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. 65
    Up 318
    Down 316

    Abe Vigoda, Hal Linden, Ron Glass

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  2. 118
    Up 170
    Down 360

    Adrienne Barbeau, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan

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  3. 6
    Up 1627
    Down 1160

    Alan Alda, David Ogden Stiers, Jamie Farr

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  4. 148
    Up 78
    Down 203

    Alan Cumming, Arthur Holden, Justin Bradley

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  5. 57
    Up 613
    Down 808

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Alison Brie, Chevy Chase, Gillian Jacobs

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  6. 82
    Up 233
    Down 247

    Alyssa Milano, Tony Danza, Danny Pintauro

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  7. 146
    Up 105
    Down 243

    added by JordanAnderson Amanda Bynes, Jennie Garth, Simon Rex

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  8. 83
    Up 234
    Down 431

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aubrey Plaza

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  9. 76
    Up 300
    Down 413

    Andy Dick, Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz

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  10. 133
    Up 8
    Down 14

    added by thatgiantdoodie Andy Samberg, Terry Crews, Chelsea Peretti

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  11. 68
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    Down 386

    Anne Meara, Paul Dooley, Max Wright

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  12. 105
    Up 184
    Down 284

    Annie Potts, Jan Hooks, Jean Smart

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  13. 142
    Up 23
    Down 77

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

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  14. 157
    Up 17
    Down 25

    added by laustcawz Ashton Kutcher, Megyn Price, Donal Logue

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  15. 99
    Up 216
    Down 266

    ranked low on reranks Ashton Kutcher, Steve Carell, Lucy Lawless

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  16. 159
    Up 49
    Down 117

    Audrey Meadows, Pat Carroll, Ted Knight

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  17. 53
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    Down 345

    Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Barton MacLane

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  18. 73
    Up 272
    Down 255

    Benny Hill, Patricia Hayes, Henry McGee

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  19. 23
    Up 1048
    Down 730

    Betty White, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan

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  20. 9
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    Down 1007

    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Lisa Bonet

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  21. 64
    Up 333
    Down 361

    Billy Crystal, Robert Guillaume, Richard Mulligan

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  22. 66
    Up 326
    Down 269

    Bob Crane, Richard Dawson, Werner Klemperer

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  23. 36
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    Down 708

    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Marcia Wallace

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  24. 58
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    Down 347

    Bob Newhart, William Sanderson, Julia Duffy

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  25. 158
    Up 22
    Down 78

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

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  26. 84
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    Down 303

    Brittany Murphy, Kristanna Loken, Danielle Fishel

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  27. 78
    Up 283
    Down 383

    Brittany Murphy, Lily Tomlin, Candice Bergen

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  28. 111
    Up 189
    Down 357

    Bronson Pinchot, Belita Moreno, Sam Anderson

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  29. 97
    Up 210
    Down 184

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

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  30. 123
    Up 61
    Down 214

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

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  31. 135
    Up 53
    Down 21

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

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  32. 28
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    Down 1165

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kutcher, Jane Lynch

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  33. 81
    Up 242
    Down 302

    Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear, Michael J. Fox

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  34. 25
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    Down 1237

    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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  35. 10
    Up 1944
    Down 1430

    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

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  36. 34
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    Down 703

    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Brian Bonsall

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  37. 80
    Up 298
    Down 343

    Craig T. Nelson, Shelley Fabares, Bill Fagerbakke

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  38. 24
    Up 935
    Down 837

    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Tony Danza

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  39. 96
    Up 198
    Down 348

    added by gschwayze Danny DeVito, Kaitlin Olson, Charlie Day

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  40. 132
    Up 18
    Down 64

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

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  41. 100
    Up 145
    Down 255

    added by chenmae David Spade, Bianca Kajlich, Patrick Warburton

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  42. 107
    Up 161
    Down 306

    David Spade, Mike Judge, Toby Huss

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  43. 166
    Up 41
    Down 174

    often listed & added by JordanAnderson Debby Ryan, Brenda Song, Dylan Sprouse

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  44. 56
    Up 380
    Down 459

    Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes

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  45. 125
    Up 109
    Down 255

    Dick Van Dyke, Julie Newmar, Alan Alda

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  46. 93
    Up 168
    Down 101

    ranked low on reranks Don Messick, Kate Melton, Scott Innes

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  47. 69
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    Down 308

    Drew Carey, Craig Ferguson, Christa Miller

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  48. 71
    Up 320
    Down 332

    Dustin Diamond, Tiffani Thiessen, Elizabeth Berkley

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  49. 72
    Up 329
    Down 552

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Dustin Hoffman, Larry David, John Legend

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  50. 137
    Up 114
    Down 176

    Edgar Buchanan, June Lockhart, Smiley Burnette

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