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
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    Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Parks and Recreation Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

  2. 49
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    The King of Queens is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History


    The King of Queens Kevin James, Leah Remini, Jerry Stiller

  3. 48
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    Get Smart is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History


    Get Smart Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt

  4. 47
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    Three's Company is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

    ranked low on reranks
    Three's Company John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers

  5. 46
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    Futurama is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Futurama Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal

  6. 45
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    the beverly hillbilies is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History


    the beverly hillbilies Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas, Irene Ryan

  7. 44
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    Fawlty Towers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Fawlty Towers John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs

  8. 43
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    The Addams Family is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

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    The Addams Family John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy

  9. 42
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    The Mary Tyler Moore Show is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History


    The Mary Tyler Moore Show Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod

  10. 41
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    Night Court is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

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    Night Court Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll

  11. 40
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    My Name Is Earl is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

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    My Name Is Earl Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly

  12. 39
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    The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

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    The Flintstones Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl

  13. 38
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    Two and a Half Men is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History


    Two and a Half Men Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher, Angus T. Jones

  14. 37
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    Family Ties is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History


    Family Ties Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter

  15. 36
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    The Bob Newhart Show is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History


    The Bob Newhart Show Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Bill Daily

  16. 35
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    Gilligan's Island is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History


    Gilligan's Island Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus

  17. 34
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    WKRP in Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History


    WKRP in Cincinnati Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Howard Hesseman

  18. 33
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    the dick van dyke show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History


    the dick van dyke show Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie

  19. 32
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    3rd Rock from the Sun is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History


    3rd Rock from the Sun John Lithgow, Jane Curtin, Kristen Johnston

  20. 31
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    Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

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    Bewitched Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent

  21. 30
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    The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History


    The Wonder Years Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern

  22. 29
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    30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

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    30 Rock Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan

  23. 28
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    Roseanne is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History


    Roseanne Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf

  24. 27
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    Malcolm in the Middle is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History


    Malcolm in the Middle Frankie Muniz, Jane Kaczmarek, Bryan Cranston

  25. 26
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    The Andy Griffith Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

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    The Andy Griffith Show Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts

  26. 25
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    The Cosby Show is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History


    The Cosby Show Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam

  27. 24
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    Taxi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History


    Taxi Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito

  28. 23
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    Happy Days is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

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    Happy Days Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross

  29. 22
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    Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Family Guy Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

  30. 21
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    The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

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    The Golden Girls Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan

  31. 20
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    Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi

  32. 19
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    Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Earl Hindman

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  33. 18
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    South Park is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

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    South Park Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes

  34. 17
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    Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History


    Modern Family Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen

  35. 16
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    Married... with Children is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History


    Married... with Children Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal

  36. 15
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    All in the Family is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History


    All in the Family Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner

  37. 14
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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro

  38. 13
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    Frasier is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History


    Frasier Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce

  39. 12
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    Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History


    Scrubs Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke

  40. 11
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    The Office is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History


    The Office Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

  41. 10
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    How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History


    How I Met Your Mother Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders

  42. 9
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    I Love Lucy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History


    I Love Lucy Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance

  43. 8
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    Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

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  44. 7
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    That '70s Show is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History


    That '70s Show Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis

  45. 6
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    M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History


    M*A*S*H Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi

  46. 5
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    The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History


    The Big Bang Theory Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan

  47. 4
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    Cheers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History


    Cheers Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

  48. 3
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    The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History


    The Simpsons Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

  49. 2
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    Friends is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History


    Friends Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

  50. 1
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    Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

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

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