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The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020 

Molly Gander
Updated March 23, 2020 336 votes 50 voters 34 items

List Rules Vote up the television series airing new episodes during the 2020 calendar year that are the most relaxing and calming after a stressful day.

Sure, episodes of Law & Order and Grey’s Anatomy are great, but sometimes police procedurals and fatal illnesses are just too much to handle. These relaxing TV shows of 2020 are like a warm hot bubble bath after a long day (and longer decade). Put your feet up and take it easy with these relaxing shows. 

Laugh with Grace and Frankie, watch chefs cook up delicious treats on The Great British Bake Off, or add a little adrenaline and be totally shocked at how much an old vase is worth on Antiques Road Show. The most relaxing TV shows won’t leave us on edge, they are merely there for our light-hearted entertainment pleasure and their ability to calm us down.

Sit back. Unwind. It’s time to chill. Which relaxing shows 2020 are your favorites? Vote up the current series that are absolutely perfect after a stressful day.

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Queer Eye is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020
Queer Eye Starring Antoni Porowski, Tan France & Karamo Brown (Netflix)

Number of Seasons: 4

Genres (Tv): Reality

Queer Eye (Netflix, 2018) is an American reality series, and a reboot of the Bravo series. A new Fab Five set out to Atlanta to help the city's straight men refine their wardrobes, grooming, ...more
2
The Best Thing I Ever At... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020
The Best Thing I Ever Ate

Number of Seasons: 6

Genres (Tv): Food, Home improvement

The Best Thing I Ever Ate (Food Network, 2009) is a food talk show. The program consists of chefs picking out their favorite dishes in specific categories, such as guilty pleasures, appetizers, ...more
3
Grace and Frankie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020
Starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin & Sam Waterston (Netflix)

Number of Seasons: 6

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Grace and Frankie (Netflix, 2015) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris. Finding out that their husbands have been romantically ...more
4
Black-ish is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020
Starring Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross & Yara Shahidi (American Broadcasting Company)

Number of Seasons: 6

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Black-ish (ABC, 2014) is an American sitcom created by Kenya Barris. A family man (Anthony Anderson) struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly ...more
5
Terrace House is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020

Number of Seasons: 1

Genres (Tv): Reality television, Variety show

Terrace House (Netflix, 2015) is a Japanese reality television show franchise consisting of five series and one film. The show follows the lives of six strangers, three men and three women from ...more
6
The Great British Bake O... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020
Starring Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc (British Broadcasting Corporation)

Number of Seasons: 10

Genres (Tv): Special Interest, Game show, Cooking show, Home improvement

The Great British Bake Off (also called Bake Off or GBBO) is a British television baking competition, produced by Love Productions, in which a group of amateur bakers compete against each other ...more
7
Antiques Roadshow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020
Starring Bruce Parker, Angela Rippon & Arthur Negus (BBC One)

Number of Seasons: 42

Genres (Tv): Special Interest, Documentary

Antiques Roadshow is a British television show in which antiques appraisers travel to various regions of the United Kingdom to appraise antiques brought in by local people. It has been running ...more
8
Ellen's Game of Games is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020
Starring Ellen DeGeneres and Stephen Boss (NBC)

Number of Seasons: 3

Genres (Tv): Game show

Ellen's Game of Games (NBC, 2017) is an American television game show hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. Based on game segments from the daytime talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the game show has ...more
9
How the Universe Works ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020

Number of Seasons: 8

Genres (Tv): Miniseries, Documentary

How the Universe Works is a mini-series that originally aired on the Discovery Channel April 25, 2010 to May 24, 2010. The first and third seasons were narrated by Mike Rowe and the second by ...more
10
The Ellen DeGeneres Show... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020

Number of Seasons: 17

Genres (Tv): Talk show, Comedy

The Ellen DeGeneres Show is an American television talk show hosted by comedian/actress Ellen DeGeneres. Debuting on September 8, 2003, it is produced by Telepictures and airs in syndication, ...more
11
Fuller House is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020
Starring Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweeten & Andrea Barber (Netflix)

Number of Seasons: 5

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Fuller House (Netflix, 2016) is an American family sitcom and sequel to the 1987–1995 television series Full House. It centers around D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron Bure), a veterinarian ...more
12
Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020
Starring H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz & Eugene Mirman (Fox Broadcasting Company)

