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The Best Dramedy TV Series 

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Updated May 25, 2020 15.6k votes 2.4k voters 58.4k views 94 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.

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Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Gabby Gellerman added Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke

Premiered: 2001

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Medical drama

Scrubs (NBC, 2001) is an American medical comedy-drama television series created by Bill Lawrence. In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, intern John "J.D." Dorian (Zach Braff) ...more
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House is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Premiered: 2004

Genres (Tv): Medical drama

House, M.D. (Fox, 2004) is an American television medical drama created by David Shore. An antisocial maverick doctor (Hugh Laurie) who specializes in diagnostic medicine does whatever it takes ...more
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Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson

Premiered: 2000

Genres (Tv): Comedy-drama

Gilmore Girls (The WB, 2000) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino. In the fictional town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, a thirty-something single mother ...more
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Shameless is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky

Premiered: 2011

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama

Shameless (Showtime, 2011) is an American comedy-drama television series developed by John Wells, based on the 2004 British series. Led by drunk patriarch Frank (William H. Macy), the poor and ...more
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, James Marsters

Premiered: 1997

Genres (Tv): Supernatural, Horror, Comedy-drama, Teen drama, Action, + more

Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Buffy the Vampire Slayer (The WB, 1997) is an American supernatural drama television series created by Joss Whedon, based on the 1992 film. Destined to slay vampires, a young woman (Sarah ...more
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Monk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Tony Shalhoub, Bitty Schram, Ted Levine

Premiered: 2002

Genres (Tv): Police procedural, Comedy-drama, Mystery

Monk (USA, 2002) is an American comedy-drama detective mystery television series created by Andy Breckman. A brilliant detective with an extreme case of OCD (Tony Shalhoub) helps the San ...more
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Freaks and Geeks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco

Premiered: 1999

Genres (Tv): Teen drama, Comedy-drama

Freaks and Geeks (NBC, 1999) is an American teen comedy-drama television series created by Paul Feig. A gifted high schooler (Linda Cardellini) starts hanging out with a group of burnouts, while ...more
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Psych is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson

Premiered: 2006

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
9
Chuck is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez

Premiered: 2007

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
Orange Is the New Black ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning

Premiered: 2013

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama

Orange Is the New Black (Netflix, 2013) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Jenji Kohan, based on the memoir by Piper Kerman. Convicted of a decade old crime of ...more
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Bones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin

Premiered: 2005

Genres (Tv): Crime drama, Comedy-drama, Police procedural

Bones (Fox, 2005) is an American procedural comedy-drama television series created by Hart Hanson. Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and cocky ...more
12
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

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
Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith

Premiered: 1963

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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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
LanaYoshii added Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy

Premiered: 2005

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
15
Desperate Housewives is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross

Premiered: 2004

Genres (Tv): Soap opera, Mystery, Comedy-drama

Desperate Housewives (ABC, 2004) is an American mystery comedy-drama television series created by Marc Cherry. Secrets and truths unfold through the lives of female friends (Teri Hatcher, ...more
16
Boston Legal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
James Spader, William Shatner, Candice Bergen

Premiered: 2004

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
17
Cheers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

Premiered: 1982

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
18
Suits is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle

Premiered: 2011

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

Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Suits (USA, 2011) is an American legal drama created by Aaron Korsh. On the run from a drug deal gone bad, brilliant college dropout Mike Ross, finds himself working with Harvey Specter, one of ...more
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Rinkydink added Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli

Premiered: 2015

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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Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis

Premiered: 1998

Genres (Tv): Romantic comedy

Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Sex and the City (HBO, 1998) is an American romantic comedy-drama television series created by Darren Star, based on the 1997 book by Candace Bushnell. Four female New Yorkers (Sarah Jessica ...more
21
White Collar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson

Premiered: 2009

Genres (Tv): Police procedural, Comedy-drama, Crime drama

White Collar (USA, 2009) is an American crime comedy-drama series created by Jeff Eastin. After being captured by the FBI, a renowned con artist (Matt Bomer) reluctantly partners up with an ...more
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Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
edward-donner added Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard

Premiered: 2010

Genres (Tv): Drama, Comedy-drama

Parenthood (NBC, 2010) is an American television drama series created by Jason Katims. Four siblings share the joys and heartaches of parenthood in their California hometown of Berkeley.
23
Firefly is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk

Premiered: 2002

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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The Marvelous Mrs. Maise... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Zegen, Alex Borstein

Premiered: 2017

Genres (Tv): Comedy-Drama, Period drama

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Video, 2017) is an American period comedy-drama web television series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino. A 1960s housewife (Rachel Brosnahan) discovers she has a ...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

Genres (Tv): Teen drama, Mystery, Neo-noir, Drama

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