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The Best CBS Comedies of All Time

Updated October 12, 2020 9.9k votes 918 voters 18.5k views48 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
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    All in the Family

    Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton

    Premiered1971

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    M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
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    M*A*S*H

    Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers

    Premiered1972

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  • 3
    I Love Lucy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
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    I Love Lucy

    Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz

    Premiered1951

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  • 4
    The Andy Griffith Show is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
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    The Andy Griffith Show

    Andy Griffith, Ron Howard

    Premiered1960

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    The Dick Van Dyke Show is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
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    The Dick Van Dyke Show

    Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore

    Premiered1961

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  • 6
    Gilligan's Island is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
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    Gilligan's Island

    Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr.

    Premiered1964

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  • 7
    The Bob Newhart Show is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
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    The Bob Newhart Show

    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette

    Premiered1972

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  • 8
    The Munsters is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
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    The Munsters

    Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis

    Premiered1964

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  • 9
    The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
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    The Big Bang Theory

    Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons

    Premiered2007

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  • 10
    Everybody Loves Raymond is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
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    Everybody Loves Raymond

    Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton

    Premiered1996

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  • 11
    The Mary Tyler Moore Show is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
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    The Mary Tyler Moore Show

    Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner

    Premiered1970

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  • 12
    WKRP in Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
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    WKRP in Cincinnati

    Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump

    Premiered1978

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  • 13
    The Beverly Hillbillies is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
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    The Beverly Hillbillies

    Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas

    Premiered1962

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  • 14
    Newhart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
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    Newhart

    Bob Newhart, Mary Frann

    Premiered1982

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  • 15
    The Honeymooners is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
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    The Honeymooners

    Jackie Gleason, Art Carney

    Premiered1955

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  • 16
    Cheers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
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    Cheers

    Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman

    Premiered1982

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  • 17
    The Jeffersons is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
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    The Jeffersons

    Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley

    Premiered1975

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  • 18
    How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
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    How I Met Your Mother

    Josh Radnor, Jason Segel

    Premiered2005

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  • 19
    The King of Queens is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
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    The King of Queens

    Kevin James, Leah Remini

    Premiered1998

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  • 20
    Two and a Half Men is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
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    Two and a Half Men

    Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher

    Premiered2003

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  • 21
    Green Acres is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
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    Green Acres

    Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor

    Premiered1965

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  • 22
    My Three Sons is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
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    My Three Sons

    Fred MacMurray, Stanley Livingston

    Premiered1960

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  • 23
    Good Times is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
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    Good Times

    BernNadette Stanis, Ralph Carter

    Premiered1974

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    Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
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    Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

    Jim Nabors, William Christopher

    Premiered1964

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    The Lucy Show is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best CBS Comedies of All Time
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    The Lucy Show

    Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon

    Premiered1962

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