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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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Shameless is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Archer is listed (or ranked) 3 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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South Park is listed (or ranked) 4 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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It's Always Sunny in Phi... is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2010s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green
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

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Big Mouth is listed (or ranked) 7 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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The End of the F***ing W... is listed (or ranked) 8 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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BoJack Horseman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2010s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie
BoJack Horseman (Netflix, 2014) is an American animated sitcom created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. BoJack Horseman (Will Arnett) was the star of the hit television show "Horsin' Around" ...more

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Happy! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2010s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Christopher Meloni, Patton Oswalt, Ritchie Coster
Happy! (Syfy, 2017) is an American television crime dramedy series created by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson, based on the comic book series. An alcoholic ex-cop turned hitman (Christopher ...more

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Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Disenchantment is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2010s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon, Eric Andre
Disenchantment (Netflix, 2018) is an adult animated sitcom created by Matt Groening. The series follows the story of Bean (Abby Jacobson), an alcoholic princess, her elf companion Elfo (Nat ...more

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Metalocalypse is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Barry is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmid... is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Better Off Ted is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2010s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Jay Harrington, Portia de Rossi, Andrea Anders
Better Off Ted is an American satirical situation comedy series, created by Victor Fresco, who also served as the show's Executive Producer. The series ran on the ABC network from March 18, 2009 ...more

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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 18 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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You're the Worst is listed (or ranked) 19 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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What We Do in the Shadow... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2010s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou
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

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Broad City is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Wilfred is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2010s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Fiona Gubelmann
Wilfred is a US remake of a previous Austrailian show by the same name, starring Elijah Wood and Jason Gann.

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Louie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2010s Dark Comedy TV Shows
Louis C.K., Hadley Delany, Ursula Parker
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Review is listed (or ranked) 24 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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SMILF is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2010s Dark Comedy TV Shows
SMILF Frankie Shaw, Miguel Gomez, Rosie O'Donnell
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