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The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows

Updated January 15, 2021 27.5k votes 4.6k voters 166.0k views78 items

List RulesVote up the shows that are the most darkly funny and the best mix of yikes and lol.

Do you like your comedy a little darker? This is a list of the very best dark comedy shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest dark comedy series also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular dark comedy TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining dark comedy show of all time is. Don't let your favorite dark comedy television programs in history get to the bottom of the list - be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of dark comedy television shows below includes information like the program's cast and premiere date when available and includes the best dark comedies of the decade.

List ranges from Louie to Xavier: Renegade Angel and more dark comedy TV shows like Shameless, Archer, and even The Addams Family.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best dark comedy show of all time?" and "What are the greatest dark comedy shows?" Vote the shows with the best grim laughs to the top!

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