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The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows 

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If you are in the mood for some classic television, these are the best 1970s CBS comedy shows ranked from best to worst by user votes. From good 1970s CBS comedy TV series that tackled family life, to others that were about a surprising range of subjects (including war). Many of the best 70s CBS comedy shows are still popular in reruns to this day.

What series will you find on this best 1970s CBS comedy shows list? All in the Family is one of the best CBS series of the 70s and beyond. Through humor, this great CBS show addressed many important social issues of the time. The Jeffersons is another good comedy TV show that aired on CBS in the 1970s.

The Mary Tyler Moore Show was such a great show that it inspired several spin-offs including Phyllis and Rhoda. Other great shows on this top CBS comedy TV series list include The Bob Newhart Show, Good Times and The Doris Day Show.

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M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi

Premiered: 1972

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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All in the Family is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner

Premiered: 1971

All in the Family is an American sitcom that was originally broadcast on the CBS television network from January 12, 1971, to April 8, 1979. In September 1979, a new show, Archie Bunker's Place, ...more

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The Bob Newhart Show is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Bill Daily

Premiered: 1972

The Bob Newhart Show is an American situation comedy produced by MTM Enterprises, which aired 142 half-hour episodes on CBS from September 16, 1972, to April 1, 1978. Comedian Bob Newhart ...more

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WKRP in Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Howard Hesseman

Premiered: 1978

WKRP in Cincinnati is an American situation comedy television series that features the misadventures of the staff of a struggling fictional radio station in Cincinnati, Ohio. The show was ...more

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The Mary Tyler Moore Sho... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod

Premiered: 1970

The Mary Tyler Moore Show is an American television sitcom created by James L. Brooks and Allan Burns that aired on CBS from 1970 to 1977. The program was a television breakthrough, with the ...more

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The Jeffersons is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs

Premiered: 1975

The Jeffersons is an American sitcom that was broadcast on CBS from January 18, 1975, through July 2, 1985, lasting 11 seasons and a total of 253 episodes. The show was produced by the T.A.T. ...more

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Good Times is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
BernNadette Stanis, Ralph Carter, Jimmie Walker

Premiered: 1974

Good Times is an American sitcom that originally aired from February 8, 1974, until August 1, 1979, on CBS. It was created by Eric Monte and Mike Evans, and developed by Norman Lear, the series' ...more

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My Three Sons is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
Fred MacMurray, Stanley Livingston, Don Grady

Premiered: 1960

My Three Sons is an American situation comedy. The series ran from 1960 to 1965 on ABC, and moved to CBS until its end on August 24, 1972. My Three Sons chronicles the life of widower and ...more

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Maude is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
Bea Arthur, Bill Macy, Conrad Bain

Premiered: 1972

Maude is an American television sitcom that was originally broadcast on the CBS network from September 12, 1972 until April 23, 1978. Maude stars Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay, an outspoken, ...more

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One Day at a Time is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
Bonnie Franklin, Mackenzie Phillips, Richard Masur

Premiered: 1975

One Day at a Time (CBS, 1975) is an American situation comedy television series created by Whitney Blake and Allan Manings. The series centers around a divorced mother (Bonnie Franklin), and the ...more

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Rhoda is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
Valerie Harper, Julie Kavner, Lorenzo Music

Premiered: 1974

Rhoda is an American television sitcom, starring Valerie Harper, which aired a total of 109 half-hour episodes over five seasons, from 1974 to 1978. The show was a spin-off of The Mary Tyler ...more

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Here's Lucy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Lucie Arnaz

Premiered: 1968

Here's Lucy is Lucille Ball's third network television sitcom. It ran on CBS from 1968 to 1974.

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The Betty White Show is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
Betty White, John Hillerman, Georgia Engel

Premiered: 1977

The Betty White Show is an American sitcom which aired on CBS from September 12, 1977, to January 2, 1978. Fourteen episodes were broadcast. The series was produced by MTM Enterprises.
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Phyllis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
Phyllis Cloris Leachman, Henry Jones, Jane Rose

Premiered: 1975

Phyllis is an American television sitcom that aired on CBS from September 8, 1975 to March 13, 1977. Created by Ed Weinberger and Stan Daniels, it was the second spin-off series from The Mary ...more

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The Doris Day Show is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
Doris Day, Rose Marie, Peter Lawford

Premiered: 1968

The Doris Day Show is an American sitcom that was originally broadcast on the CBS Television network from September 1968 until March 1973, remaining on the air for five seasons and 128 episodes. ...more
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Struck by Lightning is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
Jack Elam, Bill Erwin, Richard Stahl

Premiered: 1979

Struck by Lightning is a 1979 American television sitcom about Frankenstein's monster, which aired on CBS. Like Working Stiffs, another 1979 CBS sitcom, this show was canceled after only three ...more
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Bridget Loves Bernie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
Meredith Baxter, Audra Lindley, David Doyle

Premiered: 1972

Bridget Loves Bernie is an American television comedy program created by Bernard Slade, the creator of the 1970–74 ABC sitcom The Partridge Family and the 1967-70 sitcom The Flying Nun. Bridget ...more
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Arnie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
Charles Nelson Reilly, Olan Soule, Herschel Bernardi

Premiered: 1970

Arnie is a television sitcom that ran for two seasons on the CBS network. It starred Herschel Bernardi, Sue Ane Langdon, and Roger Bowen. Bernardi played the title character, Arnie Nuvo, a ...more
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The Sandy Duncan Show is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
M. Emmet Walsh, Tom Bosley, Sandy Duncan

Premiered: 1972

Funny Face and The Sandy Duncan Show are two American sitcoms aired by CBS starring Sandy Duncan as part of its 1971 and 1972 fall lineups, respectively. Both series were created and produced by ...more
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Anna and the King is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
Yul Brynner, Rosalind Chao, Samantha Eggar

Premiered: 1972

Anna and the King is a short-lived sitcom broadcast in the United States by CBS as part of its 1972 fall lineup.
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Roll Out is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
Ed Begley, Jr., Garrett Morris

Premiered: 1973

Roll Out is an American sitcom that aired Friday evenings on CBS during the 1973-1974 television season. Starring nightclub comedian Stu Gilliam and Hilly Hicks, and featuring Ed Begley, Jr. and ...more
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Paul Sand in Friends and... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
Penny Marshall, Jack Gilford, Paul Sand

Premiered: 1974

Paul Sand in Friends & Lovers is a 1974-1975 United States comedic television series starring Paul Sand which centers on a musician in Boston, Massachusetts, and his personal relationships. ...more
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We've Got Each Other is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
Joan Van Ark, Martin Kove, Tom Poston

Premiered: 1977

We've Got Each Other is an American sitcom that aired from October 1, 1977 until January 7, 1978.