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. 96
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    2 Broke Girls

    2011 More
    47
    added by: AliJaaphar
    Kat Dennings , Beth Behrs
  2. 34
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    Down 899

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

    2006 More
    67
  3. 43
    Up 696
    Down 634
    1996 More
    66
  4. 114
    Up 100
    Down 176
    2002 More
    41
    added by: JordanAnderson
  5. 143
    Up 42
    Down 107
    1987 More
    33
    added by: LiliaLoewenberg
  6. 68
    Up 290
    Down 321
    1986 More
    56
  7. 117
    Up 120
    Down 247
    1992 More
    40
    added by: DavidBarclift
  8. 8
    Up 1065
    Down 845
    1971 More
    82
  9. 134
    Up 22
    Down 28

    ranked low on reranks
    Ally McBeal

    1997 More
    34
    added by: JoniChristophersen
  10. 122
    Up 163
    Down 310
    2005 More
    39
  11. 127
    Up 95
    Down 206
    1972 More
    37
  12. 23
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    Down 1075

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

    2003 More
    74
  13. 147
    Up 48
    Down 154
    1996 More
    33
  14. 66
    Up 265
    Down 259
    1975 More
    56
  15. 98
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    Down 135

    ranked low on reranks
    Batman

    1966 More
    46
  16. 105
    Up 119
    Down 235

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Beavis and Butt-head

    1992 More
    43
  17. 118
    Up 121
    Down 221
    1998 More
    40
  18. 116
    Up 160
    Down 233
    1979 More
    40
  19. 42
    Up 577
    Down 446
    1964 More
    66
  20. 109
    Up 85
    Down 160
    1983 More
    42
  21. 129
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    Down 237

    ranked low on reranks
    Bosom Buddies

    1980 More
    37
  22. 86
    Up 198
    Down 248
    1993 More
    50
  23. 157
    Up 27
    Down 26
    1997 More
    30
    added by: JoniChristophersen
  24. 126
    Up 40
    Down 144

    ranked high on reranks
    Californication

    2007 More
    38
    added by: GuyLécuyer
  25. 150
    Up 32
    Down 75
    1984 More
    32
    added by: AvalonBrownProvin
  26. 5
    Up 1510
    Down 961
    1982 More
    92
  27. 160
    Up 53
    Down 167
    1991 More
    28
    added by: JordanAnderson
  28. 81
    Up 239
    Down 282
    1989 More
    52
  29. 53
    Up 582
    Down 706
    2009 More
    61
  30. 132
    Up 4
    Down 7
    2004 More
    36
    added by: alfeyerabend
  31. 65
    Up 283
    Down 478

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Curb Your Enthusiasm

    2000 More
    56
  32. 111
    Up 139
    Down 226
    1986 More
    42
  33. 99
    Up 176
    Down 275
    1997 More
    45
  34. 90
    Up 225
    Down 307
    1978 More
    50
  35. 135
    Up 53
    Down 208

    ranked high on reranks
    Eastbound & Down

    2009 More
    34
  36. 16
    Up 1126
    Down 976
    1996 More
    78
  37. 144
    Up 29
    Down 127
    2005 More
    33
  38. 138
    Up 119
    Down 209
    1965 More
    34
  39. 15
    Up 1302
    Down 1236
    1999 More
    78
  40. 94
    Up 187
    Down 305

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Family Matters

    1989 More
    48
  41. 33
    Up 659
    Down 592
    1982 More
    68
  42. 62
    Up 316
    Down 376
    1975 More
    57
  43. 125
    Up 76
    Down 257

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Flight of the Conchords

    2007 More
    38
  44. 12
    Up 1168
    Down 934
    1993 More
    80
  45. 1
    Up 2781
    Down 1474
    1994 More
    100
  46. 63
    Up 300
    Down 413

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Full House

    1987 More
    57
  47. 38
    Up 902
    Down 856
    1999 More
    67
  48. 140
    Up 71
    Down 146
    2002 More
    34
    added by: Tiger8989
    George Lopez is an American sitcom starring comedian George Lopez. The show originally aired ... more
  49. 49
    Up 562
    Down 500
    1965 More
    63
  50. 156
    Up 12
    Down 24
    1990 More
    31
    added by: looksharp
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