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The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite sitcoms and TV comedies that center around a large family with lots of members.

Large families are the perfect subjects to create sitcom gold. The best big family comedy shows feature diverse characters bickering about everyday issues with hilarious results. This is a list of the greatest comedy shows about big families including everything from The Brady Bunch to Everybody Loves Raymond to Home Improvement.

What sitcoms will you find on this list of the TV comedies about large families? Not all of these shows are live-action - just look at the animated antics of The Simpsons. Besides the famous residents of 742 Evergreen Terrace - Homer, Marge, and kids Bart, Lisa, and Maggie - the extended Simpsons family is also featured in many episodes. Modern Family is another funny show about a big family filled with love and laughter. Other series featured on this list include The Addams Family, Malcolm in the Middle, and Full House.

Which sitcom makes you feel like you are part of the family? Give your favorite shows a thumbs up to move them to the top of the list, and please add any good series that are missing.

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King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon
King of the Hill is an American adult animated sitcom created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels that ran from January 12, 1997, to May 6, 2010 on Fox. It centers on the Hills, a middle-class ...more
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Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman
Bob's Burgers is an American animated sitcom created by Loren Bouchard for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Belchers—parents Bob and Linda, and their children Tina, Gene, ...more
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American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker
American Dad! is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, and Matt Weitzman for the "Animation Domination" lineup on Fox. American Dad! is the first ...more
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Eight Is Enough is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Dick Van Patten, Lani O'Grady, Connie Needham
Eight Is Enough is an American television comedy-drama series that ran on ABC from March 15, 1977, until August 29, 1981. The show was modeled after syndicated newspaper columnist Thomas Braden, ...more
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A Series of Unfortunate Events is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, Malina Weissman
A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017, Netflix) is a black comedy-drama TV series based on the children's novel series of the same name by Lemony Snicket (author Daniel Handler). The Baudelaire ...more
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The Conners is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert
The Conners (ABC, 2018) is an American television sitcom, and a spinoff continuation of Roseanne, created by Matt Williams. After the death of Roseanne Conner, the Conner family is forced to ...more
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Diff'rent Strokes is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, Conrad Bain
Diff'rent Strokes is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from November 3, 1978, to May 4, 1985, and on ABC from September 27, 1985, to March 7, 1986. The series stars Gary Coleman ...more
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The Carol Burnett Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman
The Carol Burnett Show is an American variety/sketch comedy television show starring Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner. It originally ran on CBS from September 11, ...more
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Who's the Boss? is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Tony Danza, Judith Light, Alyssa Milano
Who's the Boss? is an American sitcom created by Martin Cohan and Blake Hunter, which aired on ABC from September 20, 1984 to April 25, 1992. Produced by Embassy Television, in association with ...more
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Black-ish is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi
Black-ish (ABC, 2014) is an American sitcom created by Kenya Barris. A family man (Anthony Anderson) struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly ...more
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The Suite Life of Zack & Cody is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse, Brenda Song
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody is an American sitcom created by Danny Kallis and Jim Geoghan. The series was first broadcast on Disney Channel on March 18, 2005, with 4 million viewers, ...more
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The Partridge Family is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Shirley Jones, David Cassidy, Susan Dey
The Partridge Family is an American musical television sitcom series starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy. Jones is a widowed mother, and Cassidy plays the oldest of her five ...more
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The Real McCoys is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Walter Brennan, Richard Crenna, Kathleen Nolan
The Real McCoys is an American situation comedy co-produced by Danny Thomas's "Marterto Productions" in association with Walter Brennan and Irving Pincus's "Westgate" ...more
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Girl Meets World is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter, Ben Savage
A decade after "Boy Meets World," Cory and Topanga Matthews are married and have two children. The younger child, a daughter named Riley, faces life lessons through her family, ...more
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Family Reunion is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Anthony Alabi, Loretta Devine, Talia Jackson
Family Reunion (Netflix, 2019) is an American television comedy series. When the McKellan family, headed by Moses 'Moz' McKellen (Anthony Alabi) from Seattle to Georgia to be closer to extended ...more