Full disclosure, I have only watched three of these shows (the top three), but I stand by these rankings. They are final and not up for debate.
1. Curb Your Enthusiasm
I’m playing a little fast and loose with the rules that I made up and didn’t tell anybody about. It’s not from the main four, but Larry David is the co-creator and main writer of Seinfeld. Plus he’s basically George. Also this is obviously number one. Pretty, pretty, pretty good.
IMDb Rating: 8.7/10 · 101,191 votes
Depending on how tired I am, you could convince me this is number one. Selina Meyer is a gangster. Jonah Ryan is delightfully idiotic. Everyone else is also funny. 10/10, would watch again.
IMDb Rating: 8.3/10 · 44,661 votes
3. Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
I’m not exactly a car guy. They’re pretty cool I guess, but the best part about them is they get me from point A to point B. The best part about comedians is that they are funny. I have no strong opinion on coffee. Combine the three and you get quality television programming.
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10 · 10,873 votes
4. Listen Up!
A show based on the life of Tony Kornhesier somehow only lasted one season. A disgrace to humanity. Give the people what they want.
IMDb Rating: 5.8/10 · 365 votes
5. The New Adventures of Old Christine
I’m guessing the average person would rank this a bit higher (one spot), but you need to put some reverence on Tony Kornheiser’s name. Not sure which one is new Christine.
IMDb Rating: 7.1/10 · 11,527 votes
6. Watching Ellie
Elaine’s first foray out on her own. Elaine, Ellie, big leap there. Season one aired 10 of the 13 episodes they filmed before being shutdown to retool. That version lasted six episodes. As a great blogger once said, it’s about the journey, not the destination. But the destination just happened to be Veep, so that’s OK too.
IMDb Rating: 6.1/10 · 268 votes
7. Bob Patterson
Bob Patterson was America’s No. 3 self-help guru. Classic premise that as far as I can tell lasted five episodes.
IMDb Rating: 4.5/10 · 79 votes
79 votes? Yikes.
8. The Michael Richards Show
Kosmo is a classic second, third, or fourth string player, so I can’t see how this thing was ever going to work. After going through it’s own retooling, The Michael Richards Show lasted eight episodes. Don’t worry about Richards too much, though. Years later he would go on to garner plenty of fame for himself.
IMDb Rating: 5.2/10 · 295 votes