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The Best CBS Comedies of All Time 

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List Rules Only sitcoms or comedy shows that have aired on CBS

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

Premiered: 1971

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 CBS Comedies of All Time
Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi

Premiered: 1972

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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I Love Lucy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance

Premiered: 1951

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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The Andy Griffith Show ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts

Premiered: 1960

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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The Dick Van Dyke Show ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie

Premiered: 1961

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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Everybody Loves Raymond ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

Premiered: 1996

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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Gilligan's Island is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus

Premiered: 1964

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The Munsters is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Yvonne De Carlo

Premiered: 1964

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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

Premiered: 1972

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 Mary Tyler Moore Sho... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod

Premiered: 1970

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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
RichardBeecher added Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

Premiered: 2007

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WKRP in Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Howard Hesseman

Premiered: 1978

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The Beverly Hillbillies ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas, Irene Ryan

Premiered: 1962

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The Jeffersons is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs

Premiered: 1975

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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The Honeymooners is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows

Premiered: 1955

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Newhart is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Tom Poston

Premiered: 1982

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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

Premiered: 1998

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How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders

Premiered: 2005

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Green Acres is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor, Tom Lester

Premiered: 1965

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My Three Sons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Fred MacMurray, Stanley Livingston, Don Grady

Premiered: 1960

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Good Times is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
BernNadette Stanis, Ralph Carter, Jimmie Walker

Premiered: 1974

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Two and a Half Men is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Keith John added Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher, Angus T. Jones

Premiered: 2003

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Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Jim Nabors, William Christopher, Allan Melvin

Premiered: 1964

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The Nanny is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, Daniel Davis

Premiered: 1993

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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

Premiered: 1982

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