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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 Mystery Science Theater: Sci-Fi Comedy

Like 'Futurama' or 'Rick & Morty', but presumably with a bigger props department, these live action sci-fi comedies take space opera and superhero tropes and run with them.

Shows like Black-ish: Black TV Comedies

Black comedians star in these shows including hits like Atlanta and Black-ish and the lesser-known British gem Chewing Gum--including all the comedies highlighted in the Oprah Magazine must-watch Black TV show list.

Shows like Schitts Creek: Small Town Sitcoms

Small rural towns and remote English villages populated by eccentric but lovable locals with a dash of romance--leave your big city cynicism at the town line.

Shows Like 3rd Rock from the Sun: The Aliens Next Door

The classic sitcom premise of aliens moving in with/ impersonating average American families in all its glorious manifestations down the years.

Lighthearted Ensemble Comedies

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

Best TBS Comedy Shows

From 2016, TBS has got behind a bunch of inventive and critically acclaimed comedies, from disaster comedy 'Wrecked', to genre-bending comedy noir 'Search Party'.

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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