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The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows

Updated November 24, 2020 31.4k votes 4.5k voters 163.8k views140 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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  • 1
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

    Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton

    Premiered2005

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    Rick and Morty
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    Rick and Morty

    Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell

    Premiered2013

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  • 3
    South Park
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    South Park

    Trey Parker, Matt Stone

    Premiered1997

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  • 4
    Archer
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    Archer

    H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer

    Premiered2009

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  • 5
    Arrested Development
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    Arrested Development

    Jason Bateman, Michael Cera

    Premiered2003

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    Shameless
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    Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy

    Premiered2011

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    The Addams Family
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    The Addams Family

    John Astin, Carolyn Jones

    Premiered1964

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  • 8
    BoJack Horseman
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    BoJack Horseman

    Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris

    Premiered2014

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  • 9
    Family Guy
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    Family Guy

    Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein

    Premiered1999

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  • 10
    Married... with Children
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    Married... with Children

    Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate

    Premiered1987

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  • 11
    Fargo
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    Fargo

    Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman

    Premiered2014

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  • 12
    M*A*S*H
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    M*A*S*H

    Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers

    Premiered1972

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  • 13
    Better Call Saul
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    Better Call Saul

    Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks

    Premiered2015

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  • 14
    American Dad!
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    American Dad!

    Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal

    Premiered2005

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  • 15
    The Ren & Stimpy Show
    303
    231

    The Ren & Stimpy Show

    John Kricfalusi, Billy West

    Premiered1991

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  • 16
    Robot Chicken
    266
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    Robot Chicken

    Seth Green, Matthew Senreich

    Premiered2005

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    Weeds
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    Weeds

    Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish

    Premiered2005

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  • 18
    Louie
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    Louie

    Louis C.K., Hadley Delany

    Premiered2010

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  • 19
    Orange Is the New Black
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    Orange Is the New Black

    Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon

    Premiered2013

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  • 20
    Wilfred
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    Elijah Wood, Jason Gann

    Premiered2011

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  • 21
    Celebrity Deathmatch
    180
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    Celebrity Deathmatch

    Maurice Schlafer, Len Maxwell

    Premiered1998

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  • 22
    Drawn Together
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    Drawn Together

    Adam Carolla, Jess Harnell

    Premiered2004

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  • 23
    Soap
    114
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    Soap

    Rod Roddy, Katherine Helmond

    Premiered1977

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  • 24
    The Office
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    The Office

    Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman

    Premiered2001

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  • 25
    Ren & Stimpy "Adult Party Cartoon"
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    Ren & Stimpy "Adult Party Cartoon"

    John Kricfalusi, Eric Bauza

    Premiered2003

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