Comedies The Best CBS Comedies of All Time  

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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 Elvis and The Beatles perform, and watched the launch of Space shuttles into orbit. Television is deeply ingrained into our social lexicon. At the time there were only three channels - ABC, CBS, and NBC. This list has been ranked by men and women television viewers to find the best comedies on the Columbia Broadcasting system or CBS.

From cartoons, to variety programs, to daytime, to comedies, television gives us a myriad of programs by which to be endlessly entertained and informed. Answering the question, “What is the best CBS comedy of all time?” this list includes top comedies like "Murphy Brown," "The Carol Burnett Show," "All in the Family," and "I Love Lucy."

Vote up your favorite CBS comedy below or vote down the one that never, not once, made you laugh.

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All in the Family is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
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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208 80
I Love Lucy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance I Love Lucy is an American television sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley. The black-and-white series originally ran from October 15, 1951, to May 6, ...more

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179 64
The Andy Griffith Show is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts The Andy Griffith Show is an American sitcom, which originally ran on CBS from October 3, 1960 to April 1, 1968. The show, a semi-spin-off from an episode of The Danny Thomas Show, starred Andy ...more

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192 76
M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
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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171 100
Everybody Loves Raymond is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett Everybody Loves Raymond is an American television sitcom starring Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Doris Roberts, Peter Boyle, Brad Garrett, and Monica Horan. It originally ran on CBS from September ...more

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142 81
WKRP in Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
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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156 58
The Dick Van Dyke Show is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie The Dick Van Dyke Show is an American television sitcom that initially aired on CBS from October 3, 1961, until June 1, 1966. The show was created by Carl Reiner and starred Dick Van Dyke, Rose ...more

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140 77
The Mary Tyler Moore Show is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
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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136 66
The Bob Newhart Show is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
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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143 77
The Jeffersons is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
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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107 61
The Beverly Hillbillies is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas, Irene Ryan The Beverly Hillbillies is an American sitcom originally broadcast for nine seasons on CBS from September 26, 1962 to March 23, 1971, starring Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, and Max ...more

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142 70
Gilligan's Island is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
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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118 72
Newhart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Tom Poston Newhart is an American television situation comedy which aired on the CBS network from October 25, 1982, to May 21, 1990. The series starred comedian Bob Newhart and actress Mary Frann as an ...more

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135 70
The Munsters is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Yvonne De Carlo The Munsters is an American television sitcom depicting the home life of a family of benign monsters. It stars Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster and Yvonne De Carlo as his wife, Lily Munster. The ...more

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126 78
The Honeymooners is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows The Honeymooners is an American sitcom, based on a recurring 1951–55 sketch of the same name. It originally aired on the DuMont network's Cavalcade of Stars and subsequently on the CBS network's ...more

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127 48
The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
RichardBeecher added Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the show along with Steven Molaro. All three also serve as head ...more

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142 105
The King of Queens is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Kevin James, Leah Remini, Jerry Stiller The King of Queens is an American sitcom that originally ran on CBS from September 21, 1998, to May 14, 2007. The show was produced by Hanley Productions and CBS Productions, CBS Paramount ...more

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105 86
Green Acres is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor, Tom Lester Green Acres is an American sitcom starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor as a couple who move from New York City to a rural country farm. Produced by Filmways as a sister show to Petticoat ...more

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154 123
How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom that originally ran on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in ...more

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Murphy Brown is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Robert Pastorelli Murphy Brown is an American situation comedy which aired on CBS from November 14, 1988, to May 18, 1998, for a total of 247 episodes. The program starred Candice Bergen as the eponymous Murphy ...more

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The Nanny is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, Daniel Davis The Nanny is an American television sitcom originally aired on CBS from 1993 to 1999, starring Fran Drescher as Fran Fine, a Jewish Queens native who becomes the nanny of three children from the ...more

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87 87
Good Times is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
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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81 77
My Three Sons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
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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88 84
The Lucy Show is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Vivian Vance The Lucy Show is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from 1962–68. It was Lucille Ball's follow-up to I Love Lucy. A significant change in cast and premise for the 1965–66 season divides the ...more

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Designing Women is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Delta Burke, Dixie Carter, Annie Potts Designing Women is an American television sitcom created by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason that aired on CBS from September 29, 1986, until May 24, 1993, producing seven seasons and 178 episodes. The ...more