Sunday, January 29, 2012

Huge List of 70s Sitcoms

REVISED: 9/13/2015

Here is a nearly complete list of 30 minute Situation Comedies (Sitcoms) that debuted in the United States between 1970 - 79. All of the most popular shows are here along with about 100 more that most have forgotten!

1. M*A*S*H (1972 - 1983)
2. Happy Days (1974 - 1984)
3. All in the Family (1971 - 1979)
* 4. The Brady Bunch (1969 - 1974)
5. Three's Company (1976 - 1984)
6. Taxi  (1978 - 1983)
7. Diff'rent Strokes (1978 - 1986)
8. Mork & Mindy (1978 - 1982)
9. Sanford and Son (1972 - 1977)
10. WKRP in Cincinnati (1978 - 1982)
11. The Jeffersons (1975 - 1985)
12. Soap (1977 - 1981)
13. The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970 - 1977)
14. The Facts of Life (1979 - 1988)
15. Laverne and Shirley (1976 - 1983)
16. Good Times (1974 - 1979)
17. Welcome Back, Kotter (1975 - 1979)
18. The Odd Couple (1970 - 1975)
19. Barney Miller (1974 - 1982)
20. The Bob Newhart Show (1972 - 1978)
21. Maude (1972 - 1978)
22. The Partridge Family (1970 - 1974)
23. Alice (1976 - 1985)
24. Benson (1979 - 1986)
25. One Day at a Time (1975 - 1984)
26. What's Happening!! (1976 - 1979)
27. Rhoda (1974 - 1978)
28. Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976 - 1978)
29. Chico and the Man (1974 - 1978)
30. Archie Bunker's Place (1979 - 1983)
31. Fernwood Tonight (1977)
32. The Ropers (1979–1980)
33. Nanny and the Professor (1970–1971)
34. Quark (1977)
35. Anna and the King (1972)
36. Phyllis (1975–1977)
37. That's My Mama (1974–1975)
38. When Things Were Rotten (1975)
39. ¿QuĂ© pasa, U.S.A.? (1977–1980)
40. America 2-Night (1978)
41. Fish (1977–1978)
42. Angie (1979–1980)
43. Tabitha (1977–1978)
44. C.P.O. Sharkey (1976–1978)
45. Hot L Baltimore (1975)
46. The Bad News Bears (1979–1980)
47. Hello, Larry (1979–1980)
48. The New Dick Van Dyke Show (1971–1974)
49. Far Out Space Nuts (1975 - 1976)
50. Dusty's Trail (1973 - 1974)
51. Operation Petticoat (1977–1979)
52. The Jimmy Stewart Show (1971-1972)
53. Carter Country (1977–1979)
54. Holmes and Yo-Yo (1976–1977)
55. Paper Moon (1974–1975)
56. Bridget Loves Bernie (1972–1973)
57. All That Glitters (1977)
58. Delta House (1979)
59. Working Stiffs (1979)
60. Arnie (1970–1972)
61. The New Temperatures Rising Show (1972–1974)
62. The Tony Randall Show (1976-1978)
63. The Betty White Show (1977–1978)
64. The Girl with Something Extra (1973–1974)
65. House Calls (1979–1982)
66. Lotsa Luck (1973–1974)
67. The Paul Lynde Show (1972–1973)
68. Forever Fernwood (1977–1978)
69. The New Andy Griffith Show (1971)
70. The Sandy Duncan Show (1972)
71. Blansky's Beauties (1977)
72. The Associates (1979–1980)
73. The Tim Conway Show (1970)
74. Out of the Blue (1979)
75. Big John, Little John (1976)
76. On the Rocks (1975–1976)
77. The David Steinberg Show (1972)
78. Grady (1975–1976)
79. Ozzie's Girls (1973)
80. Me and the Chimp (1972)
81. Baby, I'm Back (1977)
82. Makin' It (1979)
83. The Sanford Arms (1977)
84. The Partners (1971–1972)
85. Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers (1974–1975)
86. Sunshine (1975)
87. Funny Face (1971)
88. The Brian Keith Show (1972–1974)
89. The Bob Crane Show (1975)
90. Make Room for Granddaddy (1970–1971)
91. Doc (1975–1976)
92. Barefoot in the Park (1970–1971)
93. The Nancy Walker Show (1976)
94. Karen (1975)
95. Detective School (1979)
96. A New Kind of Family (1979–1980)
97. All's Fair (1976–1977)
98. The Don Rickles Show (1972)
100. Busting Loose (1977)
101. Who's Watching the Kids (1978)
102. Mr. T and Tina (1976)
103. Getting Together (1971–1972)
104. Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1973)
105. Adam's Rib (1973)
106. Here We Go Again (1973)
107. Stockard Channing in Just Friends (1979)
108. A Touch of Grace (1973)
109. Nancy (1970–1971)
110. Roll Out (1973–1974)
111. The Ted Knight Show (1978)
112. The Texas Wheelers (1974–1975)
113. The Good Life (1971 - 1972)
114. Leo and Me (1978)
115. The Practice (1976–1977)
116. A Year at the Top (1977)
117. Fay (1975–1976)
118. On Our Own (1977–1978)
119. Good Heavens (1976)
120. Ball Four (1976)
121. The McLean Stevenson Show (1976–1977)
122. The Corner Bar (1972–1973)
123. Sugar Time! (1977–1978)
124. We'll Get By (1975)
125. The Waverly Wonders (1978)
126. The Chicago Teddy Bears (1971)
127. The Super (1972)
128. Diana (1973)
129. Turnabout (1979)
130. Co-ed Fever (1979)
131. Headmaster (1970–1971)
132. Highcliffe Manor (1979)
133. 13 Queens Boulevard (1979)
134. Szysznyk (1977–1978)
135. Joe and Sons (1975–1976)
136. The Harvey Korman Show (1977)
137. Love Thy Neighbor (1973)
138. Brothers and Sisters (1979)
139. Ivan the Terrible (1976)
140. The Kallikaks (1977)
141. Thicker Than Water (1973)
142. Apple Pie (1978)
143. Struck by Lightning (1979)
144. In the Beginning (1978)
145. A.E.S. Hudson Street (1977–1978)
146. Watch Your Mouth (1978–1979)
147. We've Got Each Other (1977–1978)
148. The Baxters (1979)
149. The Roller Girls (1978)
150. The Last Resort (1979–1980)
151. Flatbush (1979)
152. The Montefuscos (1975)
153. Big Eddie (1975)
154. Free Country (1978)
155. Billy (1979)
156. Popi (1975)
157. Hanging In (1979)
158. The Cop and the Kid (1975–1976)
159. Sirota's Court (1976–1977)
160. Needles and Pins (1973)
161. Please Stand By (1979)
162. Joe & Valerie (1978–1979)
163. Viva Valdez (1976)
164. Miss Winslow and Son (1979)
165. The Dumplings (1976)
166. Snip (1976)
167. Dorothy (1979)
168. Hizzonner (1979)
169. Another Day (1978)
170. Loves Me, Loves Me Not (1977)
171. Mr. Dugan (1979)




