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The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019 

Molly Gander
Updated May 25, 2020 1.5k votes 239 voters 3.3k views 31 items

List Rules The new or returning scripted television series with the weirdest and zaniest moments that aired new episodes during the 2019 calendar year. No reality shows or sketch comedy.

Before we get into what the zaniest shows of 2019 are, maybe we should define exactly what "zany" means in this context. Zany TV shows are basically those shows that you turn on with the excited anticipation of muttering "wtf??!" multiple times throughout each episode. They can range from the delightfully weird to the quietly quirky to the darkly eccentric and in this list, we'll be taking a look at some of the best of these shows that are airing new episodes in 2019. So if you're looking to binge watch some of the zaniest, quirkiest, most delightfully random new tv shows of 2019, then you've come to the right place. 

Not only will you find a list of plenty of them, but you'll also have the chance to vote on the best, zaniest shows of the years. So kick back, peruse the list, and be sure to vote for the best, weirdest, and most unpredictable shows. See if your favorites make it to the top, as viewers around the world vote on the best, zaniest new series to look forward to in 2019.

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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro

Genres (Tv): Comedy-drama, Mystery, Fantasy

Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series developed by Tom Kapinos. The series revolves around Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis), the Devil, who ...more
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A Discovery of Witches ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Teresa Palmer, Matthew Goode, Edward Bluemel

Genres (Tv): Fantasy, Drama, Romance

A Discovery of Witches (2018, Sky One) is a British fantasy drama series based on the All Souls historical fantasy trilogy by Deborah Harkness. When Diana Bishop (Theresa Palmer), a historian ...more
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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Horror, Supernatural, Period drama

Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series created by The Duffer Brothers. When a young boy (Noah Schnapp) disappears, his mother (Winona Ryder), ...more
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The Good Place is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Fantasy comedy

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, ...more
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Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell, Rory Kinnear

Genres (Tv): Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction, Fantasy

Black Mirror (Netflix, 2011) is a British television anthology series created by Charlie Brooker. The show features speculative fiction with dark and sometimes satirical themes that examine ...more
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The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman

Genres (Tv): Superhero, Action

The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve Blackman, based on the comic book series by Gerard Way. A disbanded group of superheroes reunite after ...more
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Russian Doll is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Natasha Lyonne, Greta Lee, Yul Vazquez

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Russian Doll (Netflix, 2019) is an American comedy web television series created by Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler, and Leslye Headland. A young woman (Natasha Lyonne) in New York tries to escape ...more
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Sex Education is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama

Sex Education (Netflix, 2019) is an British comedy-drama web television series created by Laurie Nunn. A socially awkward high school virgin (Asa Butterfield) living with his sex therapist ...more
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Santa Clarita Diet is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Ricardo Chavira

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Santa Clarita Diet (Netfklix, 2017) is an American comedy series created by Victor Fresco. Married couple Sheila (Drew Barrymore) and Joel (Timothy Olyphant) are real estate agents in Santa ...more
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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Adventure, Drama

Doctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman, C. E. Webber, and Donald Wilson. The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer ...more
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GLOW is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron

Genres (Tv): Comedy-drama

GLOW (Netflix, 2017) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch. Set in 1980s Los Angeles, Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), a struggling actress, receives an ...more
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Shameless is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama

Shameless (Showtime, 2011) is an American comedy-drama television series developed by John Wells, based on the 2004 British series. Led by drunk patriarch Frank (William H. Macy), the poor and ...more
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Orange Is the New Black ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Michael Harney

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama

Orange Is the New Black (Netflix, 2013) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Jenji Kohan, based on the memoir by Piper Kerman. Convicted of a decade old crime of ...more
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Sitcom, Police procedural

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 ...more
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It's Always Sunny in Phi... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Black comedy

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 ...more
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Schitt's Creek is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Schitt's Creek Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Dan Levy

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Schitt's Creek (CBC, 2015) is a Canadian television sitcom created by Eugene Levy and Dan Levy. After losing their fortune, a family is forced to rebuild their lives with their sole remaining ...more
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Jane the Virgin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, Yael Grobglas

Genres (Tv): Comedy drama, Telenovela, Satire

Jane the Virgin (The CW, 2014) is an American satirical romantic comedy-drama telenovela developed by Jennie Snyder Urman. A working, religious young Latina virgin (Gina Rodriguez) becomes ...more
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True Detective is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Mahershala Ali, Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Drama

True Detective (HBO, 2014) is an American anthology drama television series created by Nic Pizzolatto. Each season focuses on detectives investigating violent offences.
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The OA is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
The OA Brit Marling, Emory Cohen, Scott Wilson

Genres (Tv): Mystery, Serial drama, Science fiction

The OA (Netflix, 2016) is an American mystery drama web television series created by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij. After missing for seven years, Prairie (Brit Marling) reappears with her ...more
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmid... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

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
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Ozark is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz

Genres (Tv): Crime drama, Thriller

Ozark (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime drama series created by Bill Dubuque. Financial planner Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) must suddenly relocate his family (Laura Linney) from Chicago to a ...more
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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

Genres (Tv): Medieval fantasy, Drama, Adventure film, Epic, Action, + more

Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, based on the series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. Nine noble ...more
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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor

Genres (Tv): Action, Crime, Drama

Jessica Jones (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the Marvel Comics character. Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, ...more
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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

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
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Miracle Workers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Daniel Radcliffe, Steve Buscemi, Geraldine Viswanathan

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Miracle Workers (TBS, 2019) is an American comedy television series created by Simon Rich, and based on the novel What in God's Name by Simon Rich. The show follows Craig (Daniel Radcliffe), a ...more