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I Dream of Jeannie(1965-1970)

4.0/5 (with 277 votes)

I Dream of Jeannie is an American sitcom with a fantasy premise. The show starred Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie, and Larry Hagman as an astronaut who becomes her master, with whom she falls in love and eventually marries. Produced by Screen Gems, the show originally aired from September 1965 to May 1970 with new episodes, and through September 1970 with season repeats, on NBC. The show ran for five seasons and produced 139 episodes. The first season consisted of 30 episodes filmed in black and white.

The Love Boat(1977-1987)

43min per episode | Drama, Comedy
3.2/5 (with 48 votes)

Passengers who search for romantic nights aboard a beautiful ship travelling to tropical or mysterious countries, decide to pass their vacation aboard the "Love Boat", where Gopher, Dr. Bricker, Isaac, Julie, and Captain Stubing try their best to please them, and sometimes help them fall in love. Things are not always so easy, but in the end, love wins.

Bewitched(1964-1972)

TV-G
| 25min per episode | Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy, Kids & Family, Drama
4.0/5 (with 240 votes)

Samantha Stephens is a seemingly normal suburban housewife who also happens to be a genuine witch, with all the requisite magical powers. Her husband Darrin insists that Samantha keep her witchcraft under wraps, but situations invariably require her to indulge her powers while keeping her bothersome mother Endora at bay.

M*A*S*H(1972-1983)

TV-PG
| 25min per episode | War & Politics, Drama, Comedy
4.0/5 (with 198 votes)

The 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital is stuck in the middle of the Korean war. With little help from the circumstances they find themselves in, they are forced to make their own fun. Fond of practical jokes and revenge, the doctors, nurses, administrators, and soldiers often find ways of making wartime life bearable.

The Beverly Hillbillies(1962-1971)

25min per episode | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 34 votes)

Jed Clampett's swamp is loaded with oil. When a wildcatter discovers the huge pool, Jed sells his land to the O.K. Oil Company and at the urging of cousin Pearl, moves his family to a 35-room mansion in Beverly Hills, California.

Happy Days(1974-1984)

22min per episode | Comedy
3.9/5 (with 72 votes)

In 1950s Milwaukee the Cunningham family must contend with Fonzie, a motorcycle riding Casanova.

That Girl(1966-1971)

25min per episode | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 8 votes)

That Girl is an American sitcom that ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971. It stars Marlo Thomas as the title character Ann Marie, an aspiring actress, who moves from her hometown of Brewster, New York to try to make it big in New York City. Ann has to take a number of offbeat "temp" jobs to support herself in between her various auditions and bit parts. Ted Bessell played her boyfriend Donald Hollinger, a writer for Newsview Magazine; Lew Parker and Rosemary DeCamp played Lew Marie and Helen Marie, her concerned parents. Bernie Kopell, Ruth Buzzi and Reva Rose played Ann and Donald's friends. That Girl was developed by writers Bill Persky and Sam Denoff, who had served as head writers on The Dick Van Dyke Show earlier in the 1960s.

Alice(1976-1985)

30min per episode | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 16 votes)

Alice is an American sitcom television series that ran from August 31, 1976 to March 19, 1985 on CBS. The series is based on the 1974 film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. The show stars Linda Lavin in the title role, a widow who moves with her young son to start her life over again, and finds a job working at a roadside diner on the outskirts of Phoenix, Arizona. Most of the episodes revolve around events at Mel's Diner.

Get Smart(1965-1970)

25min per episode | Comedy
4.0/5 (with 137 votes)

Get Smart is an American comedy television series that satirizes the secret agent genre. Created by Mel Brooks with Buck Henry, the show stars Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, and Edward Platt. Henry said they created the show by request of Daniel Melnick, who was a partner, along with Leonard Stern and David Susskind, of the show's production company, Talent Associates, to capitalize on "the two biggest things in the entertainment world today"—James Bond and Inspector Clouseau. Brooks said: "It's an insane combination of James Bond and Mel Brooks comedy." This is the only Mel Brooks production to feature a laugh track.The success of the show eventually spawned the follow-up films The Nude Bomb and Get Smart, Again!, as well as a 1995 revival series and a 2008 film remake. In 2010, TV Guide ranked Get Smart's opening title sequence at No. 2 on its list of TV's Top 10 Credits Sequences, as selected by readers.

