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The Best New Comedy Shows On TV 

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List Rules Only shows that premiered Season 1 on or after January 1, 2015.

With so many great TV series currently airing, we gathered the best comedy TV shows since 2015. Our list of the highest rated comedies of the past three years is ranked by viewers from everywhere, so make sure you vote up the best new comedy series on television. What is the best new comedy on TV? 

Featuring new Netflix shows, Hulu originals, animated series, and more, the best recent comedy TV shows include Master of None, Fresh Off the Boat, Atlanta, and Crashing. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is considered to be one of the most bingeworthy shows today, while NBC's The Good Place is commonly known as the show to watch now in 2018.

Vote up the best new comedy TV shows and feel free to add any new comedy series missing from the list. 

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The Good Place is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows On TV
Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper

Premiered: 2016

Network: NBC

The Good Place (NBC, 2016) is an American fantasy comedy television series created by Michael Schur. Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) wakes up to discover she has entered the afterlife. When ...more

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Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows On TV
Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Stanfield

Premiered: 2016

Network: FX

Atlanta (FX, 2016) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Donald Glover. College dropout Earn (Donald Glover) navigates through life with his ex-girlfriend (Zazie Beetz), his ...more

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Superstore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows On TV
America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash

Premiered: 2015

Network: NBC

Superstore (NBC, 2015) is an American single-camera sitcom television series about a group of employees working at Cloud 9, a fictional big-box store in St. Louis, Missouri. The ensemble cast ...more

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmid... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows On TV
Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess

Premiered: 2015

Network: Netflix

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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Schitt's Creek is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows On TV
Schitt's Creek Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Daniel Levy

Premiered: 2015

Network: CBC Television

Schitt's Creek (CBC, 2015) is a Canadian television sitcom created by Eugene Levy and Dan Levy. After losing their fortune, a family is forced to rebuild their lives with their sole remaining ...more

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Master of None is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows On TV
Aziz Ansari, Noël Wells, Eric Wareheim

Premiered: 2015

Network: Netflix

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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Santa Clarita Diet is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows On TV
Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Ricardo Chavira

Premiered: 2017

Network: Netflix

Santa Clarita Diet (2017) Netflix original comedy series created by Victor Fresco. Married couple Sheila and Joel (Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant) are real estate agents in Santa Clarita, ...more

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Fresh Off the Boat is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows On TV
Constance Wu, Randall Park, Hudson Yang

Premiered: 2015

Network: ABC

Fresh Off the Boat (ABC, 2015) is a comedy series starring Randall Park, Constance Wu, Ian Chen, Hudson Yang, and Forrest Wheeler that is inspired by the life of chef and food personality Eddie ...more

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GLOW is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows On TV
Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron

Premiered: 2017

Network: Netflix

GLOW (Netflix, 2017) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch. Set in 1980s Los Angeles, Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), a struggling actress, receives an ...more

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maise... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows On TV
GeorgeBlichar added The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Zegen, Alex Borstein

Premiered: 2017

Network: Amazon Video

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon, 2017) is an American period comedy-drama television series, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and starring Rachel Brosnahan as a housewife in the 1950s who ...more

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Grace and Frankie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows On TV
Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston

Premiered: 2015

Network: Netflix

Grace and Frankie (Netflix, 2015) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris. Finding out that their husbands have been romantically ...more

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Big Mouth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows On TV
Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jessi Klein
Big Mouth (Netflix, 2017) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin, and Jennifer Flackett, based on Kroll and Goldberg's tweenage years in the New ...more

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F Is for Family is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows On TV
Bill Burr, Laura Dern, Justin Long

Premiered: 2015

Network: Netflix

F Is for Family (Netflix, 2015) is an American web animated sitcom created by Bill Burr and Michael Price. Follow the Murphy family back to the 1970s, when kids roamed wild, beer flowed freely ...more

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Young Sheldon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows On TV
Gerri Foudy added Young Sheldon Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber

Premiered: 2017

Network: CBS

Young Sheldon (CBS, 2017) is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro. The series is a spin-off of The Big Bang Theory and serves as a prequel to that series, following the ...more

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The Orville is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows On TV
Luke Albright added Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Scott Grimes
The Orville (Fox, 2017) is a science fiction comedy-drama series created by Seth MacFarlane. Ed Mercer (MacFarlane) is captain of the U.S.S. Orville (ECV-197), a mid-level exploration starship ...more

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Barry is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows On TV
exquisitecorpse 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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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows On TV
Rachel Bloom, Vincent Rodriguez III, Santino Fontana
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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Atypical is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows On TV
Atypical Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist, Brigette Lundy-Paine
Atypical (Netflix, 2017) is a coming-of-age dark comedy television series created and written by Robia Rashid. Sam (Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum, looks for a ...more

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The Ranch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows On TV
The Ranch Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Debra Winger

Network: Netflix

The Ranch (Netflix, 2016) is an American comedy web television series created by Don Reo and Jim Patterson. The son (Ashton Kutcher) of a Colorado rancher returns home from a semi-pro football ...more

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Life in Pieces is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows On TV
scott-marvel added Colin Hanks, Betsy Brandt, Thomas Sadoski

Premiered: 2015

Life in Pieces (CBS, 2015) is an American sitcom television series created by Justin Adler. The series chronicles the lives of three generations of the Short family as they go about their daily ...more

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Ballers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows On TV
Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry, John David Washington

Premiered: 2015

Network: HBO

Ballers (HBO, 2015) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Stephen Levinson. Former football superstar Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne Johnson) tries to find success as a financial ...more

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The Detour is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows On TV
Jason Jones, Natalie Zea, Ashley Gerasimovich

Premiered: 2016

Network: TBS

The Detour is an American comedy television series about a family vacation road trip. The trip experiences several dramatic delays such as car trouble, run-ins with law enforcement, unforeseen ...more

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Happy! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows On TV
Michele Eigel added Christopher Meloni, Patton Oswalt, Ritchie Coster

Network: SYFY

Happy! is an American fantasy black comedy crime television series based on the four-issue comic book series of the same name created by writer Grant Morrison and artist Darick Robertson,[1] with Brian Taylor serving as director for five of the eight episodes. The series premiered on Syfy on December 6, 2017,[2] receiving mostly positive reviews. On January 29, 2018, it was announced that Syfy had renewed the series for a second season

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American Vandal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows On TV
American Vandal Tyler Alvarez, Griffin Gluck, Jimmy Tatro
This series (Netflix, 2017) is a true satire mockumentary series. When senior class clown Dylan Maxwell (Jimmy Tatro) is accused and expelled from school, sophomore Peter Maldonado (Tyler ...more

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Future Man is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Comedy Shows On TV
Luke Albright added Josh Hutcherson, Eliza Coupe, Derek Wilson
Future Man (Hulu, 2017) is an American comedy television series directed by Brandon Trost, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg. Josh Futturman (Josh Hutcherson), a janitor by day and a gamer by night, ...more

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