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The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019  

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125 votes 12 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 Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Zegen, Alex Borstein
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon, 2017) is an American television series, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and starring Rachel Brosnahan as a housewife in the 1950s who decides to become a ...more
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This Is Us is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown
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
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Grace and Frankie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston
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 Ellen DeGeneres Show is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Ellen DeGeneres, Stephen Boss, Anthony Okungbowa
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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The Great British Bake Off is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc
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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Jane the Virgin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, Yael Grobglas
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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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess
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
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The Good Place is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper
Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) wakes up to discover she has entered the afterlife. When she is told by Michael (Ted Danson), her facilitator, that she is in "The Good Place" because ...more
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Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman
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
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Call The Midwife is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Vanessa Redgrave, Helen George, Laura Main
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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Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
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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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner
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
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Queer Eye is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Karamo Brown
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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Terrace House is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Terrace House is a Japanese reality series about six strangers living together.
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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen
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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One Day at a Time is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Justina Machado, Todd Grinnell, Isabella Gomez
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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Young Sheldon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber
Young Sheldon (CBS, 2017) is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro. The series is a spin-off of The Big Bang Theory and serves as a prequel to that series, following the ...more
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Broad City is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Hannibal Buress
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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Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox, 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 Brooklyn's ...more
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It's Always Sunny in Philadelp... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
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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Midsomer Murders is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Suzi Quatro, John Nettles, Neil Dudgeon
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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Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson
Grey's Anatomy is an American medical soap opera television series that premiered on American Broadcasting Company as a mid-season replacement on March 27, 2005. The series has aired eleven ...more
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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco
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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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith
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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American Housewife is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Comforting TV Shows In 2019
Katy Mixon, Diedrich Bader, Meg Donnelly
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