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The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star  

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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 Dick Van Dyke Show ... is listed (or ranked) 4 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 Drew Carey Show is listed (or ranked) 5 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 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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The Bernie Mac Show is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Reba is listed (or ranked) 12 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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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
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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
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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
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Louie is listed (or ranked) 18 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 Jeff Foxworthy Show ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
Jeff Foxworthy, Haley Joel Osment, Ann Cusack
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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
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That's So Raven is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
Raven-Symoné, Orlando Brown, Anneliese van der Pol
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The Patty Duke Show is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
Patty Duke, Jean Byron, William Schallert
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Awkwafina Is Nora from Q... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
Awkwafina, BD Wong, Lori Tan Chinn
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The John Forsythe Show ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
The John Forsythe Show Ann B. Davis, Peggy Lipton, Elsa Lanchester
The John Forsythe Show began as a situation comedy in the fall of 1965 on NBC, but at mid-season it switched to a spy show. In the first phase of the series, John Forsythe appeared as United ...more
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Nathan For You is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
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