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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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    Emma Stone, Tina Fey, Elizabeth Banks

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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    Kaley Cuoco, David Spade, Katey Sagal

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    Anne Meara, Paul Dooley, Max Wright

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    Helena Bonham Carter, Joanna Lumley, Suzi Quatro

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    Rob Reiner, Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton

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    Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Selma Blair

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    Schoolly D, Dana Snyder, Dave Willis

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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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    Elizabeth Montgomery, Agnes Moorehead, Paul Lynde

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    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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    Andy Samberg, Terry Crews, Chelsea Peretti

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    Carla Gugino, Maggie Grace, David Duchovny

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    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rachel Nichols, A. J. Cook

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    Dustin Hoffman, Larry David, John Legend

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    Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn

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    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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    Gary Coleman, Danny Cooksey, Dana Plato

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    Miranda Cosgrove, Drake Bell, Josh Peck

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    Will Ferrell, Jason Sudeikis, John Hawkes

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    Shia LaBeouf, Steven Anthony Lawrence, Christy Carlson Romano

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    Chris Rock, Terry Crews, Holly Weber

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    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Brian Bonsall

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