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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  1. 1
    + 6,682
    - 3,667

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

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  2. 2
    + 8,035
    - 4,573


    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry

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  3. 3
    + 3,816
    - 2,398


    Kirstie Alley, Kelsey Grammer, Woody Harrelson

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  4. 4
    + 4,617
    - 3,118


    Steve Carell, Martin Sheen, Hank Azaria

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  5. 5
    + 5,655
    - 3,643


    Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch

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  6. 6
    + 3,358
    - 2,308


    Alan Alda, Jamie Farr, Harry Morgan

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  7. 7
    + 3,520
    - 2,843


    Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon

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  8. 8
    + 2,987
    - 2,533

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Patricia Heaton, Ray Romano, Brad Garrett

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  9. 9
    + 3,056
    - 2,023


    Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Desi Arnaz

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  10. 10
    + 3,008
    - 2,420

    often listed
    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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  11. 11
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    - 2,958


    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

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  12. 12
    + 3,116
    - 2,185


    Kelsey Grammer, Brittany Murphy, Stephen King

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  13. 13
    + 3,103
    - 2,478


    Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, James Spader

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  14. 14
    + 3,369
    - 2,146

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

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  15. 15
    + 2,540
    - 2,027


    Rob Reiner, Jean Stapleton, Carroll O'Connor

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  16. 16
    + 3,153
    - 2,130


    Milla Jovovich, Fergie, Christina Applegate

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  17. 17
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    Sofía Vergara, Sarah Hyland, Julie Bowen

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  18. 18
    + 2,915
    - 2,659


    Isaac Hayes, Matt Stone, Trey Parker

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  19. 19
    + 2,483
    - 1,659


    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
    + 2,777
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    Mila Kunis, Lacey Chabert, Seth MacFarlane

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  22. 22
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    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Andy Kaufman

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

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  24. 24
    + 2,374
    - 1,463

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

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  25. 25
    + 2,426
    - 2,159


    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Lisa Bonet

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  26. 26
    + 2,035
    - 1,795


    Emma Stone, Hayden Panettiere, Bryan Cranston

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  27. 27
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    - 1,344


    Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, Don Knotts

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Goodman

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  29. 29
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    - 1,935

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

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  30. 30
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    - 1,324


    Danica McKellar, Robin Thicke, Fred Savage

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  31. 31
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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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    ranked low on reranks
    Elizabeth Montgomery, Paul Lynde, Agnes Moorehead

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  33. 33
    + 1,553
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    Loni Anderson, Jan Smithers, Howard Hesseman

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  34. 34
    + 1,547
    - 1,231


    Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie

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  35. 35
    + 1,669
    - 1,195


    Tina Louise, Dawn Wells, Alan Hale

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  36. 36
    + 1,425
    - 1,293


    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Marcia Wallace

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  37. 37
    + 1,571
    - 1,277


    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Meredith Baxter

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  38. 38
    + 1,336
    - 1,427

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

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  39. 39
    + 2,224
    - 2,194

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kutcher, Jane Lynch

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  40. 40
    + 1,607
    - 823

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

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  41. 41
    + 1,680
    - 1,244

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

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  42. 42
    + 1,393
    - 1,307

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Betty White, Mary Tyler Moore, Cloris Leachman

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  43. 43
    + 1,612
    - 1,167

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

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  44. 44
    + 978
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    John Cleese, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

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  45. 45
    + 1,212
    - 933


    Max Baer, Donna Douglas, Buddy Ebsen

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  46. 46
    + 1,437
    - 1,111

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

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  47. 47
    + 1,846
    - 1,780


    Katey Sagal, Frank Welker, Billy West

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  48. 48
    + 1,252
    - 1,159


    Barbara Feldon, Stacy Keach, Don Adams

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  49. 49
    + 1,143
    - 850


    Kevin James, Patton Oswalt, Leah Remini

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  50. 50
    + 1,238
    - 1,132

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

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