The 10 Best TV Comedies of 2014
Comedy is dead on TV. At least that’s what NBC would have us believe.
Compared to a year ago, these are dark times for comedies on broadcast networks. NBC has abandoned its’ “Must-See TV” Thursday night comedy lineup and Fox can barely keep a comedy series alive on any night other than Sunday. Even CBS, the bastion of archaic TV comedies, is having trouble creating new shows that can replace its aging lineup.
The problems aren’t necessarily limited to the broadcast networks. FX has been trying to cram CBS style comedies down the throats of its viewers just to get something to put with its’ “Two and a Half Men” and “Mike & Molly” repeats. Ask the creators of “Saint George” and “Partners” how well that worked before checking to see if anyone actually watches “Anger Management.”
Fortunately, the comedy landscape is a lot healthier on the other cable channels. Comedy Central had a particularly strong year with four series making CraveOnline’s annual list of the 10 Best TV Comedies. Unlike the Emmys, all of the comedies on our list are actually comedies, instead of “comedies that made you cry, because they were dramas submitted as comedies” as Seth Meyers put it earlier this year.
When it comes to comedy, we just want to laugh. But as with any year end list, this is an entirely subjective process. So feel free to share your picks in the comment section below!