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Everyone's got at least one of them and that's why we love to watch TV shows about best friends. Whether you're talking about a TV show like The Wonder Years that features two buddies growing up like Kevin Arnold and Paul Pfeiffer or more adult fare like the aptly named Friends, there are hundreds of examples of TV shows about friends to watch on television. What TV shows about BFFs can you think of?

This list compiles the very best shows about best friends by getting rid of the formulaic fluff found on television and focusing on the truly good shows we all know and love. Shows like Seinfeld may be "about nothing" but when you strip away that so-called premise, the series is all about the friendship and wacky adventures of Jerry, George, Kramer, and Elaine. Whether your interests lie in watching a TV show about childhood best friends, folks in their twenties, senior citizens, or platonic best friends, there are plenty of TV shows about best friends to watch! 

For more recommendations on good shows about best friends, browse this list and feel free to add any similar shows you think are missing!

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How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Best Friends
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 Greatest TV Shows About Best 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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Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Best Friends
Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards Seinfeld is an American television sitcom that originally ran for nine seasons on NBC from July 5, 1989, to May 14, 1998. It was created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the latter starring as ...more

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Boy Meets World is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Best Friends
Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels Boy Meets World is an American television sitcom that chronicles the coming of age events and everyday life-lessons of Cornelius "Cory" Matthews. The show follows Cory and his friends ...more

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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Best Friends
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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Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Best Friends
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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Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Best Friends
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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The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Best Friends
Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan The Golden Girls is an American sitcom, created by Susan Harris, that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 9, 1992. Starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and ...more

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That '70s Show is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Best Friends
Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis That '70s Show is an American television period sitcom that originally aired on Fox from August 23, 1998, to May 18, 2006. The series focused on the lives of a group of teenage friends living in ...more

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Happy Days is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Best Friends
Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross Happy Days is an American television sitcom that aired first-run from January 15, 1974, to September 24, 1984, on ABC. Created by Garry Marshall, the series presents an idealized vision of life ...more

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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Best Friends
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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2 Broke Girls is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Best Friends
Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris 2 Broke Girls is an American television sitcom created for Warner Bros. Television by Michael Patrick King and Whitney Cummings. It premiered in the United States on CBS on September 2011, and ...more

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Saved by the Bell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Best Friends
Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Dustin Diamond Saved by the Bell is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from 1989 to 1993. A retool of the Disney Channel series Good Morning, Miss Bliss, the show follows a group of friends and ...more

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It's Always Sunny in Philadelp... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Best Friends
Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX, 2005) is an American television sitcom created by Rob McElhenney. The series follows "The Gang", a group of five depraved underachievers: twins ...more

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Best Friends
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American television series which aired from March 10, 1997 until May 20, 2003. The series was created in 1997 by writer-director Joss Whedon under his production ...more

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Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Best Friends
Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson Grey's Anatomy is an American medical soap opera television series that premiered on American Broadcasting Company as a mid-season replacement on March 27, 2005. The series has aired eleven ...more

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Dawson's Creek is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Best Friends
James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Michelle Williams Dawson's Creek is an American teen drama television series about the fictional lives of a close-knit group of friends beginning in high school and continuing in college. The series stars James ...more

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Skins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Best Friends
Kaya Scodelario, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Dempsie Skins is a British teen drama that followed the lives of a group of teenagers in Bristol, South West England, through the two years of sixth form. Each episode generally focuses on a particular ...more

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Psych is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Best Friends
James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson Psych is an American detective comedy-drama television series created by Steve Franks and broadcast on USA Network with syndication reruns on ION Television. It is produced by Franks and Tagline ...more

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Glee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Best Friends
Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison Glee is an American musical comedy-drama television series that aired on the Fox network in the United States from May 19, 2009, to March 20, 2015. It focuses on the fictitious William McKinley ...more

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New Girl is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Best Friends
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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Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Best Friends
Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman Parks and Recreation is an American television sitcom starring Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the parks department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana. Created ...more

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Laverne & Shirley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Best Friends
Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, David L. Lander Laverne & Shirley is an American television sitcom that ran on ABC from January 27, 1976 to May 10, 1983. It starred Penny Marshall as Laverne De Fazio and Cindy Williams as Shirley Feeney, ...more

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Grace and Frankie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Best Friends
Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston Grace and Frankie (Netflix, 2015) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris. Finding out that their husbands have been romantically ...more

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Broad City is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Best Friends
Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Hannibal Buress Broad City (Comedy Central, 2014) is an American comedy television series, created by Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson. Two Jewish American women in their twenties experience adventures of ...more