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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
Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer The Office is an American television comedy series that aired on NBC from March 24, 2005 to May 16, 2013. It is an adaptation of the BBC series of the same name. The Office was adapted for ...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 Parks and Recreation is an American television sitcom starring Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the parks department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana. Created ...more

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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
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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Trailer Park Boys is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells, Mike Smith Trailer Park Boys is a Canadian mockumentary crime black comedy-drama sitcom television series created and directed by Mike Clattenburg that focuses on the misadventures of a group of trailer ...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 The Office is a mockumentary that was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two on 9 July 2001. Created, written, and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the programme is ...more

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American Vandal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Tyler Alvarez, Griffin Gluck, Jimmy Tatro American Vandal (Netflix, 2017) is a true crime satire mockumentary series. When senior class clown Dylan Maxwell (Jimmy Tatro) is accused of vandalism and expelled from school, sophomore Peter ...more

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The Office: The Accountants is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nunez, Brian Baumgartner 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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Summer Heights High is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Chris Lilley, Asolima Tauati, Iro Utaifeau 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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Scrubs: Interns is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Sarah Chalke, Eliza Coupe, Sonal Shah 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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Come Fly with Me is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
David Walliams, Matt Lucas, Sally Rogers 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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Angry Boys is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Chris Lilley 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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People Just Do Nothing is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
RyanL1 added People Just Do Nothing Allan Mustafa, Hugo Chegwin, Asim Chaudhry 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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The Comeback is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Lisa Kudrow, Lance Barber, Robert Michael Morris 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) 14 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Family Tree is a documentary-style television comedy created by Christopher Guest and Jim Piddock. The series premiered on May 12, 2013, on the American pay television network HBO, and appeared ...more

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10 Items or Less is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Kim Coles, John Lehr, Jennifer Elise Cox 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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Twenty Twelve is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
David Tennant, Hugh Bonneville, Olivia Colman 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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Scot Squad is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
bigcraig added 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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Laugh Out Loud is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Laugh Out Loud Kenan Thompson, Josh Server, Mystro Clark

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All Aussie Adventures is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Glenn Robbins 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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Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Gnavgnav added Bo Burnham, Thomas F. Wilson, Kari Coleman 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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The Naked Brothers Band is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Nat Wolff, Alex Wolff, Allie DiMeco 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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Big Time Rush is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos PenaVega 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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Delocated is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Eugene Mirman, Jerry Minor, Jon Glaser 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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Death Valley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Texas Battle, Bryce Johnson, Tania Raymonde Death Valley is a horror black comedy mockumentary television series broadcast on MTV. The series premiered on August 29, 2011. The series follows the Undead Task Force, a newly formed division ...more

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The Jon Dore Television Show is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
The Jon Dore Television Show Jon Dore The Jon Dore Television Show is a Canadian mockumentary-style comedy television series, created by Jon Dore and John Brunton. The show stars Canadian actor and comedian Jon Dore, of recent ...more

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Clark and Michael is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, David Cross Clark and Michael is a CBS Internet television series created by and starring Clark Duke and Michael Cera. The series takes the form of a mockumentary following Duke and Cera's ambitions to ...more

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The Cup is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
The Cup Steve Edge, Tanya Franks The Cup is a British television programme starring Steve Edge, Pal Aron and Jennifer Hennessy. It is based on the Canadian TV series The Tournament. The show is presented as a mockumentary, and ...more

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Free Radio is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Free Radio Danneel Ackles, Brian Huskey, Lance Krall Free Radio is a television show, created by Lance Krall and Rory Rosegarten. The show originated on VH1, but has also played on Comedy Central, and Super Channel. It stars Lance Krall, prominent ...more

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Brass Eye is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Chris Morris, Hugh Dennis, Alexander Armstrong Brass Eye is a surreal UK television series parodying the current affairs style news programming of the mid 1990s. A series of six episodes aired on Channel 4 in 1997, and a further episode in ...more

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Prehistoric Park is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Nigel Marven, Rod Arthur, Suzanne McNabb Prehistoric Park is a six-episode Docu-fiction television mini-series that premiered on ITV on 22 July 2006 and on Animal Planet on 29 October 2006. The program was produced by Impossible ...more

