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

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  2. 2
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    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry

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  3. 3
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    Steve Carell, Martin Sheen, Hank Azaria

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  4. 4
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    Kirstie Alley, Woody Harrelson, Kelsey Grammer

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  5. 5
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    Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch

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  6. 6
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    Alan Alda, David Ogden Stiers, Jamie Farr

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    Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon

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  8. 8
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    Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance

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  9. 9
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    Will Smith, Nia Long, Tatyana Ali

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  10. 10
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    Stephen King, Brittany Murphy, Kelsey Grammer

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  11. 11
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    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

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  12. 12
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    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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  13. 13
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    Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

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    Milla Jovovich, Fergie, Christina Applegate

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    Rob Reiner, Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton

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    Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, James Spader

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    Isaac Hayes, Matt Stone, Trey Parker

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    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Lisa Bonet

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  19. 19
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    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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    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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    Pamela Anderson, Tim Allen, Taran Noah Smith

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    Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Scott Baio

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    Betty White, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan

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    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Tony Danza

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    Emma Stone, Hayden Panettiere, Bryan Cranston

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    Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, Clint Howard

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Emma Stone, Tina Fey, Elizabeth Banks

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    Loni Anderson, Jan Smithers, Howard Hesseman

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    Robin Thicke, Fred Savage, Danica McKellar

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    Tina Louise, Dawn Wells, Jim Backus

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    Elizabeth Montgomery, Agnes Moorehead, Paul Lynde

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    added by JordanAnderson Mel Blanc, Harvey Korman, Don Messick

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    Courteney Cox, Michael J. Fox, Brian Bonsall

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Roseanne Barr

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    Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kutcher, Jane Lynch

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    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Marcia Wallace

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    Markie Post, Harry Anderson, John Larroquette

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    Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie

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    Mary Tyler Moore, Betty White, Ed Asner

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    Jim Cummings, Ken Weatherwax, Anjelica Huston

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    Katey Sagal, Frank Welker, Billy West

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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    Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson

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

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  46. 46
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    Max Baer, Kathleen Freeman, Buddy Ebsen

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    Penny Marshall, Jack Klugman, Tony Randall

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    Suzanne Somers, John Ritter, Don Knotts

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    Stacy Keach, Barbara Feldon, Don Adams

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    Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Barton MacLane

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