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The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked

Updated February 25, 2021 2.0k votes 377 voters 19.9k views34 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.

 

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  • New Girl1
    134
    66

    New Girl

    Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson

    Premiered2011

    New Girl (Fox, 2011) is an American sitcom television series created by Elizabeth Meriwether....  more
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  • Friends2
    135
    71

    Friends

    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox

    Premiered1994

    Friends (NBC, 1994) is an American sitcom television series created by David Crane and Marta...  more
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  • How I Met Your Mother3
    110
    60

    How I Met Your Mother

    Josh Radnor, Jason Segel

    Premiered2005

    How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 2005) is an American sitcom created by Craig Thomas and Carter...  more
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  • The Golden Girls4
    80
    46

    The Golden Girls

    Bea Arthur, Betty White

    Premiered1985

    The Golden Girls is an American sitcom, created by Susan Harris, that originally aired on NBC...  more
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  • The Big Bang Theory5
    90
    63

    The Big Bang Theory

    Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons

    Premiered2007

    The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 2007) is an American television sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and...  more
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  • Three's Company6
    57
    35

    Three's Company

    John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt

    Premiered1977

    Three's Company is an American sitcom that aired from March 15, 1977 to September 18, 1984 on...  more
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  • 2 Broke Girls7
    56
    36

    2 Broke Girls

    Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs

    Premiered2011

    2 Broke Girls (CBS, 2011) is an American television sitcom created by Michael Patrick King and...  more
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  • The Odd Couple8
    32
    19

    The Odd Couple

    Matthew Perry, Thomas Lennon

    Premiered2015

    The Odd Couple is an American multi-camera television sitcom that premiered on February 19,...  more
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  • Two and a Half Men9
    49
    40

    Two and a Half Men

    Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher

    Premiered2003

    Two and a Half Men is an American television sitcom that began broadcast on CBS on September...  more
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  • Will & Grace10
    48
    43

    Will & Grace

    Eric McCormack, Debra Messing

    Premiered1998

    Will & Grace is an American sitcom, based on the relationship between Will Truman and Grace...  more
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  • The Odd Couple11
    35
    27

    The Odd Couple

    Jack Klugman, Tony Randall

    Premiered1970

    The Odd Couple, formally titled onscreen Neil Simon's The Odd Couple, is an American...  more
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  • Mork & Mindy12
    28
    22

    Mork & Mindy

    Robin Williams, Pam Dawber

    Premiered1978

    Mork & Mindy is an American sitcom broadcast from 1978 to 1982 on ABC. It stars Robin Williams...  more
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  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia13
    32
    28

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

    Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton

    Premiered2005

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX, 2005) is an American television sitcom created by Rob...  more
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  • Laverne & Shirley14
    32
    29

    Laverne & Shirley

    Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams

    Premiered1976

    Laverne & Shirley is an American television sitcom that ran on ABC from January 27, 1976 to...  more
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  • Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 2315
    27
    23

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

    Krysten Ritter, Dreama Walker

    Premiered2012

    Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (ABC, 2012) is an American sitcom created by Nahnatchka...  more
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  • Perfect Strangers16
    26
    21

    Perfect Strangers

    Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker

    Premiered1986

    Perfect Strangers is an American sitcom that ran for eight seasons from March 25, 1986, to...  more
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  • The Dress Up Gang17
    0
    0

    The Dress Up Gang

    Donny Divanian, Cory Loykasek

    Premiered2020

    The Dress Up Gang (TBS, 2020) is an American comedy television series created by Donny...  more
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  • Drake & Josh18
    42
    43

    Drake & Josh

    Drake Bell, Josh Peck

    Premiered2004

    Drake & Josh (Nickelodeon, 2004) is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider. Despite...  more
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  • Five Bedrooms19
    0
    0

    Five Bedrooms

    Kat Stewart, Stephen Peacocke

    Premiered2020

    Five Bedrooms (Peacock, 2020) is an Australian comedy drama television series created by...  more
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  • Moonbase 820
    0
    0

    Moonbase 8

    John C. Reilly, Tim Heidecker

    Premiered2020

    Moonbase 8 (Showtime, 2020) is an American sci-fi comedy series created by Jonathan Krisel and...  more
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  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt21
    17
    12

    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

    Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski

    Premiered2015

    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television sitcom created by Tina...  more
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  • Daughter from Another Mother22
    0
    0

    Daughter from Another Mother

    Vicky Araico, Andrew Leland Rogers

    Premiered2021

    Daughter from Another Mother (Netflix, 2021) is a Spanish comedy drama created by Carolina...  more
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  • Millennials23
    0
    0

    Millennials

    Philip Bolden, Teresa Celeste

    Premiered2021

    Millennials (ALLBLK, 2021) is an American comedy series created by Oren Williams and Rugg...  more
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  • Trigonometry24
    0
    1

    Trigonometry

    Ariane Labed, Thalissa Teixeira

    Premiered2020

    Trigonometry (HBO Max, 2020) is a British romantic comedy-drama created by Duncan Macmillan...  more
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  • Bosom Buddies25
    23
    22

    Bosom Buddies

    Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari

    Premiered1980

    Bosom Buddies is an American sitcom starring Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari created by Robert L....  more
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