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
  2. 2
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    The Golden Girls

    1985 More
    92
  3. 3
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    1984 More
    92
  4. 4
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    1982 More
    92
  5. 5
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    1984 More
    88
  6. 6
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    Who's the Boss?

    1984 More
    81
  7. 7
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    1987 More
    81
  8. 8
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    1985 More
    79
  9. 9
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    1982 More
    77
  10. 10
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    1987 More
    73
  11. 11
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    1986 More
    73
    added by: bojanthebest
  12. 12
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    1988 More
    72
  13. 13
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    1985 More
    68
  14. 14
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    1979 More
    58
  15. 15
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    1986 More
    58
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    Three's Company

    1977 More
    54
  17. 17
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    1989 More
    53
    added by: wiabux
  18. 18
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    1988 More
    52
    added by: Dismalhead
  19. 19
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    1980 More
    52
    added by: Dismalhead
  20. 20
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    1986 More
    51
  21. 21
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    1976 More
    50
  22. 22
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    1974 More
    49
  23. 23
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    1985 More
    49
  24. 24
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    1972 More
    49
  25. 25
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    1984 More
    48
  26. 26
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    Head of the Class

    1986 More
    48
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    1988 More
    48
  28. 28
    Up 27
    Down 19
    1978 More
    48
  29. 29
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    1978 More
    48
  30. 30
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    Family Matters

    1989 More
    45
  31. 31
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    1985 More
    44
  32. 32
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    1982 More
    43
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    A Different World

    1987 More
    43
  34. 34
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    1984 More
    42
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Too Close for Comfort

    1980 More
    42
  36. 36
    Up 32
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    1988 More
    42
  37. 37
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    1983 More
    40
  38. 38
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    1982 More
    39
  39. 39
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    1985 More
    39
    added by: MobyWaller
  40. 40
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    1977 More
    37
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    1995 More
    36
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    1984 More
    35
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