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The Best Current CBS Shows 

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These are the best current CBS shows ranked from best to worst by user votes. From good current CBS series that are dramas to other great CBS series that are comedies, there is a wide range of shows included in this list. And in that all inclusive spirit, many of the best current CBS TV series are reality competition programs, adventure shows, or news and sports programs.

What series will you find on this best current CBS shows list? One of the best sitcoms currently airing on CBS has to be Mom. Actress Allison Janney has even won acting awards for her portrayal of Bonnie on this great CBS series. Survivor premiered in 2000 and is still running strong to this day, as are other CBS reality shows like Big Brother and The Amazing Race. Other good shows that are featured on this top current CBS TV series list include The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, MacGyver, and Young Sheldon.

Do you have a favorite current CBS show? Vote the best series to the top of this list. Then check out the current shows on the CBS streaming service, CBS All Access.

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NCIS is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current CBS Shows
Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

Premiered: 2003

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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NCIS: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current CBS Shows
Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa

Premiered: 2009

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

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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#241 of 806 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch #241 of 383 The Best TV Shows of The Last 20 Years #35 of 93 The Best Current Dramatic TV Shows

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Mom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current CBS Shows
Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Blake Garrett Rosenthal

Premiered: 2013

Genres (Tv): Television comedy, Sitcom

Mom is an American sitcom that premiered on September 23, 2013, on CBS. The series stars Anna Faris and Allison Janney and was created by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, as well as Gemma Baker. ...more

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#126 of 303 The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History #55 of 291 The Best Female-Led TV Shows #144 of 458 The Funniest TV Shows of All Time

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NCIS: New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current CBS Shows
Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan

Premiered: 2014

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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#310 of 383 The Best TV Shows of The Last 20 Years #215 of 289 The Greatest TV Dramas of All Time #39 of 93 The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018

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Survivor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current CBS Shows
Jeff Probst, Rob Mariano, Rupert Boneham

Premiered: 2000

Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Survivor is a reality game show produced in many countries throughout the world. In the show, contestants are isolated in the wilderness and compete for cash and other prizes. The show uses a ...more

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MacGyver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current CBS Shows
Pierre Blondin added MacGyver Lucas Till, George Eads, Sandrine Holt

Premiered: 2016-2017

Genres (Tv): Action Adventure

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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#28 of 61 The Best TV Reboots & Revivals #2 of 22 The Best '80s TV Reboots #81 of 93 The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018

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SEAL Team is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current CBS Shows
David Boreanaz, Max Thieriot, Jessica Paré

Genres (Tv): Drama

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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#22 of 93 The Best Current Dramatic TV Shows #6 of 93 The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018 #6 of 40 The Best Action TV Shows in 2020

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The Price Is Right is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current CBS Shows
Bob Barker, Janice Pennington, Dian Parkinson

Premiered: 1956

Genres (Tv): Game show

The Price Is Right is an American television game show created by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman. The show revolves around contestants competing to identify accurate pricing of merchandise to win ...more

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Young Sheldon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current CBS Shows
Young Sheldon Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber

Premiered: 2017

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Young Sheldon (CBS, 2017) is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, a spin-off of The Big Bang Theory and serves as a prequel to that series. Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage) ...more

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#157 of 303 The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History #231 of 458 The Funniest TV Shows of All Time #42 of 118 The Best TV Spinoffs

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SWAT is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current CBS Shows
Shemar Moore, Stephanie Sigman, Alex Russell

Genres (Tv): Drama

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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#88 of 125 The Best Serial Cop Dramas of All Time #60 of 93 The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018 #153 of 153 The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows

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FBI is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current CBS Shows
Missy Peregrym, Jeremy Sisto, Zeeko Zaki

Genres (Tv): Procedural drama

F.B.I. (CBS, 2018) is an American drama television series created by Dick Wolf. The inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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Let’s Make A Deal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current CBS Shows
Let’s Make A Deal Wayne Brady

