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1. The Apprentice (2004–2017)

TV-PG | 60 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

Contestants compete for a job as an apprentice to billionaire American Donald Trump.

Stars: Donald Trump, Kendra Todd, Tana Goertz, Ivanka Trump

Votes: 7,250

2. Battery Park (2000)

30 min | Comedy, Crime

An ultra-competitive female police captain has her heart set on the mayor's seat and will stop at nothing to get there - that is, if the ragtag group of detectives she's working with doesn't stop her first.

Stars: Frank Grillo, Louis Ferreira, Bokeem Woodbine, Jacqueline Obradors

Votes: 24

3. Boston Common (1996–1997)

30 min | Comedy

After moving to Boston from Virginia, to spy on his sister who just started college, Boyd finds himself working for the student union where he raises hell more often than he should.

Stars: Anthony Clark, Hedy Burress, Traylor Howard, Tasha Smith

Votes: 603

4. Buffalo Bill (1983–1984)

30 min | Comedy

Bill Bittinger is the egotistical host of a local daytime talk show on WBFL in Buffalo, NY., unhappy at being a big fish in a small pond (but unable to break into the big leagues). Bill ... See full summary »

Stars: Dabney Coleman, Joanna Cassidy, Max Wright, John Fiedler

Votes: 345

5. Caroline in the City (1995–1999)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

Caroline Duffy is a successful cartoonist living in Manhattan whose comic strip "Caroline in the City" has become a huge hit. The strip is based on her own life, and the people in it - her ... See full summary »

Stars: Lea Thompson, Malcolm Gets, Amy Pietz, Eric Lutes

Votes: 3,063

6. Cheers (1982–1993)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama

The regulars of the Boston bar Cheers share their experiences and lives with each other while drinking or working at the bar where everybody knows your name.

Stars: Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger, George Wendt

Votes: 43,750

7. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

The goings-on in the life of a successful African-American family.

Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 29,380

8. Coupling (2003– )

30 min | Comedy, Romance

The mating ritual can get messy. Let's see if we have this straight... Steve's with Jane but he's suddenly hot for Susan who met Steve through Jeff whom Susan used to go out with though ... See full summary »

Stars: Colin Ferguson, Jay Harrington, Lindsay Price, Christopher Moynihan

Votes: 970

9. Daddio (2000)

30 min | Comedy

Michael Chiklis stars as easygoing Chris Woods, a former restaurant supply salesman who decides to become a stay-at-home dad to his four children to accommodate his wife's demanding career as a successful lawyer.

Stars: Kevin Crowley, Suzy Nakamura, Steve Ryan, Cristina Kernan

Votes: 102

10. Day by Day (1988–1989)

30 min | Comedy

A married couple gives up their high-powered careers to run a day care center in their home.

Stars: Doug Sheehan, Linda Kelsey, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Courtney Thorne-Smith

Votes: 182

11. The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (1987–1991)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Molly Dodd was a mid thirties, divorced woman living in New York City and facing the comedy and drama of a widely changing career, difficulties of apartment living, love life and its consequences, and so on.

Stars: Blair Brown, James Greene, Allyn Ann McLerie, William Converse-Roberts

Votes: 403

12. Dear John (1988–1992)

30 min | Comedy

After his wife leaves him for his best friend, John Lacey joins the One Two One Club, a support group for divorced and widowed people. The group consists of its fiery British leader Louise,... See full summary »

Stars: Judd Hirsch, Jere Burns, Jane Carr, Isabella Hofmann

Votes: 1,159

13. A Different World (1987–1993)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college.

Stars: Lisa Bonet, Kadeem Hardison, Jasmine Guy, Darryl M. Bell

Votes: 5,129

14. Fame (1982–1987)

60 min | Drama, Music, Musical

The stories of the students and faculty of the New York City High School for the Performing Arts.

Stars: Carlo Imperato, Gene Anthony Ray, Debbie Allen, Albert Hague

Votes: 2,819

15. Family Ties (1982–1989)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Chronicles liberal ex-hippies Steven and Elyse Keaton, their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew.

Stars: Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter, Justine Bateman

Votes: 14,565

16. Fired Up (1997–1998)

30 min | Comedy

First She Got Fired, Then She Got Fired Up!

