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A list of television series that won and were nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series.


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    1950s 
  • 1951 note : Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (KECA-TV)
    • Fireside Theatre (KTLA)
    • I Remember Mama (KTTV, CBS)
    • The Philco Television Playhouse (KNBH, NBC)
    • Studio One (KTTV, CBS)

  • 1952 note : Studio One (CBS)
    • Celanese Theatre (ABC)
    • The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (NBC)
    • Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (ABC)
    • Robert Montgomery Presents (NBC)

  • 1953 note : Robert Montgomery Presents (NBC)
    • Celanese Theatre (ABC)
    • Kraft Television Theatre (NBC)
    • The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (NBC)
    • Studio One (CBS)

  • 1953 note : Dragnet (NBC)
    • The Big Story (NBC)
    • Foreign Intrigue (Syndicated)
    • Martin Kane, Private Eye (NBC)
    • Racket Squad (CBS)

  • 1954 note : The United States Steel Hour (ABC)
    • Kraft Television Theatre (NBC)
    • The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (NBC)
    • Robert Montgomery Presents (NBC)
    • Studio One (CBS)

  • 1954 note : Dragnet (NBC)
    • Foreign Intrigue (Syndicated)
    • I Led Three Lives (Syndicated)
    • Suspense (CBS)
    • The Web (CBS)

  • 1955 note : The United States Steel Hour (ABC)
    • Four Star Playhouse (CBS)
    • Medic (NBC)
    • The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (NBC)
    • Studio One (CBS)

  • 1955 note : Dragnet (NBC)
    • Foreign Intrigue (Syndicated)
    • I Led Three Lives (Syndicated)
    • Racket Squad (Syndicated)
    • Waterfront (Syndicated)

  • 1955 note : Stories of the Century (Syndicated)
    • The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (Syndicated)
    • Annie Oakley (Syndicated)
    • Death Valley Days (CBS)
    • The Roy Rogers Show (NBC)

  • 1956 note : Producers' Showcase (NBC)
    • Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre (NBC)
    • Climax! (CBS)
    • Studio One (CBS)
    • The United States Steel Hour (CBS)

  • 1956 note : Disneyland (ABC)

  • 1957 note : The Phil Silvers Show (CBS)
    • Alfred Hitchcock Presents (CBS)
    • Father Knows Best (NBC)
    • The Jack Benny Program (CBS)
    • Person to Person (CBS)

  • 1957 note : Caesar's Hour (Creator/NBC)

  • 1958 note : Gunsmoke (CBS)

  • 1958 note : Playhouse 90 (CBS)

  • 1959 note : Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre (NBC)
    • Alfred Hitchcock Presents (CBS)
    • General Electric Theater (CBS)
    • The Loretta Young Show (NBC)
    • Naked City (ABC)
    • Peter Gunn (NBC)

  • 1959 note : Maverick (ABC)
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    1960s 
  • 1960 note : Playhouse 90 (CBS

  • 1961: Hallmark Hall of Fame (NBC)
    • Naked City (ABC)
    • Sacco-Vanzetti Story (NBC)
    • The Twilight Zone (CBS)
    • The Untouchables (ABC)

  • 1962: The Defenders (CBS)
    • Alcoa Premiere (ABC)
    • Ben Casey (ABC)
    • The Dick Powell Show (NBC)
    • Hallmark Hall of Fame (NBC)
    • Naked City (ABC)

  • 1963: The Defenders (CBS)
    • Alcoa Premiere (ABC)
    • The Dick Powell Show (NBC)
    • The Eleventh Hour (NBC)
    • Naked City (ABC)

  • 1964: The Defenders (CBS)
    • Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (NBC)
    • East Side/West Side (CBS)
    • Mr. Novak (NBC)
    • The Richard Boone Show (NBC)

  • 1965 note :
    • The Dick Van Dyke Show (CBS)
    • Hallmark Hall of Fame (NBC)
    • My Name is Barbra (CBS)
    • New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts with Leonard Bernstein (CBS)
    • The Andy Williams Show (NBC)
    • Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (NBC)
    • A Carol for Another Christmas (ABC)
    • The Defenders (CBS)
    • The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (NBC)
    • Mr. Novak (NBC)
    • Profiles in Courage (NBC)
    • Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (NBC)
    • Who Has Seen the Wind? (ABC)
    • The Wonderful World of Burlesque (NBC)

  • 1966 note : The Fugitive (ABC)
    • Bonanza (NBC)
    • I Spy (NBC)
    • The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (NBC)
    • Slattery's People (CBS)

  • 1967: Mission: Impossible (CBS)

  • 1968: Mission: Impossible (CBS)
    • The Avengers (ABC)
    • I Spy (NBC)
    • NET Playhouse (NET)
    • Run for Your Life (NBC)
    • Star Trek (NBC)

  • 1969: NET Playhouse (NET)
    • The F.B.I. (ABC)
    • Ironside (NBC)
    • Judd, for the Defense (ABC)
    • Mission: Impossible (CBS)
    • The Name of the Game (NBC)

    1970s 

    1980s 

    1990s 
  • 1990: L.A. Law (NBC)'

  • 1991: ''L.A. Law (NBC)
    • China Beach (ABC)
    • Northern Exposure (Creator/{{CBS))
    • Quantum Leap (NBC)
    • thirtysomething (ABC)

  • 1992: Northern Exposure (CBS)
    • I'll Fly Away (NBC)
    • L.A. Law (NBC)
    • Law & Order (NBC)
    • Quantum Leap (NBC)

  • 1993: Picket Fences (CBS)
    • Homefront (ABC)
    • I'll Fly Away (NBC)
    • Law & Order (NBC)
    • Northern Exposure (CBS)

  • 1994: Picket Fences (CBS)

  • 1995: NYPD Blue (ABC)

  • 1996: ER (NBC)
    • Chicago Hope (CBS)
    • Law & Order (NBC)
    • NYPD Blue (ABC)
    • The X-Files (FOX)

  • 1997: Law & Order (NBC)
    • Chicago Hope (CBS)
    • ER (NBC)
    • NYPD Blue (ABC)
    • The X-Files (FOX)

  • 1998: The Practice (ABC)
    • ER (NBC)
    • Law & Order (NBC)
    • NYPD Blue (ABC)
    • The X-Files (FOX)

  • 1999: The Practice (ABC)

    2000s 
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    2010s 

    2020s 

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