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Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers  

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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
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
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
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox, 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 Brooklyn's ...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
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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Superstore is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
leoteamsoup added America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash
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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Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
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 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
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
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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30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan
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) 10 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine, Anders Holm
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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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
Frasier is an American sitcom that was broadcast on NBC for eleven seasons, premiering on September 16, 1993, and concluding on May 13, 2004. The program was created and produced by David ...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
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 Show is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod
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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2 Broke Girls is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
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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Silicon Valley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener
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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The Mindy Project is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
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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Ugly Betty is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
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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Murphy Brown is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Robert Pastorelli
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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NewsRadio is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Dave Foley, Stephen Root, Andy Dick
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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Veep is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale
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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Corporate is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Matt Ingebretson, Jake Weisman, Anne Dudek
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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Fawlty Towers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs
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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Party Down is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Carly Kiel added Adam Scott, Ken Marino, Ryan Hansen
Party Down is an American comedy television series created and primarily written by John Enbom, Rob Thomas, Dan Etheridge and Paul Rudd that aired on the Starz network in the United States. The ...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
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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The Larry Sanders Show is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Great Comedy Shows About the Workplace and Co-Workers
Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Wallace Langham
The Larry Sanders Show is an American television sitcom set in the office and studio of a fictional late-night talk show. The show was created by Garry Shandling and Dennis Klein and aired from ...more