The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

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List Criteria: Situational Comedies only. (No Dramas, Procedurals etc.)

Best sitcoms ever to air on television includes some of the greatest sitcoms of all time as ranked by fans of TV. What's the best sitcom of all time? This list includes the best and most funny all-time sitcoms and funny TV shows. Anyone can vote on this list of funny sitcoms, making it a definitive representation of the Ranker community's sit-com tastes. Many people think that Friends is the best sitcome ever, while others would nominate Seinfeld or Family Matters. You can  add your own ranking of shows to nominate your favorites.

A sitcom (or situational comedy) is loosely defined as "a humorous television program based on situations that could arise in everyday life". What are the greatest sitcoms ever? You can decide for yourself what fits that term and rank as you see fit, adding what you see missing!
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  1. 1
    + 8,400
    - 4,442

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards

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  2. 2
    + 9,651
    - 6,056


    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

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  3. 3
    + 5,188
    - 3,574


    Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

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  4. 4
    + 4,264
    - 2,777


    Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

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  5. 5
    + 6,371
    - 4,256


    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan

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  6. 6
    + 3,754
    - 2,658


    Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi

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  7. 7
    + 3,983
    - 3,240


    Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis

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  8. 8
    + 3,348
    - 2,959

    often listed
    Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

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  9. 9
    + 3,693
    - 2,830


    Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

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  10. 10
    + 3,449
    - 2,317


    Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance

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  11. 11
    + 3,489
    - 2,509


    Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce

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  12. 12
    + 5,224
    - 3,365


    Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders

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  13. 13
    + 3,396
    - 2,792

    often listed
    Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke

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  14. 14
    + 2,848
    - 2,295


    Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner

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  15. 15
    + 3,777
    - 2,441


    Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro

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  16. 16
    + 3,534
    - 2,377


    Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal

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  17. 17
    + 3,612
    - 2,458


    Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen

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  18. 18
    + 3,253
    - 2,977

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes

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  19. 19
    + 2,760
    - 2,588

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi

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  20. 20
    + 3,116
    - 2,891

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

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  21. 21
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    - 1,926

    ranked low on reranks
    Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Earl Hindman

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  22. 22
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    - 1,768

    ranked low on reranks
    Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan

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  23. 23
    + 2,643
    - 1,664

    ranked low on reranks
    Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross

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  24. 24
    + 2,037
    - 1,819


    Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito

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    + 2,624
    - 2,454


    Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam

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  26. 26
    + 2,178
    - 1,501


    Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts

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  27. 27
    + 2,267
    - 2,030


    Frankie Muniz, Jane Kaczmarek, Bryan Cranston

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  28. 28
    + 1,997
    - 1,845


    Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf

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  29. 29
    + 1,916
    - 2,186

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan

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  30. 30
    + 1,960
    - 1,492


    Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern

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  31. 31
    + 1,894
    - 1,583


    John Lithgow, Jane Curtin, Kristen Johnston

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  32. 32
    + 1,733
    - 1,400


    Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie

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  33. 33
    + 1,764
    - 1,255


    Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent

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  34. 34
    + 1,878
    - 1,350


    Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus

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  35. 35
    + 1,713
    - 1,581


    Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Howard Hesseman

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  36. 36
    + 2,478
    - 2,449


    Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher, Angus T. Jones

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  37. 37
    + 1,734
    - 1,441


    Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter

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  38. 38
    + 1,563
    - 1,461


    Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod

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  39. 39
    + 1,581
    - 1,452


    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Bill Daily

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  40. 40
    + 1,486
    - 1,636

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly

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  41. 41
    + 1,844
    - 1,392

    ranked low on reranks
    Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll

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  42. 42
    + 1,825
    - 951

    ranked low on reranks & added by JordanAnderson
    Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl

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  43. 43
    + 1,364
    - 1,063


    Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas, Irene Ryan

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  44. 44
    + 1,152
    - 1,154

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs

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  45. 45
    + 2,052
    - 1,958

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal

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  46. 46
    + 1,773
    - 1,296


    John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy

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  47. 47
    + 1,363
    - 1,002

    ranked low on reranks
    Kevin James, Leah Remini, Jerry Stiller

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  48. 48
    + 1,148
    - 1,162


    Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

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  49. 49
    + 1,607
    - 1,249

    ranked low on reranks
    John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers

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  50. 50
    + 1,386
    - 1,298

    often listed
    Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt

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