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Current TV Comedies You Wish You Were A Character On  

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List Rules Only TV comedies currently airing new episodes. No reality or sketch comedy.

We all have those TV shows we wish to be a part of, and even more so, we'd all love to be in on a hit comedy. Whether it be a handsome bachelor, a successful entrepreneur, or even a rich housewife you'd want to fill the role for, we can all admit any comedy would have to be a blast—even simply voice acting. Maybe it's not even a specific character you'd like to be, but more or less just enjoying the scenes around you and hanging behind the scenes with the rest of the cast. Take the cast of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, for instance. Who wouldn't want to hang out with the gang and watch that hilariousness ensue? 

No matter your fictional fantasies, every one has that special TV comedy they're just dying to be a part of. From voicing your favorite character to being the star of the show, the hypothetical choice is yours. 

Check out the list of TV comedies below and vote up the shows you wish to be a character on. Notice one of the best current sitcoms isn't on the list? Feel free to add it! Just pay mind to the list criteria.

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The Good Place is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Current TV Comedies You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Fuller House is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Current TV Comedies You Wish You Were A Character On
Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweeten, Andrea Barber
Fuller House (Netflix, 2016) is an American family sitcom and sequel to the 1987–1995 television series Full House. It centers around D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron Bure), a veterinarian ...more
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Superstore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Current TV Comedies You Wish You Were A Character On
America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash
Superstore (NBC, 2015) is an American single-camera sitcom television series about a group of employees working at Cloud 9, a fictional big-box store in St. Louis, Missouri. The ensemble cast ...more
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Black-ish is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Current TV Comedies You Wish You Were A Character On
Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi
Black-ish (ABC, 2014) is an American sitcom created by Kenya Barris. A family man (Anthony Anderson) struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly ...more
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Fresh Off the Boat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Current TV Comedies You Wish You Were A Character On
Constance Wu, Randall Park, Hudson Yang
Fresh Off the Boat is a comedy series starring Randall Park, Constance Wu, Ian Chen, Hudson Yang, and Forrest Wheeler that is inspired by the life of chef and food personality Eddie Huang and ...more
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It's Always Sunny in Philadelp... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Current TV Comedies You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Master of None is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Current TV Comedies You Wish You Were A Character On
Aziz Ansari, Noël Wells, Eric Wareheim
Master of None (Netflix, 2015) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang. The personal and professional life of Dev (Aziz Ansari), a 30-year-old ...more
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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Current TV Comedies You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Current TV Comedies You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Current TV Comedies You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Current TV Comedies You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Trial and Error is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Current TV Comedies You Wish You Were A Character On
Nicholas D'Agosto, Jayma Mays, Steven Boyer
Trial & Error (NBC, 2017) is an American sitcom television series created by Jeff Astrof and Matt Miller. A young bright-eyed New York lawyer (Nicholas D'Agosto) settles in the small ...more
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Sick Note is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Current TV Comedies You Wish You Were A Character On
Luke Albright added Rupert Grint, Nick Frost, Don Johnson
Sick Note (2017, Sky One) is a British black comedy TV series. After slacker Daniel Glass (Rupert Grint) is misdiagnosed with cancer, his lies lead him into an absurd web of fraud, blackmail, ...more
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Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Current TV Comedies You Wish You Were A Character On
Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Stanfield
Atlanta (FX, 2016) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Donald Glover. College dropout Earn (Donald Glover) navigates through life with his ex-girlfriend (Zazie Beetz), his ...more
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Life in Pieces is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Current TV Comedies You Wish You Were A Character On
Colin Hanks, Betsy Brandt, Thomas Sadoski
Life in Pieces (CBS, 2015) is an American sitcom television series created by Justin Adler. The series chronicles the lives of three generations of the Short family as they go about their daily ...more
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Teachers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Current TV Comedies You Wish You Were A Character On
Sarah Shahi, Justin Bartha, Sarah Alexander
Teachers is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC. The show ran for six episodes until its cancellation on May 2, 2006. Loosely based upon a UK series of the same name, it was ...more
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Marlon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Current TV Comedies You Wish You Were A Character On
Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Notlim Taylor
Marlon (NBC, 2017) is an American comedy television series created by Christopher Moynihan and Marlon Wayans. Despite their inability to coexist, divorced couple Marlon Wayne (Marlon Wayans) and ...more
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A.P. Bio is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Current TV Comedies You Wish You Were A Character On
Glenn Howerton, Patton Oswalt, Lyric Lewis
A.P. Bio (NBC, 2018) is an American comedy television series created by Seth Meyers, Mike O'Brien and Lorne Michaels. A former philosophy professor (Glenn Howerton) takes a job teaching AP ...more
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Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Current TV Comedies You Wish You Were A Character On
Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally
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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Mom is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Current TV Comedies You Wish You Were A Character On
Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Blake Garrett Rosenthal
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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Great News is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Current TV Comedies You Wish You Were A Character On
Briga Heelan, Andrea Martin, Adam Campbell
Great News (2017, NBC) an American sitcom television series created and written by Tracey Wigfield and co-executive produced with Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, and David Miner. The series, set in ...more
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One Day at a Time is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Current TV Comedies You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Current TV Comedies You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Young Sheldon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Current TV Comedies You Wish You Were A Character On
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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American Housewife is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Current TV Comedies You Wish You Were A Character On
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