Survivors: No, not the crappy "reality" show - the S on the end makes all the difference. Synopsis: "Set in the present day, the series focuses on a group of ordinary people who survive the aftermath of a devastating viral pandemic – referred to as "European flu" – which kills most of the world's population [...] The series sees the characters struggling against terrible dangers in a world with no society, no police and no law, led by the de facto matriarch of the group, Abby Grant."
Hell On Wheels: A series about "the Union Pacific Railroad and its surveyors, laborers, prostitutes, mercenaries, and others who lived, worked and died in the mobile encampment called "Hell on Wheels" that followed the railhead west across the Great Plains. The story focuses on Cullen Bohannon, a former Confederate soldier (Anson Mount) who, while working as foreman and chief engineer on the railroad, initially attempts to track down the Union soldiers who murdered his wife and young son during the American Civil War." The sometimes tense partnership between former slaveholder Bohannon and an emancipated slave played by Common is just one of many interesting dynamics in this.
For comedy series: Better Off Ted, Arrested Development, and Always Sunny in Philadelphia.