Top Ten Best Sitcoms In the Post-Seinfeld Era

Seinfeld has been called the sitcom to end all sitcoms, a bar set so high that nothing to follow can ever achieve its heights. Regardless, there have been a few sitcoms in the post-Seinfeld Era that are as good if not better than the show about nothing. This list only includes sitcoms on network TV (no cable, streaming service ((Netflix, HULU, AmazonPrime)), or internet series').

The Top Ten

1 Arrested Development Arrested Development 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 15 episodes was released on Netflix on May 26, 2013. The show follows the fictitious Bluth family, a formerly more.

No sitcom better exemplifies the post-seinfeld, avant garde approach to situation comedy. Unconventional, original, and clearly ahead of its time (was cancelled after only three seasons), this sitcom remains a reminder that network T.V. can be as original and cutting edge as the stuff on cable...for at least a few seasons. After FOX prematurely pulled the plug, Netflix gave it a fourth season. - HighWiredSith

2 Big Bang Theory Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the series, along with Steven Molaro, and also some wasted guest stars from time to time.

This perpetually number one hit is laugh out loud hilarious. I suspect this series won't age well since so much of its comedy is built on relevant pop culture refernces, but now, it's hands down the funniest thing on T.V.. - HighWiredSith

3 The Office The Office The Office is an American television comedy series that aired on NBC from March 24, 2005 to May 16, 2013.

The American version of the British hit, hit or miss in season one and jumps the shark when Steve Carell departs, but seasons 2-7 are Emmy winning classics. - HighWiredSith

4 Scrubs Scrubs

Another unconventional sitcom featuring great performances and an incredible soundtrack. John C. McGinley should have been covered up in Emmy's for his portrayal of Dr. Perry Cox but like several on this list, despite hanging on for 10 seasons, Scrubs was never fully appreciated during its initial run. - HighWiredSith

5 Modern Family Modern Family Modern Family is an American television mockumentary family 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.

Turned the family sitcom on its head, with hilarious results. - HighWiredSith

6 Community Community Community is an American television sitcom created by Dan Harmon that aired on NBC and Yahoo! Screen from September 17, 2009 to June 2, 2015. The series follows an ensemble cast of characters played by Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Donald Glover, Ken Jeong, more.

A far more realistic take on geek culture than Big Bang Theory. Well written, complex, and on occasion outrageously funny. There are episodes of this series (Modern Warfare, Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, Remedial Chaos Theory) that will forever be enshrined in geek/gamer culture. - HighWiredSith

7 Malcolm In the Middle Malcolm In the Middle Malcolm in the Middle is an American television sitcom created by Linwood Boomer for the Fox Broadcasting Company . The series was first broadcast on January 9, 2000 and ended its six-year run on May 14, 2006, after seven seasons and 151 episodes . The series received critical acclaim and won a Peabody more.

Featuring Bryan Cranston in a character about as far away from Walter White as you can get, this comedy is the anti Leave it to Beaver. - HighWiredSith

8 The King of Queens

The far more hilarious but less successful spin-off of Everybody Loves Raymond (which just barely missed my list) was charming and endearing featuring two comedic geniunses, Kevin James and Jerry Stiller, at the top of their game. - HighWiredSith

9 How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom that originally aired on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in Manhattan.
10 Parks and Recreation Parks and Recreation Parks and Recreation, informally known as Parks and Rec, is an American political comedy television sitcom starring Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks Department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana.

Rocky first season, rocky final season, but the stuff in-between was pure gold. - HighWiredSith

The Newcomers

? Freaks and Geeks Freaks and Geeks Freaks and Geeks is an American teen comedy-drama television series, created by Paul Feig, with Judd Apatow as executive producer, that aired on NBC during the 1999–2000 television season.
? That '70s Show That '70s Show That '70s Show is an American television period sitcom that originally aired on Fox from August 23, 1998, to May 18, 2006. The series focused on the lives of a group of teenage friends living in the fictional suburban town of Point Place, Wisconsin, from May 17, 1976, to December 31, 1979.

The Contenders

11 Raising Hope

A complex, well written masterpiece, never fully appreciated by audiences or FOX. - HighWiredSith

12 Everybody Hates Chris Everybody Hates Chris Everybody Hates Chris is an American period sitcom that is based on the troubled teenage experiences of comedian Chris Rock during the 1980s. The show is set between 1982 and 1987, although Rock himself was a teenager between 1978 and 1984, having been born in 1965. The show's title parodies the hit more.
13 Two and a Half Men
14 Good Luck Charlie Good Luck Charlie Good Luck Charlie is an American sitcom that originally aired on Disney Channel from April 4, 2010, to February 16, 2014. The series' creators, Phil Baker and Drew Vaupen, wanted to create a program that would appeal to entire families, not just children.
15 Liv and Maddie Liv and Maddie Liv and Maddie is a live-action Disney Channel sitcom that started on July 19, 2013, and ended on March 24, 2017. It is about two identical twin sisters named Olivia "Liv" Rooney and Madison "Maddie" Rooney (both portrayed by actress Dove Olivia Cameron; born in January 1996 as Chloe Celeste Hosterman) more.
16 Victorious Victorious Victorious is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider that originally aired on Nickelodeon from March 27, 2010 through February 2, 2013 . The series revolves around aspiring singer Tori Vega, a teenager who attends a performing arts high school called Hollywood Arts High School, after taking her more.
17 Girl Meets World Girl Meets World Girl Meets World is an American coming of age television sitcom. The series made its debut on Disney Channel on June 27, 2014.
18 Best Friends Whenever Best Friends Whenever Best Friends Whenever is an American multi-camera sitcom developed for Disney Channel, created by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas and executive produced by Jed Elinoff, Scott Thomas, and Michael B. Kaplan. The series stars Landry Bender as Cyd, Lauren Taylor as Shelby, Gus Kamp as Barry, Ricky Garcia as more.
19 Icarly Icarly iCarly is an American teen sitcom that ran on Nickelodeon from September 8, 2007 until November 23, 2012. The series, created by Dan Schneider, focuses on teenager Carly Shay, who creates her own web show called iCarly with her best friends Sam Puckett and Freddie Benson.
20 Wizards of Waverly Place Wizards of Waverly Place Wizards of Waverly Place is an American fantasy teen sitcom which ran from October 12, 2007 to January 6, 2012 on Disney Channel. The series was created by Todd J. Greenwald, and stars Selena Gomez, David Henrie and Jake T. Austin as three wizard siblings with magical abilities competing to win sole more.
21 Drake & Josh Drake & Josh Drake & Josh is an American television sitcom created by Dan Schneider for Nickelodeon. The series follows the lives of two teenage boys with opposite personalities, Drake Parker (Drake Bell) and Josh Nichols (Josh Peck), who become stepbrothers. Both actors previously appeared in The Amanda Show along more.
22 American Dad American Dad American Dad! is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, and Matt Weitzman for the Fox Broadcasting Company.
23 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is an American web television sitcom created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, starring Ellie Kemper in the title role, that has streamed on Netflix since March 6, 2015. Originally set for a 13-episode first season on NBC for early 2015, the show was sold to Netflix and given more.
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Top Remixes

1. Malcolm In the Middle
2. The Office
3. How I Met Your Mother
1. Arrested Development
2. Big Bang Theory
3. Scrubs


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