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The Best New CBS TV Shows of the Last Few Years

Updated November 5, 2020 1.7k votes 268 voters 3.9k views46 items

List RulesVote up the best CBS series that have premiered on or after January 1, 2017.

From expanding the Star Trek universe with with Short Treks to creating a successful reboot of The Twilight Zone with new episodes directed by Jordan Peele, some of the best new TV series on CBS made their premiere during or after 2017. 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? Bob Hearts Abishola is a lighthearted sitcom about about a middle aged man trying to win the heart of a hardworking immigrant nurse despite their vastly different backgrounds. For something more serious, try the Stephen King adaptation The Stand.  Other good new CBS shows include Love Island, All Rise, and Tell Me a Story.

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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  • Young Sheldon1
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    Young Sheldon

    Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Young Sheldon (CBS, 2017) is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The Twilight Zone2
    44
    50

    The Twilight Zone

    Simon Kinberg, Jordan Peele

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Anthology, Drama, Fantasy, Horror

    The Twilight Zone (CBS All Access, 2019) is an American anthology drama web television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Star Trek: Discovery3
    7
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    Star Trek: Discovery

    Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Science Fiction

    Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access, 2017) is the first Star Trek series since Star Trek:... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Carol's Second Act4
    14
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    Carol's Second Act

    Patricia Heaton, Kyle MacLachlan

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Carol's Second Act (CBS, 2019) is an American sitcom television series. After raising her two... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The Unicorn5
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    The Unicorn

    Walton Goggins, Rob Corddry

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    The Unicorn (CBS, 2019) is an American sitcom television series created by Bill Martin, Mike... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • SWAT6
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    SWAT

    Shemar Moore, Stephanie Sigman

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    S.W.A.T. (CBS, 2017) is an American drama series based on the 1975 series of the same name.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The Neighborhood7
    5
    4

    The Neighborhood

    Max Greenfield, Cedric the Entertainer

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    The Neighborhood (CBS, 2018) is an American comedy television series created by Jim Reynolds.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • SEAL Team8
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    SEAL Team

    David Boreanaz, Max Thieriot

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    SEAL Team (CBS, 2017) is an American drama series created by Ben Cavell. The drama follows the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Star Trek: Picard9
    4
    4

    Star Trek: Picard

    Patrick Stewart, Santiago Cabrera

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Science fiction, Drama

    Star Trek: Picard (CBS All Access, 2020) is an American television series featuring the Star... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Strange Angel10
    4
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    Strange Angel

    Jack Reynor, Bella Heathcote

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Biography

    Strange Angel (CBS All Access, 2018) is an American drama web television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • TKO: Total Knock Out11

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Competition reality

    TKO: Total Knock Out (CBS, 2018) is an American obstacle course competition series hosted by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Star Trek: Short Treks12
    2
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    Star Trek: Short Treks

    Mary Wiseman, Rainn Wilson

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Science Fiction, Anthology

    Star Trek: Short Treks (CBS All Access, 2018) is an American science fiction anthology web TV... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Evil13
    12
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    Evil

    Katja Herbers, Mike Colter

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Supernatural, Thriller, Drama

    Evil (CBS, 2019) is an American supernatural drama television series created by Robert King... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • FBI: Most Wanted14
    7
    15

    FBI: Most Wanted

    Julian McMahon, Alana de la Garza

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Drama

    FBI: Most Wanted (CBS, 2020) is an American crime drama television series created by Dick Wolf... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Bob Hearts Abishola15
    7
    18

    Bob Hearts Abishola

    Billy Gardell, Folake Olowofoyeku

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Bob ❤ Abishola (CBS, 2019), pronounced "Bob Hearts Abishola," is an American sitcom television... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Wisdom of the Crowd16
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    Wisdom of the Crowd

    Jeremy Piven, Monica Potter

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Wisdom of the Crowd (CBS, 2017) is an American drama series developed by Ted Humphrey. Jeffrey... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Fam17
    24
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    Fam

    Nina Dobrev, Tone Bell

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Fam (CBS, 2019) is an American sitcom television series created by Corinne Kingsbury. Fed up... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Superior Donuts18
    32
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    Superior Donuts

    Judd Hirsch, Jermaine Fowler

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Superior Donuts (CBS, 2017) is a sitcom based on the 2008 play of the same name by Tracy... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 9JKL19
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    9JKL

    Mark Feuerstein, Linda Lavin

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    9JKL (CBS, 2017) is an American sitcom created and executive produced by Dana Klein and Mark... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Salvation20
    19
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    Salvation

    Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Suspense, Drama

    Salvation (CBS, 2017) is an American suspense drama television series created by Liz Kruger,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Red Line21
    13
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    The Red Line

    Noah Wyle, Emayatzy Corinealdi

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    The Red Line (CBS, 2019) is an American drama series created by Caitlin Parrish and Erica... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Magnum, P.I.22
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    Magnum, P.I.

    Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    Magnum, P.I. (CBS, 2018) is an American crime drama series, and a remake of the 1980 series.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The World's Best23
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    The World's Best

    James Corden, Drew Barrymore

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Reality competition

    The World's Best (CBS, 2019) is a global talent competition series created by Mike Darnell and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Tell Me a Story24
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    Tell Me a Story

    Billy Magnussen, Kim Cattrall

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Psychological thriller, Anthology series

    Tell Me a Story (CBS All Access, 2018) is an American psychological thriller web television... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The FBI Declassified25
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    The FBI Declassified

    Alana De La Garza

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Documentary

    The FBI Declassified (CBS, 2020) is an American documentary television series. Narrated by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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