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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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It's Always Sunny in Phi... 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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The Addams Family is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Married... with Children... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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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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BoJack Horseman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie
BoJack Horseman (Netflix, 2014) is an American animated sitcom created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. BoJack Horseman (Will Arnett) was the star of the hit television show "Horsin' Around" ...more

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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks
Fargo (FX, 2014) is an American black comedy drama anthology television series created by Noah Hawley, and inspired by the 1996 film. Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and wrong doings ...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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M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn
Better Call Saul (AMC, 2015) is an American television drama series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, and a spinoff prequel of Breaking Bad. The trials and tribulations of lawyer, Jimmy ...more

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Weeds is listed (or ranked) 14 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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The Office is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook
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Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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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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Louie is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Tales from the Crypt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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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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The Ren & Stimpy Sho... is listed (or ranked) 19 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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American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker
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The IT Crowd is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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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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Orange Is the New Black ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
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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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Robot Chicken is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Breckin Meyer
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Wilfred is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Metalocalypse is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows
Tommy Blacha, Brendon Small, Mark Hamill
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