10 Best American Sitcoms 2010

Tuesday, January 25 by Andrew Jett

If you’re in need of a good laugh, the 10 best American sitcoms 2010 are just what you’re looking for. With sharp writing and creative plotlines, American sitcoms are just as good in 2010 as they ever were.

  1. “The Big Bang Theory” - This intelligent American sitcom proves that nerds can be funny, too. Continuing with the season four premiere on CBS in September 2010, the show centers on a group of socially inept young geniuses who put a hilariously geeky spin on everyday life situations.
  2.  “How I Met Your Mother” – With uber-cool actors like Jason Segel and Neal Patrick Harris in the cast, this CBS sitcom boasts some of the sharpest dialogue of any American show. Season six premiered in September 2010, following a group of twenty-something friends as they attempt to balance their careers and love lives.
  3. “Modern Family” - No one had been able to find a role suitable for Ed O’Neill’s talents until this quirky ABC sitcom premiered. A relative newcomer to the ten best American sitcoms 2010, this show’s second season kicked off in September, further profiling the trials of raising children in a slick mocumentary style.
  4. “Community” – NBC’s sitcom about students and teachers at a Colorado community college was a modest hit when it debuted in 2009. Americans loved the insightful pop culture references and quality writing. The high standards continued during the 2010 season, pairing the underrated Joel McHale with a hilarious ensemble cast.
  5. “30 Rock” – Comedy heavyweights Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin are prominently featured in this riotous American sitcom about a sketch comedy TV series. This NBC sitcom continued its stellar quality in 2010 when the fifth season debuted.
  6. “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” – Probably the most consistently funny of the ten best American sitcoms 2010, this FX series entered its sixth season with just as many laugh-out-loud scenarios as the previous five. Centered around a quirky group of slackers running amok in Philadelphia, this American sitcom is the best thing Danny DeVito has ever done.
  7. “The Office” – NBC scores yet another American sitcom winner with this offbeat look at the day-to-day operations of a fictional paper company. 2010 once again reunited Steve Carell with the rest of the Dunder Mifflin gang in their seventh season.
  8. “Two and a Half Men” – A consistently strong ratings presence for CBS, this American sitcom showed no signs of slowing down in 2010. Season eight premiered in September, showcasing Charlie Sheen as a womanizing bachelor who shares a house with his brother and young nephew.
  9. “Scrubs” – This long-running American sitcom made its debut on ABC all the way back in 2001, and it remained one of the best shows on the air in early 2010. Sadly, the sitcom was cancelled in May, and millions of fans would go on to miss the crazy antics of Zach Braff and the staff at Sacred Heart Hospital.
  10. “Parks And Recreation” – With the hilarious Amy Poehler in the starring role, this American sitcom hit its stride during its second season in early 2010. Centered around bumbling bureaucrats in a fictional Indiana town, this sitcom is an often unpredictable look at small-time government in the Midwest. 
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