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!
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 97
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    Batman

    1966 More
    50
  2. 173
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    2008 More
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    added by: nils
  3. 171
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    2000 More
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    Total Drama Action

    2009 More
    33
  5. 154
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    1996 More
    35
  6. 174
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    The Mr. Potato Head Show

    1998 More
    31
    added by: CraigMiller
  7. 35
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    1960 More
    69
    added by: JordanAnderson
  8. 187
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    1998 More
    31
  9. 44
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    1999 More
    68
  10. 4
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    1989 More
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  11. 22
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    1997 More
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  12. 15
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    Family Guy

    1999 More
    79
  13. 112
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  14. 149
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    1972 More
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  17. 93
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    added by: gschwayze
  18. 63
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    1975 More
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    Eastbound & Down

    2009 More
    36
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    Scooby-Doo

    1969 More
    51
  21. 168
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    new! The Wire

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    32
    added by: vanstateng
  22. 77
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    2002 More
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    added by: HenryMorgan
  23. 102
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    1982 More
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    2013 More
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  25. 33
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    1988 More
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  26. 125
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    2007 More
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    1965 More
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    1980 More
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    The League

    2009 More
    40
  30. 18
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    2001 More
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  31. 176
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    2008 More
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  32. 106
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    1992 More
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  34. 127
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    1998 More
    41
    added by: whodat9587
  35. 9
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    1998 More
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  36. 11
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  37. 143
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    1997 More
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    1977 More
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    1998 More
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    1975 More
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    1982 More
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    1978 More
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    1976 More
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    1990 More
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    It's a Great Life

    1954 More
    31
  47. 54
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    1969 More
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  48. 114
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    2002 More
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    added by: JordanAnderson
  49. 123
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    1992 More
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  50. 10
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    1971 More
    82
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