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The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked

Updated May 21, 2021 2.1k votes 411 voters 21.5k views39 items

List RulesVote up your favorite sitcoms and TV comedies that center around a group of unrelated young adults who share a household.

Put a bunch of larger-than-life characters in cramped living quarters, and the sparks - and laughs - are bound to fly. The best comedy shows about roommates feature friends who love each other... most of the time. This is a list of the greatest funny roommate comedy shows including everything from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia to Two and a Half Men to New Girl.

What sitcoms will you find on this list of the best funny shows about roommates? The beloved show Friends won over viewers across the country, who tuned in each week to see what type of trouble Joey, Chandler, Monica, Rachel, Ross, and Phoebe would find themselves in. New Girl is another hilarious TV series about roommates. Sheldon Cooper may not be anyone's first choice for a roommate, but his persnickety nature leads to lots of laughs on The Big Bang Theory. Other good series featured on this roundup of the best roommate TV series include The Golden Girls, Three's Company, and The Odd Couple.

Which comedy show about roommates is your favorite? Vote your personal picks up to the top of the list, and please add any great sitcoms that are missing.


  • 1

    New Girl

    Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson

    PremieredSeptember 20, 2011

    New Girl (Fox, 2011) is an American sitcom television series created by Elizabeth Meriwether. A quirky teacher (Zooey Deschanel) moves into a Los Angeles loft with three men (Jake Johnson, Max...  more
  • 2


    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox

    PremieredSeptember 22, 1994

    Friends (NBC, 1994) is an American sitcom television series created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman. The personal and professional lives of six friends (Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa...  more
  • 3

    How I Met Your Mother

    Josh Radnor, Jason Segel

    PremieredSeptember 19, 2005

    How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 2005) is an American sitcom created by Craig Thomas and Carter Bays. Through a series of flashbacks, Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) recounts to his children the journey he and...  more
  • 4

    The Big Bang Theory

    Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

    PremieredSeptember 24, 2007

    The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 2007) is an American television sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady. A woman (Kaley Cuoco) who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but...  more
  • 5

    The Golden Girls

    Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan

    PremieredSeptember 14, 1985

    The Golden Girls is an American sitcom, created by Susan Harris, that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 9, 1992. Starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle...  more
  • 6

    2 Broke Girls

    Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs

    PremieredSeptember 19, 2011

    2 Broke Girls (CBS, 2011) is an American television sitcom created by Michael Patrick King and Whitney Cummings. Friends Max Black (Kat Dennings) and Caroline Channing (Beth Behrs) work in a Brooklyn...  more
  • 7

    Three's Company

    Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers

    PremieredMarch 15, 1977

    Three's Company is an American sitcom that aired from March 15, 1977 to September 18, 1984 on ABC. It is based on the British sitcom Man About the House. The story revolves around three single...  more
  • 8

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

    Danny DeVito, Charlie Day

    PremieredAugust 4, 2005

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX, 2005) is an American television sitcom created by Rob McElhenney. A group of five depraved underachievers: twins Dennis Reynolds (Glenn Howerton) and Deandra...  more
  • 9

    The Odd Couple

    Tony Randall, Jack Klugman

    PremieredSeptember 24, 1970

    The Odd Couple, formally titled onscreen Neil Simon's The Odd Couple, is an American television situation comedy broadcast from September 24, 1970, to March 7, 1975, on ABC. It stars Tony Randall as...  more
  • 10

    Will & Grace

    Eric McCormack, Debra Messing

    PremieredSeptember 28, 2017

    Will & Grace is an American sitcom, based on the relationship between Will Truman and Grace Adler, and is set in New York City. It was broadcast on NBC from September 21, 1998 to May 18, 2006, for a...  more
  • 11

    Two and a Half Men

    Jon Cryer, Charlie Sheen

    PremieredSeptember 22, 2003

    Two and a Half Men is an American television sitcom that began broadcast on CBS on September 22, 2003 and ended on February 19, 2015 after twelve seasons. Originally starring Charlie Sheen, Jon...  more
  • 12

