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. 63
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    Abe Vigoda, Hal Linden, Ron Glass

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  2. 129
    + 231
    - 509

    Adrienne Barbeau, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan

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  3. 6
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    - 1652

    Alan Alda, David Ogden Stiers, Jamie Farr

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  4. 159
    + 126
    - 335

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Alan Cumming, Arthur Holden, Justin Bradley

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  5. 171
    + 42
    - 44

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

    ) open
  6. 56
    + 888
    - 1081

    Alison Brie, Chevy Chase, Gillian Jacobs

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  7. 89
    + 400
    - 435

    Alyssa Milano, Tony Danza, Danny Pintauro

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  8. 175
    + 161
    - 360

    added by JordanAnderson Amanda Bynes, Jennie Garth, Simon Rex

    ) open
  9. 60
    + 556
    - 674

    Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aubrey Plaza

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  10. 182
    + 16
    - 50

    added by whodat9587 Anders Holm, Adam DeVine, Blake Anderson

    ) open
  11. 70
    + 479
    - 624

    Andy Dick, Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz

    ) open
  12. 114
    + 91
    - 163

    added by thatgiantdoodie Andy Samberg, Terry Crews, Chelsea Peretti

    ) open
  13. 75
    + 548
    - 621

    Anne Meara, Paul Dooley, Max Wright

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  14. 98
    + 310
    - 466

    Annie Potts, Jan Hooks, Jean Smart

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  15. 169
    + 68
    - 198

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

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  16. 157
    + 4
    - 8

    added by MatthewGill Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn

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  17. 179
    + 61
    - 142

    added by laustcawz Ashton Kutcher, Megyn Price, Donal Logue

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  18. 97
    + 360
    - 469

    Ashton Kutcher, Steve Carell, Lucy Lawless

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  19. 200
    + 85
    - 232

    Audrey Meadows, Pat Carroll, Ted Knight

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  20. 53
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    - 521

    Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Barton MacLane

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  21. 79
    + 439
    - 448

    Benny Hill, Patricia Hayes, Henry McGee

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  22. 24
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    - 1080

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

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  23. 165
    + 43
    - 39

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

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  24. 18
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    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Lisa Bonet

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  25. 186
    + 44
    - 129

    added by JordanAnderson Billy Crystal, Judd Apatow, Jon Lovitz

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  26. 69
    + 511
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    Billy Crystal, Robert Guillaume, Richard Mulligan

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  27. 77
    + 490
    - 474

    Bob Crane, Richard Dawson, Werner Klemperer

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  28. 37
    + 1008
    - 969

    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Marcia Wallace

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  29. 55
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    - 551

    Bob Newhart, William Sanderson, Julia Duffy

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  30. 142
    + 57
    - 214

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

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  31. 76
    + 472
    - 509

    Brittany Murphy, Kristanna Loken, Danielle Fishel

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  32. 73
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    - 599

    Brittany Murphy, Lily Tomlin, Candice Bergen

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  33. 207
    + 35
    - 99

    Brittany Murphy, Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry

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  34. 120
    + 260
    - 511

    Bronson Pinchot, Belita Moreno, Sam Anderson

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  35. 103
    + 347
    - 315

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

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  36. 133
    + 108
    - 378

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

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  37. 80
    + 268
    - 144

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

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  38. 40
    + 1634
    - 1682

    Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kutcher, Jane Lynch

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  39. 86
    + 395
    - 501

    Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear, Michael J. Fox

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  40. 172
    + 17
    - 44

    added by MattBryant Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Selma Blair

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  41. 22
    + 1820
    - 1660

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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  42. 163
    + 46
    - 92

    added by vaas Chris Rock, Terry Crews, Holly Weber

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  43. 198
    + 2
    - 9

    added by Linus Cloris Leachman, Barbara Colby, Henry Jones

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  44. 11
    + 2947
    - 2093

    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

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  45. 35
    + 1110
    - 953

    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Brian Bonsall

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  46. 137
    + 68
    - 157

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

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  47. 82
    + 463
    - 535

    Craig T. Nelson, Shelley Fabares, Bill Fagerbakke

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  48. 25
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    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Tony Danza

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  49. 81
    + 410
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    added by gschwayze Danny DeVito, Kaitlin Olson, Charlie Day

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  50. 135
    + 55
    - 208

    ranked high on reranks & added by erisedRi David Jason, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Paul Barber

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