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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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    David Spade, Bianca Kajlich, Patrick Warburton

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    Anne Meara, Paul Dooley, Max Wright

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    Zooey Deschanel, Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Nealon

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    Bill Bixby, Ray Walston, J. Pat O'Malley

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    Teri Polo, Janine Turner, John Corbett

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    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Tony Danza

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    Penny Marshall, Jack Klugman, Tony Randall

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    Fergie, Bob Uecker, Kellie Martin

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    Sandra Bullock, George Lopez, Constance Marie George Lopez is an American sitcom starring comedian George Lopez. The show originally aired on ABC from March 27, 2002, to May 8, 2007.  

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    Stacy Keach, Barbara Feldon, Don Adams

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    Ernest Borgnine, Tim Conway, Gavin MacLeod

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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    Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Barton MacLane

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    Rowan Atkinson, Rupert Vansittart, Howard Goodall

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