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The Best Political TV Shows on CBS All Access

The Best Political TV Shows on CBS All Access

Finding a good Political 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 Political TV shows of all time streaming on CBS All Access.

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1. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

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8.0/10
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81/100
Year: 1993-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 7
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: At Deep Space Nine, a space station located next to a wormhole in the vicinity of the liberated planet of Bajor, Commander Sisko and crew welcome alien visitors, root out evildoers and solve all types of unexpected problems that come their way.

Where to Watch: 173 episodes (97%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Hulu & 3 others). 10 episodes (6%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (BBC America). 179 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 3 others).

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2. The Good Wife

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8.3/10
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83/100
Year: 2009-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 7
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Alicia Florrick boldly assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail.

Where to Watch: 156 episodes (99%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Paramount+). 158 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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3. Madam Secretary

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7.6/10
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74/100
Year: 2014-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 6
Animation, Drama

What it's about: Former CIA agent Elizabeth Faulkner McCord is suddenly thrust into the position of US Secretary of State where she must quickly learn to drive international diplomacy, wrangle office politics and balance a complex family life.

Where to Watch: 120 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Paramount+). 120 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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4. MacGyver

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7.7/10
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76/100
Year: 1985-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 7
Crime, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Angus MacGyver works as a troubleshooter for the Phoenix Foundation in Los Angeles and as an agent for a United States government agency, the Department of External Services. Educated as a scientist, MacGyer served as a Bomb Team Technician/EOD during the Vietnam War. Resourceful and possessed of an encyclopedic knowledge of the physical sciences, he solves complex problems with everyday materials he finds at hand, along with his ever-present duct tape and Swiss Army knife. He prefers non-violent resolutions and prefers not to handle a gun, but will if necessary.

Where to Watch: 80 episodes (58%) are available to watch free online (PlutoTV). 139 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Paramount+). 139 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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5. The Legend of Korra

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8.4/10
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84/100
Year: 2012-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 4
Comedy, Family

What it's about: Avatar Korra, a headstrong, rebellious, feisty young woman who continually challenges and breaks with tradition, is on her quest to become a fully realized Avatar. In this story, the Avatar struggles to find balance within herself.

Where to Watch: 1 episodes (2%) are available to watch free online (ABC News). 53 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Hoopla & Paramount+). 53 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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6. Under the Dome

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75/100
Year: 2013-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 4
Thriller

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 (Paramount+). 38 episodes (95%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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7. The Good Fight

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8.3/10
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79/100
Year: 2017-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 5
Comedy, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Picking up one year after the events of the final broadcast episode of "The Good Wife", an enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Maia Rindell, while simultaneously wiping out her mentor and godmother Diane Lockhart's savings. Forced out of her law firm, now called "Lockhart, Deckler, Gussman, Lee, Lyman, Gilbert, Lurie, Kagan, Tannebaum & Associates", they join Lucca Quinn at one of Chicago's preeminent law firms.

Where to Watch: 40 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Paramount+). 40 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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8. Scorpion

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7.1/10
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76/100
Year: 2014-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 4
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: Based on a true story, Scorpion is a high-octane drama about eccentric genius Walter O’Brien and his team of brilliant misfits who comprise the last line of defense against complex, high-tech threats of the modern age. As Homeland Security’s new think tank, O’Brien’s “Scorpion” team includes Toby Curtis, an expert behaviorist who can read anyone; Happy Quinn, a mechanical prodigy; and Sylvester Dodd, a statistics guru.

Where to Watch: 92 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Paramount+). 93 episodes (99%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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9. Reno 911!

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7.9/10
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76/100
Year: 2003-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 7
Crime, Comedy

What it's about: This partially unscripted comedy brings viewers into the squad car as incompetent officers swing into action, answering 911 calls about everything from speeding violations and prostitution to staking out a drug den. Within each episode, viewers catch a "fly on the wall" glimpse of the cops' often politically incorrect opinions, ranging from their personal feelings to professional critiques of their colleagues.

Where to Watch: 78 episodes (68%) are available to watch free online (Comedy Central). 88 episodes (77%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, Philo, fuboTV & 3 others). 85 episodes (75%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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10. Star Trek: Short Treks

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59/100
Year: 2018-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Fantasy, Animation

What it's about: Each episode of Star Trek: Short Treks tells a stand-alone story that serves as an opportunity for deeper storytelling and exploration of key characters and themes that fit into Star Trek: Discovery and the expanding Star Trek universe.

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11. BrainDead

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8.1/10
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71/100
Year: 2016-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: A young fresh-faced Hill staffer gets her first job in Washington, D.C. and discovering two things: 1. The government has stopped working, and 2. alien spawn have come to earth and eaten the brains of a growing number of Congressmen and Hill staffers.

Where to Watch: 13 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (PlutoTV & CW Seed). 13 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Paramount+). 13 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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12. The Soul Man

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5.8/10
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46/100
Year: 2012-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 5
Comedy

What it's about: R&B superstar-turned-minister Reverend Boyce "The Voice" Ballentine was living the high life in Las Vegas at the top of the music charts when he gets the calling to go from soul singer to soul saver. Relocating to St. Louis with his wife, Lolli and his daughter, Lyric to take over the preaching duties in his father's church, his family is not exactly eager to give up the fabulous superstar life for a humble one.

Where to Watch: 1 episodes (2%) are available to watch free online (TVLand). 54 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BET+ & Paramount+). 47 episodes (85%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (TVLand). 55 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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13. Danger Mouse

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52/100
Year: 1981-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 10
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: Danger Mouse, the world's greatest secret agent, and his side-kick Penfold work to foil the evil schemes of Baron Greenback.

Where to Watch: 89 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Paramount+).

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14. The President Show

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5.6/10
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Year: 2017-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Comedy

What it's about: President Trump is bypassing the crooked media by hosting a late-night show direct from the Oval Office. No unfair questions from reporters, no awkward photo ops with German ladies, and no bedtimes. The weekly series will have the best guests, the “hottest women,” and only the nicest of questions.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (13%) are available to watch free online (Comedy Central). 21 episodes (66%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Comedy Central Now & Paramount+). 26 episodes (81%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (Comedy Central). 30 episodes (94%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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15. Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story

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44/100
Year: 2018-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Documentary

What it's about: This six-part docuseries focuses on the killing of unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, whose killer was allowed to go free after he claimed self defense.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BET+ & Paramount+). 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Paramount Network). 6 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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