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The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star 

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Updated January 22, 2020 1.1k votes 151 voters 4.7k views 38 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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I Love Lucy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
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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Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards
Seinfeld is an American television sitcom that originally ran for nine seasons on NBC from July 5, 1989, to May 14, 1998. It was created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the latter starring as ...more

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The Andy Griffith Show ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
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

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The Drew Carey Show is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
Drew Carey, Diedrich Bader, Ryan Stiles
The Drew Carey Show is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from 1995 to 2004. The show was set in Cleveland, Ohio, and revolved around the retail office and home life of "everyman" ...more

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The Dick Van Dyke Show ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
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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The Cosby Show is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam
The Cosby Show is an American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984 until April 30, 1992. The show focuses on the Huxtable family, ...more

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The Mary Tyler Moore Sho... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
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

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Roseanne is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf
Roseanne is an American sitcom that was broadcast on ABC from October 18, 1988, to May 20, 1997. Starring Roseanne Barr, the show revolved around the Conners, an Illinois working-class family. ...more

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The Bob Newhart Show is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
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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Everybody Loves Raymond ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
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

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Reba is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
Reba McEntire, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Steve Howey
Reba is an American sitcom starring Reba McEntire, which ran from 2001 to 2007. For the show's first five seasons, it aired on The WB, and crossed over to The CW for its final season. It is one ...more

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The Bernie Mac Show is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
Bernie Mac, Kellita Smith, Jeremy Suarez
The Bernie Mac Show is an American sitcom that aired on Fox for five seasons from November 14, 2001 to April 14, 2006. The series featured comic actor Bernie Mac and his wife Wanda raising his ...more

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Everybody Hates Chris is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
Terry Crews, Tichina Arnold, Tequan Richmond
Everybody Hates Chris is an American sitcom based on the teenage experiences of African American comedian Chris Rock. The show is set between 1982 and 1987, but Rock himself was a teenager from ...more

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According to Jim is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
James Belushi, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Larry Joe Campbell
According to Jim is an American sitcom television series starring Jim Belushi in the title role as a suburban father of three children. It originally ran on ABC from October 1, 2001 to June 2,

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Newhart is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
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

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George Lopez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
Sandra Bullock, George Lopez, Constance Marie
George Lopez, also known as The George Lopez Show, is an American television sitcom created by comedian George Lopez, Bruce Helford and Robert Borden, which originally aired on ABC from March ...more

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Ellen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
Ellen DeGeneres, David Anthony Higgins, Joely Fisher
Ellen (ABC, 1994) is an American television sitcom. The show follows Ellen Morgan (Ellen DeGeneres), a neurotic bookstore owner in her thirties.

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The Jeff Foxworthy Show ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
Jeff Foxworthy, Haley Joel Osment, Ann Cusack
The Jeff Foxworthy Show is the name of two short-lived television series starring comedian Jeff Foxworthy and based on Foxworthy's stand-up comedy routine. The show aired from September 12, 1995 ...more
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Louie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
Louis C.K., Hadley Delany, Ursula Parker
Louie is an American comedy-drama television series on the FX network that began airing in 2010. It is written, directed, edited, and produced by the show's creator, stand-up comedian Louis ...more

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The Jamie Foxx Show is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
The Jamie Foxx Show
Jamie Foxx, Garrett Morris, Garcelle Beauvais
The Jamie Foxx Show is an American television sitcom that aired on the WB Network from August 28, 1996 to January 14, 2001. The series stars Jamie Foxx, Garcelle Beauvais, Christopher B. Duncan, ...more

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Cybill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
Cybill Shepherd, Christine Baranski, Alicia Witt
Cybill is an American television sitcom created by Chuck Lorre, which aired on CBS from January 2, 1995, to July 13, 1998. Starring Cybill Shepherd, the show revolves around the life of Cybill ...more

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That's So Raven is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
Raven-Symoné, Orlando Brown, Anneliese van der Pol
That's So Raven is an American supernatural teen sitcom television series. It debuted on the Disney Channel on January 17, 2003, and ended its run on November 10, 2007. The show spawned Disney ...more

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The Patty Duke Show is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
Patty Duke, Jean Byron, William Schallert
The Patty Duke Show is an American sitcom that ran on ABC from September 18, 1963 to April 27, 1966, with reruns airing through August 31. The show was created as a vehicle for rising star Patty ...more

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Awkwafina Is Nora from Q... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
Awkwafina, BD Wong, Lori Tan Chinn
Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens (Comedy Central, 2020) is an American comedy television series. With help from her dad and grandmother, Nora Lum (Awkwafina) navigates young adulthood in Flushing, ...more

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The Jim Gaffigan Show is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
Jim Gaffigan, Ashley Williams, Michael Ian Black