Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

The Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy is one of the annual Golden Globe Awards given to the best comedy television series.

Best Television Series

1960s

Year Program Network
1962 The Dick Powell Show NBC
1963 The Richard Boone Show NBC
Bonanza NBC
The Defenders CBS
The Eleventh Hour NBC
Rawhide CBS
1964 The Rogues NBC
The Munsters CBS
The Red Skelton Hour CBS
Twelve O'Clock High ABC
Wendy and Me ABC
1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. NBC
Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music NBC
Get Smart NBC
I Spy NBC
My Name Is Barbra CBS
1966 I Spy NBC
The Fugitive ABC
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. NBC
Run for Your Life NBC
That Girl ABC
1967 Mission: Impossible CBS
The Carol Burnett Show CBS
The Dean Martin Show NBC
Garrison's Gorillas ABC
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In NBC
1968 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In NBC
The Carol Burnett Show CBS
The Doris Day Show CBS
Julia NBC
The Name of the Game NBC
Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy
1969 The Governor & J.J. CBS
The Carol Burnett Show CBS
Love, American Style ABC
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour CBS
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In NBC

1970s

Year Program Network
1970 The Carol Burnett Show CBS
The Courtship of Eddie's Father ABC
Family Affair CBS
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour
The Partridge Family ABC
1971 All in the Family CBS
The Carol Burnett Show CBS
The Flip Wilson Show NBC
The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS
The Partridge Family ABC
1972 All in the Family CBS
M*A*S*H CBS
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Maude
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour
1973 All in the Family CBS
The Carol Burnett Show CBS
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Sanford and Son NBC
The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour CBS
1974 Rhoda CBS
All in the Family CBS
The Carol Burnett Show
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Maude
1975 Barney Miller ABC
All in the Family CBS
The Carol Burnett Show
Chico and the Man NBC
The Mary Tyler Moore Show CBS
1976 Barney Miller ABC
The Carol Burnett Show CBS
Donny & Marie ABC
Happy Days
Laverne & Shirley
M*A*S*H CBS
1977 All in the Family CBS
Barney Miller ABC
The Carol Burnett Show CBS
Happy Days ABC
Laverne & Shirley
1978 Taxi ABC
All in the Family CBS
Alice CBS
The Love Boat ABC
Three's Company ABC
1979
TIE
Alice CBS
Taxi ABC
The Associates ABC
The Love Boat ABC
M*A*S*H CBS

1980s

Year Program Network
1980 Taxi ABC
Alice CBS
The Love Boat ABC
M*A*S*H CBS
Soap ABC
1981 M*A*S*H CBS
Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters NBC
The Love Boat ABC
Private Benjamin CBS
Taxi ABC
1982 Fame NBC
Cheers NBC
Love, Sidney NBC
M*A*S*H CBS
Taxi NBC
1983 Fame Syndicated
Buffalo Bill NBC
Cheers NBC
Newhart CBS
Taxi NBC
1984 The Cosby Show NBC
Cheers NBC
Fame Syndicated
The Jeffersons CBS
Kate & Allie CBS
1985 The Golden Girls NBC
The Cosby Show NBC
Family Ties NBC
Kate & Allie CBS
Moonlighting ABC
1986 The Golden Girls NBC
Cheers NBC
The Cosby Show NBC
Family Ties NBC
Moonlighting ABC
1987 The Golden Girls NBC
Cheers NBC
Family Ties NBC
Frank's Place ABC
Hooperman ABC
Moonlighting ABC
1988 The Wonder Years ABC
Cheers NBC
The Golden Girls NBC
Murphy Brown CBS
Roseanne ABC
1989 Murphy Brown CBS
Cheers NBC
Designing Women CBS
Empty Nest NBC
The Golden Girls NBC
The Wonder Years ABC

