CBS 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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159 50
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

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2
143 53
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

3
126 38
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

4
127 54
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

5
100 51
WKRP in Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
WKRP in Cincinnati Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Howard Hesseman

6
120 70
Everybody Loves Raymond is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Everybody Loves Raymond Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

7
115 41
The Dick Van Dyke Show is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
The Dick Van Dyke Show Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie

8
96 48
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

9
95 54
The Mary Tyler Moore Show is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod

10
72 32
The Beverly Hillbillies is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
The Beverly Hillbillies Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas, Irene Ryan

11
106 51
The Jeffersons is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
The Jeffersons Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs

12
105 41
The Munsters is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
The Munsters Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Yvonne De Carlo

13
105 48
Gilligan's Island is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Gilligan's Island Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus

14
87 53
Newhart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Newhart Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Tom Poston

15
93 51
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

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16
102 75
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

17
80 55
Green Acres is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Green Acres Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor, Tom Lester

18
55 18
The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
RichardBeecher added The Big Bang Theory Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

19
107 87
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

20
64 63
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

21
75 69
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

22
65 61
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

23
63 53
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

24
45 35
Designing Women is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Designing Women Delta Burke, Dixie Carter, Annie Potts

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71 83
Cosby is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Cosby Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Doug E. Doug

26
54 55
The Jack Benny Program is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
The Jack Benny Program Mel Blanc, Jack Benny, Dennis Day

27
64 62
The Lucy Show is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
The Lucy Show Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Vivian Vance

28
60 54
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Jim Nabors, William Christopher, Allan Melvin

29
54 66
Maude is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Maude Bea Arthur, Bill Macy, Conrad Bain

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41 67
Rhoda is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Rhoda Valerie Harper, Julie Kavner, Lorenzo Music

31
57 57
Petticoat Junction is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Petticoat Junction Edgar Buchanan, Linda Henning, Bea Benaderet

32
53 54
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

33
14 8
Two and a Half Men is listed (or ranked) 33 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

34
43 75
Becker is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Becker Ted Danson, Hattie Winston, Terry Farrell

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36 42
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

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42 72
Kate & Allie is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Kate & Allie Jane Curtin, Susan Saint James, Sam Freed

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6 5
Alice is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
HappyHat added Alice Linda Lavin, Beth Howland, Vic Tayback

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38 57
The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Desi Arnaz