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. 68
    + 409
    - 435

    Abe Vigoda, Hal Linden, Ron Glass

    ) open
  2. 123
    + 207
    - 469

    Adrienne Barbeau, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan

    ) open
  3. 6
    + 2068
    - 1455

    Alan Alda, David Ogden Stiers, Jamie Farr

    ) open
  4. 157
    + 118
    - 300

    Alan Cumming, Arthur Holden, Justin Bradley

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  5. 215
    + 17
    - 20

    ranked low on reranks Alan Young, Leon Ames, Larry Keating

    ) open
  6. 58
    + 787
    - 970

    Alison Brie, Chevy Chase, Gillian Jacobs

    ) open
  7. 85
    + 330
    - 366

    Alyssa Milano, Tony Danza, Danny Pintauro

    ) open
  8. 163
    + 150
    - 329

    added by JordanAnderson Amanda Bynes, Jennie Garth, Simon Rex

    ) open
  9. 69
    + 423
    - 565

    Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aubrey Plaza

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  10. 70
    + 420
    - 537

    Andy Dick, Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz

    ) open
  11. 131
    + 63
    - 116

    added by thatgiantdoodie Andy Samberg, Terry Crews, Chelsea Peretti

    ) open
  12. 221
    + 7
    - 11

    added by AvalonBrownProvin Ann Sothern, Avery Schreiber, Jerry Van Dyke

    ) open
  13. 71
    + 469
    - 534

    Anne Meara, Paul Dooley, Max Wright

    ) open
  14. 98
    + 265
    - 394

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Annie Potts, Jan Hooks, Jean Smart

    ) open
  15. 156
    + 58
    - 162

    added by Booksflavia Ardal O'Hanlon, Dermot Morgan, Pauline McLynn

    ) open
  16. 191
    + 49
    - 108

    added by laustcawz Ashton Kutcher, Megyn Price, Donal Logue

    ) open
  17. 96
    + 303
    - 396

    Ashton Kutcher, Steve Carell, Lucy Lawless

    ) open
  18. 193
    + 71
    - 205

    Audrey Meadows, Pat Carroll, Ted Knight

    ) open
  19. 52
    + 627
    - 457

    Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Barton MacLane

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  20. 79
    + 369
    - 373

    Benny Hill, Patricia Hayes, Henry McGee

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  21. 24
    + 1334
    - 951

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

    ) open
  22. 213
    + 18
    - 17

    ranked low on reranks & added by AvalonBrownProvin Bill Bixby, Ray Walston, J. Pat O'Malley

    ) open
  23. 17
    + 1697
    - 1347

    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Lisa Bonet

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  24. 173
    + 37
    - 93

    added by JordanAnderson Billy Crystal, Judd Apatow, Jon Lovitz

    ) open
  25. 66
    + 442
    - 477

    Billy Crystal, Robert Guillaume, Richard Mulligan

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  26. 72
    + 418
    - 394

    ranked low on reranks Bob Crane, Richard Dawson, Werner Klemperer

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  27. 38
    + 894
    - 868

    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Marcia Wallace

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  28. 56
    + 486
    - 467

    Bob Newhart, William Sanderson, Julia Duffy

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  29. 223
    + 8
    - 14

    added by vanstateng Brett Butler, Erik Estrada, mc chris

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  30. 135
    + 45
    - 171

    often listed & added by looksharp Brian Doyle-Murray, Chris Elliott, Elinor Donahue

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  31. 77
    + 392
    - 429

    Brittany Murphy, Kristanna Loken, Danielle Fishel

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  32. 74
    + 382
    - 511

    Brittany Murphy, Lily Tomlin, Candice Bergen

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  33. 192
    + 25
    - 65

    Brittany Murphy, Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry

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  34. 113
    + 234
    - 470

    Bronson Pinchot, Belita Moreno, Sam Anderson

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  35. 101
    + 302
    - 270

    ranked low on reranks Bruce Lee, Adam West, Yvonne Craig

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  36. 137
    + 89
    - 334

    often listed & added by GuyLécuyer Carla Gugino, Maggie Grace, David Duchovny

    ) open
  37. 99
    + 174
    - 89

    ranked low on reranks Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Tim Conway

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  38. 35
    + 1453
    - 1514

    Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kutcher, Jane Lynch

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  39. 82
    + 337
    - 420

    Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear, Michael J. Fox

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  40. 23
    + 1639
    - 1497

    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

    ) open
  41. 158
    + 23
    - 49

    added by vaas Chris Rock, Terry Crews, Holly Weber

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  42. 224
    + 3
    - 20

    added by kevinjohnoc Christopher Lloyd, Tracey Walter, Leonard Frey

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  43. 14
    + 2542
    - 1852

    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

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  44. 31
    + 983
    - 855

    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Brian Bonsall

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  45. 133
    + 52
    - 114

    added by Trioxin245 Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Chloë Annett

    ) open
  46. 78
    + 400
    - 456

    Craig T. Nelson, Shelley Fabares, Bill Fagerbakke

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  47. 25
    + 1148
    - 1039

    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Tony Danza

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  48. 93
    + 331
    - 486

    added by gschwayze Danny DeVito, Kaitlin Olson, Charlie Day

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  49. 144
    + 41
    - 168

    often listed & added by erisedRi David Jason, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Paul Barber

    ) open
  50. 161
    + 9
    - 24

    David Jason, Ronnie Barker, Barbara Flynn

    ) open
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