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American TV Sitcoms By Clues

Seventy years of sitcoms have produced some timeless TV classics, but how many do you know? With the years that the show ran, two starring actors, and the network(s) that broadcast them, how many of these TV shows can you name?
Yellow Box Rule applies. | Shows are listed in order of when they premiered. | All shows listed have ended their regular runs.
Actors listed are typically the top billed stars. | Shows featuring the name of the top billed actor have been purposefully omitted, such as "The Carol Burnett Show" as the title would be spoiled by the actor's listing. | One show was listed that featured an actor's name, but that actor was not chosen for the actors' columns.
Legend: Run = the years that the show ran (not counting special reunion episodes) | Broadcaster = Station or stations that aired the show. Some shows listed were sold during their run to other stations.
Quiz by ElCanuck
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Last updated: May 5, 2021
First submittedMay 12, 2020
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Run
Broadcaster
Actor #1
Actor #2
Show Name
1951-1957
CBS
Lucille Balle
Desi Arnez
I Love Lucy
1957-1963
ABC/CBS
Walter Brennan
Richard Crenna
The Real McCoys
1962-1966
ABC
Ernest Borgnine
Tim Conway
McHale's Navy
1962-1971
CBS
Buddy Ebsen
Irene Ryan
The Beverly Hillbillies
1963-1970
CBS
Bea Benaderet
Edgar Buchanan
Petticoat Junction
1964-1967
CBS
Bob Denver
Dawn Wells
Gilligan's Island
1964-1972
ABC
Elizabeth Montgomery
Dick York
Bewitched
1965-1970
NBC
Barbara Eden
Larry Hagman
I Dream of Jeannie
1965-1971
CBS
Eddie Albert
Eva Gabor
Green Acres
1969-1974
ABC
Robert Reed
Florence Henderson
The Brady Bunch
1970-1975
ABC
Tony Randall
Jack Klugman
The Odd Couple
1971-1979
CBS
Carroll O'Connor
Jean Stapleton
All in the Family
1972-1977
NBC
Redd Foxx
Desmond Wilson
Sanford & Son
1972-1978
ABC
Bea Arthur
Bill Macy
Maude
1972-1983
CBS
Alan Alda
Loretta Swit
M*A*S*H
1974-1984
ABC
Ron Howard
Henry Winkler
Happy Days
1975-1985
CBS
Sherman Hemsley
Isabel Sanford
The Jeffersons
1977-1984
ABC
John Ritter
Joyce DeWitt
Three's Company
1978-1982
ABC
Robin Williams
Pam Dawber
Mork & Mindy
1978-1982
ABC
Gary Sandy
Howard Hesseman
WKRP in Cincinnati
1978-1983
ABC/NBC
Judd Hirsch
Danny Devito
Taxi
1979-1986
ABC
Robert Guillaume
Inga Swenson
Benson
1982-1993
NBC
Ted Danson
Rhea Perlman
Cheers
1984-1992
NBC
Harry Anderson
John Larroquette
Night Court
1984-1992
ABC
Tony Danza
Alyssa Milano
Who's The Boss?
1985-1992
NBC
Rue McClanahan
Betty White
The Golden Girls
1986-1993
ABC
Bronson Pinchot
Mark Linn-Baker
Perfect Strangers
1986-1993
CBS
Dixie Carter
Annie Potts
Designing Women
1987-1995
ABC
Bob Saget
John Stamos
Full House
1987-1997
FOX
Ed O'Neill
Katey Sagal
Married… With Children
1988-1995
NBC
Richard Mulligan
Dinah Manoff
Empty Nest
1988-1998, 2019
CBS
Candice Bergen
Faith Ford
Murphy Brown
1989-1998
ABC/CBS
Jo Marie Payton
Jaleel White
Family Matters
1989-1998
NBC
Julia Louis-Dreyfuss
Jason Alexander
Seinfeld
1990-1996
NBC
Will Smith
James Avery
Fresh Prince of Bel Air
1990-1997
NBC
Tim Daly
Thomas Haden Church
Wings
1991-1998
ABC/CBS
Patrick Duffy
Suzanne Somers
Step By Step
1991-1999
ABC
Tim Allen
Patricia Richardson
Home Improvement
1992-1999, 2019
NBC
Paul Reiser
Helen Hunt
Mad About You
1993-1999
CBS
Fran Drescher
Charles Shaughnessy
The Nanny
1993-2004
NBC
Kelsey Grammar
David Hyde Pierce
Frasier
1994-2004
NBC
Jennifer Aniston
Courteney Cox
Friends
1995-1999
NBC
Dave Foley
Phil Hartman
NewsRadio
1996-2002
ABC
Michael J. Fox
Carla Gugino
Spin City
1997-2003
NBC
Laura San Giacomo
David Spade
Just Shoot Me!
1998-2006
FOX
Topher Grace
Laura Prepon
That 70's Show
1998-2006, 2017-2020
NBC
Eric McCormack
Debra Messing
Will & Grace
1998-2007
CBS
Kevin James
Leah Remini
The King of Queens
2000-2006
FOX
Frankie Muniz
Bryan Cranston
Malcolm in the Middle
2003-2015
CBS
Charlie Sheen
Jon Cryer
Two and a Half Men
2005-2013
NBC
Steve Carell
John Krasinski
The Office
2007-2019
CBS
Jim Parsons
Kaley Cuoco
The Big Bang Theory
2009-2015
NBC
Amy Poehler
Nick Offerman
Parks and Recreation
2009-2020
ABC
Sofia Vergara
Ty Burrell
Modern Family
2010-2016
CBS
Melissa McCarthy
Billy Gardell
Mike & Molly
2011-2018
FOX
Zooey Deschanel
Jake Johnson
New Girl
2014-2019
HBO
Thomas Middleditch
Martin Starr
Silicon Valley
2015-2020
ABC
Randall Park
Constance Wu
Fresh off the Boat
2015-2020
Netflix
Ellie Kemper
Titus Burgess
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
2016-2020
Netflix
Ashton Kutcher
Sam Elliot
The Ranch
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Level 93
Apr 29, 2021
Fun quiz; I can't believe I got them all! Quick note: it's spelled Katey Sagal. Also, nominated.
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Level 57
Apr 29, 2021
Glad you had fun with it. Thank you for the nomination! Good eye on Katey Sagal's spelling. I'll fix that when next I update.
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Level 85
Apr 29, 2021
Excellent quiz! I got 44, which I thought was decent, but after seeing the answers I'm irritated at myself for not getting more. I'll have to try it again one of these days. Nominated!
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Level 57
Apr 29, 2021
Thank you for the nomination and the kind words!