'The Office,' 'Cheers' and more sitcoms of the working class

Cheers (1982-1993) -- Comedy set in a Boston

Cheers (1982-1993) -- Comedy set in a Boston bar, starring Ted Danson as ballplayer-turned-bartender Sam Malone. Photo Credit: NBC

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With Labor Day arriving Monday, our thoughts turn to the hardworking sitcom characters we've watched toiling away at their weekly jobs. But only a handful of workplace comedies have true staying power -- like this elite group, ranked by number of seasons:


"Cheers," 1982-1993



"Murphy Brown," 1988-98

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"The Office," 2005-13


"Night Court," 1984-92

"Alice," 1976-1985



"Barney Miller," 1975-82

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"Wings," 1990-97



"The Mary Tyler Moore Show," 1970-77

"Designing Women," 1986-93

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