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The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star

Updated February 16, 2021 2.2k votes 224 voters 9.6k views44 items

This list contains information about sitcoms named after the star, loosely ranked by user votes. The best sitcoms named after the star come in many forms. Some TV series named after an actor are based on the star's real life while other good sitcoms named for the star are based on his/her comedy. Some hilarious sitcoms named after the star are among the best to ever air on television.

What series will you find on the top sitcoms named after the star list? Seinfeld has to be at the top. The show's star, Jerry Seinfeld and his comedian friend, Larry David, created this show about nothing back in 1989. The sitcom is often cited as a groundbreaking comedy series. Louie, created by Louis C. K., is another great sitcom named for an actor.

Roseanne Barr mined her own life for comedy gold when creating her eponymous sitcom, Roseanne. Other great shows named after the star featured on this list include I Love Lucy, Everybody Loves Raymond, and The Jim Gaffigan Show.

Do you have a favorite TV series named after an actor? Give the best shows a thumbs up and share some of your top episodes in the comments section.

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    Seinfeld

    Jason Alexander, Heidi Swedberg
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    I Love Lucy

    Desi Arnaz, Lucille Ball
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    The Andy Griffith Show

    Jack Dodson, Aneta Corsaut
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    The Dick Van Dyke Show

    Ann Morgan Guilbert, Larry Mathews
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    Everybody Loves Raymond

    Doris Roberts, Monica Horan
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    The Mary Tyler Moore Show

    Gavin MacLeod, Betty White
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    Newhart

    Fred Applegate, Ralph Manza
    Newhart is an American television situation comedy which aired on the CBS network from October...  more

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    Reba

    Steve Howey, Reba McEntire
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    The Bob Newhart Show

    Bill Daily, Suzanne Pleshette
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    Roseanne

    Roseanne Barr, John Goodman
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    The Drew Carey Show

    John Carroll Lynch, Diedrich Bader
    The Drew Carey Show is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from 1995 to 2004. The show was...  more

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    The Cosby Show

    Raven-Symoné, Malcolm-Jamal Warner
    The Cosby Show is an American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight...  more

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    The Bernie Mac Show

    Bernie Mac, Kellita Smith
    The Bernie Mac Show is an American sitcom that aired on Fox for five seasons from November 14,...  more

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    Everybody Hates Chris

    Terry Crews, Tichina Arnold
    Everybody Hates Chris is an American sitcom based on the teenage experiences of African...  more

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    The Lucy Show

    Candy Moore, Dick Martin
    The Lucy Show is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from 1962–68. It was Lucille Ball's...  more

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    George Lopez

    Belita Moreno, Luis Armand Garcia
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    According to Jim

    Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Billi Bruno
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    Here's Lucy

    Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon
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    That's So Raven

    Kyle Massey, Anneliese van der Pol
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    Ellen

    David Anthony Higgins, Jeremy Piven
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    The Danny Thomas Show

    Danny Thomas, Marjorie Lord
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    Kenan

    Kenan Thompson, Don Johnson
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    The Donna Reed Show

    Ann McCrea, Donna Reed
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    Cybill

    Alan Rosenberg, Cybill Shepherd
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    The Jeff Foxworthy Show

    Jeff Foxworthy, Haley Joel Osment
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