TV Trivia The Best Feel-Good TV Shows  

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List Rules Vote up the TV shows that are best to throw on when you're feeling down, and always cheer you up.

You’ve had a bad day and just want to put the TV on and forget your troubles. These positive TV shows should do the trick. Many will make you laugh, some will warm your heart, and others may make you crave a macaroni and cheese hamburger from a local dive. If you’re feeling down, check out these uplifting TV shows.

Although the mantra of Seinfeld is “no hugging, no learning,” that does not mean that it’s not part of feel-good television. There is no better remedy for sadness than laughter. Many of these top feel-good shows are considered the most hilarious in television history, from the timelessness of I Love Lucy to the biting satire of The Simpsons.

There are no serial killer shows or heavy, weighty dramas on this collection of good, ol' feel-good television. Not that there is anything wrong with those kind of shows, there’s simply a time and place for everything. So grab a snack, wrap yourself up in a blanket, and binge watch these top feel-good shows. You can always check out the feel-good movies as well.

Make your voice heard. Vote up your favorite TV shows for when you're sad.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox, 2013) is an American police television sitcom created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), an immature but talented NYPD detective in Brooklyn's ...more

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Friends is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
Friends is an American television sitcom, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which originally aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004. It lasted ten seasons and is now in ...more

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Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
Parks and Recreation is an American television sitcom starring Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the parks department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana. Created ...more

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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
Modern Family is an American television sitcom that premiered on ABC on September 23, 2009, which follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los Angeles. ...more

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The Office is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
The Office is an American television comedy series that aired on NBC from March 24, 2005 to May 16, 2013. It is an adaptation of the BBC series of the same name. The Office was adapted for ...more

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Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
Gilmore Girls is an American comedy-drama series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. On October 5, 2000, the series debuted on the WB to widespread ...more

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New Girl is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
New Girl is an American sitcom television series that premiered on Fox on September 20, 2011. Developed by Elizabeth Meriwether under the working title Chicks & Dicks, the series revolves ...more

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Community is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
Community is an American television sitcom created by Dan Harmon that premiered on NBC on September 17, 2009. The single-camera series follows an ensemble cast of students at a community college ...more

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How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom that originally ran on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in ...more

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Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
Scrubs is an American medical comedy television series created by Bill Lawrence that aired from October 2, 2001 to March 17, 2010 on NBC and later ABC. The series follows the lives of employees ...more

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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the show along with Steven Molaro. All three also serve as head ...more

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The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
The Golden Girls is an American sitcom, created by Susan Harris, that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 9, 1992. Starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and ...more

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Hart of Dixie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
SusanneMidtbo added Hart of Dixie is an American comedy-drama television series that aired on The CW from September 26, 2011 to March 27, 2015. The series, created by Leila Gerstein, stars Rachel Bilson as Dr. Zoe ...more

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I Love Lucy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
I Love Lucy is an American television sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley. The black-and-white series originally ran from October 15, 1951, to May 6, ...more

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Full House is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
Full House is an American sitcom created by Jeff Franklin for ABC. The show chronicles a widowed father, who enlists his best friend and his brother-in-law to help raise his three daughters. It ...more

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
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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Skam is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
Richie Ng added Skam (NRK, 2015) is a Norwegian teen drama web series created by Julie Andem. The series focuses on the daily life of teenagers at the Hartvig Nissen School, a prestigious preparatory high ...more

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The Great British Bake Off is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
The fourth series of The Great British Bake Off began airing on 20 August 2013. Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins again presented the show and Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood returned as judges. As ...more

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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by the ...more

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Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
Will & Grace is an American sitcom, based on the relationship between Will Truman and Grace Adler, and is set in New York City. It was broadcast on NBC from September 21, 1998 to May 18, ...more

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Glee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
Glee is an American musical comedy-drama television series that aired on the Fox network in the United States from May 19, 2009, to March 20, 2015. It focuses on the fictitious William McKinley ...more

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Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
Seinfeld is an American television sitcom that originally ran for nine seasons on NBC from July 5, 1989, to May 14, 1998. It was created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the latter starring as ...more

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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
Ella Schloss added Sense8 (Netflix, 2015) is an American science fiction drama web television series created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski. A group of people around the world are suddenly ...more