Number of Seasons: 10

Genres (Tv): Animation, Sitcom, Comedy

Bob's Burgers (FOX, 2011) is an American animated comedy television series created by Loren Bouchard. The series centers on the Belcher family — parents Bob and Linda and their children Tina, ...more
13
When Calls the Heart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020
Starring Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing & Lori Loughlin (Hallmark Channel)

Number of Seasons: 6

Genres (Tv): Western, Family drama

When Calls the Heart (Hallmark Channel, 2014) is a Canadian-American television drama series developed by Michael Landon Jr., inspired by the book by Janette Oke. Accustomed to a high society ...more
14
Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020
Starring Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara & Julie Bowen (ABC)

Number of Seasons: 11

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Mockumentary, Family, Comedy, Family Film

Modern Family (ABC, 2009) is an American comedy television sitcom created by Francisco Bobadilla. The series follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los ...more
15
Travel Man: 48 Hours in.... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020
Starring Richard Ayoade (Channel 4)

Number of Seasons: 10

Genres (Tv): Travel, Special interest

Travel Man (Channel 4, 2015) is a British television travel documentary series. In each episode, presenter Richard Ayoade travels to a popular city with a celebrity guest.
16
Superstore is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020
Starring America Ferrera, Ben Feldman & Lauren Ash (NBC)

Number of Seasons: 5

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Superstore (NBC, 2015) is an American single-camera sitcom television series about a group of employees working at Cloud 9, a fictional big-box store in St. Louis, Missouri. The ensemble cast ...more
17
Magic for Humans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020
Starring Justin Willman (Netflix)

Number of Seasons: 2

Genres (Tv): Reality

Magic for Humans (Netflix, 2018) is an American reality television show. Comedian and magician Justin Willman performs magic tricks for people on the street.
18
The Grand Tour is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020
Starring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond & James May (Amazon Video)

Number of Seasons: 4

Genres (Tv): Motoring

The Grand Tour is a British motoring television series for Amazon Video presented by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May and produced by Andy Wilman. The four agreed to produce the ...more
19
Conan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020
Starring Conan O'Brien, Ginnifer Goodwin & Andy Richter (TBS)

Number of Seasons: 10

Genres (Tv): Talk show, Variety show, Comedy

Conan is a late-night talk show airing each Monday through Thursday on TBS in the United States. The hour-long show premiered on November 8, 2010, and is hosted by writer, comedian and performer ...more
20
Explained is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020
Starring Maria Bello, Estelle Caswell & Joss Fong (Netflix)

Number of Seasons: 2

Genres (Tv): Documentary

Explained (Netflix, 2018) is a documentary series. This enlightening series from Vox digs into a wide range of topics such as the rise of cryptocurrency, why diets fail, and the wild world of
21
Flip or Flop Nashville ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020
Starring Page Turner and DeRon Jenkins (HGTV)

Number of Seasons: 3

Genres (Tv): Reality

Flip or Flop Nashville (HGTV, 2018) is a reality television series. Real estate agents DeRon Jenkins and Page Turner flip houses in Nashville, Tennessee.
22
The Voice is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020
Starring Adam Levine, Blake Shelton & Carson Daly (NBC)

Number of Seasons: 17

Genres (Tv): Talent show, Reality television

The Voice (NBC, 2011) is an American reality television singing competition hosted by Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Nick Jonas, Blake Shelton, and Carson Daly. Based on the original The Voice of ...more
23
Fresh Off the Boat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020
Starring Constance Wu, Randall Park & Hudson Yang (ABC)

Number of Seasons: 6

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Fresh Off the Boat (ABC, 2015) is a comedy series starring Randall Park, Constance Wu, Ian Chen, Hudson Yang, and Forrest Wheeler that is inspired by the life of chef and food personality Eddie ...more
24
Finding Your Roots is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020

Number of Seasons: 6

Genres (Tv): Special Interest, Documentary

Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is a Public Broadcasting Service public television series hosted by Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. The first season originally aired on PBS from ...more
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Chef's Table is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020
Starring Massimo Bottura, Francis Mallmann & Niki Nakayama (Netflix)

Number of Seasons: 6

Genres (Tv): Documentary, Food

Chef's Table (Netflix, 2015) is an American documentary web series released on Netflix. Each episode of the series profiles a single world-renowned chef. Creator David Gelb considers it a ...more