The Greatest Sitcoms In Television History

Voting Rules
Vote up your favorite sitcoms (no dramedies) based on their full run.

The best sitcoms ever to air on television include some of the greatest comedies in television history. What are the best sitcoms of all time? A sitcom (or situational comedy) is loosely defined as "a humorous television program based on situations that could arise in everyday life," though not all sitcoms are slice-of-life - even if Parks & Recreation or The Addams Family would be a nice daily life to have.

This list includes the best and most funny all-time sitcoms and funny TV shows as ranked by TV fans. Anyone can vote on this list of funny sitcoms, making it a definitive representation of the Ranker community's sitcom tastes. Many people think that Friends is the best sitcom ever, while others would nominate Seinfeld, family sitcoms like Family Matters as the best TV comedies, or point to I Love Lucy as the best sitcom. Many sitcoms have top-notch acting talent, from regular casts to guest stars.

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! Vote them up on this popular sitcoms list to determine the best sitcoms that have ever aired on television.

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  • The Office
    35,389 votes
    Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski
  • Friends
    52,375 votes
    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow
  • That '90s Show
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    216 votes
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    Debra Jo Rupp, Kurtwood Smith, Callie Haverda
  • How I Met Your Mother
    35,385 votes
    Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
    10,504 votes
    Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, Terry Crews
  • Modern Family
    21,330 votes
    Ed O'Neill, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell
  • Seinfeld
    37,987 votes
    Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander