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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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    Jim Nabors, Allan Melvin, Ted Bessell

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    Felicity Huffman, Josh Charles, Robert Guillaume

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    Gavin MacLeod, Fred Grandy, Will Geer

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    Billy Crystal, Judd Apatow, Jon Lovitz

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  5. 73
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    John Travolta, Ron Palillo, Gabe Kaplan

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    Bob Crane, Richard Dawson, Werner Klemperer

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    Chris Rock, Terry Crews, Holly Weber

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    Will Smith, Nia Long, Tatyana Ali

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    Tony Shalhoub, Melora Hardin, Ted Levine

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    Nigel Hawthorne, Paul Eddington, Derek Fowlds

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    Brittany Murphy, Kristanna Loken, Danielle Fishel

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    Bob Newhart, William Sanderson, Julia Duffy

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    Craig T. Nelson, Shelley Fabares, Bill Fagerbakke

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    Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Emily Osment

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    Erin Gray, Ricky Schroder, Alfonso Ribeiro

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    Marisa Tomei, Lisa Bonet, Sinbad

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    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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    Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear, Michael J. Fox

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    Marlo Thomas, Ruth Buzzi, Bernie Kopell

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    Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch

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    Alyssa Milano, Tony Danza, Danny Pintauro

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    Bruce Lee, Adam West, Yvonne Craig

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    Jerry Mathers, Barbara Billingsley, Tony Dow

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    Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Davy Jones

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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    Kristen Schaal, Jemaine Clement, Eugene Mirman

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    Audrey Meadows, Pat Carroll, Ted Knight

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    Suzanne Somers, John Ritter, Don Knotts

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    Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Selma Blair

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    Drew Carey, Craig Ferguson, Christa Miller

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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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    Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie

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    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

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    Jim Cummings, Ken Weatherwax, Anjelica Huston

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    Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, Al Lewis

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    Tom Hanks, Donna Dixon, Holland Taylor

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    Patrick Warburton, James Urbaniak, Doc Hammer

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    Jenna Elfman, Thomas Gibson, Susan Sullivan

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    Melissa McCarthy, Katy Mixon, Swoosie Kurtz

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    Alan Cumming, Arthur Holden, Justin Bradley

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    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Lisa Bonet

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    Melissa Joan Hart, Soleil Moon Frye, Caroline Rhea

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    Alison Brie, Chevy Chase, Gillian Jacobs

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    Miranda Cosgrove, Drake Bell, Josh Peck

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    Amanda Bynes, Jennie Garth, Simon Rex

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    Doris Roberts, Dabney Coleman, Louise Lasser

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    Helen Hunt, Paul Reiser, Richard Kind

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    Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Bridget Moynahan

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    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry

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    Kevin James, Patton Oswalt, Leah Remini

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