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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 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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Happy Days is listed (or ranked) 3 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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The Mary Tyler Moore Show is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Taxi is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Three's Company is listed (or ranked) 6 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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299 143
The Odd Couple is listed (or ranked) 7 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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WKRP in Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 8 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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295 161
The Bob Newhart Show is listed (or ranked) 9 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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276 153
Barney Miller is listed (or ranked) 10 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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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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342 134
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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Welcome Back, Kotter is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Gilligan's Island is listed (or ranked) 15 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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The Brady Bunch is listed (or ranked) 16 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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276 141
Laverne & Shirley is listed (or ranked) 17 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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212 143
Hogan's Heroes is listed (or ranked) 18 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 of war camp during World War II. It ran for 168 episodes from September 17, 1965, to April 4, 1971, on the CBS network. ...more

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Mork & Mindy is listed (or ranked) 19 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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225 166
One Day at a Time is listed (or ranked) 20 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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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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The Waltons is listed (or ranked) 24 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

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Alice is listed (or ranked) 25 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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Good Times is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
BernNadette Stanis, Ralph Carter, Jimmie Walker Good Times is an American sitcom that originally aired from February 8, 1974, until August 1, 1979, on CBS. It was created by Eric Monte and Mike Evans, and developed by Norman Lear, the series' ...more

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202 143
The Love Boat is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange The Love Boat is an American television series set on a cruise ship, which aired on the ABC Television Network from September 24, 1977, until February 27, 1987. The show revolves around the ...more

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Charlie's Angels is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith Charlie's Angels is an American crime drama television series that aired on ABC from September 22, 1976 to June 24, 1981, producing five seasons and 110 episodes. The series was created by Ivan ...more

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Rhoda is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Valerie Harper, Julie Kavner, Lorenzo Music Rhoda is an American television sitcom, starring Valerie Harper, which aired a total of 109 half-hour episodes over five seasons, from 1974 to 1978. The show was a spin-off of The Mary Tyler ...more

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Maude is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Bea Arthur, Bill Macy, Conrad Bain Maude is an American television sitcom that was originally broadcast on the CBS network from September 12, 1972 until April 23, 1978. Maude stars Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay, an outspoken, ...more

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Diff'rent Strokes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, Conrad Bain Diff'rent Strokes is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from November 3, 1978, to May 4, 1985, and on ABC from September 27, 1985, to March 7, 1986. The series stars Gary Coleman ...more

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Hee Haw is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Roy Clark, Gunilla Hutton, Buck Owens Hee Haw is an American television variety show featuring country music and humor with fictional rural Kornfield Kounty as a backdrop. It aired on CBS-TV from 1969–1971 before a 20-year run in ...more

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The Rockford Files is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
kent787 added James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos The Rockford Files is an American television drama series starring James Garner that aired on the NBC network between September 13, 1974, and January 10, 1980, and has remained in syndication to ...more

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The Six Million Dollar Man is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks The Six Million Dollar Man is an American television series about a former astronaut with bionic implants working for a fictional government office known as OSI. The series is based on the ...more

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Adam-12 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Martin Milner, Kent McCord, Shaaron Claridge Adam-12 is a television police drama that followed two police officers of the Los Angeles Police Department, Pete Malloy and Jim Reed, as they rode the streets of Los Angeles in their patrol ...more

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The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Sonny Bono, Cher, Ted Zeigler The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour is an American variety show starring American pop-singer Cher and her husband Sonny Bono. The show ran on CBS in the United States, when it premiered in August ...more

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Chico and the Man is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Charo, Freddie Prinze, Della Reese Chico and the Man is an American sitcom which ran on NBC for four seasons, from September 13, 1974, to July 21, 1978. It stars Jack Albertson as Ed Brown, the cantankerous owner of a run down ...more

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What's Happening!! is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Fred Berry, Danielle Spencer, Shirley Hemphill What's Happening!! is an American television sitcom that aired on ABC from August 5, 1976 to April 28, 1979. The show premiered as a summer series. With good ratings and reviews, and after the ...more

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Fawlty Towers is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs Fawlty Towers is a BBC television sitcom that was first broadcast on BBC2 in 1975 and 1979. Twelve episodes were made. The show was written by John Cleese and his then-wife Connie Booth, both of ...more

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The Incredible Hulk is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
kent787 added Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Jack Colvin The Incredible Hulk is an American television series based on the Marvel Comics character The Hulk. The series aired on the CBS television network and starred Bill Bixby as David Banner, Lou ...more

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Starsky and Hutch is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
kent787 added David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, Antonio Fargas Starsky & Hutch is a 1970s American cop thriller television series, which consisted of a 70-minute pilot movie and 92 episodes of 50 minutes each. The show was created by William Blinn, ...more

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The Bionic Woman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Lindsay Wagner, Richard Anderson, Christopher Stone The Bionic Woman is an American television series starring Lindsay Wagner that aired for three seasons between 1976 and 1978 as a spin-off from The Six Million Dollar Man. Wagner stars as tennis ...more

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Get Smart is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt Get Smart is an American comedy television series that satirizes the secret agent genre. Created by Mel Brooks with Buck Henry, the show stars Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, and Edward Platt. Henry ...more

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The Facts of Life is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn The Facts of Life is an American sitcom that originally ran on the NBC television network from August 24, 1979, to May 7, 1988, making it one of the longest running sitcoms of the 1980s. A ...more

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My Three Sons is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Fred MacMurray, Stanley Livingston, Don Grady My Three Sons is an American situation comedy. The series ran from 1960 to 1965 on ABC, and moved to CBS until its end on August 24, 1972. My Three Sons chronicles the life of widower and ...more

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Nancy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Nancy Celeste Holm, Frank Aletter, John Fink Nancy is an American sitcom that aired on NBC during the 1970-1971 television season, with Renne Jarrett in the title role.

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Big Eddie is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Big Eddie Sheldon Leonard, Alan Oppenheimer, Quinn Cummings Big Eddie is an American sitcom that aired from August 23 until November 7, 1975.

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Karen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Karen Karen Valentine, Denver Pyle, Charles Lane Karen is an American sitcom starring that aired on ABC beginning in January, 1975. A mid-season replacement, Karen was designed as a starring vehicle for actress Karen Valentine, who had not ...more

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Big John, Little John is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Herb Edelman, Robbie Rist, Joyce Bulifant Big John, Little John was an American Saturday-morning situation comedy, produced by Sherwood Schwartz, which starred Herbert Edelman as "Big John" and Robert "Robbie" Rist ...more

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Delta House is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best 70s TV Sitcoms
Michelle Pfeiffer, Bruce McGill, John Vernon Delta House is an American sitcom that was adapted from the 1978 film National Lampoon's Animal House. The series aired from January to April 1979 on ABC.