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The Best Sitcoms In 2019 

Molly Gander
Updated January 10, 2020 9.2k votes 1.6k voters 61.6k views 49 items

List Rules Any new or returning sitcoms that aired new episodes during the 2019 calendar year.

UPDATED: Check out the Best New Sitcoms of 2020!

Situational comedies feel like the cornerstone of the TV watching experience - especially when it comes to shows on the Big Five network channels.  This list looks at the best current television sitcoms that that will be airing new episodes in 2019. Which are the best new and returning sitcoms in 2019?

The best sitcoms in 2019 include several returning favorites such as Bob's Burgers, Modern Family, and the Good Place. Some long-running sitcoms are seeing their last season in 2019, including The Big Bang Theory. Both Murphy Brown and One Day At A Time have returned or have been revived for the modern era and are airing new episodes in 2019, bringing a couple of the greatest sitcoms of all time into the 21st century. The idea of what makes a sitcom has expanded, bringing all types of new families, jobs, and groups of friends together for us to watch each week. Several of the best sitcoms in 2019 are even animated!

Which television sitcoms are you going to watch in 2019? Help others curate their must-see television evenings by voting up the best new and returning sitcom shows to air in 2019. Then, check out the best sitcoms airing in 2020.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Sitcom

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox, NBC 2013) is an American police television sitcom created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), an immature but talented NYPD detective in ...more
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The Good Place is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Fantasy

The Good Place (NBC, 2016) is an American fantasy comedy television series created by Michael Schur. Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) wakes up to discover she has entered the afterlife. When ...more
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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 135

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Television comedy, Sitcom, Comedy

The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the show along with Steven Molaro. All three also serve as head ...more
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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen

Number of Seasons: 11

Number of Episodes: 234

Network: ABC

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

Modern Family is an American television sitcom that premiered on ABC on September 23, 2009, which follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los Angeles. ...more
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Superstore is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash

Network: NBC

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
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Young Sheldon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
Young Sheldon Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Young Sheldon (CBS, 2017) is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro. The series is a spin-off of The Big Bang Theory and serves as a prequel to that series, following the ...more
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Fresh Off the Boat is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
Constance Wu, Randall Park, Hudson Yang

Network: ABC

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
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It's Always Sunny in Phi... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 94

Network: FXX

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Television comedy, Sitcom, Comedy

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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The Goldbergs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, George Segal

Network: ABC

Genres (Tv): Television comedy, Comedy

The Goldbergs (ABC, 2013) is an American television sitcom created by Adam F. Goldberg and stars Wendi McLendon-Covey and Jeff Garlin. The show is produced by Goldberg, Seth Gordon, and Doug ...more
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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

Number of Seasons: 24

Number of Episodes: 528

Network: Fox

Genres (Tv): Animation, Television comedy, Comedy, Family Film

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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Man with a Plan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
Matt LeBlanc, Liza Snyder, Jessica Chaffin

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

(CBS, 2016) When his wife goes back to work, a suburban Pittsburgh father learns stay-at-home parenting is harder than he thought.
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Black-ish is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi

Network: 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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Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 68

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

Arrested Development is an American television sitcom created by Mitchell Hurwitz, which originally aired on Fox for three seasons from November 2, 2003 to February 10, 2006. A fourth season of ...more
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One Day at a Time is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
Justina Machado, Todd Grinnell, Isabella Gomez

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

One Day at a Time (Netflix) is a 2017 sitcom loosely based on the 1975 Norman Lear series of the same name. Penelope Alvarez (Justina Machado) is a newly-single Army Nursing Corps veteran ...more
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American Housewife is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
American Housewife Katy Mixon, Diedrich Bader, Meg Donnelly

Genres (Tv): Comedy

American Housewife (ABC, 2016) chronicles the daily life of an average wife and mother who tries to stand out among the housewives and their privileged children in her hometown of Westport, ...more
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Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 45

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Animation, Sitcom, Comedy

Bob's Burgers is an American animated sitcom created by Loren Bouchard for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Belchers—parents Bob and Linda, and their children Tina, Gene, ...more
17
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmid... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 51

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is an American sitcom created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock and starring Ellie Kemper that has streamed on Netflix since March 6, 2015. Originally set for a 13-episode ...more
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Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally

Number of Seasons: 10

Number of Episodes: 228

Network: NBC, Lifetime Television

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

Will & Grace is an American sitcom, based on the relationship between Will Truman and Grace Adler, and is set in New York City. It was broadcast on NBC from September 21, 1998 to May 18, ...more
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Single Parents is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
Taran Killam, Leighton Meester, Brad Garrett

Network: ABC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Single Parents (ABC, 2018) is an American sitcom television series created by Elizabeth Meriwether and J.J. Philbin. A group of single parents form their own support system as they raise their ...more
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Veep is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 65

Network: HBO

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

Veep is an HBO television comedy series, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, set in the office of Selina Meyer, a fictional Vice President, and subsequent President, of the United States. The series ...more
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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

Number of Seasons: 11

Number of Episodes: 210

Network: Fox

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Animation, Sitcom, Animated cartoon, Comedy, + more

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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A.P. Bio is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
A.P. Bio Glenn Howerton, Patton Oswalt, Lyric Lewis
A.P. Bio (NBC, 2018) is an American comedy television series created by Seth Meyers, Mike O'Brien and Lorne Michaels. A former philosophy professor (Glenn Howerton) takes a job teaching AP ...more
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Fam is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
Nina Dobrev, Tone Bell, Odessa Adlon

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Fam (CBS, 2019) is an American sitcom television series created by Corinne Kingsbury. Fed up with her father, a woman (Odessa Adlon) moves in with her older, half-sister (Nina Dobrev) and her ...more
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Speechless is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
Speechless Minnie Driver, John Ross Bowie, Cedric Yarbrough

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Speechless (ABC, 2016) is an American sitcom television series created by Scott Silveri. The family of a special-needs teen is good at dealing with the challenges he faces - and excellent at ...more
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The Amazing World of Gum... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
Jacob Hopkins, Terrell Ransom Jr., Tamia Cerrate

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 38

Network: Cartoon Network

Genres (Tv): Animation, Children's television series, Comedy, Fantasy

The Amazing World of Gumball is a British–American animated television series created by Ben Bocquelet for Cartoon Network. Produced primarily by Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe, it ...more