The BEST IFC shows of all time

Every IFC show, ranked

We've compiled the average episode rating for every IFC show to compile this list of best shows!

The Onion News Network
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8.90
174 votes

#1 - The Onion News Network

The Onion News Network is the 24-hour cable TV news choice for billions of viewers in 811 countries. Now the hard-hitting, award-winning news you need is available anytime and anywhere you want.

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The Whitest Kids U'Know
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8.87
620 votes

#2 - The Whitest Kids U'Know

Coming from across the US to New York City -- some to study, others to start their entertainment careers in earnest -- the Kids would eventually meet each other and realize they all shared a dream-to become the sketch comedy players of their generation. Together, they began to create sketch comedy that pushed the envelope right off the table, first on the stage of Pianos in NYC's Lower East Side, and now on ifc.com and on the Channel. With such YouTube instant classics as "Slow Jerkin" and "Hitler Rap", the Whitest Kids U'Know are doing things that other sketch comedy shows, like Saturday Night Live and MadTV, can't even imagine doing. In other words, the Kids think that both the SNL crew and the MadTV guys are about as funny as finding a new mole on your chest after a summer spent life guarding. In short, those other shows are punk-ass and weak

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Greg the Bunny
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8.62
297 votes

#3 - Greg the Bunny

Can puppets and humans live side by side? In the world of Greg the Bunny, they can. Set in Hollywood, land of movie stars and struggling actors of all fabrics, Greg the Bunny (Dan Milano), a squeaky-voiced rabbit puppet, longs to live the high life -- one where he's got a job or something. Greg's best friend and roommate, Jimmy Bender (Seth Green), is a slacker -- not to mention a human. Jimmy's father, Gil (Eugene Levy), is the blunt and perpetually nervous executive producer/director of the low-budget (and low-rated) children's show, Sweetknuckle Junction. A cross between Sesame Street and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Sweetknuckle mixes the fun of trains with the joy of letters and numbers, and is brought to you by the human co-stars, Junction Jack (Bob Gunton), the conductor, and Dottie Sunshine (Dina Waters), the helper, with funding provided by the puppet co-stars, Professor Ape (Dan Milano), the scholarly monkey, and Count Blah (Drew Massey), the counting vampire. Off-ca

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Portlandia
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7.76
2460 votes

#4 - Portlandia

Sketch comedy starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, based on the oddball characters and settings of Portland, Oregon.

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Brockmire
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7.68
440 votes

#5 - Brockmire

A famed major league baseball announcer who suffers an embarrassing and very public meltdown live on the air after discovering his beloved wife's serial infidelity decides to reclaim his career and love life in a small town a decade later.

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Comedy Bang! Bang!
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7.67
668 votes

#6 - Comedy Bang! Bang!

Based on Scott Aukerman’s popular podcast of the same name, COMEDY BANG! BANG! cleverly riffs on the well-known format of the late night talk show, infusing celebrity appearances and comedy sketches with a tinge of the surreal.

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The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret
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7.46
1142 votes

#7 - The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret

Comedy about an inept American placed in charge of sales at his company's London branch. He has no experience with British culture, knows nothing about sales, and has only one employee, Dave. Each episode begins with a scene of Margaret appearing in dire circumstances — in season one, he is a defendant in a British court, with a long list of charges against him being read; in season two, he is in what appears to be a North Korean nuclear missile base, being forced to press a launch button — then flashes back to portray the events leading to his sad fate.

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Documentary Now!
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7.46
573 votes

#8 - Documentary Now!

From the minds of Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers comes a new new series that looks back on 50 years of excellence and integrity in documentary filmmaking. See Fred and Bill investigate drug cartels, join an indifferent ‘70s rock band, reenact Iceland’s annual Al Capone Festival, take part in a dramatic exposé of the world’s first documentary about the Inuit and much more.

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Out There (2013)
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7.39
92 votes

#9 - Out There (2013)

Created by Emmy winner Ryan Quincy, "Out There" chronicles the coming-of-age misadventures of socially awkward Chad, his little brother Jay and his best friend, Chris. Living in the small town of Holford, the boys wander its surreal, bleak landscape waiting out their last few years of adolescence. Along the way, viewers meet Chad's conservative parents, Wayne and Rose, as well as Chris's single mother, Joanie and her disastrous boyfriend, Terry. They also meet the object of Chad's affection, Sharla. The series confronts the perils of youth including puberty, first loves and social ostracism, while exploring that terrifying limbo between childhood and adulthood when fragile young personalities form and re-form. Relive the agony and ecstasy of those special times as Chad and Chris try to navigate life... out there.

