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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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    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry

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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Larry David

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    Steve Carell, Martin Sheen, Hank Azaria

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    Kirstie Alley, Woody Harrelson, Kelsey Grammer

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    Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch

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    Alan Alda, David Ogden Stiers, Jamie Farr

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    Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon

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    Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance

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    Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

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  10. 10
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    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

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    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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    Rob Reiner, Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton

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    Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, James Spader

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    Stephen King, Brittany Murphy, Kelsey Grammer

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    Will Smith, Nia Long, Tatyana Ali

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    Isaac Hayes, Matt Stone, Trey Parker

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    Betty White, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan

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    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Lisa Bonet

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    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Tony Danza

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    Pamela Anderson, Tim Allen, Taran Noah Smith

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    Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Scott Baio

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    Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, Clint Howard

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    Emma Stone, Hayden Panettiere, Bryan Cranston

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Roseanne Barr

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    Robin Thicke, Fred Savage, Danica McKellar

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    Mel Blanc, Harvey Korman, Don Messick

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    Loni Anderson, Jan Smithers, Howard Hesseman

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    Mary Tyler Moore, Betty White, Ed Asner

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    Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie

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    Tina Louise, Dawn Wells, Jim Backus

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    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Marcia Wallace

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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    Elizabeth Montgomery, Agnes Moorehead, Paul Lynde

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    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Brian Bonsall

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    Markie Post, Harry Anderson, John Larroquette

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    Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kutcher, Jane Lynch

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    Jim Cummings, Ken Weatherwax, Anjelica Huston

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    Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson

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