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The Andy Griffith Show is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
Alexander George Halulko added The Andy Griffith Show is an American sitcom, which originally ran on CBS from October 3, 1960 to April 1, 1968. The show, a semi-spin-off from an episode of The Danny Thomas Show, starred Andy ...more

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Frasier is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
DavidPiel added Frasier is an American sitcom that was broadcast on NBC for eleven seasons, premiering on September 16, 1993, and concluding on May 13, 2004. The program was created and produced by David ...more

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Happy Endings is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
Happy Endings is an American sitcom television series that ran on ABC from April 13, 2011 to May 3, 2013. The single-camera ensemble comedy originally aired as a mid-season replacement with a ...more

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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
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Chesapeake Shores is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
SusanneMidtbo added Chesapeake Shores is a Canadian/American drama television series, based on the novel series of the same name by Sherryl Woods, produced by Chesapeake Shores S1 Productions in association with ...more

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The Tonight Show Starring Jimm... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is an American late-night talk show hosted by Jimmy Fallon on NBC. The show premiered on February 17, 2014 and is produced by Broadway Video and Universal ...more

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30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
30 Rock is an American satirical television sitcom that ran on NBC from October 11, 2006, to January 31, 2013, and was created by Tina Fey. The series, which is loosely based on Fey's ...more

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Friday Night Lights is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
Friday Night Lights is an American drama television series about a high school football team in the fictional town of Dillon, Texas. It was developed by Peter Berg, and executive produced by ...more

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One Tree Hill is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
SusanneMidtbo added One Tree Hill is an American television drama series created by Mark Schwahn, which premiered on September 23, 2003 on The WB. After the series' third season, The WB merged with UPN to form The ...more

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Master of None is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
Master of None (Netflix, 2015) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang. The personal and professional life of Dev (Aziz Ansari), a 30-year-old ...more

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The Partridge Family is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
The Partridge Family is an American musical television sitcom series starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy. Jones is a widowed mother, and Cassidy plays the oldest of her five ...more

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Kevin (Probably) Saves the Wor... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
Bastian Jose added Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (ABC, 2017) is an American high-concept angelic-themed fantasy comedy-drama television series created by Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters. After surviving a ...more

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Three's Company is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
Alexander George Halulko added Three's Company is an American sitcom that aired from March 15, 1977 to September 18, 1984 on ABC. It is based on the British sitcom Man About the House. The story revolves around three single ...more

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Greek is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
SusanneMidtbo added Greek is an American comedy-drama television series that ran from July 9, 2007 to March 7, 2011 on ABC Family. The series follows students of the fictitious Cyprus-Rhodes University, located in ...more

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The Voice is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
The Voice is an American reality television singing competition broadcast on NBC. Based on the original The Voice of Holland, the concept of the series is to find new singing talent contested by ...more

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Diff'rent Strokes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
Diff'rent Strokes is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from November 3, 1978, to May 4, 1985, and on ABC from September 27, 1985, to March 7, 1986. The series stars Gary Coleman ...more

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The Brady Bunch is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
The Brady Bunch is an American sitcom created by Sherwood Schwartz that originally aired from September 26, 1969, to March 8, 1974, on ABC. The series revolves around a large blended family with ...more

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW, 2015) is an American romantic musical comedy-drama television series created by Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna. After bumping into her first love, a New York ...more

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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
Cheers is an American sitcom that ran for eleven seasons between 1982 and 1993. The show was produced by Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions in association with Paramount Network Television for ...more

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The Facts of Life is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
The Facts of Life is an American sitcom that originally ran on the NBC television network from August 24, 1979, to May 7, 1988, making it one of the longest running sitcoms of the 1980s. A ...more

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The Best Thing I Ever Ate is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
The Best Thing I Ever Ate The Best Thing I Ever Ate is one of two flagship shows of the Food Network which premiered on June 22, 2009. The program originally aired as a one-time special in late 2008. The program consists ...more

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American Idol is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
American Idol is an American singing competition series created by Simon Fuller and produced by 19 Entertainment, and is distributed by FremantleMedia North America. It began airing on Fox on ...more

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Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives is an American food reality television television series that premiered on April 23, 2007, on the Food Network. It is hosted by Guy Fieri. The show originally began ...more

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Family Ties is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
Family Ties is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 22, 1982 until May 14, 1989. The series, created by Gary David Goldberg, reflected the move in the United States from the ...more