8 Shows Like ‘Only Murders in the Building’ to Stream as You Wait for Season 4

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Our favorite crime-solving trio is making a comeback, and we couldn't be more thrilled.

In case you missed it, Hulu announced on social media that Only Murders in the Building is returning for a fourth season. This comes as no surprise, given how the Emmy-nominated series—which follows three residents-turned-podcasters as they investigate mysterious cases in their apartment building—has all the makings of a compelling mystery comedy. Not to mention standout performances by Selena Gomez, Steve Martin and Martin Short.

Hulu has yet to confirm the release date, unfortunately. But as we wait, we're biding our time with these eight binge-worthy shows like Only Murders in the Building, available on Prime Video, AppleTV+, Peacock and Netflix.

1. Search Party

  • Cast: Alia Shawkat, John Reynolds, John Early, Meredith Hagner
  • Rated: TV-MA

Set in New York, Search Party revolves around a group of 20-somethings who reunite to investigate the sudden disappearance of a former college friend. You'll notice a few parallels, like the group's growing obsession with the case and how they become suspects in one of their own investigations. Plus, Portia's narcissistic tendencies will instantly remind you of Oliver Putnam.

2. The Afterparty

  • Cast: Tiffany Haddish, Sam Richardson, Zoë Chao
  • Rated: TV-MA

In The Afterparty, Detective Danner gets to the bottom of a big murder case by interrogating all the witnesses. Each episode shines the spotlight on a different witness as they share their version of events—all told in different genres that range from musicals to horror. And while it's a bit sillier in tone compared to Only Murders, fans will appreciate the surprise twists.

3. Bored to Death

  • Cast: Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis, Ted Danson, Heather Burns
  • Rated: TV-MA

If you especially enjoy seeing the chemistry between the unlikely trio in Only Murders, then you'll love HBO's quirky comedy, Bored to Death. The series follows an aspiring private-eye and writer named Jonathan, who teams up with his best friend and an older editor to take on random cases from Craigslist. With such great writing and phenomenal casting, it's impossible to not binge several of these 30-minute episodes in one sitting.

4. The Resort

  • Cast: William Jackson Harper, Cristin Milioti, Nina Bloomgarden, Skyler Gisondo
  • Rated: TV-MA

Married couple Noah and Emma celebrate their 10-year anniversary by heading to a resort in the Mayan Riviera. But after they arrive, they get involved in an bizarre mystery that occurred 15 years ago. The series offers a nice balance between suspense and humor, revealing random clues that are sure to keep whodunnit fans on the edge of their seats.

5. Poker Face

  • Cast: Natasha Lyonne, Benjamin Bratt, Adrien Brody
  • Rated: TV-MA

While Mabel, Charles and Oliver tackle a murder case at the Arconia, casino worker Charlie Cale finds herself on the run and getting entangled in a string of mysterious deaths in the process. Although Charlie has the special ability to detect when people are lying, somehow, it always gets her into more trouble. Like Only Murders, Poker Face seamlessly blends humor with more intense, dramatic scenes. And Lyonne totally shines as the laid back Charlie. 

6. Inspector Koo

  • Cast: Lee Young-ae, Kim Hye-jun, Kim Hae-sook, Kwak Sun-young
  • Rated: TV-MA

In this cross between Only Murders and Killing Eve, Koo Kyung-yi, a former police officer, takes on a new role as an insurance investigator and goes after a mysterious young serial killer who may have committed the perfect crime. It's cleverly written and fairly stylish. The series is packed with great performances and compelling characters, and it includes quite a few quirky moments.

7. Queens of Mystery

  • Cast: Olivia Vinall, Julie Graham, Siobhan Redmond, Sarah Woodward
  • Rated: TV-14

Got a penchant for murder mysteries that embrace generational differences? You'll want to check out Queens of Mystery. Matilda, a young detective, teams up with her crime-writing aunts—Cat, Beth and Jane—to solve murder cases in her hometown in England. Naturally, hilarity ensues.

8. Monk

  • Cast: Tony Shalhoub, Bitty Schram, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine
  • Rated: TV-PG

This one may be a bit of a stretch, since the premise is quite different, but it'll have you chuckling one moment and channeling your inner detective the next. The series follows the misadventures of Adrian Monk, a highly skilled detective whose attention to detail helps him solve the most difficult murder cases.

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