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The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows 

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Updated March 20, 2020 1.3k votes 322 voters 10.2k views 31 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

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) 2 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

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) 3 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie

Premiered: 2014

Network: Netflix

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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Shameless is listed (or ranked) 4 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

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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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: 3

Network: AMC

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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Archer is listed (or ranked) 6 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

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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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

Premiered: 1999

Number of Seasons: 18

Network: Fox

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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Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn

Premiered: 2015

Number of Seasons: 4

Network: AMC

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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Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 9 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

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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Barry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Amy Boal added Barry Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg

Premiered: 2018

Network: HBO

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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Happy! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current 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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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

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

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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Robot Chicken is listed (or ranked) 14 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

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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SMILF is listed (or ranked) 15 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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68 Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Sam Keeley, Gage Golightly, Cristina Rodlo

Premiered: 2020

Network: Paramount Network

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) 17 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Erinn Hayes, Rob Huebel, Sarayu Blue

Premiered: January 10, 2020

Network: Netflix

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) 18 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Matt Berry, Freddie Fox, Susan Wokoma

Premiered: 2019

Network: IFC

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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Feel Good is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Mae Martin, Charlotte Ritchie, Phil Burgers

Premiered: 2020

Network: Netflix

Feel Good (Netflix, 2020) is a drama comedy television series created by Mae Martin and written by Joe Hampson and Mae Martin. The series follows recovering addict and comedian Mae, who is ...more
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On Becoming a God in Cen... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Kirsten Dunst, Théodore Pellerin, Ted Levine

Premiered: 2019

Network: Showtime

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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Flowers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Olivia Colman, Julian Barratt, Daniel Rigby

Premiered: 2016

Network: Channel 4

Flowers (Channel 4, 2016) is a British black comedy-drama television sitcom. The series follows the Flowers family, headed by depressed father and children's author Maurice (Julian Barratt) and ...more
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Los Espookys is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Bernardo Velasco, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Ana Fabrega

Network: HBO

Los Espookys (HBO, 2019) is an American comedy television series. The show follows a group of friends as their turn their love of horror into a business, in a dreamy, strange version of Mexico
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Bonding is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Zoe Levin, Brendan Scannell, Micah Stock

Premiered: 2019

Network: Netflix

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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Dead to Me is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Dark Comedy TV Shows
Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, Edward Asner

Premiered: 2019

Network: Netflix

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