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The Best Dramedy TV Series

Updated February 24, 2021 17.8k votes 2.9k voters 68.5k views97 items

List RulesVote up the best blends of drama and comedy.

These are the best dramedies of all time - but what exactly is a dramedy? 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 a "dramedy" - a creative combination of drama and comedy that just works. It just does. Because we are humans and we like to laugh and cry and we love dramedies. If we can do them both at the same time to accommodate our busy schedule of overeating and destroying the planet, even better! 

Proving that the sum can be greater than the parts, here is a list of the best of the best dramedies that have aired on US television. What would you say the best dramedy of all time is? Scrubs, Monk, and Boston Legal all take classic TV drama genres and add laughs for a delightful dramedy mix. Do you see your favorite dramedies? Maybe you should vote for them 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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    Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps

    Premiered2004

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  • Gilmore Girls2
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    Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel

    Premiered2000

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  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel3
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  • Chuck4
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    Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski

    Premiered2007

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  • Shameless5
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    Premiered2011

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  • Psych6
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    James Roday, Dulé Hill

    Premiered2006

    NetworkUSA Network, ION Television

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  • Scrubs7
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    Zach Braff, Donald Faison

    Premiered2001

    NetworkNBC, ABC

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    Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley

    Premiered1999

    NetworkNBC

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  • Monk9
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  • Supernatural10
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    Premiered2005

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    Premiered2011

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  • Bones12
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    Premiered2005

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  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer13
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    Premiered1997

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  • White Collar14
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    Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay

    Premiered2009

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  • Weeds15
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    Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish

    Premiered2005

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  • Parenthood16
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    Peter Krause, Lauren Graham

    Premiered2010

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  • Firefly17
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    Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres

    Premiered2002

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  • Doctor Who18
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    Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant

    Premiered1963

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  • Orange Is the New Black19
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  • Desperate Housewives20
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    Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman

    Premiered2004

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  • Boston Legal21
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    Premiered2004

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  • The West Wing22
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    Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe

    Premiered1999

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  • iZombie23
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    Premiered2015

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  • Sex and the City24
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    Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall

    Premiered1998

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  • Castle25
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    Premiered2009

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