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
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    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 3433
    - 2205

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

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 2927
    - 1972

    Steve Carell, Martin Sheen, Hank Azaria

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 2258
    - 1465

    Kirstie Alley, Woody Harrelson, Kelsey Grammer

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 3384
    - 2216

    Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 2066
    - 1454

    Alan Alda, David Ogden Stiers, Jamie Farr

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 2081
    - 1713

    Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 1799
    - 1273

    Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 1799
    - 1442

    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 1940
    - 1337

    Will Smith, Nia Long, Tatyana Ali

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 1728
    - 1545

    often listed Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 1567
    - 1302

    Rob Reiner, Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 1832
    - 1408

    Stephen King, Brittany Murphy, Kelsey Grammer

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 1997
    - 1408

    Milla Jovovich, Fergie, Christina Applegate

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 2537
    - 1851

    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 1956
    - 1739

    Isaac Hayes, Matt Stone, Trey Parker

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  17. 17
    + 1696
    - 1345

    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Lisa Bonet

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 1735
    - 1566

    Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, James Spader

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 1869
    - 1393

    Sofía Vergara, Sarah Hyland, Julie Bowen

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 1864
    - 1816

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Mila Kunis, Lacey Chabert, Seth MacFarlane

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 1516
    - 1000

    Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Scott Baio

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 1446
    - 1093

    Pamela Anderson, Tim Allen, Taran Noah Smith

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  23. 23
    + 1636
    - 1497

    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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  24. 24
    + 1333
    - 951

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

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 1147
    - 1039

    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Tony Danza

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 1328
    - 1166

    Emma Stone, Hayden Panettiere, Bryan Cranston

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  27. 27
    + 1186
    - 893

    Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, Clint Howard

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  28. 28
    + 1098
    - 1292

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Emma Stone, Tina Fey, Elizabeth Banks

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 1006
    - 953

    Loni Anderson, Jan Smithers, Howard Hesseman

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  30. 30
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    - 869

    Robin Thicke, Fred Savage, Danica McKellar

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  31. 31
    + 983
    - 855

    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Brian Bonsall

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  32. 32
    + 974
    - 784

    Tina Louise, Dawn Wells, Jim Backus

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  33. 33
    + 1031
    - 1066

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Roseanne Barr

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  34. 34
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    - 1511

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kutcher, Jane Lynch

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  35. 35
    + 902
    - 692

    Elizabeth Montgomery, Agnes Moorehead, Paul Lynde

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  36. 36
    + 1083
    - 864

    Markie Post, Harry Anderson, John Larroquette

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  37. 37
    + 823
    - 467

    ranked low on reranks & added by JordanAnderson Mel Blanc, Harvey Korman, Don Messick

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  38. 38
    + 893
    - 867

    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Marcia Wallace

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  39. 39
    + 953
    - 833

    Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie

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  40. 40
    + 1037
    - 929

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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  41. 41
    + 881
    - 877

    Mary Tyler Moore, Betty White, Ed Asner

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  42. 42
    + 1023
    - 780

    Jim Cummings, Ken Weatherwax, Anjelica Huston

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  43. 43
    + 1292
    - 1212

    Katey Sagal, Frank Welker, Billy West

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  44. 44
    + 868
    - 625

    Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson

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  45. 45
    + 833
    - 863

    Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez, Jason Lee

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  46. 46
    + 683
    - 552

    Max Baer, Kathleen Freeman, Buddy Ebsen

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  47. 47
    + 864
    - 724

    Suzanne Somers, John Ritter, Don Knotts

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  48. 48
    + 844
    - 748

    Penny Marshall, Jack Klugman, Tony Randall

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  49. 49
    + 812
    - 731

    Stacy Keach, Barbara Feldon, Don Adams

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  50. 50
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    - 733

    Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows

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