The Best 80s Sitcoms TV Programs
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The Best 80s Sitcoms

List Criteria: Includes situation comedies (sitcoms) that originally aired in the 80s

What are the best Eighties sitcoms? The 1980s were truly a golden age for television comedy, with many of the most popular TV sitcoms dominating the landscape. Trying to choose favorites is a bit of a challenge, with so many excellent shows, but that's what's going on right here. Vote for the 80s sitcoms that you loved the most, vote down any you didn't like and feel free to re-rank this list in any order you choose. No list of great 80s sitcoms would be complete without several of the notable NBC comedies. In the 1980s, NBC came on strong with brilliant, groundbreaking situation comedy shows that captured viewers' collective attention. Given their popularity, is it any wonder that some of these programs are among the longest running US sitcoms? Many of these 80s shows also went on to become the best NBC comedies of all time: Can anyone argue that 'The Cosby Show,' 'Cheers' and 'Family Ties,' aren't forever a part of pop culture? From 'Newhart' to 'Murphy Brown' and beyond, this list of outstanding 1980s comedy TV shows includes some of the greatest sitcoms in television history. Enjoy this walk down TV memory lane, and don't forget to vote!
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    the people's #1 & most listed Kirstie Alley, Woody Harrelson, Kelsey Grammer

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    Betty White, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan

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    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Brian Bonsall

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    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Lisa Bonet

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    Markie Post, Harry Anderson, John Larroquette

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Roseanne Barr

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    Alyssa Milano, Tony Danza, Danny Pintauro

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Bob Newhart, William Sanderson, Julia Duffy

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    Alan Alda, David Ogden Stiers, Jamie Farr

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kirk Cameron, Jeremy Miller

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    Robin Thicke, Fred Savage, Danica McKellar

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    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Tony Danza

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    Annie Potts, Jan Hooks, Jean Smart

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    ranked low on reranks Milla Jovovich, Fergie, Christina Applegate

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    Bruce Willis, Cybill Shepherd, Curtis Armstrong

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    added by bojanthebest Anne Meara, Paul Dooley, Max Wright

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    Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Lori Loughlin

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Brittany Murphy, Lily Tomlin, Candice Bergen

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    Loni Anderson, Jan Smithers, Howard Hesseman

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    ranked low on reranks Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Scott Baio

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    ranked low on reranks Suzanne Somers, John Ritter, Don Knotts

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Billy Connolly, Leah Remini, Robin Givens

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    Robert Guillaume, Rene Auberjonois, Ethan Phillips

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    Bronson Pinchot, Belita Moreno, Sam Anderson

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    Penny Marshall, Michael McKean, Cindy Williams

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    Erin Gray, Ricky Schroder, Alfonso Ribeiro

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    Nicole Eggert, Scott Baio, Willie Aames

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    Fergie, Bob Uecker, Kellie Martin

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    Billy Crystal, Robert Guillaume, Richard Mulligan

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Peter Lupus

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    Jaleel White, Michelle Thomas, Reginald VelJohnson

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    Waylon Jennings, Catherine Bach, John Schneider

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    Audrey Meadows, Pat Carroll, Ted Knight

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    Regina King, Paul Winfield, Kevin Peter Hall

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    Soleil Moon Frye, George Gaynes, Cherie Johnson

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    Marisa Tomei, Lisa Bonet, Sinbad

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    new! & added by curly67 Keanu Reeves, Steve Martin, Isabella Rossellini

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    Emmanuel Lewis, Alex Karras, Heather O'Rourke

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    ranked low on reranks & added by ChrisCampagnone Will Smith, Nia Long, Tatyana Ali

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    added by Purple Panther John Cleese, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

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    Jane Curtin, Susan Saint James, Sam Freed

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    ranked low on reranks & added by ChrisCampagnone Mr. T, Robert Vaughn, George Peppard

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