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The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows 

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List Rules Shows near the top must be only the best black comedy TV series.

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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Reno 911! is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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Cedric Yarbrough, Niecy Nash, Robert Ben Garant
Reno 911! is an American comedy television series on Comedy Central that ran from 2003 to 2009. It is a mockumentary-style parody of law enforcement documentary shows, specifically Cops, with ...more

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Celebrity Deathmatch is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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Maurice Schlafer, Len Maxwell, Mills Lane
Celebrity Deathmatch was a claymation television show that depicted celebrities against each other in a wrestling ring, almost always ending in the loser's gruesome death. It was known for its ...more

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Trailer Park Boys is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells, Mike Smith
Trailer Park Boys is a Canadian mockumentary black comedy-drama sitcom television series created and directed by Mike Clattenburg that focuses on the misadventures of a group of trailer park ...more

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Pushing Daisies is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride
Pushing Daisies is an American fantasy comedy-drama television series created by Bryan Fuller that aired on ABC from October 3, 2007, to June 13, 2009. The series stars Lee Pace as Ned, a ...more

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Daria is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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Tracy Grandstaff, Wendy Hoopes, Julian Rebolledo
Daria is an American animated television series created by Glenn Eichler and Susie Lewis Lynn for MTV. The series focuses on Daria Morgendorffer, a smart, acerbic, and somewhat misanthropic ...more

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Soap is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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Rod Roddy, Katherine Helmond, Richard Mulligan
Soap is an American sitcom that originally ran on ABC from 1977 into 1981. The show was created as a night-time parody of daytime soap operas, presented as a weekly half-hour prime time comedy. ...more

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Drawn Together is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Adam Carolla, Jess Harnell, Abbey DiGregorio
Drawn Together is an American adult animated sitcom which ran on Comedy Central from October 27, 2004 to November 14, 2007. The series was created by Dave Jeser and Matt Silverstein, and uses a ...more

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Raising Hope is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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Lucas Neff, Martha Plimpton, Garret Dillahunt
Raising Hope is an American sitcom that aired from September 21, 2010, to April 4, 2014, on Fox. Following its first season, the show received two nominations at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards. ...more

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Ren & Stimpy "A... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
John Kricfalusi, Eric Bauza, Cheryl Chase
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The End of the F***ing W... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden, Gemma Whelan
The End of the F***ing World (Netflix, 2018) is an eight-part British absurdist dark comedy-drama television series, based on the comic series by Charles S. Forsman. 17-year-old James (Alex ...more

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Eastbound & Down is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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Danny McBride, Steve Little, Katy Mixon
Eastbound & Down is an American sports comedy television series that was broadcast on HBO, starring Danny McBride as Kenny Powers, a former professional baseball pitcher, who after an up and ...more

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Misfits is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Joseph Gilgun, Iwan Rheon
Misfits is a British science fiction comedy-drama television show, on E4, about a group of young offenders sentenced to work in a community service program, where they obtain supernatural powers ...more

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Barry is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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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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Aqua Teen Hunger Force ... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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Dave Willis, Carey Means, Dana Snyder
Aqua Teen Hunger Force is an American animated television series created by Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro for Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim. The pilot episode aired ...more

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The Boondocks is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Regina King, John Witherspoon, Gary Anthony Williams
The Boondocks is an American adult animated sitcom on Cartoon Network's late-night programming block, Adult Swim. Created by Aaron McGruder, based upon McGruder's comic strip of the same name, ...more

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The Mick is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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Kaitlin Olson, Sofia Black D'Elia, Thomas Barbusca
The Mick (Fox, 2017) is an American sitcom television series. When her very wealthy - and estranged - sister flees the country to avoid arrest on federal fraud charges, Rhode Islander Mackenzie ...more

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The Last Man on Earth is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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Will Forte, January Jones, Cleopatra Coleman
The Last Man on Earth is an American post-apocalyptic comedy television series created by and starring Will Forte. The series premiered on the American broadcast network Fox on March 1, 2015. ...more

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Moral Orel is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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Carolyn Lawrence, Scott Adsit, Britta Phillips
Moral Orel is an American stop-motion animated television show, which originally aired a sneak peek on Adult Swim on December 13, 2005, before it officially aired on January 23, 2006 to December ...more

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Peep Show is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Matt King
Peep Show is a British sitcom starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. The television programme is written by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain, with additional material by Mitchell and Webb, amongst ...more

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Fawlty Towers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs
Fawlty Towers is a BBC television sitcom that was first broadcast on BBC2 in 1975 and 1979. Twelve episodes were made. The show was written by John Cleese and his then-wife Connie Booth, both of ...more

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What We Do in the Shadow... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou
What We Do in the Shadows (FX, 2019) is an American comedy television series based on the 2014 film. A look at the lives of three vampires who have been living as roommates for hundreds of years ...more

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Brickleberry is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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Daniel Tosh, Roger Black, David Herman
Brickleberry is an American adult animated sitcom that premiered on Comedy Central on September 25, 2012. The series was created by Roger Black and Waco O'Guin and executive produced by Black, ...more

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The Young Ones is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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Rik Mayall, Alexei Sayle, Ade Edmondson
The Young Ones is a British sitcom, broadcast in the United Kingdom from 1982 to 1984 in two six-part series. Shown on BBC2, it featured anarchic, offbeat humour which helped bring alternative ...more

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Nurse Jackie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Edie Falco, Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze
Nurse Jackie is an American medical dark satirical comedy-drama series. It premiered on Showtime on June 8, 2009. The show's seventh and final season will premiere April 12, 2015. The show stars ...more

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You're the Worst is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Chris Geere, Aya Cash, Desmin Borges
You're the Worst (FXX, 2014) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Stephen Falk. Jimmy (Chris Geere), a self-involved writer, and Gretchen (Aya Cash), a self-destructive Los ...more

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