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The Best Comedy Shows About a Couple, Ranked 

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Updated May 27, 2020 1.8k votes 305 voters 12.8k views 23 items

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

Premiered: 1951

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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

Premiered: 1964

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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

Premiered: 1965

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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

Premiered: 1961

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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

Premiered: 1992

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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Dharma & Greg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About a Couple, Ranked
Jenna Elfman, Thomas Gibson, Joel Murray

Premiered: 1997

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Mork & Mindy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About a Couple, Ranked
Robin Williams, Pam Dawber, Ralph James

Premiered: 1978

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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

Premiered: 1998

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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

Premiered: 1965

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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

Premiered: 2010

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The Honeymooners is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About a Couple, Ranked
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Premiered: 1955

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Rules of Engagement is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About a Couple, Ranked
Patrick Warburton, Megyn Price, Oliver Hudson

Premiered: 2007

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The Ghost & Mrs. Mui... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About a Couple, Ranked
HarryBerman added Charles Nelson Reilly, Hope Lange, Reta Shaw

Premiered: 1968

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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

Premiered: 2010

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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

Premiered: 2000

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Santa Clarita Diet is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About a Couple, Ranked
Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Ricardo Chavira

Premiered: 2017

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Love Life is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About a Couple, Ranked
Anna Kendrick, Zoe Chao, Sasha Compère

Premiered: 2020

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Don't Trust the B---- in... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About a Couple, Ranked
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Premiered: 2012

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You're the Worst is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About a Couple, Ranked
Chris Geere, Aya Cash, Desmin Borges

Premiered: 2014

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Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, Molly Shannon

Premiered: 2016

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Love is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About a Couple, Ranked
Gillian Jacobs, Paul Rust, Claudia O'Doherty

Premiered: 2016

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Catastrophe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About a Couple, Ranked
Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney

Premiered: 2015

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