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A Guide to Television Programs at the Library: Comedy

Categorical listings of a variety of TV shows available for check out at the library.

Kidding

Comedy - Drama

TV-MA - Showtime

An icon for children's television struggles to keep it together, after being a beacon of kindness for 30 years, when his family life falls apart. Season 1 available. 

Letterkenny

Comedy

TV-MA

Fast paced comedy about rural folk in a small town. Seasons 1-4 available. 

Fresh Off the Boat

Comedy

TV PG - ABC

Set in the 90's, a Taiwanese family relocates from D.C.'s Chinatown to Orlando to open a steakhouse. Seasons 1-5 available. 

Dear White People

Comedy - Drama 

TV-MA - Netflix

Tells the story of a group of black kids navigating slights and politics at an ivy league college. Season 1 available. 

Jane the Virgin

Comedy 
TV-14 - 60 Minutes - CW
 
Jane is a young women that is very religious and saving herself for marriage. She becomes pregnant after her doctor accidentally artificially inseminates her. The donor turns out to be her boss and teenage crush. Seasons 1-3 available.
 

Suits

Comedy - Drama

TV-14 - 44 Minutes - USA

2011-2019

A genius college drop out with a photographic memory is on the run after a drug deal gone bad. He is hired by a heartless, cold-blooded lawyer that happens to be one of the best New York attorneys. Together they make a winning team. All seasons available. 

Modern Family

Comedy
TV-PG - 22 Minutes - ABC

Explores the various kinds of 'modern families' including a gay couple with an only child, a straight couple with three children, and a multicultural family. All three families are part of Dutch documentary that will air as a reality TV series. Seasons 1-10 available. 

Shameless

 
Comedy - Drama
TV-MA - 46 Minutes - Showtime
 
 
Five kids, ages two-fifteen are being raised by their teenage sister in South-side Chicago. Their drunkard father comes and goes, and their mother has been absent on another one of her manic misadventures than can last from weeks to months. Seasons 1-8 available.  
 
 

 

Ballers

Comedy - Drama - Sport
TV-MA - HBO


A dramatization of life inside the NFL. A recently retired football player turns mentor to fellow retirees and current ball players. Cameos by real NFL players are frequent with actual NFL teams referenced. Season 1 - 4 available. 

Fleabag

Comedy

Amazon - TV-MA

A dry-witted, sexual, angry, grief-riddled woman hurls herself at modern living in London. Season 1 available. 

Life in Pieces

Comedy

TV-14 - CBS

Follows one big happy family during milestones and often hilarious moments. Told through alternating perspectives. Seasons 1-4 available. 

Crashing

Comedy

TV-MA - HBO

An aspiring comedian movies to New York for a new start. Seasons 1 - 3 available. 

Young Sheldon

Comedy

TV-PG - CBS

Spinoff of The Big Bang Theory. The early life of genius Sheldon Cooper growing up in East Texas. Seasons 1 and 2 available. 

Insecure

Comedy
TV-MA - HBO
 

Two best friends that face the challenges of being black women that defy the stereotype. They navigate their professional and personal lives in Los Angeles. Season 1 available. 

 

Baskets

Comedy - Drama

TV-MA - FX2

016-2019

Chip Baskets wants to be a French Clown. After failing out of a prestigious French clown college, he moves back home and works as a rodeo clown. All seasons available.

 

Crazy Ex Girlfriend

Comedy - Musical

TV-14 - CW


A successful lawyer gives up her partnership at a New York law firm to go looking for love and happiness. She winds up in Corvina California. Season 1 - 4 available available.

Girls

Comedy - Drama
TV-MA - 30 Minutes - HBO
2012-2017

 

Show centers around four twenty something girlfriends living in New York City. Each has their own unique personality, but are universally clueless and egotistical as one personal drama after another transpires. All seasons available.  

Veep

Comedy
TV-MA - 28 Minutes - HBO
2012-2019

A female senator is asked to serve as Vice President of the U.S. She accepts and soon learns that it is nothing like she thought it would be. The Veep and her team do their best not to get tripped up in politics while doing long lasting work. Seasons 1-6 available. 

