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The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows 

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List Rules Great romantic comedy TV shows.

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

Number of Seasons: 10

Number of Episodes: 236

Network: NBC

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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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

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 184

Network: CBS

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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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

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 33

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

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 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

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 135

Network: CBS

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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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

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 181

Network: American Broadcasting Company, NBC

Scrubs is an American medical comedy television series created by Bill Lawrence that aired from October 2, 2001 to March 17, 2010 on NBC and later ABC. The series follows the lives of employees ...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

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 91

Network: NBC

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 Mindy Project is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Blowfish added Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ike Barinholtz

Premiered: 2012

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 3

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

The Mindy Project is an American romantic comedy television series that premiered on Fox on September 25, 2012, and airs on Tuesday nights. The series, created by Mindy Kaling, is co-produced by ...more
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The Office is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 201

Network: Global Television Network, NBC

The Office is an American television comedy series that aired on NBC from March 24, 2005 to May 16, 2013. It is an adaptation of the BBC series of the same name. The Office was adapted for ...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

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 94

Network: HBO

This show is an American television romantic sitcom created by Darren Star and produced by HBO. Broadcast from 1998 until 2004, the original run of the show had a total of 94 episodes. ...more
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Hart of Dixie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
gana added Rachel Bilson, Jaime King, Cress Williams

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 32

Network: The CW Television Network

Hart of Dixie is an American comedy-drama television series that aired on The CW from September 26, 2011 to March 27, 2015. The series, created by Leila Gerstein, stars Rachel Bilson as Dr. Zoe ...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

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 17

Network: ABC Family

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
12
Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
trouble added Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent

Premiered: 1964

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 254

Network: American Broadcasting Company

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
13
The Nanny is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Beaniebaby added Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, Daniel Davis

Premiered: 1993

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 146

Network: CBS

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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Melissa & Joey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
DươngĐặng added Melissa Joan Hart, Joey Lawrence, Taylor Spreitler

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 51

Network: ABC Family

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
15
Pretty Little Liars is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 72

Network: ABC Family

Pretty Little Liars is an American teen drama mystery–thriller television series loosely based on the popular book series of the same title, written by Sara Shepard. The show premiered on June ...more
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I Love Lucy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Blowfish added Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance

Premiered: 1951

Number of Seasons: 6

Network: CBS

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
17
I Dream of Jeannie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Juliette Enderle added Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily

Premiered: 1965

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 139

Network: NBC

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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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

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 207

Network: CBS

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

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 22

Network: American Broadcasting Company

Pushing Daisies is an American fantasy comedy-drama television series created by Bryan Fuller that aired on ABC from October 3, 2007, to June 13, 2009. The series stars Lee Pace as Ned, a ...more
20
Desperate Housewives is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Beaniebaby added Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross

Premiered: 2004

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 180

Network: American Broadcasting Company, Lifetime Television

Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama-mystery series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. It aired Sundays at 9 P.M. Eastern/8 P.M. ...more
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Mike & Molly is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Billy Gardell, Melissa McCarthy, Reno Wilson

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 22

Network: CBS

Mike & Molly is an American sitcom created by Mark Roberts which premiered on CBS on September 20, 2010. The series stars Billy Gardell and Melissa McCarthy as the eponymous Mike and Molly, ...more
22
You're the Worst is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
fanasapeles added Chris Geere, Aya Cash, Desmin Borges

Premiered: 2014

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 10

Network: FX

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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Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Ranker Anime added Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally

Premiered: 1998

Number of Seasons: 10

Number of Episodes: 228

Network: NBC, Lifetime Television

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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Remington Steele is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Blowfish added Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan, Doris Roberts

Premiered: 1982

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 94

Network: NBC

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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Bones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 166

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

Bones is an American procedural comedy-drama television series that premiered on Fox in the United States on September 13, 2005. The show is based on forensic anthropology and forensic ...more