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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    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Lisa Bonet

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    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Brian Bonsall

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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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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kirk Cameron, Jeremy Miller

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    Milla Jovovich, Fergie, Christina Applegate

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    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Tony Danza

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    Bob Newhart, William Sanderson, Julia Duffy

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    Alan Alda, David Ogden Stiers, Jamie Farr

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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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    Annie Potts, Jan Hooks, Jean Smart

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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 Suzanne Somers, John Ritter, Don Knotts

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

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    Bronson Pinchot, Belita Moreno, Sam Anderson

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    Robert Guillaume, Rene Auberjonois, Ethan Phillips

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    Penny Marshall, Michael McKean, Cindy Williams

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    added by wiabux Craig T. Nelson, Shelley Fabares, Bill Fagerbakke

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    Erin Gray, Ricky Schroder, Alfonso Ribeiro

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

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    added by Dismalhead Tom Hanks, Donna Dixon, Holland Taylor

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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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    ranked low on reranks Jaleel White, Michelle Thomas, Reginald VelJohnson

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    Regina King, Paul Winfield, Kevin Peter Hall

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

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    Waylon Jennings, Catherine Bach, John Schneider

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    Soleil Moon Frye, George Gaynes, Cherie Johnson

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    Audrey Meadows, Pat Carroll, Ted Knight

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    Marisa Tomei, Lisa Bonet, Sinbad

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    Emmanuel Lewis, Alex Karras, Heather O'Rourke

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    added by Purple Panther Judd Hirsch, Harry Groener, Isabella Hofmann

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    often listed & added by MobyWaller Tiffany Brissette, Brian Austin Green, Emily Schulman

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    Jane Curtin, Susan Saint James, Sam Freed

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    new! & added by Purple Panther John Cleese, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

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