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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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Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
killerswamp added Rick and Morty Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer

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534 204
It's Always Sunny in Philadelp... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney

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424 193
South Park is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
FrigusTimor added South Park Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes

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200 54
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

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130 63
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

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127 65
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

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99 49
Monty Python's Flying Circus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added Monty Python's Flying Circus Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

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153 105
The Addams Family is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
The Addams Family John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy

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84 45
Fargo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
CraigAlarm added Fargo Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman

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83 47
Married... with Children is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
CraigAlarm added Married... with Children Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal

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222 170
Louie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Louie Louis C.K., Hadley Delany, Ursula Parker

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212 168
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Family Guy Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

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84 39
Malcolm in the Middle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
CraigAlarm added Malcolm in the Middle Frankie Muniz, Jane Kaczmarek, Bryan Cranston

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74 45
Bojack Horseman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added Bojack Horseman Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie

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184 183
Weeds is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Weeds Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould

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Metalocalypse is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Metalocalypse Tommy Blacha, Brendon Small, Mark Hamill

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139 118
The Ren & Stimpy Show is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
The Ren & Stimpy Show John Kricfalusi, Billy West, Harris Peet

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192 159
Wilfred is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Wilfred Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Fiona Gubelmann

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72 46
Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added Scrubs Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke

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70 58
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

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89 93
M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
M*A*S*H Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi

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118 101
Robot Chicken is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Robot Chicken Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Breckin Meyer

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71 53
American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added American Horror Story Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett

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92 89
Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
JuanBautistaDĂ­az added Better Call Saul Bob Odenkirk, Michael Mando, Jonathan Banks

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Reno 911! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added Reno 911! Cedric Yarbrough, Niecy Nash, Robert Ben Garant

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138 129
American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
American Dad! Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker

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78 81
Celebrity Deathmatch is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
killakane94 added Celebrity Deathmatch Maurice Schlafer, Len Maxwell, Mills Lane

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45 31
Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added Curb Your Enthusiasm Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin

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38 33
Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
CraigAlarm added Saturday Night Live Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson, Seth Meyers

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The IT Crowd is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added The IT Crowd Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson

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All in the Family is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added All in the Family Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner

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Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
CraigAlarm added Bewitched Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent

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92 114
Drawn Together is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Drawn Together Adam Carolla, Jess Harnell, Abbey DiGregorio

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Trailer Park Boys is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added Trailer Park Boys John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells, Mike Smith

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Californication is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added Californication David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Evan Handler

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Tales from the Crypt is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
CraigAlarm added Tales from the Crypt John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer

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The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added The Golden Girls Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan

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69 79
Ren & Stimpy
Ren & Stimpy "Adult Party Cartoon" John Kricfalusi, Eric Bauza, Cheryl Chase

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102 123
Misfits is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Misfits Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Joseph Gilgun, Iwan Rheon

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35 34
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
CraigAlarm added Brooklyn Nine-Nine Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews

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25 23
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

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RileyJo81 added iZombie Rose McIver, Robert Buckley, Malcolm Goodwin

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59 86
Pushing Daisies is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Pushing Daisies Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride

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22 21
Orphan Black is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
zoe-krainik added Orphan Black Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris

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22 32
Soap is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added Soap Rod Roddy, Katherine Helmond, Richard Mulligan

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27 30
Titus is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added Titus Christopher Titus, Cynthia Watros, Zack Ward

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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

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Peep Show is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Sam Abad added Peep Show David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Matt King

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Good Times is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Vamp Doll added Good Times BernNadette Stanis, Ralph Carter, Jimmie Walker

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26 34
Desperate Housewives is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
CraigAlarm added Desperate Housewives Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross