Table 5.5 Significant Single-Camera US Sitcoms

Title Start Year End Year Proscenium/Not (P or N) Laughtrack (Y or N)
Topper 1953 1955 N Y
Father Knows Best 1954 1960 N Y
Leave It to Beaver 1957 1963 N Y
Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, The 1959 1963 N Y
Flintstones, The 1960 1966 N Y
Mister Ed 1961 1966 N Y
Addams Family, The 1962 1966 N Y
Beverly Hillbillies, The 1962 1971 N Y
My Favorite Martian 1963 1966 N Y
Petticoat Junction 1963 1970 N Y
Gilligan’s Island 1964 1967 N Y
Munsters, The 1964 1966 N Y
Bewitched 1964 1972 N Y
F-Troop 1965 1967 N Y
Get Smart 1965 1970 N Y
I Dream of Jeannie 1965 1970 N Y
Hogan’s Heroes 1965 1971 N Y
Monkees, The 1966 1968 N N
Flying Nun, The 1967 1970 N Y
Bill Cosby Show, The 1969 1971 N N
Partridge Family 1970 1974 N Y
M*A*S*H 1972 1983 N Y/N
Happy Days 1974 1984 N/P Y
Square Pegs 1982 1983 N Y
Buffalo Bill 1983 1984 N Y
ALF 1986 1990 P Y
It’s Garry Shandling’s Show 1986 1990 P Y
Frank’s Place 1987 1988 N N
Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, The 1987 1991 N N
Wonder Years, The 1988 1993 N N
Annie McGuire 1988 1988 N N
Doogie Howser, M.D. 1989 1993 N N
Simpsons, The 1989 N N
Parker Lewis Can’t Lose 1990 1993 N N
Dream On 1990 1996 N Y
Herman’s Head 1991 1994 Y Y
Hi Honey, I’m Home! 1991 1992 P Y
Larry Sanders Show, The 1992 1998 P/N Y/N
Bakersfield P.D. 1993 1994 N N
Tick, The 1994 1997 N N
Arli$$ 1996 2002 N N
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1996 2003 N Y
Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer, The 1998 1998 P Y
Family Guy 1999 2002 N N
Futurama 1999 2003 N N
Curb Your Enthusiasm 2000 N N
Malcolm In The Middle 2000 2006 N N
Bernie Mac Show, The 2001 2006 N N
Scrubs 2001 N N
Grounded for Life 2001 2005 P/N Y
Andy Richter Controls the Universe 2002 2003 N N
Watching Ellie 2002 2003 N/P N/Y
Arrested Development 2003 2006 N N
Oliver Beene 2003 2004 N N
Reno 911! 2003 N N
Everybody Hates Chris 2005 N N
My Name Is Earl 2005 N N
Office (US), The 2005 N N
American Dad! 2005 N N
30 Rock 2006 N N
Samantha Who? 2007 N N
Worst Week 2008 N N
Better Off Ted 2009 N N