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

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  2. 2
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    the people's #1 & most listed Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Larry David

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  3. 3
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    Steve Carell, Martin Sheen, Hank Azaria

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  4. 4
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    Kirstie Alley, Woody Harrelson, Kelsey Grammer

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  5. 5
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    Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch

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  6. 6
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    Alan Alda, David Ogden Stiers, Jamie Farr

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  7. 7
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    Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon

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  8. 8
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    Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance

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  9. 9
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    Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

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  10. 10
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    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

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  11. 11
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    Rob Reiner, Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton

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  12. 12
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    Stephen King, Brittany Murphy, Kelsey Grammer

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  13. 13
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    Will Smith, Nia Long, Tatyana Ali

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  14. 14
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    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Lisa Bonet

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  15. 15
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    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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  16. 16
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    Milla Jovovich, Fergie, Christina Applegate

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  17. 17
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Isaac Hayes, Matt Stone, Trey Parker

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  18. 18
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, James Spader

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  19. 19
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    ranked low on reranks Sofía Vergara, Sarah Hyland, Julie Bowen

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  20. 20
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Mila Kunis, Lacey Chabert, Seth MacFarlane

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  21. 21
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    ranked low on reranks 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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    Betty White, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan

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  24. 24
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    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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  25. 25
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    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Tony Danza

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  26. 26
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    Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, Clint Howard

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  27. 27
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    Emma Stone, Hayden Panettiere, Bryan Cranston

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  28. 28
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    Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kutcher, Jane Lynch

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  29. 29
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Emma Stone, Tina Fey, Elizabeth Banks

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  30. 30
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    Loni Anderson, Jan Smithers, Howard Hesseman

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  31. 31
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Roseanne Barr

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  32. 32
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    ranked low on reranks Tina Louise, Dawn Wells, Jim Backus

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  33. 33
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Mary Tyler Moore, Betty White, Ed Asner

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  34. 34
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    Markie Post, Harry Anderson, John Larroquette

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  35. 35
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    ranked low on reranks & added by JordanAnderson Mel Blanc, Harvey Korman, Don Messick

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  36. 36
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    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Brian Bonsall

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  37. 37
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    Elizabeth Montgomery, Agnes Moorehead, Paul Lynde

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  38. 38
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    Robin Thicke, Fred Savage, Danica McKellar

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  39. 39
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    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Marcia Wallace

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  40. 40
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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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  41. 41
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    Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie

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  42. 42
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    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
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    Suzanne Somers, John Ritter, Don Knotts

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  45. 45
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    Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson

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  46. 46
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    Max Baer, Kathleen Freeman, Buddy Ebsen

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  47. 47
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    Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez, Jason Lee

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  48. 48
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    Penny Marshall, Jack Klugman, Tony Randall

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  49. 49
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    Kevin James, Patton Oswalt, Leah Remini

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  50. 50
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    Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows

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