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. 163
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    added by AvalonBrownProvin Raven-Symoné, Anneliese van der Pol, David Henrie

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  2. 100
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    added by chenmae David Spade, Bianca Kajlich, Patrick Warburton

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  3. 68
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    Anne Meara, Paul Dooley, Max Wright

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  4. 137
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    Taylor Lautner, Bernie Mac, Camille Winbush

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  5. 24
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    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Tony Danza

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  6. 46
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    Penny Marshall, Jack Klugman, Tony Randall

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  7. 36
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    Robin Thicke, Fred Savage, Danica McKellar

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  8. 155
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    added by LiliaLoewenberg Erin Gray, Ricky Schroder, Alfonso Ribeiro

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  9. 156
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    added by JordanAnderson Fergie, Bob Uecker, Kellie Martin

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  10. 54
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    Maureen McCormick, Florence Henderson, Robert Reed

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  11. 99
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    Jenna Elfman, Thomas Gibson, Susan Sullivan

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  12. 63
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    John Cleese, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

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  13. 44
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    Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson

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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. 141
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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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  16. 75
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    added by HenryMorgan Tony Shalhoub, Melora Hardin, Ted Levine

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  17. 150
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    added by AvalonBrownProvin Nicole Eggert, Scott Baio, Willie Aames

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  18. 118
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    Ted Danson, Shawnee Smith, Terry Farrell

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  19. 160
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    Audrey Meadows, Pat Carroll, Ted Knight

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  20. 161
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Ashley Jensen

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  21. 134
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    added by thatgiantdoodie Elisha Cuthbert, Megan Mullally, Eliza Coupe

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  22. 145
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    added by TarezWimberly Martin Lawrence, Garrett Morris, Tisha Campbell-Martin

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  23. 95
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    Janet Jackson, Esther Rolle, Jimmie Walker

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  24. 55
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    Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson

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  25. 5
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    Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch

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  26. 112
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    Seth MacFarlane, Patrick Stewart, Elijah Wood

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  27. 32
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Emma Stone, Tina Fey, Elizabeth Banks

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  28. 51
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    Stacy Keach, Barbara Feldon, Don Adams

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  29. 115
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    added by woody Ernest Borgnine, Tim Conway, Gavin MacLeod

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  30. 42
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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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  31. 53
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    Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Barton MacLane

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  32. 69
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    added by mrblond Rowan Atkinson, Rupert Vansittart, Howard Goodall

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  33. 74
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    Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Lucy Davis

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  34. 43
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    Katey Sagal, Frank Welker, Billy West

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  35. 119
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    Adrienne Barbeau, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan

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  36. 37
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    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Marcia Wallace

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  37. 126
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    Dick Van Dyke, Julie Newmar, Alan Alda

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  38. 148
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    added by LiliaLoewenberg Marisa Tomei, Lisa Bonet, Sinbad

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  39. 81
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    Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear, Michael J. Fox

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  40. 90
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    Fran Drescher, Benjamin Salisbury, Madeline Zima

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  41. 136
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    added by laustcawz Warren Beatty, Tuesday Weld, William Schallert

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  42. 98
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    Ashton Kutcher, Steve Carell, Lucy Lawless

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  43. 15
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    Will Smith, Nia Long, Tatyana Ali

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  44. 125
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    ranked low on reranks Jim Nabors, Allan Melvin, Ted Bessell

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  45. 111
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    Bronson Pinchot, Belita Moreno, Sam Anderson

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  46. 27
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    Emma Stone, Hayden Panettiere, Bryan Cranston

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  47. 117
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    Robert Guillaume, Rene Auberjonois, Ethan Phillips

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  48. 84
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    Brittany Murphy, Kristanna Loken, Danielle Fishel

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  49. 122
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    Suzanne Somers, Christine Lakin, Patrick Duffy

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  50. 103
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    Annie Potts, Jan Hooks, Jean Smart

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