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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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How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Chris Abraham added 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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Friends is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Ranker Anime added 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) 3 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
ChouaibHamli added 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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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Juliette Enderle added Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger
Cheers is an American sitcom that ran for eleven seasons between 1982 and 1993. The show was produced by Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions in association with Paramount Network Television for ...more
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Mad About You is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Blowfish added Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt, John Pankow
Mad About You is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 23, 1992, to May 24, 1999. The show starred Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt as a newly married couple in New York City.
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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
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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Dharma & Greg is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Juliette Enderle added Jenna Elfman, Thomas Gibson, Joel Murray
Dharma & Greg is an American television sitcom that aired from September 24, 1997, to April 30, 2002. It stars Jenna Elfman and Thomas Gibson as Dharma and Greg Montgomery, a couple who got ...more
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Who's the Boss? is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Blowfish added 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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Pushing Daisies is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Blowfish added Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride
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
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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Beaniebaby added 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 Office is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer
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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Northern Exposure is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
penguinchick added Rob Morrow, Janine Turner, Barry Corbin
Northern Exposure is an American television series that ran on CBS from 1990 to 1995, with a total of 110 episodes. It dealt with a New York City physician, Dr. Joel Fleischman, who is sent to ...more
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Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Gabby Gellerman added Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke
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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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
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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Love, American Style is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Juliette Enderle added Jo Anne Worley, Phyllis Davis, Carol Wayne
Love, American Style is a comedic television anthology, which was produced by Paramount Television and originally aired between 1969 and 1974. For the 1971 and 1972 seasons it was a part of an ...more
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The Mindy Project is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Blowfish added Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ike Barinholtz
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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Desperate Housewives is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Beaniebaby added Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross
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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Pretty Little Liars is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale
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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Mike & Molly is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Billy Gardell, Melissa McCarthy, Reno Wilson
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
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Greek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Ranker Anime added Clark Duke, Scott Michael Foster, Spencer Grammer
Greek is an American comedy-drama television series that ran from July 9, 2007 to March 7, 2011 on ABC Family. The series follows students of the fictitious Cyprus-Rhodes University, located in ...more
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Hart of Dixie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
gana added Rachel Bilson, Jaime King, Cress Williams
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) 22 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
alissa5320 added Chelsea Kane, Tahj Mowry, Jean-Luc Bilodeau
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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The King of Queens is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Ranker Anime added Kevin James, Leah Remini, Jerry Stiller
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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Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis
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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Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Ranker Anime added 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