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The Best New TV Comedy Series Of 2020 

Molly Gander
Updated April 1, 2020 259 votes 105 voters 10.1k views 21 items

List Rules Vote up the best comedy television shows that premiered their first season in 2020.

Television comedies offer us a good laugh when we need it, and the best comedy shows of 2020 are no exception. From action-comedy to dramedy, modern streaming stories to your classic television sitcoms, there's really always something new and funny to watch. Even though it's tempting to watch old favorites that we know will make us smile, it's worth the time to try something new, and 2020 comes with some funny shows for everyone to enjoy.

There are some almost guaranteed laughs in 2020, like Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens, a Comedy Central series staring the titular Awkwafina as a woman trying to navigate adulthood in Flushing, New York. Another series that offers fun and funny is High Fidelity, based on the 2000 movie. Of course, there are also fresh new stories like the musical comedy Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist and the sci-fi comedy Avenue 5 on HBO. If that all sounds good, there are plenty of other great comedies to check out.

Check out the list of comedy series below and vote up the ones you think were best in 2020. Feel free to add your favorites to the list if they aren't there. And when you're done, be sure to check out our list of the top TV shows of all time.

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Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet, (Apple TV+, 2020 is an American comedy television series. The show is set in a video game development studio and explores the intricacies of the human condition through hilarious and innovative ways. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Rob McElhenney, F. Murray Abraham, Imani Hakim, David Hornsby, Danny Pudi, + more

Network: Apple TV+

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Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (NBC, 2020) is an American musical fantasy dramedy television series. The show is set around Zoey's (Jane Levy) ability to recognize the thoughts of the people surrounding her as songs playing. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Peter Gallagher, Alex Newell

Network: NBC

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Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens (Comedy Central, 2020) is an American comedy television series. With help from her dad and grandmother, Nora Lum (Awkwafina) navigates young adulthood in Flushing, New York with her cousin. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Awkwafina, BD Wong, Lori Tan Chinn

Network: Comedy Central

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Avenue 5 (HBO, 2020) is an American science fiction comedy television series created by Armando Iannucci. Space captain Ryan Clark of the Avenue 5 tries to get along with others in the space tourism industry. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Hugh Laurie, Suzy Nakamura, Rebecca Front

Network: HBO

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