The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History TV Programs

The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

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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. 50
    + 1,242
    - 1,133


    Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows

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  2. 49
    + 1,146
    - 853


    Kevin James, Patton Oswalt, Leah Remini

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  3. 48
    + 1,255
    - 1,159


    Barbara Feldon, Stacy Keach, Don Adams

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  4. 47
    + 1,851
    - 1,782


    Katey Sagal, Frank Welker, Billy West

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  5. 46
    + 1,441
    - 1,112

    ranked low on reranks
    Suzanne Somers, John Ritter, Don Knotts

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  6. 45
    + 1,216
    - 934


    Max Baer, Donna Douglas, Buddy Ebsen

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  7. 44
    + 983
    - 992

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    John Cleese, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

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  8. 43
    + 1,619
    - 1,167

    ranked low on reranks
    John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy

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  9. 42
    + 1,396
    - 1,307

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Betty White, Mary Tyler Moore, Cloris Leachman

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  10. 41
    + 1,683
    - 1,244

    ranked low on reranks
    Markie Post, John Larroquette, Harry Anderson

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  11. 40
    + 1,610
    - 823

    ranked low on reranks & added by JordanAnderson
    Mel Blanc, Harvey Korman, Don Messick

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  12. 39
    + 2,230
    - 2,199

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kutcher, Jane Lynch

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  13. 38
    + 1,338
    - 1,430

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez, Jason Lee

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  14. 37
    + 1,573
    - 1,277


    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Meredith Baxter

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  15. 36
    + 1,427
    - 1,293


    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Marcia Wallace

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  16. 35
    + 1,672
    - 1,197


    Tina Louise, Dawn Wells, Alan Hale

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  17. 34
    + 1,550
    - 1,232


    Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie

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  18. 33
    + 1,556
    - 1,404


    Loni Anderson, Jan Smithers, Howard Hesseman

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  19. 32
    + 1,563
    - 1,102

    ranked low on reranks
    Elizabeth Montgomery, Paul Lynde, Agnes Moorehead

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  20. 31
    + 1,704
    - 1,406


    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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  21. 30
    + 1,743
    - 1,326


    Danica McKellar, Robin Thicke, Fred Savage

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  22. 29
    + 1,726
    - 1,938

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Emma Stone, Tina Fey, Elizabeth Banks

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  23. 28
    + 1,778
    - 1,625

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Goodman

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  24. 27
    + 1,915
    - 1,345


    Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, Don Knotts

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  25. 26
    + 2,040
    - 1,798


    Emma Stone, Hayden Panettiere, Bryan Cranston

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  26. 25
    + 2,428
    - 2,164


    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Lisa Bonet

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  27. 24
    + 2,378
    - 1,465

    ranked low on reranks
    Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Scott Baio

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  28. 23
    + 2,277
    - 1,555

    ranked low on reranks
    Betty White, Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty

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  29. 22
    + 1,840
    - 1,590


    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Andy Kaufman

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  30. 21
    + 2,785
    - 2,614


    Mila Kunis, Lacey Chabert, Seth MacFarlane

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  31. 20
    + 2,472
    - 2,296

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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  32. 19
    + 2,487
    - 1,664


    Pamela Anderson, Tim Allen, Jonathan Taylor Thomas

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  33. 18
    + 2,922
    - 2,665


    Isaac Hayes, Matt Stone, Trey Parker

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  34. 17
    + 3,175
    - 2,174


    Sofía Vergara, Sarah Hyland, Julie Bowen

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  35. 16
    + 3,158
    - 2,133


    Milla Jovovich, Fergie, Christina Applegate

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  36. 15
    + 2,545
    - 2,029


    Rob Reiner, Jean Stapleton, Carroll O'Connor

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  37. 14
    + 3,377
    - 2,152

    ranked low on reranks
    Will Smith, Nia Long, Tatyana Ali

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  38. 13
    + 3,118
    - 2,483


    Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, James Spader

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  39. 12
    + 3,122
    - 2,190


    Kelsey Grammer, Brittany Murphy, Stephen King

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  40. 11
    + 4,534
    - 2,966


    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

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  41. 10
    + 3,020
    - 2,428

    often listed
    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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  42. 9
    + 3,065
    - 2,027


    Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Desi Arnaz

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  43. 8
    + 2,992
    - 2,542

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Patricia Heaton, Ray Romano, Brad Garrett

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  44. 7
    + 3,533
    - 2,849


    Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon

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  45. 6
    + 3,363
    - 2,315


    Alan Alda, Jamie Farr, Harry Morgan

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  46. 5
    + 5,674
    - 3,661


    Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch

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  47. 4
    + 4,635
    - 3,125


    Steve Carell, Martin Sheen, Hank Azaria

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  48. 3
    + 3,828
    - 2,404


    Kirstie Alley, Kelsey Grammer, Woody Harrelson

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  49. 2
    + 8,092
    - 4,627


    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry

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  50. 1
    + 6,745
    - 3,681

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David

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