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The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020 

Molly Gander
Updated August 13, 2020 416 votes 60 voters 40 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. 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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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)

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
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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

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
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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)

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
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Terrace House is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020

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
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Black-ish is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020
Starring Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross & Yara Shahidi (American Broadcasting Company)

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
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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)

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
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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)

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
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The Ellen DeGeneres Show... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020

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
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Fuller House is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020
Starring Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweeten & Andrea Barber (Netflix)

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Fuller House (Netflix, 2016) is an American family sitcom created by Jeff Franklin, and a sequel to the 1987–1995 television series. D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron Bure), now a widow and a ...more
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How the Universe Works ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020

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
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Ellen's Game of Games is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020
Starring Ellen DeGeneres and Stephen Boss (NBC)

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
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When Calls the Heart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020
Starring Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing & Lori Loughlin (Hallmark Channel)

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
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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020
Starring Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara & Julie Bowen (ABC)

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

Modern Family (ABC, 2009) is an American comedy television sitcom created by Francisco Bobadilla. Three different but related families face trials and tribulations in their own unique way from ...more
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Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020
Starring H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz & Eugene Mirman (Fox Broadcasting Company)

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
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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)

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.
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Superstore is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020
Starring America Ferrera, Ben Feldman & Lauren Ash (NBC)

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Superstore (NBC, 2015) is an American single-camera sitcom television series created by Justin Spitzer. An oddball family of employees at supersized megastore Cloud 9 tackles the day-to-day ...more
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Magic for Humans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020
Starring Justin Willman (Netflix)

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.
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Conan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020
Starring Conan O'Brien, Ginnifer Goodwin & Andy Richter (TBS)

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
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Selling Sunset is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020
Starring Romain Bonnet, Mary Fitzgerald & Brett Oppenheim (Netflix)

Genres (Tv): Real Estate, Reality

Selling Sunset (Netflix, 2019) is an American real estate reality series created and produced by Adam DiVello. It revolves around the high-end residential properties in Los Angeles marketed by ...more
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Explained is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020
Starring Maria Bello, Estelle Caswell & Joss Fong (Netflix)

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
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Friday Night in with the... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020

Genres (Tv): Talk Show, Lifestyle

Friday Night in with the Morgans (AMC, 2020) is a lifestyle talk show hosted by Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton. The half-hour is filled with chats with guest stars and interesting behind ...more
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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)

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
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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)

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Fresh Off the Boat (ABC, 2015) is an American comedy television series created by Nahnatchka Khan. Louis Huang (Randall Park) relocates his family from Chinatown of Washington, DC to Orlando, ...more
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The Grand Tour is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Relaxing TV Shows In 2020
Starring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond & James May (Amazon Video)

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
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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)

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