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

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  2. 2
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    ranked low on reranks Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry

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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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    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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    Rob Reiner, Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton

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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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    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Lisa Bonet

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  12. 12
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    Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

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  13. 13
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    Milla Jovovich, Fergie, Christina Applegate

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  14. 14
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    Stephen King, Brittany Murphy, Kelsey Grammer

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  15. 15
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    Will Smith, Nia Long, Tatyana Ali

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  16. 16
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    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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  17. 17
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    Isaac Hayes, Matt Stone, Trey Parker

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

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  19. 19
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, James Spader

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  20. 20
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    ranked low on reranks Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Scott Baio

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  21. 21
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    Sofía Vergara, Sarah Hyland, Julie Bowen

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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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    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Tony Danza

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    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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  26. 26
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    Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, Clint Howard

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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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    Loni Anderson, Jan Smithers, Howard Hesseman

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

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  31. 31
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    Tina Louise, Dawn Wells, Jim Backus

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  32. 32
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    Markie Post, Harry Anderson, John Larroquette

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

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  34. 34
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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Roseanne Barr

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    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Marcia Wallace

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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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    Mary Tyler Moore, Betty White, Ed Asner

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  38. 38
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    ranked low on reranks Elizabeth Montgomery, Agnes Moorehead, Paul Lynde

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  39. 39
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    Robin Thicke, Fred Savage, Danica McKellar

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  40. 40
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    Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie

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  41. 41
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    Jim Cummings, Ken Weatherwax, Anjelica Huston

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  42. 42
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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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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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    Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson

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  45. 45
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    Suzanne Somers, John Ritter, Don Knotts

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  46. 46
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    Penny Marshall, Jack Klugman, Tony Randall

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    Max Baer, Kathleen Freeman, Buddy Ebsen

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez, Jason Lee

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  49. 49
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    Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows

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    Stacy Keach, Barbara Feldon, Don Adams

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