It seems like the number of new comedy series has grown exponentially every year, and who has time to see them all? That’s why we put together this new photo gallery (click through it above) highlighting the 10 best-reviewed new comedies of 2016 based on their Metacritic scores. You’re probably familiar with such broadcast network fare as “Speechless” (ABC) and “The Good Place” (NBC), but there is so much more among the year’s best comedies.
Not only can the broadcast networks boast two series in the Top 10, but also individual networks FX, HBO and Amazon each have two comedies on the list, a remarkable achievement. One other striking note is the continuing influence among this year’s best-reviewed series by Louis C.K., who serves as executive producer on both “Better Things” (FX) and “One Mississippi” (Amazon).
There’s a wide range of comedy approaches represented in this list: Donald Glover’s “Atlanta” (FX), a stirring mix of laughs, drama and poignancy; “High Maintenance” (HBO) with its unusual story structure of a traveling pot dealer delivering to different characters each week; and Steve Carell & Nancy Wall Carell’s “Angie Tribeca” (TBS) whose 10-jokes-a-minute take recalls the absurd glory days of “Police Squad!” There is definitely something for everybody in this year’s 10 best-reviewed comedies.
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