Stars: Sharon Lawrence, Leah Remini, Mark Feuerstein, Jonathan Banks

Votes: 146

17. Four Kings (2006)

30 min | Comedy

Barry (Green), Ben (Cooke), Jason (Grinnell), and Bobby (McRae) are lifelong friends who affectionately refer to themselves as the "Four Kings of New York. The guys find their bonds to one another tested when they all move into the apartment that Ben inherited from his grandmother.

Stars: Seth Green, Josh Cooke, Shane McRae, Todd Grinnell

Votes: 437

18. Frasier (1993–2004)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

Dr. Frasier Crane moves back to his hometown of Seattle, where he lives with his father, and works as a radio psychiatrist.

Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

Votes: 67,915

19. Friends (1994–2004)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Follows the personal and professional lives of six twenty to thirty-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan.

Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 700,815

20. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

Carl Kanisky is chief of police in Glenlawn, California. After the death of his wife, Margaret, he asks her friend, Nell Harper, to come in to keep house and take care of his children, ... See full summary »

Stars: Nell Carter, Lara Jill Miller, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 2,270

21. Good Morning, Miami (2002–2007)

30 min | Comedy

A talented young TV producer arrives in Miami to revamp the lowest-rated morning show in the country.

Stars: Constance Zimmer, Mark Feuerstein, Ashley Williams, Jere Burns

Votes: 556

22. Grand (1990)

30 min | Comedy

The series chronicles the goings-on of various people in a small Pennsylvanian town which is renowned for its piano company.

Stars: Pamela Reed, Bonnie Hunt, John Neville, Joel Murray

Votes: 115

23. Hope & Gloria (1995–1996)

30 min | Comedy

Hope is a producer of a local TV show whose cheating husband left her after 10 years. Gloria is a street wise single mother who works as a hairdresser. The two, with Gloria's son Buddy, ... See full summary »

Stars: Cynthia Stevenson, Jessica Lundy, Enrico Colantoni, Alan Thicke

Votes: 129

24. Inside Schwartz (2001–2002)

30 min | Comedy

After losing a long-time girlfriend, a minor-league sportscaster's dating life is illustrated by sports highlights, with help from guest stars like Bobby Knight

Stars: Breckin Meyer, Miriam Shor, Bryan Callen, Jennifer Irwin

Votes: 86

25. Jesse (1998–2000)

30 min | Comedy

A single mother (Applegate) tries to find love again with her new boyfriend Diego, of whom her father disapproves. She gets help from her two brothers (one voluntarily mute) and two ... See full summary »

Stars: Christina Applegate, Jennifer Milmore, Liza Snyder, Bruno Campos

Votes: 1,094

26. Joey (2004–2006)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

In this spin-off of Friends (1994), Joey Tribbiani moves to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.

Stars: Matt LeBlanc, Paulo Costanzo, Drea de Matteo, Andrea Anders

Votes: 39,434

27. Just Shoot Me! (1997–2003)

30 min | Comedy

Hot-tempered journalist Maya got herself fired yet again. Unable to find a job anywhere else and facing eviction, she is forced to go work for Blush, her father's fashion magazine.

Stars: Laura San Giacomo, Enrico Colantoni, George Segal, Wendie Malick

Votes: 16,302

29. Mad About You (1992–1999)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Paul and Jamie Buchman are a recently-married New York City couple. They point out the gentle humor in domesticity and life's everyday situations.

Stars: Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt, John Pankow, Leila Kenzle

Votes: 19,072

30. Madman of the People (1994–1995)

30 min | Comedy

Jack "Madman" Buckner is an old-school newspaper editor: he speaks his mind, makes lots of enemies and doesn't sweat the little details. His young boss, however, has some different ideas of... See full summary »

Stars: John Ales, Amy Aquino, Craig Bierko, Dabney Coleman

Votes: 26

31. Mama's Family (1983–1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Mama's Family originated with Thelma "Mama" Harper, and her younger sister Fran living together in Mama's House.

Stars: Vicki Lawrence, Beverly Archer, Ken Berry, Dorothy Lyman

Votes: 4,083

32. My Name Is Earl (2005–2009)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

A ne'er do well wins $100,000 in the lottery and decides to right all the wrongs from his past with his newfound realization.

