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Best Comedy TV

A round-up of the best live action comedies, ranked by ratings, popularity, awards, and influence on other comedies--including the full range of RomComs, dark comedies, sitcoms, and more.

Shows Like Parks and Rec: The Modern NBC Sitcom

From 30 Rock to The Office, nobody has nailed the sitcom like NBC, aka Peacock

Great Sitcoms of the Nineties

Millennials will sigh in fond remembrance at this list of the best situational comedies had to offer, from 'The Fresh Prince' to 'Wings'.

Lighthearted Ensemble Comedies

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

RomCom TV

If a two hour romantic comedy is too short, these shows provide hours of RomCom binging pleasure.

Shows Like Coupling: Spiritual Successors to Friends

While nothing can replace the Friends shaped hole in your heart, these modern ensemble romcoms may at least create new, smaller holes, which will be left similarly unfilled at the show's conclusion. Why is TV watching so painful!

Shows like Ted Lasso: Optimistic and Kind Comedies

These feel-good series avoid the cynicism, snark and dark comedy prevalent among "prestige" comedies, and instead offer optimism, genuine friendship, kindness, and gentle good humor. This quote from Jim Gavin, the creator of Lodge 49 sums it up the spirit of shows that offer "a joyride, with characters you want to hang out with and with them feel a sense of kindness and optimism in the face of catastrophe."

Shows Like Friends: Greatest Feel-Good Sitcoms of all Time

When life is feeling nasty, brutish and short, these are the comfort sitcoms restore your faith in humanity with likable characters, a strict no a**hole rule, and a whole lot of hugging; We've included all the classics (Friends, Parks and Rec, The Office, Cheers) as well as some lesser-known recent gems (Kim's Convenience, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, Superstore).

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