Winter TV’s 13 Hottest Comedies
Written by Pete Holmes and directed by Judd Apatow, Crashing debuts on HBO on Feb. 19. Joined in the series by Lauren Lapkus and George Basil, among others, Holmes stars as a comedian named Pete who was recently left by his wife.
Santa Clarita Diet
Timothy Olyphant and Drew Barrymore team up for Santa Clarita Diet, a new horror-comedy from Netflix. Streaming now, the Victor Fresco-created show follows Sheila (Barrymore) as she transforms into a zombie.
Every Thursday on FX, Zach Galifianakis becomes Chip (and occasionally Dale) Baskets. The comedian stars as the aspiring clown and his twin brother, appearing in an Emmy-winning series created by Louis C.K.
Explore the wonders of Portlandia with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. The two star in the sketch comedy, which airs Thursdays on IFC, playing fictionalized versions of themselves.
Viewers made it to Michigan this month with the premiere of Detroiters. Starring Tim Robinson and Sam Richardson as two ad men based in the Motor City, the show airs on Thursdays on Comedy Central.
Tracy Letts' Superior Donuts came to the small screen this month, making its debut under development from Neil Goldman, Garrett Donovan, and Bob Daily. Airing Mondays on CBS, the sitcom stars Judd Hirsch and Jermaine Fowler as coworkers at a donut shop.
Vanessa Hudgens returns to TV in Powerless, a new action comedy from Ben Queen. The DC Universe show, which airs Thursdays on NBC, stars Hudgens as Emily Locke, a director at a security company.
The Mindy Project
The Mindy Project's fifth season returns this week. Led by Mindy Kaling, the comedy dives back into the New York City OB/GYN's world Tuesdays on Hulu.
Season 2 of The Detour makes its debut Feb. 21 on TBS, reuniting Jason Jones and Natalie Zea for the comedy created by Jones and Samantha Bee.
Making History debuts on Fox on March 5, starring Adam Pally as Dan, a time-traveling scientist whose life gets complicated when he meets Deborah Revere (Leighton Meester), the daughter of Paul Revere.
Trial & Error
Nick D'Agosto, John Lithgow, and Sherri Shepherd star in Trial & Error, a new comedy coming to NBC on March 14. The show spoofs popular crime documentaries, following the trial of a poetry professor.
The Mick continues its first season Tuesdays on Fox, following Mickey (Kaitlin Olson) as she learns about parenting the hard way.
It's one last bow for Hannah, Marnie, Jessa, and Shoshanna as Girls kicks off its final season on HBO. Airing Sundays, the drama follows the Brooklyn-based women as their 20something tales come to a close.