Three's Company(1977-1984)

25min per episode | Comedy
3.9/5 (with 48 votes)

The three single roommates Janet Wood, Chrissy Snow and Jack Tripper all platonically share Apartment 201 in a Santa Monica, California apartment building owned by Mr. and Mrs. Roper.

All in the Family(1971-1979)

TV-PG
| 25min per episode | Comedy
4.0/5 (with 54 votes)

Archie Bunker, a working class bigot, constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day.

Hogan's Heroes(1965-1971)

25min per episode | War & Politics, Comedy
3.9/5 (with 43 votes)

Hogan's Heroes is an American television sitcom that ran for 168 episodes from September 17, 1965, to July 4, 1971, on the CBS network. The show was set in a German prisoner of war camp during World War II. Bob Crane starred as Colonel Robert E. Hogan, coordinating an international crew of Allied prisoners running a Special Operations group from the camp. Werner Klemperer played Colonel Wilhelm Klink, the commandant of the camp, and John Banner was the inept sergeant-of-the-guard, Hans Schultz.The series was popular during its six-season run. In 2013, creators Bernard Fein through his estate and Albert S. Ruddy acquired the sequel and other separate rights to Hogan's Heroes from Mark Cuban through arbitration and a movie based on the show has been planned.

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The Odd Couple(1970-1975)

30min per episode | Comedy
4.1/5 (with 21 votes)

Felix and Oscar are two divorced men. Felix is neat and tidy while Oscar is sloppy and casual. They share a Manhattan apartment, and their different lifestyles inevitably lead to conflicts.

Laverne & Shirley(1976-1983)

25min per episode | Comedy
3.8/5 (with 22 votes)

Laverne & Shirley is an American television sitcom that ran on ABC from January 27, 1976 to May 10, 1983. It starred Penny Marshall as Laverne De Fazio and Cindy Williams as Shirley Feeney, single roommates who worked as bottlecappers in a fictitious Milwaukee brewery called "Shotz Brewery."The show was a spin-off from Happy Days, as the two lead characters were originally introduced on that series as acquaintances of Fonzie. Set in roughly the same time period, the timeline started in approximately 1958, when the series began, through 1967, when the series ended. As with Happy Days, it was made by Paramount Television, created by Garry Marshall, and executive produced by Garry Marshall, Edward K. Milkis, and Thomas L. Miller.

Taxi(1978-1983)

TV-PG
| 30min per episode | Comedy, Drama
3.6/5 (with 46 votes)

Louie De Palma is a cantankerous, acerbic taxi dispatcher in New York City. He tries to maintain order over a collection of varied and strange characters who drive for him. As he bullies and insults them from the safety of his “cage,” they form a special bond among themselves, becoming friends and supporting each other through the inevitable trials and tribulations of life.

My Three Sons(1960-1977)

30min per episode | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 10 votes)

A widower and aeronautical engineer named Steven Douglas raises three sons with the help of his father-in-law, and later the boys' great-uncle. An adopted son, a stepdaughter, wives, and another generation of sons join the loving family in later seasons.

The Mary Tyler Moore Show(1970-1977)

30min per episode | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 19 votes)

The Mary Tyler Moore Show is an American television sitcom created by James L. Brooks and Allan Burns that aired on CBS from 1970 to 1977. The program was a television breakthrough, with the first never-married, independent career woman as the central character: "As Mary Richards, a single woman in her thirties, Moore presented a character different from other single TV women of the time. She was not widowed or divorced or seeking a man to support her."It has also been cited as "one of the most acclaimed television programs ever produced" in US television history. It received high praise from critics, including Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series three years in a row, and continued to be honored long after the final episode aired.

The Facts of Life(1979-1988)

30min per episode | Drama, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 28 votes)

The Facts of Life is an American sitcom that originally ran on the NBC television network from August 24, 1979, to May 7, 1988, making it the longest running sitcom of the 1980s. A spin-off of the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, the series' premise focuses on Edna Garrett as she becomes a housemother at the fictional Eastland School, an all-female boarding school in Peekskill, New York.