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Mystery 6 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Mystery 6 Choi Siwon, Lee Donghae Mystery 6 is a 2006 Korean horror mockumentary that feature popular boyband Super Junior; Donghae is the central character. The series consists of hidden cameras, interviews and a narrative ...more

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My Generation is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Jaime King, Laura Ramsey, Daniella Alonso My Generation is an American mockumentary television series that aired on the ABC network in the fall of 2010. The one-hour comedy-drama, produced by ABC Studios, follows a group of high school ...more

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The Drunk and On Drugs Happy F... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
The Drunk and On Drugs Happy Fun Time Hour Jay Baruchel, Amy Sedaris, Alex Lifeson The Drunk and On Drugs Happy Funtime Hour is a Canadian television comedy series, which aired during the 2011 television season on Action. Described by its producers as "Curb Your ...more

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The Yard is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Olivia Scriven The Yard is a Canadian mockumentary comedy series that originally aired on HBO Canada in 2011. Set in a schoolyard, the series depicts the interactions of two rival gangs of elementary school ...more

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The Last Dragon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
The Last Dragon, known as Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real in the United States, and also known as Dragon's World in other countries, is a British docufiction made by Darlow Smithson Productions for ...more

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Secret Girlfriend is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Derek Miller, Michael Blaiklock, Alexis Krause Secret Girlfriend is an American television series which aired in October and November 2009 on Comedy Central. The show features the viewer as the "star" of a dating satire, with the ...more

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The Crystal Cube is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Emma Thompson, Robbie Coltrane, John Savident The Crystal Cube was a mockumentary television pilot written by and starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, broadcast on 7 July 1983 on BBC2 at 22:10. The pilot was one of Fry and Laurie's first ...more

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Kenny's World is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Kenny's World Kenny's World is an Australian television mockumentary on Network Ten that is a spin-off from the 2006 mockumentary film Kenny. The series stars Shane Jacobson, reprising his role of Kenny ...more

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My Life as Liz is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Liz Lee, Bryson Gilreath, Colin Sullivan My Life as Liz is a mockumentary-style American comedy television series that centers on the life of Liz Lee, a misfit high-school senior living in a small town in Texas. The series debuted on ...more

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Cast Offs is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Kiruna Stamell, Peter Mitchell Cast Offs is a BAFTA-nominated dramedy mockumentary that follows a group of six disabled people sent to a remote British Island for a fictional reality show. The series is made up of six ...more

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La Job is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Sébastien Huberdeau, Paul Ahmarani, Sophie Cadieux La Job is a French Canadian comedy television series set in Montreal. It is an adaptation of the British show The Office of the BBC. Produced by Anne-Marie Losique's Image Diffusion ...more

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Operation Good Guys is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
David Gillespie, Ray Burdis, Dominic Anciano Operation Good Guys is a British mockumentary series about an elite police unit's bid to snare one of Britain's most powerful crime lords. It was first screened on BBC Two from 1997 - 2000. It ...more

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Corridors of Power is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Corridors of Power Corridors of Power is an Australian television mockumentary series that first screened on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 2001. The series features the private and public lives of two ...more

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Pretty the Series is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Pretty the Series Joan Van Ark Pretty the Series is a comedy TV series created by Steve Silverman.

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Mark Loves Sharon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Jason Gann, Dailan Evans Mark Loves Sharon was a six-part Australian television mockumentary parody series about sport, celebrities and reality television. The series sees Jason Gann reprising his role of Mark Wary from ...more

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Dorm Life is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Dorm Life Nora Kirkpatrick, Jack DeSena Dorm Life is a mockumentary web series created by former students of UCLA. It follows the fictional lives of the inhabitants of the college dorm floor 5 South. It is produced by Attention Span ...more

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Time Trumpet is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Richard Ayoade, Stewart Lee, Mark Watson Time Trumpet is a six-episode satirical television comedy series which aired on BBC Two in 2006. The series was written by Armando Iannucci, Roger Drew and Will Smith in a similar manner to ...more

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On Campus is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
On Campus

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$5 Cover is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
$5 Cover Clare Grant, Al Kapone $5 Cover was an online series created by filmmaker Craig Brewer and produced by MTV. It is a fictional series created to complement the documentary series "$5 Cover Amplified". The ...more