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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    added by AliJaaphar Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Jennifer Coolidge Kat Dennings , Beth Behrs

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  2. 28
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Emma Stone, Tina Fey, Elizabeth Banks

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  3. 38
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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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    added by JordanAnderson Kaley Cuoco, David Spade, Katey Sagal

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    added by LiliaLoewenberg Marisa Tomei, Lisa Bonet, Sinbad

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    Anne Meara, Paul Dooley, Max Wright

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

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    Rob Reiner, Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton

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  9. 110
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    Seth MacFarlane, Patrick Stewart, Elijah Wood

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    new! & added by MattBryant Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Selma Blair

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    Schoolly D, Dana Snyder, Dave Willis

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    added by vanstateng Aqua Teen Hunger Force

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    John Inman, Frank Thornton, Mollie Sugden

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    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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    Alan Cumming, Arthur Holden, Justin Bradley

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    Abe Vigoda, Hal Linden, Ron Glass

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

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    David Spade, Mike Judge, Toby Huss

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    Ted Danson, Shawnee Smith, Terry Farrell

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    Robert Guillaume, Rene Auberjonois, Ethan Phillips

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    Elizabeth Montgomery, Agnes Moorehead, Paul Lynde

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    Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Rowan Atkinson

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

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    Tom Hanks, Donna Dixon, Holland Taylor

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    Brittany Murphy, Kristanna Loken, Danielle Fishel

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    added by thatgiantdoodie Andy Samberg, Terry Crews, Chelsea Peretti

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

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  28. 187
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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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  30. 190
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    added by JordanAnderson Melissa Joan Hart, Jason Zimbler, Elizabeth Hess

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    Craig T. Nelson, Shelley Fabares, Bill Fagerbakke

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Alison Brie, Chevy Chase, Gillian Jacobs

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  33. 180
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    added by KaraAnnPalmer Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rachel Nichols, A. J. Cook

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  34. 71
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    Dustin Hoffman, Larry David, John Legend

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  35. 166
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    added by laustcawz Sarah Drew, Geoffrey Arend, Evan Farmer

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    Annie Potts, Jan Hooks, Jean Smart

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    Jenna Elfman, Thomas Gibson, Susan Sullivan

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  38. 95
    + 408
    - 541

    Gary Coleman, Danny Cooksey, Dana Plato

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  39. 183
    + 79
    - 171

    added by datrlykewlfreekinguymandood Miranda Cosgrove, Drake Bell, Josh Peck

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  40. 129
    + 109
    - 400

    Will Ferrell, Jason Sudeikis, John Hawkes

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  41. 198
    + 14
    - 50

    added by JordanAnderson Shia LaBeouf, Steven Anthony Lawrence, Christy Carlson Romano

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  42. 159
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    - 77

    added by vaas Chris Rock, Terry Crews, Holly Weber

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  43. 11
    + 1876
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    Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

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  44. 182
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Ashley Jensen

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  45. 154
    + 190
    - 365

    Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, James Hampton

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  46. 20
    + 2006
    - 1941

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

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  47. 91
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    Jaleel White, Michelle Thomas, Reginald VelJohnson

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    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Brian Bonsall

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    added by AvalonBrownProvin Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue

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

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