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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    Stephen Merchant, Nick Frost, Sarah Alexander

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    added by Booksflavia

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  3. 223
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    Jane Lynch, Kate Walsh, Chris Elliott

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    Dick Van Dyke, Maura Tierney, Barry Van Dyke

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    added by AvalonBrownProvin Walter Brennan, Richard Crenna, Andy Clyde

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  6. 220
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    added by AvalonBrownProvin Shirley Booth, Don DeFore, Ann Jillian

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    added by kevinjohnoc Christopher Lloyd, Tracey Walter, Leonard Frey

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    added by Mr Analytical Michael Landon, Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts

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    added by Countermoon George Burns, Jack Benny, Gracie Allen

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    added by AvalonBrownProvin Jo Anne Worley, James Hampton, Stuart Margolin

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    added by vanstateng Brett Butler, Erik Estrada, mc chris

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    added by AvalonBrownProvin Mary Wickes, Charles Lane, Gale Gordon

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    added by AvalonBrownProvin Ann Sothern, Avery Schreiber, Jerry Van Dyke

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    added by vanstateng Aqua Teen Hunger Force

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    added by AvalonBrownProvin Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue

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    often listed & added by JordanAnderson Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Emily Osment

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    ranked low on reranks & added by AvalonBrownProvin Sally Field, Shelley Morrison, Vito Scotti

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    added by AvalonBrownProvin James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel

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    often listed & added by RobMahoney Monica Raymund, Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney

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    ranked low on reranks Alan Young, Leon Ames, Larry Keating

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    often listed Debra Messing, Marcia Cross, Megan Mullally

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    added by AvalonBrownProvin Bill Bixby, Ray Walston, J. Pat O'Malley

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    Rowan Atkinson, Jim Broadbent, Rik Mayall

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    often listed & added by JordanAnderson Gerald McRaney, Matt Mulhern, Beverly Archer

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    ranked low on reranks & added by xandermartin98 Tom Kenny, Carlos Alazraqui, Charlie Adler

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    added by Countermoon Mr. Ed

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    taxi

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Jason Bateman, Valerie Harper, Christine Ebersole

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    often listed & added by JordanAnderson Debby Ryan, Brenda Song, Dylan Sprouse

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    Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Lucie Arnaz

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    threes company

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    the dick van dyke show

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    the beverly hillbilies

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    Jeffrey Tambor, Matt Frewer, George Coe

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Lena Dunham, Gillian Jacobs, Allison Williams

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    Brittany Murphy, Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry

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    added by Countermoon Ginger Rogers, Red Skelton

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    added by laustcawz Ashton Kutcher, Megyn Price, Donal Logue

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    Rosie O'Donnell, Joey Lawrence, Nell Carter

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    i love lucy

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    Audrey Meadows, Pat Carroll, Ted Knight

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    Megan Fox, Kelly Ripa, Ted McGinley

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    added by Rebecca0630 Reba McEntire, Joanna García, Scarlett Pomers

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    added by LiliaLoewenberg Erin Gray, Ricky Schroder, Alfonso Ribeiro

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    added by LiliaLoewenberg Soleil Moon Frye, George Gaynes, Cherie Johnson

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    added by JordanAnderson Shia LaBeouf, Steven Anthony Lawrence, Christy Carlson Romano

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    added by KaraAnnPalmer Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rachel Nichols, A. J. Cook

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    added by laustcawz Warren Beatty, Tuesday Weld, William Schallert

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    often listed & added by JordanAnderson Emma Stone, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale

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    Melissa McCarthy, Katy Mixon, Swoosie Kurtz

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