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The Best Based on Books TV Shows on CBS All Access

Finding a good Based on Books TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Based on Books TV shows of all time streaming on CBS All Access.

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1. The Stand

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71/100
Year: 2020-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Horror, Action & Adventure

What it's about: In a world mostly wiped out by the plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil, the fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man.

Where to Watch: 9 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access).

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2. Under the Dome

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Year: 2013-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 4
Documentary, Animation

What it's about: A small town is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. While military forces, the government and the media positioned outside of this surrounding barrier attempt to break it down, a small group of people inside attempt to figure out what the dome is, where it came from, and when (and if) it will go away.

Where to Watch: 13 episodes (33%) are available to watch free online (PlutoTV). 38 episodes (95%) are available to stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access). 38 episodes (95%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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3. Younger

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Year: 2015-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 7
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: Liza Miller, a suddenly single stay-at-home mother, tries to get back into the working world, only to find it’s nearly impossible to start at the bottom at 40-year old. When a chance encounter convinces her she looks younger than she is, Liza tries to pass herself off as 26 and lands a job as an assistant at Empirical Press. Now she just has to make sure no one finds out the secret only she and her best friend Maggie share.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (3%) are available to watch free online (TVLand). 72 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, Philo, fuboTV & 2 others). 60 episodes (83%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (TVLand). 72 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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4. Perry Mason

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Year: 1957-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 9
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: The cases of master criminal defense attorney Perry Mason and his staff who handled the most difficult of cases in the aid of the innocent.

Where to Watch: 5 episodes (2%) are available to watch free online (CBS). 189 episodes (70%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV & CBS All Access).

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5. Instinct

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Year: 2018-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Family, Animation

What it's about: Dr. Dylan Reinhart, a gifted author, university professor and former CIA operative is lured back to his old life by tenacious top NYPD Detective Lizzie Needham. Though Dylan and Lizzie initially clash, when it comes to catching killers, they make an ideal team.

Where to Watch: 13 episodes (54%) are available to watch free online (PlutoTV). 24 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access). 24 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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6. Max and Ruby

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Year: 2002-2021Rated: TV-GSeasons: 7
Family, Animation

What it's about: Meet two funny bunny siblings, the energetic and mischievous Max, and the patient, smart and goal-oriented Ruby. The show models empowering messages by showing Max and Ruby playing together and resolving their differences respectfully and supportively.

Where to Watch: 79 episodes (31%) are available to stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access). 144 episodes (57%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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