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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!

The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History TV Programs
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    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry

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

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  3. 3
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    Kirstie Alley, Kelsey Grammer, Woody Harrelson Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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  4. 4
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    Steve Carell, Martin Sheen, Hank Azaria

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    Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch

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    Alan Alda, Jamie Farr, Harry Morgan

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    Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon

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    Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Desi Arnaz

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    often listed
    Patricia Heaton, Ray Romano, Brad Garrett

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    Rob Reiner, Jean Stapleton, Carroll O'Connor

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    Kelsey Grammer, Brittany Murphy, Stephen King Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    often listed
    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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    Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, James Spader

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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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    - 1988


    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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    Isaac Hayes, Matt Stone, Trey Parker

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    Pamela Anderson, Tim Allen, Jonathan Taylor Thomas

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    Betty White, Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty

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    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Andy Kaufman

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    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Lisa Bonet

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    Mila Kunis, Lacey Chabert, Seth MacFarlane

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    Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Scott Baio

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    Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, Don Knotts

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    Emma Stone, Hayden Panettiere, Bryan Cranston

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Goodman

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    Emma Stone, Tina Fey, Elizabeth Banks

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    Danica McKellar, Robin Thicke, Fred Savage

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    Tina Louise, Dawn Wells, Alan Hale

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    Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie

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    Loni Anderson, Jan Smithers, Howard Hesseman

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    Elizabeth Montgomery, Paul Lynde, Agnes Moorehead

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    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Marcia Wallace

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    Mel Blanc, Harvey Korman, Don Messick

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    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Meredith Baxter Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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    Markie Post, John Larroquette, Harry Anderson

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    Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez, Jason Lee

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    Betty White, Mary Tyler Moore, Cloris Leachman

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    John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy

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    Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kutcher, Jane Lynch

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    Max Baer, Donna Douglas, Buddy Ebsen

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    Suzanne Somers, John Ritter, Don Knotts

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    John Cleese, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

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    Barbara Feldon, Stacy Keach, Don Adams

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    Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows

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    Katey Sagal, Frank Welker, Billy West

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    Penny Marshall, Jack Klugman, Tony Randall

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