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The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019 

Molly Gander
Updated May 2, 2019 469 votes 42 voters 32 items

List Rules Vote up the scripted television series airing new episodes during the 2019 calendar year that are the most comforting and familiar.

The next time you're looking to wind down after a long day then look no further than this list of the most comforting shows of 2019. Here you'll have a chance to vote for the most comforting TV series of the year, amid a selection of shows that just make you feel at home every time you switch them on. Some of them, like Will & Grace and The Conners, not only keep the uplifting storylines coming but also have the added bonus of an extra shot of nostalgia. Others are relatively new but still have that classic sitcom feel that makes you feel like all is right with the world. Many also offer loving families and positive personal journeys that make it feel like your TV is giving your heart a hug. Sure, sometimes the characters have problems, but you know they'll make it through, because they always do.

When it comes to which are 2019's most comforting shows, you'll have the chance to help decide. Just select your picks for the best shows, give them a thumbs up and watch them rise to the top of the list. Or simply scroll through the list the next time you're looking for a nice little escape from reality and rest assured you'll be presented with lots of awesome choices. That said, without further ado, let the comfort-inducing fun begin.

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The Good Place is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Fantasy

The Good Place (NBC, 2016) is an American fantasy comedy television series created by Michael Schur. Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) wakes up to discover she has entered the afterlife. When ...more
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Sitcom

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox, NBC 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 ...more
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Call The Midwife is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Vanessa Redgrave, Helen George, Laura Main

Number of Episodes: 15

Network: BBC One

Genres (Tv): Drama

Call the Midwife is a BBC period drama series about a group of nurse midwives working in the East End of London in the 1950s and 1960s. It stars Jessica Raine, Miranda Hart, Helen George, Bryony ...more
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Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 45

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Animation, Sitcom, Comedy

Bob's Burgers is an American animated sitcom created by Loren Bouchard for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Belchers—parents Bob and Linda, and their children Tina, Gene, ...more
5
Midsomer Murders is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Suzi Quatro, John Nettles, Neil Dudgeon

Number of Seasons: 13

Number of Episodes: 95

Network: ITV, UTV, STV, ITV, Sveriges Television, + more

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Action

This is a British television detective drama that has aired on ITV since 1997. The show is based on Caroline Graham's Chief Inspector Barnaby book series, as originally adapted by Anthony ...more
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Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 68

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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
7
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

Number of Seasons: 24

Number of Episodes: 528

Network: Fox

Genres (Tv): Animation, Television comedy, Comedy, Family Film

The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by the ...more
8
Jane the Virgin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, Yael Grobglas

Network: The CW

Jane the Virgin (The CW, 2014) is an American satirical romantic comedy-drama telenovela developed by Jennie Snyder Urman. A working, religious young Latina virgin (Gina Rodriguez) becomes ...more
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The Great British Bake O... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 84

Network: British Broadcasting Corporation

Genres (Tv): Special Interest, Game show, Cooking show, Home improvement

The Great British Bake Off (also called Bake Off or GBBO) is a British television baking competition, produced by Love Productions, in which a group of amateur bakers compete against each other ...more
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Grace and Frankie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Grace and Frankie (Netflix, 2015) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris. Finding out that their husbands have been romantically ...more
11
It's Always Sunny in Phi... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 94

Network: FXX

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Television comedy, Sitcom, Comedy

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
12
The Marvelous Mrs. Maise... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Zegen, Alex Borstein

Number of Seasons: 3

Network: Amazon Video

Genres (Tv): Comedy-Drama, Period drama

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon, 2017) is an American period comedy-drama television series, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and starring Rachel Brosnahan as a housewife in the 1950s who ...more
13
Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Ed O'Neill, SofĂ­a Vergara, Julie Bowen

Number of Seasons: 11

Number of Episodes: 234

Network: ABC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Mockumentary, Family, Comedy, Family Film

Modern Family is an American television sitcom that premiered on ABC on September 23, 2009, which follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los Angeles. ...more
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Mom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Blake Garrett Rosenthal

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Television comedy, Sitcom

Mom is an American sitcom that premiered on September 23, 2013, on CBS. The series stars Anna Faris and Allison Janney and was created by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, as well as Gemma Baker. ...more
15
One Day at a Time is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Justina Machado, Todd Grinnell, Isabella Gomez

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

One Day at a Time (Netflix) is a 2017 sitcom loosely based on the 1975 Norman Lear series of the same name. Penelope Alvarez (Justina Machado) is a newly-single Army Nursing Corps veteran ...more
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This Is Us is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Family drama

This Is Us (NBC, 2016) is an American television series created by Dan Fogelman. Follows a unique ensemble, as their paths cross and their life stories interwine, from sharing the same birthday, ...more
17
The Ellen DeGeneres Show... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Ellen DeGeneres, Stephen Boss, Anthony Okungbowa

Number of Seasons: 10

Number of Episodes: 1672

Genres (Tv): Talk show, Comedy

The Ellen DeGeneres Show is an American television talk show hosted by comedian/actress Ellen DeGeneres. Debuting on September 8, 2003, it is produced by Telepictures and airs in syndication, ...more
18
Queer Eye is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Queer Eye Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Karamo Brown

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Reality

Queer Eye (Netflix, 2018) is an American reality series, and a reboot of the Bravo series. A new Fab Five set out to Atlanta to help the city's straight men refine their wardrobes, grooming, ...more
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmid... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 51

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

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
20
The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 135

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Television comedy, Sitcom, Comedy

The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the show along with Steven Molaro. All three also serve as head ...more
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Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally

Number of Seasons: 10

Number of Episodes: 228

Network: NBC, Lifetime Television

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

Will & Grace is an American sitcom, based on the relationship between Will Truman and Grace Adler, and is set in New York City. It was broadcast on NBC from September 21, 1998 to May 18, ...more
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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith

Number of Seasons: 26

Number of Episodes: 798

Network: British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC America, BBC One, S4C, BBC HD

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Adventure, Drama

Doctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman, C. E. Webber, and Donald Wilson. The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer ...more
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Broad City is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Hannibal Buress

Network: Comedy Central

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Broad City (Comedy Central, 2014) is an American comedy television series, created by Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson. Two Jewish American women in their twenties experience adventures of ...more
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Terrace House is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019

Network: Fuji Network System

Genres (Tv): Reality television, Variety show

Terrace House is a Japanese reality series about six strangers living together.
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Charmed is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Madeleine Mantock, Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery

Network: The CW

Genres (Tv): Fantasy, Supernatural drama

Charmed (The CW, 2018) is an American fantasy drama television series developed by Jennie Snyder Urman, and a reboot of the 1998 series. After the death of their mother, sisters Macy (Madeleine ...more