Hollywood The Greatest TV Shows That Parody Hollywood  

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Though you may not always realize it, Hollywood likes to take the occasional jab at itself. Whether it's a comedic look at actors working in Hollywood or a TV show offers a parody of the industry that mirrors what actually happens behind the scenes, there are quite a few TV shows about Hollywood and the people working there. TV shows that parody Hollywood can sit comfortably within the realm of comedy or hop over to drama and any other genre you might think of. In short, when it comes to parody TV shows, there are plenty that target Hollywood and the crazy world it is— and the very best have been compiled here!

Series like HBO's Entourage show what life is like for a burgeoning film star while focusing on the behind the scenes aspects of life in the city. A more animated parody exists thanks to Netflix's Bojack Horseman, which offers a glimpse into what happens when a star is on the outs and looking to make a comeback. Whatever genre you prefer, there is certainly something good to watch that parodies Hollywood. 

For more recommendations, browse this list and feel free to add any similar shows and movies you think are missing!

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Entourage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest TV Shows That Parody Hollywood
Entourage Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon Entourage is an American comedy-drama television series that premiered on HBO on July 18, 2004 and concluded on September 11, 2011, after eight seasons. The series was created and largely ...more

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Californication is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest TV Shows That Parody Hollywood
Californication David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Evan Handler Californication is an American comedy-drama television series created by Tom Kapinos, which aired for seven seasons on Showtime from August 13, 2007 to June 29, 2014. The show follows New Yorker ...more

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Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest TV Shows That Parody Hollywood
Curb Your Enthusiasm Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin 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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Ray Donovan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest TV Shows That Parody Hollywood
Ray Donovan Liev Schreiber, Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan Ray Donovan is an American television crime drama series created by Ann Biderman for Showtime. The twelve-episode first season premiered on June 30, 2013. The pilot episode broke records of ...more

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BoJack Horseman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest TV Shows That Parody Hollywood
BoJack Horseman Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie BoJack Horseman is an American animated sitcom created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. The series stars Will Arnett as the eponymous character, BoJack Horseman. The supporting cast includes Amy ...more

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Get Shorty is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest TV Shows That Parody Hollywood
Get Shorty Chris O'Dowd, Ray Romano, Sean Bridgers Get Shorty (Epix, 2017) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Davey Holmes, inspired by the novel by Elmore Leonard. For the sake of his daughter, a mobster (Chris O'Dowd) ...more

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The Larry Sanders Show is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest TV Shows That Parody Hollywood
The Larry Sanders Show Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Wallace Langham The Larry Sanders Show is an American television sitcom set in the office and studio of a fictional late-night talk show. The show was created by Garry Shandling and Dennis Klein and aired from ...more

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Barry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest TV Shows That Parody Hollywood
Barry Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg 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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Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest TV Shows That Parody Hollywood
Arrested Development Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi Arrested Development is an American television sitcom created by Mitchell Hurwitz, which originally aired on Fox for three seasons from November 2, 2003 to February 10, 2006. A fourth season of ...more

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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest TV Shows That Parody Hollywood
Lucifer Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series. It features a character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg taken from the comic ...more

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Episodes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest TV Shows That Parody Hollywood
Episodes Matt LeBlanc, Tamsin Greig, Stephen Mangan Episodes is a British/American television sitcom created by David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik and produced by Hat Trick Productions. It premiered on Showtime in the United States on 9 January 2011 ...more

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It's Garry Shandling's Show is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest TV Shows That Parody Hollywood
It's Garry Shandling's Show Garry Shandling, Molly Cheek, Michael Tucci It's Garry Shandling's Show is an American sitcom which was initially broadcast on Showtime from 1986 to 1990. It was created by Garry Shandling and Alan Zweibel. The show is notable for its ...more

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Cybill is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest TV Shows That Parody Hollywood
Cybill Cybill Shepherd, Christine Baranski, Alicia Witt Cybill is an American television sitcom created by Chuck Lorre, which aired on CBS from January 2, 1995, to July 13, 1998. Starring Cybill Shepherd, the show revolves around the life of Cybill ...more

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The Monkees is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest TV Shows That Parody Hollywood
The Monkees Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith The Monkees are an American pop/rock band that released music in their original incarnation between 1966 and 1970, with subsequent reunion albums and tours in the decades that followed. Formed ...more

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Joey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest TV Shows That Parody Hollywood
Joey Matt LeBlanc, Paulo Costanzo, Drea de Matteo Joey is an American sitcom, a spin-off from Friends, which stars Matt LeBlanc reprising his role as Joey Tribbiani. It premiered on the NBC television network, on September 9, 2004, in the ...more

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The Beverly Hillbillies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest TV Shows That Parody Hollywood
The Beverly Hillbillies Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas, Irene Ryan The Beverly Hillbillies is an American sitcom originally broadcast for nine seasons on CBS from September 26, 1962 to March 23, 1971, starring Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, and Max ...more

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Two and a Half Men is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest TV Shows That Parody Hollywood
Two and a Half Men Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher, Angus T. Jones Two and a Half Men is an American television sitcom that began broadcast on CBS on September 22, 2003 and ended on February 19, 2015 after twelve seasons. Originally starring Charlie Sheen, Jon ...more

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest TV Shows That Parody Hollywood
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess 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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This Is Us is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest TV Shows That Parody Hollywood
This Is Us Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown This Is Us (NBC, 2016) is an American television series created by Dan Fogelman. Follows a unique ensemble, as their paths cross and their life stories interwine, from sharing the same birthday, ...more

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Lethal Weapon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest TV Shows That Parody Hollywood
Lethal Weapon Damon Wayans, Clayne Crawford, Jordana Brewster Lethal Weapon (Fox, 2016) is an American buddy cop action comedy-drama television series developed by Matt Miller and based on the film series. A slightly unhinged cop (Clayne Crawford) is ...more

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Boomtown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest TV Shows That Parody Hollywood
Boomtown Lana Parrilla, Donnie Wahlberg, Neal McDonough Boomtown was a U.S. television action/drama series produced by NBC. Created by Graham Yost, the show's title is a nickname for its setting, Los Angeles, California.

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Hollywood Heights is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest TV Shows That Parody Hollywood
Hollywood Heights Melissa Ordway, Hunter King, Carlos Ponce Hollywood Heights is an American family drama, which aired on Nick at Nite and TeenNick from June 18 to October 5, 2012. Loosely based on the Mexican telenovela Alcanzar una estrella, the series ...more

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The Arrangement is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest TV Shows That Parody Hollywood
The Arrangement The Arrangement is an American competitive reality television series featuring ten floral arrangers. The contestants face challenges in each episode to win the title of "America's Best ...more

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Charlie's Angels is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest TV Shows That Parody Hollywood
Charlie's Angels Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith Charlie's Angels is an American crime drama television series that aired on ABC from September 22, 1976 to June 24, 1981, producing five seasons and 110 episodes. The series was created by Ivan ...more

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Hannah Montana is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest TV Shows That Parody Hollywood
Hannah Montana Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Jason Earles Hannah Montana, also known as Hannah Montana Forever for the fourth season, is an American musical comedy series created by Michael Poryes, Rich Correll, and Barry O'Brien which focused on Miley ...more