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The Best Sitcoms In 2019

Updated January 10, 2020 13.4k votes 1.9k voters 74.2k views49 items

List RulesAny 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.

  • 1

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC, 2013) is an American police procedural comedy television series created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), an immature but talented NYPD detective in...  more
  • 2

    The Good Place

    Kristen Bell, Ted Danson
    The Good Place (NBC, 2016) is an American fantasy-comedy television series created by Michael Schur. Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) and three other individuals (William Jackson Harper, Jameela...  more
  • 3

    The Big Bang Theory

    Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco
    The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 2007) is an American television sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady. A woman (Kaley Cuoco) who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but...  more
  • 4

    Modern Family

    Ed O'Neill, Julie Bowen
    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 the...  more
  • 5


    Ben Feldman, Mark McKinney
    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 grind of...  more
  • 6

    Young Sheldon

    Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry
    Young Sheldon (CBS, 2017) is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, a spin-off of The Big Bang Theory and serves as a prequel to that series. Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage) at...  more
  • 7

    Fresh Off the Boat

    Randall Park, Constance Wu
    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, Florida...  more
  • 8

    The Goldbergs

    Wendi McLendon-Covey, Troy Gentile
    The Goldbergs (ABC, 2013) is an American television sitcom created by Adam F. Goldberg. Adam (Sean Giambrone), a geeky 11-year-old, uses a video camera to document his crazy family throughout the...  more
  • 9

    The Kids Are Alright

    Michael Cudlitz, Mary McCormack
    The Kids Are Alright (ABC, 2018) is an American sitcom television series created by Tim Doyle. A pair of working class parents in an Irish-Catholic family try to raise their eight kids during the...  more
  • 10

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

    Danny DeVito, Charlie Day
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX, 2005) is an American television sitcom created by Rob McElhenney. A group of five depraved underachievers: twins Dennis Reynolds (Glenn Howerton) and Deandra...  more
  • 11

    The Simpsons

    Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright
    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
  • 12

    Man with a Plan

    Matt LeBlanc, Liza Snyder
    (CBS, 2016) When his wife goes back to work, a suburban Pittsburgh father learns stay-at-home parenting is harder than he thought....  more
  • 13

    Arrested Development

    Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi
    Arrested Development (Fox, 2003) is an American television sitcom created by Mitchell Hurwitz. Level-headed son Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman) takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned,...  more
  • 14

    One Day at a Time

    Rita Moreno, Justina Machado
    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 raising her...  more
  • 15

    American Housewife

    Katy Mixon, Diedrich Bader
    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
  • 16

    Murphy Brown

    Candice Bergen, Faith Ford
    Murphy Brown is an American situation comedy which aired on CBS from November 14, 1988, to May 18, 1998, for a total of 247 episodes. The program starred Candice Bergen as the eponymous Murphy Brown,...  more
  • 17

    Bob's Burgers

    H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz
    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, Gene...  more
  • 18

    Will & Grace

    Eric McCormack, Debra Messing
    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, 2006, for a...  more
  • 19


    Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross
    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 white,...  more
  • 20


    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky
    Veep (HBO, 2012) is an American political satire comedy television series created by Armando Iannucci, based on the British sitcom The Thick of It. Vice President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus)...  more
  • 21

    Family Guy

    Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein
    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; their...  more
  • 22

    Single Parents

    Taran Killam, Leighton Meester
    Single Parents (ABC, 2018) is an American sitcom television series created by Elizabeth Meriwether and J.J. Philbin. A group of single parents forms their own support system as they raise their kids...  more
  • 23

    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

    Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess
    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television sitcom created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. After being rescued from a doomsday cult, an optimistic young woman (Ellie...  more
  • 24


    Natalie Morales, Neil Flynn
    Abby's (NBC, 2019) is an American comedy television series created by Josh Malmuth. A woman (Natalie Morales) runs an unlicensed bar out of her backyard....  more
  • 25

    Fuller House

    Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin
    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