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The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star

Updated June 16, 2020 1.8k votes 173 voters 6.8k views42 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
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    Seinfeld

    Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Premiered1989

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Seinfeld is an American television sitcom that originally ran for nine seasons on NBC from... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    I Love Lucy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
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    I Love Lucy

    Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz

    Premiered1951

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    I Love Lucy is an American television sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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

    Andy Griffith, Ron Howard

    Premiered1960

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    The Andy Griffith Show is an American sitcom, which originally ran on CBS from October 3, 1960... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Dick Van Dyke Show is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
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    The Dick Van Dyke Show

    Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore

    Premiered1961

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    The Dick Van Dyke Show is an American television sitcom that initially aired on CBS from... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Everybody Loves Raymond is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
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    Everybody Loves Raymond

    Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton

    Premiered1996

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Everybody Loves Raymond is an American television sitcom starring Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Mary Tyler Moore Show is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
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    The Mary Tyler Moore Show

    Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner

    Premiered1970

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    The Mary Tyler Moore Show is an American television sitcom created by James L. Brooks and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Drew Carey Show is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
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    The Drew Carey Show

    Drew Carey, Diedrich Bader

    Premiered1995

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    The Drew Carey Show is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from 1995 to 2004. The show was... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Cosby Show is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
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    The Cosby Show

    Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad

    Premiered1984

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    The Cosby Show is an American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Roseanne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
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    Roseanne

    Roseanne Barr, John Goodman

    Premiered1988

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Roseanne (ABC, 1988) is an American television sitcom created by Matt Williams, Marcy Carsey,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Bob Newhart Show is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
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    The Bob Newhart Show

    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette

    Premiered1972

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    The Bob Newhart Show is an American situation comedy produced by MTM Enterprises, which aired... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Newhart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
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    Newhart

    Bob Newhart, Mary Frann

    Premiered1982

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Newhart is an American television situation comedy which aired on the CBS network from October... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Reba is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
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    Reba

    Reba McEntire, JoAnna Garcia Swisher

    Premiered2001

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Reba is an American sitcom starring Reba McEntire, which ran from 2001 to 2007. For the show's... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Bernie Mac Show is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
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    The Bernie Mac Show

    Bernie Mac, Kellita Smith

    Premiered2001

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    The Bernie Mac Show is an American sitcom that aired on Fox for five seasons from November 14,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Everybody Hates Chris is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
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    Everybody Hates Chris

    Terry Crews, Tichina Arnold

    Premiered2005

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy-drama, Comedy

    Everybody Hates Chris is an American sitcom based on the teenage experiences of African... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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

    James Belushi, Courtney Thorne-Smith

    Premiered2001

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    According to Jim is an American sitcom television series starring Jim Belushi in the title... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    That's So Raven is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
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    That's So Raven

    Raven-Symoné, Orlando Brown

    Premiered2003

    Genres (Tv)Supernatural, Sitcom, Teen situation comedy, Children's television series, Comedy

    That's So Raven is an American supernatural teen sitcom television series. It debuted on the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Louie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
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    Louie

    Louis C.K., Hadley Delany

    Premiered2010

    Genres (Tv)Black comedy, Comedy-drama, Satire, Surreal humour

    Louie (FX, 2010) is an American comedy-drama television series created by comedian Louis C.K.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    George Lopez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
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    George Lopez

    Sandra Bullock, George Lopez

    Premiered2002

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy-drama, Comedy

    George Lopez, also known as The George Lopez Show, is an American television sitcom created by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Ellen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
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    Ellen

    Ellen DeGeneres, David Anthony Higgins

    Premiered1994

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Ellen (ABC, 1994) is an American television sitcom. The show follows Ellen Morgan (Ellen... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Here's Lucy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
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    Here's Lucy

    Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon

    Premiered1968

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Situation comedy

    Here's Lucy is Lucille Ball's third network television sitcom. It ran on CBS from 1968 to 1974.amazon buy button
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    The Lucy Show is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
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    The Lucy Show

    Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon

    Premiered1962

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    The Lucy Show is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from 1962–68. It was Lucille Ball's... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Jeff Foxworthy Show is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
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    The Jeff Foxworthy Show

    Jeff Foxworthy, Haley Joel Osment

    Premiered1995

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Children's television series, Comedy

    The Jeff Foxworthy Show is the name of two short-lived television series starring comedian... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Patty Duke Show is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
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    The Patty Duke Show

    Patty Duke, Jean Byron

    Premiered1963

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    The Patty Duke Show is an American sitcom that ran on ABC from September 18, 1963 to April 27,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Jamie Foxx Show is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
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    The Jamie Foxx Show

    Jamie Foxx, Garrett Morris

    Premiered1996

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    The Jamie Foxx Show is an American television sitcom that aired on the WB Network from August... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The John Larroquette Show is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sitcoms Named After the Star
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    The John Larroquette Show

    John Larroquette, Liz Torres

    Premiered1993

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    The John Larroquette Show is an American television sitcom that ran on NBC from September 2,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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