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What are the best 90s TV shows?

Nowadays, the term "Netflix and Chill" is such a widespread and commonly used term, borne as an Internet slang. While its connotations vary from person to person, most take it in its literal sense. That being, enjoying a quiet night at home, streaming your favorite TV shows and movies. That wasn't always the case though. Especially for those of us belonging to the older generation. Before there were smartphones and streaming services, there were good old analog TV sets. As well as the TV or cable companies that broadcast to them. It's kinda cool considering cable television was just starting to truly mature back in the 1990s. Such is the fast pace at which technology grows.

Most people believed that cable television would soon replace broadcast stations and they were right on the money. The speed at which the industry was growing was amazing. Cable companies kept popping left and right. Those who were ahead of the curve was starting to establish presence and recognition. If there was one thing that the era was known for, it was, of course, the quality shows that it produced. Iconic and memorable shows that have stood the test of time. Shows that have had enduring appeal and popularity even to this day. To give a glimpse of the things that you can expect, we've made a list of some of the best 90s TV shows ever. You can check them out below and take your pick. Though, we wouldn't be surprised if it becomes an obsession that results in long late-night binge sessions.

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  1. 1Northern Exposure

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    Northern Exposure is an American drama/comedy television series shown by Columbia Broadcasting System. It was created by Joshua Brand and John Falsey and stars Rob Morrow, Janine Turner, and Barry Corbin. The show ran for six seasons.

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  1. 2Hey Arnold!

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    Hey Arnold! is an American animated comedy-drama television series created by Craig Bartlett. It was released by Nickelodeon Animation Studios and features the voices of Francesca Marie Smith, Jamil Walker Smith, Dan Castellaneta. 

  2. 3Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

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    Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is an American situational-comedy and fantasy series aired by ABC and The WB. It was created by Jonathan Schmock and Nell Scovell, and stars Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, and Beth Broderick.

  1. 4Rugrats

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    Rugrats is an American adventure and comedy television series released by Nickelodeon Animation Studios. It was created by Paul Germain and features the voices of Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, and Nancy Cartwright.

  2. 5Doug

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    Doug is an animated American series distributed by Nickelodeon Animation Studios. It was created by Jim Jinkins and features the voices of Billy West, Tom McHugh, and Fred Newman. This TV show lasted for 7 seasons with 117 episodes.

  3. 6Clarissa Explains It All

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    Clarissa Explains It All is an American comedy television series distributed by Nickelodeon. It was created by Mitchell Kriegman and stars Melissa Joan Hart, Jason Zimbler, and Elizabeth Hess. This show lasted for five seasons.

  4. 7NYPD Blue

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    NYPD Blue is an American dramatic crime and mystery television series released by American Broadcasting Company (ABC). It was created by Steven Bochco and David Milch, and stars Dennis Franz, Jimmy Smits, and Gordon Clapp.

  5. 8The Simpsons

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    The Simpsons is an animated satirical sitcom created by Matt Groening. It follows the life of a dysfunctional American family living in the fictional town of Springfield. The show is known for parodying stereotypes and American culture.

  6. 9Seinfeld

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    Seinfeld is a TV show that came out in 1989 and serves as a biographical show of sorts about the life of stand-up comedian, Jerry Seinfeld. The show recounts the daily life of him and his friends amid the backdrop of New York City in the 90s.

  7. 10Frasier

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    Frasier is a TV show that focuses on Dr. Frasier Crane, a successful Boston therapist who moves to Seattle to get a new start on life. He has a radio talk show, which he uses to help others, but at times he struggles with his own problems with his salt-of-the-earth father, his pretentious brother and his friends and co-workers. The show has 37 Emmy wins and 108 Emmy nominations.

  8. 11That 70's Show

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    That 70's Show is a young adult comedy TV show. It was released in Casey-Werner in the year 1999. It starred Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon, Wilmer Valderrama and Fanny Masterson.

  9. 12The X-Files

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    The X-Files is a sci-fi TV show starring  David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as F.B.I. Agents and Dana Scully. The duo investigates the strange and the unknown paranormal things and events happening in our world. Little do they know that unknown forces are afoot, trying to get in the way of their efforts.

  10. 13Friends

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    Friends is a comedy TV show released in the year 1995 by NBC. It starred Jennifer Aniston, Courney Cox, Matthew Perry, and Lisa Kudrow. The story is about the exploits of a friend group as they live in the same apartment in New York City.

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    Anonymous
    May 18, 2018
    "I am a big TV buff. I know almost every show from the 80's and 90's. One of them was "Northern Exposure". Northern Exposure is an American comedy-drama Northern television series that ran on CBS from 1990 to 1995. A recently graduated New York City physician, Dr. Joel Fleischman, is set to practice medicine in Anchorage, Alaska to repay the state of Alaska for underwriting his medical education. However, much to his chagrin, he is instead assigned to the much smaller town of Cicely, which was without a general practitioner before his arrival. This was a popular show, but it just wasn't my cup of tea."
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    Northern Exposure
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    Anonymous
    May 14, 2018
    "This does provide a link to a 90s TV show. That said, it doesn't give any criteria as to why this is one of or the best 90s TV show. The best 90s TV shows solution should include a list of the highest rated TV shows from that decade as opposed to one."
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    Doug
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    Anonymous
    May 14, 2018
    "When I was younger, I watched this show. It was a great show fill with good cop drama if that is what you're into. The characters were pretty memorable as well. I would strongly recommend this show if you want to see a good cop show."
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    NYPD Blue
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    Anonymous
    November 28, 2019
    "This was a unique show that tried to do something that has never been seen before during that time. It was so ordinary and was not about anything in particular but it was so relatable on a personal level to most of its audience."
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    Seinfeld
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    Anonymous
    May 14, 2018
    "I grew up watching this show and can still remember episodes to this date. its a great show and its nice to re watch now as an adult also. If you have never seen this show, you need to watch and get familiar with it."
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    Hey Arnold!
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    Anonymous
    November 28, 2019
    "It was a quintissential tv show from the 90s that a lot of people loved. Fast forward to today and it is still a great show but now it shares the stage with some amazing new adult animated shows."
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    The Simpsons
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    Anonymous
    November 28, 2019
    "Aside from being hilarious, what made this show great was how it managed to take all these characters and joined them into a dynamic combination that was really funny to watch."
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    Frasier
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    Anonymous
    November 28, 2019
    "This was definitely one of my favorite tv shows from the 90s. It was well-written, it was funny, and all the cast are likable. If you haven't yet, check this one out."
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    That 70's Show
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    Anonymous
    November 28, 2019
    "It was one of the best 90s tv shows in the sci-fi genre but great characters, a solid story, and enough horror and drama to keep people interested. Give it a try."
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    The X-Files
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    Anonymous
    May 22, 2018
    "I remember watching this when I was a young lad. It was a good show for kids and adults and with 5 seasons its great for a day or two of binge watching."
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    Clarissa Explains It All
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    Anonymous
    May 23, 2018
    "A classic of afternoon kids shows"
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    Rugrats
This list is about What are the best 90s TV shows
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1Northern ExposureTV Shows 11 Paid
2Hey Arnold!TV Shows 8 Paid
3Sabrina, the Teenage Witch TV Shows 8 Paid
4RugratsTV Shows 6 Paid
5DougTV Shows 4 Paid
6Clarissa Explains It AllTV Shows 3 Paid
7NYPD BlueTV Shows 2 Paid
8The SimpsonsTV Shows 0 Paid
9SeinfeldTV Shows 0 Paid
10FrasierTV Shows 0 Paid
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