8 shows like Schitt’s Creek you should watch if you miss Schitt’s Creek


Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Dan Levy, Noah Reid, Emily Hampshire, Annie Murphy, Schitt Creek

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There is no bad time to return to Schitt Creek. The Canadian comedy about the once wealthy Rose family, who were forced to start over in a small town, built a cult – and ultimately swept away the Emmys – because they dared to imagine a nicer world. It’s also the rare wellness spectacle that never sacrificed its weird, biting sense of humor. But if you’ve just completed another rewatch and are looking to branch out, there are plenty of other shows out there that can give you some of what you love. Schitt Creek.

Although no other show can ever do exactly what Schitt Creek did, there are plenty of other series that will remind you of the things that made you fall in love with Roses, their crazy town and its crazier inhabitants. Whether you’re looking for another sitcom about a chaotic family, or one with three-dimensional LGBTQ + characters, or just something that serves up clever, fast-paced comedy, we could very well have the show for you.

Looking for more recommendations on what to watch next? We have a ton! And if you’re looking for more handpicked recommendations based on the shows you love, we also have them.

Working moms

Dani Kind and Catherine Reitman, Workin 'Moms

Dani Kind and Catherine Reitman, Working moms


Can’t get enough of that Canadian sense of humor? If you’re looking for a Canadian comedy that still goes unnoticed, take a look Working moms, a dormant success that has quietly built an audience every season on Netflix. The series follows friend moms Kate (creator Catherine Reitman), Anne (Dani Kind), Frankie (Juno Rinaldi) and the rest of the parents of their group Mommy and Me. Working moms is a brutally honest take on motherhood who doesn’t shy away from the nasty sides of her characters, so if you loved her when Schitt Creek Drawn the curtain on Moira’s (Catherine O’Hara) shortcomings as a parent, think of it as the story of her less eccentric (but still privileged) peers. –Kelly connolly [Watch on Netflix]

Development stopped

Jason Bateman and David Cross, Arrested Development

Jason Bateman and David Cross, Development stopped

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If what you really miss Schitt Creek watch rich people try to adjust to a normal life, allow Development stopped to fill this void. The sitcom, which originally premiered on Fox in 2003 before making a return to Netflix in 2013, follows the Bluths, a former wealthy family whose lifestyle is turned upside down after their real estate developer father (Jeffrey Tambor) went to jail for committing white collar crime. Development stopped was, as they say, the model; the influence of his reality TV-inspired filming style, his artful and deadpan jokes, and his subconscious, eccentric characters can be seen in many comedies that came after him, including Schitt Creek. To put it plainly, Moira Rose might not exist if the drinker and critic Lucille Bluth (Jessica Walter) hadn’t paved the way for her, and for that we have to thank her. [Watch on Netflix]

Awkwafina is Nora from Queens

Awkwafina, Awkwafina is Nora from Queens

Awkwafina, Awkwafina is Nora from Queens

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“I can’t even roll a joint right,” Nora (Awkwafina) tells her grandmother (Lori Tan Chinn) as they sit together in the kitchen, making dumplings. “Maybe your talent is not in your fingers,” Grandma replies. “Maybe it’s somewhere else. This little exchange, which takes place in the middle of a ridiculously funny episode about Nora’s father (BD Wong) accidentally posting a half-naked photo to Instagram, is a prime example of why Nora From Queens is such a special little gem of a show. A little like Schitt Creek, it revolves around the daily life of an eccentric family living together in a small neighborhood. Nora, her young protagonist, constantly fails to the top as she just tries to figure out what exactly her purpose in life is. It’s full of really silly episodes, like the one where Grandma tells Nora about how she met and married her husband in Korean drama style, but at the heart of it are three characters who love and believe each other unconditionally. If your favorite thing about Schitt’s was the support David (Dan Levy) and Alexis received from their parents, you’ll be warmed by how Grandma constantly encourages Nora to keep going, even though she’s struggling to get her life back on track. [Watch on HBO Max]

