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The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020

Updated January 20, 2021 657 votes 74 voters 1.1k views46 items

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

UPDATED: Check out the Most Relaxing Shows in 2021!

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. And if you're still feeling the need for heartwearming goodness, check out the most wholesome shows to stream on Netflix.

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  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate1
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    2

    The Best Thing I Ever Ate

    The Best Thing I Ever Ate (Food Network, 2009) is a food talk show. The program consists of... more on Wikipedia
  • The Great British Bake Off2
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    The Great British Bake Off

    Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • Queer Eye3
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    Queer Eye

    Antoni Porowski, Tan France

    Genres (Tv)Reality

    Queer Eye (Netflix, 2018) is an American reality series, and a reboot of the Bravo series. A... more on Wikipedia
  • Terrace House4
    Terrace House (Netflix, 2015) is a Japanese reality television show franchise consisting of... more on Wikipedia
  • Grace and Frankie5
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    Grace and Frankie

    Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Grace and Frankie (Netflix, 2015) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by... more on Wikipedia
  • Black-ish6
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    11

    Black-ish

    Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Black-ish (ABC, 2014) is an American sitcom created by Kenya Barris. A family man (Anthony... more on Wikipedia
  • Antiques Roadshow7
    22
    14

    Antiques Roadshow

    Bruce Parker, Angela Rippon

    Genres (Tv)Special Interest, Documentary

    Antiques Roadshow is a British television show in which antiques appraisers travel to various... more on Wikipedia
  • Fuller House8
    17
    7

    Fuller House

    Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweeten

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Fuller House (Netflix, 2016) is an American family sitcom created by Jeff Franklin, and a... more on Wikipedia
  • How the Universe Works9
    24
    17

    How the Universe Works

    Mike Rowe, Erik Todd Dellums

    Genres (Tv)Miniseries, Documentary

    How the Universe Works is a mini-series that originally aired on the Discovery Channel April... more on Wikipedia
  • Ellen's Game of Games10
    14
    5

    Ellen's Game of Games

    Ellen DeGeneres, Stephen Boss

    Genres (Tv)Game show

    Ellen's Game of Games (NBC, 2017) is an American television game show hosted by Ellen... more on Wikipedia
  • The Ellen DeGeneres Show11
    18
    12

    The Ellen DeGeneres Show

    Ellen DeGeneres, Stephen Boss

    Genres (Tv)Talk show, Comedy

    The Ellen DeGeneres Show is an American television talk show hosted by comedian/actress Ellen... more on Wikipedia
  • Bob's Burgers12
    11
    4

    Bob's Burgers

    H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Sitcom, Comedy

    Bob's Burgers (FOX, 2011) is an American animated comedy television series created by Loren... more on Wikipedia
  • Modern Family13
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    Modern Family

    Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara

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

    Modern Family (ABC, 2009) is an American comedy television sitcom created by Francisco... more on Wikipedia
  • The Grand Tour14
    10
    2

    The Grand Tour

    Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond

    Genres (Tv)Motoring

    The Grand Tour is a British motoring television series for Amazon Video presented by Jeremy... more on Wikipedia
  • Superstore15
    8
    1

    Superstore

    America Ferrera, Ben Feldman

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Superstore (NBC, 2015) is an American single-camera sitcom television series created by Justin... more on Wikipedia
  • When Calls the Heart16
    21
    18

    When Calls the Heart

    Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing

    Genres (Tv)Western, Family drama

    When Calls the Heart (Hallmark Channel, 2014) is a Canadian-American television drama series... more on Wikipedia
  • Travel Man: 48 Hours in...17
    12
    10

    Genres (Tv)Travel, Special interest

    Travel Man (Channel 4, 2015) is a British television travel documentary series. In each... more on Wikipedia
  • Explained18
    14
    12

    Explained

    Maria Bello, Estelle Caswell

    Genres (Tv)Documentary

    Explained (Netflix, 2018) is a documentary series. This enlightening series from Vox digs into... more on Wikipedia
  • Magic for Humans19
    7
    4

    Magic for Humans

    Justin Willman

    Genres (Tv)Reality

    Magic for Humans (Netflix, 2018) is an American reality television show. Comedian and magician... more on Wikipedia
  • Conan20
    10
    10

    Conan

    Conan O'Brien, Ginnifer Goodwin

    Genres (Tv)Talk show, Variety show, Comedy

    Conan is a late-night talk show airing each Monday through Thursday on TBS in the United... more on Wikipedia
  • Finding Your Roots21
    8
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    Finding Your Roots

    Henry Louis Gates Jr.

    Genres (Tv)Special Interest, Documentary

    Finding Your Roots (PBS, 2012) is an American family history and genealogy television... more on Wikipedia
  • Fresh Off the Boat22
    4
    1

    Fresh Off the Boat

    Constance Wu, Randall Park

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Fresh Off the Boat (ABC, 2015) is an American comedy television series created by Nahnatchka... more on Wikipedia
  • Flip or Flop Nashville23
    4
    4

    Flip or Flop Nashville

    Page Turner, DeRon Jenkins

    Genres (Tv)Reality

    Flip or Flop Nashville (HGTV, 2018) is a reality television series. Real estate agents DeRon... more on Wikipedia
  • Friday Night in with the Morgans24
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    1

    Friday Night in with the Morgans

    Hilarie Burton, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

    Genres (Tv)Talk Show, Lifestyle

    Friday Night in with the Morgans (AMC, 2020) is a lifestyle talk show hosted by Jeffrey Dean... more on Wikipedia
  • Young Sheldon25
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    Young Sheldon

    Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Young Sheldon (CBS, 2017) is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, a... more on Wikipedia