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The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows 

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List Rules Vote up your favorite comedy shows that feature strong relationships handled with humor.

The very best romantic comedy shows on television are a little bit of funny and a whole lotta love. Popular romantic comedy TV shows have been a staple of television for years, and there's no sign of that stopping anytime soon. But there's often debate about what is the most entertaining romantic comedy show of all time.

On this list of top TV series with romance, you'll find good, even great, romantic sitcoms and popular comedies like New Girl, Sex and the City, and The Mindy Project. The best TV romcoms feature genuine chemistry, love triangles, and even hilariously awkward moments (The Office has all three!). 

Romantic comedy TV shows attract viewers of all ages, though the vast majority of them seem to portray characters in their twenties or thirties. Both Friends and How I Met Your Mother for instance, depict a group of friends living in New York City and trying to make their way through love and life. Despite their formulaic premise, they were both excellent shows - with the exception of HIMYM's final season (Let's not talk about that).

So help settle the argument over what's the best romantic comedy of all time by voting for your favorites on the list below. If you don't see a particular romcom, be sure to add it so other fans can vote on it. if  you're unfamiliar with a show mentioned below, you can click on it to see its top billed cast, creator, and premiere date when available. And if these top romantic comedy TV shows interest you, then be sure to check out these great romcom movies.

 

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Friends is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Ranker Anime added 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) 2 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Chris Abraham added 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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New Girl is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
ChouaibHamli added 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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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Beaniebaby added 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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Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Gabby Gellerman added Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke

Premiered: 2001

Scrubs (NBC, 2001) is an American medical comedy-drama television series created by Bill Lawrence. In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, intern John "J.D." Dorian (Zach Braff) ...more
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Chuck is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
jayborden83 added Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez

Premiered: 2007

Chuck (NBC, 2007) is an American action-comedy/spy-drama television series created by Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak. When a twenty-something computer geek (Zachary Levi) inadvertently downloads ...more
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The Nanny is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Beaniebaby added Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, Daniel Davis

Premiered: 1993

The Nanny is an American television sitcom originally aired on CBS from 1993 to 1999, starring Fran Drescher as Fran Fine, a Jewish Queens native who becomes the nanny of three children from the ...more
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The Office is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski

Premiered: 2005

The Office (NBC, 2005) is an American mockumentary sitcom television series developed by Greg Daniels, based on the 2001 British series. Led by manager Michael Scott (Steve Carell), the office ...more
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Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis

Premiered: 1998

Sex and the City (HBO, 1998) is an American romantic comedy-drama television series created by Darren Star, based on the 1997 book by Candace Bushnell. Four female New Yorkers (Sarah Jessica ...more
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The Mindy Project is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Blowfish added Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ike Barinholtz

Premiered: 2012

The Mindy Project (Fox, 2012) is an American romantic comedy television series created by Mindy Kaling. A young OB-GYN doctor (Kaling) balances her personal and professional life, surrounded by ...more
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Baby Daddy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
alissa5320 added Chelsea Kane, Tahj Mowry, Jean-Luc Bilodeau

Premiered: 2012

Baby Daddy is an ABC Family original comedy television series that premiered on June 20, 2012. The series follows Ben, a man in his twenties, who gets the surprise of his life when a one-night ...more
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Hart of Dixie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
gana added Rachel Bilson, Jaime King, Cress Williams

Premiered: 2011

Hart of Dixie (The CW, 2011) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Leila Gerstein. Rachel Bilson stars as Dr. Zoe Hart, a New Yorker who, after her dreams of becoming a heart ...more
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Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
trouble added Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent

Premiered: 1964

Bewitched is an American TV situation comedy fantasy which was broadcast for eight seasons on ABC from 1964 to 1972. It was created by Sol Saks under executive director Harry Ackerman, and ...more
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I Love Lucy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Blowfish added Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance

Premiered: 1951

I Love Lucy is an American television sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley. The black-and-white series originally ran from October 15, 1951, to May 6, ...more
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Melissa & Joey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
DươngĐặng added Melissa Joan Hart, Joey Lawrence, Taylor Spreitler

Premiered: 2010

Melissa & Joey is an ABC Family original television series starring Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence that premiered on August 17, 2010. The series follows local politician Mel Burke and ...more
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I Dream of Jeannie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Juliette Enderle added Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily

Premiered: 1965

I Dream of Jeannie is an American sitcom with a fantastical premise. The show starred Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie, and Larry Hagman as an astronaut who becomes her master, with whom ...more
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Pretty Little Liars is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale

Premiered: 2010

Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family, 2010) is an American teen drama mystery–thriller television series developed by I. Marlene King, loosely based on the novel series by Sara Shepard. When their ...more
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The King of Queens is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Ranker Anime added Kevin James, Leah Remini, Jerry Stiller

Premiered: 1998

The King of Queens is an American sitcom that originally ran on CBS from September 21, 1998, to May 14, 2007. The show was produced by Hanley Productions and CBS Productions, CBS Paramount ...more
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Pushing Daisies is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Blowfish added Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride

Premiered: 2007

Pushing Daisies (ABC, 2007) is an American fantasy comedy-drama television series created by Bryan Fuller. A pie-maker (Lee Pace) with the ability to reanimate the dead teams up with his ...more
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Remington Steele is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Blowfish added Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan, Doris Roberts

Premiered: 1982

Remington Steele is an American television series co-created by Robert Butler and Michael Gleason. The series, starring Stephanie Zimbalist and Pierce Brosnan, was produced by MTM Enterprises ...more
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Desperate Housewives is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Beaniebaby added Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross

Premiered: 2004

Desperate Housewives (ABC, 2004) is an American mystery comedy-drama television series created by Marc Cherry. Secrets and truths unfold through the lives of female friends (Teri Hatcher, ...more
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Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Ranker Anime added 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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Mike & Molly is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Billy Gardell, Melissa McCarthy, Reno Wilson

Premiered: 2010

Mike & Molly (2010, CBS) is an American sitcom created by Mark Roberts. The series stars Billy Gardell and Melissa McCarthy as the eponymous Mike and Molly, a couple who meet in a Chicago ...more
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You're the Worst is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
fanasapeles added Chris Geere, Aya Cash, Desmin Borges

Premiered: 2014

You're the Worst (FXX, 2014) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Stephen Falk. Jimmy (Chris Geere), a self-involved writer, and Gretchen (Aya Cash), a self-destructive Los ...more
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Bones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin

Premiered: 2005

Bones (Fox, 2005) is an American procedural comedy-drama television series created by Hart Hanson. Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and cocky ...more