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Need a Pick-Me-Up? Here Are the 17 Best Feel-Good TV Shows

Are you looking for an uplifting series that doesn’t require your full attention? We’ve compiled a list of 17 feel-good TV shows that are keeping us sane this fall. From Nailed It! to Queer Eye, keep reading for our top picks.

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1. Nailed It!

Amateur bakers compete in a variety of cooking competitions that would challenge even the most experienced bakers. Will they prove themselves or crumble under pressure?

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2. Thanks A Million

The show features stars like Jennifer Lopez, Kristen Bell, Nick Jonas and more paying it forward—literally. The celebs surprise people who have impacted their lives with $100,000 in cash. (Yes, you read that right.)

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3. Queer Eye

Meet the Fab Five, a group of fashionable men who each specialize in a different makeover talent. Together, they teach the show’s hero how to be fabulous.

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4. Atypical

Sam (Keir Gilchrist) is no different than his classmates, excluding his autism diagnosis. Things take an interesting turn when he tackles a new teenage milestone: dating.

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5. The Office

There’s nothing more feel-good than the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. Michael Scott’s (Steve Carell) “That’s what she said” jokes are just icing on the cake.

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6. The Good Place

Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) navigates the afterlife in a community called The Good Place. It doesn’t take long for her to realize that she’s there by mistake. Whoops!

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7. The Great British Baking Show

Passionate contestants compete for the highly coveted title of Britain’s Best Amateur Baker. Disclaimer: The creations are more difficult to replicate than they look. You’ve been warned.

8. Parks And Recreation

Just because Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) is a midlevel employee of the Indiana Parks and Recreation Department doesn’t mean she can’t have big dreams for the small town of Pawnee…right?

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9. Friends

The series follows a group of six best friends—three men and three women—who are navigating life in New York City. In the wise words of Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc), “How you doin’?”

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10. Below Deck

It documents the day-to-day life of the crew of a massive motor yacht. (If you’ve already watched all nine seasons, there’s also Below Deck Mediterranean and Below Deck Sailing Yacht.)

11. Schitt’s Creek

When the Rose family suddenly goes bankrupt, they must learn to adapt to their new way of living, all while maintaining their one remaining asset: a small town called Schitt’s Creek.

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12. The Golden Girls

The series follows four mature women living in Miami Beach, Florida. It won’t be long before you know Rose’s St. Olaf stories like the back of your hand.

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13. Lip Sync Battle

Watch your favorite celebs pretend-sing popular songs in this karaoke-style competition. May the most dedicated performer win.

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14. Superstore

The series follows the employees of a supersized megastore called Cloud 9. You’ll be rapping alongside Bo “The Truth” Thompson (Johnny Pemberton) in no time.

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15. The Brady Bunch

A widower named Mike Brady (Robert Reed) meets and falls in love with Carol (Florence Henderson), who has three children of her own. They blend their families to create The Brady Bunch, and the rest is history.

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16. Gilmore Girls

The multigenerational drama centers on a single mother named Lorelai (Lauren Graham) as she navigates her daughter Rory’s (Alexis Bledel) teenage years. *Cue the fast-paced dialogue*

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17. Encore!

Kristen Bell reunites the cast of a high school drama club and tasks them with recreating their original performance. But this time, the show is run by a team of Broadway directors, choreographers and vocal coaches.