26 TV Sci-Fi Comedies You Might Have Missed

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 6 months ago

From the Golden Age to the Space Age, television has looked to the future with a wink and a nod. Dive into these TV sci-fi comedies and find something to laugh about.

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Josh Hutcherson in Future Man (2017)

"Future Man"

Josh Futturman, a janitor by day and a gamer by night, is recruited by mysterious visitors to travel through time to prevent the extinction of humanity.

Scott Grimes, Penny Johnson Jerald, Seth MacFarlane, Peter Macon, Adrianne Palicki, J. Lee, Mark Jackson, and Halston Sage in The Orville (2017)

"The Orville"

The Orville, a not-so-functional starship in the Earth's interstellar fleet, and its crew face the challenges of daily life as they explore space 400 years in the future.

Rick and Morty (2013)

"Rick and Morty"

The chronicles of Rick, a mad super scientist, and Morty, his not-so-bright but goodhearted grandson, on their escapades through time and space.

Drew Nelson, Ken Hall, and Björn Gustafsson in People of Earth (2016)

"People of Earth"

Journalist Ozzie Graham is skeptical when he investigates a support group for oddballs who think they have been abducted by aliens. However, the more he learns, the more confused, intrigued, and seduced he becomes.

Futurama (1999)


Fry, a pizza guy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out New Year's Eve 2999.

Jason Ritter and Kristen Schaal in Gravity Falls (2012)

"Gravity Falls"

Twin siblings Dipper and Mabel Pines spend the summer at their uncle's tourist trap in the enigmatic town of Gravity Falls.

Elijah Wood in Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016)

"Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency"

Holistic detective Dirk Gently uses his unique perspective to solve paranormal mysteries.

Andrea Elson, Benji Gregory, Charles Nickerson, Anne Schedeen, and Max Wright in ALF (1986)


Alf, a furry alien wiseguy, moves in with an suburban Earth family after he crash lands in their garage.

Craig Charles and Robert Llewellyn in Red Dwarf (1988)

"Red Dwarf"

Dave Lister, the last human alive, and his non-human friends travel three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf.

John Lithgow, Jane Curtin, Kristen Johnston, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and French Stewart in 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)

"3rd Rock from the Sun"

A team of aliens are sent to Earth disguised as a human family to experience life on the 3rd planet from the sun and report their findings to their leader, the Big Giant Head.

Eden Sher in Star vs. the Forces of Evil (2015)

"Star vs. the Forces of Evil"

Intergalactic warrior Star Butterfly arrives on Earth to live with the Diaz family. She continues to battle villains throughout the universe and high school, mainly to protect her extremely powerful wand, an object that still confuses her.

June Lockhart, Angela Cartwright, Mark Goddard, Marta Kristen, Bill Mumy, and Guy Williams in Lost in Space (1965)

"Lost in Space"

A family whose mission is to establish a space colony faces one challenge after another when a stowaway deliberately throws their ship hopelessly off course.

Robin Williams, Pam Dawber, and Jonathan Winters at an event for Mork & Mindy (1978)

"Mork & Mindy"

Mork, a wacky alien who has come to Earth to study its inhabitants, creates mayhem in the life of the woman who takes him in as a boarder.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Tveit in BrainDead (2016)

"Brain Dead"

A government employee discovers the cause of the tensions between the two political parties: a race of extraterrestrial insects is eating the brains of the politicians.

William Katt at an event for The Greatest American Hero (1981)

"The Greatest American Hero"

A teacher is asked to be a superhero using a special alien suit with powers he can barely understand or control.

Dustin Ingram and Simon Templeman in

"The Neighbors"

A New Jersey family moves to an affluent gated community only to discover that all of their neighbors are extraterrestrials.

David Dixon, Simon Jones, and Stephen Moore in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981)

"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"

Arthur Dent is an ordinary bloke who is saved by his writer friend, Ford Prefect, mere moments before Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway.

Ray Walston in My Favorite Martian (1963)

"My Favorite Martian"

A sarcastic Martian comes to live with a hapless young Terran on Earth.

Space Ghost Coast to Coast (1993)

"Space Ghost Coast to Coast"

Space Ghost, now in his 40s, is no longer a superhero. He even goes by his real name, Tad Ghostal. To stay in the spotlight, he started his own late-night talk show filmed in outer space. He, his cohost, former villain Zorak, and his director, Moltar, interview celebrities on Earth through their video-phone.

Stephen Mangan in Dirk Gently (2010)

"Dirk Gently"

Holistic detective Dirk Gently unravels mysteries based on his theory of the interconnectedness of all things.

The Lone Gunmen (2001)

"The Lone Gunmen"

The X-Files' Lone Gunmen, their action-loving man-child sidekick and patron, Jimmy Bond, and their sexy master thief frienemy, Yves, investigate alien abductions, mysterious crimes, and government conspiracies.

Joel Hodgson, Bess Rous, Milana Vayntrub, Neil Casey, Eugene Cordero, and Karan Soni in Other Space (2015)

"Other Space"

A young and inexperienced crew venture into space to face mysterious clouds, folds in time, the occasional alien attack, as well as more household challenges.

Men in Black: The Series (1997)

"Men in Black: The Series"

The continuing adventures of Agents K and J as they deal with problems with extraterrestrials in New York City.

Invader ZIM (2001)

"Invader ZIM"

An alien from the planet Irk is sent to Earth, not realizing that his leaders were fooling him and didn't think a planet was there. He manages to fit in with school children but one boy sees through his disguise.

Jun Fukuyama and Mai Fuchigami in Ansatsu kyôshitsu (2015)

"Assassination Classroom"

A powerful creature claims that within a year, Earth will be destroyed by him, but he offers mankind a chance by becoming a homeroom teacher where he teaches his students about how to kill him. An assassination classroom begins.

Sam Vincent, Kelly Sheridan, and Dale Wilson in Martin Mystery (2003)

"Martin Mystery"

Two mismatched teenagers with hilariously opposite personalities are on a mission to investigate the weirdest paranormal enigmas and the slimiest creatures from beyond.

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