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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.

Best USA Network Shows

The USA Network's best programs, from their 'Blue Sky' era, to what we suppose is their 'Really Quite Cloudy' era, that has produced 'Mr. Robot' and 'Falling Water'.

Shows like Sherlock: Elementary, My Dear Watson

Shows about or inspired by Baker Street's most famous detective, chock full of deduction, Victorian bromance, and unaddressed opiate addiction--enter the Sherlockverse.

Shows Like Burn Notice: Crime Shows That Don't Take Themselves Too Seriously

These crime and police procedurals mix genuine thrills with just the right amount of lighthearted banter, reeling you in without leaving you too depressed to finish your dinner. The USA network is well represented.

Shows Like Psych: Lighthearted Detective Shows

If you like your private investigators and police detectives without a troubled past and a drinking problem, this is the list for you--with well-adjusted detectives and a cynicism-free vibe.

Good Cop, Non Cop

Not saying these lighthearted series are formulaic, but you can create your own by pairing an eccentric psychic, novelist, conman, anthropologist, magician, etc. with a grizzled cop, private investigator, FBI agent.

Shows like Psych: Lighthearted Criminal Profiler Shows

Unlike Hannibal or Mindhunter, the stars of these shows do not delve into the demented minds of serial killers. Instead they use their insight into human nature to solve less heinous crimes.

Shows like Bones: Lighthearted Buddy Cop Shows

Sure they have badges and carry guns, but these dynamic police duos do not take themselves too seriously.

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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