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The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families

Updated November 4, 2020 2.4k votes 259 voters 14.0k views50 items

List RulesVote 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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    Growing Pains
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    Growing Pains

    Jeremy Miller, Tracey Gold

    Premiered2004

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    Modern Family
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    Modern Family

    Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara

    Premiered2009

    Modern Family (ABC, 2009) is an American comedy television sitcom created by Francisco... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 3
    Family Ties
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    23

    Family Ties

    Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross

    Premiered1982

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  • 4
    7th Heaven
    63
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    7th Heaven

    Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks

    Premiered1996

    7th Heaven is an American family drama television series, created and produced by Brenda... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 5
    Malcolm in the Middle
    58
    21

    Malcolm in the Middle

    Frankie Muniz, Jane Kaczmarek

    Premiered2000

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  • 6
    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
    69
    34

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

    Will Smith, James Avery

    Premiered1990

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  • 7
    Bob's Burgers
    62
    30

    Bob's Burgers

    H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz

    Premiered2011

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  • 8
    Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
    40
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    Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

    Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea

    Premiered1996

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  • 9
    King of the Hill
    51
    21

    King of the Hill

    Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy

    Premiered1997

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  • 10
    The Middle
    54
    24

    The Middle

    Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn

    Premiered2009

    The Middle is an American sitcom about a working-class family living in Indiana and facing the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 11
    American Dad!
    49
    23

    American Dad!

    Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal

    Premiered2005

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  • 12
    Full House
    68
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    Full House

    Bob Saget, John Stamos

    Premiered1987

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  • 13
    Good Times
    44
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    Good Times

    BernNadette Stanis, Ralph Carter

    Premiered1974

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  • 14
    The Goldbergs
    40
    24

    The Goldbergs

    Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone

    Premiered2013

    The Goldbergs (ABC, 2013) is an American television sitcom created by Adam F. Goldberg. Adam... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 15
    The Addams Family
    38
    24

    The Addams Family

    John Astin, Carolyn Jones

    Premiered1964

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    Family Matters
    38
    25

    Family Matters

    Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White

    Premiered1989

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  • 17
    The Simpsons
    43
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    The Simpsons

    Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright

    Premiered1989

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  • 18
    Step by Step
    34
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    Step by Step

    Patrick Duffy, Suzanne Somers

    Premiered1991

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  • 19
    The Brady Bunch
    40
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    The Brady Bunch

    Robert Reed, Florence Henderson

    Premiered1969

    The Brady Bunch is an American sitcom created by Sherwood Schwartz that originally aired from... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 20
    Home Improvement
    32
    20

    Home Improvement

    Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson

    Premiered1991

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  • 21
    Everybody Loves Raymond
    37
    27

    Everybody Loves Raymond

    Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton

    Premiered1996

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  • 22
    The Flintstones
    21
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    The Flintstones

    Alan Reed, Mel Blanc

    Premiered1960

    The Flintstones is an animated, prime-time American television sitcom that was broadcast from... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Boy Meets World
    17
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    Boy Meets World

    Ben Savage, Rider Strong

    Premiered1993

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    Family Guy
    38
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    Family Guy

    Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein

    Premiered1999

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  • 25
    The Neighborhood
    0
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    The Neighborhood

    Max Greenfield, Cedric the Entertainer

    Premiered2018

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