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. 1
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    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry

    ) open
  2. 2
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    - 2199

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

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 2918
    - 1967

    Steve Carell, Martin Sheen, Hank Azaria

    ) open
  4. 4
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    - 1461

    Kirstie Alley, Woody Harrelson, Kelsey Grammer

    ) open
  5. 5
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    - 2211

    Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch

    ) open
  6. 6
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    - 1449

    Alan Alda, David Ogden Stiers, Jamie Farr

    ) open
  7. 7
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    Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon

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  8. 8
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    - 1269

    Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance

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  9. 9
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    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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  10. 10
    + 1934
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    Will Smith, Nia Long, Tatyana Ali

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 1725
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    often listed Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

    ) open
  12. 12
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    Stephen King, Brittany Murphy, Kelsey Grammer

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 2533
    - 1846

    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

    ) open
  14. 14
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    - 1300

    Rob Reiner, Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton

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  15. 15
    + 1990
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    ranked low on reranks Milla Jovovich, Fergie, Christina Applegate

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 1952
    - 1735

    Isaac Hayes, Matt Stone, Trey Parker

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  17. 17
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    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Lisa Bonet

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  18. 18
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    Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, James Spader

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  19. 19
    + 1865
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    ranked low on reranks Sofía Vergara, Sarah Hyland, Julie Bowen

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  20. 20
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Mila Kunis, Lacey Chabert, Seth MacFarlane

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  21. 21
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    Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Scott Baio

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  22. 22
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    Pamela Anderson, Tim Allen, Taran Noah Smith

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  23. 23
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    Betty White, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan

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  24. 24
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    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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  25. 25
    + 1142
    - 1038

    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Tony Danza

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  26. 26
    + 1327
    - 1162

    Emma Stone, Hayden Panettiere, Bryan Cranston

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  27. 27
    + 1182
    - 891

    ranked low on reranks Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, Clint Howard

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  28. 28
    + 1093
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Emma Stone, Tina Fey, Elizabeth Banks

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  29. 29
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    - 951

    Loni Anderson, Jan Smithers, Howard Hesseman

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  30. 30
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    Robin Thicke, Fred Savage, Danica McKellar

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  31. 31
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    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Brian Bonsall

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  32. 32
    + 899
    - 689

    Elizabeth Montgomery, Agnes Moorehead, Paul Lynde

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  33. 33
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    - 860

    Markie Post, Harry Anderson, John Larroquette

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  34. 34
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Roseanne Barr

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  35. 35
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    Tina Louise, Dawn Wells, Jim Backus

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  36. 36
    + 1449
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    Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kutcher, Jane Lynch

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  37. 37
    + 819
    - 466

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

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  38. 38
    + 890
    - 865

    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Marcia Wallace

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  39. 39
    + 950
    - 831

    Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie

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  40. 40
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    - 927

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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  41. 41
    + 878
    - 875

    Mary Tyler Moore, Betty White, Ed Asner

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  42. 42
    + 1020
    - 779

    ranked low on reranks Jim Cummings, Ken Weatherwax, Anjelica Huston

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  43. 43
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    Katey Sagal, Frank Welker, Billy West

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  44. 44
    + 866
    - 622

    Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson

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  45. 45
    + 830
    - 860

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

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  46. 46
    + 679
    - 551

    Max Baer, Kathleen Freeman, Buddy Ebsen

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  47. 47
    + 860
    - 723

    Suzanne Somers, John Ritter, Don Knotts

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  48. 48
    + 841
    - 746

    Penny Marshall, Jack Klugman, Tony Randall

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  49. 49
    + 810
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    Stacy Keach, Barbara Feldon, Don Adams

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  50. 50
    + 799
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    Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, Al Lewis

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