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The Best Shows that Won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series

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List RulesOnly shows that have won an Emmy for Best Comedy Series

Every "Outstanding Comedy Series" Emmy winner ever, ranked in order of preference by the Ranker community. Vote for your favorite all-time comedy series on the list below and vote down the ones you don't like. The Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy award was first handed out in 1953, only 4 years after the creation of the Emmy Awards.

The show that has won the award the most times is "Frasier," with 5 wins. Both "Cheers" and "M*A*S*H" were nominated for the award a record 11 times. More recently, "30 Rock" swept the award for 3 straight years from 2007 to 2009. There have also been many notable, popular comedy shows that have been snubbed by the Emmys, including "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Two and a Half Men" and "Roseanne."
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    136
    WON: 1983, 1984, 1989, 1991
    Cheers is an American sitcom that ran for eleven seasons between 1982 and 1993. The show was...  more
  • 2
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    123
    WON: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
    Frasier (NBC, 1993) is an American sitcom television series created by David Angell, Peter...  more
  • 3
    WON: 1986, 1987
    The Golden Girls is an American sitcom, created by Susan Harris, that originally aired on NBC...  more
  • 4
    WON: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. 2014
    Modern Family (ABC, 2009) is an American comedy television sitcom created by Francisco...  more
  • 5
    WON: 2006
    The Office (NBC, 2005) is an American mockumentary sitcom television series developed by Greg...  more
  • 6
    WON: 1953, 1954
    I Love Lucy is an American television sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance,...  more
  • 7
    WON: 1978
    All in the Family is an American sitcom that was originally broadcast on the CBS television...  more
  • 8
    WON: 2003, 2005
    Everybody Loves Raymond is an American television sitcom starring Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton,...  more
  • 9
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    168
    WON: 2002
    Friends (NBC, 1994) is an American sitcom television series created by David Crane and Marta...  more
  • 10
    152
    137
    WON: 1974
    M*A*S*H is an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart, adapted from the 1970...  more
  • 11
    WON: 1975, 1976, 1977
    The Mary Tyler Moore Show is an American television sitcom created by James L. Brooks and...  more
  • 12
    WON: 1963, 1964, 1966
    The Dick Van Dyke Show is an American television sitcom that initially aired on CBS from...  more
  • 13
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    163
    WON: 1993
    Seinfeld (NBC, 1989) is an American television sitcom created by Larry David and Jerry...  more
  • 14
    WON: 1962
    The Bob Newhart Show is an American situation comedy produced by MTM Enterprises, which aired...  more
  • 15
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    104
    WON: 1979, 1980, 1981
    Taxi is an American sitcom that originally aired from 1978 to 1982 on ABC and from 1982 to...  more
  • 16
    WON: 1999
    Ally McBeal is an American legal comedy-drama television series, originally aired on Fox from...  more
  • 17
    WON: 2004
    Arrested Development (Fox, 2003) is an American television sitcom created by Mitchell Hurwitz....  more
  • 18
    WON: 2000
    Will & Grace is an American sitcom, based on the relationship between Will Truman and Grace...  more
  • 19
    WON: 1968, 1969
    Get Smart is an American comedy television series that satirizes the secret agent genre....  more
  • 20
    136
    148
    WON: 2007, 2008, 2009
    30 Rock (NBC, 2006) is an American satirical sitcom television series created by Tina Fey....  more
  • 21
    WON: 1985
    The Cosby Show is an American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight...  more
  • 22
    WON: 1990, 1992
    Murphy Brown is an American situation comedy which aired on CBS from November 14, 1988, to May...  more
  • 23
    WON: 1982
    Barney Miller is an American situation comedy television series set in a New York City Police...  more
  • 24
    WON: 1988
    The Wonder Years is an American television comedy-drama created by Neal Marlens and Carol...  more
  • 25
    WON: 1967
    The Monkees is an American situation comedy that aired on NBC from September 1966 to March...  more