Recommended TV comedies

by tmaser | created - 04 Nov 2013 | updated - 19 Apr 2014 | Public

A list of recommended TV comedies (in no particular order)

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1. Better Off Ted (2009–2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

In a science-based company, a manager tries to keep control of his scientists while being pressured by his shrewd boss.

Stars: Jay Harrington, Portia de Rossi, Andrea Anders, Jonathan Slavin

Votes: 23,783

2. Community (2009–2015)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

A suspended lawyer is forced to enroll in a community college with an eclectic staff and student body.

Stars: Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover, Chevy Chase

Votes: 179,050

3. The League (I) (2009–2015)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Sport

An ensemble comedy that follows a group of old friends in a fantasy football league who care deeply about one another -- so deeply that they use every opportunity to make each other's lives miserable.

Stars: Mark Duplass, Jonathan Lajoie, Nick Kroll, Stephen Rannazzisi

Votes: 41,748

4. Happy Endings (2011–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

This Chicago-set sitcom follows the intertwined lives of six young urbanites trying to learn the ropes of adulthood. Through breakups and whatever other curve-balls life throws them, the pals stick together.

Stars: Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert, Zachary Knighton, Adam Pally

Votes: 32,882

5. Arrested Development (2003– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.

Stars: Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett

Votes: 261,393

6. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

The absurd antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place.

Stars: Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt

Votes: 185,144

7. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy

Five friends with big egos and slightly arrogant attitudes are the proprietors of an Irish pub in Philadelphia.

Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 175,979

8. Childrens Hospital (2008–2016)

TV-14 | 11 min | Comedy

Explores the emotional struggles and sexual politics of a group of doctors charged with healthy libidos. Their dedication to their personal lives is relentless, interrupted only by the occasional need to treat sick children.

Stars: Rob Huebel, Rob Corddry, Ken Marino, Erinn Hayes

Votes: 6,491

9. Party Down (2009–2010)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

A group of actors move to Los Angeles to make it big, but end up working as caterers.

Stars: Adam Scott, Ken Marino, Ryan Hansen, Martin Starr

Votes: 26,177

10. 30 Rock (2006–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Liz Lemon (Tina Fey), head writer of the sketch comedy show "TGS with Tracy Jordan", must deal with an arrogant new boss and a crazy new star, all while trying to run a successful television show without losing her mind.

Stars: Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jack McBrayer

Votes: 106,003

11. Eastbound & Down (2009–2013)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

Many years after he turned his back on his hometown, a burned-out major league ballplayer returns to teach Physical Education at his old middle school.

Stars: Danny McBride, Steve Little, Katy Mixon, Elizabeth De Razzo

Votes: 48,524

12. Corner Gas (2004–2009)

30 min | Comedy

The life, or lack thereof, of a proprietor of a gas station, which is the only stop for miles around and a hub of action on the Prairies.

Stars: Brent Butt, Gabrielle Miller, Fred Ewanuick, Eric Peterson

Votes: 5,177

13. Workaholics (2011–2017)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

A single-camera comedy featuring three friends who work together as telemarketers from 9 to 5, and live together from 5 to 9.

Stars: Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm, Maribeth Monroe

Votes: 43,519

14. The IT Crowd (2006–2013)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy

The comedic misadventures of Roy, Moss and their grifting supervisor Jen, a rag-tag team of IT support workers at a large corporation headed by a hotheaded yuppie.

Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson, Matt Berry

Votes: 121,937

15. Modern Family (2009– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Three different but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways.

Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell

Votes: 319,228

16. Andy Barker, P.I. (2007)

30 min | Comedy, Crime

An accountant moves into an office formerly owned by a private investigator and begins picking up side work as a private eye, after clients looking for the office's previous occupant inquire about his services.

Stars: Andy Richter, Clea Lewis, Harve Presnell, Tony Hale

Votes: 1,253

17. Andy Richter Controls the Universe (2002–2003)

30 min | Comedy

Andy is a short story writer, who makes his living by working at a huge faceless company in present day Chicago, writing Technical Manuals. In his active, fertile, writer's imagination, we ... See full summary »

Stars: Andy Richter, Paget Brewster, Irene Molloy, Jonathan Slavin

Votes: 1,524

18. Cougar Town (2009–2015)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Follows the escapades and relationships of a group of neighbors living in Gulfhaven, Florida.

Stars: Courteney Cox, Christa Miller, Busy Philipps, Dan Byrd

Votes: 39,110

19. Dog Bites Man (2006– )

Comedy

A documentary style behind-the-scenes look at the KHBX news team.

Stars: Matt Walsh, Andrea Savage, Zach Galifianakis, A.D. Miles

Votes: 955

20. Eagleheart (2010–2014)

TV-14 | Action, Comedy

In this parody on cop shows, a mad-dog US Marshal bent on justice battles crime his way and has only two less than perfect partners and a stodgy boss to rely on.

Stars: Chris Elliott, Maria Thayer, Brett Gelman, Jack Wallace

Votes: 1,631

21. Extras (2005–2007)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

Andy Millman is an actor with ambition and a script. Reduced to working as an extra with a useless agent, Andy's attempts to boost his career invariably end in failure and embarrassment.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant, Shaun Williamson

Votes: 49,552

22. Life's Too Short (2011–2013)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

The show centers on Warwick Davis in his day-to-day life, complete with the frustrations he faces.

Stars: Warwick Davis, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Rosamund Hanson

Votes: 13,664

23. Man Up! (2011– )

22 min | Comedy

Three 21st century men attempt to channel their inner toughness and redefine what it means to be a "real man."

Stars: Mather Zickel, Dan Fogler, Christopher Moynihan, Teri Polo

Votes: 2,540

24. My Name Is Earl (2005–2009)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

A ne'er do well wins $100,000 in the lottery and decides to right all the wrongs from his past with his newfound realization.

Stars: Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez

Votes: 92,336

25. Raising Hope (2010–2014)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Family

Jimmy becomes a single parent to an infant after the mother he had a one-night stand with ends up on death row.

Stars: Lucas Neff, Martha Plimpton, Garret Dillahunt, Shannon Woodward

Votes: 33,706

26. Legit (2013–2014)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

Jim and his put upon friends try to learn what it means to be a good person.

Stars: Jim Jefferies, Dan Bakkedahl, DJ Qualls, Mindy Sterling

Votes: 7,628

27. Archer (2009– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Covert black ops and espionage take a back seat to zany personalities and relationships between secret agents and drones.

Stars: H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, Chris Parnell

Votes: 127,825

28. Allen Gregory (2011)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

A super smart seven-year-old attempts to attend regular grade school.

Stars: Jonah Hill, Nat Faxon, Will Forte, Joy Osmanski

Votes: 3,106

29. Frisky Dingo (2006–2008)

TV-MA | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

A philandering billionaire playboy who moonlights as the superhero, Awesome X, faces against his greatest adversary, Killface, but finds balancing his business and superhero lives difficult.

Stars: Adam Reed, Eric Sims, Neal Holman, Stuart Culpepper

Votes: 6,455

30. Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (2000–2007)

TV-14 | 15 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Third-rate superhero Harvey Birdman gets a new lease on life when he becomes a lawyer.

Stars: Gary Cole, Stephen Colbert, Thomas Allen, John Michael Higgins

Votes: 9,996

31. Cavemen (2007– )

30 min | Comedy

A trio of Neanderthals struggle to live in modern day America.

Stars: Bill English, Kaitlin Doubleday, Stephanie Lemelin, Nick Kroll

Votes: 2,345



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