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The Best Dramedy TV Series 

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Updated January 7, 2020 15.1k votes 2.3k voters 55.7k views 92 items

List Rules Drama-comedy shows only

Some shows are clearly dramas or sitcoms. Clearly. Because those are two genres that exist. Everyone agrees that they exist. Others are dramas with just enough quirkiness or funny time laugh jokes to categorize them as "dramadies" - a creative combination of drama and comedy that just works. It just does. Because we are humans and we like to laugh and cry. If we can do them both at the same time to accommodate our busy schedule of overeating and destroying the planet, even better!  Here is a list of the best of the best dramadies that have aired on US television. What would you say the best dramedy of all time is? Maybe you should vote for it and see if others agree with you.

These are the best dramedies. The Greatest dramedy TV shows to ever grace the airwaves!
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House is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Premiered: 2004

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 177

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Medical drama, Procedural drama, Drama, Mystery, + more

House (Fox, 2004) is an American television medical drama created by David Shore. The show's main character is Dr. Gregory House, a pain medication-dependent, unconventional, misanthropic ...more
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Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Gabby Gellerman added Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke

Premiered: 2001

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 181

Network: American Broadcasting Company, NBC

Genres (Tv): Medical drama, Sitcom, Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy, + more

Scrubs is an American medical comedy television series created by Bill Lawrence that aired from October 2, 2001 to March 17, 2010 on NBC and later ABC. The series follows the lives of employees ...more
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Shameless is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 36

Network: Showtime

Genres (Tv): Drama, Comedy

Shameless is an American television comedy-drama which airs on Showtime. This remake of the award-winning British series is set in Chicago's Canaryville neighborhood on the South Side, although ...more
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Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson

Premiered: 2000

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 153

Network: The WB Television Network, The CW Television Network

Genres (Tv): Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy

Gilmore Girls is an American comedy-drama series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. On October 5, 2000, the series debuted on the WB to widespread ...more
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Monk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Tony Shalhoub, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Premiered: 2002

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 125

Network: USA Network

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama, Mystery, Comedy-drama, + more

Monk is an American comedy-drama detective mystery television series created by Andy Breckman and starring Tony Shalhoub as the eponymous character, Adrian Monk. It originally ran from 2002 to ...more
6
Psych is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson

Premiered: 2006

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 109

Network: USA Network, ION Television

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama, Mystery, Comedy-drama, + more

Psych is an American detective comedy-drama television series created by Steve Franks and broadcast on USA Network with syndication reruns on ION Television. It is produced by Franks and Tagline ...more
7
Buffy the Vampire Slayer... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, James Marsters

Premiered: 1997

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 144

Network: UPN, The WB Television Network

Genres (Tv): Paranormal romance, Supernatural drama, Supernatural, Action/Adventure, Drama, + more

Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American television series which aired from March 10, 1997 until May 20, 2003. The series was created in 1997 by writer-director Joss Whedon under his production ...more
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Orange Is the New Black ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 7

Genres (Tv): Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy

Orange Is the New Black is an American comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan and first released on Netflix on July 11, 2013. The series, produced by Tilted Productions in association with ...more
9
Chuck is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez

Premiered: 2007

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 91

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Espionage, Action/Adventure, Drama, Adventure film, Comedy-drama, + more

Chuck (NBC, 2007) is an American action-comedy/spy-drama television series created by Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak. When a twenty-something computer geek (Zachary Levi) inadvertently downloads ...more
10
Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
LanaYoshii added Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 15

Number of Episodes: 318

Network: The WB Television Network, The CW Television Network

Genres (Tv): Supernatural drama, Black comedy, Drama, Horror Film, Mystery, + more

Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric Kripke. Two brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), follow their father's ...more
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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith

Premiered: 1963

Number of Seasons: 38

Number of Episodes: 861

Network: British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC America, BBC One, S4C, BBC HD

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Adventure, Drama

Doctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman, C. E. Webber, and Donald Wilson. The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer ...more
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M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi

