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List Rules The best sitcoms that aired on TV between 1970 and 1979

What were the best sitcoms from the 1970s? Perhaps "Mary Tyler Moore" or “Sanford and Sons”? This list of the greatest '70s television sitcoms has all the funniest shows from the decade.

Top hits from every genre, including comedy, drama, romance and thrillers were released during the 70's, but these sitcoms were some of the most entertaining shows on television at the time. The war drama/comedy “M.A.S.H.” regularly took the top spot in the television ratings, but hits like “All in the Family” and “Happy Days” were close behind. The top television sitcoms of the 70s closely followed the culture around it: the innocence of the 50s and 60s was reflected in shows like “The Brady Bunch” and “Three’s Company”, yet the face of an ever-changing American could be seen in shows like “M.A.S.H.”

Hits where family was the main subject were subtly being replaced with comedies like “Hee Haw” and “The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour.” Whether it was “Charlie’s Angels” that you remember the most, or the quirky “Mork and Mindy,” cast your vote for the best 70s sitcoms of all time below!
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All in the Family is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
All in the Family Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner

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2
279 87
M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
M*A*S*H Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi

3
256 90
Happy Days is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Happy Days Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross

4
222 108
The Mary Tyler Moore Show is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod

5
211 89
Taxi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Taxi Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito

6
214 123
Three's Company is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Three's Company John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers

7
189 84
The Odd Couple is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
The Odd Couple Jack Klugman, Tony Randall, Penny Marshall

8
175 101
The Bob Newhart Show is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
The Bob Newhart Show Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Bill Daily

9
219 81
The Carol Burnett Show is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
The Carol Burnett Show Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman

10
167 99
Barney Miller is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Barney Miller Hal Linden, Abe Vigoda, Steve Landesberg

11
193 101
WKRP in Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
WKRP in Cincinnati Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Howard Hesseman

12
180 95
The Jeffersons is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
The Jeffersons Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs

13
203 89
Sanford and Son is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Sanford and Son Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page

14
192 81
Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Bewitched Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent

15
199 80
The Brady Bunch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
The Brady Bunch Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis

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16
185 77
Welcome Back, Kotter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Welcome Back, Kotter Gabe Kaplan, Ron Palillo, John Travolta

17
165 64
Gilligan's Island is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
DanielL.Berry added Gilligan's Island Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus

18
135 80
Hogan's Heroes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
DanielL.Berry added Hogan's Heroes Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner

19
172 88
Laverne & Shirley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Laverne & Shirley Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, David L. Lander

20
156 86
Mork & Mindy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Mork & Mindy Robin Williams, Pam Dawber, Ralph James

21
136 103
One Day at a Time is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
One Day at a Time Valerie Bertinelli, Bonnie Franklin, Pat Harrington Jr.

22
152 94
Soap is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Soap Rod Roddy, Katherine Helmond, Richard Mulligan

23
126 94
The Partridge Family is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
The Partridge Family Shirley Jones, David Cassidy, Susan Dey

24
81 28
I Dream of Jeannie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Arthur Williams added I Dream of Jeannie Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily

25
113 75
The Waltons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
DanielL.Berry added The Waltons Jon Walmsley, Mary Beth McDonough, Eric Scott

26
130 94
Alice is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Alice Linda Lavin, Beth Howland, Vic Tayback

27
129 93
The Love Boat is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
The Love Boat Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange

28
134 96
Good Times is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Good Times BernNadette Stanis, Ralph Carter, Jimmie Walker

29
121 97
Diff'rent Strokes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Diff'rent Strokes Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, Conrad Bain

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119 97
Charlie's Angels is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Charlie's Angels Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith

31
97 110
Rhoda is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Rhoda Valerie Harper, Julie Kavner, Lorenzo Music

32
108 113
Maude is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Maude Bea Arthur, Bill Macy, Conrad Bain

33
103 100
Hee Haw is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Hee Haw Roy Clark^! Gunilla Hutton^! Buck Owens

34
110 85
The Six Million Dollar Man is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
The Six Million Dollar Man Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks

35
90 96
The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour Sonny Bono, Cher, Ted Zeigler

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84 96
Adam-12 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Adam-12 Martin Milner, Kent McCord, Shaaron Claridge

37
100 117
What's Happening!! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
What's Happening!! Fred Berry, Danielle Spencer, Shirley Hemphill

38
84 98
Chico and the Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Chico and the Man Charo, Freddie Prinze, Della Reese

39
39 58
Fawlty Towers is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Fawlty Towers John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs

40
94 102
The Bionic Woman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
The Bionic Woman Lindsay Wagner, Richard Anderson, Christopher Stone

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6 12
That's My Mama is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Christian Shewcraft added That's My Mama Jester Hairston, Theresa Merritt, Clifton Davis