30 Greatest TV Sitcoms Of All Time

The shows that rule them all.

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Looking around, it might be fair to say that the age of TV has never been stronger. With critically acclaimed dramas coming out as regular as clockwork and streaming services allowing for easy access to hundreds of previously unseen classics, it seems as though we're living through a new golden age of television.

One of TV's most dependable and viewed genres remains the situational comedy. Airing in both the UK, the US and beyond, there seems to be no shortage of sitcoms currently being made or re-run.

Unlike many other TV genres, sitcoms also appear to be growing more popular with every year, whether it's because of new and innovative shows being dropped on Netflix or because of new generations discovering an old classic for the first time.

The following list looks at the greatest sitcoms to ever grace our screens, whether they're still running or long finished. Of course, there are lots more sitcoms out there that didn't make the cut, so rest assured that this is a cover-all-bases kind of list, which focuses on the most successful, popular, influential and unique shows on offer.

So, whether it's a classic animation, a social satire or a genius black comedy, here are the 30 greatest sitcoms of all time.

30. The Good Place

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One of the more recent shows to make its way onto the list, The Good Place has just finished up its four season run on Netflix and has already amassed a vast fandom.

Notable for its quick witted humour, imaginative dialogue (including some funny uses of censorship) and exploration into big themes such as ethics, religion and philosophy, the sitcom follows Eleanor (Kristen Bell), a recently deceased woman who finds herself in Heaven after a case of mistaken identity.

A constantly clever, humorous tale of the afterlife like never seen before, The Good Place sports wickedly funny performances from Bell and a supporting cast rounded out by Ted Danson and D'Arcy Carden.

Fresh, witty and genre bending, The Good Place has more than earned its place amongst the best sitcoms ever made.

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