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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 in 2019, 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 Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods, and Criminal Minds.

Which current CBS drama is the best? Vote up your favorite shows!

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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
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 Current 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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Blue Bloods is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current CBS Dramas
Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes
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
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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Hawaii Five-0 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current CBS Dramas
Leonard Freeman, Alex Kurtzman, Peter M. Lenkov
Hawaii Five-0 is an American police procedural drama television series and a remake of the original 1968–80 television series. The series is produced by K/O Paper Products and 101st Street ...more

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Elementary is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current CBS Dramas
voting closed at #6 Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Jon Michael Hill
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: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current CBS Dramas
Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa
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) 8 on the list The Best Current CBS Dramas
Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan
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) 9 on the list The Best Current CBS Dramas
LanaYoshii added Bull Michael Weatherly, Freddy Rodríguez, Geneva Carr
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) 10 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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Madam Secretary is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current CBS Dramas
Téa Leoni, Tim Daly, Patina Miller
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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SEAL Team is listed (or ranked) 12 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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SWAT is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current CBS Dramas
Shemar Moore, Stephanie Sigman, Alex Russell
S.W.A.T. (CBS, 2017) is an American drama series based on the 1975 series of the same name. Locally born and bred S.W.A.T. lieutenant Hondo Harrelson (Shemar Moore) is torn between loyalty to ...more

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MacGyver Lucas Till, George Eads, Tristin Mays
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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FBI: Most Wanted is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current CBS Dramas
Julian McMahon, Alana de la Garza, Keisha Castle-Hughes
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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Evil is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current CBS Dramas
Katja Herbers, Aasif Mandvi, Mike Colter
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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All Rise is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current CBS Dramas
Simone Missick, Wilson Bethel, Jessica Camacho
All Rise (CBS, 2019) is an American drama television series. Newly appointed Judge Lola Carmichael (Simone Missick), a highly regarded and impressive deputy district attorney who doesn’t intend ...more

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