The Brady Bunch(1969-1974)

TV-G
| 25min per episode | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 45 votes)

When widower Mike Brady marries a lovely lady widow Carol Ann, their two families become one. These are the misadventures of this new couple, their six children, a dog named Tiger, and quirky housekeeper Alice.

Here's Lucy(1968-1974)

30min per episode | Comedy
3.8/5 (with 7 votes)

Here's Lucy is Lucille Ball's third network television sitcom. It ran on CBS from 1968 to 1974.

Barney Miller(1975-1982)

30min per episode | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 16 votes)

Barney Miller is an American situation comedy television series set in a New York City police station in Greenwich Village. The series originally was broadcast from January 23, 1975 to May 20, 1982 on ABC. It was created by Danny Arnold and Theodore J. Flicker. Noam Pitlik directed the majority of the episodes.

One Day at a Time(1975-2005)

24min per episode | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 19 votes)

The misadventures of a divorced mother, two teenage daughters, and new building superintendent in Indianapolis.

Directed by Norman Campbell, Herbert Kenwith, Sandy Kenyon, Howard Morris, Noam Pitlik, Alan Rafkin, ...

Petticoat Junction(1963-1970)

30min per episode | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 8 votes)

The Bradley family are proud owners of the Shady Rest Hotel. Kate and her three young daughters do the job of running the hotel.

The Bob Newhart Show(1972-1978)

30min per episode | Comedy
3.9/5 (with 17 votes)

The Bob Newhart Show is an American situation comedy produced by MTM Enterprises, which aired 142 original episodes on CBS from September 16, 1972, to April 1, 1978. Comedian Bob Newhart portrays a psychologist having to deal with his patients and fellow office workers. The show was filmed before a live audience.

Green Acres(1965-1971)

TV-G
| 30min per episode | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 18 votes)

Green Acres is an American sitcom starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor as a couple who move from New York City to a rural country farm. Produced by Filmways as a sister show to Petticoat Junction, the series was first broadcast on CBS, from September 15, 1965 to April 27, 1971.Receiving solid ratings during its six-year run, Green Acres was cancelled in 1971 as part of the "rural purge" by CBS. The sitcom has been in syndication and is available in DVD and VHS releases. In 1997, the two-part episode "A Star Named Arnold is Born" was ranked #59 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time.

Sanford and Son(1972-1977)

30min per episode | Comedy
3.8/5 (with 29 votes)

The misadventures of a cantankerous junk dealer and his frustrated son.

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman(1976-1977)

30min per episode | Drama, Soap / Telenovela, Comedy
3.3/5 (with 2 votes)

In the fictional town of Fernwood, Ohio, suburban housewife Mary Hartman seeks the kind of domestic perfection promised by Reader’s Digest and TV commercials. Instead she finds herself suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune: mass murders, low-flying airplanes and waxy yellow buildup on her kitchen floor.

Maude(1972-1978)

30min per episode | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 10 votes)

Well-educated and upper middle class, Maude Findlay is the archetypal feminist of her generation. She lives in suburban Tuckahoe, New York, with her fourth husband, Walter, their divorced daughter, Carol, and grandson Phillip.

Family Affair(1966-1971)

20min per episode | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 10 votes)

Family Affair is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from September 12, 1966 to September 9, 1971. The series explored the trials of well-to-do civil engineer and bachelor Bill Davis as he attempted to raise his brother's orphaned children in his luxury New York City apartment. Davis' traditional English gentleman's gentleman, Mr. Giles French, also had adjustments to make as he became saddled with the responsibility of caring for 15-year-old Cissy and the 6-year-old twins, Jody and Buffy.The show ran for 138 episodes. Family Affair was created and produced by Don Fedderson, also known for My Three Sons and The Millionaire.

The Danny Thomas Show(1953-1964)

30min per episode | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 4 votes)

Danny Thomas, an entertainer, tries to balance his home life with the needs of his career, with hilarious results.

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