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The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows 

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Updated February 19, 2020 1.2k votes 309 voters 10k views 30 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite dark comedies that are currently airing new episodes on TV or streaming

These are the best current dark comedy TV shows of 2017-2019, ranked from best to worst by user votes. Some of the top current dark comedy series blend humor with horrow while some other best current dark comedy shows  use sketch comedy to poke fun at usually morbid content.

What shows will you find on this best current dark comedy TV shows list? Bojack Horseman turns the drama, pain and urgency of trauma and depression into hilarious jokes that are dark and unexpected. This great dark comedy show was created by Raphael Bob-Wakesburg and features an all-star cast including Will Arnett as the title character, with a supporting cast including Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Paul F. Tompkins, and Aaron Paul. Curb Your Enthusiasm is another good dark comedy series currently airing on television and one of the best dark comedies of the decade.

Nothing is off limits on Seth MacFarlane's dark cartoon comedy show, Family Guy. Other good shows that appear on this list of the top current dark comedy TV shows list include It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Peep Show and Shameless.

Which dark comedy show is your favorite? Vote up which shows you think deserve the top spot!

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It's Always Sunny in Phi... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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

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Archer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Tish added 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

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South Park is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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

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BoJack Horseman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie

Premiered: 2014

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Animation

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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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks

Premiered: 2014

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: AMC

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama, Crime

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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Shameless is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 36

Network: Showtime

Genres (Tv): Drama, Comedy

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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Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn

Premiered: 2015

Number of Seasons: 4

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Drama, Comedy

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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Happy! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Christopher Meloni, Patton Oswalt, Ritchie Coster

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Action, Crime

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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Barry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Amy Boal added Barry Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg

Premiered: 2018

Network: HBO

Genres (Tv): Comedy

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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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
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

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Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Tish added 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

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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Tish added Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 103

Network: FX

Genres (Tv): Anthology, Horror, Supernatural

American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, ...more

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Trailer Park Boys is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Tish added John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells, Mike Smith

Premiered: 2001

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 57

Network: Showcase

Genres (Tv): Television comedy, Mockumentary, Comedy-drama, Comedy

Trailer Park Boys is a Canadian mockumentary black comedy-drama sitcom television series created and directed by Mike Clattenburg that focuses on the misadventures of a group of trailer park ...more

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SMILF is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
voting closed at #15 SMILF Frankie Shaw, Miguel Gomez, Rosie O'Donnell
SMILF (Showtime, 2017) is an American television comedy series based on Frankie Shaw's short film. A single, 20-something mom (Shaw) struggles to find a happy work-life balance.

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Dead to Me is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, Edward Asner

Premiered: 2019

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Dark comedy

Dead to Me (Netflix, 2019) is an American dark comedy web television series created by Liz Feldman. After the murder of her husband, tightly wound widow, Jen (Christina Applegate) meets Judy ...more

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Robot Chicken is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Tish added Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Breckin Meyer

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 60

Network: Adult Swim, Cartoon Network

Genres (Tv): Sketch comedy, Black comedy, Animation, Sitcom, Satire, + more

Robot Chicken (Adult Swim, 2005) is an American stop motion sketch comedy television series created by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich. Pop culture references fly thick and fast as stop-motion ...more

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Bonding is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Zoe Levin, Brendan Scannell, Micah Stock

Premiered: 2019

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Dark comedy, Drama, Dramedy

Bonding (Netflix, 2019) is an American dark comedy television series. Tiff (Zoe Levin) and Peter (Brendan Scannel) are two best friends from high school who meet up in New York years later.
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Search Party is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Alia Shawkat, John Early, John Reynolds

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Mystery

Search Party (TBS, 2016) is an American dark comedy television series created by Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers, and Michael Showalter. Four self-absorbed twenty-somethings become entangled ...more
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Now Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Avan Jogia, Kelli Berglund, Beau Mirchoff

Premiered: 2019

Network: Starz

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Now Apocalypse (Starz, 2019) is an American comedy television series created by Gregg Araki and Karley Sciortino. A group of four friends (Avan Jogia, Kelli Berglund, Beau Mirchoff, and Roxane ...more
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmid... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
voting closed at #19 Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess

Premiered: 2015

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 51

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

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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On Becoming a God in Cen... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Kirsten Dunst, Théodore Pellerin, Ted Levine

Premiered: 2019

Network: Showtime

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Dark comedy

On Becoming a God in Central Florida (Showtime, 2019) is an American dark comedy television series. Krystal Gill (Kirsten Dunst) is a minimum-wage-earning water park employee who schemes her way ...more
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68 Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Sam Keeley, Gage Golightly, Cristina Rodlo

Premiered: 2020

Network: Paramount Network

Genres (Tv): Military, Comedy-drama

68 Whiskey (Paramount Network, 2020) is an American military comedy-drama television series created by Roberto Benabib, based on the Israeli television series Charlie Golf One. It follows a ...more

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Medical Police is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Erinn Hayes, Rob Huebel, Sarayu Blue

Premiered: January 10, 2020

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Medical Police (Netflix, 2020) is a comedy series starring Erinn Hayes and Rob Huebel. Two American physicians in São Paulo, Brazil, discover a civilization-threatening virus and are ...more

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Year of the Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Matt Berry, Freddie Fox, Susan Wokoma

Premiered: 2019

Network: IFC

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Year of the Rabbit (IFC, 2020) is a British comedy television series created by Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley. Set in London in 1887, the series follows a group of Victorian detectives including ...more

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Baskets is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Baskets Zach Galifianakis, Martha Kelly, Louie Anderson

Genres (Tv): Dark comedy, Comedy-drama, Surreal humour

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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