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The Best Feel-Good TV Shows

Updated October 1, 2020 7.5k votes 933 voters 21.8k views66 items

List RulesVote 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.

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    Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
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    The Good Place is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
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    Parks And Recreation is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
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    The Office is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
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    Friends is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
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    Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
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    How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
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    Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
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    New Girl is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
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    The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
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    Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
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    Community is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
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    The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
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    Hart Of Dixie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
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    I Love Lucy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
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    The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
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    The Great British Bake Off is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
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    Cheers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
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    Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
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    One Tree Hill is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
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    Full House is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
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    Everybody Loves Raymond is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
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    The Andy Griffith Show is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
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    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Feel-Good TV Shows
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