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
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    Down 331

    Abe Vigoda, Hal Linden, Ron Glass

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  2. 119
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    Down 382

    Adrienne Barbeau, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan

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  3. 6
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    Down 1208

    Alan Alda, David Ogden Stiers, Jamie Farr

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  4. 151
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    Down 223

    Alan Cumming, Arthur Holden, Justin Bradley

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  5. 56
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    Alison Brie, Chevy Chase, Gillian Jacobs

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  6. 82
    Up 248
    Down 267

    Alyssa Milano, Tony Danza, Danny Pintauro

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  7. 144
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    Down 260

    added by JordanAnderson Amanda Bynes, Jennie Garth, Simon Rex

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  8. 80
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aubrey Plaza

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  9. 75
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    Andy Dick, Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz

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  10. 133
    Up 16
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    added by thatgiantdoodie Andy Samberg, Terry Crews, Chelsea Peretti

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  11. 68
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    Anne Meara, Paul Dooley, Max Wright

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  12. 103
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    Annie Potts, Jan Hooks, Jean Smart

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  13. 148
    Up 27
    Down 93

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

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  14. 160
    Up 25
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    ranked low on reranks & added by laustcawz Ashton Kutcher, Megyn Price, Donal Logue

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  15. 97
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    Down 289

    Ashton Kutcher, Steve Carell, Lucy Lawless

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  16. 163
    Up 52
    Down 137

    Audrey Meadows, Pat Carroll, Ted Knight

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  17. 53
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    Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Barton MacLane

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  18. 76
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    Down 271

    Benny Hill, Patricia Hayes, Henry McGee

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  19. 23
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    Down 777

    Betty White, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan

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  20. 11
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    Down 1074

    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Lisa Bonet

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  21. 64
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    Down 373

    Billy Crystal, Robert Guillaume, Richard Mulligan

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  22. 67
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    Down 287

    Bob Crane, Richard Dawson, Werner Klemperer

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  23. 35
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    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Marcia Wallace

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  24. 59
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    Bob Newhart, William Sanderson, Julia Duffy

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  25. 150
    Up 28
    Down 97

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

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  26. 84
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    Brittany Murphy, Kristanna Loken, Danielle Fishel

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  27. 73
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    Brittany Murphy, Lily Tomlin, Candice Bergen

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  28. 112
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    Down 379

    Bronson Pinchot, Belita Moreno, Sam Anderson

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  29. 98
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    Down 200

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

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  30. 124
    Up 64
    Down 237

    added by GuyLécuyer Carla Gugino, Maggie Grace, David Duchovny

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  31. 110
    Up 74
    Down 31

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

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  32. 28
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    Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kutcher, Jane Lynch

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  33. 83
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    Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear, Michael J. Fox

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  34. 25
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    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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  35. 10
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    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

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  36. 36
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    Down 736

    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Brian Bonsall

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  37. 139
    Up 10
    Down 35

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

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  38. 81
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    Down 365

    Craig T. Nelson, Shelley Fabares, Bill Fagerbakke

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  39. 24
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    Down 876

    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Tony Danza

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  40. 95
    Up 214
    Down 370

    added by gschwayze Danny DeVito, Kaitlin Olson, Charlie Day

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  41. 137
    Up 23
    Down 83

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

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  42. 102
    Up 155
    Down 278

    added by chenmae David Spade, Bianca Kajlich, Patrick Warburton

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  43. 108
    Up 174
    Down 333

    David Spade, Mike Judge, Toby Huss

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  44. 168
    Up 48
    Down 196

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

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  45. 60
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    Down 487

    Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes

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  46. 127
    Up 115
    Down 271

    Dick Van Dyke, Julie Newmar, Alan Alda

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  47. 91
    Up 196
    Down 120

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

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  48. 70
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    Drew Carey, Craig Ferguson, Christa Miller

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  49. 72
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    Dustin Diamond, Tiffani Thiessen, Elizabeth Berkley

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  50. 71
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    Dustin Hoffman, Larry David, John Legend

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