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. 204
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    Dick Van Dyke, Maura Tierney, Barry Van Dyke

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  2. 202
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    often listed & added by JordanAnderson Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Emily Osment

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  3. 201
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    added by AvalonBrownProvin Ann Sothern, Avery Schreiber, Jerry Van Dyke

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  4. 200
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    added by JordanAnderson Gerald McRaney, Matt Mulhern, Beverly Archer

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  5. 199
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    added by AvalonBrownProvin Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue

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  6. 198
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    added by Countermoon Mr. Ed

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  7. 197
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    added by xandermartin98 Tom Kenny, Carlos Alazraqui, Charlie Adler

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  8. 196
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    Rowan Atkinson, Jim Broadbent, Rik Mayall

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  9. 195
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    taxi

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  10. 194
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    Brittany Murphy, Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry

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  11. 193
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    threes company

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  12. 192
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    often listed & added by JordanAnderson Debby Ryan, Brenda Song, Dylan Sprouse

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  13. 191
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    Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Lucie Arnaz

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  14. 190
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    Audrey Meadows, Pat Carroll, Ted Knight

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  15. 189
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    added by LiliaLoewenberg Soleil Moon Frye, George Gaynes, Cherie Johnson

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  16. 188
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    added by LiliaLoewenberg Erin Gray, Ricky Schroder, Alfonso Ribeiro

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  17. 187
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    added by JordanAnderson Shia LaBeouf, Steven Anthony Lawrence, Christy Carlson Romano

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  18. 186
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    often listed & added by JordanAnderson Emma Stone, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale

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  19. 185
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    - 33

    added by AvalonBrownProvin Doris Roberts, Dabney Coleman, Louise Lasser

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  20. 184
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    added by JordanAnderson Melissa Joan Hart, Jason Zimbler, Elizabeth Hess

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  21. 183
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    added by LiliaLoewenberg Marisa Tomei, Lisa Bonet, Sinbad

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  22. 182
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    added by AvalonBrownProvin Nicole Eggert, Scott Baio, Willie Aames

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  23. 181
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    added by AvalonBrownProvin Raven-Symoné, Anneliese van der Pol, David Henrie

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  24. 180
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    added by JordanAnderson Fergie, Bob Uecker, Kellie Martin

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  25. 179
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    added by KaraAnnPalmer Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rachel Nichols, A. J. Cook

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  26. 178
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    added by JordanAnderson Billy Crystal, Judd Apatow, Jon Lovitz

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  27. 177
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    - 279

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

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  28. 176
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    added by datrlykewlfreekinguymandood Miranda Cosgrove, Drake Bell, Josh Peck

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  29. 175
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    added by laustcawz Warren Beatty, Tuesday Weld, William Schallert

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  30. 174
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    Melissa McCarthy, Katy Mixon, Swoosie Kurtz

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  31. 173
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    added by MatthewGill Joanna Lumley, Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett

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  32. 172
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    added by laustcawz Ashton Kutcher, Megyn Price, Donal Logue

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  33. 171
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    ranked low on reranks & added by AvalonBrownProvin Sally Field, Shelley Morrison, Vito Scotti

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  34. 170
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Ricky Nelson, Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson

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  35. 169
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    ranked low on reranks & added by vanstateng Aqua Teen Hunger Force

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  36. 168
    + 33
    - 115

    added by thatgiantdoodie Elisha Cuthbert, Megan Mullally, Eliza Coupe

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  37. 167
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    often listed & added by TarezWimberly Martin Lawrence, Garrett Morris, Tisha Campbell-Martin

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  38. 166
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    ranked low on reranks & added by AvalonBrownProvin Bill Bixby, Ray Walston, J. Pat O'Malley

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    David Jason, Ronnie Barker, Barbara Flynn

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  40. 164
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    added by JordanAnderson Amanda Bynes, Jennie Garth, Simon Rex

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  41. 163
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    Alan Cumming, Arthur Holden, Justin Bradley

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  42. 162
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    Kelly Preston, Matt LeBlanc, Jennifer Coolidge

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    Alan Young, Leon Ames, Larry Keating

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  44. 160
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    added by vaas Chris Rock, Terry Crews, Holly Weber

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  45. 159
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    - 174

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

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  46. 158
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    Zooey Deschanel, Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Nealon

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  47. 157
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    added by frankiej44 Keanu Reeves, Steve Martin, Isabella Rossellini

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  48. 156
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    added by catcat1 Nigel Hawthorne, Paul Eddington, Derek Fowlds

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  49. 155
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    Edgar Buchanan, June Lockhart, Smiley Burnette

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    Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, James Hampton

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