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The Best Comedy Shows About a Couple, Ranked

Updated January 14, 2021 2.0k votes 330 voters 15.3k views26 items

List RulesVote 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

    Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz

    Premiered1951

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    Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York

    Premiered1964

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    Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore

    Premiered1961

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  • I Dream of Jeannie4
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    Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman

    Premiered1965

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    Robin Williams, Pam Dawber

    Premiered1978

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  • Dharma & Greg6
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    Jenna Elfman, Thomas Gibson

    Premiered1997

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  • Mad About You7
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    Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt

    Premiered1992

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    Kevin James, Leah Remini

    Premiered1998

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    Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor

    Premiered1965

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    Billy Gardell, Melissa McCarthy

    Premiered2010

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  • Rules of Engagement11
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    Patrick Warburton, Megyn Price

    Premiered2007

    Rules of Engagement is a sitcom that ran on CBS from February 5, 2007, to May 20, 2013,...  more
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    Jackie Gleason, Art Carney

    Premiered1955

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    Krysten Ritter, Dreama Walker

    Premiered2012

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    Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany

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    Leslie Odom Jr., Nicolette Robinson

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    Charles Nelson Reilly, Hope Lange

    Premiered1968

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    Ariane Labed, Thalissa Teixeira

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    Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph

    Premiered2018

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    Anna Kendrick, Zoe Chao

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    Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church

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    Anthony Clark, Liza Snyder

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    Melissa Joan Hart, Joey Lawrence

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    Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney

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