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The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows

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List RulesVote up your favorite CBS comedies that aired on TV in the '70s

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.

Do you have a favorite CBS sitcom from the 1970s? Vote the best shows to the top of this list!
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    M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
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    M*A*S*H

    Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers

    Premiered1972

    M*A*S*H is an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart, adapted from the 1970... more on Wikipedia

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    Rhoda is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
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    Rhoda

    Valerie Harper, Julie Kavner

    Premiered1974

    Rhoda is an American television sitcom, starring Valerie Harper, which aired a total of 109... more on Wikipedia

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    One Day at a Time is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
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    One Day at a Time

    Bonnie Franklin, Mackenzie Phillips

    Premiered1975

    One Day at a Time (CBS, 1975) is an American situation comedy television series created by... more on Wikipedia

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    Here's Lucy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
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    Here's Lucy

    Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon

    Premiered1968

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

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    The Bob Newhart Show is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
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    The Bob Newhart Show

    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette

    Premiered1972

    The Bob Newhart Show is an American situation comedy produced by MTM Enterprises, which aired... more on Wikipedia
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    All in the Family is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
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    All in the Family

    Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton

    Premiered1971

    All in the Family is an American sitcom that was originally broadcast on the CBS television... more on Wikipedia
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    WKRP in Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
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    WKRP in Cincinnati

    Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump

    Premiered1978

    WKRP in Cincinnati is an American situation comedy television series that features the... more on Wikipedia
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    The Mary Tyler Moore Show is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
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    The Mary Tyler Moore Show

    Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner

    Premiered1970

    The Mary Tyler Moore Show is an American television sitcom created by James L. Brooks and... more on Wikipedia
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    The Jeffersons is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
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    The Jeffersons

    Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley

    Premiered1975

    The Jeffersons is an American sitcom that was broadcast on CBS from January 18, 1975, through... more on Wikipedia
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    Good Times is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
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    Good Times

    BernNadette Stanis, Ralph Carter

    Premiered1974

    Good Times is an American sitcom that originally aired from February 8, 1974, until August 1,... more on Wikipedia

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    Maude is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
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    Maude

    Bea Arthur, Bill Macy

    Premiered1972

    Maude is an American television sitcom that was originally broadcast on the CBS network from... more on Wikipedia
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    The Betty White Show is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
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    The Betty White Show

    Betty White, John Hillerman

    Premiered1977

    The Betty White Show is an American sitcom which aired on CBS from September 12, 1977, to... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    My Three Sons is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
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    My Three Sons

    Fred MacMurray, Stanley Livingston

    Premiered1960

    My Three Sons is an American situation comedy. The series ran from 1960 to 1965 on ABC, and... more on Wikipedia
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    Phyllis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
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    Phyllis

    Cloris Leachman, Henry Jones

    Premiered1975

    Phyllis is an American television sitcom that aired on CBS from September 8, 1975 to March 13,... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Doris Day Show is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
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    The Doris Day Show

    Doris Day, Rose Marie

    Premiered1968

    The Doris Day Show is an American sitcom that was originally broadcast on the CBS Television... more on Wikipedia
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    Arnie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
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    Arnie

    Charles Nelson Reilly, Olan Soule

    Premiered1970

    Arnie is a television sitcom that ran for two seasons on the CBS network. It starred Herschel... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Sandy Duncan Show is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
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    The Sandy Duncan Show

    M. Emmet Walsh, Tom Bosley

    Premiered1972

    Funny Face and The Sandy Duncan Show are two American sitcoms aired by CBS starring Sandy... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Anna and the King is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
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    Anna and the King

    Yul Brynner, Rosalind Chao

    Premiered1972

    Anna and the King is a short-lived sitcom broadcast in the United States by CBS as part of its... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Paul Sand in Friends and Lover is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
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    Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers

    Penny Marshall, Jack Gilford

    Premiered1974

    Paul Sand in Friends & Lovers is a 1974-1975 United States comedic television series starring... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Roll Out is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
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    Roll Out

    Ed Begley, Jr.

    Premiered1973

    Roll Out is an American sitcom that aired Friday evenings on CBS during the 1973-1974... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    We've Got Each Other is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
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    We've Got Each Other

    Joan Van Ark, Martin Kove

    Premiered1977

    We've Got Each Other is an American sitcom that aired from October 1, 1977 until January 7,... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Struck by Lightning is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
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    Struck by Lightning

    Jack Elam, Bill Erwin

    Premiered1979

    Struck by Lightning is a 1979 American television sitcom about Frankenstein's monster, which... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Bridget Loves Bernie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 1970s CBS Comedy Shows
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    Bridget Loves Bernie

    Meredith Baxter, Audra Lindley

    Premiered1972

    Bridget Loves Bernie is an American television comedy program created by Bernard Slade, the... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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