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The Best CBS Shows of All Time

Updated October 6, 2020 17.0k votes 1.4k voters 28.1k views85 items

List RulesVote up the best original TV shows that have ever debuted on CBS.

"America's Most Watched Network" is the home of long-running favorites The Big Bang Theory, CSI, and Criminal Minds, but the network has had long-running favorites since it began. This list of the top current and canceled CBS shows of all time includes the date when each show first aired, as well as which actors starred in the show. The best CBS TV shows of all time includes old CBS shows, as this list covers the entire history of the Columbia Broadcasting System. This list is sorted by popularity, so the shows with the most votes are at the top of the list,

In the beginning, there were only three channels - ABC, NBC, and CBS and CBS is still home to some of the best shows on television today. Answering the question, “What is the best CBS show of all time?” this list includes old favorites like M*A*S*H and I Love Lucy, as well as more recent shows like How I Met Your Mother and Survivor.

What are the best CBS TV series ever? Vote up the best CBS shows, or use this list to build a whole new one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion.

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  • 1
    The Andy Griffith Show is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
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    The Andy Griffith Show

    Andy Griffith, Ron Howard

    Premiered1960

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  • 2
    I Love Lucy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
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    I Love Lucy

    Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz

    Premiered1951

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    M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
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    M*A*S*H

    Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers

    Premiered1972

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    All in the Family is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
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    All in the Family

    Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton

    Premiered1971

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    The Carol Burnett Show is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
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    The Carol Burnett Show

    Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence

    Premiered1967

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    The Dick Van Dyke Show is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
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    The Dick Van Dyke Show

    Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore

    Premiered1961

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  • 7
    The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
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    The Big Bang Theory

    Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons

    Premiered2007

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  • 8
    NCIS is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
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    NCIS

    Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly

    Premiered2003

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  • 9
    Everybody Loves Raymond is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
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    Everybody Loves Raymond

    Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton

    Premiered1996

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  • 10
    The Ed Sullivan Show is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
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    The Ed Sullivan Show

    Ed Sullivan, Bern Bennett

    Premiered1948

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    The Mary Tyler Moore Show is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
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    The Mary Tyler Moore Show

    Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner

    Premiered1970

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  • 12
    How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
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    How I Met Your Mother

    Josh Radnor, Jason Segel

    Premiered2005

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  • 13
    Magnum, P.I. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
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    Magnum, P.I.

    Tom Selleck, John Hillerman

    Premiered1980

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    The Honeymooners is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
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    The Honeymooners

    Jackie Gleason, Art Carney

    Premiered1955

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  • 15
    60 Minutes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
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    60 Minutes

    Andrew Rooney, Lesley Stahl

    Premiered1968

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    Hawaii Five-O is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
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    Hawaii Five-O

    Jack Lord, James MacArthur

    Premiered1968

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  • 17
    The Munsters is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
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    The Munsters

    Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis

    Premiered1964

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    Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
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    Criminal Minds

    Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler

    Premiered2005

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  • 19
    Newhart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
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    Newhart

    Bob Newhart, Mary Frann

    Premiered1982

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  • 20
    The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
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    The Twilight Zone

    Rod Serling, Robert McCord

    Premiered1959

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  • 21
    Hogan's Heroes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
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    Hogan's Heroes

    Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer

    Premiered1965

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    WKRP in Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
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    WKRP in Cincinnati

    Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump

    Premiered1978

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  • 23
    Dallas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
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    Dallas

    Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe

    Premiered2012

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    Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
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    Mission: Impossible

    Peter Graves, Barbara Bain

    Premiered1966

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    Late Show with David Letterman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
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    Late Show with David Letterman

    David Letterman, Paul Shaffer

    Premiered2011

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