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. 159
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    2003 More
    37
    added by: AvalonBrownProvin
  2. 100
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Rules of Engagement

    2007 More
    50
    added by: chenmae
  3. 66
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    1986 More
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  4. 138
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    2001 More
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  5. 136
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    1997 More
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    added by: JoniChristophersen
  6. 23
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    1978 More
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  7. 45
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    1970 More
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  8. 34
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    1988 More
    70
  9. 146
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    1982 More
    39
    added by: LiliaLoewenberg
  10. 145
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    1985 More
    39
    added by: JordanAnderson
  11. 54
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    1969 More
    65
  12. 98
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    1997 More
    52
  13. 64
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    1975 More
    61
  14. 180
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    No image
    1977 More
    32
  15. 41
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    1976 More
    69
  16. 97
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    Batman

    1966 More
    52
  17. 137
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    2002 More
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    added by: Tiger8989
    George Lopez is an American sitcom starring comedian George Lopez. The show originally aired ... more
  18. 75
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    2002 More
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    added by: HenryMorgan
  19. 150
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    1984 More
    39
    added by: AvalonBrownProvin
  20. 115
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    1998 More
    47
  21. 153
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    1980 More
    38
  22. 154
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    Extras

    2005 More
    38
  23. 142
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    2013 More
    40
  24. 134
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    1992 More
    41
    added by: TarezWimberly
  25. 92
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    1974 More
    54
  26. 55
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    1972 More
    64
  27. 3
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    2007 More
    95
  28. 113
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    2005 More
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  29. 39
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    30 Rock

    2006 More
    70
  30. 49
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    1965 More
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  31. 106
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    1962 More
    49
    added by: woody
  32. 42
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    1996 More
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  33. 50
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    1965 More
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  34. 72
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    1990 More
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    added by: mrblond
  35. 77
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Office

    2001 More
    58
  36. 43
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    1999 More
    69
  37. 110
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    1972 More
    48
  38. 38
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    1972 More
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  39. 127
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    1955 More
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  40. 141
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    1987 More
    40
    added by: LiliaLoewenberg
  41. 81
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    1996 More
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  42. 93
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    1993 More
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  43. 103
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    1997 More
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  44. 14
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    1990 More
    81
  45. 173
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    2012 More
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    added by: vanstateng
  46. 124
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    Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

    1964 More
    44
  47. 118
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    1986 More
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  48. 28
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    2000 More
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  49. 107
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    1979 More
    49
  50. 85
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    1993 More
    56
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