The Best Parody TV Shows  

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

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

Everything from Childrens Hospital to Megas XLR is included on this list.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best parody show of all time?" and "What are the greatest parody shows?"
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The Office is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Parody 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
Police Squad! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton
Police Squad! is a television comedy series first broadcast in 1982, created by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker, and starring Leslie Nielsen. A spoof of police procedurals, the ...more
The Colbert Report is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart
The Colbert Report is an American late-night talk and news satire television program hosted by Stephen Colbert that aired on Comedy Central from October 17, 2005 to December 18, 2014 for 1,447 ...more
American Vandal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Parody 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
Saturday Night Live Weekend Up... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
Amy Poehler, Bill Murray, Kristen Wiig
Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday is an American limited-run series broadcast on NBC. It is a political satire news show spin-off from Saturday Night Live, featuring that show's ...more
The Daily Show is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah, Hasan Minhaj
The Daily Show (Comedy Central, 1999) is an American late-night talk and news satire television program. Described as a fake news program, the show draws its comedy and satire from recent news ...more
Reno 911! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
Chris Abraham 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
Onion News Network is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
Onion News Network Suzanne Sena, Brian Huskey
Onion News Network is a parody television news show. The show premiered its ten-episode first season on January 21, 2011, at 10:00 p.m. EST on IFC. In March 2007, The Onion launched The Onion ...more
MADtv is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
Michael McDonald, Debra Wilson, Aries Spears
Mad TV is an American sketch comedy television series originally inspired by Mad magazine. The show featured animated Spy vs. Spy and Don Martin cartoon shorts as well as images of Alfred E. ...more
Drawn Together is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
Adam Carolla, Jess Harnell, Abbey DiGregorio
Drawn Together is an American adult animated sitcom which ran on Comedy Central from October 27, 2004 to November 14, 2007. The series was created by Dave Jeser and Matt Silverstein, and uses a ...more
Scream Queens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Billie Lourd
Scream Queens (Fox, 2015) is an American comedy horror television series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan. The semi-anthology series centers on characters being terrorized ...more
Wrecked is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
steven4297 added Matthew Pritchard
Wrecked was a comedy reality series that aired on MTV UK in 2007. It was hosted by Lee Dainton and Matthew Pritchard. In each episode, two rivals were challenged to complete a series of Dirty ...more
Red Dwarf is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules
Red Dwarf is a British comedy franchise which primarily comprises ten series of a television science fiction sitcom that aired on BBC Two between 1988 and 1993 and from 1997 to 1999, and on Dave ...more
When Things Were Rotten is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
Richard Gautier, Dick Van Patten, Bernie Kopell
When Things Were Rotten is an American situation comedy television series created in 1975 by Mel Brooks and aired for half a season by ABC. A parody of the Robin Hood legend, the series starred ...more
Childrens Hospital is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
Rob Huebel, Rob Corddry, Ken Marino
Childrens Hospital is a satirical American comedy television series and web series that parodies the medical drama genre, created by and starring actor/comedian Rob Corddry. The series began on ...more
Community is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover
Community is an American television sitcom created by Dan Harmon that premiered on NBC on September 17, 2009. The single-camera series follows an ensemble cast of students at a community college ...more
Epic Meal Time is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
Epic Meal Time is a Canadian YouTube cooking show known for creating extremely high-calorie meals, generally out of meat products and including alcohol. It debuted in October 2010, and since ...more
French & Saunders is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Simon Brint
French and Saunders is a British sketch comedy television series written by and starring comic duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. It is also the name by which the performers are known on the ...more
NTSF:SD:SUV:: is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
Rebecca Romijn, Karen Gillan, Rob Riggle
NTSF:SD:SUV:: is a quarter-hour format American television comedy that parodies the police procedural and action film genres.
Ace Crawford, Private Eye is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
Ace Crawford, Private Eye Tim Conway, Billy Barty, Joe Regalbuto
Ace Crawford, Private Eye is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from March to April 1983. The series parodied the “hard-boiled detective” genre.
Onion SportsDome is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
Danyelle Sargent, Matt Walton
Onion SportsDome was a parody sports television show from the makers of The Onion. The show premiered on Tuesday, January 11, 2011, at 10:30 p.m. EST on Comedy Central in the United States. It ...more
infoMania is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
InfoMania is an American half-hour weekly satirical news-show that aired on the Current TV television network from 2007 to 2011. The program was initially hosted by Conor Knighton and later ...more
The Newz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
Brad Sherwood, Nancy Sullivan, Shawn Thompson
The Newz was a half-hour syndicated sketch comedy television series that aired in 1994 and 1995. It starred Tommy Blaze, Mystro Clark, Deborah Magdalena, Dan O'Connor, Stan Quash, Brad Sherwood, ...more
Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show Kim Evey, Payman Benz, Julie Wittner
Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show is an internet comedy talk show parody starring a Japanese character called Kiko. The video series debuted on YouTube in 2007 and was created by ...more
TV Ilegal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Parody TV Shows
TV Ilegal
TV Ilegal, stylized as TV [i]lεgal, was a Puerto Rican comedy/parody/satire television show broadcast on WAPA-TV. The show parodied both local and international shows and people like local news ...more