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
    Cheers

    1982 More
    100
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    1984 More
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    1985 More
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    1982 More
    91
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    1984 More
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    1987 More
    83
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    1984 More
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    1985 More
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    Newhart

    1982 More
    77
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    1987 More
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    1986 More
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    added by: bojanthebest
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    1985 More
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  14. 14
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    1986 More
    62
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    1979 More
    60
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    1989 More
    60
    added by: wiabux
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    1988 More
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    added by: Dismalhead
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    Taxi

    1978 More
    57
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    1986 More
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    1980 More
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    added by: Dismalhead
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    Murphy Brown

    1988 More
    53
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    Head of the Class

    1986 More
    52
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    1977 More
    50
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    1978 More
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    1984 More
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    1976 More
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    Too Close for Comfort

    1980 More
    47
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Police Squad!

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    45
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    Silver Spoons

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    Family Matters

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    44
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    1987 More
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    1984 More
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    1983 More
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    1985 More
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    1985 More
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    1977 More
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    1984 More
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