The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History TV Programs
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The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

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
    Up 2915
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    1994 More
    100
  2. 2
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Seinfeld

    1989 More
    98
  3. 3
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    2007 More
    95
  4. 4
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    1989 More
    95
  5. 5
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    1982 More
    93
  6. 6
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    1972 More
    85
  7. 7
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    1951 More
    84
  8. 8
    Up 1227
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    1984 More
    83
  9. 9
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    1998 More
    83
  10. 10
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    2005 More
    83
  11. 11
    Up 1119
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    1971 More
    82
  12. 12
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    1987 More
    82
  13. 13
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    1993 More
    82
  14. 14
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    1990 More
    81
  15. 15
    Up 1185
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    1996 More
    80
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    ranked low on reranks
    Happy Days

    1974 More
    80
  17. 17
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Family Guy

    1999 More
    80
  18. 18
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    2001 More
    80
  19. 19
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    2009 More
    79
  20. 20
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    2005 More
    78
  21. 21
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    1991 More
    78
  22. 22
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    1997 More
    78
  23. 23
    Up 830
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    1978 More
    75
  24. 24
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

    2003 More
    75
  25. 25
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    Down 651

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    The Golden Girls

    1985 More
    75
  26. 26
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    1960 More
    75
  27. 27
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    2003 More
    74
  28. 28
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    1964 More
    72
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    2000 More
    72
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    1984 More
    71
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    1978 More
    71
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    1982 More
    71
  33. 33
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    1988 More
    70
  34. 34
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    1960 More
    70
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  35. 35
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    1961 More
    70
  36. 36
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    1964-09-18 More
    70
  37. 37
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    Down 469
    1964 More
    70
  38. 38
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    1972 More
    70
  39. 39
    Up 701
    Down 768
    1988 More
    70
  40. 40
    Up 559
    Down 414
    1976 More
    69
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

    2006 More
    69
  42. 42
    Up 720
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    1996 More
    69
  43. 43
    Up 920
    Down 901
    1999 More
    69
  44. 44
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    1970 More
    69
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    Up 595
    Down 503
    1977 More
    69
  46. 46
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    1970 More
    68
  47. 47
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    1964 More
    68
  48. 48
    Up 595
    Down 524
    1955 More
    68
  49. 49
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    Down 532
    1965 More
    67
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    1965 More
    67
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