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The Best Current CBS Dramas 

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List Rules Vote up your favorite CBS dramas that are currently airing new episodes.

Looking for something good to watch? These are the best current CBS drama series, ranked from best to worst by user votes. Viewers love current CBS drama TV series because they are action packed, and not only that, there are some good CBS drama series that deliver weekly murder mysteries. 

Although fans are missing the CSI franchise, CBS is still producing crime dramas with plenty of investigation, witty banter, and of course, hacking. The newly rebooted MacGyver, starring Lucas Till, features a sarcastic female hacker played by Tristin Mays. What shows will you find on this best current CBS drama series list?  Law, crime and deception are all weaved together to make one of the best current CBS dramas. Scorpion is another good drama show currently airing on CBS.

NCIS and its spin-offs – NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans – are some of the most entertaining dramas that CBS currently offers. Other good shows that appear on this top current CBS drama shows list include Blue Bloods and Criminal Minds.

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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current CBS Dramas
Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson

Premiered: 2005

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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NCIS is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current CBS Dramas
Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

Premiered: 2003

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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Blue Bloods is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current CBS Dramas
Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes

Premiered: 2010

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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Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current CBS Dramas
Elyes Gabel, Katharine McPhee, Eddie Kaye Thomas

Premiered: 2014

Scorpion is an American drama television series loosely based on the life of self-proclaimed genius and computer expert Walter O'Brien. In the series, O'Brien and his genius friends help each ...more

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NCIS: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current CBS Dramas
Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa

Premiered: 2009

NCIS: Los Angeles is an American television series combining elements of the military drama and police procedural genres, which premiered on the CBS network on September 22, 2009. NCIS: Los ...more

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NCIS: New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current CBS Dramas
Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan

Premiered: 2014

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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Bull is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current CBS Dramas
LanaYoshii added Bull Michael Weatherly, Freddy Rodríguez, Geneva Carr

Premiered: 2016

Bull (CBS, 2016) is an American drama television series created by Phil McGraw and Paul Attanasio, based on the early days of talk show host Dr. Phil. Psychologist and trial science expert Dr. ...more
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Criminal Minds: Beyond B... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current CBS Dramas
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Gary Sinise, Alana de la Garza, Daniel Henney Tyler
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (CBS, 2016) is an American police procedural series created by Erica Messer. It is the third show in the Criminal Minds franchise. Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders ...more
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SEAL Team is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current CBS Dramas
David Boreanaz, Max Thieriot, Jessica Paré
SEAL Team (CBS, 2017) is an American drama series created by Ben Cavell. The drama follows the lives of elite Navy SEALs Jason Hayes (David Boreanaz) and Clay Spenser (Max Thieriot) as they ...more

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Madam Secretary is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current CBS Dramas
Téa Leoni, Tim Daly, Patina Miller

Premiered: 2014

Madam Secretary is an American political drama television series created by Barbara Hall and executive produced by Lori McCreary and Morgan Freeman. It stars Téa Leoni as Elizabeth ...more

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Tommy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current CBS Dramas
Edie Falco, Michael Chernus, Russell G. Jones

Premiered: 2020

Tommy (CBS, 2020) is an American television drama series. The show centers around Abigail "Tommy" Thomas (Edie Falco), who is the first female Chief of Police for the LAPD.

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SWAT is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current CBS Dramas
Shemar Moore, Stephanie Sigman, Alex Russell
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FBI: Most Wanted is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current CBS Dramas
Julian McMahon, Alana de la Garza, Keisha Castle-Hughes

Premiered: 2020

FBI: Most Wanted (CBS, 2020) is an American crime drama television series created by Dick Wolf and a spin-off of the series FBI. The show is centered on the Fugitive Task Force of the FBI that ...more

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MacGyver Lucas Till, George Eads, Tristin Mays

Premiered: 2016

MacGyver (CBS, 2016) is an American action-adventure television series developed by Peter M. Lenkov. It is a reboot of the ABC series of the same name created by Lee David Zlotoff, which aired ...more
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Evil is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current CBS Dramas
Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, Aasif Mandvi

Premiered: 2019

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All Rise is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current CBS Dramas
Simone Missick, Wilson Bethel, Jessica Camacho

Premiered: 2019

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