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The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s 

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Updated January 6, 2020 2.8k votes 116 voters 178 items

List Rules Vote up the funniest 2010s comedy shows.

The 2010s were a decade blessed (or, depending on how you look at it, cursed) with the rise of Peak TV and the dawning of some of the funniest comedies in TV history. Gone were the days of three channels with three hours of primetime slots and only a handful of funny-yet-safe shows to choose from - in its place was comedy after comedy mercilessly competing for viewing time and pushing the envelope of what it meant to be funny.

Sure, some of the top 2010s comedy TV shows were often also depressing (BoJack Horseman), or bizarre (Russian Doll), or an hour in length (Shameless), but that doesn't mean they didn't also contain some of the funniest moments in modern TV history. From animation to musicals to sketch shows to serialized sci-fi, comedy shifted forms and become unrecognizable like no other genre in the 2010s, and it's never looked better because of it.

So let's get ready to laugh, cry, feel crippling anxiety, and then laugh again, because in this list we're going to revisit 2010s best comedy TV shows.

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Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 28

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Mockumentary, Satire, Romance TV, Comedy-drama, + more

Parks and Recreation is an American television sitcom starring Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the parks department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana. Created ...more
2
It's Always Sunny in Phi... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 94

Network: FXX

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Television comedy, Sitcom, Comedy

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX, 2005) is an American television sitcom created by Rob McElhenney. The series follows "The Gang", a group of five depraved underachievers: twins ...more
3
The Good Place is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper

Premiered: 2016

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Fantasy

The Good Place (NBC, 2016) is an American fantasy comedy television series created by Michael Schur. Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) wakes up to discover she has entered the afterlife. When ...more
4
The Office is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 201

Network: Global Television Network, NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Mockumentary, Satire, Romance TV, Romantic comedy, + more

The Office is an American television comedy series that aired on NBC from March 24, 2005 to May 16, 2013. It is an adaptation of the BBC series of the same name. The Office was adapted for ...more
5
Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Ed O'Neill, SofĂ­a Vergara, Julie Bowen

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 11

Number of Episodes: 234

Network: ABC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Mockumentary, Family, Comedy, Family Film

Modern Family is an American television sitcom that premiered on ABC on September 23, 2009, which follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los Angeles. ...more
6
Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi

Premiered: 2003

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 68

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

Arrested Development is an American television sitcom created by Mitchell Hurwitz, which originally aired on Fox for three seasons from November 2, 2003 to February 10, 2006. A fourth season of ...more
7
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Sitcom

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox, NBC 2013) is an American police television sitcom created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), an immature but talented NYPD detective in ...more
8
Archer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 23

Network: FXX

Genres (Tv): Adult animation, Action, Comedy

Archer (FXX, 2009) is an American adult animated black spy sitcom created by Adam Reed. The adventures and mishaps of secret agent Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) and his colleagues, who are ...more
9
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

Premiered: 1989

Number of Seasons: 24

Number of Episodes: 528

Network: Fox

Genres (Tv): Animation, Television comedy, Comedy, Family Film

The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by the ...more
10
Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 45

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Animation, Sitcom, Comedy

Bob's Burgers is an American animated sitcom created by Loren Bouchard for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Belchers—parents Bob and Linda, and their children Tina, Gene, ...more
11
South Park is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman

Premiered: 1997

Number of Seasons: 16

Network: Comedy Central

Genres (Tv): Animation, Television comedy, Sitcom, Satire, Animated cartoon, + more

South Park (Comedy Central, 1997) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. In the small town of South Park, four boys get caught up in all sorts of bizarre ...more
12
Between Two Ferns with Z... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Zach Galifianakis

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis is an Emmy-award winning Internet comedy series that appears on the video website Funny or Die.
13
Veep is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale

Premiered: 2012

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 65

Network: HBO

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

Veep is an HBO television comedy series, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, set in the office of Selina Meyer, a fictional Vice President, and subsequent President, of the United States. The series ...more
14
The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

Premiered: 2007

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 135

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Television comedy, Sitcom, Comedy

The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the show along with Steven Molaro. All three also serve as head ...more
15
Santa Clarita Diet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Ricardo Chavira

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Santa Clarita Diet (2017) Netflix original comedy series created by Victor Fresco. Married couple Sheila and Joel (Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant) are real estate agents in Santa Clarita, ...more
16
All That is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Amanda Bynes, Nick Cannon, Kenan Thompson

Premiered: 1994

Number of Seasons: 10

Number of Episodes: 171

Network: Nickelodeon, TeenNick

Genres (Tv): Sketch comedy, Television comedy, Adolescence, Variety show, Children's television series, + more

All That is an American sketch comedy television series created by Brian Robbins and Mike Tollin. The series originally aired on Nickelodeon from April 16, 1994 to October 22, 2005, lasting ten ...more
17
Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin

Premiered: 2000

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 70

Network: HBO

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American improvised comedy television series produced and broadcast by HBO, which premiered on October 15, 2000. It has aired 80 episodes over eight seasons, the last ...more
18
Key & Peele is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Ron Artest

Premiered: 2012

Number of Seasons: 2

Network: Comedy Central

Genres (Tv): Sketch comedy, Comedy

Key & Peele is an American sketch comedy television show. It stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, both former cast members of MADtv. Each episode of the show consists mainly of several ...more
19
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 3

Network: Adult Swim, Cartoon Network

Genres (Tv): Adult animation, Sci-fi, Comedy, Adventure

Rick and Morty (Adult Swim, 2013) is an American adult animated science-fiction sitcom created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. Cynical mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his fretful, easily ...more
20
The Goldbergs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, George Segal

Premiered: 2013

Network: ABC

Genres (Tv): Television comedy, Comedy

The Goldbergs (ABC, 2013) is an American television sitcom created by Adam F. Goldberg and stars Wendi McLendon-Covey and Jeff Garlin. The show is produced by Goldberg, Seth Gordon, and Doug ...more
21
Silicon Valley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener

Premiered: 2014

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 8

Network: HBO

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Silicon Valley is an American television sitcom created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky. The series focuses on six young men who found a startup company in Silicon Valley. The ...more
22
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

Premiered: 1999

Number of Seasons: 11

Number of Episodes: 210

Network: Fox

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Animation, Sitcom, Animated cartoon, Comedy, + more

Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter and Lois; ...more
23
The Ranch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
The Ranch Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Debra Winger

Genres (Tv): Drama

The Ranch (Netflix, 2016) is an American comedy web television series created by Don Reo and Jim Patterson. The son (Ashton Kutcher) of a Colorado rancher returns home from a semi-pro football ...more
24
Jane the Virgin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, Yael Grobglas

Network: The CW

Jane the Virgin (The CW, 2014) is an American satirical romantic comedy-drama telenovela developed by Jennie Snyder Urman. A working, religious young Latina virgin (Gina Rodriguez) becomes ...more
25
What We Do in the Shadow... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Comedies Of The 2010s
Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou

Premiered: 2019

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: FX

Genres (Tv): Comedy

What We Do in the Shadows (FX, 2019) is an American comedy television series based on the 2014 film. A look at the lives of three vampires who have been living as roommates for hundreds of years ...more