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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. 60
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    Abe Vigoda, Hal Linden, Ron Glass

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  2. 130
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    Adrienne Barbeau, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan

    ) open
  3. 6
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    Alan Alda, David Ogden Stiers, Jamie Farr

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  4. 147
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    - 348

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    Alan Cumming, Arthur Holden, Justin Bradley

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  5. 165
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    - 50

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    Alan Young, Leon Ames, Larry Keating

    ) open
  6. 54
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    Alison Brie, Chevy Chase, Gillian Jacobs

    ) open
  7. 91
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    Alyssa Milano, Tony Danza, Danny Pintauro

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  8. 168
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    Amanda Bynes, Jennie Garth, Simon Rex

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  9. 56
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    Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aubrey Plaza

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  10. 182
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    Anders Holm, Adam DeVine, Blake Anderson

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  11. 69
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    Andy Dick, Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz

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  12. 124
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    Andy Samberg, Terry Crews, Chelsea Peretti

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  13. 74
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    Anne Meara, Paul Dooley, Max Wright

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  14. 93
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    Annie Potts, Jan Hooks, Jean Smart

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  15. 149
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    ranked high on reranks & added by Booksflavia
    Ardal O'Hanlon, Dermot Morgan, Pauline McLynn

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  16. 146
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    Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn

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  17. 178
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    added by laustcawz
    Ashton Kutcher, Megyn Price, Donal Logue

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  18. 100
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    Ashton Kutcher, Steve Carell, Lucy Lawless

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  19. 197
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    Audrey Meadows, Pat Carroll, Ted Knight

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  20. 53
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    Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Barton MacLane

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    Benny Hill, Patricia Hayes, Henry McGee

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    Betty White, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan

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    Bill Bixby, Ray Walston, J. Pat O'Malley

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  24. 19
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    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Lisa Bonet

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  25. 186
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    added by JordanAnderson
    Billy Crystal, Judd Apatow, Jon Lovitz

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  26. 66
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    Billy Crystal, Robert Guillaume, Richard Mulligan

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  27. 78
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    Bob Crane, Richard Dawson, Werner Klemperer

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  28. 35
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    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Marcia Wallace

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  29. 57
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    Bob Newhart, William Sanderson, Julia Duffy

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  30. 142
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    Brian Doyle-Murray, Chris Elliott, Elinor Donahue

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  31. 77
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    Brittany Murphy, Kristanna Loken, Danielle Fishel

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  32. 68
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    Brittany Murphy, Lily Tomlin, Candice Bergen

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    Brittany Murphy, Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry

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  34. 120
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    Bronson Pinchot, Belita Moreno, Sam Anderson

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  35. 103
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    Bruce Lee, Adam West, Yvonne Craig

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  36. 131
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    added by GuyLécuyer
    Carla Gugino, Maggie Grace, David Duchovny

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  37. 82
    + 295
    - 160

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

    ) open
  38. 43
    + 1691
    - 1747


    Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kutcher, Jane Lynch

    ) open
  39. 85
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    - 524


    Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear, Michael J. Fox

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  40. 173
    + 22
    - 59

    added by MattBryant
    Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Selma Blair

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  41. 20
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    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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  42. 163
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    added by vaas
    Chris Rock, Terry Crews, Holly Weber

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  43. 191
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    added by Linus
    Cloris Leachman, Barbara Colby, Henry Jones

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  44. 11
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    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

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  45. 38
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    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Brian Bonsall

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  46. 135
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    ranked low on reranks & added by Trioxin245
    Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Chloë Annett

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  47. 83
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    Craig T. Nelson, Shelley Fabares, Bill Fagerbakke

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  48. 24
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    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Tony Danza

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  49. 80
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    often listed & added by gschwayze
    Danny DeVito, Kaitlin Olson, Charlie Day

    ) open
  50. 127
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    ranked high on reranks & added by erisedRi
    David Jason, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Paul Barber

    ) open
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