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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.

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 Philadelp... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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 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 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 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 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 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 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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The Addams Family is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
CraigAlarm added 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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BoJack Horseman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added 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) 11 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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

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The Ren & Stimpy Show is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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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M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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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Malcolm in the Middle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
CraigAlarm added 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
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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Weeds is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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

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Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
JuanBautistaDĂ­az added 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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Robot Chicken is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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
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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American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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

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Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added 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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Wilfred is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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) 23 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
killakane94 added 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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Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added 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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Reno 911! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added 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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The IT Crowd is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added 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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Tales from the Crypt is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
CraigAlarm added 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

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Drawn Together is listed (or ranked) 28 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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Trailer Park Boys is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added 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
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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Pushing Daisies is listed (or ranked) 31 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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Misfits is listed (or ranked) 32 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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Eastbound & Down is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added 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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Californication is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added 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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iZombie is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
RileyJo81 added 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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The Boondocks is listed (or ranked) 36 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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Aqua Teen Hunger Force is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added 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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Soap is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added 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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Daria is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added 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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Moral Orel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added 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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The Critic is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
CraigAlarm added 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

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Raising Hope is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
CraigAlarm added 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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Squidbillies is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Dana Snyder, Unknown Hinson, Daniel McDevitt Squidbillies is an American animated television series on Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim. An unofficial pilot for the series aired on April 1, 2005; the series later ...more

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The Young Ones is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added 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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The Office is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Souti Banerjee added Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook The Office is a mockumentary that was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two on 9 July 2001. Created, written, and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the programme is ...more

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The Last Man on Earth is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
CraigAlarm added 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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Titus is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added Christopher Titus, Cynthia Watros, Zack Ward Titus is an American dark comedy sitcom that debuted on Fox in 2000. The series was created by its star, Christopher Titus, Jack Kenny, and Brian Hargrove. The sitcom is based on Christopher's ...more

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Peep Show is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Sam Abad added 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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Being Human is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington Being Human is a British supernatural drama television series. It was created and written by Toby Whithouse for broadcast on BBC Three. The show blends elements of flatshare comedy and horror ...more

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Desperate Housewives is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
CraigAlarm added Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama-mystery series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. It aired Sundays at 9 P.M. Eastern/8 P.M. ...more