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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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M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
M*A*S*H Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi 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

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Shameless is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Shameless Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky 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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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Cheers Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger 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

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Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Gabby Gellerman added Scrubs Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke 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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House is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
House Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard House is an American television medical drama that originally ran on the Fox network for eight seasons, from November 16, 2004 to May 21, 2012. The show's main character is Dr. Gregory House, a ...more

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Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Gilmore Girls Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson 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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The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
The Wonder Years Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern The Wonder Years is an American television comedy-drama created by Neal Marlens and Carol Black. It ran on ABC from 1988 through 1993. The pilot aired on January 31, 1988, following ABC's ...more

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan 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) 9 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Orange Is the New Black Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning 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

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Psych is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Psych James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson 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

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Northern Exposure is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Northern Exposure Rob Morrow, Janine Turner, Barry Corbin Northern Exposure is an American television series that ran on CBS from 1990 to 1995, with a total of 110 episodes. It dealt with a New York City physician, Dr. Joel Fleischman, who is sent to ...more

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Chuck is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Chuck Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez 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

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Freaks and Geeks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Freaks and Geeks Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco 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

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Suits is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Suits Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle 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

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Pushing Daisies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Pushing Daisies Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride Pushing Daisies is an American fantasy comedy-drama television series created by Bryan Fuller that aired on ABC from October 3, 2007, to June 13, 2009. The series stars Lee Pace as Ned, a ...more

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Monk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Monk Tony Shalhoub, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine 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

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Desperate Housewives is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Desperate Housewives Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross 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

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Taxi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Taxi Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito Taxi is an American sitcom that originally aired from 1978 to 1982 on ABC and from 1982 to 1983 on NBC. The series—which won 18 Emmy Awards, including three for Outstanding Comedy Series—focuses ...more

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Doctor Who Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith 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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Moonlighting is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Moonlighting Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley Moonlighting is an American television series that aired on ABC from March 3, 1985, to May 14, 1989. The network aired a total of 66 episodes. Starring Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis as ...more

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bones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
bones Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin Bones is an American crime 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

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Firefly is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Firefly Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk 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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White Collar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
White Collar Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson 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

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Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Better Call Saul Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn Better Call Saul (A&E, 2015) is an American television crime drama series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, and a spinoff prequel of Breaking Bad. The trials and tribulations of ...more

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Boston Legal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Boston Legal James Spader, William Shatner, Candice Bergen 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

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Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Veronica Mars Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Veronica Mars is an American mystery drama television series created by screenwriter Rob Thomas. The series is set in the fictional town of Neptune, California, and stars Kristen Bell as the ...more

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Ally McBeal is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Ally McBeal Calista Flockhart, Greg Germann, Jane Krakowski Ally McBeal is an American legal comedy-drama television series, originally aired on Fox from September 8, 1997 to May 20, 2002. Created by David E. Kelley, the series stars Calista Flockhart in ...more

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The West Wing is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
The West Wing Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney 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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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or simply Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is an American television series created for ABC by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen, based on the Marvel ...more

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Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
edward-donner added Parenthood Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard 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

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Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Sex and the City Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Sex and the City 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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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
LanaYoshii added Supernatural Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy 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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True Blood is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
True Blood Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial True Blood is an American television drama series produced and created by Alan Ball. It is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the ...more

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Sports Night is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Sports Night Josh Charles, Peter Krause, Felicity Huffman Sports Night is an American television series about a fictional sports news show also called Sports Night. It focuses on the friendships, pitfalls, and ethical issues the creative talent of the ...more

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Californication is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
edward-donner added Californication David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Evan Handler Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Californication is an American comedy-drama television series created by Tom Kapinos, which aired for seven seasons on Showtime from August 13, 2007 to June 29, 2014. The show follows New Yorker ...more

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Room 222 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Room 222 Lloyd Haynes, Denise Nicholas, Michael Constantine Room 222 was an American comedy–drama television series produced by 20th Century Fox Television that aired on ABC for 112 episodes from September 17, 1969, until January 11, 1974. The show was ...more

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Dead Like Me is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Dead Like Me Ellen Muth, Callum Blue, Jasmine Guy Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Dead Like Me is an American comedy-drama television series starring Ellen Muth and Mandy Patinkin as grim reapers who reside and work in Seattle, Washington. Filmed in Vancouver, British ...more

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The O.C. is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
edward-donner added The O.C. Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, Peter Gallagher The O.C. is an American teen drama television series that originally aired on the Fox network in the United States from August 5, 2003, to February 22, 2007, running a total of four seasons. The ...more

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Glee is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
halle-bae added Glee Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch Glee is an American musical comedy-drama television series that aired on the Fox network in the United States from May 19, 2009, to March 20, 2015. It focuses on the fictitious William McKinley ...more

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Ed is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Ed Tom Cavanagh, Julie Bowen, Josh Randall Ed is an NBC television program co-produced by David Letterman's Worldwide Pants Incorporated, NBC Productions and Viacom Productions that aired from 2000 to 2004. The hour-long comedy-drama ...more

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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Fargo Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman Fargo (FX, 2014) is an American black comedy–crime drama anthology television series created by Noah Hawley, and inspired by the 1996 film. Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder ...more

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Roseanne is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Jdoggy added Roseanne Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf Roseanne is an American sitcom that was broadcast on ABC from October 18, 1988, to May 20, 1997. Starring Roseanne Barr, the show revolved around the Conners, an Illinois working-class family. ...more

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Lie to Me is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Lie to Me Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Lie to Me is an American crime drama television series. It originally ran on the Fox network from January 21, 2009 to January 31, 2011. In the show, Dr. Cal Lightman and his colleagues in The ...more

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Weeds is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Jdoggy added Weeds Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould Weeds is an American dark comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan and produced by Tilted Productions in association with Lionsgate Television. The central character is Nancy Botwin, a widowed ...more

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The Wild Wild West is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
The Wild Wild West Agnes Moorehead, Robert Conrad, Ross Martin The Wild Wild West is an American television series that ran on CBS for four seasons from September 17, 1965 to April 4, 1969. Two television movies were made with the original cast in 1979 and ...more

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Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Bradley Whitford Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is an American comedy-drama television series created and primarily written by Aaron Sorkin. The series takes place behind the scenes of a live sketch comedy show ...more

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The Greatest American Hero is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
The Greatest American Hero William Katt, Connie Sellecca, Robert Culp The Greatest American Hero is an American comedy-drama television series that aired for three seasons from 1981 to 1983 on ABC. Created by producer Stephen J. Cannell, it premiered as a two-hour ...more

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Rocko's Modern Life is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Rocko's Modern Life Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny, Charles Adler Rocko's Modern Life is an American animated television series created by Joe Murray for Nickelodeon. The series centers on the surreal life of an anthropomorphic Australian-immigrant wallaby ...more

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Royal Pains is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dramedy TV Series
Royal Pains Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo, Reshma Shetty Royal Pains is a USA Network television series that premiered on June 4, 2009, starring Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo, Jill Flint, Reshma Shetty, Brooke D'Orsay, Ben Shenkman, and Campbell ...more