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The Best Comedy Shows About Roommates, Ranked

Updated November 6, 2020 2.0k votes 357 voters 18.5k views31 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 Girl
    130
    62

    New Girl

    Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson

    Premiered2011

    New Girl (Fox, 2011) is an American sitcom television series created by Elizabeth Meriwether.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 2
    Friends
    127
    72

    Friends

    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox

    Premiered1994

    Friends (NBC, 1994) is an American sitcom television series created by David Crane and Marta... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 3
    How I Met Your Mother
    110
    61

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 4
    The Golden Girls
    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 5
    The Big Bang Theory
    91
    62

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 6
    Who's the Boss?
    54
    29

    Who's the Boss?

    Tony Danza, Judith Light

    Premiered1984

    Who's the Boss? is an American sitcom created by Martin Cohan and Blake Hunter, which aired on... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 7
    Three's Company
    57
    34

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    2 Broke Girls
    55
    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 9
    Will & Grace
    50
    42

    Will & Grace

    Eric McCormack, Debra Messing

    Premiered1998

    Will & Grace is an American sitcom, based on the relationship between Will Truman and Grace... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    Two and a Half Men
    48
    41

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 11
    The Odd Couple
    36
    26

    The Odd Couple

    Jack Klugman, Tony Randall

    Premiered1970

    The Odd Couple, formally titled onscreen Neil Simon's The Odd Couple, is an American... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    Laverne & Shirley
    34
    28

    Laverne & Shirley

    Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams

    Premiered1976

    Laverne & Shirley is an American television sitcom that ran on ABC from January 27, 1976 to... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    Mork & Mindy
    30
    23

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
    33
    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 15
    Drake & Josh
    44
    44

    Drake & Josh

    Drake Bell, Josh Peck

    Premiered2004

    Drake & Josh (Nickelodeon, 2004) is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider. Despite... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 16
    The Dress Up Gang
    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 17
    Perfect Strangers
    27
    23

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 18
    Five Bedrooms
    0
    0

    Five Bedrooms

    Kat Stewart, Stephen Peacocke

    Premiered2020

    Five Bedrooms (Peacock, 2020) is an Australian comedy drama television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 19
    Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
    26
    24

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 20
    Moonbase 8
    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 21
    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    16
    12

    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

    Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski

    Premiered2015

    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television sitcom created by Tina... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 22
    Beef House
    0
    2

    Beef House

    Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim

    Premiered2020

    Beef House (Adult Swim, 2020) is an American comedy television series created by and starring... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    Bosom Buddies
    24
    23

    Bosom Buddies

    Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari

    Premiered1980

    Bosom Buddies is an American sitcom starring Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari created by Robert L.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 24
    Peep Show
    13
    12

    Peep Show

    David Mitchell, Robert Webb

    Premiered2003

    Peep Show is a British sitcom starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. The television... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 25
    Two Guys and a Girl
    9
    9

    Two Guys and a Girl

    Traylor Howard, Ryan Reynolds

    Premiered1998

    Two Guys and a Girl is an American sitcom created by Kenny Schwartz and Danny Jacobson. It was... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button