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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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    Felicity Huffman, Stephen Root, Ed Lauter

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    Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps Sheridan Smith, Will Mellor, Ralf Little

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  3. 212
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    Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Emily Osment

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    Luke Halpin, Tommy Norden, Brian Kelly

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    Gerald McRaney, Matt Mulhern, Beverly Archer

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  6. 209
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    Tom Kenny, Carlos Alazraqui, Charlie Adler

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    Brittany Murphy, Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry

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    June Lockhart, Pamelyn Ferdin, Andy Clyde

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    Zoë Wanamaker, Robert Lindsay, Daniela Denby-Ashe

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    Shia LaBeouf, Steven Anthony Lawrence, Christy Carlson Romano

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    John Cleese, Peter Sallis, Dora Bryan

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    Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Lucie Arnaz

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    Debby Ryan, Brenda Song, Dylan Sprouse

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    Sherman Hemsley, Jester Hairston, Anna Maria Horsford

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    Soleil Moon Frye, George Gaynes, Cherie Johnson

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    Erin Gray, Ricky Schroder, Alfonso Ribeiro

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  17. 198
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    Audrey Meadows, Pat Carroll, Ted Knight

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    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rachel Nichols, A. J. Cook

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    Kelly Preston, Matt LeBlanc, Jennifer Coolidge

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    Warren Beatty, Tuesday Weld, William Schallert

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    Dick Van Dyke, Maura Tierney, Barry Van Dyke

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    Cloris Leachman, Barbara Colby, Henry Jones

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    Marisa Tomei, Lisa Bonet, Sinbad

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    Melissa Joan Hart, Jason Zimbler, Elizabeth Hess

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    Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Ashley Jensen

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    added by JordanAnderson
    Fergie, Bob Uecker, Kellie Martin

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    Patrick Warburton, James Urbaniak, Doc Hammer

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    Schoolly D, Dana Snyder, Dave Willis

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    Nicole Eggert, Scott Baio, Willie Aames

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    added by JordanAnderson
    Billy Crystal, Judd Apatow, Jon Lovitz

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    Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue

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    Doris Roberts, Dabney Coleman, Louise Lasser

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    Melissa McCarthy, Katy Mixon, Swoosie Kurtz

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    added by whodat9587
    Anders Holm, Adam DeVine, Blake Anderson

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  35. 180
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    added by thatgiantdoodie
    Elisha Cuthbert, Megan Mullally, Eliza Coupe

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  36. 179
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    added by laustcawz
    Ashton Kutcher, Megyn Price, Donal Logue

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    Sally Field, Shelley Morrison, Vito Scotti

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    added by Linus
    Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Amy Sedaris

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    Dick Butkus, Giovanni Ribisi, Paul Reiser

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    Raven-Symoné, Anneliese van der Pol, David Henrie

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    Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Selma Blair

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    David Jason, Ronnie Barker, Barbara Flynn

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    Hilary Duff, Robert Carradine, Adam Lamberg

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    Ricky Nelson, Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson

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    Emma Stone, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale

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    added by catcat1
    Nigel Hawthorne, Paul Eddington, Derek Fowlds

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    Amanda Bynes, Jennie Garth, Simon Rex

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    Bill Bixby, Ray Walston, J. Pat O'Malley

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    added by Beaniebaby
    Ron Silver, Judd Hirsch, Valerie Harper

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    Alan Young, Leon Ames, Larry Keating

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