Special Report

50 Best Live Action Sitcoms of All Time

Source: Courtesy of KVH Media Group

25. The Big Bang Theory
> Series run: 2007-2019
> IMDb user rating: 8.1/10
> No. of IMDb votes: 753,265
> Cast: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

The most popular sitcom of the modern era centers on two brainy roommates (Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons) and the relatively normal waitress (Kaley Cuoco) who lives across the hall. An aggregated audience of approximately 23.4 million viewers watched the series finale. Its prequel-style spin-off “Young Sheldon” is in the midst of a fifth season.

Source: Courtesy of NBC

24. 30 Rock
> Series run: 2006-2013
> IMDb user rating: 8.2/10
> No. of IMDb votes: 116,740
> Cast: Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jack McBrayer

Creator and star Tina Fey channeled her experiences on “Saturday Night Live” into this single-camera sitcom. Set behind the scenes of a sketch comedy show, it fires more jokes per minute than previously thought possible.

Source: Courtesy of HBO

23. Veep
> Series run: 2012-2019
> IMDb user rating: 8.3/10
> No. of IMDb votes: 49,415
> Cast: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott

Follow Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) as she goes up and down the political ladder in this laser-sharp comedy. It ran for seven seasons without losing the slightest semblance of its idiosyncratic momentum. Quick-witted dialogue simply doesn’t get any snappier.

Source: Courtesy of CBS

22. The Andy Griffith Show
> Series run: 1960-1968
> IMDb user rating: 8.3/10
> No. of IMDb votes: 13,433
> Cast: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

A hunky dory tune sets the stage for this black-and-white sitcom, starring Andy Griffith as small-town Sheriff Andy Taylor. It won six Primetime Emmys and finished its final season at the top of the ratings.

Source: Courtesy of American Broadcasting Company

21. The Wonder Years
> Series run: 1988-1993
> IMDb user rating: 8.3/10
> No. of IMDb votes: 36,005
> Cast: Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Alley Mills, Jason Hervey

An unseen narrator recalls his youth in this ABC dramedy, starring Fred Savage as young Kevin Arnold. Its famous opening credits scene puts home-movie footage to a classic cover song and immediately establishes a nostalgic vibe.

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