* The Brady Bunch was included due to popularity and the majority of the seasons aired in the 1970s.

23 comments:

  1. They don't make them like they used to. This list brings me back to when I was a kid. I still watch many of these shows on reruns...

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  2. Strange how "All in the family" didn't make the list. But "Archie Bunker's place" did. You would think that would be a top 5 choice easy.

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    1. You're right! I wonder if that wasn't a mistake. All in the Family was a milestone in American Television!

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    2. How embarrassing! ALL IN THE FAMILY (1971-1979) Indeed, this was a mistake. One of the greatest sitcoms ever!

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    3. All in The Family is in fact #2 on the list

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  3. Did i miss the brady bunch or is it not there?

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    1. The author made a note stating the listed shows debuted in '70 or later. The Brady Bunch debuted in September of '69.

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    1. "The Waltons" not included because it is a 60 minute family drama. Great show, just not a 30 minute sitcom.

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  5. What was the name of the short lived sitcom was came on after "Mary Hartman, Mary Hardman" where the woman boss was just as sexist to her young male assistant as any male boss on TV?

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    1. Great question! I am researching it now.

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  7. looking for a 70's prison comedy aired on abc I think don't remember any actors names but one was really dimwitted and the butt of many jokes and the ongoing joke was about the prison warden that had gone to mexico and had diarrhea any idea what it was?

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    1. My guess is "On the Rocks" (1975-76) aired after "Barney Miller"

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  11. Why isn't grizzly Adam's on here. One my favorites when I was kid. Oh wait that was probably an hour family show. I need to find it it's been about 38 years since I seen it.

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    1. Great show! The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (1977–1978) belongs in another category. As you pointed out, 60 min Family program.

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    1. It falls under another category. 60 min TV Crime Drama.

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  13. What was the name of a short lived sitcom that involved a husband and wife working & living on an estate as a butler and maid?

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