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List Rules The best sitcoms that aired on TV between 1970 and 1979

What were the best sitcoms from the 1970s? Perhaps "Mary Tyler Moore" or “Sanford and Sons”? This list of the greatest '70s television sitcoms has all the funniest shows from the decade.

Top hits from every genre, including comedy, drama, romance and thrillers were released during the 70's, but these sitcoms were some of the most entertaining shows on television at the time. The war drama/comedy “M.A.S.H.” regularly took the top spot in the television ratings, but hits like “All in the Family” and “Happy Days” were close behind. The top television sitcoms of the 70s closely followed the culture around it: the innocence of the 50s and 60s was reflected in shows like “The Brady Bunch” and “Three’s Company”, yet the face of an ever-changing American could be seen in shows like “M.A.S.H.”

Hits where family was the main subject were subtly being replaced with comedies like “Hee Haw” and “The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour.” Whether it was “Charlie’s Angels” that you remember the most, or the quirky “Mork and Mindy,” cast your vote for the best 70s sitcoms of all time below!

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All in the Family is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
All in the Family Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner

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M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
M*A*S*H Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi

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Happy Days is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Happy Days Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross

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The Mary Tyler Moore Show is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod

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The Odd Couple is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
The Odd Couple Jack Klugman, Tony Randall, Penny Marshall

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Taxi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Taxi Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito

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Three's Company is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Three's Company John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers

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The Bob Newhart Show is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
The Bob Newhart Show Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Bill Daily

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WKRP in Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
WKRP in Cincinnati Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Howard Hesseman

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The Carol Burnett Show is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
The Carol Burnett Show Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman

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Barney Miller is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Barney Miller Hal Linden, Abe Vigoda, Steve Landesberg

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The Jeffersons is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
The Jeffersons Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs

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Sanford and Son is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Sanford and Son Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page

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Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Bewitched Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent

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Hogan's Heroes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Hogan's Heroes Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner

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The Brady Bunch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
The Brady Bunch Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis

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Welcome Back, Kotter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Welcome Back, Kotter Gabe Kaplan, Ron Palillo, John Travolta

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Gilligan's Island is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Gilligan's Island Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus

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One Day at a Time is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
One Day at a Time Valerie Bertinelli, Bonnie Franklin, Pat Harrington Jr.

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Laverne & Shirley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Laverne & Shirley Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, David L. Lander

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Mork & Mindy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Mork & Mindy Robin Williams, Pam Dawber, Ralph James

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The Waltons is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
The Waltons Jon Walmsley, Mary Beth McDonough, Eric Scott

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The Partridge Family is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
The Partridge Family Shirley Jones, David Cassidy, Susan Dey

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Soap is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Soap Rod Roddy, Katherine Helmond, Richard Mulligan

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Alice is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Alice Linda Lavin, Beth Howland, Vic Tayback

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Good Times is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Good Times BernNadette Stanis, Ralph Carter, Jimmie Walker

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The Love Boat is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
The Love Boat Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange

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Charlie's Angels is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Charlie's Angels Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith

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Rhoda is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Rhoda Valerie Harper, Julie Kavner, Lorenzo Music

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I Dream of Jeannie is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
I Dream of Jeannie Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily

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Diff'rent Strokes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Diff'rent Strokes Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, Conrad Bain

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Maude is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Maude Bea Arthur, Bill Macy, Conrad Bain

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The Six Million Dollar Man is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
The Six Million Dollar Man Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks

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Hee Haw is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Hee Haw Roy Clark, Gunilla Hutton, Buck Owens

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The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour Sonny Bono, Cher, Ted Zeigler

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Adam-12 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Adam-12 Martin Milner, Kent McCord, Shaaron Claridge

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Chico and the Man is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Chico and the Man Charo, Freddie Prinze, Della Reese

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What's Happening!! is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
What's Happening!! Fred Berry, Danielle Spencer, Shirley Hemphill

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The Bionic Woman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
The Bionic Woman Lindsay Wagner, Richard Anderson, Christopher Stone

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Fawlty Towers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Fawlty Towers John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs