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The Best 1990s ABC Comedy Shows 

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Updated December 30, 2018 1k votes 138 voters 3.8k views 25 items

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Family friendly TV doesn't get any better than the best 1990s ABC comedy shows, ranked from best to worst by user votes. While there were plenty of different '90s ABC comedies, but many were ensemble sitcoms about families, and a whole lot of the best 1990s ABC comedy series remain popular today. In fact, Full House is so beloved that it's being revived. That's just one example of the gems you'll find on this list of '90s ABC comedy shows.

Which sitcoms will you find on our top 1990s ABC comedies list? Of course Family Matters made this list. Steve Urkel will go down in history as one of the most iconic '90s sitcom characters. Full House and Doogie Howser, M.D. also appear on this great 1990s ABC comedy show list.

Tim Allen's sitcom Home Improvement was a hit for ABC in the '90s, as was the Craig T. Nelson vehicle Coach. Other top 1990s ABC comedies include Dinosaurs, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, and comedy-dramas like The Commish and The Wonder Years.

Do you have a favorite 1990s ABC comedy? Show your love by voting up the best. Downvote the worst and don't forget to add any good TV shows we may have missed.
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Home Improvement is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Comedy Shows
Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Earl Hindman

Premiered: 1991

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 204

Home Improvement is an American television sitcom starring Tim Allen, that aired from September 17, 1991 to May 25, 1999. The show was created by Matt Williams, Carmen Finestra and David ...more

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Full House is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Comedy Shows
Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier

Premiered: 1987

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 192

Full House is an American sitcom created by Jeff Franklin for ABC. The show chronicles a widowed father, who enlists his best friend and his brother-in-law to help raise his three daughters. It ...more

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Family Matters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Comedy Shows
Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White, Kellie Shanygne Williams

Premiered: 1989

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 215

Family Matters is an American sitcom which originated on ABC network from September 22, 1989 to May 9, 1997 and then aired on CBS network from September 19, 1997, to July 17, 1998. A spin-off of ...more

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Boy Meets World is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Comedy Shows
Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels

Premiered: 1993

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 158

Boy Meets World (ABC, 1993) is an American television sitcom created by Michael Jacobs and April Kelly. An adolescent (Ben Savage) with two siblings tests his various theories about life as he ...more

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The Drew Carey Show is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Comedy Shows
Drew Carey, Diedrich Bader, Ryan Stiles

Premiered: 1995

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 233

The Drew Carey Show is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from 1995 to 2004. The show was set in Cleveland, Ohio, and revolved around the retail office and home life of "everyman" ...more

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Sabrina, the Teenage Wit... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Comedy Shows
Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick

Premiered: 1996

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 163

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is an American sitcom based on the Archie comic book series of the same name. The show premiered on September 27, 1996, on ABC to over 17 million viewers in its ...more

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Step by Step is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Comedy Shows
Patrick Duffy, Suzanne Somers, Brandon Call

Premiered: 1991

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 160

Step by Step is an American television sitcom that aired for seven seasons, originally running on ABC as part of its TGIF Friday night lineup from September 20, 1991, to August 15, 1997, and ...more

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The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Comedy Shows
Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern

Premiered: 1988

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 115

The Wonder Years is an American television comedy-drama created by Neal Marlens and Carol Black. It ran on ABC from 1988 through 1993. The pilot aired on January 31, 1988, following ABC's ...more

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Dinosaurs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Comedy Shows
Stuart Pankin, Jessica Walter, Jason Willinger

Premiered: 1991

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 65

Dinosaurs is an American family sitcom that was originally broadcast on ABC from April 26, 1991 to July 20, 1994. The show, about a family of anthropomorphic dinosaurs, was produced by Michael ...more

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Dharma & Greg is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Comedy Shows
Jenna Elfman, Thomas Gibson, Joel Murray

Premiered: 1997

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 119

Dharma & Greg is an American television sitcom that aired from September 24, 1997, to April 30, 2002. It stars Jenna Elfman and Thomas Gibson as Dharma and Greg Montgomery, a couple who got ...more

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Coach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Comedy Shows
Craig T. Nelson, Jerry Van Dyke, Shelley Fabares

Premiered: 1989

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 200

Coach is an American television sitcom that aired for nine seasons on ABC from 1989 to 1997. The series stars Craig T. Nelson as Hayden Fox, head coach of the fictional Division I-A college ...more

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Grace Under Fire is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Comedy Shows
Brett Butler, Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse

Premiered: 1993

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 112

Grace Under Fire is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from September 29, 1993 to February 17, 1998. The show starred Brett Butler, as a single mother learning how to cope with raising her ...more

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Sister, Sister is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Comedy Shows
Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Jackée Harry

Premiered: 1994

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 119

Sister, Sister is an American television sitcom starring identical twins Tia and Tamera Mowry. It aired from 1994 to 1999. The premise of the show was that the girls were separated and adopted ...more

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Spin City is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Comedy Shows
Michael J. Fox, Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear

Premiered: 1996

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 145

Spin City is an American television sitcom that aired from September 17, 1996, until April 30, 2002, on ABC. Created by Gary David Goldberg and Bill Lawrence, the show was based on a fictional ...more

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The Jeff Foxworthy Show ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Comedy Shows
Jeff Foxworthy, Haley Joel Osment, Ann Cusack

Premiered: 1995

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 41

The Jeff Foxworthy Show is the name of two short-lived television series starring comedian Jeff Foxworthy and based on Foxworthy's stand-up comedy routine. The show aired from September 12, 1995 ...more
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Hangin' with Mr. Cooper ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Comedy Shows
Mark Curry, Holly Robinson Peete, Sandra Quarterman

Premiered: 1992

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 101

Hangin' with Mr. Cooper is an American television sitcom that originally aired on ABC from 1992 to 1997, starring Mark Curry and Holly Robinson. The show took place in Curry's hometown of ...more

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Doogie Howser, M.D. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Comedy Shows
Neil Patrick Harris, Max Casella, Belinda Montgomery

Premiered: 1989

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 97

Doogie Howser, M.D. is an American comedy-drama television series that ran for four seasons on ABC from September 19, 1989 to July 28, 1993, totaling 97 episodes. Created by Steven Bochco and ...more

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Ellen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Comedy Shows
Ellen DeGeneres, David Anthony Higgins, Joely Fisher

Premiered: 1994

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 109

Ellen (ABC, 1994) is an American television sitcom. The show follows Ellen Morgan (Ellen DeGeneres), a neurotic bookstore owner in her thirties.

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Clueless is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Comedy Shows
Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy

Premiered: 1996

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 62

Clueless is a television series spun off from the 1995 teen film of the same name. The series originally premiered on ABC on September 20, 1996 as a part of the TGIF lineup during its first ...more
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Perfect Strangers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Comedy Shows
Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Melanie Wilson

Premiered: 1986

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 150

Perfect Strangers is an American sitcom that ran for eight seasons from March 25, 1986, to August 6, 1993, on the ABC television network. Created by Dale McRaven, the series chronicles the rocky ...more

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The Critic is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Comedy Shows
Jon Lovitz, Nancy Cartwright, Christine Cavanaugh

Premiered: 1994

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 23

The Critic is an American prime time animated series revolving around the life of New York film critic Jay Sherman, voiced by actor Jon Lovitz. It was created by writing partners Al Jean and ...more

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The Hughleys is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Comedy Shows
D. L. Hughley, Elise Neal, Eric Allan Kramer

Premiered: 1998

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 89

The Hughleys is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from September 22, 1998 to April 28, 2000 and on the UPN network from September 11, 2000 to May 20, 2002. It starred comedian D. L. Hughley ...more

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The Commish is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Comedy Shows
Michael Chiklis, Theresa Saldana, Kaj-Erik Eriksen

Premiered: 1991

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 94

The Commish is an American comedy-drama television series that aired on ABC in the United States from 1991 to 1996. The series focuses on the work and home life of a suburban police commissioner ...more
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Cupid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Comedy Shows
Jeremy Piven, Paula Marshall, Jeffrey D. Sams

Premiered: 1998

Number of Seasons: 1

Cupid is a 1998–1999 American comedy-drama series created by Rob Thomas, which featured Paula Marshall as Dr. Claire Allen, a Chicago psychologist who is given charge of a man named Trevor Hale. ...more
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Arresting Behavior is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 1990s ABC Comedy Shows
Arresting Behavior Eric Balfour, Ron Eldard, Chris Mulkey

Premiered: 1992

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 7

Arresting Behavior is a half-hour American television police comedy that aired on ABC from August 18 to September 2, 1992.