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The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked 

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Updated March 24, 2020 1.5k votes 317 voters 16.4k views 28 items

List Rules Vote 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.

 

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New Girl is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield

Premiered: 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
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Friends is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

Premiered: 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
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How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders

Premiered: 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 ...more
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The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan

Premiered: 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 ...more
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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

Premiered: 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
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Three's Company is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers

Premiered: 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
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Two and a Half Men is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher, Angus T. Jones

Premiered: 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
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2 Broke Girls is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris

Premiered: 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 ...more
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Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally

Premiered: 1998

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, ...more
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Drake & Josh is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Drake Bell, Josh Peck, Miranda Cosgrove

Premiered: 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) ...more
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The Odd Couple is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Jack Klugman, Tony Randall, Penny Marshall

Premiered: 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 ...more
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It's Always Sunny in Phi... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney

Premiered: 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 ...more
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Laverne & Shirley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, David L. Lander

Premiered: 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, ...more
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Mork & Mindy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Robin Williams, Pam Dawber, Ralph James

Premiered: 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 ...more
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Beef House is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Premiered: 2020

Beef House (Adult Swim, 2020) is an American comedy television series created by and starring Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. Each week Tim, a laid-back rock-and-roll slacker, and his best ...more
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Perfect Strangers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Melanie Wilson

Premiered: 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
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmid... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess

Premiered: 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
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Who's the Boss? is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Tony Danza, Judith Light, Alyssa Milano

Premiered: 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
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Bosom Buddies is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari, Donna Dixon

Premiered: 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 ...more
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Don't Trust the B---- in... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Krysten Ritter, Dreama Walker, Michael Blaiklock

Premiered: 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 ...more
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Peep Show is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Matt King

Premiered: 2003

Peep Show is a British sitcom starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. The television programme is written by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain, with additional material by Mitchell and Webb, amongst ...more
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The Odd Couple is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Matthew Perry, Thomas Lennon, Lindsay Sloane

Premiered: 2015

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 ...more
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Two Guys and a Girl is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Traylor Howard, Ryan Reynolds, Richard Ruccolo

Premiered: 1998

Two Guys and a Girl is an American sitcom created by Kenny Schwartz and Danny Jacobson. It was originally broadcast on ABC from March 10, 1998, to May 16, 2001. Eighty-one episodes were aired ...more
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Girls is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke

Premiered: 2012

Girls (HBO, 2012) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Lena Dunham. Cut off from her parents, an aspiring writer (Dunham) navigates life in New York City with her three ...more
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Roommates is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Roommates Felicia Day, Tamera Mowry, Dorian Brown

Premiered: 2009

Roommates is an American television sitcom developed by ABC Family and Acme Productions that premiered on March 23, 2009. On April 29, 2009, it was announced that Roommates would not return for ...more