Stars: Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez

Votes: 91,935

33. The Naked Truth (1995–1998)

30 min | Comedy

After a messy divorce with her very rich and powerful husband, Nora Wilde refuses to accept his offer of $1.8 million and tries to make it on her own. Being a Pulitzer nominated ... See full summary »

Stars: Téa Leoni, Darryl Sivad, Holland Taylor, Mark Roberts

Votes: 655

34. Night Court (1984–1992)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

An eccentric fun-loving judge presides over an urban night court and all the silliness going on there.

Stars: Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll, Charles Robinson

Votes: 9,381

35. The Office (2005–2013)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium.

Stars: Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson

Votes: 312,339

36. Out All Night (1992– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Sitcom about a singer who runs an L.A. nightclub, a young graduate and his irresponsible best friend and roommate, who help her, her daughter and their Scottish neighbor. Set in the same universe as the Fresh Prince from Bel-Air.

Stars: Patti LaBelle, Morris Chestnut, Vivica A. Fox, Duane Martin

Votes: 126

37. Rhythm & Blues (1992– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

The owner (Horsford) of a black radio station hears the soulful voice of Bobby Soul (Kabler) and offers him a job on her station. But is stunned when she discovers that he is white. At ... See full summary »

Stars: Roger Kabler, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Troy Curvey Jr., Christopher Babers

Votes: 15

38. Scrubs (2001–2010)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Drama

In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, intern John "J.D." Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship, and life.

Stars: Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke, John C. McGinley

Votes: 225,739

39. Seinfeld (1989–1998)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York City stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York City friends.

Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 230,552

40. The Single Guy (1995–1997)

30 min | Comedy

A struggling New York writer (Jonathan Silverman) attempts to find success and dates.

Stars: Jonathan Silverman, Joey Slotnick, Ming-Na Wen, Ernest Borgnine

Votes: 382

41. Stark Raving Mad (1999–2000)

30 min | Comedy

A neurotic book editor is paired with an eccentric writer.

Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Neil Patrick Harris, Eddie McClintock, Heather Dubrow

Votes: 663

42. Suddenly Susan (1996–2000)

30 min | Comedy

Jack owns a magazine and is the former brother-in-law of Susan. After she runs out on her fiancé on their wedding day, Jack agrees to take her back at the magazine.

Stars: Brooke Shields, Judd Nelson, Kathy Griffin, Nestor Carbonell

Votes: 2,467

43. Taxi (1978–1983)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

The staff of a New York City taxicab company go about their job while they dream of greater things.

Stars: Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner

Votes: 10,480

44. Union Square (1997–1998)

30 min | Comedy

Set in a New York diner called Union Square, this sitcom tells the story of a lawyer turned playwright, an aspiring actress who just got to the Big Apple, an ex-con, an absent-minded waiter... See full summary »

Stars: Harriet Sansom Harris, Jim Pirri, Jonathan Slavin, Christine Burke

Votes: 39

45. Veronica's Closet (1997–2000)

30 min | Comedy

Veronica is the best romance expert around. Unfortunately, her expertise only works on others. After dumping her womanizing husband, she must build back her life and image through her ... See full summary »

Stars: Kirstie Alley, Kathy Najimy, Dan Cortese, Wallace Langham

Votes: 1,730

46. We Got It Made (1983–1988)

30 min | Comedy

Short-lived sitcom which lived two lives once on NBC and again in syndication. Two Manhattan bachelors, neat-freak attorney David Tucker and unkempt salesman Jay Bostwick, decide to hire a ... See full summary »

Stars: Teri Copley, Tom Villard, John Hillner, Ron Karabatsos

Votes: 107

48. Will & Grace (1998– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Will and Grace live together in an apartment in New York City. He's a gay lawyer, she's a straight interior designer. Their best friends are Jack, a gleeful but proud gay man, and Karen, a charismatic, filthy rich, amoral socialite.

Stars: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes

Votes: 47,867

49. Wings (1990–1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

Brothers Brian and Joe Hackett attempt to run an airline on the New England island of Nantucket while surrounded by their various wacky friends and employees.

Stars: Tim Daly, Steven Weber, Crystal Bernard, David Schramm

Votes: 9,606



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