The 20 best TV sitcoms of all time – readers' choice

What did Monitor readers choose as the best sitcom in the history of television?

19. 'Roseanne'

ABC's sitcom ran from 1988 to 1997 and starred Roseanne Barr as Roseanne Conner, who lives with her husband Dan (John Goodman) and their children as they struggle to make ends meet.

In a 2008 interview with Entertainment Weekly, Barr said that when she's imagined the Conners living in the present day, she believes that "if they were on TV, DJ would have been killed in Iraq and [the Conners] would have lost their house."

Mini-"Roseanne" reunions have occurred on the popular CBS comedy "The Big Bang Theory," which stars former "Roseanne" actor Johnny Galecki. Galecki portrayed Conner daughter Darlene's boyfriend and later husband. Sarah Gilbert, who played Darlene, has guest-starred several times on the show and actress Laurie Metcalfe, who played Roseanne's sister, has a recurring role as Galecki's roommate's mother.

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