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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. Then, be sure to check out our list of funny family movies.

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Malcolm in the Middle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Frankie Muniz, Jane Kaczmarek, Bryan Cranston
Malcolm in the Middle is an American sitcom created by Linwood Boomer for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series was first broadcast on January 9, 2000 and ended its six-year run on May 14, ...more
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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996. The show stars Will Smith as a fictionalized version of ...more
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Full House is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier
Full House is an American sitcom created by Jeff Franklin for ABC. The show chronicles a widowed father, who enlists his best friend and his brother-in-law to help raise his three daughters. It ...more
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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen
Modern Family is an American television sitcom that premiered on ABC on September 23, 2009, which follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los Angeles. ...more
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Home Improvement is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Earl Hindman
Home Improvement is an American television sitcom starring Tim Allen, that aired from September 17, 1991 to May 25, 1999. The show was created by Matt Williams, Carmen Finestra and David ...more
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Family Matters is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White, Kellie Shanygne Williams
Family Matters is an American sitcom which originated on ABC network from September 22, 1989 to May 9, 1997 and then aired on CBS network from September 19, 1997, to July 17, 1998. A spin-off of ...more
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The Middle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott
The Middle is an American sitcom about a working-class family living in Indiana and facing the day-to-day struggles of home life, work, and raising children. The show premiered September 30, ...more
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Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is an American sitcom based on the Archie comic book series of the same name. The show premiered on September 27, 1996, on ABC to over 17 million viewers in its ...more
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The Addams Family is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy
The Addams Family is an American television series based on the characters in Charles Addams' New Yorker cartoons. The 30-minute series was shot in black-and-white and aired for two seasons on ...more
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Step by Step is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Patrick Duffy, Suzanne Somers, Brandon Call
Step by Step is an American television sitcom that aired for seven seasons, originally running on ABC as part of its TGIF Friday night lineup from September 20, 1991, to August 15, 1997, and ...more
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The Brady Bunch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis
The Brady Bunch is an American sitcom created by Sherwood Schwartz that originally aired from September 26, 1969, to March 8, 1974, on ABC. The series revolves around a large blended family with ...more
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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner
The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by the ...more
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Everybody Loves Raymond is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
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 Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl
The Flintstones is an animated, prime-time American television sitcom that was broadcast from September 30, 1960, to April 1, 1966, on ABC. The show was produced by Hanna-Barbera. The ...more
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Family Ties is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter
Family Ties is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 22, 1982 until May 14, 1989. The series, created by Gary David Goldberg, reflected the move in the United States from the ...more
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Growing Pains: Return of the S... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Jeremy Miller, Tracey Gold, Joanna Kerns
Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers is a 2004 American television film that first aired on ABC October 16, 2004. It is the story of the modern-day Seaver family, from the 1985–92 television ...more
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The Goldbergs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, George Segal
The Goldbergs is an American television sitcom that premiered on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 on ABC. The series was created by Adam F. Goldberg and stars Wendi McLendon-Covey and Jeff Garlin. ...more
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Boy Meets World is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels
Boy Meets World is an American television sitcom that chronicles the coming of age events and everyday life-lessons of Cornelius "Cory" Matthews. The show follows Cory and his friends ...more
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Fuller House is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweeten, Andrea Barber
Fuller House (Netflix, 2016) is an American family sitcom and sequel to the 1987–1995 television series Full House. It centers around D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron Bure), a veterinarian ...more
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7th Heaven is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, Jessica Biel
7th Heaven is an American family drama television series, created and produced by Brenda Hampton. The series premiered on August 26, 1996, on The WB, the first time that the network aired Monday ...more
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The Cosby Show is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
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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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green
Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter and Lois; ...more
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Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi
Arrested Development is an American television sitcom created by Mitchell Hurwitz, which originally aired on Fox for three seasons from November 2, 2003 to February 10, 2006. A fourth season of ...more
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Good Times is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
BernNadette Stanis, Ralph Carter, Jimmie Walker
Good Times is an American sitcom that originally aired from February 8, 1974, until August 1, 1979, on CBS. It was created by Eric Monte and Mike Evans, and developed by Norman Lear, the series' ...more
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Roseanne is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
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