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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different shows, like Neighbors from Hell and Harry Hill's TV Burp.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best modern satire show of all time?" and "What are the greatest satire shows?"
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South Park is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Chris Abraham added Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman
South Park (Comedy Central, 1997) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. In the small town of South Park, four boys get caught up in all sorts of bizarre ...more
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357 197
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Chris Abraham added Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner
The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by the ...more
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305 142
The Office is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Satire 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
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339 154
Last Week Tonight with John Ol... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
vernonaverill added John Oliver, David Kaye, Noel MacNeal
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO, 2014) is an American late-night talk and news satire television program hosted by comedian John Oliver. The half-hour-long show takes a satirical look at ...more
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287 148
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
msquared.lalala added Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green
Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter and Lois; ...more
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The Daily Show is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Satire 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
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209 114
Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson, Seth Meyers
Saturday Night Live is an American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. The show premiered on NBC on October 11, ...more
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246 164
The Colbert Report is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Satire 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
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184 111
Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman
Parks and Recreation is an American television sitcom starring Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the parks department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana. Created ...more
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It's Always Sunny in Philadelp... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
irreggreg added Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX, 2005) is an American television sitcom created by Rob McElhenney. The series follows "The Gang", a group of five depraved underachievers: twins ...more
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Futurama is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal
Futurama is an American adult animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening and developed by Groening and David X. Cohen for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series follows the ...more
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123 89
Monty Python's Flying Circus is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam
Monty Python’s Flying Circus is a British sketch comedy series commissioned by David Attenborough, created by the comedy group Monty Python and broadcast by the BBC from 1969 to 1974. The shows ...more
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130 100
American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker
American Dad! is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, and Matt Weitzman for the "Animation Domination" lineup on Fox. American Dad! is the first ...more
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109 82
Chappelle's Show is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Neal Brennan
Chappelle's Show is an American sketch comedy television series created by comedians Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan, with Chappelle hosting the show as well as starring in the majority of its ...more
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99 76
M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi
M*A*S*H is an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart, adapted from the 1970 feature film MASH. The series, which was produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for ...more
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104 66
The Boondocks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Regina King, John Witherspoon, Gary Anthony Williams
The Boondocks is an American adult animated sitcom on Cartoon Network's late-night programming block, Adult Swim. Created by Aaron McGruder, based upon McGruder's comic strip of the same name, ...more
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30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan
30 Rock is an American satirical television sitcom that ran on NBC from October 11, 2006, to January 31, 2013, and was created by Tina Fey. The series, which is loosely based on Fey's ...more
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King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon
King of the Hill is an American adult animated sitcom created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels that ran from January 12, 1997, to May 6, 2010 on Fox. It centers on the Hills, a middle-class ...more
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64 58
MADtv is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Satire 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
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Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
MorgieStack added Jeremy Shada, John DiMaggio, Tom Kenny
Adventure Time is an American animated television series created by Pendleton Ward for Cartoon Network. The series follows the adventures of Finn, a human boy, and his best friend and adoptive ...more
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Real Time with Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
akaswanand added Bill Maher, Arianna Huffington, Andrew Sullivan
It's shaping up to be an interesting last few months of 2007. The price of gas keeps spiraling to record highs, while the approval ratings for the man in charge keep plummeting to record lows. ...more
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Robot Chicken is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Breckin Meyer
Robot Chicken (Adult Swim, 2005) is an American stop motion sketch comedy television series created by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich. Pop culture references fly thick and fast as stop-motion ...more
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46 57
Celebrity Deathmatch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Maurice Schlafer, Len Maxwell, Mills Lane
Celebrity Deathmatch was a claymation television show that depicted celebrities against each other in a wrestling ring, almost always ending in the loser's gruesome death. It was known for its ...more
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44 56
The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Bill Scott, June Foray, Paul Frees
The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show is an American animated television series that originally aired from November 19, 1959, to June 27, 1964, on the ABC and NBC television networks. Produced by Jay ...more
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Rocko's Modern Life is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
xandermartin98 added Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny, Charles Adler
Rocko's Modern Life is an American animated television series created by Joe Murray for Nickelodeon. The series centers on the surreal life of an anthropomorphic Australian-immigrant wallaby ...more