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The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows

Updated October 14, 2020 80.3k votes 6.2k voters 328.9k views81 items

List RulesVote 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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  • 1
    I Love Lucy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
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    I Love Lucy

    Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz

    Premiered1951

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    The Nanny is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
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    The Nanny

    Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy

    Premiered1993

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    The King of Queens is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
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    The King of Queens

    Kevin James, Leah Remini

    Premiered1998

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    Hart of Dixie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
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    Hart of Dixie

    Rachel Bilson, Jaime King

    Premiered2011

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    The Office is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
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    The Office

    Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson

    Premiered2005

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  • 6
    Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
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    Bewitched

    Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York

    Premiered1964

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  • 7
    Friends is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
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    Friends

    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox

    Premiered1994

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    Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
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    Sex and the City

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall

    Premiered1998

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    New Girl is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
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    New Girl

    Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson

    Premiered2011

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    Ugly Betty is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
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    Ugly Betty

    America Ferrera, Eric Mabius

    Premiered2006

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  • 11
    Baby Daddy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
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    Baby Daddy

    Chelsea Kane, Tahj Mowry

    Premiered2012

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    The Love Boat is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
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    The Love Boat

    Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell

    Premiered1977

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  • 13
    Bones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
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    Bones

    Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz

    Premiered2005

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  • 14
    Chuck is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
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    Chuck

    Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski

    Premiered2007

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    Ally McBeal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
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    Ally McBeal

    Calista Flockhart, Greg Germann

    Premiered1997

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    How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
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    How I Met Your Mother

    Josh Radnor, Jason Segel

    Premiered2005

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    Remington Steele is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
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    Remington Steele

    Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan

    Premiered1982

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    I Dream of Jeannie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
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    I Dream of Jeannie

    Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman

    Premiered1965

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    GRΣΣK is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
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    GRΣΣK

    Clark Duke, Jacob Zachar

    Premiered2007

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    Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
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    Will & Grace

    Eric McCormack, Debra Messing

    Premiered1998

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    Rules of Engagement is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
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    Rules of Engagement

    Patrick Warburton, Megyn Price

    Premiered2007

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    Girlfriends is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
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    Girlfriends

    Tracee Ellis Ross, Golden Brooks

    Premiered2000

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    Wings is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
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    Wings

    Tim Daly, Steven Weber

    Premiered1990

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    As Time Goes By is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
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    As Time Goes By

    Judi Dench, Geoffrey Palmer

    Premiered1992

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    Drop Dead Diva is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
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    Drop Dead Diva

    Brooke Elliott, Margaret Cho

    Premiered2009

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