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The Best Sitcoms In 2019  

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

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.

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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
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox, 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 Brooklyn's ...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
Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) wakes up to discover she has entered the afterlife. When she is told by Michael (Ted Danson), her facilitator, that she is in "The Good Place" because ...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
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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Superstore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash
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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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen
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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Fresh Off the Boat is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
Constance Wu, Randall Park, Hudson Yang
Fresh Off the Boat 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 Huang and ...more
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Young Sheldon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber
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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Black-ish is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi
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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American Housewife is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
Katy Mixon, Diedrich Bader, Meg Donnelly
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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The Goldbergs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, George Segal
The Goldbergs is an American television sitcom that premiered on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 on ABC. The series was created by Adam F. Goldberg and stars Wendi McLendon-Covey and Jeff Garlin. ...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
(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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Single Parents is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
Taran Killam, Leighton Meester, Brad Garrett
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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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
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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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess
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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Fam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
Nina Dobrev, Tone Bell, Odessa Adlon
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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Veep is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale
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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It's Always Sunny in Philadelp... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
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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The Amazing World of Gumball is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
Jacob Hopkins, Terrell Ransom Jr., Tamia Cerrate
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
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A.P. Bio is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
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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Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman
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
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One Day at a Time is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
Justina Machado, Todd Grinnell, Isabella Gomez
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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Family Reunion is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
Anthony Alabi, Loretta Devine, Talia Jackson
Family Reunion (Netflix, 2019) is an American television comedy series. When the McKellan family, headed by Moses 'Moz' McKellen (Anthony Alabi) from Seattle to Georgia to be closer to extended ...more
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The Cool Kids is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
Vicki Lawrence, Martin Mull, David Alan Grier
The Cool Kids (Fox, 2018) is an American sitcom television series created by Charlie Day and Paul Fruchbom. Three guy friends (David Alan Grier, Martin Mull, Leslie Jordan) in a retirement ...more
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Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi
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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Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sitcoms In 2019
Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally
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