Romance The Best Comedy Shows About a Couple, Ranked  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite sitcoms and TV comedies that center around a single couple.

Romantic relationships have been a cornerstone of TV comedies since the sitcom genre was invented. The best couple comedy shows feature characters getting on each other's nerves as only those in a long-term relationship can. Whether the fictional pair is childless or trying to care for a full house, they're sure to make the audience laugh. This is a list of the greatest comedy shows about couples including everything from Friends to Mad About You to The Dick Van Dyke Show.

What sitcoms will you find on this list of the best funny shows about couples? In the timeless sitcom I Love Lucy, real-life couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz got into one hilarious mess after another. Their next-door neighbors Fred and Ethel Merz added to the relationship humor. Mike & Molly is another good sitcom about a couple, while Kevin James and Leah Remini were a match made in sitcom heaven as the stars of the show The King of Queens. Other good programs featured here include Roseanne, Bewitched, and Mork & Mindy.

Which couples sitcom do you think is the best? Vote your favorites up to the top of this list and please add any great shows that are missing.

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I Love Lucy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About a Couple, Ranked
Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance
I Love Lucy is an American television sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley. The black-and-white series originally ran from October 15, 1951, to May 6, ...more
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Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About a Couple, Ranked
Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent
Bewitched is an American TV situation comedy fantasy which was broadcast for eight seasons on ABC from 1964 to 1972. It was created by Sol Saks under executive director Harry Ackerman, and ...more
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90 38
I Dream of Jeannie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About a Couple, Ranked
Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily
I Dream of Jeannie is an American sitcom with a fantastical premise. The show starred Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie, and Larry Hagman as an astronaut who becomes her master, with whom ...more
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The Dick Van Dyke Show is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About a Couple, Ranked
Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie
The Dick Van Dyke Show is an American television sitcom that initially aired on CBS from October 3, 1961, until June 1, 1966. The show was created by Carl Reiner and starred Dick Van Dyke, Rose ...more
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Mad About You is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About a Couple, Ranked
Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt, John Pankow
Mad About You is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 23, 1992, to May 24, 1999. The show starred Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt as a newly married couple in New York City.
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Mork & Mindy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About a Couple, Ranked
Robin Williams, Pam Dawber, Ralph James
Mork & Mindy is an American sitcom broadcast from 1978 to 1982 on ABC. It stars Robin Williams as Mork, an extraterrestrial who comes to Earth from the planet Ork in a small, one-man ...more
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Dharma & Greg is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About a Couple, Ranked
Jenna Elfman, Thomas Gibson, Joel Murray
Dharma & Greg is an American television sitcom that aired from September 24, 1997, to April 30, 2002. It stars Jenna Elfman and Thomas Gibson as Dharma and Greg Montgomery, a couple who got ...more
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The King of Queens is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About a Couple, Ranked
Kevin James, Leah Remini, Jerry Stiller
The King of Queens is an American sitcom that originally ran on CBS from September 21, 1998, to May 14, 2007. The show was produced by Hanley Productions and CBS Productions, CBS Paramount ...more
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Green Acres is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About a Couple, Ranked
Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor, Tom Lester
Green Acres is an American sitcom starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor as a couple who move from New York City to a rural country farm. Produced by Filmways as a sister show to Petticoat ...more
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Mike & Molly is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About a Couple, Ranked
Billy Gardell, Melissa McCarthy, Reno Wilson
Mike & Molly is an American sitcom created by Mark Roberts which premiered on CBS on September 20, 2010. The series stars Billy Gardell and Melissa McCarthy as the eponymous Mike and Molly, ...more
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44 42
Rules of Engagement is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About a Couple, Ranked
Patrick Warburton, Megyn Price, Oliver Hudson
Rules of Engagement is a sitcom that ran on CBS from February 5, 2007, to May 20, 2013, originally airing as a mid-season replacement. The series was produced by Adam Sandler's Happy Madison ...more
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Forever is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About a Couple, Ranked
Ioan Gruffudd, Alana De La Garza, Joel David Moore
Forever is an American drama television series about Dr. Henry Morgan, an immortal medical examiner in New York City. The series aired on ABC as part of the 2014–15 fall television season. The ...more
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Santa Clarita Diet is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About a Couple, Ranked
Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Ricardo Chavira
Santa Clarita Diet (2017) Netflix original comedy series created by Victor Fresco. Married couple Sheila and Joel (Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant) are real estate agents in Santa Clarita, ...more
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35 52
Melissa & Joey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About a Couple, Ranked
Melissa Joan Hart, Joey Lawrence, Taylor Spreitler
Melissa & Joey is an ABC Family original television series starring Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence that premiered on August 17, 2010. The series follows local politician Mel Burke and ...more
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Yes, Dear is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About a Couple, Ranked
Anthony Clark, Liza Snyder, Jean Louisa Kelly
Yes, Dear is an American television sitcom that aired from October 2, 2000, to February 15, 2006, on CBS. It starred Anthony Clark, Jean Louisa Kelly, Mike O'Malley, and Liza Snyder. In the ...more
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Divorce is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About a Couple, Ranked
Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, Molly Shannon
Divorce (HBO, 2016) is an American comedy series created by Sharon Horgan. Married couple Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Robert (Thomas Haden Church) goes through a long drawn-out divorce ...more
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Don't Trust the B---- in Apart... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About a Couple, Ranked
James Cosgrove added Krysten Ritter, Dreama Walker, Michael Blaiklock
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 is an American sitcom created by Nahnatchka Khan that aired on ABC in the United States from April 11, 2012, to January 15, 2013. The series originally ...more
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You're the Worst is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About a Couple, Ranked
Chris Geere, Aya Cash, Desmin Borges
You're the Worst (FXX, 2014) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Stephen Falk. Jimmy (Chris Geere), a self-involved writer, and Gretchen (Aya Cash), a self-destructive Los ...more
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Catastrophe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About a Couple, Ranked
Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney
Catastrophe (Channel 4, 2015) a British sitcom created by Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan. Sharon Morris (Horgan) and Rob Norris (Delaney) get together after she becomes pregnant following a brief ...more
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Love is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About a Couple, Ranked
Gillian Jacobs, Paul Rust, Claudia O'Doherty
Love (Netflix, 2016) is an American romantic comedy web television series created by Judd Apatow, Paul Rust, and Lesley Arfin. The series is a "down-to-earth look at dating," exploring ...more