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

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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 popular 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 old 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
Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner 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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M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
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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The Mary Tyler Moore Show is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod 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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Happy Days is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross Happy Days is an American television sitcom that aired first-run from January 15, 1974, to September 24, 1984, on ABC. Created by Garry Marshall, the series presents an idealized vision of life ...more

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Three's Company is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers Three's Company is an American sitcom that aired from March 15, 1977 to September 18, 1984 on ABC. It is based on the British sitcom Man About the House. The story revolves around three single ...more

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Taxi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito Taxi is an American sitcom that originally aired from 1978 to 1982 on ABC and from 1982 to 1983 on NBC. The series—which won 18 Emmy Awards, including three for Outstanding Comedy Series—focuses ...more

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The Bob Newhart Show is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Bill Daily 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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The Odd Couple is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Jack Klugman, Tony Randall, Penny Marshall The Odd Couple, formally titled onscreen Neil Simon's The Odd Couple, is an American television situation comedy broadcast from September 24, 1970, to March 7, 1975, on ABC. It stars Tony ...more

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Barney Miller is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Hal Linden, Abe Vigoda, Steve Landesberg Barney Miller is an American situation comedy television series set in a New York City Police Department police station in Greenwich Village. The series originally was broadcast from January 23, ...more

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WKRP in Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
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) 11 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
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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Sanford and Son is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page Sanford and Son is an American sitcom, based on the BBC's Steptoe and Son, that ran on the NBC television network from January 14, 1972, to March 25, 1977. Known for its edgy racial humor, ...more

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Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent Bewitched is an American TV situation comedy fantasy which was broadcast for eight seasons on ABC from 1964 to 1972. It was created by Sol Saks under executive director Harry Ackerman, and ...more

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Gilligan's Island is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
DanielL.Berry added Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus Gilligan's Island is an American sitcom created and produced by Sherwood Schwartz via United Artists Television. The show had an ensemble cast that featured Bob Denver, Alan Hale, Jr., Jim ...more

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Welcome Back, Kotter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Gabe Kaplan, Ron Palillo, John Travolta Welcome Back, Kotter ist eine US-amerikanische Sitcom.

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Hogan's Heroes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
DanielL.Berry added Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner Hogan's Heroes is an American television sitcom set in a German prisoner during WWII. It ran for 168 episodes from September 17, 1965, to April 4, 1971, on the CBS network. Bob Crane starred as ...more

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The Brady Bunch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis The Brady Bunch is an American sitcom created by Sherwood Schwartz that originally aired from September 26, 1969, to March 8, 1974, on ABC. The series revolves around a large blended family with ...more

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327 154
Laverne & Shirley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, David L. Lander Laverne & Shirley is an American television sitcom that ran on ABC from January 27, 1976 to May 10, 1983. It starred Penny Marshall as Laverne De Fazio and Cindy Williams as Shirley Feeney, ...more

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One Day at a Time is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Valerie Bertinelli, Bonnie Franklin, Pat Harrington Jr. One Day at a Time is an American situation comedy that aired on the CBS network from December 16, 1975, until May 28, 1984. It starred Bonnie Franklin as Ann Romano, a divorced mother who moves ...more

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Mork & Mindy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Robin Williams, Pam Dawber, Ralph James Mork & Mindy is an American sitcom broadcast from 1978 to 1982 on ABC. It stars Robin Williams as Mork, an extraterrestrial who comes to Earth from the planet Ork in a small, one-man ...more

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Soap is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Rod Roddy, Katherine Helmond, Richard Mulligan Soap is an American sitcom that originally ran on ABC from 1977 into 1981. The show was created as a night-time parody of daytime soap operas, presented as a weekly half-hour prime time comedy. ...more

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I Dream of Jeannie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Arthur Williams added Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily I Dream of Jeannie is an American sitcom with a fantastical premise. The show starred Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie, and Larry Hagman as an astronaut who becomes her master, with whom ...more

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The Partridge Family is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Shirley Jones, David Cassidy, Susan Dey The Partridge Family is an American musical television sitcom series starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy. Jones is a widowed mother, and Cassidy plays the oldest of her five ...more

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Alice is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
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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The Waltons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
DanielL.Berry added Jon Walmsley, Mary Beth McDonough, Eric Scott The Waltons is an American television series created by Earl Hamner, Jr., based on his book Spencer's Mountain, and a 1963 film of the same name. The show is centered on a family in a rural ...more