The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History TV Programs

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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    Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows

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  2. 49
    + 1095
    - 829


    Kevin James, Patton Oswalt, Leah Remini

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  3. 48
    + 1224
    - 1141


    Barbara Feldon, Stacy Keach, Don Adams

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  4. 47
    + 1407
    - 1088

    ranked low on reranks
    Suzanne Somers, John Ritter, Don Knotts

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  5. 46
    + 1809
    - 1747

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Katey Sagal, Frank Welker, Billy West

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  6. 45
    + 1177
    - 915

    ranked low on reranks
    Max Baer, Donna Douglas, Buddy Ebsen

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  7. 44
    + 951
    - 961

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    John Cleese, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

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  8. 43
    + 1579
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    ranked low on reranks
    John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy

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  9. 42
    + 1366
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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Betty White, Mary Tyler Moore, Cloris Leachman

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  10. 41
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    Markie Post, John Larroquette, Harry Anderson

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  11. 40
    + 1295
    - 1392


    Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez, Jason Lee

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  12. 39
    + 1388
    - 1269


    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Marcia Wallace

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  13. 38
    + 2182
    - 2150


    Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kutcher, Jane Lynch

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  14. 37
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    ranked low on reranks & added by JordanAnderson
    Mel Blanc, Harvey Korman, Don Messick

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  15. 36
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    Elizabeth Montgomery, Paul Lynde, Agnes Moorehead

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  16. 35
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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Loni Anderson, Jan Smithers, Howard Hesseman

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  17. 34
    + 1632
    - 1176


    Tina Louise, Dawn Wells, Alan Hale

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  18. 33
    + 1510
    - 1206


    Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie

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  19. 32
    + 1658
    - 1375


    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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  20. 31
    + 1544
    - 1250


    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Meredith Baxter

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  21. 30
    + 1712
    - 1292


    Danica McKellar, Robin Thicke, Fred Savage

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  22. 29
    + 1683
    - 1891

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    Emma Stone, Tina Fey, Elizabeth Banks

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  23. 28
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    - 1575


    Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Goodman

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  24. 27
    + 1867
    - 1319


    Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, Don Knotts

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  25. 26
    + 1982
    - 1759


    Emma Stone, Hayden Panettiere, Bryan Cranston

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  26. 25
    + 2399
    - 2107


    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Lisa Bonet

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  27. 24
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    - 1552


    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Andy Kaufman

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  28. 23
    + 2329
    - 1424

    ranked low on reranks
    Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Scott Baio

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  29. 22
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    Betty White, Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty

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    Mila Kunis, Lacey Chabert, Seth MacFarlane

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  31. 20
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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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  32. 19
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    Pamela Anderson, Tim Allen, Jonathan Taylor Thomas

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  33. 18
    + 2859
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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Isaac Hayes, Matt Stone, Trey Parker

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    Sofía Vergara, Sarah Hyland, Julie Bowen

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  35. 16
    + 3084
    - 2084


    Milla Jovovich, Fergie, Christina Applegate

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  36. 15
    + 2482
    - 1980

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Rob Reiner, Jean Stapleton, Carroll O'Connor

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  37. 14
    + 3284
    - 2080

    ranked low on reranks
    Will Smith, Nia Long, Tatyana Ali

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  38. 13
    + 2967
    - 2418

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, James Spader

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  39. 12
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    - 2133


    Kelsey Grammer, Brittany Murphy, Stephen King

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  40. 11
    + 4325
    - 2861


    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

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    often listed
    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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  42. 9
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    - 1968


    Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Desi Arnaz

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  43. 8
    + 2898
    - 2469

    often listed
    Patricia Heaton, Ray Romano, Brad Garrett

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    Alan Alda, Jamie Farr, Harry Morgan

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  45. 6
    + 3411
    - 2765

    often listed
    Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon

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  46. 5
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    Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch

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  47. 4
    + 4494
    - 3033


    Steve Carell, Martin Sheen, Hank Azaria

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  48. 3
    + 3712
    - 2318


    Kirstie Alley, Kelsey Grammer, Woody Harrelson

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  49. 2
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    - 3942


    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry

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  50. 1
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    - 3390

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

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