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The Best Current TV Shows About Work

Updated August 5, 2020 696 votes 137 voters 3.2k views21 items

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Have you ever considered the irony in rushing home from a long day at work, just to watch a TV show about work? Whether we love or hate our jobs, or even get sick of coworkers, the first priority for many of us is turning on the tube after a day at the office, often watching a show that takes place on the job. So, what is it about these workplace TV series we like so much, when they really just take us straight back to work? Perhaps it's simply due to having so many great shows currently airing, many of which deal with work-related situations. 

It's true, of the hundreds of TV shows airing weekly, there's a long list of current shows about work, long hours, coworkers, etc. Whether it's an escape from our own jobs or we truly enjoy putting in the hours, we love these kinds of TV shows. From the popular Silicon Valley to the always-funny Bob's Burgers, dramas, cartoons, and sitcoms based in the workplace account for some of TV's top shows. But just which current shows about work are the best? 

Vote up your favorite workplace TV series currently on air from the list below, and vote any down that you're not a fan of. Feel free to add your own favorites to the list if they're missing.

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    Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Work
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    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Sitcom, Police procedural

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC, 2013) is an American police procedural comedy television series... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Work
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    Bob's Burgers

    H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Sitcom, Comedy

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  • 3
    Superstore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Work
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    Superstore

    America Ferrera, Ben Feldman

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Superstore (NBC, 2015) is an American single-camera sitcom television series created by Justin... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 4
    Blue Bloods is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Work
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    Blue Bloods

    Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan

    Premiered2010

    Genres (Tv)Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Crime, Drama, Adventure film

    Blue Bloods is an American police procedural drama series shown on CBS in the United States... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 5
    Chicago Fire is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Work
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    Chicago Fire

    Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney

    Premiered2012

    Genres (Tv)Drama

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  • 6
    Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Work
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    Better Call Saul

    Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Drama, Comedy

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  • 7
    Chicago P.D. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Work
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    Chicago P.D.

    Jason Beghe, Jon Seda

    Premiered2014

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Drama

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  • 8
    Chicago Med is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Work
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    Chicago Med

    Nick Gehlfuss, Yaya DaCosta

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Medical drama

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  • 9
    Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Work
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    Grey's Anatomy

    Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers

    Premiered2005

    Genres (Tv)Soap opera, Comedy, Medical drama

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  • 10
    Suits is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Work
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    Suits

    Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Comedy-drama, Legal drama

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  • 11
    Brews Brothers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Work
    1
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    Brews Brothers

    Alan Aisenberg, Mike Castle

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

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  • 12
    Archer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Work
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    Archer

    H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer

    Premiered2009

    Genres (Tv)Adult animation, Action, Comedy

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  • 13
    Intelligence is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Work
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    Intelligence

    David Schwimmer, Nick Mohammed

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Sitcom

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  • 14
    Madam Secretary is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Work
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    Madam Secretary

    Téa Leoni, Tim Daly

    Premiered2014

    Genres (Tv)Drama

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  • 15
    Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Work
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    Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet

    Rob McElhenney, F. Murray Abraham

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

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  • 16
    Agua Donkeys is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Work
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    Agua Donkeys

    MP Cunningham, Baby Darrington

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

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  • 17
    Star Trek: Lower Decks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Work
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    Star Trek: Lower Decks

    Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Adult animation, Comedy

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  • 18
    Ballers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Work
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    Ballers

    Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry

    PremieredHBO

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

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    Tacoma FD is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Work
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    Tacoma FD

    Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

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  • 20
    Corporate is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Work
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    Corporate

    Matt Ingebretson, Jake Weisman

    Premiered2014

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Corporate (Comedy Central, 2018) is an American comedy television series created by Pat... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 21
    Pearson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Work
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    Pearson

    Gina Torres, Isabel Arraiza

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Legal drama

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