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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    new! & added by ChrisGoddard Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps Sheridan Smith, Will Mellor, Ralf Little

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

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    added by xandermartin98 Tom Kenny, Carlos Alazraqui, Charlie Adler

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    Luke Halpin, Tommy Norden, Brian Kelly

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

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    June Lockhart, Pamelyn Ferdin, Andy Clyde

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    Brittany Murphy, Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry

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

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    Kenneth Connor, Gorden Kaye, Sam Kelly

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    Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Lucie Arnaz

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    added by Linus Sherman Hemsley, Jester Hairston, Anna Maria Horsford

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

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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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    added by Linus Cloris Leachman, Barbara Colby, Henry Jones

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

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    added by laustcawz Warren Beatty, Tuesday Weld, William Schallert

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    ranked low on reranks Dick Van Dyke, Maura Tierney, Barry Van Dyke

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    added by JordanAnderson Melissa Joan Hart, Jason Zimbler, Elizabeth Hess

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    added by LiliaLoewenberg Marisa Tomei, Lisa Bonet, Sinbad

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

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    added by AvalonBrownProvin Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue

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    Melissa McCarthy, Katy Mixon, Swoosie Kurtz

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    Kelly Preston, Matt LeBlanc, Jennifer Coolidge

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    added by JordanAnderson Fergie, Bob Uecker, Kellie Martin

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    added by JordanAnderson Billy Crystal, Judd Apatow, Jon Lovitz

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    Hilary Duff, Robert Carradine, Adam Lamberg

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

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    added by whodat9587 Anders Holm, Adam DeVine, Blake Anderson

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    Schoolly D, Dana Snyder, Dave Willis

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

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    added by laustcawz Ashton Kutcher, Megyn Price, Donal Logue

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    added by AvalonBrownProvin Doris Roberts, Dabney Coleman, Louise Lasser

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

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    Ricky Nelson, Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson

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    added by catcat1 Nigel Hawthorne, Paul Eddington, Derek Fowlds

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    added by Linus Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Amy Sedaris

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    added by JordanAnderson Amanda Bynes, Jennie Garth, Simon Rex

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    added by MattBryant Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Selma Blair

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    David Jason, Ronnie Barker, Barbara Flynn

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

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

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    added by thatgiantdoodie Elisha Cuthbert, Megan Mullally, Eliza Coupe

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    added by datrlykewlfreekinguymandood Miranda Cosgrove, Drake Bell, Josh Peck

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    Zooey Deschanel, Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Nealon

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