    Perfect Strangers

    Mark Linn-Baker, Bronson Pinchot

    PremieredMarch 25, 1986

    Perfect Strangers is an American sitcom that ran for eight seasons from March 25, 1986, to August 6, 1993, on the ABC television network. Created by Dale McRaven, the series chronicles the rocky...  more
  • 13

    Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23

    Krysten Ritter, Dreama Walker

    PremieredApril 11, 2012

    Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (ABC, 2012) is an American sitcom created by Nahnatchka Khan. Chloe is a New York party girl with the morals of a pirate. She causes trouble for her naive small...  more
  • 14

    Laverne & Shirley

    Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams

    PremieredJanuary 27, 1976

    Laverne & Shirley is an American television sitcom that ran on ABC from January 27, 1976 to May 10, 1983. It starred Penny Marshall as Laverne De Fazio and Cindy Williams as Shirley Feeney, single...  more
  • 15

    Mork & Mindy

    Robin Williams, Pam Dawber

    PremieredSeptember 14, 1978

    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 egg-shaped...  more
  • 16

    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

    Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess

    PremieredMarch 6, 2015

    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television sitcom created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. After being rescued from a doomsday cult, an optimistic young woman (Ellie...  more
  • 17

    Bosom Buddies

    Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari

    PremieredNovember 27, 1980

    Bosom Buddies is an American sitcom starring Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari created by Robert L. Boyett, Thomas L. Miller and Chris Thompson. It ran from 1980 to 1982 on ABC and in reruns in the summer...  more
  • 18

    Drake & Josh

    Drake Bell, Josh Peck

    PremieredJanuary 11, 2004

    Drake & Josh (Nickelodeon, 2004) is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider. Despite having opposite personalities, stepbrothers Drake Parker (Drake Bell) and Josh Nichols (Josh Peck) get into...  more
  • 19

    Who's the Boss?

    Judith Light, Tony Danza

    PremieredSeptember 20, 1984

    Who's the Boss? is an American sitcom created by Martin Cohan and Blake Hunter, which aired on ABC from September 20, 1984 to April 25, 1992. Produced by Embassy Television, in association with...  more
  • 20

    The Dress Up Gang

    Donny Divanian, Cory Loykasek


    The Dress Up Gang (TBS, 2020) is an American comedy television series created by Donny Divanian and Cory Loykasek. Donny and Cory are roommates who look out for each other. Donny, a responsible adult...  more
  • 21

    The Odd Couple

    Matthew Perry, Thomas Lennon


    The Odd Couple is an American multi-camera television sitcom that premiered on February 19, 2015, on CBS. It is the sixth screen production based on the 1965 play written by Neil Simon, preceded by...  more
  • 22


    Rose Matafeo, Nikesh Patel


    Starstruck (HBO Max, 2021) is a British comedy series created by Rose Matafeo. The series follows about a 20-something New Zealand woman living in Hackney, London juggling two dead-end jobs, but...  more
  • 23

    Flatbush Misdemeanors

    Dan Perlman, Kevin Iso

    PremieredMay 23, 2021

    Flatbush Misdemeanors (Showtime, 2021) is an American comedy series created by Kevin Iso and Dan Perlman. The series follows longtime friends Dan and Kevin as they adjust to their new surroundings in...  more
  • 24

    Five Bedrooms

    Kat Stewart, Stephen Peacocke

    PremieredNovember 20, 2017

    Five Bedrooms (Peacock, 2020) is an Australian comedy drama television series created by Michael Lucas and Christine Bartlett. Five Bedrooms tells the story of five different people at different...  more
  • 25

    Moonbase 8

    John C. Reilly, Tim Heidecker

    PremieredNovember 8, 2020

    Moonbase 8 (Showtime, 2020) is an American sci-fi comedy series created by Jonathan Krisel and Tim Heidecker. The series follows three subpar astronauts living in NASA’s Moon Base Simulator in the...  more