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The Best New CBS TV Shows of the Last Few Years  

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List Rules Vote up the best CBS series that have premiered on or after January 1, 2015.

From renovating The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to creating a successful spinoff to a The Big Bang Theory with Young Sheldon, some of the best new TV series on CBS made their premiere during or after 2015. This list details some of the top new series CBS has put out in the past few years. With the addition of CBS All Access series, the shows from CBS offer something for everybody.

What shows will you find on this list? Kevin Can Wait is a lighthearted sitcom about a recently retired cop that has proved popular with viewers. For something more serious, try the medical drama Code Black.  Other good new CBS shows include Life in Pieces, The Odd Couple, and Man with a Plan.

Which new CBS show do you like the best? Give your favorite series a thumbs up and add anything you feel is missing. 

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The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New CBS TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Jordan Peele, Sanaa Lathan
The Twilight Zone (CBS All Access, 2019) is an American anthology drama web television series based on the 1959 television series. An updated version of the classic TV series featuring various ...more
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Young Sheldon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New CBS TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber
Young Sheldon (CBS, 2017) is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro. The series is a spin-off of The Big Bang Theory and serves as a prequel to that series, following the ...more
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SWAT is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New CBS TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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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SEAL Team is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New CBS TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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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CSI: Cyber is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New CBS TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Shad Moss, Hayley Kiyoko, Patricia Arquette
CSI: Cyber is an American police procedural drama television series that premiered on March 4, 2015, on CBS during the 2014–15 network television schedule.
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Bull is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New CBS TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Michael Weatherly, Freddy Rodriguez, 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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All Rise is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New CBS TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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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Evil is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New CBS TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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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Bob Hearts Abishola is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New CBS TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Billy Gardell, Folake Olowofoyeku, Maribeth Monroe
Bob ❤ Abishola (CBS, 2019), pronounced "Bob Hearts Abishola," is an American sitcom television series created by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Al Higgins, and Gina Yashere. Bob (Billy ...more
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Carol's Second Act is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New CBS TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Patricia Heaton, Kyle MacLachlan, Bonnie Dennison
Carol's Second Act (CBS, 2019) is an American sitcom television series. After raising her two children and retiring from teaching, Carol Kenney (Patricia Heaton) embarks on a unique second act: ...more
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The Unicorn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New CBS TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Walton Goggins, Rob Corddry, Michaela Watkins
The Unicorn (CBS, 2019) is an American sitcom television series created by Bill Martin and Mike Schiff. Wade (Walton Groggins), a recently widowed father with two daughters, is encouraged by his ...more
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The Late Show with Stephen Col... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New CBS TV Shows of the Last Few Years
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Stephen Colbert, Jonathan Batiste, Stay Human
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS, 2015) is an American late-night talk show hosted by Stephen Colbert.
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The Odd Couple is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New CBS TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Matthew Perry, Thomas Lennon, Lindsay Sloane
The Odd Couple is an American multi-camera television sitcom that premiered on February 19, 2015, on CBS. It is the sixth screen production based on the 1965 play written by Neil Simon, preceded ...more
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Code Black is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New CBS TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Marcia Gay Harden, Raza Jaffrey, Bonnie Somerville
Code Black (CBS, 2015) is an American medical drama television series created by Michael Seitzman. The show centers on the fictional Angels Memorial Hospital, where four first-year residents and ...more
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Life in Pieces is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New CBS TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Colin Hanks, Betsy Brandt, Thomas Sadoski
Life in Pieces (CBS, 2015) is an American sitcom television series created by Justin Adler. The series chronicles the lives of three generations of the Short family as they go about their daily ...more
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The Late Late Show with James ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New CBS TV Shows of the Last Few Years
James Corden, Reggie Watts
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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Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New CBS TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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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Limitless is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New CBS TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Jake McDorman, Jennifer Carpenter, Hill Harper
Limitless (CBS, 2015) is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Craig Sweeny, based on the 2011 film. Brian Finch (Jake McDorman), a 28-year-old burnout and struggling musician, ...more
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Man with a Plan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New CBS TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Matt LeBlanc, Liza Snyder, Jessica Chaffin
(CBS, 2016) When his wife goes back to work, a suburban Pittsburgh father learns stay-at-home parenting is harder than he thought.
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Superior Donuts is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New CBS TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Judd Hirsch, Jermaine Fowler, David Koechner
Superior Donuts (CBS, 2017) is a sitcom based on the 2008 play of the same name by Tracy Letts. that revolves around the relationship between the owner of a donut shop, Arthur Przbyszewski (Judd ...more
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MacGyver is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New CBS TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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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American Gothic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New CBS TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Gary Cole, Lucas Black, Paige Turco
American Gothic is an American horror series created by Shaun Cassidy and executive producer Sam Raimi. The show first aired on CBS on September 22, 1995, and was cancelled after a single season ...more
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Kevin Can Wait is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New CBS TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Kevin James, Erinn Hayes, Taylor Spreitler
Kevin Gable is a newly retired Nassau County police officer living in Massapequa, New York, on Long Island, who looks forward to spending time with his wife and three kids and with several other ...more
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The Red Line is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New CBS TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Noah Wyle, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Aliyah Royale
The Red Line (CBS, 2019) is an American drama series created by Caitlin Parrish and Erica Weiss. After a white cop in Chicago mistakenly shoots and kills a black doctor, the families involved ...more
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Celebrity Undercover Boss is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New CBS TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Celebrity Undercover Boss (CBS, 2018) is an American reality television series and spin-off of the television series Undercover Boss. Each episode depicts a celebrity who goes undercover in ...more