The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History TV Programs
0Ultimate List
tags 254,978 votes 14,787 voters ' 449,799 views 214 items f p @

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!

  • 229 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
L The List
Z
B Comments
& Embed
G Options
2rerank list
  1. 189
    + 30
    - 49

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

    ) open
  2. 179
    + 8
    - 17

    Schoolly D, Dana Snyder, Dave Willis

    ) open
  3. 109
    + 247
    - 376

    added by JordanAnderson Kaley Cuoco, David Spade, Katey Sagal

    ) open
  4. 63
    + 485
    - 513

    Abe Vigoda, Hal Linden, Ron Glass

    ) open
  5. 115
    + 298
    - 413

    Robert Guillaume, Rene Auberjonois, Ethan Phillips

    ) open
  6. 36
    + 1039
    - 777

    Elizabeth Montgomery, Agnes Moorehead, Paul Lynde

    ) open
  7. 155
    + 222
    - 424

    Tom Hanks, Donna Dixon, Holland Taylor

    ) open
  8. 77
    + 470
    - 507

    Brittany Murphy, Kristanna Loken, Danielle Fishel

    ) open
  9. 104
    + 365
    - 492

    Jenna Elfman, Thomas Gibson, Susan Sullivan

    ) open
  10. 62
    + 678
    - 755

    Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Lori Loughlin

    ) open
  11. 164
    + 195
    - 373

    Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, James Hampton

    ) open
  12. 89
    + 448
    - 496

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kirk Cameron, Jeremy Miller

    ) open
  13. 21
    + 1631
    - 1209

    Pamela Anderson, Tim Allen, Taran Noah Smith

    ) open
  14. 67
    + 541
    - 534

    Penny Marshall, Michael McKean, Cindy Williams

    ) open
  15. 118
    + 227
    - 382

    added by woody Ernest Borgnine, Tim Conway, Gavin MacLeod

    ) open
  16. 66
    + 573
    - 505

    Robin Williams, Jonathan Winters, Pam Dawber

    ) open
  17. 187
    + 169
    - 317

    added by JordanAnderson Fergie, Bob Uecker, Kellie Martin

    ) open
  18. 121
    + 260
    - 510

    Bronson Pinchot, Belita Moreno, Sam Anderson

    ) open
  19. 100
    + 274
    - 429

    Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Peter Lupus

    ) open
  20. 213
    + 1
    - 3

    added by Linus Michael Constantine, Eric Laneuville, Bruno Kirby

    ) open
  21. 86
    + 395
    - 498

    Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear, Michael J. Fox

    ) open
  22. 156
    + 85
    - 356

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Felicity Huffman, Josh Charles, Robert Guillaume

    ) open
  23. 122
    + 38
    - 56

    added by murphycat Marlo Thomas, Ruth Buzzi, Bernie Kopell

    ) open
  24. 176
    + 131
    - 356

    Ricky Nelson, Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson

    ) open
  25. 57
    + 629
    - 633

    Maureen McCormick, Florence Henderson, Robert Reed

    ) open
  26. 61
    + 539
    - 495

    Drew Carey, Craig Ferguson, Christa Miller

    ) open
  27. 180
    + 31
    - 32

    ranked low on reranks & added by AvalonBrownProvin Sally Field, Shelley Morrison, Vito Scotti

    ) open
  28. 128
    + 271
    - 389

    ranked low on reranks Gavin MacLeod, Fred Grandy, Will Geer

    ) open
  29. 30
    + 1184
    - 967

    Robin Thicke, Fred Savage, Danica McKellar

    ) open
  30. 48
    + 988
    - 808

    Suzanne Somers, John Ritter, Don Knotts

    ) open
  31. 201
    + 85
    - 230

    Audrey Meadows, Pat Carroll, Ted Knight

    ) open
  32. 71
    + 521
    - 552

    John Travolta, Ron Palillo, Gabe Kaplan

    ) open
  33. 154
    + 198
    - 471

    Fred Berry, Haywood Nelson, Shirley Hemphill

    ) open
  34. 90
    + 398
    - 433

    Alyssa Milano, Tony Danza, Danny Pintauro

    ) open
  35. 29
    + 1190
    - 1183

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Roseanne Barr

    ) open
  36. 68
    + 510
    - 563

    Billy Crystal, Robert Guillaume, Richard Mulligan

    ) open
  37. 82
    + 463
    - 533

    Craig T. Nelson, Shelley Fabares, Bill Fagerbakke

    ) open
  38. 144
    + 186
    - 342

    added by Tiger8989 Sandra Bullock, George Lopez, Constance Marie George Lopez is an American sitcom starring comedian George Lopez. The show originally aired on ABC from March 27, 2002, to May 8, 2007.  

    ) open
  39. 47
    + 955
    - 830

    Penny Marshall, Jack Klugman, Tony Randall

    ) open
  40. 19
    + 2146
    - 1549

    Sofía Vergara, Sarah Hyland, Julie Bowen

    ) open
  41. 88
    + 317
    - 422

    added by kevinwilson30185 Patricia Heaton, Chris Kattan, Brian Doyle-Murray

    ) open
  42. 168
    + 42
    - 136

    added by thatgiantdoodie Elisha Cuthbert, Megan Mullally, Eliza Coupe

    ) open
  43. 95
    + 425
    - 564

    Gary Coleman, Danny Cooksey, Dana Plato

    ) open
  44. 14
    + 2060
    - 1639

    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

    ) open
  45. 25
    + 1275
    - 1158

    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Tony Danza

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 980
    - 711

    Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson

    ) open
  47. 206
    + 6
    - 11

    Kenneth Connor, Gorden Kaye, Sam Kelly

    ) open
  48. 99
    + 235
    - 359

    Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Rowan Atkinson

    ) open
  49. 159
    + 3
    - 7

    ranked low on reranks & added by MatthewGill Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn

    ) open
  50. 136
    + 54
    - 207

    ranked high on reranks & added by erisedRi David Jason, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Paul Barber

    ) open
215 +

Something missing? Add it!

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >

viewers of this list also saw...

more popular lists