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
    + 1119
    - 841


    Kevin James, Patton Oswalt, Leah Remini

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  3. 48
    + 1236
    - 1151


    Barbara Feldon, Stacy Keach, Don Adams

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  4. 47
    + 1418
    - 1098

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    Suzanne Somers, John Ritter, Don Knotts

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  5. 46
    + 1821
    - 1763

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Katey Sagal, Frank Welker, Billy West

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  6. 45
    + 1190
    - 924

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

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  7. 44
    + 959
    - 976

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    John Cleese, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

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  8. 43
    + 1594
    - 1157

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    John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy

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  9. 42
    + 1377
    - 1295

    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
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    - 811

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

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  12. 39
    + 1403
    - 1277

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    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Marcia Wallace

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  13. 38
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    - 2168


    Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kutcher, Jane Lynch

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  14. 37
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez, Jason Lee

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  15. 36
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    Tina Louise, Dawn Wells, Alan Hale

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  16. 35
    + 1530
    - 1089


    Elizabeth Montgomery, Paul Lynde, Agnes Moorehead

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  17. 34
    + 1525
    - 1218


    Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie

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  18. 33
    + 1556
    - 1263


    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Meredith Baxter

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  19. 32
    + 1532
    - 1391


    Loni Anderson, Jan Smithers, Howard Hesseman

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  20. 31
    + 1676
    - 1386


    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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  21. 30
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    Danica McKellar, Robin Thicke, Fred Savage

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  22. 29
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    - 1909

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    Emma Stone, Tina Fey, Elizabeth Banks

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  23. 28
    + 1749
    - 1596


    Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Goodman

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  24. 27
    + 1886
    - 1331


    Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, Don Knotts

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  25. 26
    + 2005
    - 1772


    Emma Stone, Hayden Panettiere, Bryan Cranston

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  26. 25
    + 2408
    - 2131


    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Lisa Bonet

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  27. 24
    + 1812
    - 1566


    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Andy Kaufman

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  28. 23
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    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
    + 2886
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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
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    Milla Jovovich, Fergie, Christina Applegate

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  36. 15
    + 2507
    - 2004

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Rob Reiner, Jean Stapleton, Carroll O'Connor

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  37. 14
    + 3309
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    Will Smith, Nia Long, Tatyana Ali

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  38. 13
    + 3014
    - 2450


    Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, James Spader

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  39. 12
    + 3060
    - 2161


    Kelsey Grammer, Brittany Murphy, Stephen King

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  40. 11
    + 4391
    - 2904


    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

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  41. 10
    + 2948
    - 2381

    often listed
    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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  42. 9
    + 3018
    - 1989


    Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Desi Arnaz

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  43. 8
    + 2933
    - 2498

    often listed
    Patricia Heaton, Ray Romano, Brad Garrett

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    Alan Alda, Jamie Farr, Harry Morgan

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  45. 6
    + 3452
    - 2802

    often listed
    Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon

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  46. 5
    + 5559
    - 3565


    Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch

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  47. 4
    + 4547
    - 3061


    Steve Carell, Martin Sheen, Hank Azaria

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  48. 3
    + 3752
    - 2351


    Kirstie Alley, Kelsey Grammer, Woody Harrelson

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  49. 2
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    - 4273


    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry

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  50. 1
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    - 3483

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

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