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The Best Dramedy TV Series

Updated May 5, 2021 18.3k votes 3.1k voters 71.7k views107 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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    House

    Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps

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    Scrubs

    Zach Braff, Donald Faison

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    Gilmore Girls

    Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel

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    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

    Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Zegen

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    Shameless

    Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy

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    Psych

    James Roday, Dulé Hill

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    Chuck

    Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski

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  • 8
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    Freaks and Geeks

    Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley

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  • 9
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    Monk

    Tony Shalhoub, Bitty Schram

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  • 10
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    Supernatural

    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles

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    Suits

    Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams

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  • 12
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan

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    Bones

    Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz

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  • 14
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    White Collar

    Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay

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    Weeds

    Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish

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  • 16
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    Doctor Who

    Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant

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    Parenthood

    Peter Krause, Lauren Graham

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    Firefly

    Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres

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    Orange Is the New Black

    Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon

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    Desperate Housewives

    Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman

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    The West Wing

    Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe

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    Sex and the City

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall

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    Veronica Mars

    Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III

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    iZombie

    Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin

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    Boston Legal

    James Spader, William Shatner

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