Premiered: 2009

Genres (Tv): Game show

Let's Make a Deal (CBS, 2009) is a television game show created by Stefan Hatos and Monty Hall. Hosted by Wayne Brady, this reboot of the classic game show features costumed contestants who are ...more
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Magnum, P.I. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current CBS Shows
Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton

Premiered: 2018

Genres (Tv): Crime drama

Magnum, P.I. (CBS, 2018) is an American crime drama series, and a remake of the 1980 series. An ex-Navy SEAL (Jay Hernandez) returns home from Afghanistan and uses his military skills to become ...more
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The Late Late Show with ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current CBS Shows
James Corden, Reggie Watts

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Talk-Show

The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS, 2015) is an American late-night talk show hosted by James Corden. The fourth iteration of The Late Late Show, the talk show features popular segments, ...more

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The Unicorn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current CBS Shows
Walton Goggins, Rob Corddry, Michaela Watkins

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

The Unicorn (CBS, 2019) is an American sitcom television series created by Bill Martin, Mike Schiff, and Grady Cooper. Wade (Walton Goggins), a recently widowed father with two daughters, is ...more

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

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Legal drama, Drama

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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FBI: Most Wanted is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current CBS Shows
Julian McMahon, Alana de la Garza, Keisha Castle-Hughes

Premiered: 2020

Genres (Tv): Crime drama, Drama

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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#57 of 93 The Best Current Dramatic TV Shows #261 of 289 The Greatest TV Dramas of All Time #109 of 118 The Best TV Spinoffs

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NFL on CBS is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current CBS Shows

Premiered: 1956

Genres (Tv): Sports film

The NFL on CBS is the branding used for broadcasts of National Football League games that are produced by CBS Sports, the sports division of the CBS television network in the United States. The ...more
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The Late Show with Steph... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current CBS Shows
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Stephen Colbert, Jonathan Batiste, Stay Human

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Talk-Show

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS, 2015) is an American late-night talk show hosted by Stephen Colbert.

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60 Minutes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current CBS Shows
Andrew Rooney, Lesley Stahl, Steve Kroft

Premiered: 1968

Genres (Tv): News, News program

60 Minutes is an American newsmagazine television program that is broadcast on the CBS television network. Debuting in 1968, the program was created by Don Hewitt, who chose to set it apart from ...more

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The Amazing Race is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current CBS Shows
Phil Keoghan

Premiered: 2001

Genres (Tv): Reality television

Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The Amazing Race (CBS, 2001) is a reality competition tv show created by Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster. Teams of two people race around the world in competition with other teams.

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Big Brother is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current CBS Shows
Julie Chen, Phil Proctor, Clayton Halsey

Premiered: 2000

Genres (Tv): Reality television

Big Brother (CBS, 2000) is a television reality game show based on an originally Dutch TV series of the same name created by producer John de Mol in 1997, taking its name from the character in ...more

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Game On! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current CBS Shows
Rob Gronkowski, Ian Karmel, Keegan-Michael Key

Premiered: 2020

Genres (Tv): Game Show

Game On! (CBS, 2020) is an American game show created by James Corden and based on the British game show "A League Of Their Own." Two teams navigate rounds of sporting questions and ...more

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Undercover Boss is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current CBS Shows
Mark Keller

Premiered: 2010

Genres (Tv): Documentary, Reality television

Undercover Boss (CBS, 2009) is an American reality television series, based on the British series of the same name. Each episode depicts a person who has an upper-management position at a major ...more

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The Neighborhood is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current CBS Shows
Max Greenfield, Cedric the Entertainer, Dreama Walker

Premiered: 2018

Genres (Tv): Comedy

The Neighborhood (CBS, 2018) is an American comedy television series created by Jim Reynolds. The nicest guy in the Midwest (Max Greenfield) moves his family into a tough neighborhood in L.A. ...more