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The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019 

Molly Gander
Updated March 18, 2019 1.4k votes 178 voters 2.7k views 30 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

Number of Seasons: 4

Network: Netflix, Fox

Genres (Tv): Police procedural, Comedy-drama, Mystery, Crime, Horror, + more

Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series. It features a character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg taken from the comic ...more
A Discovery of Witches ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Teresa Palmer, Matthew Goode, Edward Bluemel

Network: Sky One

Genres (Tv): Fantasy, Drama, Romance

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

Number of Seasons: 3

Network: Netflix

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
The Good Place is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows 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
Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell, Rory Kinnear

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 22

Network: Channel 4

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

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

Network: Netflix

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
Russian Doll is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Natasha Lyonne, Greta Lee, Yul Vazquez

Network: Netflix

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
Santa Clarita Diet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Ricardo Chavira

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Santa Clarita Diet (2017) Netflix original comedy series created by Victor Fresco. Married couple Sheila and Joel (Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant) are real estate agents in Santa Clarita, ...more
Orange Is the New Black ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 13

Genres (Tv): Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy

Orange Is the New Black is an American comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan and first released on Netflix on July 11, 2013. The series, produced by Tilted Productions in association with ...more
GLOW is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron

Network: Netflix

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
Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith

Number of Seasons: 26

Number of Episodes: 798

Network: British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC America, BBC One, S4C, BBC HD

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
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows 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
It's Always Sunny in Phi... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows 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
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmid... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows 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
Shameless is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 36

Network: Showtime

Genres (Tv): Drama, Comedy

Shameless is an American television comedy-drama which airs on Showtime. This remake of the award-winning British series is set in Chicago's Canaryville neighborhood on the South Side, although ...more
True Detective is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 8

Network: HBO

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.
Schitt's Creek is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Schitt's Creek Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Dan Levy

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 13

Network: CBC, POP

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
Jane the Virgin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, Yael Grobglas

Network: The CW

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
Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 73

Network: HBO

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
Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 20 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
Ozark is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz

Network: Netflix

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
The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows 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
The OA is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
The OA Brit Marling, Emory Cohen, Scott Wilson

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

The OA (Netflix, 2016) is an American mystery drama web television series, with science fiction, supernatural and fantasy elements. Creator Brit Marling stars as a young woman named Prairie ...more
Big Little Lies is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Big Little Lies (HBO, 2017) is an American dramatic miniseries created by David E. Kelley, based on the novel by Liane Moriarty. While Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) and Celeste (Nicole Kidman) ...more
BoJack Horseman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Zaniest TV Shows In 2019
Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Animation

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