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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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Wings is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
buzzy added Tim Daly, Steven Weber, Crystal Bernard
Wings is an American sitcom that ran on NBC from April 19, 1990, to May 21, 1997. Starring Tim Daly and Steven Weber as brothers Joe and Brian Hackett, the show is set at the fictional "Tom ...more
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You're the Worst is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
fanasapeles added Chris Geere, Aya Cash, Desmin Borges
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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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
LanaYoshii added Rachel Bloom, Vincent Rodriguez III, Santino Fontana
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW, 2015) is an American romantic musical comedy-drama television series created by Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna. After bumping into her first love, a New York ...more
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Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
trouble added Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent
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 Dream of Jeannie is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Juliette Enderle added Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily
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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That Girl is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Juliette Enderle added Marlo Thomas, Ruth Buzzi, Bernie Kopell
That Girl is an American sitcom that ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971. It starred Marlo Thomas as the title character Ann Marie, an aspiring actress, who moves from her hometown of Brewster, New ...more
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Remington Steele is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Blowfish added Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan, Doris Roberts
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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The Love Boat is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Sam I Am added Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange
The Love Boat is an American television series set on a cruise ship, which aired on the ABC Television Network from September 24, 1977, until February 27, 1987. The show revolves around the ...more
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Bones is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin
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
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Ally McBeal is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Ranker Anime added Calista Flockhart, Greg Germann, Jane Krakowski
Ally McBeal is an American legal comedy-drama television series, originally aired on Fox from September 8, 1997 to May 20, 2002. Created by David E. Kelley, the series stars Calista Flockhart in ...more
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Cougar Town is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Beaniebaby added Courteney Cox, Christa Miller, Busy Philipps
Cougar Town is an American television sitcom that ran for 102 episodes over six seasons, from September 23, 2009 until March 31, 2015. The first three seasons aired on ABC, with the series ...more
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The Nanny is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Beaniebaby added Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, Daniel Davis
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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I Love Lucy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Blowfish added Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance
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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Drop Dead Diva is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Beaniebaby added Brandy Norwood, April Bowlby, Margaret Cho
Drop Dead Diva is an American legal comedy-drama/fantasy television series that aired on Lifetime from July 12, 2009 to June 22, 2014. The series was created by Josh Berman and produced by Sony ...more
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Ugly Betty is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Ranker Anime added America Ferrera, Eric Mabius, Tony Plana
Ugly Betty is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Silvio Horta, which premiered on ABC on September 28, 2006, and ended on April 14, 2010. The series revolves around the ...more
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Juliette Enderle added Bruce Lee, Joan Blondell, David Soul
Here Come the Brides is an American comedy Western series from Screen Gems that aired on the ABC television network from September 25, 1968 to April 3, 1970. The series was loosely based upon ...more
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Miranda is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
fanasapeles added Miranda Hart, Patricia Hodge, Tom Ellis
Miranda is a British television sitcom written by and starring comedian Miranda Hart. It originally aired on BBC Two from 9 November 2009 and later on BBC One until 1 January 2015, lasting three ...more
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Please Like Me is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
LanaYoshii added Josh Thomas, Thomas Ward, John
Please Like Me is an Australian television comedy drama series starring Josh Thomas. The series premiered on 28 February 2013 on ABC2 in Australia. The show explores realistic issues with ...more
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The Starter Wife is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Beaniebaby added Debra Messing, Judy Davis, Chris Diamantopoulos
The Starter Wife is a USA Network television series based on the miniseries of the same name, and the novel of the same name by Gigi Levangie Grazer. It premiered on October 10, 2008. The series ...more
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Hit the Floor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Dean Cain, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Charlotte Ross
Hit the Floor, originally titled Bounce, is an American drama television series on VH1 series, created by James LaRosa. The series follows Ahsha, a girl who joins the NBA Cheerleading team the ...more
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Girlfriends is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Beaniebaby added Tracee Ellis Ross, Golden Brooks, Persia White
Girlfriends is an American situation comedy that premiered on September 11, 2000, on UPN and aired on UPN's successor network, The CW, before being abruptly cancelled in 2008. The final episode ...more
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As Time Goes By is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Beaniebaby added Judi Dench, Geoffrey Palmer, Moira Brooker
As Time Goes By is a British romantic sitcom that aired on BBC One from 1992 to 2002, with reunion specials in 2005. Starring Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer, it follows the relationship between ...more
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Ned & Stacey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
buzzy added Debra Messing, Marcia Cross, Megan Mullally
Ned & Stacey is an American sitcom that aired on the Fox Broadcasting Company network from 1995 to 1997, starring Thomas Haden Church and Debra Messing as the titular couple.
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He & She is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Juliette Enderle added Paula Prentiss, Richard Benjamin, Kenneth Mars
He & She is an American sitcom that aired on the CBS television network as part of its 1967–1968 lineup, originally sponsored by General Foods and Lever Brothers. He & She is widely ...more
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The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Blowfish added Dwayne Hickman, Bob Denver, Frank Faylen
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from September 29, 1959 to June 5, 1963. The series and several episode scripts were adapted from the "Dobie ...more