ⓘ Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series

                                     

ⓘ Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series

The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series is an annual award given to the best television comedy series of the year. From 1960 to 1964, this category was combined with the Comedy Specials category so that both type of programs competed for the same award during those years.

The Flintstones and Family Guy are the only animated series to be nominated for the award. In 2019, Fleabag made history as the first series from outside the United States to win this award.

Outside the Big Three networks ABC, CBS and NBC, Fox has won this award twice, with Ally McBeal and Arrested Development, cable network HBO has won this award four times, one with Sex and the City and three times with Veep, streaming service Prime Video for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and the BBC for Fleabag although seen later on Prime Video.