Workplace comedies

by joycarletti | created - 23 Jun 2012 | updated - 24 Jun 2012 | Public

Comedies that have taken place primarily at a place of business. But hey... not every place of business is an office! :)

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1. The Office (2005–2013)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.8
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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: 241,015

2. The Office (2001–2003)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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The story of an office that faces closure when the company decides to downsize its branches. A documentary film crew follow staff and the manager David Brent as they continue their daily lives.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook, Lucy Davis

Votes: 78,113

3. Taxi (1978–1983)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.7
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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: 9,118

4. Cheers (1982–1993)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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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: 38,851

5. NewsRadio (1995–1999)

23 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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The workplace sitcom "NewsRadio" explores the office politics and interpersonal relationships among the staff of WNYX NewsRadio, New York's #2 news radio station. Beleaguered news director ... See full summary »

Stars: Dave Foley, Stephen Root, Andy Dick, Maura Tierney

Votes: 11,427

6. Sports Night (1998–2000)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

8.3
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Casey McCall and Dan Rydell are sports anchors and best friends. On "Sports Night," their nightly cable program, the two display their unique talent and skills in reporting up-to-the-minute... See full summary »

Stars: Josh Charles, Peter Krause, Felicity Huffman, Joshua Malina

Votes: 6,297

7. Night Court (1984–1992)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

7.7
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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: 8,033

8. Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.2
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The lives and trials of a young single woman and her friends, both at work and at home.

Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod, Valerie Harper

Votes: 5,339

9. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.4
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The staff of an army hospital in the Korean war find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation.

Stars: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr

Votes: 42,663

10. The Drew Carey Show (1995–2004)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Drew is an assistant director of personnel in a Cleveland department store and he has been stuck there for ten years. Other than fighting with co-worker Mimi, his hobbies include drinking ... See full summary »

Stars: Drew Carey, Diedrich Bader, Kathy Kinney, Ryan Stiles

Votes: 13,524

11. Alice (1976–1985)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.9
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A greasy-spoon diner in Phoenix, Arizona is the setting for this long-running series. The title character, Alice Hyatt, is an aspiring singer who arrives in Phoenix with her teenaged son, ... See full summary »

Stars: Linda Lavin, Beth Howland, Vic Tayback, Philip McKeon

Votes: 2,809

12. WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.0
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The staff of a struggling radio station has a chance at success after the new programming director changes the format to rock music.

Stars: Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Loni Anderson, Howard Hesseman

Votes: 5,951

13. Barney Miller (1974–1982)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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The Captain of the 12th Precinct and his staff handle the various local troubles and characters that come into the building.

Stars: Hal Linden, Abe Vigoda, Max Gail, Steve Landesberg

Votes: 3,717

14. Car 54, Where Are You? (1961–1963)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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The misadventures of two of New York's finest (a Mutt and Jeff pair) in the mythical 53rd precinct in the Bronx. Toody, the short, stocky and dim-witted one either saves the day or muffs ... See full summary »

Stars: Joe E. Ross, Fred Gwynne, Paul Reed, Al Lewis

Votes: 1,048

15. Wings (1990–1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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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: 8,512

16. Spin City (1996–2002)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

7.3
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In this sitcom, Charlie, who takes Mike Flaherty's place in later years, is the Deputy Mayor of New York City, and his team of half-wits must constantly save the Mayor from embarrassment and the media.

Stars: Michael J. Fox, Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear, Richard Kind

Votes: 23,045

17. Just Shoot Me! (1997–2003)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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Hot-tempered journalist Maya Gallo got herself fired from yet another job when she made an anchorwoman cry on the air with some gag copy on the teleprompter. Unable to find a job anywhere ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 14,789

18. Ugly Betty (2006–2010)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A young, smart and wise woman named Betty Suarez goes on a journey to find her inner beauty. The only problem is that it's hard for a slightly less attractive woman to find her beauty ... See full summary »

Stars: America Ferrera, Eric Mabius, Tony Plana, Ana Ortiz

Votes: 36,323

19. Murphy Brown (1988–1998)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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The misadventures of a tough female television journalist and her friends.

Stars: Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Robert Pastorelli, Faith Ford

Votes: 5,708

20. The John Larroquette Show (1993–1996)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Television sitcom about a recovering alcoholic who becomes the manager of a big city bus station. The tragicomic theme of the show is perhaps summed up best by an old carnival sign that now... See full summary »

Stars: John Larroquette, Liz Torres, Daryl Mitchell, Chi McBride

Votes: 728

21. Coach (1989–1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Sport

7.0
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Hayden Fox is the head coach of a university football team, and eats, sleeps and lives football. His partner, however, does not share his passion for the sport, which frequently causes ... See full summary »

Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Jerry Van Dyke, Shelley Fabares, Bill Fagerbakke

Votes: 4,039

22. Benson (1979–1986)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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Jessica Tate's sharp-tongued former butler, Benson DuBois, moves up in the world, becoming first the governor's "director of household affairs," then the state's budget director, then lieutenant governor and candidate for the executive mansion.

Stars: Robert Guillaume, James Noble, Inga Swenson, Missy Gold

Votes: 2,261