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List of the best ABC comedies of all time as voted, ranked by fans who watched them live or as reruns. This list includes top sitcoms like "Roseanne," "Happy Days," and "Boy Meets World," as well as dramedy shows like "Ugly Betty" and "The Wonder Years." Since its acceptance into homes around the world in the 1950s, television has been a vital part in molding character and asserting social influence. We have watched live performances by Elvis and The Beatles, and we saw the launches space shuttles into orbit; TV is deeply ingrained into our social lexicon.

What have been the greatest ABC sitcoms ever? In the beginning, there were only three networks: ABC, CBS, and NBC. This list has been ranked by men and women of all ages, ranking the top comedy shows on the American Broadcasting Corporation, aka ABC. The transmission of moving images through television has allowed the public to live vicariously through stories of imagination and also see themselves reflected in stories more based in reality. From cartoons to game shows to variety programs, daytime soaps to primetime sitcoms, TV gives us a myriad of programs from which to be endlessly entertained and informed. So what is the best ABC comedy of all time? Vote on favorite, from classic "Ozzie and Harriet" all the way up to "Modern Family."

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Happy Days is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
Happy Days Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross

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105 60
Roseanne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
Roseanne Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf

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97 58
The Brady Bunch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
The Brady Bunch Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis

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100 54
The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
The Wonder Years Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern

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100 54
Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
Bewitched Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent

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71 56
Taxi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
Taxi Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito

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64 59
The Odd Couple is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
The Odd Couple Jack Klugman, Tony Randall, Penny Marshall

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104 41
The Addams Family is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
The Addams Family John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy

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109 72
Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
Modern Family Ed O'Neill, SofĂ­a Vergara, Julie Bowen

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74 58
Laverne & Shirley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
Laverne & Shirley Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, David L. Lander

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78 52
Who's the Boss? is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
Who's the Boss? Tony Danza, Judith Light, Alyssa Milano

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83 59
Mork & Mindy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
Mork & Mindy Robin Williams, Pam Dawber, Ralph James

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79 60
Boy Meets World is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
Boy Meets World Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels

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74 57
Family Matters is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
Family Matters Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White, Kellie Shanygne Williams

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74 48
Growing Pains is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time

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60 57
Leave It to Beaver is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
Leave It to Beaver Jerry Mathers, Hugh Beaumont, Barbara Billingsley

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79 57
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick

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The Goldbergs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
LanaYoshii added The Goldbergs Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, George Segal

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Full House is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
1491971760840 added Full House Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier

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55 60
Moonlighting is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
Moonlighting Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley

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55 58
Diff'rent Strokes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
Diff'rent Strokes Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, Conrad Bain

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56 61
According to Jim is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
According to Jim James Belushi, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Larry Joe Campbell

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49 54
The Partridge Family is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
The Partridge Family Shirley Jones, David Cassidy, Susan Dey

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54 53
Spin City is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
Spin City Michael J. Fox, Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear

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57 58
My Three Sons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
My Three Sons Fred MacMurray, Stanley Livingston, Don Grady

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58 59
Dharma & Greg is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
Dharma & Greg Jenna Elfman, Thomas Gibson, Joel Murray

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9 5
Three's Company is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
1491971760840 added Three's Company John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers

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52 61
Dinosaurs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
Dinosaurs Stuart Pankin, Jessica Walter, Jason Willinger

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44 54
McHale's Navy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
McHale's Navy Ernest Borgnine, Joe Flynn, Tim Conway

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11 1
Home Improvement is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
starks added Home Improvement Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Earl Hindman

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41 58
Bosom Buddies is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
Bosom Buddies Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari, Donna Dixon

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9 6
Step by Step is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
1491971760840 added Step by Step Patrick Duffy, Suzanne Somers, Brandon Call

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Perfect Strangers is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
1491971760840 added Perfect Strangers Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Melanie Wilson

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The Middle is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
Norman Pierce added The Middle Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott

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Head of the Class is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
1491971760840 added Head of the Class Leah Remini, Billy Connolly, Robin Givens

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12 3
Last Man Standing is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
starks added Last Man Standing

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Benson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
1491971760840 added Benson Robert Guillaume, James Noble, Inga Swenson

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Black-ish is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
Black-ish Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Marcus Scribner

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35 66
That Girl is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
That Girl Marlo Thomas, Ruth Buzzi, Bernie Kopell

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Too Close for Comfort is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
1491971760840 added Too Close for Comfort Ted Knight, Nancy Dussault, Jim J. Bullock

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29 65
Love, American Style is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
Love, American Style Jo Anne Worley, Phyllis Davis, Carol Wayne

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30 66
The Patty Duke Show is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
The Patty Duke Show Patty Duke^! Jean Byron^! William Schallert

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Sports Night is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best ABC Comedies of All Time
clash1977 added Sports Night Josh Charles, Peter Krause, Felicity Huffman

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