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Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers 

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Updated February 7, 2020 3.3k votes 613 voters 37.2k views 28 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
Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 201

Network: Global Television Network, NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Mockumentary, Satire, Romance TV, Romantic comedy, + more

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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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

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 28

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Mockumentary, Satire, Romance TV, Comedy-drama, + more

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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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

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Sitcom

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox, NBC 2013) is an American police television sitcom created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), an immature but talented NYPD detective in ...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

Number of Seasons: 11

Number of Episodes: 273

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 181

Network: American Broadcasting Company, NBC

Genres (Tv): Medical drama, Sitcom, Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy, + more

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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Superstore is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
leoteamsoup added America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash

Premiered: 2015

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Superstore (NBC, 2015) is an American single-camera sitcom television series about a group of employees working at Cloud 9, a fictional big-box store in St. Louis, Missouri. The ensemble cast ...more

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The IT Crowd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson

Premiered: 2006

Number of Episodes: 24

Network: Channel 4, IFC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Drama, Comedy

The IT Crowd is a British sitcom by Channel 4, written by Graham Linehan, produced by Ash Atalla and starring Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson and Matt Berry. The "IT" ...more

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The Office is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook

Premiered: 2001

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 14

Network: British Broadcasting Corporation

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Mockumentary, Satire, Drama, Comedy

The Office is a mockumentary that was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two on 9 July 2001. Created, written, and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the programme is ...more

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Frasier is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Julia Wachtel added Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce

Premiered: 1993

Number of Seasons: 11

Number of Episodes: 264

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Farce, Comedy

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30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan

Premiered: 2006

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 138

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Satire, Comedy

30 Rock is an American satirical television sitcom that ran on NBC from October 11, 2006, to January 31, 2013, and was created by Tina Fey. The series, which is loosely based on Fey's ...more

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Workaholics is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine, Anders Holm

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 30

Network: Comedy Central

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

Workaholics is a situation comedy currently airing on Comedy Central. The series, based on the web series 5thyear, stars Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, and Anders Holm of the comedy troupe Mail ...more

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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

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 23

Network: FXX

Genres (Tv): Adult animation, Action, Comedy

Archer (FXX, 2009) is an American adult animated black spy sitcom created by Adam Reed. The adventures and mishaps of secret agent Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) and his colleagues, who are ...more

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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

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 168

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

The Mary Tyler Moore Show is an American television sitcom created by James L. Brooks and Allan Burns that aired on CBS from 1970 to 1977. The program was a television breakthrough, with the ...more

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Mythic Quest: Raven’s Ba... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Rob McElhenney, F. Murray Abraham, Imani Hakim

Premiered: 2020

Network: Apple TV+

Genres (Tv): Comedy

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2 Broke Girls is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 48

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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Silicon Valley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener

Premiered: 2014

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 8

Network: HBO

Genres (Tv): Comedy

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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Veep is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale

Premiered: 2012

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 65

Network: HBO

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

Veep is an HBO television comedy series, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, set in the office of Selina Meyer, a fictional Vice President, and subsequent President, of the United States. The series ...more

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The Mindy Project is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ike Barinholtz

Premiered: 2012

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 3

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Comedy

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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Corporate is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Matt Ingebretson, Jake Weisman, Anne Dudek

Premiered: 2014

Genres (Tv): Comedy

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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NewsRadio is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Dave Foley, Stephen Root, Andy Dick

Premiered: 1995

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 97

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

NewsRadio is an American television situation comedy that aired on NBC from 1995 to 1999, focusing on the work lives of the staff of an AM news station. The series was created by executive ...more

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Murphy Brown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Robert Pastorelli

Premiered: 1988

Number of Seasons: 11

Number of Episodes: 260

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

Murphy Brown is an American situation comedy which aired on CBS from November 14, 1988, to May 18, 1998, for a total of 247 episodes. The program starred Candice Bergen as the eponymous Murphy ...more

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Ugly Betty is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
America Ferrera, Eric Mabius, Tony Plana

Premiered: 2006

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 43

Network: American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Soap opera, Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy

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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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

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 12

Network: British Broadcasting Corporation

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Fawlty Towers is a BBC television sitcom that was first broadcast on BBC2 in 1975 and 1979. Twelve episodes were made. The show was written by John Cleese and his then-wife Connie Booth, both of ...more

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Ally McBeal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Calista Flockhart, Greg Germann, Jane Krakowski

Premiered: 1997

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 112

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Romance TV, Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy, Legal drama, + more

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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Party Down is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
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Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 20

Network: Starz

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy-drama, Comedy

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