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

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  2. 65
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    Abe Vigoda, Hal Linden, Ron Glass

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  3. 117
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    Robert Guillaume, Rene Auberjonois, Ethan Phillips

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  4. 39
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    ranked low on reranks Elizabeth Montgomery, Agnes Moorehead, Paul Lynde

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  5. 129
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    Tom Hanks, Donna Dixon, Holland Taylor

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  6. 84
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    Brittany Murphy, Kristanna Loken, Danielle Fishel

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  7. 99
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    Jenna Elfman, Thomas Gibson, Susan Sullivan

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  8. 58
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    Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Lori Loughlin

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  9. 141
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    Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, James Hampton

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  10. 89
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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kirk Cameron, Jeremy Miller

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  11. 22
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    Pamela Anderson, Tim Allen, Taran Noah Smith

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  12. 60
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    ranked low on reranks Penny Marshall, Michael McKean, Cindy Williams

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  13. 115
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    added by woody Ernest Borgnine, Tim Conway, Gavin MacLeod

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  14. 67
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    Robin Williams, Jonathan Winters, Pam Dawber

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  15. 156
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    added by JordanAnderson Fergie, Bob Uecker, Kellie Martin

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  16. 111
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    Bronson Pinchot, Belita Moreno, Sam Anderson

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  17. 102
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    Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Peter Lupus

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  18. 81
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    Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear, Michael J. Fox

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  19. 158
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Felicity Huffman, Josh Charles, Robert Guillaume

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  20. 152
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    Ricky Nelson, Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson

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  21. 54
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    Maureen McCormick, Florence Henderson, Robert Reed

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  22. 70
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    Drew Carey, Craig Ferguson, Christa Miller

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  23. 108
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    Gavin MacLeod, Fred Grandy, Will Geer

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  24. 36
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    Robin Thicke, Fred Savage, Danica McKellar

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  25. 45
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    Suzanne Somers, John Ritter, Don Knotts

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  26. 160
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    Audrey Meadows, Pat Carroll, Ted Knight

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  27. 63
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    John Travolta, Ron Palillo, Gabe Kaplan

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  28. 131
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    Fred Berry, Haywood Nelson, Shirley Hemphill

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  29. 82
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    Alyssa Milano, Tony Danza, Danny Pintauro

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  30. 35
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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Roseanne Barr

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  31. 64
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    Billy Crystal, Robert Guillaume, Richard Mulligan

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  32. 80
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    Craig T. Nelson, Shelley Fabares, Bill Fagerbakke

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  33. 142
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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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  34. 46
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    Penny Marshall, Jack Klugman, Tony Randall

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  35. 21
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    Sofía Vergara, Sarah Hyland, Julie Bowen

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  36. 88
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    added by kevinwilson30185 Patricia Heaton, Chris Kattan, Brian Doyle-Murray

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  37. 134
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    added by thatgiantdoodie Elisha Cuthbert, Megan Mullally, Eliza Coupe

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  38. 93
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    Gary Coleman, Danny Cooksey, Dana Plato

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  39. 16
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    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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  40. 24
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    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Tony Danza

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  41. 44
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    Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson

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  42. 104
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    Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Rowan Atkinson

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  43. 135
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    Down 67

    added by erisedRi David Jason, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Paul Barber

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  44. 128
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    John Inman, Frank Thornton, Mollie Sugden

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  45. 62
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    John Cleese, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

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  46. 74
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    Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Lucy Davis

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  47. 127
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    Patricia Routledge, Geoffrey Hughes, Clive Swift

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  48. 161
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Ashley Jensen

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  49. 121
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    often listed Jon Stewart, Janeane Garofalo, Jeremy Piven

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  50. 10
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    Rob Reiner, Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton

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