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!
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 97
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    2 Broke Girls

    2011 More
    48
    added by: AliJaaphar
    Kat Dennings , Beth Behrs
  2. 38
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

    2006 More
    67
  3. 44
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    Down 652
    1996 More
    66
  4. 115
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    Down 183
    2002 More
    41
    added by: JordanAnderson
  5. 143
    Up 47
    Down 112
    1987 More
    34
    added by: LiliaLoewenberg
  6. 68
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    1986 More
    56
  7. 118
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    Down 254
    1992 More
    40
    added by: DavidBarclift
  8. 8
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    Down 885
    1971 More
    81
  9. 138
    Up 24
    Down 35
    1997 More
    34
    added by: JoniChristophersen
  10. 123
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    2005 More
    39
  11. 128
    Up 97
    Down 211
    1972 More
    37
  12. 23
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    Arrested Development

    2003 More
    75
  13. 145
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    1996 More
    33
  14. 66
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    1975 More
    56
  15. 98
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    ranked low on reranks
    Batman

    1966 More
    46
  16. 102
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    Down 244
    1992 More
    44
  17. 120
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    Down 228
    1998 More
    39
  18. 117
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    Down 239
    1979 More
    40
  19. 43
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    Down 458
    1964 More
    66
  20. 110
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    Down 167
    1983 More
    42
  21. 131
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    Down 243
    1980 More
    37
  22. 86
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    Down 254
    1993 More
    51
  23. 116
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    Down 149

    ranked high on reranks
    Californication

    2007 More
    41
    added by: GuyLécuyer
  24. 151
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    Down 80
    1984 More
    32
    added by: AvalonBrownProvin
  25. 5
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    1982 More
    92
  26. 160
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    Down 173
    1991 More
    28
    added by: JordanAnderson
  27. 82
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    Down 290
    1989 More
    52
  28. 53
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    Down 719
    2009 More
    61
  29. 134
    Up 5
    Down 15
    2004 More
    35
    added by: alfeyerabend
  30. 65
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Curb Your Enthusiasm

    2000 More
    56
  31. 113
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    Down 232
    1986 More
    42
  32. 99
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    Down 285
    1997 More
    45
  33. 90
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    Down 313
    1978 More
    50
  34. 136
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    Down 215

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Eastbound & Down

    2009 More
    35
  35. 16
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    Down 1021
    1996 More
    78
  36. 148
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    Extras

    2005 More
    33
  37. 140
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    1965 More
    34
  38. 15
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    Down 1287
    1999 More
    78
  39. 93
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    Down 311
    1989 More
    49
  40. 33
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    Down 608
    1982 More
    68
  41. 127
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    Down 19
    1995 More
    38
    added by: Booksflavia
  42. 63
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    Down 385
    1975 More
    58
  43. 126
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    Down 264

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Flight of the Conchords

    2007 More
    38
  44. 13
    Up 1199
    Down 971
    1993 More
    80
  45. 1
    Up 2851
    Down 1545
    1994 More
    100
  46. 61
    Up 315
    Down 419
    1987 More
    58
  47. 39
    Up 914
    Down 875
    1999 More
    67
  48. 141
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    Down 151
    2002 More
    34
    added by: Tiger8989
    George Lopez is an American sitcom starring comedian George Lopez. The show originally aired ... more
  49. 49
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    Down 516
    1965 More
    64
  50. 157
    Up 12
    Down 29
    1990 More
    30
    added by: looksharp
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