70s TV The Best 1970s ABC Shows  

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This list of 1970s ABC shows might surprise you with how many of your favorite shows of the '70s were on just one network. The best 1970s ABC shows include some of the top sitcoms and dramas of all time. You'll even find a game show that's still running on this '70s ABC shows list. Among all these different 1970s ABC TV shows, there's a notable trend towards family-friendly fare. Many of the most popular '70s ABC series were shows the whole family could enjoy watching together.

What are some of the best shows ABC aired in the 1970s? Your votes will decide, but based on popularity, The Brady Bunch is a contender. This '70s ABC sitcom ran from 1969 to 1974, but it has remained a part of the popular culture ever since. Other great ABC comedy series from the 1970s include Three's Company, The Odd Couple, Happy Days, Taxi, and Barney Miller.

ABC also developed several top dramas in the 1970s. Mixing drama and adventure proved successful for shows like Wonder Woman and Kung Fu, as well as Starsky & Hutch and Charlie's Angels, all of which appear on this 1970s ABC shows list.

Which 1970s ABC show is your favorite? Vote up the ABC shows you remember with fondness and downvote the shows you'd never rewatch again. If there's a '70s ABC show we missed, add it, and if you're a real TV buff, rerank the list!
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Three's Company John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers - Three's Company is an American sitcom that aired from March 15, 1977 to September 18, 1984 on ABC. It is based on the British sitcom Man About the House. The story revolves around three single ...more

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Happy Days Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross - Happy Days is an American television sitcom that aired first-run from January 15, 1974, to September 24, 1984, on ABC. Created by Garry Marshall, the series presents an idealized vision of life ...more

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Welcome Back, Kotter Gabe Kaplan, Ron Palillo, John Travolta - Welcome Back, Kotter ist eine US-amerikanische Sitcom.

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Family Feud Al Roker, Richard Dawson, Louie Anderson - Family Feud is an American television game show created by Mark Goodson. The show features a competition in which two families must name the most popular responses to a survey question posed to ...more

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Mork & Mindy Robin Williams, Pam Dawber, Ralph James - Mork & Mindy is an American sitcom broadcast from 1978 to 1982 on ABC. It stars Robin Williams as Mork, an extraterrestrial who comes to Earth from the planet Ork in a small, one-man ...more

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The Brady Bunch Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis - The Brady Bunch is an American sitcom created by Sherwood Schwartz that originally aired from September 26, 1969, to March 8, 1974, on ABC. The series revolves around a large blended family with ...more

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Todd Bean added M*A*S*H Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi - M*A*S*H is an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart, adapted from the 1970 feature film MASH. The series, which was produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for ...more

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Laverne & Shirley Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, David L. Lander - Laverne & Shirley is an American television sitcom that ran on ABC from January 27, 1976 to May 10, 1983. It starred Penny Marshall as Laverne De Fazio and Cindy Williams as Shirley Feeney, ...more

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Taxi Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito - Taxi is an American sitcom that originally aired from 1978 to 1982 on ABC and from 1982 to 1983 on NBC. The series—which won 18 Emmy Awards, including three for Outstanding Comedy Series—focuses ...more

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Barney Miller Hal Linden, Abe Vigoda, Steve Landesberg - Barney Miller is an American situation comedy television series set in a New York City Police Department police station in Greenwich Village. The series originally was broadcast from January 23, ...more

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Charlie's Angels Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith - Charlie's Angels is an American crime drama television series that aired on ABC from September 22, 1976 to June 24, 1981, producing five seasons and 110 episodes. The series was created by Ivan ...more

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The Love Boat Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange - The Love Boat is an American television series set on a cruise ship, which aired on the ABC Television Network from September 24, 1977, until February 27, 1987. The show revolves around the ...more

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The Odd Couple Jack Klugman, Tony Randall, Penny Marshall - The Odd Couple, formally titled onscreen Neil Simon's The Odd Couple, is an American television situation comedy broadcast from September 24, 1970, to March 7, 1975, on ABC. It stars Tony ...more

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The Six Million Dollar Man Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks - The Six Million Dollar Man is an American television series about a former astronaut with bionic implants working for a fictional government office known as OSI. The series is based on the ...more

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Starsky and Hutch David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, Antonio Fargas - Starsky & Hutch is a 1970s American cop thriller television series, which consisted of a 70-minute pilot movie and 92 episodes of 50 minutes each. The show was created by William Blinn, ...more

