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The Best 2010s Dark Comedy TV Shows  

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These are the best 2010s dark comedy TV shows, ranked from best to worst by user votes. Some of the top 2010s dark comedy series pushed the envelope in terms of what it means to be funny, like It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, while others simply blurred the lines between drama and comedy, like Barry, Shameless, or Fargo. Some of the best 2010s dark comedy shows even use animation to poke fun at things like depression and addiction - something that BoJack Horseman does like no other show on TV.

What shows will you find on this best 2010s dark comedy TV shows list? Whether the series have been going on for what seems like the entire decade (or even before it), like Shameless and Curb Your Enthusiasm, or are just getting started, like Netflix's brilliant After Life, the 2010s have proven that these dark times call for even darker comedies to brighten things up.

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Archer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2010s Dark Comedy TV Shows
H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial 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
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It's Always Sunny in Philadelp... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2010s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney
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
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South Park is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2010s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman
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
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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2010s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks
Fargo (FX, 2014) is an American black comedy drama anthology television series created by Noah Hawley, and inspired by the 1996 film. Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and wrong doings ...more
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Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2010s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer
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
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Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2010s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial 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
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Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2010s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn
Better Call Saul (AMC, 2015) is an American television drama series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, and a spinoff prequel of Breaking Bad. The trials and tribulations of lawyer, Jimmy ...more
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Shameless is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2010s Dark Comedy TV Shows
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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Louie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2010s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Louis C.K., Hadley Delany, Ursula Parker
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Louie is an American comedy-drama television series on the FX network that began airing in 2010. It is written, directed, edited, and produced by the show's creator, stand-up comedian Louis ...more
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BoJack Horseman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2010s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie
BoJack Horseman is an American animated sitcom created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. The series stars Will Arnett as the eponymous character, BoJack Horseman. The supporting cast includes Amy ...more
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Metalocalypse is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2010s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Tommy Blacha, Brendon Small, Mark Hamill
Metalocalypse is an American animated television series, created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha, which premiered on August 6, 2006 on Adult Swim. The television program centers on the larger ...more
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Happyish is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2010s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Steve Coogan, Kathryn Hahn
A dark examination of our pursuit of happiness, a pursuit that might just be the very thing causing our unhappiness in the first place. Thom Payne is 42, his new bosses at work are half his age ...more
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The End of the F***ing World is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2010s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden, Gemma Whelan
The End of the F***ing World (Netflix, 2018) is an eight-part British absurdist dark comedy-drama television series, based on the comic series by Charles S. Forsman. 17-year-old James (Alex ...more
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Peep Show is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2010s Dark Comedy TV Shows
David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Matt King
Peep Show is a British sitcom starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. The television programme is written by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain, with additional material by Mitchell and Webb, amongst ...more
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Barry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2010s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Barry Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg
Barry (HBO, 2018) is an American television comedy series created by Bill Hader and Alec Berg. An ex-marine (Bill Hader) who is working as a low-rent hitman moves to Los Angeles and joins an ...more
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Maniac is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2010s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Jonah Hill, Emma Stone, Sonoya Mizuno
Maniac (Netflix, 2018) is an American dark comedy television series created by Patrick Somerville and directed by Cary Fukunaga. Based on a 2014 Norwegian series, the show revolves around the ...more
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Big Mouth is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2010s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jessi Klein
Big Mouth (Netflix, 2017) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin, and Jennifer Flackett, based on Kroll and Goldberg's tweenage years in the New ...more
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2010s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is an American sitcom created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock and starring Ellie Kemper that has streamed on Netflix since March 6, 2015. Originally set for a 13-episode ...more
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Ugly Americans is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2010s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Matt Oberg, Natasha Leggero, Kurt Metzger
Ugly Americans is an American animated sitcom created by Devin Clark and developed by David M. Stern. The program focuses on the life of Mark Lilly, a social worker employed by the Department of ...more
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Baskets is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2010s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Zach Galifianakis, Martha Kelly, Louie Anderson
Baskets (FX, 2016) is an American comedy television series co-created by Louis C.K., Zach Galifianakis and Jonathan Krisel, who is also the showrunner. Galifianakis stars in the dual lead role ...more
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Review is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2010s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Andrew Daly, Megan Stevenson, Jessica St. Clair
Review is an American mockumentary comedy series starring Andy Daly as professional critic Forrest MacNeil, who provides reviews of real-life experiences. The series was created by Daly, and is ...more
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Broad City is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2010s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Hannibal Buress
Broad City (Comedy Central, 2014) is an American comedy television series, created by Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson. Two Jewish American women in their twenties experience adventures of ...more
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Legit is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2010s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Jim Jefferies, Dan Bakkedahl, DJ Qualls
Legit is an American comedy television series created by Peter O'Fallon and Jim Jefferies. The series premiered on January 17, 2013, on the American cable television network FX and ended on May ...more
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You're the Worst is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2010s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Chris Geere, Aya Cash, Desmin Borges
You're the Worst (FXX, 2014) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Stephen Falk. Jimmy (Chris Geere), a self-involved writer, and Gretchen (Aya Cash), a self-destructive Los ...more
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Go On is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2010s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Matthew Perry, Laura Benanti, Julie White
Go On is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from August 8, 2012 to April 11, 2013. The series starred Matthew Perry as Ryan King, a sports talk radio host trying to move on from the death of ...more