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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
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
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
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
4
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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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
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
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
7
The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 7 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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The Bob Newhart Show is listed (or ranked) 8 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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WKRP in Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 9 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
10
The Beverly Hillbillies is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Gilligan's Island is listed (or ranked) 11 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
12
The Munsters is listed (or ranked) 12 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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The Jeffersons is listed (or ranked) 13 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
14
The Mary Tyler Moore Show is listed (or ranked) 14 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
15
Newhart is listed (or ranked) 15 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
16
The Honeymooners is listed (or ranked) 16 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
17
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
18
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
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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Green Acres is listed (or ranked) 19 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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The Nanny is listed (or ranked) 20 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
21
Two and a Half Men is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Keith John added 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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My Three Sons is listed (or ranked) 22 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
23
Cheers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger
Cheers is an American sitcom that ran for eleven seasons between 1982 and 1993. The show was produced by Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions in association with Paramount Network Television for ...more
24
Good Times is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
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