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List Rules Vote up your favorite CBS comedies that aired on TV in the '80s

These are the best 1980s CBS comedy shows ranked from best to worst by user votes. From good 1980s CBS comedy TV series that were based on family life, to others that were about the struggles of war. Surprising for a comedy maybe, but hey, it happened on CBS in the 80s. Many of the best 80s CBS comedy shows are even still popular in reruns to this day (including the aforementioned wartime comedy).

What series will you find on this best 1980s CBS comedy shows list? Murphy Brown definitely appears near the top of this list. After premiering in 1988, series star Candice Bergen won five Emmy Awards for her role as the title character. WKRP in Cincinnati was also one of the CBS' best sitcoms in the 1980s.

M*A*S*H blurred the lines between drama and comedy throughout its over 10-year run on CBS. Other good shows that appear on this top CBS comedy TV series list include Square Pegs, Charles in Charge and Together We Stand.

Which 80s CBS comedy show was the best? Vote for your favorites now!
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M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
M*A*S*H Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi

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Newhart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
Newhart Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Tom Poston

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WKRP in Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
WKRP in Cincinnati Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Howard Hesseman

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Kate & Allie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
Kate & Allie Jane Curtin, Susan Saint James, Sam Freed

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Murphy Brown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
Murphy Brown Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Robert Pastorelli

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The Jeffersons is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
The Jeffersons Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs

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Alice is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
Alice Linda Lavin, Beth Howland, Vic Tayback

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My Sister Sam is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
My Sister Sam Pam Dawber, Rebecca Schaeffer, David Naughton

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Charles in Charge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
Charles in Charge Scott Baio, Willie Aames, Nicole Eggert

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Goodnight, Beantown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
Goodnight, Beantown Tracey Gold, Bill Bixby, George Coe

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Square Pegs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
Square Pegs Sarah Jessica Parker, Amy Linker, Merritt Butrick

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Private Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
Private Benjamin Craig T. Nelson, Eileen Brennan, Wendie Jo Sperber

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Filthy Rich is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
Filthy Rich Delta Burke, Slim Pickens, Forrest Tucker

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Foley Square is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
Foley Square Jon Lovitz, H├ęctor Elizondo, Michael Lembeck

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Flo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
Flo Polly Holliday, Geoffrey Lewis, Jim Baker

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The Van Dyke Show is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
The Van Dyke Show Dick Van Dyke, Barry Van Dyke, Kari Lizer

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Trial and Error is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
Trial and Error Paul Rodriguez, John de Lancie, Eddie Velez

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Maggie Winters is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
Maggie Winters Faith Ford, Jenny Robertson, Alex Kapp Horner

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Together We Stand is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
Together We Stand Elliott Gould, Dee Wallace, Jonathan Ke Quan

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The Cavanaughs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
The Cavanaughs Danny Cooksey, Christine Ebersole, Barnard Hughes

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Mary is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
Mary Mary Tyler Moore, Katey Sagal, John Astin

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Charlie & Co. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
Charlie & Co. Gladys Knight, Jaleel White, Della Reese