The Best New Fall Comedies of 2016  

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List Rules New comedies and sitcoms premiering in Fall 2016 on major networks, cable TV, premium channels, or streaming platforms.

Want a sneak preview of the new shows coming this fall of 2016? Wait no longer, these shows are hilarious and ready to tickle your funny bone in 2016. From new sitcoms to mockumentaries, this year's Upfronts had something for everyone. These shows have stars like Minnie Driver, Kristen Bell, and Joel McHale to keep you laughing.

New comedies come out every Fall season, though many don't even make it through the Spring (cough, Grandfathered). But hopefully the comedies on the list will make it several seasons! As that old saying from Community goes, "Six seasons and a movie!" While few new fall comedies make it that far, it sometimes happens. In fact, one of the most popular comedy mockumentary series of all time, The Office, started as a mid-season replacement TV show on NBC.

So which of the shows below do you think shows the most promise? Vote up your favorite new Fall comedy premiering in 2016. Then see what comedies are premiering in 2019.

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"Story about a family with a special-needs child described as being “good at dealing with the challenges it faces and excellent at creating new ones.”

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Premiered: Sept. 21, ABC

Actors: Minnie Driver, John Ross Bowie, Cedric Yarbrough, Mason Cook, Micah Fowler, + more

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"Centers on a woman wrestling with what it means to be good."

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Premiered: Sept. 19, NBC

Actors: Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper, D'Arcy Carden, Jameela Jamil, + more

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"With a fish-out-of-water theme, it centers on a hard-living, foul-mouthed woman who moves to affluent Greenwich, CT, to raise the spoiled kids of her wealthy sister who has fled the country to avoid a federal indictment. She quickly learns what the rest of us already know: Other people’s children are awful."

Source: The Tracking Board

Premiered: Fox

Actors: Kaitlin Olson, Sofia Black D'Elia, Thomas Barbusca, Jack Stanton

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"Narrated by Katie, a strong-willed mother, who is raising her flawed family in a wealthy town filled with “perfect” wives and their “perfect” offspring."

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Premiered: Oct. 11, ABC

Actors: Katy Mixon, Diedrich Bader, Meg Donnelly, Daniel DiMaggio, Ali Wong

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