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What's Happening!! Fred Berry, Danielle Spencer, Shirley Hemphill - What's Happening!! is an American television sitcom that aired on ABC from August 5, 1976 to April 28, 1979. The show premiered as a summer series. With good ratings and reviews, and after the ...more

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Todd Bean added Soap Rod Roddy, Katherine Helmond, Richard Mulligan - Soap is an American sitcom that originally ran on ABC from 1977 into 1981. The show was created as a night-time parody of daytime soap operas, presented as a weekly half-hour prime time comedy. ...more

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American Bandstand Dick Clark - American Bandstand is an American music-performance show that aired in various versions from 1952 to 1989 and was hosted from 1956 until its final season by Dick Clark, who also served as ...more

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Wonder Woman Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Tom Kratochvil - Wonder Woman is an American television series based on the DC Comics comic book superheroine of the same name. Starring Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince and Lyle Waggoner as Steve ...more

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Let's Make a Deal Wayne Brady, Jonathan Mangum, Rob Marrocco Jr. - Let's Make a Deal is a television game show which originated in the United States and has since been produced in many countries throughout the world. The show is based around deals offered to ...more

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Eight Is Enough Dick Van Patten, Lani O'Grady, Connie Needham - Eight Is Enough is an American television comedy-drama series that ran on ABC from March 15, 1977, until August 29, 1981. The show was modeled after syndicated newspaper columnist Thomas Braden, ...more

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The Partridge Family Shirley Jones, David Cassidy, Susan Dey - The Partridge Family is an American musical television sitcom series starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy. Jones is a widowed mother, and Cassidy plays the oldest of her five ...more

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The Mod Squad Michael Cole, Clarence Williams III, Peggy Lipton - The Mod Squad is an American crime drama series that ran on ABC from September 24, 1968 to August 23, 1973. It stars Michael Cole as Peter "Pete" Cochran, Peggy Lipton as Julie Barnes, ...more

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Battlestar Galactica Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber - Battlestar Galactica is an American science fiction television series, created by Glen A. Larson, that began the Battlestar Galactica franchise. Starring Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch and Dirk ...more

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The Bionic Woman Lindsay Wagner, Richard Anderson, Christopher Stone - The Bionic Woman is an American television series starring Lindsay Wagner that aired for three seasons between 1976 and 1978 as a spin-off from The Six Million Dollar Man. Wagner stars as tennis ...more

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Love, American Style Jo Anne Worley, Phyllis Davis, Carol Wayne - Love, American Style is a comedic television anthology, which was produced by Paramount Television and originally aired between 1969 and 1974. For the 1971 and 1972 seasons it was a part of an ...more

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Password Betty White, Allen Ludden, Gene Wood - Password is an American television game show which was created by Bob Stewart for Goodson-Todman Productions. The host was Allen Ludden, who had previously been well known as the host of the ...more

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The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Shaun Cassidy, Parker Stevenson, Pamela Sue Martin - The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries is a television series which aired for three seasons on ABC. The series starred Parker Stevenson and Shaun Cassidy as amateur sleuth brothers Frank and Joe ...more

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Room 222 Lloyd Haynes, Denise Nicholas, Michael Constantine - Room 222 was an American comedy–drama television series produced by 20th Century Fox Television that aired on ABC for 112 episodes from September 17, 1969, until January 11, 1974. The show was ...more

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Kung Fu David Carradine, Keye Luke, Radames Pera - Kung Fu is an American action-adventure martial arts western drama television series starring David Carradine. The series aired on ABC from October 1972 to April 1975 for a total of 63 episodes. ...more

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Donny & Marie Marie Osmond, Donny Osmond, Jimmy Osmond - Donny & Marie is an American variety show which aired on ABC from January 1976 to January 1979. The show stars brother and sister pop duo Donny Osmond and Marie Osmond. Donny had first ...more

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The Streets of San Francisco Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Reuben Collins - The Streets of San Francisco is a 1970s television police drama filmed on location in San Francisco, California, and produced by Quinn Martin Productions, with the first season produced in ...more

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Baretta Robert Blake, Tom Ewell, Michael D. Roberts - Baretta is an American detective television series which ran on ABC from 1975 to 1978. The show was a milder version of a successful 1973–74 ABC series, Toma, starring Tony Musante as ...more

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The Dick Cavett Show Leigh French - The Dick Cavett Show was the title of several talk shows hosted by Dick Cavett on various television networks, including: ABC daytime originally titled This Morning ABC prime time, Tuesdays, ...more