Single Parents

Comedy

TV-PG - ABC

A group of single parents form their own support group. Season 1 available. 

Speechless

Comedy

TV-PG - ABC

A family with a special needs teen is good at facing challenges and often creates new ones. Seasons

1 - 3 available. 

The Mick

Comedy

TV-14 - FOX

2017-2018

Mickey moves to a wealthy Connecticut town to raise her rich sister's spoiled kids after she flees the country to avoid criminal charges. All seasons available. 

The Good Place

Comedy - Drama - Fantasy

TV PG -  NBC

Eleanor enters the afterlife and is accidentally send to the Good Place instead of the Bad Place where he belongs. She is determined to shed her old ways and remained undiscovered. Season 1 - 3 available. 

 

The Big Bang Theory

Comedy
TV-14 - 22 Minutes - CBS
2007-2019
 

Random events in the lives of two physicists and a waitress living across the hall from each other in Pasadena, California.  All seasons available.

Two Broke Girls

 

Comedy
TV-14 - 22 Minutes - CBS
2011-2017

Two women from different worlds find themselves working at the same diner. Despite their opposite upbringing both women need a way to pay the bills. They come up with a joint business plan. The only catch is they need $250,000 to get it started. All seasons available.

The Middle

Comedy
TV-PG - 30 Minutes - ABC
2009-2018

Day to day struggles of a working class family living in a small fictional town in Pennsylvania. The married couple are raising three very different children. All seasons available. 

 

New Girl

Comedy
TV-14 - 30 Minutes - Fox
2011-2018

After a breakup, a young quirky school teacher must find a new place to live. She moves in to a loft with three very different single guys. A law school drop-out, flashy businessman, and a former athlete make up the trio that do their best to live with this new girl and each other. All seasons available.

Orange is the New Black

Comedy - Crime - Drama
TV-MA - 55 Minutes - Netflix
 
A woman in her thirties, in the prime of her life is sentenced to 15 months in prison for a decade old crime. The series follows her prison adventures, fellow inmates, and her attempts to stay connected with her old life on the outside. Seasons 1-5 available. 

The Kominsky Method

Comedy

TV-MA - Neflix

An aging actor makes his living as an acting coach. Season 1 available.

Will & Grace: Revival

Comedy - Romance

TV-14 - NBC

A decade after their eight season run, this unforgettable foursome is back! Tune in to TV's wittiest comedy. Season 1 and 2 available. 

 

Trial and Error

Comedy - Mystery

TV-14 - NBC

Mockumentary about a New York lawyer trying his first case in a small South Carolina town. He is defending a poetry professor accused of murdering his wife. Season 1 available. 

Superstore

Comedy
TV-14 - NBC

Show focuses on the different kinds of staff working at a large retail store. From new hires to lifers, this store has all kinds. Watch them as they go through the daily grind of working in retail. Season 1 and 2 available.

Divorce

Comedy
TV-MA - HBO

The drawn out stages of what inevitably results in divorce. A couple with two kids goes through a long divorce. Season 1 and 2 available.

 

 

Grace and Frankie

Comedy
TV-MA - Netflix

Two women find out that their husbands, who are also business partners, have been romantically involved with each other for the past twenty years. Together they try to cope with the shared circumstance. Seasons 1 - 4 available. 

Mike and Molly

 

Comedy
TV-14 - 30 Minutes - CBS
2010-2016

A Chicago police officer and fourth grade teacher fall in love after meeting at an overeater's anonymous meeting. All seasons available.

Last Man on Earth

Comedy - Romance - Action
TV-14 - 30 Minutes - Fox
2015-2018
 
In the not too distant future, there appears to be only one man left on Earth to have survived a deadly virus. After two years of loneliness, he is ready to give. Just when he cannot take another day, he finds another person. Slowly more survivors trickle in to Tuscan, Arizona. All seasons available.