Comedies The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked  

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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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Friends is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow Friends is an American television sitcom, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which originally aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004. It lasted ten seasons and is now in ...more

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New Girl is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield New Girl is an American sitcom television series that premiered on Fox on September 20, 2011. Developed by Elizabeth Meriwether under the working title Chicks & Dicks, the series revolves ...more

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The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan 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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How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom that originally ran on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in ...more

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Three's Company is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers 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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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the show along with Steven Molaro. All three also serve as head ...more

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The Odd Couple is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Jack Klugman, Tony Randall, Penny Marshall 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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Laverne & Shirley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, David L. Lander 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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Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally 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 Drake and Josh are two guys with different personalities. REALLY different. Going to the same school is about the only thing they have in common. But that's about to change--in a BIG way. See, ...more

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Perfect Strangers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Melanie Wilson 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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It's Always Sunny in Philadelp... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX, 2005) is an American television sitcom created by Rob McElhenney. The series follows "The Gang", a group of five depraved underachievers: twins ...more

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Two and a Half Men is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher, Angus T. Jones 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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Who's the Boss? is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Tony Danza, Judith Light, Alyssa Milano 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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Mork & Mindy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Robin Williams, Pam Dawber, Ralph James 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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2 Broke Girls is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris 2 Broke Girls is an American television sitcom created for Warner Bros. Television by Michael Patrick King and Whitney Cummings. It premiered in the United States on CBS on September 2011, and ...more

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Roommates is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Roommates Felicia Day, Tamera Mowry, Dorian Brown 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

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is an American sitcom created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock and starring Ellie Kemper that has streamed on Netflix since March 6, 2015. Originally set for a 13-episode ...more

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Two Guys and a Girl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Traylor Howard, Ryan Reynolds, Richard Ruccolo 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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Peep Show is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Matt King 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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Man About the House is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Richard O'Sullivan, Yootha Joyce, Sally Thomsett Man About the House is a British sitcom starring Richard O'Sullivan, Sally Thomsett, and Paula Wilcox with Yootha Joyce and Brian Murphy, that was broadcast for six series on ITV from 15 August ...more

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Mulaney is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
John Mulaney, Nasim Pedrad, Seaton Smith Mulaney is an American sitcom television series that ran for one season from October 2014 to March 2015 on Fox. It was created by stand-up comedian and former Saturday Night Live writer John ...more

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Bosom Buddies is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari, Donna Dixon 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 Apart... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Krysten Ritter, Dreama Walker, Michael Blaiklock Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 is an American sitcom created by Nahnatchka Khan that aired on ABC in the United States from April 11, 2012, to January 15, 2013. The series originally ...more

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The Odd Couple is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Matthew Perry, Thomas Lennon, Lindsay Sloane 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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Girls is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke Girls is an American television series that premiered on HBO on April 15, 2012. Created by and starring Lena Dunham, Girls is a comedy-drama following a close group of twenty-somethings living ...more

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Spaced is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked
Jessica Hynes, Simon Pegg, Julia Deakin Spaced is a British television sitcom written by and starring Jessica Stevenson and Simon Pegg, and directed by Edgar Wright. Two series of seven episodes each were broadcast in 1999 and 2001 on ...more