1990s

Year Program Network
1990 Cheers NBC
Designing Women CBS
The Golden Girls NBC
Married... with Children Fox
Murphy Brown CBS
1991 Brooklyn Bridge CBS
Cheers NBC
Evening Shade CBS
The Golden Girls NBC
Murphy Brown CBS
1992 Roseanne ABC
Brooklyn Bridge CBS
Cheers NBC
Evening Shade CBS
Murphy Brown CBS
1993 Seinfeld NBC
Coach ABC
Frasier NBC
Home Improvement ABC
Roseanne ABC
1994
TIE
Frasier NBC
Mad About You
Grace Under Fire ABC
Home Improvement ABC
Seinfeld NBC
1995 Cybill CBS
Frasier NBC
Friends NBC
Mad About You NBC
Seinfeld NBC
1996 3rd Rock from the Sun NBC
Frasier NBC
Friends NBC
The Larry Sanders Show HBO
Mad About You NBC
Seinfeld NBC
1997 Ally McBeal Fox
3rd Rock from the Sun NBC
Frasier NBC
Friends NBC
Seinfeld NBC
Spin City ABC
1998 Ally McBeal Fox
Dharma & Greg ABC
Frasier NBC
Just Shoot Me! NBC
Spin City ABC
1999 Sex and the City HBO
Ally McBeal Fox
Dharma & Greg ABC
Spin City ABC
Will & Grace NBC

2000s

Year Program Network
2000 Sex and the City HBO
Ally McBeal Fox
Frasier NBC
Malcolm in the Middle Fox
Will & Grace NBC
2001 Sex and the City HBO
Ally McBeal Fox
Frasier NBC
Friends NBC
Will & Grace NBC
2002 Curb Your Enthusiasm HBO
Friends NBC
Sex and the City HBO
The Simpsons Fox
Will & Grace NBC
2003 The Office BBC
Arrested Development Fox
Monk USA
Sex and the City HBO
Will & Grace NBC
2004 Desperate Housewives ABC
Arrested Development Fox
Entourage HBO
Sex and the City HBO
Will & Grace NBC
2005 Desperate Housewives ABC
Curb Your Enthusiasm HBO
Entourage HBO
Everybody Hates Chris UPN
My Name Is Earl NBC
Weeds Showtime
2006 Ugly Betty ABC
Desperate Housewives ABC
Entourage HBO
The Office NBC
Weeds Showtime
2007 Extras HBO
30 Rock NBC
Californication Showtime
Entourage HBO
Pushing Daisies ABC
2008 30 Rock NBC
Californication Showtime
Entourage HBO
The Office NBC
Weeds Showtime
2009 Glee Fox
30 Rock NBC
Entourage HBO
Modern Family ABC
The Office NBC

2010s

Year Program Network
2010 Glee Fox
30 Rock NBC
The Big Bang Theory CBS
The Big C Showtime
Modern Family ABC
Nurse Jackie Showtime
2011 Modern Family ABC
Enlightened HBO
Episodes Showtime
Glee Fox
New Girl Fox
2012 Girls HBO
The Big Bang Theory CBS
Episodes Showtime
Modern Family ABC
Smash NBC
2013 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Fox
The Big Bang Theory CBS
Girls HBO
Modern Family ABC
Parks and Recreation NBC
2014 Transparent Amazon
Girls HBO
Jane the Virgin The CW
Orange Is the New Black Netflix
Silicon Valley HBO
2015 Mozart in the Jungle Amazon
Casual Hulu
Orange Is the New Black Netflix
Silicon Valley HBO
Transparent Amazon
Veep HBO
2016 Atlanta FX
Black-ish ABC
Mozart in the Jungle Amazon
Transparent Amazon
Veep HBO
2017 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Amazon
Black-ish ABC
Master of None Netflix
SMILF Showtime
Will & Grace NBC
2018 The Kominsky Method Netflix
Barry HBO
The Good Place NBC
Kidding Showtime
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Amazon

