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TV programs The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows  

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List Rules Shows near the top must be only the best Situation Comedy TV series.

The very best situation comedy shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest situation comedy shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular situation comedy TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining situation comedy show of all time is. Don't let your favorite situation comedy television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of situation comedy television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

These shows, like Home Improvement and Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly include images when available.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best situation comedy show of all time?" and "What are the greatest situation comedy shows?"

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The Office is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
The Office Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook

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Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
Seinfeld Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards

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Frasier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
Frasier Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce

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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
Cheers Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
The Big Bang Theory Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
Family Guy Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

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The Cosby Show is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
The Cosby Show Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam

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How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
How I Met Your Mother Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders

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The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
The Golden Girls Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan

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I Love Lucy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
I Love Lucy Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance

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M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
M*A*S*H Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi

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Family Ties is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
Family Ties Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter

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Laverne & Shirley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
Laverne & Shirley Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, David L. Lander

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All in the Family is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
All in the Family Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner

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Everybody Loves Raymond is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
Everybody Loves Raymond Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro

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That '70s Show is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
That '70s Show Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis

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Newhart is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
Newhart Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Tom Poston

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Growing Pains is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows

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Gilligan's Island is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
Gilligan's Island Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus

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The Drew Carey Show is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
The Drew Carey Show Drew Carey, Diedrich Bader, Ryan Stiles

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The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
The Flintstones Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl

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Taxi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
Taxi Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito

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The Andy Griffith Show is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
The Andy Griffith Show Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts

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Night Court is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
Night Court Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll

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Friends is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
Friends Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

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The Odd Couple is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
The Odd Couple Jack Klugman, Tony Randall, Penny Marshall

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The Beverly Hillbillies is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
The Beverly Hillbillies Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas, Irene Ryan

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The Facts of Life is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
The Facts of Life Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn

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Happy Days is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
Happy Days Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross

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Home Improvement is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
Home Improvement Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Earl Hindman

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The Jeffersons is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
The Jeffersons Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs

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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
Modern Family Ed O'Neill, SofĂ­a Vergara, Julie Bowen

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Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
Scrubs Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke

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The Addams Family is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
The Addams Family John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy

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Sanford and Son is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
Sanford and Son Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page

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Mr. Bean is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
Mr. Bean Rowan Atkinson, Robin Driscoll, Matilda Ziegler

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Boy Meets World is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
Boy Meets World Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels

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The Office is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
The Office Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

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Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
Bewitched Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent

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Two and a Half Men is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
Two and a Half Men Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher, Angus T. Jones

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Futurama is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
Futurama Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal

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Roseanne is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
Roseanne Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf

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King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
King of the Hill Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon

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The King of Queens is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
The King of Queens Kevin James, Leah Remini, Jerry Stiller

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Malcolm in the Middle is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
Malcolm in the Middle Frankie Muniz, Jane Kaczmarek, Bryan Cranston

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Married... with Children is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
Married... with Children Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal

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Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
Scooby-Doo Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Heather North

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WKRP in Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
WKRP in Cincinnati Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Howard Hesseman

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Murphy Brown is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Situation Comedy TV Shows
Murphy Brown Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Robert Pastorelli