The 25 Best American Sitcoms

Inspired by Martin Gitlin's new book THE GREATEST SITCOMS OF ALL TIME (Scarecrow Press, 2014), here are those shows I consider the best.
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1.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield. (22 mins.)
 
2.
The Cosby Show (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The goings-on in the life of a successful African American family. (30 mins.)
 
3.
The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The misadventures of a TV writer both at work and at home. (30 mins.)
 
4.
I Love Lucy (1951 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A daffy woman constantly strives to become a star along with her bandleader husband and gets herself in the strangest situations. (30 mins.)
 
5.
The Flintstones (1960 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The misadventures of two modern-day Stone Age families, the Flintstones and the Rubbles. (30 mins.)
 
6.
The Brady Bunch (1969 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The misadventures of a large family united when two widowed people married. (30 mins.)
 
7.
Cheers (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The regulars of the Boston bar Cheers share their experiences and lives with each other while drinking or working at the bar where everybody knows your name. (22 mins.)
 
8.
Family Ties (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Chronicles liberal ex-hippies Steven and Elyse Keaton, their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew. (30 mins.)
 
9.
The Office (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium. Based on the hit BBC series. (22 mins.)
 
10.
The Golden Girls (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Four previously married women live together in Miami, sharing their various experiences together and enjoying themselves despite hard times. (30 mins.)
 
11.
Roseanne (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The story of a working class family struggling with life's essential problems: Marriage, Children, Money and Parents in Law. (22 mins.)
 
12.
Coach (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Hayden Fox is the head coach of a university football team, and eats, sleeps and lives football. His partner... (30 mins.)
 
13.
Ally McBeal (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Ally McBeal and Billy Thomas were going steady throughout their childhoods. Ally even followed Billy... (45 mins.)
 
14.
The Wonder Years (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Kevin Arnold recalls growing up during the late 60s and early 70s; the turbulent social times make the transition from child to adult unusually interesting. (22 mins.)
 
15.
The Monkees (1966 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The misadventures of a struggling rock band. (30 mins.)
 
16.
Newhart (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Dick Loudon and his wife Joanna decide to leave life in New York City and buy a little inn in Vermont... (30 mins.)
 
17.
A Different World (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college. (60 mins.)
 
18.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The Banks family, a respectable Californian family, take in a relative - Will Smith, a street-smart teenager from Philadelphia. The idea is to make him respectable, responsible and mature, but Will has got other plans... (22 mins.)
 
19.
Three's Company (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The misadventures of two women and one man living in one apartment and their neighbors. (30 mins.)
 
20.
Perfect Strangers (1986 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A high strung and cynical man's life is never the same when his naive but good-natured cousin comes to America to live with him. (30 mins.)
 
21.
Night Court (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An eccentric fun-loving judge presides over an urban night court and all the silliness going on there. (30 mins.)
 
22.
ALF (1986 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with a terran family after crashing into their garage. (30 mins.)
 
23.
I Dream of Jeannie (1965 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A United States astronaut finds his life vastly complicated when he stumbles on to a bottle containing a female genie. (30 mins.)
 
24.
WKRP in Cincinnati (1978 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The staff of a struggling radio station have a chance at success after the new programming director changes the format to rock music (30 mins.)
 
25.
Meet the Browns (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
For Cora Simmons, living at home as a grown adult has its challenges. Especially when you have Mr. Brown as a daddy. (30 mins.)