The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

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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. 1
    + 8,380
    - 4,415

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards

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  2. 2
    + 9,616
    - 6,033


    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

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  3. 3
    + 5,170
    - 3,552


    Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

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  4. 4
    + 4,248
    - 2,762


    Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

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  5. 5
    + 6,348
    - 4,237


    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan

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  6. 6
    + 3,739
    - 2,644


    Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi

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  7. 7
    + 3,969
    - 3,222


    Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis

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  8. 8
    + 3,339
    - 2,938

    often listed
    Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

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  9. 9
    + 3,675
    - 2,811


    Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

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  10. 10
    + 3,434
    - 2,307


    Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance

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  11. 11
    + 3,475
    - 2,493


    Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce

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  12. 12
    + 5,204
    - 3,353


    Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders

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  13. 13
    + 2,838
    - 2,286


    Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner

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  14. 14
    + 3,382
    - 2,779

    often listed
    Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke

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  15. 15
    + 3,763
    - 2,428


    Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro

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  16. 16
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    - 2,369


    Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal

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  17. 17
    + 3,597
    - 2,450


    Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen

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  18. 18
    + 3,239
    - 2,965

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes

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  19. 19
    + 2,750
    - 2,578

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi

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  20. 20
    + 3,100
    - 2,882

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

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  21. 21
    + 2,765
    - 1,915

    ranked low on reranks
    Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Earl Hindman

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  22. 22
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    - 1,656

    ranked low on reranks
    Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross

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  23. 23
    + 2,564
    - 1,762

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

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  24. 24
    + 2,027
    - 1,814


    Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito

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  25. 25
    + 2,617
    - 2,444


    Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam

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  26. 26
    + 2,169
    - 1,497


    Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts

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  27. 27
    + 2,260
    - 2,020


    Frankie Muniz, Jane Kaczmarek, Bryan Cranston

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  28. 28
    + 1,988
    - 1,837


    Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf

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  29. 29
    + 1,910
    - 2,177

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan

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  30. 30
    + 1,955
    - 1,486


    Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern

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  31. 31
    + 1,886
    - 1,575


    John Lithgow, Jane Curtin, Kristen Johnston

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  32. 32
    + 1,723
    - 1,394


    Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie

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  33. 33
    + 1,755
    - 1,251


    Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent

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  34. 34
    + 1,868
    - 1,345


    Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus

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  35. 35
    + 1,706
    - 1,574


    Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Howard Hesseman

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  36. 36
    + 2,470
    - 2,439


    Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher, Angus T. Jones

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  37. 37
    + 1,573
    - 1,445


    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Bill Daily

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  38. 38
    + 1,726
    - 1,436


    Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter

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  39. 39
    + 1,550
    - 1,458


    Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod

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  40. 40
    + 1,482
    - 1,626

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly

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  41. 41
    + 1,815
    - 945

    ranked low on reranks & added by JordanAnderson
    Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl

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  42. 42
    + 1,837
    - 1,386

    ranked low on reranks
    Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll

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  43. 43
    + 1,141
    - 1,147

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs

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  44. 44
    + 1,355
    - 1,058


    Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas, Irene Ryan

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  45. 45
    + 1,767
    - 1,289


    John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy

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  46. 46
    + 2,043
    - 1,950

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal

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  47. 47
    + 1,139
    - 1,151


    Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

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  48. 48
    + 1,600
    - 1,241


    John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers

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  49. 49
    + 1,355
    - 994


    Kevin James, Leah Remini, Jerry Stiller

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  50. 50
    + 1,381
    - 1,291

    often listed
    Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt

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