Special Report

The 15 Best Animated Sitcoms of All Time

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10. The Life & Times of Tim
> Series run: 2008-2012
> IMDb user rating: 8.2/10
> No. of IMDb votes: 6,126
> Cast: Steve Dildarian, M.J. Otto, Nick Kroll, Matt Johnson

An unassuming New Yorker can’t stay out of trouble in this cult comedy, which aired on HBO for three seasons. Each 30-minute episode breaks down into two 15-minute segments and puts its protagonist through tremendously awkward situations. Creator Steve Dildarian recently followed it with a new series, “10-Year-Old Tom.”

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9. The Amazing World of Gumball
> Series run: 2011-2019
> IMDb user rating: 8.2/10
> No. of IMDb votes: 26,034
> Cast: Dan Russell, Teresa Gallagher, Kerry Shale, Kyla Rae Kowalewski

Welcome to the amazing world of Gumball the cat, whose duplicitous schemes yield disastrous results. The British series employs a variety of animation techniques in bringing its unique visual style to life. A film adaptation and series reboot are both currently in production.

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8. Bob’s Burgers
> Series run: 2011-Present
> IMDb user rating: 8.1/10
> No. of IMDb votes: 71,109
> Cast: H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts

The surprise hit that few saw coming tells the story of restaurant owner Bob Belcher and his hilarious family. For 12 seasons and running, the show has balanced outlandish plots and characters with heartfelt themes. An upcoming film adaptation is slated for release in 2022.

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7. Family Guy
> Series run: 1999-Present
> IMDb user rating: 8.1/10
> No. of IMDb votes: 316,517
> Cast: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Those seeking “good old fashioned values” won’t find them anywhere near this raunchy sitcom from Seth MacFarlane. Chronicling the exploits of Peter Griffin and his crazy cohorts, the series leaves no subject or standard unscathed. It’s currently in the middle of its 20th season.

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6. Regular Show
> Series run: 2009-2017
> IMDb user rating: 8.4/10
> No. of IMDb votes: 35,113
> Cast: J.G. Quintel, William Salyers, Sam Marin, Mark Hamill

Creator J.G. Quintel drew from his previous student films when crafting this surrealist sitcom and its wild characters. When not groundskeeping at a local park, best friends Mordecai and Rigby embark on zany misadventures. Anything but regular, the show won a 2012 Primetime Award for Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program.