seasons: 15

Number of Episodes: 337

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Crime, Drama, Live action, + more

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS, 2000) is an American crime drama television series created by Anthony E. Zuiker. The series follows Las Vegas CSIs working for the Las Vegas Police ...more

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Blue Bloods is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2010s CBS Series
Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 67

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

Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Blue Bloods is an American police procedural drama series shown on CBS in the United States and Canada and on Sky Atlantic in the United Kingdom. The series is filmed on location in New York ...more

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NCIS is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2010s CBS Series
Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

Premiered: 2003

Number of Seasons: 17

Number of Episodes: 395

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

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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Hawaii Five-0 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2010s CBS Series
Leonard Freeman, Alex Kurtzman, Peter M. Lenkov

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 10

Number of Episodes: 238

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

Hawaii Five-0 is an American police procedural drama television series and a remake of the original 1968-1980 television series. The series is produced by K/O Paper Products and 101st Street ...more

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Elementary is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2010s CBS Series
Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Jon Michael Hill

Premiered: 2012

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 24

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Drama, Mystery

Elementary (CBS, 2012) is an American procedural drama series created by Robert Doherty, based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes. Following his fall from grace in London and ...more

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NCIS: New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2010s CBS Series
Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan

Premiered: 2014

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 135

Genres (Tv): Drama, Crime Fiction

NCIS: New Orleans is an American television series combining elements of the military drama and police procedural genres that airs on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. ET on CBS. It premiered on ...more

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Person of Interest is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2010s CBS Series
Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 31

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, + more

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NCIS: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2010s CBS Series
Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 11

Number of Episodes: 257

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

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The Good Wife is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2010s CBS Series
Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 44

Genres (Tv): Drama, Legal drama

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How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2010s CBS Series
Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 184

Genres (Tv): Romance Film, Sitcom, Comedy-drama, Comedy

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Two and a Half Men is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2010s CBS Series
Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher, Angus T. Jones

Premiered: 2003

Number of Seasons: 10

Number of Episodes: 224

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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The Mentalist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2010s CBS Series
Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang

Premiered: 2008

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 116

Genres (Tv): Police procedural, Mystery, Drama

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Mike & Molly is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2010s CBS Series
Billy Gardell, Melissa McCarthy, Reno Wilson

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 22

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Romantic comedy, Comedy

Mike & Molly (2010, CBS) is an American sitcom created by Mark Roberts. The series stars Billy Gardell and Melissa McCarthy as the eponymous Mike and Molly, a couple who meet in a Chicago ...more

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2 Broke Girls is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2010s CBS Series
Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 48

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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CSI: Miami is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2010s CBS Series
David Caruso, Emily Procter, Adam Rodriguez

Premiered: 2002

Number of Seasons: 10

Number of Episodes: 191

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Crime, Drama, Live action, + more

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SEAL Team is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2010s CBS Series
David Boreanaz, Max Thieriot, Jessica Paré

Genres (Tv): Drama

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Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2010s CBS Series
Elyes Gabel, Katharine McPhee, Eddie Kaye Thomas

Premiered: 2014

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 93

Genres (Tv): Drama, Crime, Action

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CSI: NY is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2010s CBS Series
Gary Sinise, Carmine Giovinazzo, Hill Harper

Premiered: 2004

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 140

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Crime, Drama, Live action, + more

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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Under the Dome is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2010s CBS Series
Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Alexander Koch

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 2

Genres (Tv): Drama, Horror Film, Mystery, Thriller, Science Fiction

Under the Dome is an American science-fiction drama television series. It premiered on CBS on June 24, 2013. The series was developed by Brian K. Vaughan and based on the novel of the same name ...more

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Rules of Engagement is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2010s CBS Series
Patrick Warburton, Megyn Price, Oliver Hudson

Premiered: 2007

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 100

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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The Late Late Show with ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2010s CBS Series
James Corden, Reggie Watts

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Talk-Show

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Evil is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2010s CBS Series
Katja Herbers, Aasif Mandvi, Mike Colter

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Supernatural, Thriller, Drama

Evil (CBS, 2019) is an American television supernatural thriller television drama. The series follows a skeptical psychologist Katja (Kristen Bouchard) who allies with a priest-in-training (Mike ...more
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Mom is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2010s CBS Series
Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Blake Garrett Rosenthal

Premiered: 2013

Genres (Tv): Television comedy, Sitcom

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