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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 black 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 black comedy TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining black comedy show of all time is. Don't let your favorite black 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 black comedy television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

List ranges from Louie to Xavier: Renegade Angel and more black comedy TV shows.

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

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It's Always Sunny in Philadelp... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX, 2005) is an American television sitcom created by Rob McElhenney. The series follows "The Gang", a group of five depraved underachievers: twins ...more

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Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
killerswamp added Rick and Morty Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer Rick and Morty (Adult Swim, 2013) is an American adult animated science-fiction sitcom created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. Cynical mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his fretful, easily ...more

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South Park is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
FrigusTimor added South Park Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman South Park (Comedy Central, 1997) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. In the small town of South Park, four boys get caught up in all sorts of bizarre ...more

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Archer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added Archer H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash Archer (FXX, 2009) is an American adult animated black spy sitcom created by Adam Reed. The adventures and mishaps of secret agent Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) and his colleagues, who are ...more

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Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added 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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Shameless is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added Shameless Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky Shameless is an American television comedy-drama which airs on Showtime. This remake of the award-winning British series is set in Chicago's Canaryville neighborhood on the South Side, although ...more

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Married... with Children is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
CraigAlarm added Married... with Children Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal Married... with Children is an American sitcom that aired for 11 seasons. It featured a dysfunctional family living in a fictional Chicago suburb. The series, notable for being the first ...more

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Monty Python's Flying Circus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added Monty Python's Flying Circus Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam Monty Python’s Flying Circus is a British sketch comedy series commissioned by David Attenborough, created by the comedy group Monty Python and broadcast by the BBC from 1969 to 1974. The shows ...more

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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
CraigAlarm added Fargo Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks Fargo (FX, 2014) is an American black comedy–crime drama anthology television series created by Noah Hawley, and inspired by the 1996 film. Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder ...more

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The Addams Family is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
The Addams Family John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy The Addams Family is an American television series based on the characters in Charles Addams' New Yorker cartoons. The 30-minute series was shot in black-and-white and aired for two seasons on ...more

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Bojack Horseman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added 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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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Family Guy Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter and Lois; ...more

The Best Fantasy TV Shows

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The Ren & Stimpy Show is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
The Ren & Stimpy Show John Kricfalusi, Billy West, Harris Peet The Ren & Stimpy Show, often simply referred to as Ren & Stimpy, is an American animated television series, created by Canadian animator John Kricfalusi. The show premiered on August 11, ...more

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Malcolm in the Middle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
CraigAlarm added Malcolm in the Middle Frankie Muniz, Jane Kaczmarek, Bryan Cranston Malcolm in the Middle is an American sitcom created by Linwood Boomer for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series was first broadcast on January 9, 2000 and ended its six-year run on May 14, ...more

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Louie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Louie Louis C.K., Hadley Delany, Ursula Parker Louie is an American comedy-drama television series on the FX network that began airing in 2010. It is written, directed, edited, and produced by the show's creator, stand-up comedian Louis ...more

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M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
M*A*S*H Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi M*A*S*H is an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart, adapted from the 1970 feature film MASH. The series, which was produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for ...more

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Weeds is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Weeds Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould Weeds is an American dark comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan and produced by Tilted Productions in association with Lionsgate Television. The central character is Nancy Botwin, a widowed ...more

The Most Annoying Cartoon Characters of All Time

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Robot Chicken is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Robot Chicken Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Breckin Meyer Robot Chicken (Adult Swim, 2005) is an American stop motion sketch comedy television series created by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich. Pop culture references fly thick and fast as stop-motion ...more

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Metalocalypse is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Metalocalypse Tommy Blacha, Brendon Small, Mark Hamill Metalocalypse is an American animated television series, created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha, which premiered on August 6, 2006 on Adult Swim. The television program centers on the larger ...more

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Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added Orange Is the New Black Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning Orange Is the New Black is an American comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan and first released on Netflix on July 11, 2013. The series, produced by Tilted Productions in association with ...more

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Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
JuanBautistaDíaz added Better Call Saul Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn Better Call Saul (A&E, 2015) is an American television crime drama series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, and a spinoff prequel of Breaking Bad. The trials and tribulations of ...more

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American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
American Dad! Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker American Dad! is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, and Matt Weitzman for the "Animation Domination" lineup on Fox. American Dad! is the first ...more

TV Shows Canceled Before Their Time

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Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added Scrubs Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke Scrubs is an American medical comedy television series created by Bill Lawrence that aired from October 2, 2001 to March 17, 2010 on NBC and later ABC. The series follows the lives of employees ...more

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Wilfred is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Wilfred Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Fiona Gubelmann Wilfred is a US remake of a previous Austrailian show by the same name, starring Elijah Wood and Jason Gann.

