The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History TV Programs

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

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  2. 2
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    - 3937


    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry

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  3. 3
    + 3712
    - 2318


    Kirstie Alley, Kelsey Grammer, Woody Harrelson

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  4. 4
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    - 3033


    Steve Carell, Martin Sheen, Hank Azaria

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  5. 5
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    - 3505


    Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch

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    - 2765

    often listed
    Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon

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    Alan Alda, Jamie Farr, Harry Morgan

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    often listed
    Patricia Heaton, Ray Romano, Brad Garrett

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    - 1968


    Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Desi Arnaz

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    often listed
    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

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    - 2133


    Kelsey Grammer, Brittany Murphy, Stephen King

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, James Spader

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    - 2080

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    Will Smith, Nia Long, Tatyana Ali

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  15. 15
    + 2482
    - 1980

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Rob Reiner, Jean Stapleton, Carroll O'Connor

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  16. 16
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    - 2084


    Milla Jovovich, Fergie, Christina Applegate

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    Sofía Vergara, Sarah Hyland, Julie Bowen

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  18. 18
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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Isaac Hayes, Matt Stone, Trey Parker

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    Pamela Anderson, Tim Allen, Jonathan Taylor Thomas

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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  21. 21
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    Mila Kunis, Lacey Chabert, Seth MacFarlane

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    Betty White, Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty

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    ranked low on reranks
    Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Scott Baio

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    - 1552


    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Andy Kaufman

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    - 2107


    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Lisa Bonet

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    + 1982
    - 1759


    Emma Stone, Hayden Panettiere, Bryan Cranston

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    + 1867
    - 1319


    Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, Don Knotts

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    - 1575


    Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Goodman

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    - 1891

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Emma Stone, Tina Fey, Elizabeth Banks

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  30. 30
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    - 1292


    Danica McKellar, Robin Thicke, Fred Savage

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  31. 31
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    - 1250


    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Meredith Baxter

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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    Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie

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    Tina Louise, Dawn Wells, Alan Hale

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Loni Anderson, Jan Smithers, Howard Hesseman

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  36. 36
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    - 1078


    Elizabeth Montgomery, Paul Lynde, Agnes Moorehead

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  37. 37
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    - 799

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

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    + 2182
    - 2150


    Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kutcher, Jane Lynch

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    + 1388
    - 1269


    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Marcia Wallace

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  40. 40
    + 1295
    - 1392


    Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez, Jason Lee

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    + 1643
    - 1224

    ranked low on reranks
    Markie Post, John Larroquette, Harry Anderson

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  42. 42
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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Betty White, Mary Tyler Moore, Cloris Leachman

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  43. 43
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    - 1147

    ranked low on reranks
    John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy

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  44. 44
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    - 961

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    John Cleese, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

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  45. 45
    + 1177
    - 915

    ranked low on reranks
    Max Baer, Donna Douglas, Buddy Ebsen

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  46. 46
    + 1809
    - 1747

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Katey Sagal, Frank Welker, Billy West

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    - 1088

    ranked low on reranks
    Suzanne Somers, John Ritter, Don Knotts

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  48. 48
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    Barbara Feldon, Stacy Keach, Don Adams

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  49. 49
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    Kevin James, Patton Oswalt, Leah Remini

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    - 1113

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows

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