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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
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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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The Office is listed (or ranked) 2 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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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
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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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Last Week Tonight with J... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
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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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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
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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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Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 6 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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The Daily Show is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Futurama is listed (or ranked) 9 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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The Colbert Report is listed (or ranked) 10 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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It's Always Sunny in Phi... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
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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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Monty Python's Flying Ci... 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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The Boondocks is listed (or ranked) 13 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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American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Chappelle's Show is listed (or ranked) 15 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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M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 16 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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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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Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
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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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King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 19 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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MADtv is listed (or ranked) 20 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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BoJack Horseman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie
BoJack Horseman (Netflix, 2014) is an American animated sitcom created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. BoJack Horseman (Will Arnett) was the star of the hit television show "Horsin' Around" ...more

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Real Time with Bill Mahe... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
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Bill Maher, Arianna Huffington, Andrew Sullivan
Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO, 2003) is an American talk show series created by Bill Maher. Bill Maher hosts a panel of guests who discuss current events in politics and the media.

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Rocko's Modern Life is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
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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

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Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Satire TV Shows
Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille
Pinky and the Brain is an American animated television series. It was the first animated television series to be presented in Dolby Surround and the fourth collaboration of Steven Spielberg with ...more

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Celebrity Deathmatch is listed (or ranked) 25 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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