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The Best Dramedy TV Series

Updated October 14, 2020 16.8k votes 2.7k voters 63.8k views95 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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  • 1
    House is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
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    House

    Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps

    Premiered2004

    NetworkFox

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  • 2
    Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
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    Gilmore Girls

    Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel

    Premiered2000

    NetworkThe WB

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  • 3
    Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
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    Scrubs

    Zach Braff, Donald Faison

    Premiered2001

    NetworkNBC, ABC

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  • 4
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
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    31

    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

    Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Zegen

    Premiered2017

    NetworkAmazon Video

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  • 5
    Monk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
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    189

    Monk

    Tony Shalhoub, Bitty Schram

    Premiered2002

    NetworkUSA Network

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  • 6
    Psych is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
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    238

    Psych

    James Roday, Dulé Hill

    Premiered2006

    NetworkUSA Network, ION Television

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  • 7
    Freaks and Geeks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
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    196

    Freaks and Geeks

    Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley

    Premiered1999

    NetworkNBC

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  • 8
    Shameless is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
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    Shameless

    Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy

    Premiered2011

    NetworkShowtime

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  • 9
    Chuck is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
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    233

    Chuck

    Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski

    Premiered2007

    NetworkNBC

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  • 10
    Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
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    110

    Supernatural

    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles

    Premiered2005

    NetworkThe WB Television Network, The CW Television Network

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  • 11
    Bones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
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    194

    Bones

    Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz

    Premiered2005

    NetworkFox

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  • 12
    iZombie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
    126
    79

    iZombie

    Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin

    Premiered2015

    NetworkThe CW

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  • 13
    Suits is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
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    228

    Suits

    Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams

    Premiered2011

    NetworkUSA Network

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  • 14
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
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    235

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan

    Premiered1997

    NetworkThe WB

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  • 15
    White Collar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
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    167

    White Collar

    Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay

    Premiered2009

    NetworkUSA Network

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  • 16
    Weeds is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
    86
    44

    Weeds

    Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish

    Premiered2005

    NetworkShowtime

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  • 17
    Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
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    70

    Parenthood

    Peter Krause, Lauren Graham

    Premiered2010

    NetworkNBC

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  • 18
    Firefly is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
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    166

    Firefly

    Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres

    Premiered2002

    NetworkFox Broadcasting Company

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  • 19
    Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
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    170

    Doctor Who

    Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant

    Premiered1963

    NetworkBritish Broadcasting Corporation, BBC America, BBC One, S4C, BBC HD

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  • 20
    Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
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    286

    Orange Is the New Black

    Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon

    Premiered2013

    NetworkNetflix

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  • 21
    Desperate Housewives is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
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    Desperate Housewives

    Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman

    Premiered2004

    NetworkABC

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  • 22
    The West Wing is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
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    124

    The West Wing

    Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe

    Premiered1999

    NetworkNBC

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  • 23
    Boston Legal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
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    143

    Boston Legal

    James Spader, William Shatner

    Premiered2004

    NetworkABC, American Broadcasting Company

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  • 24
    Castle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
    90
    27

    Castle

    Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic

    Premiered2009

    NetworkAmerican Broadcasting Company

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  • 25
    M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
    332
    306

    M*A*S*H

    Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers

    Premiered1972

    NetworkCBS

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