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The Best Mockumentary TV Shows 

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Updated August 6, 2020 4.1k votes 1.1k voters 28.1k views 58 items

List Rules Shows near the top must be only the best Mockumentary TV series.

The very best mockumentary shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest mockumentary shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular mockumentary TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining mockumentary show of all time is. Don't let your favorite mockumentary 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. The list of mockumentary television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

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The Office is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski

Premiered: 2005

The Office (NBC, 2005) is an American mockumentary sitcom television series developed by Greg Daniels, based on the 2001 British series. Led by manager Michael Scott (Steve Carell), the office ...more

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Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

Premiered: 2009

Parks and Recreation (NBC, 2009) is an American television sitcom created by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur. The series follows Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), a perky mid-level bureaucrat, and her ...more

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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Ed O'Neill, SofĂ­a Vergara, Julie Bowen

Premiered: 2009

Modern Family (ABC, 2009) is an American comedy television sitcom created by Francisco Bobadilla. Three different but related families face trials and tribulations in their own unique way from ...more

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Trailer Park Boys is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells, Mike Smith

Premiered: 2001

Trailer Park Boys (Showcase, 2001) is a Canadian mockumentary black comedy-drama sitcom television series created and directed by Mike Clattenburg. The series focuses on the misadventures of a ...more

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The Office is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook

Premiered: 2001

The Office (BBC Two, 2001) is a British television mockumentary sitcom created, written, and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. The series follows the day-to-day lives of office ...more

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The Office: The Accounta... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nunez, Brian Baumgartner

Premiered: 2006

The Office: The Accountants is an American comedy web series, spin-off from the television show The Office. The series depicts office accountants in the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of the ...more
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American Vandal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
American Vandal Tyler Alvarez, Griffin Gluck, Jimmy Tatro
This series (Netflix, 2017) is a true satire mockumentary series. When senior class clown Dylan Maxwell (Jimmy Tatro) is accused and expelled from school, sophomore Peter Maldonado (Tyler ...more

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Summer Heights High is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Chris Lilley, Asolima Tauati, Iro Utaifeau

Premiered: 2007

Summer Heights High is an Australian mockumentary television series written by and starring Chris Lilley. Set in the fictional Summer Heights High School in an outer suburb of Sydney, it is a ...more

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Reno 911! is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
bhittt added Cedric Yarbrough, Niecy Nash, Robert Ben Garant

Premiered: 2003

Reno 911! (Comedy Central, 2003) is an American comedy television series created by Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant and Kerri Kenney-Silver. It is a mockumentary-style parody of law enforcement ...more

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Documentary Now! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Fred Armisen, Helen Mirren, Bill Hader

Premiered: 2015

Documentary Now! (IFC, 2015) is an American mockumentary television series created by Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers, and Rhys Thomas. The series spoofs celebrated documentary films by ...more

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People Just Do Nothing ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
RyanL1 added People Just Do Nothing Allan Mustafa, Hugo Chegwin, Asim Chaudhry

Premiered: 2014

People Just Do Nothing (BBC Three, 2014) is a British television mockumentary sitcom created by Allan Mustafa, Steve Stamp, Asim Chaudhry, and Hugo Chegwin. A mockumentary about a group of ...more
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Angry Boys is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Chris Lilley

Premiered: 2011

Angry Boys is an Australian television mockumentary series written by and starring Chris Lilley. Continuing the mockumentary style of his previous series, the show explores the issues faced by ...more
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Come Fly with Me is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
David Walliams, Matt Lucas, Sally Rogers

Premiered: 2010

Come Fly with Me was a British mockumentary television comedy series created by and starring Matt Lucas and David Walliams. Narrated by Lindsay Duncan, the series launched on 25 December 2010 on ...more
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Scrubs: Interns is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Sarah Chalke, Eliza Coupe, Sonal Shah

Premiered: 2009

Scrubs: Interns is a webisode series from ABC based on the comedy-drama series Scrubs in its eighth season, which originally aired on ABC.com; each episode would premiere the day a new Scrubs ...more
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The Comeback is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Lisa Kudrow, Lance Barber, Robert Michael Morris

Premiered: 2005

The Comeback is an American television comedy-drama series produced by HBO that stars actress Lisa Kudrow as sitcom actress Valerie Cherish in modern-day Los Angeles, California. It was created ...more

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Family Tree is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows

Premiered: 2013

Family Tree (HBO, 2013) is an American documentary-style television comedy created by Christopher Guest and Jim Piddock. Jobless and unattached, 30-year-old Tom Chadwick (Chris O'Dowd) comes in ...more

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All Aussie Adventures is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Glenn Robbins

Premiered: 2001

All Aussie Adventures is an Australian mockumentary television series that parodied the travel-adventure genre. Glenn Robbins plays Russell Coight, a survival and wildlife expert who charts his ...more
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Twenty Twelve is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
David Tennant, Hugh Bonneville, Olivia Colman

Premiered: 2011

Twenty Twelve was a BBC television comedy series written and directed by John Morton. Starring Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Hynes and Amelia Bullmore, the programme was a spoof on-location ...more
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Zach Stone Is Gonna Be F... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Gnavgnav added Bo Burnham, Thomas F. Wilson, Kari Coleman

Premiered: 2013

Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous is an American television comedy series created by comedian Bo Burnham and Dan Lagana that aired on MTV from May 2 to June 29, 2013. The sitcom stars Burnham as ...more
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10 Items or Less is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Kim Coles, John Lehr, Jennifer Elise Cox

Premiered: 2006

10 Items or Less is a partly scripted, partly improvised American comedy series created by Nancy Hower, Robert Hickey and John Lehr. It starred Lehr as a less-than-successful businessman who ...more
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Delocated is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Eugene Mirman, Jerry Minor, Jon Glaser

Premiered: 2008

Delocated is an American television series that premiered February 12, 2009 on Adult Swim. The original pilot for the show was aired on April 1, 2008. Jon Glaser plays a man in the Witness ...more
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Scot Squad is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
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Premiered: 2012

Scot Squad is a spoof of 'blue light' reality shows like Traffic Cops. Jack Docherty stars as Chief Constable Cameron Miekelson, and the show follows the adventures of the first Unified Scottish ...more
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Big Time Rush is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos PenaVega

Premiered: 2009

Big Time Rush is an American television series that originally aired on Nickelodeon from November 28, 2009 until July 25, 2013. It was created by Scott Fellows. and focused on the Hollywood ...more

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The Naked Brothers Band ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Nat Wolff, Alex Wolff, Allie DiMeco

Premiered: 2007

The Naked Brothers Band is an American musical comedy series created by Polly Draper. The show depicts the daily lives of Draper's sons, who lead a fictional world-renowned rock band from New ...more

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Death Valley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Bryan Callen, Charlie Sanders, Bryce Johnson

Premiered: 2011

Death Valley (MTV, 2011) is a horror black comedy mockumentary television series developed by Eric Weinberg and Curtis Gwinn. The series follows the Undead Task Force, a newly formed division of ...more