Special Report

50 Best Live Action Sitcoms of All Time

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50. This Country
> Series run: 2017-2020
> IMDb user rating: 8.5/10
> No. of IMDb votes: 5,000
> Cast: Daisy May Cooper, Charlie Cooper, Paul Chahidi, Ivy Woodcock

Co-creators Daisy May Cooper, Charlie Cooper, and Paul Chahidi also star in this British documentary-style comedy series. It captures the quirky and occasionally depressing existence of rural life, as experienced by cousins Kerry and Kurtan.

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49. Eastbound & Down
> Series run: 2009-2013
> IMDb user rating: 8.2/10
> No. of IMDb votes: 54,001
> Cast: Danny McBride, Steve Little, Katy Mixon, Elizabeth De Razzo

If there’s one cult smash to rule them all, it’s this single-camera series about former MLB pitcher turned middle school teacher Kenny Powers. Doing what he does best, co-creator and star Danny McBride delivers a protagonist who’s equal parts offensive and likeable.

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48. Spaced
> Series run: 1999-2001
> IMDb user rating: 8.5/10
> No. of IMDb votes: 52,528
> Cast: Jessica Hynes, Simon Pegg, Julia Deakin, Nick Frost

Hoping to snag an affordable apartment, two twenty-something Londoners (Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes) pose as a romantic couple in this cult series. Director Edgar Wright helmed every episode and later re-teamed with Pegg for a string of iconic comedy films.

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47. Cheers
> Series run: 1982-1993
> IMDb user rating: 7.9/10
> No. of IMDb votes: 50,823
> Cast: Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger, George Wendt

One of the most popular sitcoms of all time takes place in the eponymous Boston bar, where everybody knows your name. Touching down on the lives of employees and patrons, it spawned high-profile acting careers and the spin-off “Frasier.” An estimated 93 million viewers tuned in for the series finale.

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46. Coupling
> Series run: 2000-2004
> IMDb user rating: 8.5/10
> No. of IMDb votes: 44,145
> Cast: Jack Davenport, Gina Bellman, Sarah Alexander, Kate Isitt

In the vein of shows like “Friends” and “Seinfeld” came this award-winning British series about the romantic exploits of six close friends. An American version from original creator Steven Moffat was cancelled after just four episodes.

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