90 Best Shows of the ’90s

From Britney to Beanie Babies, and from Titanic to Tomagotchi (man those things were always hungry), the 1990s had so many things that shaped us, but few things did that job better than television. The decade was the heyday of some hella good TV — and the folks at TV Guide Magazine and TV Insider are celebrating it here with the 90 Best Shows of the 1990s.

After countless hours studying and rewatching incredible television (hey, someone had to do it), we compiled the list below. Don’t be shy about sharing your opinions in the comments. You don’t like our choices? Talk to the hand! We’re kidding — we love hearing from you!

How did we make our picks? Series with only one season in the decade were out (sorry, West Wing and Sopranos), unless the show only ran one season. Longer-running shows that quintessentially belonged to either the 1980s or the 2000s also got the boot. What you see below is pure ‘ 90s.

And it’s also pure gold. From sitcoms to dramas, kid and teen shows to adult animation classics, quirky to just plain odd, this proves the variety of that decade’s creative minds.

So enjoy. And don’t have a cow, man.

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Homefront
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Get a Life
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Alton Brown

Alton Brown, what was your favorite ’90s show?

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I’ve gotta go with my own show and say Good Eats was my favorite show.... But I will tell you that I was a huge X-Files fan. It was just the cup of hemlock that I needed during that time.

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7 Best Miniseriesof the ’90s

90s Miniseries

7 Merlin

6 Gulliver’s Travels

5 It

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The 19 WorstShows of the ’90s

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Chicago Hope
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China Beach
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Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell, what was your favorite ’90s show?

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I absolutely loved [REDACTED]. I was on it once, I think. Maybe twice, actually.

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I’ll Fly Away
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The 12 Most SuccessfulFranchises of the ’90s

Which '90s franchises lasted longest?

12 Roswell

11 Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

10 Walker, Texas Ranger

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L.A. Law
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Tamera Mowry

Tamera Mowry, what was your favorite ’90s show?

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[REDACTED], I loved. It was a show where you saw an African-American family be successful.

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Northern Exposure
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In Living Color
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thirtysomething
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Murphy Brown
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John Tesh

John Tesh, what was your favorite ’90s show?

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P.S.I. Luv You, about a beautiful con artist and a New York cop.

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Homicide: Life on the Street
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The 25 Highest-RatedShows of the ’90s

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