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
    52
  2. 175
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    2008 More
    32
    added by: nils
  3. 168
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    2000 More
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    added by: vanstateng
  4. 164
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    2009 More
    35
  5. 151
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    1996 More
    38
  6. 33
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    1960 More
    70
    added by: JordanAnderson
  7. 44
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    1999 More
    69
  8. 4
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    1989 More
    95
  9. 22
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    1997 More
    78
  10. 17
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    Family Guy

    1999 More
    80
  11. 113
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    2005 More
    48
  12. 156
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    2005 More
    38
    added by: vanstateng
  13. 79
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    2004 More
    57
  14. 6
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    1972 More
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  15. 94
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    2005 More
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    added by: gschwayze
  16. 63
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    1975 More
    61
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    Eastbound & Down

    2009 More
    39
  18. 96
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    Scooby-Doo

    1969 More
    53
  19. 75
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    2002 More
    59
    added by: HenryMorgan
  20. 103
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    1982 More
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    2013 More
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  22. 34
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    1988 More
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    Californication

    2007 More
    45
    added by: GuyLécuyer
  24. 49
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    1965 More
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    Bosom Buddies

    1980 More
    44
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    The League

    2009 More
    43
  27. 18
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    2001 More
    80
  28. 172
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    2008 More
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  29. 108
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    1992 More
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    The Monkees

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  31. 125
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    1998 More
    44
    added by: whodat9587
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    1998 More
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  34. 136
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    1997 More
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    added by: JoniChristophersen
  35. 176
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    1977 More
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  36. 173
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    1998 More
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  37. 178
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    1976 More
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    It's a Great Life

    1954 More
    32
  39. 54
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    1969 More
    65
  40. 109
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    2002 More
    49
    added by: JordanAnderson
  41. 122
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    1992 More
    45
    added by: DavidBarclift
  42. 11
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    1971 More
    82
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    Arrested Development

    2003 More
    75
  44. 140
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    1987 More
    40
    added by: LiliaLoewenberg
  45. 67
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    1975 More
    61
  46. 115
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    1998 More
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  47. 107
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    1979 More
    49
  48. 149
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    1984 More
    39
    added by: AvalonBrownProvin
  49. 5
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    1982 More
    93
  50. 71
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Curb Your Enthusiasm

    2000 More
    59
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