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The Best Mockumentary TV Shows  

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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 black comedy-drama sitcom television series created and directed by Mike Clattenburg that focuses on the misadventures of a group of trailer park ...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
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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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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Documentary Now! is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Fred Armisen, Helen Mirren, Bill Hader
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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Scrubs: Interns is listed (or ranked) 10 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) 11 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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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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Angry Boys is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Reno 911! is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
bhittt added Cedric Yarbrough, Niecy Nash, Robert Ben Garant
Reno 911! is an American comedy television series on Comedy Central that ran from 2003 to 2009. It is a mockumentary-style parody of law enforcement documentary shows, specifically Cops, with ...more
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Paquita Salas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Brays Efe, Belén Cuesta, Lidia San José
Paquita Salas (Neox, 2016) is a Spanish mocumentary comedy television series created by Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrossi. Paquita Salas (Brays Efe) is a down-on-her-luck talent agent who is ...more
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Tanner '88 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Cynthia Nixon, Veronica Cartwright, Luke Macfarlane
Tanner '88 is a political mockumentary miniseries written by Garry Trudeau and directed by Robert Altman. First broadcast by HBO during the months leading up to the 1988 U.S. presidential ...more
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People Like Us is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
David Tennant, Lucy Punch, Sarah Alexander
People Like Us was a British radio and TV comedy programme, a spoof on-location documentary written by John Morton, and starring Chris Langham as Roy Mallard, an inept interviewer. Originally a ...more
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All Aussie Adventures is listed (or ranked) 18 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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The Comeback is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Dog Bites Man is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mockumentary TV Shows
Zach Galifianakis, Matt Walsh, Andrea Savage
Dog Bites Man was a partially improvised comedy television show on Comedy Central that aired in summer 2006. It began airing on The Comedy Channel in Australia in June 2007. The series was ...more
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Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous is listed (or ranked) 21 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) 22 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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Twenty Twelve is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Family Tree is listed (or ranked) 24 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) 25 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