Sitcoms The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite CBS comedies that aired on TV in the '80s

These are the best 1980s CBS comedy shows ranked from best to worst by user votes. From good 1980s CBS comedy TV series that were based on family life, to others that were about the struggles of war. Surprising for a comedy maybe, but hey, it happened on CBS in the 80s. Many of the best 80s CBS comedy shows are even still popular in reruns to this day (including the aforementioned wartime comedy).

What series will you find on this best 1980s CBS comedy shows list? Murphy Brown definitely appears near the top of this list. After premiering in 1988, series star Candice Bergen won five Emmy Awards for her role as the title character. WKRP in Cincinnati was also one of the CBS' best sitcoms in the 1980s.

M*A*S*H blurred the lines between drama and comedy throughout its over 10-year run on CBS. Other good shows that appear on this top CBS comedy TV series list include Square Pegs, Charles in Charge and Together We Stand.

Which 80s CBS comedy show was the best? Vote for your favorites now!
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M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
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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Newhart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Tom Poston Newhart is an American television situation comedy which aired on the CBS network from October 25, 1982, to May 21, 1990. The series starred comedian Bob Newhart and actress Mary Frann as an ...more

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WKRP in Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Howard Hesseman 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 Jeffersons is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs 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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Alice is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
Linda Lavin, Beth Howland, Vic Tayback Alice is an American sitcom television series that ran from August 31, 1976 to March 19, 1985 on CBS. The series is based on the 1974 film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. The show stars Linda ...more

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Kate & Allie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
Jane Curtin, Susan Saint James, Sam Freed Kate & Allie is an American television situation comedy which ran from March 19, 1984, to May 22, 1989 on CBS, starring Susan Saint James and Jane Curtin as two divorced women, both with ...more

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Murphy Brown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Robert Pastorelli Murphy Brown is an American situation comedy which aired on CBS from November 14, 1988, to May 18, 1998, for a total of 247 episodes. The program starred Candice Bergen as the eponymous Murphy ...more

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Charles in Charge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
Scott Baio, Willie Aames, Nicole Eggert Charles in Charge is an American sitcom series starring Scott Baio as Charles, a 19-year-old student at the fictional Copeland College in New Brunswick, New Jersey, who worked as a live-in ...more

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My Sister Sam is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
Pam Dawber, Rebecca Schaeffer, David Naughton My Sister Sam is an American situation comedy series that aired on CBS from October 1986 to April 1988. The series starred Pam Dawber and the late Rebecca Schaeffer.

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Private Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
Craig T. Nelson, Eileen Brennan, Wendie Jo Sperber Private Benjamin is an American sitcom based on the movie of the same name. The show aired on CBS from April 6, 1981, to January 10, 1983. Eileen Brennan, who reprised her role from the film, ...more

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Square Pegs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
Sarah Jessica Parker, Amy Linker, Merritt Butrick Square Pegs is an American comedy series that aired on CBS during the 1982–1983 season. The series follows Patty Greene and Lauren Hutchinson, two awkward teenage girls desperate to fit in at ...more

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The Van Dyke Show is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
Dick Van Dyke, Barry Van Dyke, Kari Lizer The Van Dyke Show is an American situation comedy, starring Dick Van Dyke and his son Barry Van Dyke. The series marked the first time the real-life father-son actors worked together. The Van ...more

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Goodnight, Beantown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
Tracey Gold, Bill Bixby, George Coe Goodnight, Beantown is an American sitcom that aired on CBS for two brief seasons in 1983 and 1984.

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Filthy Rich is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
Delta Burke, Slim Pickens, Forrest Tucker Filthy Rich is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from August 1982 to July 1983. Starring Dixie Carter and Delta Burke, the series satirized prime-time soap operas such as Dallas and Dynasty.

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Flo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
Polly Holliday, Geoffrey Lewis, Jim Baker Flo is an American sitcom which aired on CBS from 1980 to 1981. The series is a spin-off for Polly Holliday who portrayed the sassy and street-smart waitress Florence Jean "Flo" ...more

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Foley Square is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
Jon Lovitz, Héctor Elizondo, Michael Lembeck Foley Square is a 1985-1986 United States comedic television series starring Margaret Colin which centers on an assistant district attorney in New York City. It was Colin's first starring role. ...more

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The Cavanaughs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
Danny Cooksey, Christine Ebersole, Barnard Hughes The Cavanaughs is an American television situation comedy, broadcast on CBS from 1986 to 1989. The series revolved around Francis "Pop" Cavanaugh, a 71-year-old, blue-collar Irish ...more

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Trial and Error is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
Paul Rodriguez, John de Lancie, Eddie Velez Trial and Error is an American sitcom that was broadcast from March 15 to March 29, 1988. Only three of the eight episodes were shown.

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Mary is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
Mary Tyler Moore, Katey Sagal, John Astin Mary is an American sitcom that aired on CBS during the 1985-86 television season. The series stars Mary Tyler Moore in her return to series television after an absence of over six years, during ...more

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Maggie Winters is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
Faith Ford, Jenny Robertson, Alex Kapp Horner Maggie Winters is a short-lived CBS sitcom that ran from 1998 to early 1999. The title character was played by Faith Ford.

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Together We Stand is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
Together We Stand Elliott Gould, Dee Wallace, Jonathan Ke Quan Together We Stand, also known as Nothing Is Easy, is an American television series that aired on the CBS network from 1986 to 1987. It was written by Stephen Sustarsic and directed by Andrew D. ...more

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Charlie & Co. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Comedy Shows
Gladys Knight, Jaleel White, Della Reese Charlie & Co. is an American sitcom that originally aired on CBS from September 18, 1985 to May 16, 1986. Created by Allan Katz, the series stars Flip Wilson and Gladys Knight. Charlie & ...more