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. 206
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    Dick Van Dyke, Maura Tierney, Barry Van Dyke

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  2. 204
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    often listed & added by JordanAnderson Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Emily Osment

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  3. 203
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    added by AvalonBrownProvin Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue

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    added by JordanAnderson Gerald McRaney, Matt Mulhern, Beverly Archer

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  5. 201
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    added by xandermartin98 Tom Kenny, Carlos Alazraqui, Charlie Adler

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  6. 200
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    Brittany Murphy, Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry

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    Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Lucie Arnaz

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  8. 198
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    often listed & added by JordanAnderson Debby Ryan, Brenda Song, Dylan Sprouse

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

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    ranked low on reranks threes company

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    Audrey Meadows, Pat Carroll, Ted Knight

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    added by LiliaLoewenberg Erin Gray, Ricky Schroder, Alfonso Ribeiro

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    ranked low on reranks taxi

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  14. 192
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    added by JordanAnderson Billy Crystal, Judd Apatow, Jon Lovitz

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

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    added by LiliaLoewenberg Marisa Tomei, Lisa Bonet, Sinbad

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    added by AvalonBrownProvin Raven-Symoné, Anneliese van der Pol, David Henrie

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  18. 188
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    added by JordanAnderson Melissa Joan Hart, Jason Zimbler, Elizabeth Hess

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

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    added by AvalonBrownProvin Nicole Eggert, Scott Baio, Willie Aames

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Ashley Jensen

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    added by JordanAnderson Fergie, Bob Uecker, Kellie Martin

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

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    added by datrlykewlfreekinguymandood Miranda Cosgrove, Drake Bell, Josh Peck

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    added by laustcawz Warren Beatty, Tuesday Weld, William Schallert

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    added by whodat9587 Anders Holm, Adam DeVine, Blake Anderson

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    David Jason, Ronnie Barker, Barbara Flynn

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    Melissa McCarthy, Katy Mixon, Swoosie Kurtz

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    Schoolly D, Dana Snyder, Dave Willis

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    added by AvalonBrownProvin Doris Roberts, Dabney Coleman, Louise Lasser

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    Kelly Preston, Matt LeBlanc, Jennifer Coolidge

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    added by laustcawz Ashton Kutcher, Megyn Price, Donal Logue

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  33. 173
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    added by AvalonBrownProvin Sally Field, Shelley Morrison, Vito Scotti

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  34. 172
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    Ricky Nelson, Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson

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  35. 171
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    Zooey Deschanel, Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Nealon

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  36. 170
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    Rowan Atkinson, Jim Broadbent, Rik Mayall

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  37. 169
    + 159
    - 354

    added by JordanAnderson Amanda Bynes, Jennie Garth, Simon Rex

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  38. 168
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    added by catcat1 Nigel Hawthorne, Paul Eddington, Derek Fowlds

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  39. 167
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    Alan Cumming, Arthur Holden, Justin Bradley

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  40. 166
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    added by thatgiantdoodie Elisha Cuthbert, Megan Mullally, Eliza Coupe

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  41. 165
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    added by Booksflavia Ardal O'Hanlon, Dermot Morgan, Pauline McLynn

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  42. 164
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    new! & added by MattBryant Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Selma Blair

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  43. 163
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    added by TarezWimberly Martin Lawrence, Garrett Morris, Tisha Campbell-Martin

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  44. 162
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    added by gloomi Dawn French, Liz Smith, Emma Chambers

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  45. 161
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    added by vaas Chris Rock, Terry Crews, Holly Weber

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    added by laustcawz Sarah Drew, Geoffrey Arend, Evan Farmer

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    added by vanstateng Aqua Teen Hunger Force

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    added by frankiej44 Keanu Reeves, Steve Martin, Isabella Rossellini

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    Alan Young, Leon Ames, Larry Keating

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

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