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. 97
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    ranked low on reranks Bruce Lee, Adam West, Yvonne Craig

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  2. 149
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    Alan Cumming, Arthur Holden, Justin Bradley

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  3. 32
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    ranked low on reranks & added by JordanAnderson Mel Blanc, Harvey Korman, Don Messick

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  4. 43
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    Katey Sagal, Frank Welker, Billy West

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  5. 3
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    Steve Carell, Martin Sheen, Hank Azaria

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  6. 17
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    Down 1398

    Isaac Hayes, Matt Stone, Trey Parker

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  7. 18
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    Down 1497

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Mila Kunis, Lacey Chabert, Seth MacFarlane

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  8. 114
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    Seth MacFarlane, Patrick Stewart, Elijah Wood

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  9. 6
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    Alan Alda, David Ogden Stiers, Jamie Farr

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  10. 96
    Up 202
    Down 351

    added by gschwayze Danny DeVito, Kaitlin Olson, Charlie Day

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  11. 63
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    John Cleese, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

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  12. 141
    Up 69
    Down 269

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Will Ferrell, Jason Sudeikis, John Hawkes

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  13. 91
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    ranked low on reranks Don Messick, Kate Melton, Scott Innes

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  14. 75
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    added by HenryMorgan Tony Shalhoub, Melora Hardin, Ted Levine

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  15. 101
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    Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Peter Lupus

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  16. 36
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    Robin Thicke, Fred Savage, Danica McKellar

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  17. 123
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    often listed & added by GuyLécuyer Carla Gugino, Maggie Grace, David Duchovny

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  18. 51
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    Stacy Keach, Barbara Feldon, Don Adams

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  19. 129
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    Tom Hanks, Donna Dixon, Holland Taylor

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  20. 124
    Up 78
    Down 294

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Kayden Kross, Nadine Velazquez, Leslie Bibb

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  21. 16
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    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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  22. 107
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks David Spade, Mike Judge, Toby Huss

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  23. 110
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    ranked low on reranks Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Davy Jones

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  24. 115
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    Down 285

    added by whodat9587 Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Bridget Moynahan

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  25. 7
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    Down 1355

    Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon

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  26. 10
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    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

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  27. 54
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    Maureen McCormick, Florence Henderson, Robert Reed

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  28. 109
    Up 149
    Down 239

    added by JordanAnderson Kaley Cuoco, David Spade, Katey Sagal

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  29. 94
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    Down 313

    ranked high on reranks & added by DavidBarclift Helena Bonham Carter, Joanna Lumley, Suzi Quatro

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  30. 11
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    Rob Reiner, Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton

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  31. 25
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    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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  32. 148
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    Down 165

    added by LiliaLoewenberg Marisa Tomei, Lisa Bonet, Sinbad

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  33. 65
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    Abe Vigoda, Hal Linden, Ron Glass

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  34. 119
    Up 153
    Down 282

    Ted Danson, Shawnee Smith, Terry Farrell

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  35. 117
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    Down 290

    Robert Guillaume, Rene Auberjonois, Ethan Phillips

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  36. 151
    Up 64
    Down 132

    added by AvalonBrownProvin Nicole Eggert, Scott Baio, Willie Aames

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  37. 4
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    Down 1166

    Kirstie Alley, Woody Harrelson, Kelsey Grammer

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  38. 71
    Up 333
    Down 556

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

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  39. 103
    Up 189
    Down 288

    Annie Potts, Jan Hooks, Jean Smart

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  40. 98
    Up 239
    Down 349

    Jenna Elfman, Thomas Gibson, Susan Sullivan

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  41. 93
    Up 283
    Down 375

    Gary Coleman, Danny Cooksey, Dana Plato

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  42. 12
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    Down 1182

    Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

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  43. 86
    Up 260
    Down 368

    Jaleel White, Michelle Thomas, Reginald VelJohnson

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  44. 34
    Up 787
    Down 710

    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Brian Bonsall

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  45. 143
    Up 25
    Down 82

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

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  46. 59
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    Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Lori Loughlin

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  47. 95
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    Down 355

    Janet Jackson, Esther Rolle, Jimmie Walker

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  48. 80
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    Eva Gabor, Eddie Albert, Pat Buttram

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  49. 158
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    added by laustcawz Ashton Kutcher, Megyn Price, Donal Logue

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  50. 89
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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kirk Cameron, Jeremy Miller

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