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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    - 492

    Abe Vigoda, Hal Linden, Ron Glass

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  2. 126
    + 227
    - 501

    Adrienne Barbeau, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan

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  3. 6
    + 2245
    - 1592

    Alan Alda, David Ogden Stiers, Jamie Farr

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  4. 168
    + 124
    - 328

    Alan Cumming, Arthur Holden, Justin Bradley

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  5. 159
    + 38
    - 38

    Alan Young, Leon Ames, Larry Keating

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  6. 57
    + 855
    - 1050

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

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  7. 86
    + 380
    - 423

    Alyssa Milano, Tony Danza, Danny Pintauro

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  8. 169
    + 159
    - 354

    added by JordanAnderson Amanda Bynes, Jennie Garth, Simon Rex

    ) open
  9. 62
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    Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aubrey Plaza

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  10. 185
    + 11
    - 44

    added by whodat9587 Anders Holm, Adam DeVine, Blake Anderson

    ) open
  11. 71
    + 464
    - 597

    Andy Dick, Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz

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  12. 120
    + 85
    - 154

    added by thatgiantdoodie Andy Samberg, Terry Crews, Chelsea Peretti

    ) open
  13. 72
    + 528
    - 597

    Anne Meara, Paul Dooley, Max Wright

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  14. 99
    + 297
    - 451

    Annie Potts, Jan Hooks, Jean Smart

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  15. 163
    + 65
    - 193

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

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  16. 174
    + 59
    - 136

    added by laustcawz Ashton Kutcher, Megyn Price, Donal Logue

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  17. 98
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    Ashton Kutcher, Steve Carell, Lucy Lawless

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  18. 194
    + 84
    - 227

    Audrey Meadows, Pat Carroll, Ted Knight

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  19. 51
    + 703
    - 499

    Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Barton MacLane

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  20. 78
    + 423
    - 428

    Benny Hill, Patricia Hayes, Henry McGee

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  21. 24
    + 1454
    - 1041

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

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  22. 158
    + 38
    - 33

    added by AvalonBrownProvin Bill Bixby, Ray Walston, J. Pat O'Malley

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  23. 18
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    - 1488

    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Lisa Bonet

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  24. 191
    + 44
    - 122

    added by JordanAnderson Billy Crystal, Judd Apatow, Jon Lovitz

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  25. 67
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    - 543

    Billy Crystal, Robert Guillaume, Richard Mulligan

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  26. 76
    + 470
    - 453

    Bob Crane, Richard Dawson, Werner Klemperer

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  27. 36
    + 976
    - 941

    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Marcia Wallace

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  28. 55
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    - 527

    Bob Newhart, William Sanderson, Julia Duffy

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  29. 141
    + 54
    - 206

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

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  30. 77
    + 450
    - 486

    Brittany Murphy, Kristanna Loken, Danielle Fishel

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  31. 73
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    - 575

    Brittany Murphy, Lily Tomlin, Candice Bergen

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  32. 200
    + 33
    - 94

    Brittany Murphy, Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry

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  33. 115
    + 256
    - 503

    Bronson Pinchot, Belita Moreno, Sam Anderson

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  34. 100
    + 337
    - 306

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

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  35. 131
    + 102
    - 368

    added by GuyLécuyer Carla Gugino, Maggie Grace, David Duchovny

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  36. 93
    + 237
    - 133

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

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  37. 33
    + 1589
    - 1613

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

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  38. 83
    + 379
    - 479

    Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear, Michael J. Fox

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  39. 162
    + 13
    - 34

    new! & added by MattBryant Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Selma Blair

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  40. 21
    + 1761
    - 1609

    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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  41. 166
    + 39
    - 84

    added by vaas Chris Rock, Terry Crews, Holly Weber

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  42. 11
    + 2821
    - 2010

    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

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  43. 37
    + 1065
    - 928

    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Brian Bonsall

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  44. 145
    + 63
    - 151

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

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  45. 79
    + 449
    - 514

    Craig T. Nelson, Shelley Fabares, Bill Fagerbakke

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  46. 25
    + 1244
    - 1127

    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Tony Danza

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  47. 84
    + 387
    - 551

    added by gschwayze Danny DeVito, Kaitlin Olson, Charlie Day

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  48. 151
    + 49
    - 202

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

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  49. 178
    + 13
    - 51

    David Jason, Ronnie Barker, Barbara Flynn

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  50. 106
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    - 410

    added by chenmae David Spade, Bianca Kajlich, Patrick Warburton

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