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Shows like Homeland: Best Showtime Shows

Over 500 scripted TV series were produced in the US in 2019, but quantity does not guarantee high quality. Showtime, like HBO, has consistently produced outstanding television for years. This list rounds up some of the network's greatest hits (and a few misses).

Shows like Fleabag: Best Dramedies

The ancient Greeks divided their plays into comedies and tragedies, but the smiling and frowning masks are more extremes of a spectrum than binary variables, and some of the best TV shows of the past two decades, like Fleabag, Atlanta, Succession, and Shameless, find humor in deep pain and poignancy in funny situations.

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.

Highest Rated Female-Led TV

A collection of some of the most highly-rated and popular TV series centered on women.

Shows Like You Arrested Development: Dysfunctional Family Dramedies

Maybe it's thanksgiving and you need to put your family's dysfunction in perspective; this list of modern sitcoms, featuring the likes of Shameless and Parenthood, may be a good place to start. Suddenly a couple drunk uncles and a recent divorce don't seem so bad!

Shows Like Kidding: Mental Health Dramadies

One way of reducing the stigma around mental illness is by laughing at it, or at least that's the premise of these comedies and dramedies where mental health issues play a central role.

Best Showtime Comedies

Showtime has produced some of the funniest (and most cynical) anti-sitcoms including Californication, SMILF, Nurse Jackie and of course the US version of Shameless.

The Sitcoms Liberals Love Most

The top sitcoms liked by liberal Democrats, according to data from Experian Simmons National Consumer Study; whether this makes you like the shows on the list more, or less, the numbers are what the numbers are.

Shows Like Dead to Me: Women with Problems Dramedy

The female leads in these shows face all sorts of problems: illness, divorce, incarceration, etc. -- but manage to plug ahead, aided by gallows humor.

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