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The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows

Updated October 14, 2020 30.8k votes 4.4k voters 162.0k views136 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, creator 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.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best dark comedy show of all time?" and "What are the greatest dark comedy shows?"

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    It's Always Sunny in Phila is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

    Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton

    Premiered2005

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    Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Rick and Morty

    Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell

    Premiered2013

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    Archer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Archer

    H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer

    Premiered2009

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    South Park is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    South Park

    Trey Parker, Matt Stone

    Premiered1997

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    Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Arrested Development

    Jason Bateman, Michael Cera

    Premiered2003

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    Shameless is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Shameless

    Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy

    Premiered2011

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    BoJack Horseman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    BoJack Horseman

    Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris

    Premiered2014

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    The Addams Family is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    The Addams Family

    John Astin, Carolyn Jones

    Premiered1964

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    Married... with Children is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Married... with Children

    Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate

    Premiered1987

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    Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Family Guy

    Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein

    Premiered1999

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    Fargo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Fargo

    Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman

    Premiered2014

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    M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    M*A*S*H

    Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers

    Premiered1972

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    Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Better Call Saul

    Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks

    Premiered2015

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    American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    American Dad!

    Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal

    Premiered2005

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    The Ren & Stimpy Show is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    The Ren & Stimpy Show

    John Kricfalusi, Billy West

    Premiered1991

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    Robot Chicken is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Robot Chicken

    Seth Green, Matthew Senreich

    Premiered2005

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    Weeds is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Weeds

    Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish

    Premiered2005

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    Louie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Louie

    Louis C.K., Hadley Delany

    Premiered2010

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    Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Orange Is the New Black

    Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon

    Premiered2013

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    Wilfred is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Wilfred

    Elijah Wood, Jason Gann

    Premiered2011

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    Celebrity Deathmatch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Celebrity Deathmatch

    Maurice Schlafer, Len Maxwell

    Premiered1998

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    Drawn Together is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Drawn Together

    Adam Carolla, Jess Harnell

    Premiered2004

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    Soap is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Soap

    Rod Roddy, Katherine Helmond

    Premiered1977

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    Pushing Daisies is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    Pushing Daisies

    Lee Pace, Anna Friel

    Premiered2007

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    The Office is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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    The Office

    Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman

    Premiered2001

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