During a year when laughter was in short supply, we’re feeling especially grateful for the 10 comedy series on our latest Year in Review list.
Earlier this week, we named our picks for the year’s best dramas — and though we enjoyed weeping along with Normal People‘s Marianne and Connell, or watching The Haunting of Bly Manor through our fingers, it was the comedies that provided 2020’s most fun viewing experiences.
Five of the shows we included last year — Comedy Central’s The Other Two, HBO’s Barry, Netflix’s Russian Doll and Amazon’s Catastrophe and Fleabag — weren’t eligible for consideration this time around, giving us plenty of room to honor memorable newbies. But the attached gallery features some returning favorites, too, including two gems that came back even stronger in Season 2: FX’s What We Do in the Shadows and Netflix’s Sex Education, both honored first in 2019.
Elsewhere on our list, we’ve got the most recent seasons of HBO staples Insecure and Curb Your Enthusiasm, along with Starz’s Vida, which left quite an impression with its six-episode swan song.
But which comedy sits atop our list in the year’s No. 1 spot? Scroll through the attached gallery (or click here for direct access) to find out, then hit the comments with your own 2020 picks.
If I May Destroy You is being submitted as a comedy for awards then that’s the biggest category fraud in some time. It’s a great show but just because it’s a 30 minute show doesn’t make it a comedy (which I know by crazy Emmy rules it actually does unless the Emmys or the show submitting objects), I hope some awards organizations make it submit as a drama. but categories only really matter at awards like you said who cares what its considered its a great show. I just think Comedy needs to be at least a little comedic. In which case #1 of 2020 without a doubt was Schitt’s Creek.
Yes that was such a heavy topic .. not much comedic about the themes
No schitts creek? The great? Dead to me? Even Teenage Bounty Hunters?
I was shocked by the Schittless list.
Schitt’s Creek was/is the best comedy to come along in years!
This site is obsessed with Schitt’s Creek, I feel like you sang its praise repeatedly during the final season. I feel like you literally forgot schitt’s was this year
Watching season 2 of Harley Quinn now.
Where is Schitt’s Creek!?!?
This list is void and null since it doesn’t include Schitt’s Creek or the Good Place. I can only assume you are doing a 3rd list that is the best of the best and including both on there.
I can understand omitting The Good Place as only 4 episodes aired in 2020.
You left off Letterkenny.
They may or may not be worthy of this list but I really enjoyed Tacoma FD and Archer this year
As for broadcast I thought Fresh Off the Boat and Mom were excellent. The Neighborhood was a lot of fun too
Am I the only one that didn’t enjoy Schitts Creek too much?
why is tvline deleting comments. I was in this post earlier and a lot is gone including one I made
what is off topic or offensive about questioning may I destroy you as a “comedy”
Your comment is under the actual slide show. No conspiracy. —Mgmt.