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The Birthday Boys
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7.32
174 votes

#10 - The Birthday Boys

"The Birthday Boys" is a scripted original sketch comedy, executive produced by Bob Odenkirk ("Breaking Bad", "Mr. Show") and Ben Stiller ("The Secret Life of Walter Mitty", "Zoolander"). The series features the Los Angeles comedy group of the same name (UCB Theatre Los Angeles, Just for Laughs Festival) along with Odenkirk and is in the classic vein of absurd/silly/smart/funny variety shows ("Mr. Show", Monty Python), featuring sketches that twist real-life moments and cultural touchstones.

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Garfunkel and Oates
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7.28
497 votes

#11 - Garfunkel and Oates

Garfunkel and Oates centers on the aspirations and misadventures of the female comedy-folk duo Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci, and will spotlight the personal and professional lives of the duo whose career choices – singing satirical and sometimes dirty songs – leaves them with little in common with their peers, and no one but each other to turn to for support and understanding.

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Maron
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7.18
513 votes

#12 - Maron

Marc Maron has been a comedian for 25 years. He’s had his problems. He was an angry, drunk, self involved, twice divorced compulsive mess for most of his adult life, but with the popularity of a podcast he does in his garage and a life of sobriety, his life and career are turning around. MARON explores a fictionalized version of Marc’s life, his relationships, and his career, including his incredibly popular WTF podcast, which features conversations Marc conducts with celebrities and fellow comedians. Neurosis intact, Maron is uniquely fascinating, absolutely compelling and brutally funny. Produced by Fox Television Studios and Denis Leary and Jim Serpico’s Apostle, MARON is directed by Oscar® winning director Luke Matheny (God of Love) and executive produced by Marc Maron, Denis Leary, Jim Serpico, Olivia Wingate, and Duncan Birmingham, who also serves as the series’ writer.

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The Spoils of Babylon
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6.93
369 votes

#13 - The Spoils of Babylon

The dramatic lives of a family that has made a fortune in the oil business.

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Stan Against Evil
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6.90
643 votes

#14 - Stan Against Evil

An aging police sheriff who has recently lost his position due to an angry outburst begrudgingly joins an alliance with new sheriff, Evie Barret to battle angry demons haunting their small New Hampshire town.

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Fishing With John
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6.47
115 votes

#15 - Fishing With John

John Lurie knows absolutely nothing about fishing, but that doesn’t stop him from undertaking the adventure of a lifetime on Fishing With John. Traveling with his special guests to the most exotic and dangerous places on earth, John Lurie battles sharks with Jim Jarmusch off the tip of Long Island, goes ice fishing with Willem Dafoe at Maine’s northernmost point, braves the Costa Rican jungle with Matt Dillon, takes Tom Waits to Jamaica, and searches for the elusive giant squid with Dennis Hopper in Thailand.

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Bullet in the Face
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6.38
312 votes

#16 - Bullet in the Face

Following a botched jewel heist, sociopath criminal Gunter Vogler awakes in a hospital, surrounded by cops, his head wrapped in bandages. When the bandages come off Gunter’s new face is revealed and police force him to work undercover to take down the city’s crime lords.

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Benders
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5.77
117 votes

#17 - Benders

Benders follows a team of friends bonded by an irrational obsession with their men's ice hockey team, The Chubbys.

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The Spoils Before Dying
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4.81
96 votes

#18 - The Spoils Before Dying

Love. Lust. Murder. Jazz. It’s all in the heavily-perfumed mix of author-turned-director Eric Jonrosh’s magnum opus "The Spoils Before Dying." A follow-up to The Spoils of Babylon, it follows a 1950s jazz pianist-turned-private eye who becomes embroiled in a murder investigation. While his book was burned and the film shocked a nation before being destroyed for public safety, one copy remained. IFC alone dares to bring Jonrosh’s piece de résistance to life on your television screen. Before you take a first look at The Spoils Before Dying, pour yourself a big glass of wine, turn up the fans, and prepare to be vanquished by Jonrosh’s lurid lost masterpiece!

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