Fall premieres are right around the corner and networks are bringing back the crazy. Whether the show follows a family, is set in a different decade, or has characters with supernatural powers, comedies do one thing: bring people together through laughter.
Of all the comedies returning to TV, below are the top 5 you need to be watching this fall!
5. The Mick (Fox)
Season one of The Mick took the comedy circuit by storm. Now, Kaitlin Olson’s Mickey is back for laughs and hilarious life lessons. Olson’s rough and tough live-life-by-the-moment Mickey brought the house down as she attempted to watch over her sister’s spoiled children. From sex talks to bloody noses, Mickey, Sabrina (Sofia Black-D’Elia), Chip (Thomas Barbusca), and Ben (Jack Stanton) became the family you kind of wanted to join. In the season one finale, the gang watched as their mansion burned to the ground. It’s anyone’s game in season two as Mickey tries to figure out what’s next for her and the kids.
4. Superstore (NBC)
Superstore ended season two on a somber note as a tornado ravaged Cloud 9, leaving America Ferrera’s Amy and her team without a place of work. Talk about a mix of people, the off-the-wall characters are what made this show a hit. You could always look forward to Garrett (Colton Dunn) and Dina’s (Lauren Ash) awkward love connection, while also never knowing what trouble Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) and Mateo (Nico Santos) would get into. The weirdness of the characters makes for a phenomenal comedy. Season three will kick off with the reopening of the store with hopes that viewers will get answers about Amy and Jonah’s (Ben Feldman) relationship status and if Glenn (Mark McKinney) will still have to lay off part of his “family.”
3. Black-ish (ABC)
For three seasons, Black-ish has been tackling social and family issues all while Anthony Anderson’s Dre tries to raise his children to understand their culture while living in a white upper-middle-class neighborhood. Millions have fallen in love with the Johnson family as they try to navigate life. It’s hard to not fall in love with the other Johnsons, including Tracee Ellis Ross’ Rainbow and their kids Zoey (Yara Shahidi), Junior (Marcus Scribner), Jack (Miles Brown) and Diane (Marsai Martin). Season four will be different from previous seasons because not only is Zoey leaving for college, but a new Johnson was welcomed into the family in the season three finale. It’ll be interesting to watch Dre balance losing his “favorite” child to college and raising a newborn.
2. American Housewife (ABC)
American Housewife was the unsung hero of ABC’s comedy lineup. Katy Mixon’s Katie Otto was hilarious and lit up the TV screen in every scene. Katie was constantly having to put her children in line day after day while trying to raise her “normal” family in a wealthy Connecticut town filled with “perfect wives” and their families. Katie did what she wanted when she wanted, but always had a good laugh when doing so. It helped that her two best friends, Doris (Ali Wong) and Angela (Carly Hughes), were always there to remind her she was perfect just the way she was. Season two is sure to bring more hijinks from Katie as she ensures her children don’t become the new robots of Westport.
1. The Good Place (NBC)
The Good Place was the comedy whose season finale that made jaws drop. Millions fell in love with Kristen Bell’s Eleanor as she tried to right her wrongs and prove she belonged in “the Good Place.” It was Eleanor and her band of misfits Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil), and Jason (Manny Jacinto) who had viewers coming back every week. What makes The Good Place the best returning comedy this year was the twist in the end where Eleanor figures out that she and her friends were actually trapped somewhere other than the “Good Place.” Now in season two, the “Good Place” has been rebooted and everyone’s memories have been wiped away. It’s up to Eleanor and co. to figure everything out and save their lives in the afterworld.