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 318

    Abe Vigoda, Hal Linden, Ron Glass

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  2. 119
    Up 170
    Down 364

    Adrienne Barbeau, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan

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  3. 6
    Up 1637
    Down 1166

    Alan Alda, David Ogden Stiers, Jamie Farr

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  4. 149
    Up 78
    Down 208

    Alan Cumming, Arthur Holden, Justin Bradley

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  5. 57
    Up 614
    Down 813

    Alison Brie, Chevy Chase, Gillian Jacobs

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  6. 82
    Up 234
    Down 251

    Alyssa Milano, Tony Danza, Danny Pintauro

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  7. 146
    Up 106
    Down 246

    added by JordanAnderson Amanda Bynes, Jennie Garth, Simon Rex

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  8. 83
    Up 235
    Down 435

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

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  9. 76
    Up 301
    Down 417

    Andy Dick, Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz

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  10. 133
    Up 9
    Down 17

    new! & added by thatgiantdoodie Andy Samberg, Terry Crews, Chelsea Peretti

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  11. 68
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    Down 389

    Anne Meara, Paul Dooley, Max Wright

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  12. 103
    Up 187
    Down 287

    Annie Potts, Jan Hooks, Jean Smart

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  13. 142
    Up 24
    Down 80

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

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  14. 159
    Up 17
    Down 29

    added by laustcawz Ashton Kutcher, Megyn Price, Donal Logue

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  15. 98
    Up 218
    Down 270

    Ashton Kutcher, Steve Carell, Lucy Lawless

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  16. 160
    Up 49
    Down 121

    Audrey Meadows, Pat Carroll, Ted Knight

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  17. 53
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    Down 347

    Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Barton MacLane

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  18. 73
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    Down 257

    Benny Hill, Patricia Hayes, Henry McGee

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  19. 23
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    Down 735

    Betty White, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan

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  20. 9
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    Down 1021

    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Lisa Bonet

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  21. 64
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    Down 363

    Billy Crystal, Robert Guillaume, Richard Mulligan

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  22. 66
    Up 327
    Down 273

    Bob Crane, Richard Dawson, Werner Klemperer

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  23. 37
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    Down 714

    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Marcia Wallace

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  24. 58
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    Down 350

    Bob Newhart, William Sanderson, Julia Duffy

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  25. 157
    Up 24
    Down 80

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

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  26. 84
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    Down 306

    Brittany Murphy, Kristanna Loken, Danielle Fishel

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  27. 78
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    Down 387

    Brittany Murphy, Lily Tomlin, Candice Bergen

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  28. 113
    Up 189
    Down 362

    Bronson Pinchot, Belita Moreno, Sam Anderson

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  29. 97
    Up 212
    Down 187

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

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  30. 124
    Up 62
    Down 217

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

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  31. 120
    Up 55
    Down 23

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

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  32. 28
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    Down 1170

    Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kutcher, Jane Lynch

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  33. 81
    Up 243
    Down 306

    Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear, Michael J. Fox

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  34. 25
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    Down 1243

    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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  35. 11
    Up 1953
    Down 1445

    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

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  36. 34
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    Down 708

    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Brian Bonsall

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  37. 80
    Up 299
    Down 348

    Craig T. Nelson, Shelley Fabares, Bill Fagerbakke

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  38. 24
    Up 939
    Down 842

    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Tony Danza

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  39. 96
    Up 199
    Down 350

    added by gschwayze Danny DeVito, Kaitlin Olson, Charlie Day

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  40. 134
    Up 19
    Down 67

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

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  41. 101
    Up 145
    Down 260

    added by chenmae David Spade, Bianca Kajlich, Patrick Warburton

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  42. 107
    Up 164
    Down 310

    often listed & ranked high on reranks David Spade, Mike Judge, Toby Huss

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  43. 166
    Up 41
    Down 178

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

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  44. 56
    Up 383
    Down 462

    Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes

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  45. 126
    Up 109
    Down 257

    Dick Van Dyke, Julie Newmar, Alan Alda

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  46. 91
    Up 173
    Down 101

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

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  47. 69
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    Down 311

    Drew Carey, Craig Ferguson, Christa Miller

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  48. 71
    Up 322
    Down 335

    Dustin Diamond, Tiffani Thiessen, Elizabeth Berkley

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  49. 72
    Up 331
    Down 555

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

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  50. 138
    Up 114
    Down 179

    Edgar Buchanan, June Lockhart, Smiley Burnette

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