The Best 80s Sitcoms TV Programs

The Best 80s Sitcoms

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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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    Betty White, Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty

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    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Meredith Baxter

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Goodman

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    Markie Post, John Larroquette, Harry Anderson

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    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Lisa Bonet

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    Alan Alda, Jamie Farr, Harry Morgan

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    Milla Jovovich, Fergie, Christina Applegate

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    Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, John Stamos

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    Danica McKellar, Robin Thicke, Fred Savage

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    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Andy Kaufman

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    Bob Newhart, Julia Duffy, William Sanderson

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    Alyssa Milano, Tony Danza, Katherine Helmond

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    Jan Hooks, Annie Potts, Jean Smart

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    Bruce Willis, Cybill Shepherd, Curtis Armstrong

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    Brittany Murphy, Lily Tomlin, Candice Bergen

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    Anne Meara, Paul Dooley, Bill Daily

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    Loni Anderson, Jan Smithers, Howard Hesseman

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    Suzanne Somers, John Ritter, Don Knotts

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    Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Scott Baio

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    Craig T. Nelson, Shelley Fabares, Bill Fagerbakke

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    Bronson Pinchot, Belita Moreno, Sam Anderson

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    Catherine Bach, Waylon Jennings, John Schneider

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    Will Smith, Nia Long, Tatyana Ali

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    Leah Remini, Billy Connolly, Robin Givens

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    Penny Marshall, Michael McKean, Cindy Williams

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    Rene Auberjonois, Robert Guillaume, Didi Conn

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    Billy Crystal, Katherine Helmond, Richard Mulligan

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    Fergie, Kellie Martin, Bob Uecker

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    Jaleel White, Michelle Thomas, Reginald VelJohnson

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    Tom Hanks, Donna Dixon, Holland Taylor

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    Erik Estrada, Heather O'Rourke, Michael Dorn

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    Mr. T, George Peppard, Robert Vaughn

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    Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, William Duell

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    Rosie O'Donnell, Joey Lawrence, Nell Carter

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    Audrey Meadows, Ted Knight, Pat Carroll

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    Betty White, Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman

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    George Clooney, Jason Alexander, Mary McDonnell

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    John Cleese, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

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    Fred Berry, Danielle Spencer, Shirley Hemphill

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