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Shows like Mom: Modern Sitcoms with a Laugh Track

These lighthearted comedies buck the trend towards cynical humor, and harken back to an earlier era of network sitcoms complete with multiple cameras, live studio audiences, and, yes, laugh tracks; These throwbacks remain current--featuring diverse casts and discussing topical issues--without losing their lighthearted vibe.

Shows Featuring Older People

Although the median age of broadcast TV viewers is 45, it's surprisingly difficult to find shows starring card-carrying AARP members--but this list rounds up some of the best dramas and sitcoms starring older actors.

Best British Comedy TV

Fleabag is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to great, recent British comedy.

Shows Like Detectorists: British Little-Man Comedies

Who is the British little-man? He's always inconsequential, sometimes petty, often insecure - think the David Brents of the world. And for some reason, the Brits can't get enough of him.

Lighthearted Ensemble Comedies

If you are looking for cynical humor, look elsewhere--these shows feature goodhearted characters with great chemistry and limited snark.

Shows like Toast of London: Theater Comedy

These comedies expose the humor of theater--from Broadway to the West End--a bit of an easy target, but some hilarious shows nonetheless--don't miss the Goes Wrong Show

Shows like Shameless: Slice of Life British Comedy

From 'Gavin & Stacey' to 'Shameless', these down to earth comedies follow the lives of British working-class heroes. Includes the original 'Shameless'.

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