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The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019 

Molly Gander
Updated May 2, 2019 520 votes 47 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

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Fantasy comedy

The Good Place (NBC, 2016) is an American fantasy-comedy television series created by Michael Schur. Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) and three other individuals (William Jackson Harper, ...more
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Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman

Genres (Tv): Animation, Sitcom, Comedy

Bob's Burgers (FOX, 2011) is an American animated comedy television series created by Loren Bouchard. The series centers on the Belcher family — parents Bob and Linda and their children Tina, ...more
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Sitcom, Police procedural

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC, 2013) is an American police procedural comedy television series created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), an immature but talented NYPD ...more
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The Great British Bake O... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc

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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Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

Arrested Development (Fox, 2003) is an American television sitcom created by Mitchell Hurwitz. Level-headed son Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman) takes over family affairs after his father is ...more
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Grace and Frankie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston

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

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
Call The Midwife is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Jessica Raine, Miranda Hart, Laura Main

Genres (Tv): Drama

Call the Midwife (BBC, 2012) is a British period drama series created by Heidi Thomas. The lives of a group of midwives living in East London are documented in the late-1950s to mid-1960s.
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Jane the Virgin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, Yael Grobglas

Genres (Tv): Comedy drama, Telenovela, Satire

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
10
Midsomer Murders is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Suzi Quatro, John Nettles, Neil Dudgeon

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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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen

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

Modern Family (ABC, 2009) is an American comedy television sitcom created by Francisco Bobadilla. Three different but related families face trials and tribulations in their own unique way from ...more
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This Is Us is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown

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 intertwine, from sharing the same ...more
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The Marvelous Mrs. Maise... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Zegen, Alex Borstein

Genres (Tv): Comedy-Drama, Period drama

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Video, 2017) is an American period comedy-drama web television series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino. A 1960s housewife (Rachel Brosnahan) discovers she has a ...more
14
It's Always Sunny in Phi... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Black comedy

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX, 2005) is an American television sitcom created by Rob McElhenney. A group of five depraved underachievers: twins Dennis Reynolds (Glenn Howerton) and ...more
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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

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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Mom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Blake Garrett Rosenthal

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
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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith

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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The Ellen DeGeneres Show... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Ellen DeGeneres, Stephen Boss, Anthony Okungbowa

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
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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

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television sitcom created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. After being rescued from a doomsday cult, an optimistic young woman (Ellie ...more
20
Queer Eye is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Queer Eye Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Karamo Brown

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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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 2007) is an American television sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady. A woman (Kaley Cuoco) who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but ...more
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Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally

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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The Neighborhood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Max Greenfield, Cedric the Entertainer, Dreama Walker

Genres (Tv): Comedy

The Neighborhood (CBS, 2018) is an American comedy television series created by Jim Reynolds. The nicest guy in the Midwest (Max Greenfield) moves his family into a tough neighborhood in L.A. ...more
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American Housewife is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
American Housewife Katy Mixon, Diedrich Bader, Meg Donnelly

Genres (Tv): Comedy

American Housewife (ABC, 2016) chronicles the daily life of an average wife and mother who tries to stand out among the housewives and their privileged children in her hometown of Westport, ...more
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Terrace House is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019

Genres (Tv): Reality television, Variety show

Terrace House (Netflix, 2015) is a Japanese reality television show franchise consisting of five series and one film. The show follows the lives of six strangers, three men and three women from ...more