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
    + 3420
    - 2198

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

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 2916
    - 1964

    Steve Carell, Martin Sheen, Hank Azaria

    ) open
  4. 4
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    - 1459

    Kirstie Alley, Woody Harrelson, Kelsey Grammer

    ) open
  5. 5
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    - 2208

    Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 2063
    - 1445

    Alan Alda, David Ogden Stiers, Jamie Farr

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 2074
    - 1705

    Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon

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  8. 8
    + 1794
    - 1267

    Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance

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  9. 9
    + 1792
    - 1434

    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 1931
    - 1333

    Will Smith, Nia Long, Tatyana Ali

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 1722
    - 1536

    often listed Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 1823
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    Stephen King, Brittany Murphy, Kelsey Grammer

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 1562
    - 1297

    Rob Reiner, Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 2529
    - 1844

    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 1989
    - 1405

    Milla Jovovich, Fergie, Christina Applegate

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  16. 16
    + 1950
    - 1733

    Isaac Hayes, Matt Stone, Trey Parker

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  17. 17
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    - 1341

    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Lisa Bonet

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  18. 18
    + 1729
    - 1562

    Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, James Spader

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 1863
    - 1386

    ranked low on reranks Sofía Vergara, Sarah Hyland, Julie Bowen

    ) open
  20. 20
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    - 1808

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

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  21. 21
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    - 999

    Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Scott Baio

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  22. 22
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    Pamela Anderson, Tim Allen, Taran Noah Smith

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  23. 23
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    - 946

    Betty White, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan

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  24. 24
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    - 1493

    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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  25. 25
    + 1142
    - 1036

    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Tony Danza

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  26. 26
    + 1324
    - 1161

    Emma Stone, Hayden Panettiere, Bryan Cranston

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  27. 27
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    - 889

    Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, Clint Howard

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  28. 28
    + 1091
    - 1288

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

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  29. 29
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    - 949

    Loni Anderson, Jan Smithers, Howard Hesseman

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  30. 30
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    Robin Thicke, Fred Savage, Danica McKellar

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  31. 31
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    - 851

    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Brian Bonsall

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  32. 32
    + 899
    - 687

    ranked low on reranks Elizabeth Montgomery, Agnes Moorehead, Paul Lynde

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  33. 33
    + 1029
    - 1062

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

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  34. 34
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    - 859

    Markie Post, Harry Anderson, John Larroquette

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  35. 35
    + 968
    - 782

    Tina Louise, Dawn Wells, Jim Backus

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  36. 36
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    Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kutcher, Jane Lynch

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  37. 37
    + 818
    - 465

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

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  38. 38
    + 890
    - 863

    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Marcia Wallace

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  39. 39
    + 949
    - 829

    Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie

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  40. 40
    + 1034
    - 926

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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  41. 41
    + 878
    - 873

    Mary Tyler Moore, Betty White, Ed Asner

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  42. 42
    + 1020
    - 777

    ranked low on reranks Jim Cummings, Ken Weatherwax, Anjelica Huston

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  43. 43
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    Katey Sagal, Frank Welker, Billy West

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  44. 44
    + 865
    - 620

    Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson

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  45. 45
    + 679
    - 549

    Max Baer, Kathleen Freeman, Buddy Ebsen

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  46. 46
    + 828
    - 859

    Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez, Jason Lee

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  47. 47
    + 857
    - 722

    Suzanne Somers, John Ritter, Don Knotts

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  48. 48
    + 841
    - 744

    Penny Marshall, Jack Klugman, Tony Randall

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  49. 49
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    Stacy Keach, Barbara Feldon, Don Adams

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  50. 50
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    Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows

    ) open
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