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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 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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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Juliette Enderle added Cheers 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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Friends is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Ranker Anime added Friends 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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Mad About You is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Blowfish added Mad About You 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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How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Chris Abraham added How I Met Your Mother 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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Dharma & Greg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Juliette Enderle added Dharma & Greg 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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Love, American Style is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Juliette Enderle added Love, American Style 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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Pushing Daisies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Blowfish added Pushing Daisies 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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Northern Exposure is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
penguinchick added Northern Exposure 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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New Girl is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
ChouaibHamli added New Girl 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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That Girl is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Juliette Enderle added That Girl 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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The Mindy Project is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Blowfish added The Mindy Project 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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Mike & Molly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Mike & Molly 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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Who's the Boss? is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Blowfish added Who's the Boss? 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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Chuck is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
jayborden83 added Chuck 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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The Office is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
The Office 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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Juliette Enderle added Here Come the Brides 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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Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Sex and the City Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis Sex and the City 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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Wings is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
buzzy added Wings 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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I Dream of Jeannie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Juliette Enderle added I Dream of Jeannie 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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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Beaniebaby added The Big Bang Theory 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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Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Gabby Gellerman added Scrubs 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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Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
trouble added Bewitched 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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Remington Steele is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Blowfish added Remington Steele 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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Melissa & Joey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
DươngĐặng added Melissa & Joey 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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Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Ranker Anime added Will & Grace 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

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Ally McBeal is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Ranker Anime added Ally McBeal 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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Desperate Housewives is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Beaniebaby added Desperate Housewives 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) 28 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Pretty Little Liars 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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Greek is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Ranker Anime added Greek 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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He & She is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Juliette Enderle added He & She 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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Baby Daddy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
alissa5320 added Baby Daddy 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) 32 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Ranker Anime added The King of Queens 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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Hart of Dixie is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
gana added Hart of Dixie 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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The Love Boat is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Sam I Am added The Love Boat 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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You're the Worst is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
fanasapeles added You're the Worst 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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I Love Lucy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Blowfish added I Love Lucy 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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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
LanaYoshii added Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 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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Rules of Engagement is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Blowfish added Rules of Engagement Patrick Warburton, Megyn Price, Oliver Hudson Rules of Engagement is a sitcom that ran on CBS from February 5, 2007, to May 20, 2013, originally airing as a mid-season replacement. The series was produced by Adam Sandler's Happy Madison ...more

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bones is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
bones Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin Bones is an American crime 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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Cougar Town is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Beaniebaby added Cougar Town 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) 41 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Beaniebaby added The Nanny 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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Ned & Stacey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
buzzy added Ned & Stacey 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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Drop Dead Diva is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Beaniebaby added Drop Dead Diva 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) 44 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Ranker Anime added Ugly Betty 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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Miranda is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
fanasapeles added Miranda 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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Hit the Floor is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Hit the Floor 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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Please Like Me is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
LanaYoshii added Please Like Me 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) 48 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Beaniebaby added The Starter Wife 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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Girlfriends is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Beaniebaby added Girlfriends 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) 50 on the list The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows
Beaniebaby added As Time Goes By 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