The 1990s is a blowing-up era of sitcoms. In addition to traditional ones rated PG and G for families, many others were written for adults only. Still, they were not enough for the public and the networks. People were waiting for some refreshing and explosive ideas. The 1990s is also the end of the old TV broadcasting system and the first step of the launching pad for the overwhelming, option-rich entertainment world with hundreds of cable channels in the 2000s.
Now, we are in the 2020s with a dizzying array of digital streaming services. However, several sitcoms from the 90s are still favored. They are cult classics that will not fade away and remain the best to audiences growing up in the decade. They are still a favorite in reruns, being discovered by new audiences, making them still popular today.
You will find those shows on the list below. Scroll down to check them out and binge-watch them right away!
#1. The Nanny (1993-1999)
The Nanny follows the stylish and outgoing Fran Fine from a cosmetics saleswoman to becoming the nanny for three children of the wealthy Broadway producer Max Sheffield. The sitcom focuses on the family coming together.
#2. Wings (1990-1997)
Wings was a ’90s sitcom that centered around the fictional airport Tom Nevers Field. With Joe and Brian Hackett running their own airline, Sandpiper Air, the show follows them and their day-to-day at work.
#3. Will & Grace (1998-2006 and 2017-2020)
It was one of the most popular and revolutionary sitcoms of the ’90s as it was one of the first widespread sitcoms to feature the main LGBTQ+ characters. Plus, it had some of the best depictions of friendship in the ’90s.
#4. Home Improvement (1991-1999)
It was about the everyday life of Tim Taylor, host of a home improvement show, along with his wife and three boys. Tim Allen may not be the first comedian to get his own sitcom, but the success of this show launched a pretty successful movie career for the star.
#5. Martin (1992-1997)
This series revolves around Martin Payne and his relationship with his girlfriend and friends. It has a great ensemble cast, and they all give wonderful performances.
#6. NewsRadio (1995-1999)
NewsRadio involves a group of people running a radio station and the relationships between them. It is another great example of a workplace comedy with a terrific ensemble cast.
#7. The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air (1990-1996
The show launched the acting career of a young Will Smith as a teenager from West Philadelphia who is sent to live with his wealthy relatives in Bel-Air. Its theme song was also a big hit.
#8. Boy Meets World (1993-2000)
It was about a boy growing up from middle school to college with his friends, receiving great advice along the way from his teacher, Mr. Feeny. This was a great sitcom that defined growing up in the 1990s.
#9. Sports Night (1998-2000)
The sitcom followed two sports reporters, Casey McCall and Dan Rydell, who co-hosted a sports show together, and the producer of their show Dana Whitaker. It was full of quick-witted and hilariously smart dialogue. Also, it reckoned with current events, politics, and interpersonal relationships in the workplace.
#10. Mr. Bean (1990-1995)
Comedic actor Rowan Atkinson stars in this series as Mr. Bean, a childlike man who struggles to complete the simplest day-to-day tasks in life. Everything is over-the-top. Atkinson’s exaggerated gestures and facial expressions make this show memorable.
#11. Frasier (1993-2004)
It is a spin-off of the massive 1980s hit, Cheers, and is one of the best TV spin-offs of all time. Fraiser was a successful sitcom that starred Kelsey Grammer as Dr. Frasier Crane, a radio psychiatrist in Seattle.
#12. Friends (1994-2004)
Friends is an ensemble comedy that involves a group of adults in their 20’s navigating life in New York City. It was a popular sitcom from beginning to end, and it is perhaps more famous now than it was when the series originally aired, with a huge fanbase around the world.
#13. Mad About You (1992-1999)
This sitcom is about the fairly ordinary daily lives of young newlywed New Yorkers, too-nice-for-his-own-good filmmaker Paul Buchman and his assertive partner Jamie Stemple Buchman, who are almost constantly (working up to) bickering and making up with each other.
#14. Sabrina The Teenage Witch (1996-2003)
When a sixteen-year-old high school student finds out she’s a witch, her two aunts offer guidance on how to control her newly-discovered magical powers. The concept of magic drew lots of attention from young audiences.
#15. Step By Step (1991-1998)
Two families become one, step by step. After Frank and Carol run into each other on vacation and spontaneously get married, they and their children (who appeared to have known and hated each other) have to learn to live together and love each other.
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