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Top 10 Best Comedy Shows Ever on TV

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Are you addicted to television series. If yes, then you may find this article very interesting especially if you like comedy shows. Looking at the history of television there are numerous classical and modern TV programs that have cracked us up through the years. Today we are going to show you most entertaining and influential comedy shows ever in television history. If you missed any one of them we highly recommend you to watch it soon. Scroll down for the list of Top 10 Best Comedy Shows ever on TV.

10. Blackadder Goes Forth

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imdb rating : 8.8/10

Blackadder Goes Forth is a comedy, history and war show. There are only 6 episodes, each of 30 minutes released on 1989. The show was written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton as a series of the BBC sitcom Blackadder. It also won the British Academy Television award (1989) and placed 16th industry professionals in the list of 100 Greatest Television programmes by British film industry (2000).

9. Suits

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imdb rating : 8.8/10

Suits is a comedy and drama TV series with 3 seasons having 35 episodes, each of 45 minutes and still continuing. It is based on fictional law firm Pearson Hardman that stars Gabriel Macht as Harvey Specter and Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross created by Aaron Korsh. It’s a story of young brilliant college dropout Michael Ross who slips into a job interview with one of New York best legal closers Harvey Specter.

8. Fawlty Towers

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imdb rating : 8.8/10

Fawlty Towers is a comedy format  Written by John Cleese and Directed by John Howard Davies. It’s a classic show of the 2 season having 6 episodes of 30 minutes each. The series is based on the fictional hotel named Fawlty Towers and won 2 BAFTA TV Award and 1 Broadcasting Press Guild Award. It is also named as the best British television series of all time by industry professionals.

7. Leyla ile Mecnun

imdb rating : 8.8/10

It’s a turkish TV series of adventure, drama and comedy. The whole story revolves around the love story of between Leyla and Mecnun. The show was started on Febuary 2011 and now it has completed 3 seasons having 103 episodes with a run time of 80 minutes each. It is written by Burak Aksak and directed by Onur Unlu that stars Melis Birkan and Birkan. The leading actor Ali Atay (playing a role of Mecnun) also performs most of the soundtrack of the series.

6. Friends

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imdb rating : 8.8/10

Friends is an awesome Tv series of comedy and romance. There is a reason behind 10 seasons or 238 episodes. It was created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman which got a great success. It’s a story of 6 young people named Joey Tribbiani, Rachel Green, Monica Geller, Chandler Bing, Ross Geller and Phoebe Buffay, struggling to survive in the real world. The final series was watched by around 54 Million Americans making it 4th most watched series ever.

5. South Park

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imdb rating : 8.8/10

South Park is an adult animated comedy tv series with 17 seasons (230 episodes). It is based on the 4 foul-mouthed 4th graders Kyle, Stan, Cartman and Kenny. The series was created by Trey Parker and developed by Brian Graden. It has received many accolades, including 4 Primetime Emmy Awards, 1 Peabody Award and numerous inclusions in the different publications list of greatest television shows.

4. Seinfeld

imdb rating : 8.9/10

Seinfeld is a comedy series with 9 seasons containing 20 episodes each of approximately 20 min. The show was created by Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld and directed by Tom Cherones and Art Wolff. TV Guide named Seinfeld the greatest television program of all time in 2002. The writers guild of America named it the second best written Tv series ever. In 2013, entertainment weekly named it the 3rd best Television series of all time.

3. Monty Python’s Flying Circus

imdb rating : 8.9/10

Monty Python’s Flying Circus is a 30 min British comedy tv series with 46 episodes. It was broadcasted by BBC from 1969 to 1974. The python played the majority of character themselves including the majority of women characters. It was merged and sequenced with live action and animation The series was created by John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Eric Idle that stars Graham Chapman and John Cleese.

2. Freaks and Geeks

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imdb rating : 8.9/10

Freaks and Geeks is teen comedy and drama tv series. It’s a show based on 2 unique groups of teenagers dealing with life in high schools in 1980s. It contains 18 episodes in a single packed season that aired on NBC during the 1999–2000. It was created by Paul Feig that stars John Francis, Linda Cardellini, Samm Levine, Seth Rogen and much more. In 2007 the series also appeared on Time magazine’s 100 greatest show ever as well as placing third on the list of greatest television shows of 2000 decade.

Arrested Development

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imdb rating : 9.2/10

Arrested Development is an American comedy TV series having 68 episodes each of length around 30 minutes. It is created by Mitchell Hurwitz starring Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, David Cross, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor and many others. The show revolves around wildly dysfunctional Bluth family. IGN rewarded the series as the funniest show of all time in 2011. It also has received widespread critical acclaim including 6 Primetime Emmy Awards and one Golden Globe Award. In 2007, Time listed the show among the magazine’s all time 100 TV shows and in 2008 it was ranked 16th on Entertainment Weekly’s new TV classics list.

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