Series with multiple wins

4 wins
3 wins
2 wins

Series with multiple nominations

Total awards by network

See also

External links

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Curb Your Enthusiasm

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The series was developed from a 1999 one-hour special, Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm, which David and HBO originally envisioned as a one-time project. The special was shot as a mockumentary, where the characters were aware of the presence of cameras and a crew. The series itself is not a mock documentary but is shot in a somewhat similar, cinéma vérité-like style. Curb Your Enthusiasm has received high critical acclaim and has grown in popularity since its debut. It has been nominated for 38 Primetime Emmy Awards, and Robert B. Weide received an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for the episode "Krazee Eyez Killa". The show won the 2002 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy.After the eighth season concluded in September 2011, Curb Your Enthusiasm went on an indefinite hiatus. The series finally returned for a ninth season in October 2017, while a tenth season is in production as of October 2018.

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In 2012, Laura Dern won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy for her role in the series. The show was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy.

After the completion of two seasons, HBO canceled the show in March 2013, partly due to low ratings, despite critical acclaim.

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Frances Conroy filmography

The following is a list of actress Frances Conroy's acting credits; including her appearances in film, television, and the theatre.

With over 90 acting credits to her name, Conroy is perhaps well known for her starring role as Ruth Fisher on the HBO series Six Feet Under. The role garnered Conroy critical acclaim, winning a Golden Globe Award and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Since Six Feet Under's ending, she guest starred in numerous television programs and had supporting roles in major motion pictures. She returned to television prominence in 2011, when she was cast in a recurring role on the FX anthology-horror series American Horror Story. Conroy's role garnered acclaim once again, being nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award as well as a Saturn Award. She then proceeded to appear in the next three seasons of the show, getting nominated for a second Primetime Emmy Award for her appearance in the third season.

In 2015, she starred in the Hulu original series Casual, which was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy for its first season. She can currently be seen in The Mist. She also returned to American Horror Story for its seventh season, entitled Cult.

Girls (TV series)

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Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan conceived the series while sharing stories of their own "modern families". Modern Family employs an ensemble cast. The series is presented in mockumentary style, with the characters frequently breaking the fourth wall.

The series was renewed for a tenth season on May 10, 2017, which premiered on September 26, 2018. The series was renewed for an eleventh and final season on February 5, 2019.Modern Family was acclaimed by critics throughout its first few seasons, although reception became more mixed as the series progressed. The show won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in each of its first five years and the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series four times, twice each for Eric Stonestreet and Ty Burrell, as well as the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series twice for Julie Bowen. It won a total of 22 Emmy awards from 75 nominations. It also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy in 2011. Being on air for 10 years, it is currently ABC's longest-running comedy series.

The broadcast syndication rights to the series were sold to USA Network, the stations of Fox Television Stations, and various other local stations in other markets for a fall 2013 premiere. The success of the series led to it being the tenth-highest revenue-generating show for 2012, earning $2.13 million an episode.

Modern Family (season 3)

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This season like the previous seasons won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Eric Stonestreet (third consecutively and second for Stonestreet), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Julie Bowen (second consecutive), along with Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for Steven Levitan, among the fourteen nominations it earned. It also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy.

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Coppola serves as president of the San Francisco-based film company American Zoetrope. He is also founder and owner of The Directors Bureau, a commercial and music video production company.

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A situation comedy television program may be recorded in front of a studio audience, depending on the program's production format. The effect of a live studio audience can be imitated or enhanced by the use of a laugh track. During filming productions, the laugh track is usually prerecorded.

Smash (U.S. TV series)

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The show debuted on February 6, 2012, and its first season ended on May 14, 2012. Its second season premiered on February 5, 2013, and ended on May 26, 2013. NBC announced a change in their lineup in March 2013 and moved the show to Saturdays starting April 6, 2013. The series was cancelled on May 10, 2013. Second-season executive producer-show runner Josh Safran said the final episode of season two worked as a series finale.The series, especially the pilot episode, enjoyed critical success. The first season received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography among four nominations. The series was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media ("Let Me Be Your Star").

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Zander Lehmann

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