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. 166
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    often listed & added by JordanAnderson Debby Ryan, Brenda Song, Dylan Sprouse

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  2. 165
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    added by JordanAnderson Gerald McRaney, Matt Mulhern, Beverly Archer

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  3. 164
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    added by JordanAnderson Melissa Joan Hart, Jason Zimbler, Elizabeth Hess

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  4. 163
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    added by AvalonBrownProvin Raven-Symoné, Anneliese van der Pol, David Henrie

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  5. 162
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    added by JordanAnderson Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Emily Osment

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  6. 161
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Ashley Jensen

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  7. 160
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    Audrey Meadows, Pat Carroll, Ted Knight

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  8. 159
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    added by laustcawz Ashton Kutcher, Megyn Price, Donal Logue

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  9. 158
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Felicity Huffman, Josh Charles, Robert Guillaume

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  10. 157
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    added by looksharp Brian Doyle-Murray, Chris Elliott, Elinor Donahue

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  11. 156
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    added by JordanAnderson Fergie, Bob Uecker, Kellie Martin

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  12. 155
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    added by LiliaLoewenberg Erin Gray, Ricky Schroder, Alfonso Ribeiro

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  13. 154
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    added by JordanAnderson Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Wanda Sykes, Blair Underwood

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  14. 153
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    added by JordanAnderson Emma Stone, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale

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  15. 152
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    Ricky Nelson, Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson

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  16. 151
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    added by Countermoon Ginger Rogers, Red Skelton

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  17. 150
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    added by AvalonBrownProvin Nicole Eggert, Scott Baio, Willie Aames

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  18. 149
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    Alan Cumming, Arthur Holden, Justin Bradley

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  19. 148
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    added by LiliaLoewenberg Marisa Tomei, Lisa Bonet, Sinbad

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  20. 147
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    added by datrlykewlfreekinguymandood Miranda Cosgrove, Drake Bell, Josh Peck

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  21. 146
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    added by JordanAnderson Amanda Bynes, Jennie Garth, Simon Rex

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  22. 145
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    added by TarezWimberly Martin Lawrence, Garrett Morris, Tisha Campbell-Martin

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  23. 144
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    Mary Tyler Moore, Betty White, Valerie Bertinelli

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  24. 143
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    Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, James Hampton

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  25. 142
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    added by Booksflavia Ardal O'Hanlon, Dermot Morgan, Pauline McLynn

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  26. 141
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    added by frankiej44 Keanu Reeves, Steve Martin, Isabella Rossellini

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  27. 140
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    added by Tiger8989 Sandra Bullock, George Lopez, Constance Marie George Lopez is an American sitcom starring comedian George Lopez. The show originally aired ...

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  28. 139
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Will Ferrell, Jason Sudeikis, John Hawkes

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  29. 138
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    Edgar Buchanan, June Lockhart, Smiley Burnette

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  30. 137
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    Taylor Lautner, Bernie Mac, Camille Winbush

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  31. 136
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    added by laustcawz Warren Beatty, Tuesday Weld, William Schallert

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  32. 135
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    added by thatgiantdoodie Elisha Cuthbert, Megan Mullally, Eliza Coupe

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  33. 134
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    added by erisedRi David Jason, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Paul Barber

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  34. 133
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    new! & added by thatgiantdoodie Andy Samberg, Terry Crews, Chelsea Peretti

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  35. 132
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    Fred Berry, Haywood Nelson, Shirley Hemphill

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  36. 131
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    added by PeteBoyle Richard Ayoade, Chris O'Dowd, Matt Berry

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  37. 130
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Kristen Schaal, Jemaine Clement, Eugene Mirman

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  38. 129
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    Tom Hanks, Donna Dixon, Holland Taylor

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  39. 128
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    John Inman, Frank Thornton, Mollie Sugden

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  40. 127
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    Patricia Routledge, Geoffrey Hughes, Clive Swift

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  41. 126
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    Dick Van Dyke, Julie Newmar, Alan Alda

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    ranked low on reranks Jim Nabors, Allan Melvin, Ted Bessell

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    often listed & added by GuyLécuyer Carla Gugino, Maggie Grace, David Duchovny

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Kayden Kross, Nadine Velazquez, Leslie Bibb

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  45. 122
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    Suzanne Somers, Christine Lakin, Patrick Duffy

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  46. 121
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    Jon Stewart, Janeane Garofalo, Jeremy Piven

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    ranked low on reranks Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Tim Conway

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    Adrienne Barbeau, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan

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    Ted Danson, Shawnee Smith, Terry Farrell

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    ranked low on reranks Robert Guillaume, Rene Auberjonois, Ethan Phillips

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