9 TV Shows Like Schitt’s Creek To Watch If You Miss Schitt’s Creek

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

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It’s never a bad time to come back Schitt’s Creek, the hit comedy from Dan and Eugene Levy about a wealthy family forced to start over in a small town after losing their fortune. The Canadian series went from cult favorite to Emmy-winning darling thanks to its pitch-perfect cast and kind-hearted storytelling, which never lost its biting sense of humor even when the characters warmed up. If you’ve finished watching — or re-watching — Schitt’s Creek and are looking for a show to fill the void left by the Rose family, read on. TV Guide has put together a whole list of shows that can give you some of what you love. Schitt’s Creek.

Although no other show can ever do exactly what Schitt’s Creek In fact, there are plenty of other series out there that will remind you of the things that made you fall in love with Roses, their goofy town, and its even goofier people. Whether you’re looking for another sitcom about a chaotic family, one with three-dimensional LGBTQ+ characters, or just something that serves up smart, fast-paced comedy, we’ve got the show for you.

Looking for more recommendations on what to watch next? We have a ton! We’ve also got handpicked selections based on shows you already love, plus suggestions for what to watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Disney+, HBO Max, Apple TV+, and Peacock.

Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

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Ted Lasso and Schitt’s Creek compare a lot – not necessarily because they’re so similar in subject matter, but because they’re the two best and newest examples we have of feel-good comedies. That’s not a bad comparison, all things considered. Both shows are fish-out-of-water stories about people thrown into unfamiliar surroundings – but as the Roses have to move to a quirky little town after losing all their money, Ted (Jason Sudeikis) moves to the right one. old London, England, after he, a college-level American football couch, got a job coaching an English Premier League football team. Ted maintains his relentless optimism even though it’s clear he’s hugely underqualified for his new role, and his can-do attitude turns the show’s toughest moments into some of the most heartwarming moments. It’s arguably the cutest show on TV, and it treats its cast of eccentrics with so much affection: from aging grumpy Roy Kent (Brett Goldstein) to team punching bag shy Nathan ( Nick Mohammed), everyone’s story is treated with care. and humor. It’s just a good time in front of the TV!

Dani Kind and Catherine Reitman, working moms

Dani Kind and Catherine Reitman, working moms

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Can’t get enough of that Canadian sense of humor? If you’re looking for a Canadian comedy that’s still flying under the radar, check out working moms, a sleeper hit that has quietly built a following with each season on Netflix. The series follows mom-friends Kate (creator Catherine Reitman), Anne (Dani Kind), Frankie (Juno Rinaldi) and the rest of the parents in their Mom and Me group. working moms is a brutally honest take on motherhood that doesn’t shy away from the unkind sides of its characters, so if you liked it when Schitt’s Creek pulled back the curtain on Moira’s (Catherine O’Hara) shortcomings as a parent, consider this the story of her less eccentric (but still privileged) peers. –Kelly Connolly

Jason Bateman and David Cross, development stopped

Jason Bateman and David Cross, Development stopped

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If what you really miss Schitt’s Creek watch the rich 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 once wealthy family who see their lifestyle 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 plan; the influence of his reality TV-inspired shooting style, his clever, deadpan jokes, and his oblivious, eccentric personas can be seen in many of the comedies that followed him, including Schitt’s Creek. To put it plainly, Moira Rose might not exist if the alcoholic and critic Lucille Bluth (Jessica Walter) hadn’t paved the way for her, and for that we have to be grateful.

Awkwafina, Awkwafina is Nora from Queens

Awkwafina, Awkwafina is Nora from Queens

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“I can’t even roll a joint properly,” Nora (Awkwafina) says to 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 dad (BD Wong) accidentally posting a half-naked photo on Instagram, is a perfect example of why Nora from Queens is such a special little gem of a show. A little like Schitt’s Creek, it focuses on the daily life of an eccentric family living together in a small neighborhood. Nora, its young protagonist, constantly fails as she simply 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 how she met and married her husband in the style of a Korean drama, but at the heart of it are three characters who love and believe 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 as she struggles to get her life back.

Josh Thomas, please love me

Josh Thomas, please love me

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Dan Levy once said that homophobia was practically non-existent in Schitt’s Creek because “if you put something like that out of the equation, you’re saying it doesn’t exist and shouldn’t exist.” The compassion put into developing David and Patrick’s (Noah Reid) arcs as fully realized gay men was a major reason Schitt’s 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 occasionally directed by its star Josh Thomas, the Australian comedy-drama follows Josh (played by Thomas), a listless twenty-something who, shortly after being dumped by his girlfriend and subsequently directing that he is gay, returns home to take care of her depressed mother (Debra Lawrance). The series is adorably goofy, deeply moving, and entirely lived-in, but one of its most notable qualities is the way it lets Josh hang out with little fanfare, with his friends and family accepting him without a second thought. Yes, they’re a gang of self-reliant, codependent eccentrics, but they nonetheless function as a strong support system. Josh may not know where his adult life is going, but at least he has a solid band in his corner.

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 life is permanently disrupted after Sheila (Barrymore) becomes undead and begins to crave human blood. If you’re someone who’s immediately put off by the word “zombie”, believe me when I say I hear you, I see you, but Santa Clarita Diet is not a show you should dismiss right away. It’s not one to show us gruesome murders (although there’s plenty of gore that’s too campy to be scary) or dead-witted daywalkers getting shot in the head, instead exploring how to harness even the darkest situations for big laughs and how the most absurd circumstances can bring a family together. It even manages to breathe new life (sorry) into an over-the-top 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 notoriously evil. While it’s much weirder than Schitt’s Creek, it’s worth your time.

Kim's Convenience

Kim’s Convenience

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Canada really knows sitcoms, huh? Following a Korean-Canadian family who owns and operates a convenience store, Kim’s Convenience is a truly goofy comedy that’s as great as it gets not only because of its take on immigrant family life, but also because of the connections between its characters. The show understands how complicated parent-child relationships can be, even (or especially) when you love each other, which makes Appa (Paul Sun-Hyung Lee), the traditional and stubborn patriarch, slowly begin to mend her relationship with estranged son Jung (Simu Liu), or Janet (Andrea Bang) trying to chart her own path as an independent young woman without upsetting her beautiful-looking mother (Jean Yung). It’s the kind of show that feels like a hug.

Briga Heelan and Andrea Martin, Good News

Briga Heelan and Andrea Martin, Good News

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Good news asks a question many of us would rather do just about anything than think about: What if you had 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 overbearing mother, Carol (played to perfection by Andrea Martin), becomes her intern. Created by Tracey Wigfield and produced by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, this Good news and Schitt’s Creek have in common the ability to recognize that the most heartfelt moments in life can always be funny.

Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair, Playing House

Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair, play at home

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play at home, the too-soon-cancelled 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. throughout his life. pregnancy. Without hesitation, Emma forgoes a successful career in China to return to her small hometown to support Maggie as she gives birth and ultimately 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 homie. Full disclosure, this show didmake me cry as often as he made me laugh (which should sound familiar to everyone Schitt’s fan), but that’s part of what makes it so hard to dislike.