Premiered: 1972

Number of Seasons: 11

Number of Episodes: 251

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Medical drama, Sitcom, Satire, Military, + more

M*A*S*H is an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart, adapted from the 1970 feature film MASH. The series, which was produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for ...more
13
Freaks and Geeks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco

Premiered: 1999

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 18

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Teen drama, Drama, Period piece, Comedy-drama, Comedy

Freaks and Geeks is an American teen comedy-drama television series, created by Paul Feig with Judd Apatow as executive producer, that aired on NBC during the 1999–2000 television season. ...more
14
Desperate Housewives is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross

Premiered: 2004

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 180

Network: American Broadcasting Company, Lifetime Television

Genres (Tv): Romance Film, Soap opera, Drama, Mystery, Comedy-drama, + more

Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama-mystery series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. It aired Sundays at 9 P.M. Eastern/8 P.M. ...more
15
Suits is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 134

Network: USA Network

Genres (Tv): Drama, Comedy-drama, Legal drama

Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Suits is a USA Network legal drama created by Aaron Korsh that stars Patrick J. Adams as Michael "Mike" Ross and Gabriel Macht as Harvey Specter. The first episode debuted on June 23, ...more
16
Cheers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

Premiered: 1982

Number of Seasons: 11

Number of Episodes: 273

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Cheers is an American sitcom that ran for eleven seasons between 1982 and 1993. The show was produced by Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions in association with Paramount Network Television for ...more
17
Bones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 166

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Romance Film, Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Procedural drama, Drama, + more

Bones is an American procedural comedy-drama television series that premiered on Fox in the United States on September 13, 2005. The show is based on forensic anthropology and forensic ...more
18
White Collar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 56

Network: USA Network

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Drama, Mystery, + more

White Collar is a USA Network television series created by Jeff Eastin, starring Tim DeKay as FBI Special Agent Peter Burke and Matt Bomer as Neal Caffrey, a highly intelligent and ...more
19
Firefly is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk

Premiered: 2002

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 14

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Space Western, Space opera, Drama, Comedy-drama, Science Fiction

Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Firefly is an American space western science fiction drama television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label. Whedon served as an executive ...more
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Boston Legal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
James Spader, William Shatner, Candice Bergen

Premiered: 2004

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 101

Network: ABC, American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy, Legal drama, + more

Boston Legal is an American legal dramedy created by David E. Kelley and produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for ABC. The series aired from October 3, 2004, to December 8, ...more
21
Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
edward-donner added Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 35

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Drama, Comedy-drama

Parenthood is an American television drama series developed by Jason Katims and produced by Imagine Television and Universal Television for NBC. The show tells of the Braverman clan which ...more
22
Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis

Premiered: 1998

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 94

Network: HBO

Genres (Tv): Romance Film, Black comedy, Blue comedy, Sitcom, Romantic comedy, + more

Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial This show is an American television romantic sitcom created by Darren Star and produced by HBO. Broadcast from 1998 until 2004, the original run of the show had a total of 94 episodes. ...more
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Rinkydink added Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli

Premiered: 2015

Network: The CW

Genres (Tv): Drama, Crime Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction

iZombie (The CW, 2015) is an American television series developed by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright, loosely based on the comic books by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred. A medical ...more
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The West Wing is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney

Premiered: 1999

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 156

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Political drama, Drama, Serial drama

The West Wing is an American serial political drama television series created by Aaron Sorkin that was originally broadcast on NBC from September 22, 1999, to May 14, 2006. The series is set ...more
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Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Teddy Dunn

Premiered: 2004

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 64

Network: UPN, The CW Television Network

Genres (Tv): Teen drama, Crime Fiction, Drama, Mystery, Comedy, + more

Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Veronica Mars (UPN, The CW, 2004) is an American teen noir mystery drama television series created by screenwriter Rob Thomas. After her best friend (Amanda Seyfried) is murdered, and her father ...more