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The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

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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!

List Criteria: Situational Comedies only. (No Dramas, Procedurals etc.)

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  1. 168
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    Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide

    2004 More
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    added by: JordanAnderson
  2. 167
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    That's So Raven

    2003 More
    27
    added by: AvalonBrownProvin
  3. 166
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    Major Dad

    1989 More
    29
    added by: JordanAnderson
  4. 165
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    George Lopez

    2002 More
    31
    added by: Tiger8989
    George Lopez is an American sitcom starring comedian George Lopez. The show originally aired ... more
  5. 164
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    Clarissa Explains It All

    1991 More
    31
    added by: JordanAnderson
  6. 163
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    Charles in Charge

    1984 More
    34
    added by: AvalonBrownProvin
  7. 162
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    The Bernie Mac Show

    2001 More
    35
  8. 161
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    Mr. Belvedere

    1985 More
    35
    added by: JordanAnderson
  9. 160
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    The Suite Life on Deck

    2008 More
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    added by: JordanAnderson
  10. 159
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    Petticoat Junction

    1963 More
    36
  11. 158
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    A Different World

    1987 More
    36
    added by: LiliaLoewenberg
  12. 157
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    Martin

    1992 More
    36
    added by: TarezWimberly
  13. 156
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    1980 More
    36
  14. 155
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    Sports Night

    1998 More
    36
  15. 154
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    i love lucy

    37
  16. 153
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    The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet

    1952 More
    37
  17. 152
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    Silver Spoons

    1982 More
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    added by: LiliaLoewenberg
  18. 151
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    Make It Or Break It

    2009 More
    37
    added by: oliviaronk
  19. 150
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    1963 More
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    added by: AvalonBrownProvin
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  21. 148
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    1961 More
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    Kenan & Kel

    1996 More
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    Law and Order Svu

    37
    added by: JorgeMaria
  24. 145
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    1951 More
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    added by: Countermoon
  25. 144
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    F Troop

    1965 More
    38
  26. 143
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    Bosom Buddies

    1980 More
    39
  27. 142
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    The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

    2005 More
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    added by: JordanAnderson
  28. 141
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    Extras

    2005 More
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  29. 140
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    The Tracey Ullman Show

    1987 More
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    added by: frankiej44
  30. 139
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    What's Happening!!

    1976 More
    40
  31. 138
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    The Critic

    1994 More
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  32. 137
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    Arthur

    1996 More
    41
  33. 136
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    The Young Ones

    1982 More
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  34. 135
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    Sex and the City

    1998 More
    41
    added by: whodat9587
  35. 134
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    Step by Step

    1991 More
    41
  36. 133
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    The League

    2009 More
    42
  37. 132
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    Flight of the Conchords

    2007 More
    42
  38. 131
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    The IT Crowd

    2006 More
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    added by: PeteBoyle
  39. 130
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    Becker

    1998 More
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  40. 129
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    1992 More
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  41. 128
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    Eastbound & Down

    2009 More
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  42. 127
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    2007 More
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    added by: GuyLécuyer
  43. 126
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    1972 More
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  44. 125
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    Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

    1996 More
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    added by: JordanAnderson
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    Benson

    1979 More
    44
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    Keeping Up Appearances

    1990 More
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    Maude

    1972 More
    44
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    The Monkees

    44
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    Perfect Strangers

    1986 More
    44
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    8 Simple Rules

    2002 More
    44
    added by: JordanAnderson
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