Entertainment CBS TV Series That Should Have Lasted Longer  

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List Rules Original scripted CBS TV series that should have lasted more seasons

The CBS network has aired some great original scripted television series.  Some were innovative, hilarious, compelling to watch or just plain entertaining.  Many lasted multiple seasons, but some were cut just too soon.  Which of these series were the best and should have lasted longer?
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Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list CBS TV Series That Should Have Lasted Longer
Lj added 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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WKRP in Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list CBS TV Series That Should Have Lasted Longer
Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Howard Hesseman
WKRP in Cincinnati is an American situation comedy television series that features the misadventures of the staff of a struggling fictional radio station in Cincinnati, Ohio. The show was ...more
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The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list CBS TV Series That Should Have Lasted Longer
Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts
The Twilight Zone is a 1959 American television anthology series created by Rod Serling. It is a series of unrelated stories containing drama, psychological thriller, fantasy, science fiction, ...more
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M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list CBS TV Series That Should Have Lasted Longer
Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi
M*A*S*H is an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart, adapted from the 1970 feature film MASH. The series, which was produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for ...more
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CSI: NY is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list CBS TV Series That Should Have Lasted Longer
Gary Sinise, Carmine Giovinazzo, Hill Harper
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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The Carol Burnett Show is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list CBS TV Series That Should Have Lasted Longer
Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman
The Carol Burnett Show is an American variety/sketch comedy television show starring Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner. It originally ran on CBS from September 11, ...more
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Gilligan's Island is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list CBS TV Series That Should Have Lasted Longer
Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus
Gilligan's Island is an American sitcom created and produced by Sherwood Schwartz via United Artists Television. The show had an ensemble cast that featured Bob Denver, Alan Hale, Jr., Jim ...more
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All in the Family is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list CBS TV Series That Should Have Lasted Longer
Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner
All in the Family is an American sitcom that was originally broadcast on the CBS television network from January 12, 1971, to April 8, 1979. In September 1979, a new show, Archie Bunker's Place, ...more
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The Munsters is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list CBS TV Series That Should Have Lasted Longer
Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Yvonne De Carlo
The Munsters is an American television sitcom depicting the home life of a family of benign monsters. It stars Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster and Yvonne De Carlo as his wife, Lily Munster. The ...more
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Northern Exposure is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list CBS TV Series That Should Have Lasted Longer
Rob Morrow, Janine Turner, Barry Corbin
Northern Exposure is an American television series that ran on CBS from 1990 to 1995, with a total of 110 episodes. It dealt with a New York City physician, Dr. Joel Fleischman, who is sent to ...more
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The Dukes of Hazzard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list CBS TV Series That Should Have Lasted Longer
Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach
The Dukes of Hazzard is an American television series that aired on the CBS television network from January 26, 1979 to February 8, 1985. The series was inspired by the 1975 film Moonrunners, ...more
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Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list CBS TV Series That Should Have Lasted Longer
Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Tom Kratochvil
Wonder Woman is an American television series based on the DC Comics comic book superheroine of the same name. Starring Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince and Lyle Waggoner as Steve ...more
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Judging Amy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list CBS TV Series That Should Have Lasted Longer
Amy Brenneman, Tyne Daly, Karle Warren
Judging Amy is an American television drama that was telecast from September 19, 1999, through May 3, 2005, on CBS-TV. This TV series starred Amy Brenneman and Tyne Daly. Its main character is a ...more
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Hogan's Heroes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list CBS TV Series That Should Have Lasted Longer
Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner
Hogan's Heroes is an American television sitcom set in a German prisoner during WWII. It ran for 168 episodes from September 17, 1965, to April 4, 1971, on the CBS network. Bob Crane starred as ...more
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The New Adventures of Old Chri... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list CBS TV Series That Should Have Lasted Longer
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Clark Gregg, Hamish Linklater
The New Adventures of Old Christine is an American sitcom television series, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus. It originally ran on CBS from March 13, 2006 to May 12, 2010, completing five seasons. ...more
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The Jeffersons is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list CBS TV Series That Should Have Lasted Longer
Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs
The Jeffersons is an American sitcom that was broadcast on CBS from January 18, 1975, through July 2, 1985, lasting 11 seasons and a total of 253 episodes. The show was produced by the T.A.T. ...more
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The Beverly Hillbillies is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list CBS TV Series That Should Have Lasted Longer
Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas, Irene Ryan
The Beverly Hillbillies is an American sitcom originally broadcast for nine seasons on CBS from September 26, 1962 to March 23, 1971, starring Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, and Max ...more
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Numbers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list CBS TV Series That Should Have Lasted Longer
Rob Morrow, David Krumholtz, Judd Hirsch
Numbers is an American drama television series that ran on CBS from January 23, 2005, to March 12, 2010. The series was created by Nicolas Falacci and Cheryl Heuton, and follows FBI Special ...more
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Designing Women is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list CBS TV Series That Should Have Lasted Longer
Delta Burke, Dixie Carter, Annie Potts
Designing Women is an American television sitcom created by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason that aired on CBS from September 29, 1986, until May 24, 1993, producing seven seasons and 178 episodes. The ...more
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Good Times is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list CBS TV Series That Should Have Lasted Longer
BernNadette Stanis, Ralph Carter, Jimmie Walker
Good Times is an American sitcom that originally aired from February 8, 1974, until August 1, 1979, on CBS. It was created by Eric Monte and Mike Evans, and developed by Norman Lear, the series' ...more
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Murphy Brown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list CBS TV Series That Should Have Lasted Longer
Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Robert Pastorelli
Murphy Brown is an American situation comedy which aired on CBS from November 14, 1988, to May 18, 1998, for a total of 247 episodes. The program starred Candice Bergen as the eponymous Murphy ...more
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Family Affair is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list CBS TV Series That Should Have Lasted Longer
Brian Keith, Nancy Walker, Anissa Jones
Family Affair is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from September 12, 1966 to March 4, 1971. The series explored the trials of well-to-do civil engineer and bachelor Bill Davis as he ...more
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Maude is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list CBS TV Series That Should Have Lasted Longer
Bea Arthur, Bill Macy, Conrad Bain
Maude is an American television sitcom that was originally broadcast on the CBS network from September 12, 1972 until April 23, 1978. Maude stars Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay, an outspoken, ...more
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Jericho is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list CBS TV Series That Should Have Lasted Longer
Hans Matheson, Clarke Peters, Jessica Raine
Jericho is an American post-apocalyptic action-drama series that centers on the residents of the fictionalized post-apocalyptic town of Jericho, Kansas, in the aftermath of a limited nuclear ...more
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Medium is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list CBS TV Series That Should Have Lasted Longer
Patricia Arquette, Miguel Sandoval, Jake Weber
Medium is an American television drama series that premiered on NBC on January 3, 2005, ending its run on that network on June 1, 2009. The series then moved to CBS on September 25, 2009, airing ...more