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

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  2. 164
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    Alan Cumming, Arthur Holden, Justin Bradley

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  3. 34
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    ranked low on reranks & added by JordanAnderson Mel Blanc, Harvey Korman, Don Messick

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  4. 153
    + 21
    - 39

    added by 2probb Sarah Silverman, Megan Mullally, Kristen Schaal

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  5. 43
    + 1343
    - 1248

    Katey Sagal, Frank Welker, Billy West

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  6. 166
    + 25
    - 24

    ranked low on reranks & added by AvalonBrownProvin Bill Bixby, Ray Walston, J. Pat O'Malley

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  7. 178
    + 41
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    added by JordanAnderson Billy Crystal, Judd Apatow, Jon Lovitz

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    + 3068
    - 2066

    Steve Carell, Martin Sheen, Hank Azaria

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  9. 17
    + 2048
    - 1807

    Isaac Hayes, Matt Stone, Trey Parker

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  10. 20
    + 1947
    - 1891

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

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  11. 197
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    added by xandermartin98 Tom Kenny, Carlos Alazraqui, Charlie Adler

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  12. 110
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    Seth MacFarlane, Patrick Stewart, Elijah Wood

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  13. 159
    + 15
    - 35

    Zooey Deschanel, Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Nealon

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    Alan Alda, David Ogden Stiers, Jamie Farr

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  15. 90
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    added by gschwayze Danny DeVito, Kaitlin Olson, Charlie Day

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  16. 54
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    John Cleese, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

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  17. 136
    + 107
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Will Ferrell, Jason Sudeikis, John Hawkes

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  18. 85
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    ranked low on reranks Don Messick, Kate Melton, Scott Innes

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  19. 191
    + 47
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    Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Lucie Arnaz

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  20. 180
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    added by KaraAnnPalmer Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rachel Nichols, A. J. Cook

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  21. 84
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    added by HenryMorgan Tony Shalhoub, Melora Hardin, Ted Levine

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  22. 100
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    Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Peter Lupus

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    Robin Thicke, Fred Savage, Danica McKellar

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  24. 140
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    often listed & added by GuyLécuyer Carla Gugino, Maggie Grace, David Duchovny

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  25. 49
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    Stacy Keach, Barbara Feldon, Don Adams

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  26. 144
    + 212
    - 401

    Tom Hanks, Donna Dixon, Holland Taylor

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  27. 130
    + 111
    - 417

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

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  28. 113
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    new! & added by Roseannadanna Teri Polo, Janine Turner, John Corbett

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    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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  30. 108
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    David Spade, Mike Judge, Toby Huss

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  31. 103
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    ranked low on reranks Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Davy Jones

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  32. 121
    + 210
    - 440

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

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    Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon

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  34. 12
    + 2667
    - 1934

    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

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  35. 201
    + 10
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    added by AvalonBrownProvin Ann Sothern, Avery Schreiber, Jerry Van Dyke

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  36. 188
    + 18
    - 34

    ranked low on reranks & added by LiliaLoewenberg Soleil Moon Frye, George Gaynes, Cherie Johnson

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  37. 58
    + 570
    - 580

    Maureen McCormick, Florence Henderson, Robert Reed

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  38. 107
    + 231
    - 349

    added by JordanAnderson Kaley Cuoco, David Spade, Katey Sagal

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  39. 96
    + 268
    - 463

    often listed & added by DavidBarclift Helena Bonham Carter, Joanna Lumley, Suzi Quatro

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  40. 15
    + 1629
    - 1365

    Rob Reiner, Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton

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  41. 21
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    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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  42. 184
    + 104
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    added by LiliaLoewenberg Marisa Tomei, Lisa Bonet, Sinbad

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  43. 66
    + 433
    - 463

    Abe Vigoda, Hal Linden, Ron Glass

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  44. 123
    + 224
    - 398

    Ted Danson, Shawnee Smith, Terry Farrell

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  45. 112
    + 278
    - 391

    Robert Guillaume, Rene Auberjonois, Ethan Phillips

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  46. 183
    + 103
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    added by AvalonBrownProvin Nicole Eggert, Scott Baio, Willie Aames

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    Kirstie Alley, Woody Harrelson, Kelsey Grammer

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  48. 71
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    Dustin Hoffman, Larry David, John Legend

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  49. 99
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    Annie Potts, Jan Hooks, Jean Smart

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  50. 104
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    Jenna Elfman, Thomas Gibson, Susan Sullivan

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