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The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families 

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Updated July 15, 2020 1.6k votes 234 voters 12.1k views 47 items

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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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen

Premiered: 2009

Modern Family (ABC, 2009) is an American comedy television sitcom created by Francisco Bobadilla. Three different but related families face trials and tribulations in their own unique way from ...more

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro

Premiered: 1990

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Malcolm in the Middle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Frankie Muniz, Jane Kaczmarek, Bryan Cranston

Premiered: 2000

Malcolm in the Middle (Fox, 2000) is an American television sitcom created by Linwood Boomer. A gifted young teen (Frankie Muniz) tries to survive life with his dimwitted, dysfunctional family.

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Full House is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier

Premiered: 1987

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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The Middle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott

Premiered: 2009

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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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

Premiered: 1989

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Family Matters is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White, Kellie Shanygne Williams

Premiered: 1989

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The Addams Family is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy

Premiered: 1964

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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The Brady Bunch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis

Premiered: 1969

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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Home Improvement is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Earl Hindman

Premiered: 1991

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Step by Step is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Patrick Duffy, Suzanne Somers, Brandon Call

Premiered: 1991

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The Goldbergs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile

Premiered: 2013

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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

Premiered: 1996

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Growing Pains: Return of... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Jeremy Miller, Tracey Gold, Joanna Kerns

Premiered: 2004

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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

Premiered: 1982

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The Cosby Show is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam

Premiered: 1984

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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

Premiered: 1999

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Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi

Premiered: 2003

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7th Heaven is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, Jessica Biel

Premiered: 1996

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The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl

Premiered: 1960

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Sabrina, the Teenage Wit... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick

Premiered: 1996

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Boy Meets World is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels

Premiered: 1993

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Cousins for Life is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Scarlet Spencer, Dallas Dupree Young, Micah Abbey

Premiered: 2018

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Roseanne is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf

Premiered: 1988

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Broke is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Big Families
Pauley Perrette, Jaime Camil, Natasha Leggero

Premiered: 2019

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