7. The Office
Air Dates: March 24, 2005–present
Stars: Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson, Mindy Kaling, B.J. Novak, Craig Robinson, Melora Hardin, Ed Helms, Leslie David Baker, Ellie Kemper, Angela Kinsey, Paul Lieberstein, Oscar Nunez, Phyllis Smith, Amy Ryan, Brian Baumgartner, Creed Bratton
Based on the British comedy of the same name, the American version of The Office has introduced us to some of the most original characters (thanks, Ricky Gervais!) and writing in TV history.
Like the show, the characters are so beloved and accessible because they're people you know, just exaggerated to hilarious extremes. Who hasn't had the boss who would buy himself a mug stating that he is, in fact, the best boss? There's always a woman obsessed with her cats a few cubicles over. And there's always a Dwight, someone who cares way too much about the job, and may or may not have the potential to be a serial killer.
Now on its final season, The Office has already said goodbye to boss Michael Scott, but we still aren't ready to let the rest of the characters go. —TA