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The Best CBS Comedies of All Time

Updated November 5, 2020 10.1k votes 927 voters 18.8k views49 items

List RulesVote up the best original comedies or sitcoms that have ever debuted on CBS.

The best CBS comedy shows range from dark comedies to classic family sitcoms. This list of popular CBS comedies is ranked from best to worst thanks to your votes. This list of the top current and canceled CBS sitcoms includes the date when each show first aired, as well as which actors starred in the show. As one of the first three channels - ABC, CBS, and NBC, there have been a lot of great comedies on CBS.

CBS's entry into sitcoms is practically as early as television itself, and includes long-time favorite comedies like I Love Lucy and M*A*S*H. Even more recent CBS comedy shows like Mom, keep up the success of other great CBS comedies like Cheers, Murphy Brown, The Nanny, and The Big Bang Theory.

But what is the best CBS comedy of all time? Vote up your favorite CBS sitcoms, vote down the ones you can't stand and see how your funniest favorites rank.

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  • 1
    All in the Family
    304
    103

    All in the Family

    Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton

    Premiered1971

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    M*A*S*H
    281
    94

    M*A*S*H

    Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers

    Premiered1972

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  • 3
    The Andy Griffith Show
    252
    93

    The Andy Griffith Show

    Andy Griffith, Ron Howard

    Premiered1960

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    I Love Lucy
    271
    104

    I Love Lucy

    Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz

    Premiered1951

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  • 5
    The Dick Van Dyke Show
    212
    83

    The Dick Van Dyke Show

    Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore

    Premiered1961

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    Gilligan's Island
    202
    97

    Gilligan's Island

    Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr.

    Premiered1964

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  • 7
    The Munsters
    199
    90

    The Munsters

    Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis

    Premiered1964

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  • 8
    The Big Bang Theory
    242
    111

    The Big Bang Theory

    Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons

    Premiered2007

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  • 9
    The Bob Newhart Show
    195
    92

    The Bob Newhart Show

    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette

    Premiered1972

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  • 10
    Everybody Loves Raymond
    235
    126

    Everybody Loves Raymond

    Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton

    Premiered1996

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  • 11
    The Mary Tyler Moore Show
    189
    100

    The Mary Tyler Moore Show

    Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner

    Premiered1970

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  • 12
    WKRP in Cincinnati
    200
    108

    WKRP in Cincinnati

    Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump

    Premiered1978

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  • 13
    The Beverly Hillbillies
    174
    94

    The Beverly Hillbillies

    Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas

    Premiered1962

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  • 14
    Newhart
    167
    94

    Newhart

    Bob Newhart, Mary Frann

    Premiered1982

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  • 15
    The Honeymooners
    158
    106

    The Honeymooners

    Jackie Gleason, Art Carney

    Premiered1955

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  • 16
    Cheers
    114
    16

    Cheers

    Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman

    Premiered1982

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  • 17
    The Jeffersons
    183
    108

    The Jeffersons

    Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley

    Premiered1975

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  • 18
    How I Met Your Mother
    195
    164

    How I Met Your Mother

    Josh Radnor, Jason Segel

    Premiered2005

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  • 19
    The King of Queens
    183
    132

    The King of Queens

    Kevin James, Leah Remini

    Premiered1998

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  • 20
    Two and a Half Men
    122
    77

    Two and a Half Men

    Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher

    Premiered2003

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  • 21
    Green Acres
    149
    112

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    Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor

    Premiered1965

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  • 22
    My Three Sons
    107
    93

    My Three Sons

    Fred MacMurray, Stanley Livingston

    Premiered1960

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  • 23
    Good Times
    123
    97

    Good Times

    BernNadette Stanis, Ralph Carter

    Premiered1974

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  • 24
    Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
    109
    93

    Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

    Jim Nabors, William Christopher

    Premiered1964

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  • 25
    The Lucy Show
    103
    99

    The Lucy Show

    Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon

    Premiered1962

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