The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History TV Programs

The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

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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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    - 3518

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

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  2. 2
    + 7660
    - 4309


    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry

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  3. 3
    + 3762
    - 2352


    Kirstie Alley, Kelsey Grammer, Woody Harrelson

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  4. 4
    + 4555
    - 3067


    Steve Carell, Martin Sheen, Hank Azaria

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  5. 5
    + 5574
    - 3573


    Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch

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  6. 6
    + 3459
    - 2807


    Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon

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  7. 7
    + 3322
    - 2277


    Alan Alda, Jamie Farr, Harry Morgan

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    + 2941
    - 2501

    often listed
    Patricia Heaton, Ray Romano, Brad Garrett

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  9. 9
    + 3023
    - 1991


    Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Desi Arnaz

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  10. 10
    + 2954
    - 2385

    often listed
    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

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  12. 12
    + 3068
    - 2162


    Kelsey Grammer, Brittany Murphy, Stephen King

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  13. 13
    + 3025
    - 2451


    Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, James Spader

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    + 3315
    - 2115

    ranked low on reranks
    Will Smith, Nia Long, Tatyana Ali

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  15. 15
    + 2510
    - 2008

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Rob Reiner, Jean Stapleton, Carroll O'Connor

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  16. 16
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    - 2109


    Milla Jovovich, Fergie, Christina Applegate

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  17. 17
    + 3117
    - 2149


    Sofía Vergara, Sarah Hyland, Julie Bowen

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  18. 18
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Isaac Hayes, Matt Stone, Trey Parker

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  19. 19
    + 2455
    - 1634

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    Pamela Anderson, Tim Allen, Jonathan Taylor Thomas

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  20. 20
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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  21. 21
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    - 2582


    Mila Kunis, Lacey Chabert, Seth MacFarlane

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  22. 22
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    - 1523

    ranked low on reranks
    Betty White, Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty

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    - 1443

    ranked low on reranks
    Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Scott Baio

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  24. 24
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    - 1569


    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Andy Kaufman

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    + 2409
    - 2133


    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Lisa Bonet

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  26. 26
    + 2009
    - 1775


    Emma Stone, Hayden Panettiere, Bryan Cranston

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    + 1891
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    Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, Don Knotts

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  28. 28
    + 1752
    - 1599


    Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Goodman

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    - 1912

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

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  30. 30
    + 1723
    - 1312


    Danica McKellar, Robin Thicke, Fred Savage

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  31. 31
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    - 1387


    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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    Loni Anderson, Jan Smithers, Howard Hesseman

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    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Meredith Baxter

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    + 1532
    - 1219


    Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie

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  35. 35
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    - 1091


    Elizabeth Montgomery, Paul Lynde, Agnes Moorehead

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  36. 36
    + 1647
    - 1187


    Tina Louise, Dawn Wells, Alan Hale

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    + 1324
    - 1408

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez, Jason Lee

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  38. 38
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    - 2172


    Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kutcher, Jane Lynch

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  39. 39
    + 1407
    - 1279

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Marcia Wallace

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  40. 40
    + 1586
    - 812

    ranked low on reranks & added by JordanAnderson
    Mel Blanc, Harvey Korman, Don Messick

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  41. 41
    + 1662
    - 1236

    ranked low on reranks
    Markie Post, John Larroquette, Harry Anderson

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  42. 42
    + 1380
    - 1297


    Betty White, Mary Tyler Moore, Cloris Leachman

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  43. 43
    + 1598
    - 1158

    ranked low on reranks
    John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy

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  44. 44
    + 963
    - 978

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    John Cleese, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

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  45. 45
    + 1194
    - 925


    Max Baer, Donna Douglas, Buddy Ebsen

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  46. 46
    + 1827
    - 1764

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Katey Sagal, Frank Welker, Billy West

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  47. 47
    + 1239
    - 1152


    Barbara Feldon, Stacy Keach, Don Adams

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  48. 48
    + 1419
    - 1101

    ranked low on reranks
    Suzanne Somers, John Ritter, Don Knotts

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  49. 49
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    - 841


    Kevin James, Patton Oswalt, Leah Remini

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  50. 50
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    - 1124

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows

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