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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  1. 101
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    added by AliJaaphar Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Jennifer Coolidge Kat Dennings , Beth Behrs

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  2. 32
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Emma Stone, Tina Fey, Elizabeth Banks

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  3. 42
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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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  4. 109
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    added by JordanAnderson Kaley Cuoco, David Spade, Katey Sagal

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  5. 150
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    added by LiliaLoewenberg Marisa Tomei, Lisa Bonet, Sinbad

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  6. 68
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    Anne Meara, Paul Dooley, Max Wright

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  7. 94
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    ranked high on reranks & added by DavidBarclift Helena Bonham Carter, Joanna Lumley, Suzi Quatro

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  8. 11
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    Rob Reiner, Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton

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  9. 112
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    Seth MacFarlane, Patrick Stewart, Elijah Wood

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  10. 126
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    ranked low on reranks John Inman, Frank Thornton, Mollie Sugden

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  11. 25
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    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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  12. 149
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    Alan Cumming, Arthur Holden, Justin Bradley

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  13. 65
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    Abe Vigoda, Hal Linden, Ron Glass

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  14. 97
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    ranked low on reranks Bruce Lee, Adam West, Yvonne Craig

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  15. 107
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks David Spade, Mike Judge, Toby Huss

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  16. 118
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    Ted Danson, Shawnee Smith, Terry Farrell

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  17. 117
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    Robert Guillaume, Rene Auberjonois, Ethan Phillips

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  18. 39
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    ranked low on reranks Elizabeth Montgomery, Agnes Moorehead, Paul Lynde

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  19. 104
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    Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Rowan Atkinson

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  20. 129
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    Tom Hanks, Donna Dixon, Holland Taylor

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  21. 84
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    Brittany Murphy, Kristanna Loken, Danielle Fishel

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  22. 133
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    new! & added by thatgiantdoodie Andy Samberg, Terry Crews, Chelsea Peretti

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  23. 124
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    often listed & added by GuyLécuyer Carla Gugino, Maggie Grace, David Duchovny

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  24. 151
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    added by AvalonBrownProvin Nicole Eggert, Scott Baio, Willie Aames

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  25. 4
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    Kirstie Alley, Woody Harrelson, Kelsey Grammer

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  26. 164
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    added by JordanAnderson Melissa Joan Hart, Jason Zimbler, Elizabeth Hess

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  27. 80
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    Craig T. Nelson, Shelley Fabares, Bill Fagerbakke

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  28. 57
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    Alison Brie, Chevy Chase, Gillian Jacobs

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  29. 72
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Dustin Hoffman, Larry David, John Legend

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  30. 103
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    Annie Potts, Jan Hooks, Jean Smart

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  31. 99
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    Jenna Elfman, Thomas Gibson, Susan Sullivan

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  32. 93
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    Gary Coleman, Danny Cooksey, Dana Plato

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  33. 148
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    added by datrlykewlfreekinguymandood Miranda Cosgrove, Drake Bell, Josh Peck

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  34. 140
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Will Ferrell, Jason Sudeikis, John Hawkes

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  35. 12
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    Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

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  36. 161
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Ashley Jensen

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  37. 142
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    Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, James Hampton

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

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  39. 86
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    Jaleel White, Michelle Thomas, Reginald VelJohnson

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  40. 34
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    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Brian Bonsall

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  41. 144
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    added by Booksflavia Ardal O'Hanlon, Dermot Morgan, Pauline McLynn

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  42. 63
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    John Cleese, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

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  43. 130
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Kristen Schaal, Jemaine Clement, Eugene Mirman

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  44. 14
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    Stephen King, Brittany Murphy, Kelsey Grammer

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  45. 2
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    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry

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  46. 58
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    Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Lori Loughlin

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  47. 43
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    Katey Sagal, Frank Welker, Billy West

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  48. 143
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    added by Tiger8989 Sandra Bullock, George Lopez, Constance Marie George Lopez is an American sitcom starring comedian George Lopez. The show originally aired ...

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  49. 51
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    Stacy Keach, Barbara Feldon, Don Adams

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  50. 157
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    added by looksharp Brian Doyle-Murray, Chris Elliott, Elinor Donahue

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