Please love me

Josh Thomas, please love me

Josh Thomas, Please love me

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Dan Levy once said that homophobia is virtually non-existent in Schitt Creek because “if you put something like that out of the equation, you say it doesn’t exist and shouldn’t exist.” The compassion put into the development of David and Patrick’s (Noah Reid) arcs as fully realized gay men was a major reason Schitt Creek touched as many people as it did, and if you’re looking for another show that shares that sensibility, Please love me is an ideal watch. Created, co-written and sometimes directed by its star Josh Thomas, the Australian comedy-drama follows Josh (played by Thomas), a listless 20-year-old who, shortly after being dumped by his girlfriend and realizing later that he is gay, returns to take care of his depressed mother (Debra Lawrance). The series is adorably goofy, deeply touching, and fully lived-in, but one of its most notable qualities is the way it allows Josh to come out with little fanfare, with his friends and family accepting him without a second thought. Yes, they are a gang of self-involved, codependent eccentrics, but they function as a strong support system nonetheless. Josh may not be sure which direction his adult life is headed, but at least he has a solid group in his corner. [Watch on Hulu]

Santa Clarita diet

Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, Santa Clarita Diet

Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, Santa Clarita Diet

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Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant star in this horror comedy about a family whose quiet lives are permanently disrupted after Sheila (Barrymore) goes undead and begins to crave human blood. If you are someone who is immediately put off by the word “zombie”, trust me when I say I hear you, I see you, but Die Santa ClaritaIt’s not a show you should dismiss right away. It’s not the type to show us gruesome murders (although there is a lot of blood too scary to be scary) or brain dead walkers being shot in the head, instead of explore how to harness even the darkest situations for great laughs and how the most absurd circumstances can bring a family closer together. He even manages to breathe new life (sorry) into an overblown genre, forcing audiences to think about things they’ve probably never considered, like whether or not it’s okay for a zombie to eat a Nazi, since the Nazis are considered bad. While it’s much stranger than Schitt Creek, Is it worth it. [Watch on Netflix]

Kim’s convenience

Kim's convenience

Kim’s convenience


Canada really knows a thing or two about a sitcom, eh? Following a Korean-Canadian family who own and operate a convenience store, Kim’s convenience is a real wacky comedy that is as great as it is not only because of its approach to immigrant family life but also because of the connections between its characters. The series understands how complicated parent-child relationships can be, even (or especially) when you love each other, so that traditional and stubborn Patriarch Appa (Paul Sun-Hyung Lee) slowly begins to mend her. relationship with her estranged son Jung (Simu Liu), or Janet (Andrea Bang) trying to make her way as an independent young woman without upsetting her mother (Jean Yung) so beautiful to watch. It’s the kind of show that feels like a hug. [Watch on Netflix]

Good news

Briga Heelan and Andrea Martin, Good news

Briga Heelan and Andrea Martin, Good news

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Good news asks a question that many of us would rather do just about anything but think: what if you were to work with your mom? That’s the situation Katie (Briga Heelan), the underrated producer of a local news show, finds herself in when her bossy mother Carol (played to perfection by Andrea Martin) becomes her intern. Created by Tracey Wigfield and produced by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, what Good news and Schitt Creek have in common the ability to recognize that the most heartfelt moments in life can always be funny. [Watch on Netflix]

Play house

Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair, Playing House

Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair, Play house

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Play house, the too-early-canceled comedy from Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham, centers on childhood best friends Maggie (Parham) and Emma (St. Clair) who move in together after Maggie finds out her husband cheated on her while throughout his life. pregnancy. Without any hesitation, Emma gives up a successful career in China to return to her small hometown to support Maggie as she gives birth and eventually help her raise her daughter, ready to endure the trauma of being with her distant mother (Jane Kaczmarek) and ex-boyfriend (Keegan-Michael Key) because she wants to be there for her boyfriend. Full disclosure, this show mademake me cry as often as it made me laugh (which should sound familiar to any Schitt’s fan), but that’s part of what makes it so hard not to like. [Watch on Amazon (for purchase)]