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The Best Current TV Shows About Work  

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List Rules Only shows currently airing.

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
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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Blue Bloods is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Work
Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes
Blue Bloods is an American police procedural drama series shown on CBS in the United States and Canada and on Sky Atlantic in the United Kingdom. The series is filmed on location in New York ...more
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Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Work
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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Chicago Fire is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Work
Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Monica Raymund
Chicago Fire is an American television drama series that airs on NBC and was created by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas with Dick Wolf serving as an executive producer. The series originally ...more
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Chicago P.D. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Work
Jason Beghe, Jon Seda, Sophia Bush
Chicago P.D. (NBC, 2014) is an American police procedural drama television series created by Dick Wolf and Matt Olmstead. The show follows the Chicago Police Department uniformed cops who patrol ...more
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Chicago Med is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Work
Nick Gehlfuss, Yaya DaCosta, Torrey DeVitto
Chicago Med (NBC, 2015) is an American medical drama television series created by Dick Wolf and Matt Olmstead. Set in Chicago, the show focuses on the emergency department at Gaffney Chicago ...more
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Hawaii Five-0 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Work
Leonard Freeman, Alex Kurtzman, Peter M. Lenkov
Hawaii Five-0 is an American police procedural drama television series and a remake of the original 1968–80 television series. The series is produced by K/O Paper Products and 101st Street ...more
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Archer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Work
H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash
Archer (FXX, 2009) is an American adult animated black spy sitcom created by Adam Reed. The adventures and mishaps of secret agent Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) and his colleagues, who are ...more
9
Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Work
Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn
Better Call Saul (AMC, 2015) is an American television drama series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, and a spinoff prequel of Breaking Bad. The trials and tribulations of lawyer, Jimmy ...more
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Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Work
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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Madam Secretary is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Work
Téa Leoni, Tim Daly, Patina Miller
Madam Secretary is an American political drama television series created by Barbara Hall and executive produced by Lori McCreary and Morgan Freeman. It stars Téa Leoni as Elizabeth ...more
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Silicon Valley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Work
Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener
Silicon Valley is an American television sitcom created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky. The series focuses on six young men who found a startup company in Silicon Valley. The ...more
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Pearson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Work
Gina Torres, Isabel Arraiza, Eli Goree
Pearson (USA Network, 2019) is an American political drama television series created by Aaron Korsh and Daniel Arkin and a spin-off of the show Suits. The show follows powerhouse lawyer Jessica ...more
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Superstore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Work
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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Suits is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Work
Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle
Suits is a USA Network legal drama created by Aaron Korsh that stars Patrick J. Adams as Michael "Mike" Ross and Gabriel Macht as Harvey Specter. The first episode debuted on June 23, ...more
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Ballers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Work
Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry, John David Washington
Ballers (HBO, 2015) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Stephen Levinson. Former football superstar Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne Johnson) tries to find success as a financial ...more
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Corporate is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About Work
Matt Ingebretson, Jake Weisman, Anne Dudek
Corporate (Comedy Central, 2018) is an American comedy television series created by Pat Bishop, Matt Ingebretson, and Jake Weisman. At an average, soulless multi-national corporation, Matt ...more