The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History TV Programs

The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

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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
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David

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  2. 2
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    - 3995


    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry

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  3. 3
    + 3716
    - 2323


    Kirstie Alley, Kelsey Grammer, Woody Harrelson

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  4. 4
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    - 3037


    Steve Carell, Martin Sheen, Hank Azaria

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  5. 5
    + 5502
    - 3512


    Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch

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  6. 6
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    - 2770

    often listed
    Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon

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    - 2256


    Alan Alda, Jamie Farr, Harry Morgan

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    - 2474

    often listed
    Patricia Heaton, Ray Romano, Brad Garrett

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    + 2991
    - 1972


    Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Desi Arnaz

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    - 2346

    often listed
    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

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    - 2136


    Kelsey Grammer, Brittany Murphy, Stephen King

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    - 2422

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, James Spader

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  14. 14
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    - 2085

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    Will Smith, Nia Long, Tatyana Ali

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  15. 15
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    - 1982

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Rob Reiner, Jean Stapleton, Carroll O'Connor

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    - 2087


    Milla Jovovich, Fergie, Christina Applegate

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  17. 17
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    Sofía Vergara, Sarah Hyland, Julie Bowen

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  18. 18
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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Isaac Hayes, Matt Stone, Trey Parker

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    - 1621

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    Pamela Anderson, Tim Allen, Jonathan Taylor Thomas

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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    Mila Kunis, Lacey Chabert, Seth MacFarlane

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    Betty White, Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty

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    - 1427

    ranked low on reranks
    Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Scott Baio

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    - 1554


    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Andy Kaufman

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    - 2112


    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Lisa Bonet

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    + 1982
    - 1762


    Emma Stone, Hayden Panettiere, Bryan Cranston

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    - 1322


    Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, Don Knotts

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    - 1580


    Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Goodman

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    - 1895

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Emma Stone, Tina Fey, Elizabeth Banks

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  30. 30
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    - 1295


    Danica McKellar, Robin Thicke, Fred Savage

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  31. 31
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    - 1377


    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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    - 1253


    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Meredith Baxter

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    Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie

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  34. 34
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    Tina Louise, Dawn Wells, Alan Hale

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Loni Anderson, Jan Smithers, Howard Hesseman

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  36. 36
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    - 2153


    Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kutcher, Jane Lynch

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  37. 37
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    - 1082


    Elizabeth Montgomery, Paul Lynde, Agnes Moorehead

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    - 802

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

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    + 1389
    - 1272

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Marcia Wallace

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  40. 40
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    - 1395


    Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez, Jason Lee

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    - 1226

    ranked low on reranks
    Markie Post, John Larroquette, Harry Anderson

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  42. 42
    + 1366
    - 1287

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Betty White, Mary Tyler Moore, Cloris Leachman

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  43. 43
    + 1581
    - 1150

    ranked low on reranks
    John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy

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  44. 44
    + 951
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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    John Cleese, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

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  45. 45
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    - 918

    ranked low on reranks
    Max Baer, Donna Douglas, Buddy Ebsen

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  46. 46
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    - 1750

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Katey Sagal, Frank Welker, Billy West

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  47. 47
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    - 1090

    ranked low on reranks
    Suzanne Somers, John Ritter, Don Knotts

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    + 1224
    - 1143


    Barbara Feldon, Stacy Keach, Don Adams

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    Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows

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    ranked low on reranks
    Kevin James, Patton Oswalt, Leah Remini

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