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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
All in the Family 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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I Love Lucy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
I Love Lucy 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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The Andy Griffith Show is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
The Andy Griffith Show 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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M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
M*A*S*H 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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Everybody Loves Raymond is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Everybody Loves Raymond 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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WKRP in Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
WKRP in Cincinnati 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 Mary Tyler Moore Show is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
The Mary Tyler Moore Show 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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The Bob Newhart Show is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
The Bob Newhart Show 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 Dick Van Dyke Show is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
The Dick Van Dyke Show 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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The Jeffersons is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
The Jeffersons 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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The Beverly Hillbillies is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
The Beverly Hillbillies 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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Gilligan's Island is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Gilligan's Island 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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Newhart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Newhart 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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The Munsters is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
The Munsters 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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The Honeymooners is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
The Honeymooners 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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The King of Queens is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
The King of Queens 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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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
RichardBeecher added The Big Bang Theory 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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Green Acres is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Green Acres 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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How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
How I Met Your Mother 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
Murphy Brown 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
The Nanny 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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Good Times is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Good Times 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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My Three Sons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
My Three Sons 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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Two and a Half Men is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Keith John added Two and a Half Men Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher, Angus T. Jones Two and a Half Men is an American television sitcom that began broadcast on CBS on September 22, 2003 and ended on February 19, 2015 after twelve seasons. Originally starring Charlie Sheen, Jon ...more

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Cosby is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Cosby Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Doug E. Doug Cosby is an American situation comedy television series broadcast on CBS from September 16, 1996, to April 28, 2000, loosely based on the British sitcom One Foot in the Grave. The program stars ...more

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The Lucy Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
The Lucy Show 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) 27 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Designing Women 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

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The Jack Benny Program is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
The Jack Benny Program Mel Blanc, Jack Benny, Dennis Day The Jack Benny Program, starring Jack Benny, is a radio-TV comedy series that ran for more than three decades and is generally regarded as a high-water mark in 20th-century American comedy.

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Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Jim Nabors, William Christopher, Allan Melvin Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. is an American situation comedy that originally aired on CBS from September 25, 1964, to May 2, 1969. The series was a spin-off of The Andy Griffith Show, and the pilot ...more

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Petticoat Junction is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Petticoat Junction Edgar Buchanan, Linda Henning, Bea Benaderet Petticoat Junction is an American situation comedy produced by Wayfilms that originally aired on CBS from September 1963 to April 1970. The series is one of three interrelated shows about rural ...more

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Maude is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Maude 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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The George Burns and Gracie Al... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bea Benaderet Burns and Allen was an American comedy duo consisting of George Burns and his wife, Gracie Allen. They worked together as a comedy team in vaudeville, films, radio and television and achieved ...more

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Rhoda is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Rhoda 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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Alice is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
HappyHat added Alice 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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Father Knows Best is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Father Knows Best Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue Father Knows Best is an American radio and television comedy series which portrayed a middle class family life in the Midwest. It was created by writer Ed James in the 1940s, and ran on radio ...more

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Becker is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Becker Ted Danson, Hattie Winston, Terry Farrell Becker is an American television sitcom that ran from 1998 to 2004 on CBS. Set in the New York City borough of The Bronx, the show starred Ted Danson as John Becker, a misanthropic doctor who ...more

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The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Desi Arnaz The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour is a collection of thirteen black-and-white one-hour specials airing occasionally from 1957 to 1960. The first five were shown as specials during the 1957-58 television ...more

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Kate & Allie is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Kate & Allie Jane Curtin, Susan Saint James, Sam Freed Kate & Allie is an American television situation comedy which ran from March 19, 1984, to May 22, 1989 on CBS, starring Susan Saint James and Jane Curtin as two divorced women, both with ...more

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Archie Bunker's Place is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Losey Passwordy added Archie Bunker's Place Jean Stapleton, Carroll O'Connor, Anne Meara Archie Bunker's Place is an American sitcom originally broadcast on the CBS network, conceived in 1979 as a spin-off and continuation of All in the Family. While not as popular as its ...more