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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    the people's #1 & most listed 1989

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    1989

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    1982

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    1972

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    1998

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    1996

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    ranked low on reranks 1974

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1999

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    1991

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    1978

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    ranked low on reranks 1985

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2003

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2003

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    added by JordanAnderson 1960

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2006

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    ranked low on reranks 1964

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    ranked low on reranks 1976

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