Comedy drama is a genre of dramatic works that combines elements of comedy and drama. As such, it is also known by the portmanteau dramedy.
Examples from United States television include The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, Desperate Housewives and Scrubs. The term "dramedy" was coined to describe the late 1980s wave of shows, including The Wonder Years, Hooperman, Doogie Howser, M.D. and Frank's Place.