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Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers 

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Updated June 1, 2020 3.5k votes 658 voters 40.8k views 30 items

The office is a breeding ground for conflict and in the hands of great sitcom producers that leads to timeless comedy. The best workplace comedy shows feature characters dealing with office politics and coworkers they dislike while they try to get the job done. This is a list of the greatest comedy shows about working including everything from Cheers to The Mary Tyler Moore Show to The Mindy Project.

What sitcoms will you find on this list of the best funny shows about the workplace? In the American remake of The Office, Steve Carell stars as the bumbling boss of a failing paper company. Parks and Recreation is another great show about the workplace - this time the government of a small town. In the hit TV sitcom Scrubs, a hospital served as the place of work for a hilarious cast of characters. Other good shows featured on this list include Murphy Brown, Silicon Valley, and The Larry Sanders Show.

Which office comedy deserves the top spot on this list? Give your favorites a thumbs up and please add any notable workplace sitcoms that are missing.

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The Office is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski

Premiered: 2005

The Office (NBC, 2005) is an American mockumentary sitcom television series developed by Greg Daniels, based on the 2001 British series. Led by manager Michael Scott (Steve Carell), the office ...more

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Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

Premiered: 2009

Parks and Recreation (NBC, 2009) is an American television sitcom created by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur. The series follows Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), a perky mid-level bureaucrat, and her ...more

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews

Premiered: 2013

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC, 2013) is an American police procedural comedy television series created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), an immature but talented NYPD ...more

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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

Premiered: 1982

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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Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke

Premiered: 2001

Scrubs (NBC, 2001) is an American medical comedy-drama television series created by Bill Lawrence. In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, intern John "J.D." Dorian (Zach Braff) ...more

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The IT Crowd is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson

Premiered: 2006

The IT Crowd (Channel 4, 2006) is a British sitcom created by Graham Linehan. In the basement office of a corporation, the three staff members of its IT (Richard Ayoade, Chris O'Dowd, and ...more

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The Office is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook

Premiered: 2001

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30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan

Premiered: 2006

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Workaholics is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine, Anders Holm

Premiered: 2011

Workaholics (Comedy Central, 2011) is a sitcom television series created by Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, and Anders Holm. They star as alternate versions of themselves, as three recent college ...more

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Superstore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
leoteamsoup added America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash

Premiered: 2015

Superstore (NBC, 2015) is an American single-camera sitcom television series created by Justin Spitzer. An oddball family of employees at supersized megastore Cloud 9 tackles the day-to-day ...more

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Frasier is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Julia Wachtel added Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce

Premiered: 1993

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Archer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash

Premiered: 2009

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The Mary Tyler Moore Sho... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod

Premiered: 1970

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Silicon Valley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener

Premiered: 2014

Silicon Valley is an American television sitcom created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky. The series focuses on six young men who found a startup company in Silicon Valley. The ...more

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Mythic Quest: Raven’s Ba... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Rob McElhenney, F. Murray Abraham, Imani Hakim

Premiered: 2020

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Space Force is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Steve Carell, John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz

Premiered: 2020

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2 Broke Girls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris

Premiered: 2011

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Corporate is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Matt Ingebretson, Jake Weisman, Anne Dudek

Premiered: 2014

Corporate (Comedy Central, 2018) is an American comedy television series created by Pat Bishop, Matt Ingebretson, and Jake Weisman. At an average, soulless multi-national corporation, Matt ...more
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The Mindy Project is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ike Barinholtz

Premiered: 2012

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Royalties is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Kether Donohue, Darren Criss, Christian Cage

Premiered: 2020

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Veep is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale

Premiered: 2012

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NewsRadio is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Dave Foley, Stephen Root, Andy Dick

Premiered: 1995

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Fawlty Towers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs

Premiered: 1975

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Murphy Brown is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Robert Pastorelli

Premiered: 1988

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Party Down is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Carly Kiel added Adam Scott, Ken Marino, Ryan Hansen

Premiered: 2009

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