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. 40
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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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  4. 106
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    added by JordanAnderson Kaley Cuoco, David Spade, Katey Sagal

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  5. 163
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    Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry

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  6. 172
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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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  10. 112
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    Seth MacFarlane, Patrick Stewart, Elijah Wood

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    added by vanstateng Aqua Teen Hunger Force

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  12. 134
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    John Inman, Frank Thornton, Mollie Sugden

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  13. 24
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    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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  14. 158
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    Alan Cumming, Arthur Holden, Justin Bradley

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  15. 68
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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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  17. 109
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    David Spade, Mike Judge, Toby Huss

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  18. 115
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    Ted Danson, Shawnee Smith, Terry Farrell

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  19. 108
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    Robert Guillaume, Rene Auberjonois, Ethan Phillips

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  20. 223
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    added by kevinjohnoc Christopher Lloyd, Tracey Walter, Leonard Frey

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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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  24. 226
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    added by Mr Analytical Michael Landon, Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts

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  25. 133
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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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    added by Countermoon Geena Davis, Martin Landau, Dabney Coleman

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  29. 138
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    often listed & added by GuyLécuyer Carla Gugino, Maggie Grace, David Duchovny

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  30. 230
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    added by AvalonBrownProvin Fred Gwynne, Charlotte Rae, Al Lewis

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  31. 173
    + 98
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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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  33. 235
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    added by RobMahoney Monica Raymund, Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney

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  34. 179
    + 125
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    added by JordanAnderson Melissa Joan Hart, Jason Zimbler, Elizabeth Hess

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  35. 78
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    Craig T. Nelson, Shelley Fabares, Bill Fagerbakke

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    Alison Brie, Chevy Chase, Gillian Jacobs

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  37. 182
    + 8
    - 19

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

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  38. 73
    + 444
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Dustin Hoffman, Larry David, John Legend

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  39. 222
    + 8
    - 12

    added by AvalonBrownProvin Mary Wickes, Charles Lane, Gale Gordon

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  40. 99
    + 265
    - 393

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Annie Potts, Jan Hooks, Jean Smart

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  41. 104
    + 321
    - 448

    Jenna Elfman, Thomas Gibson, Susan Sullivan

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  42. 94
    + 365
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    Gary Coleman, Danny Cooksey, Dana Plato

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  43. 217
    + 2
    - 26

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Krysten Ritter, James Van Der Beek, Dreama Walker

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  44. 180
    + 63
    - 147

    added by datrlykewlfreekinguymandood Miranda Cosgrove, Drake Bell, Josh Peck

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  45. 188
    + 4
    - 23

    Wendie Malick, Michael McKean, Denny Dillon

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  46. 140
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Will Ferrell, Jason Sudeikis, John Hawkes

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  47. 161
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    added by nicolas.verret Matt LeBlanc, Mircea Monroe, Richard Griffiths

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

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  49. 159
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    added by vaas Chris Rock, Terry Crews, Holly Weber

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    often listed Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

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