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The Best Improv TV Shows

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List RulesVote up your favorite improvisational TV shows that have ever aired on television.

The very best improvisational theatre shows on television, ranked from best to worst. Popular improv TV shows have been a staple of television for years, thanks to the ongoing popularity of variety and sketch series, but there's often debate about what the most entertaining improvisational theatre show of all time is. Don't let your favorite improv television programs in history get to the bottom of the list - be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. Improvised sitcoms like The League and Bosom Buddies are included in this list, as well as improvisational theatre shows like Whose LIne Is It Anyway.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best comedy improv TV show of all time?" and "What are the greatest improv TV shows?" Vote up the best improv TV shows - from sketch to sitcom - and vote down the series that could have done with a script.

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    Whose Line Is It Anyway?
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    Whose Line Is It Anyway?

    Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie

    Premiered1998

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    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    46
    9

    Curb Your Enthusiasm

    Larry David, Cheryl Hines

    Premiered2000

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    The League
    53
    31

    The League

    Mark Duplass, Nick Kroll

    Premiered2009

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    Outnumbered
    42
    26

    Outnumbered

    Samantha Bond, Hugh Dennis

    Premiered2007

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    Thank God You're Here
    33
    19

    Thank God You're Here

    Tom Gleisner, Ed Kavalee

    Premiered2006

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    Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza
    39
    27

    Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza

    Bob DerKach, Drew Carey

    Premiered2011

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    Wild 'n Out
    17
    6

    Wild 'n Out

    Nick Cannon, Leonard Robinson

    Premiered2005

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    Thank God You're Here
    10
    6

    Thank God You're Here

    David Alan Grier, Dave Foley

    Premiered2007

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    Thank God You're Here
    8
    4

    Thank God You're Here

    Claudia Winkleman

    Premiered2008

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  • 10
    Drew Carey's Green Screen Show
    18
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    Drew Carey's Green Screen Show

    Drew Carey, Colin Mochrie

    Premiered2004

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    Sons & Daughters
    15
    18

    Sons & Daughters

    Dee Wallace, Trevor Einhorn

    Premiered2006

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  • 12
    Dog Bites Man
    7
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    Dog Bites Man

    Zach Galifianakis, Matt Walsh

    Premiered2006

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  • 13
    Funday PawPet Show
    11
    17

    Funday PawPet Show

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  • 14
    Bosom Buddies
    13
    53

    Bosom Buddies

    Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari

    Premiered1980

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  • 15
    American Body Shop
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    American Body Shop

    Nick Offerman, Jill Bartlett

    Premiered2007

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    Home Movies
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    Home Movies

    Brendon Small, H. Jon Benjamin

    Premiered1999

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    Just a Minute
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    Just a Minute

    Nicholas Parsons
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    Kwik Witz
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    2

    Kwik Witz

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    Lovespring International
    6
    47

    Lovespring International

    Jane Lynch, Wendi McLendon-Covey

    Premiered2006

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    Mock the Week
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    1

    Mock the Week

    Dara O'Briain, Hugh Dennis

    Premiered2005

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  • 21
    Reno 911!
    2
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    Reno 911!

    Cedric Yarbrough, Niecy Nash

    Premiered2003

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    Halfway Home
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    Halfway Home

    Octavia Spencer, Oscar Nunez

    Premiered2007

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    Significant Others
    0
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    Significant Others

    Stephanie Courtney, Andrea Savage

    Premiered2004

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    Whose Line Is It Anyway
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    Premiered1988

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    Web Therapy
    0
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    Web Therapy

    Steve Carell, Lisa Kudrow

    Premiered2011

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