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. 157
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    2005 More
    38
    added by: vanstateng
  2. 124
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    Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

    1964 More
    44
  3. 156
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    Sports Night

    1998 More
    38
  4. 112
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    The Love Boat

    1977 More
    48
  5. 176
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    2008 More
    33
  6. 61
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    1975 More
    62
  7. 63
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    Hogan's Heroes

    1965 More
    61
  8. 14
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    1990 More
    81
  9. 75
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    2002 More
    59
    added by: HenryMorgan
  10. 85
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    1993 More
    56
  11. 56
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    1982 More
    64
  12. 78
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    1989 More
    58
  13. 161
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    2006 More
    36
    added by: JordanAnderson
  14. 146
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    1982 More
    39
    added by: LiliaLoewenberg
  15. 141
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    1987 More
    40
    added by: LiliaLoewenberg
  16. 18
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    2001 More
    79
  17. 81
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    1996 More
    57
  18. 3
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    95
  19. 84
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    1984 More
    56
  20. 97
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    Batman

    1966 More
    52
  21. 73
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    1957 More
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  22. 104
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    The Monkees

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  23. 42
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    1996 More
    69
  24. 129
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    Flight of the Conchords

    2007 More
    43
  25. 153
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    1980 More
    38
  26. 44
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    1977 More
    69
  27. 69
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    1995 More
    59
  28. 137
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    2002 More
    41
    added by: Tiger8989
    George Lopez is an American sitcom starring comedian George Lopez. The show originally aired ... more
  29. 142
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    2013 More
    40
  30. 35
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    1961 More
    70
  31. 10
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    82
  32. 37
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    70
  33. 47
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    1964 More
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  34. 123
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    Bosom Buddies

    1980 More
    44
  35. 98
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    1997 More
    52
  36. 152
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    1996 More
    38
  37. 9
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    1984 More
    83
  38. 105
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    1996 More
    50
    added by: JordanAnderson
  39. 57
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    2009 More
    64
  40. 155
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    2002 More
    38
    added by: JordanAnderson
  41. 86
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    1992 More
    56
  42. 125
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    1998 More
    44
    added by: whodat9587
  43. 1
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    1994 More
    100
  44. 136
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    1997 More
    41
    added by: JoniChristophersen
  45. 52
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    1998 More
    65
  46. 21
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    1991 More
    78
  47. 160
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    1990 More
    37
    added by: looksharp
  48. 79
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    2004 More
    57
  49. 7
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    1951 More
    84
  50. 82
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    1988 More
    57
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