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Celebrity Deathmatch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
killakane94 added Celebrity Deathmatch 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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Reno 911! is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added Reno 911! 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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Tales from the Crypt is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
CraigAlarm added Tales from the Crypt John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer Tales from the Crypt, sometimes titled HBO's Tales from the Crypt, is an American horror anthology television series that ran from June 10, 1989, to July 19, 1996, on the premium cable channel ...more

The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
CraigAlarm added Saturday Night Live Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson, Seth Meyers Saturday Night Live is an American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. The show premiered on NBC on October 11, ...more

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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added American Horror Story Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, ...more

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Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added 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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The IT Crowd is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added The IT Crowd Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson The IT Crowd is a British sitcom by Channel 4, written by Graham Linehan, produced by Ash Atalla and starring Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson and Matt Berry. The "IT" ...more

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
CraigAlarm added Brooklyn Nine-Nine Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox, 2013) is an American police television sitcom created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), an immature but talented NYPD detective in Brooklyn's ...more

The Greatest TV Shows Of All Time

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Drawn Together is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Drawn Together 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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Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
CraigAlarm added Bewitched Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent Bewitched is an American TV situation comedy fantasy which was broadcast for eight seasons on ABC from 1964 to 1972. It was created by Sol Saks under executive director Harry Ackerman, and ...more

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Community is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added Community Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover Community is an American television sitcom created by Dan Harmon that premiered on NBC on September 17, 2009. The single-camera series follows an ensemble cast of students at a community college ...more

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The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added The Golden Girls Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan The Golden Girls is an American sitcom, created by Susan Harris, that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 9, 1992. Starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and ...more

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All in the Family is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added All in the Family Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner All in the Family is an American sitcom that was originally broadcast on the CBS television network from January 12, 1971, to April 8, 1979. In September 1979, a new show, Archie Bunker's Place, ...more

The Absolute Worst Things About the Holiday Season

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Trailer Park Boys is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added Trailer Park Boys John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells, Mike Smith Trailer Park Boys is a Canadian mockumentary crime black comedy-drama sitcom television series created and directed by Mike Clattenburg that focuses on the misadventures of a group of trailer ...more

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Ren & Stimpy
Ren & Stimpy "Adult Party Cartoon" John Kricfalusi, Eric Bauza, Cheryl Chase Ren & Stimpy "Adult Party Cartoon" is a short-lived animated television series created by Canadian animator John Kricfalusi for the cable network Spike. The series was an ...more

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Misfits is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Misfits 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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Eastbound & Down is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added Eastbound & Down 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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Chappelle's Show is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Hernan Hernandez added Chappelle's Show Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Neal Brennan Chappelle's Show is an American sketch comedy television series created by comedians Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan, with Chappelle hosting the show as well as starring in the majority of its ...more

The Best Comedy TV Shows Since 2015

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RileyJo81 added iZombie Rose McIver, Robert Buckley, Malcolm Goodwin iZombie (The CW, 2015) is an American television series developed by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright, loosely based on the comic books by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred. A medical ...more

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
CraigAlarm added 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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Californication is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added 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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Pushing Daisies is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Pushing Daisies 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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The Boondocks is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
The Boondocks 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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Soap is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added Soap 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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Aqua Teen Hunger Force is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added Aqua Teen Hunger Force 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 Critic is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
CraigAlarm added The Critic Jon Lovitz, Nancy Cartwright, Christine Cavanaugh The Critic is an American prime time animated series revolving around the life of New York film critic Jay Sherman, voiced by actor Jon Lovitz. It was created by writing partners Al Jean and ...more