11 Shows Like ‘Schitt’s Creek’—aka the Comedy Series That Swept the 2020 Emmys
After six seasons and countless ew, Davids, Schitt’s Creek is still one of the world’s favorite shows. Just look at all of the statuettes they’ve taken home at this year’s 72nd annual Emmy Awards.
While we’re still in a bit of denial that the series is at its end, the Rose family will always hold a special place in our hearts. So, we’ve compiled a list of TV shows that are just as addicting as the popular series.
From Arrested Development to PEN15, read on for 11 shows like Schitt’s Creek.
1. ‘Derry Girls’
Set in the 1990s, Derry Girls follows a group of teenagers as they navigate Catholic high school in Northern Ireland during the end of the Troubles. Like Johnny, Moira, David and Alexis, the main characters are rebellious, messy and irresistibly lovable.
2. ‘Arrested Development’
The Bluth family is an eccentric and slightly dysfunctional bunch (much like the Roses) that’s found itself lost in the world after patriarch George Sr. is sent to prison for fraud. George’s son, Michael, is left to pick up the pieces and run the family real estate business (and the banana stand).
3. ‘Kim’s Convenience’
Kim’s Convenience shares the Canadian humor of Schitt’s Creek, along with quirky family antics. The show follows the Kims, a Korean-Canadian family of four that runs a convenience store in Toronto, as they navigate life’s oddities.
4. ‘New Girl’
If you haven’t already binge-watched New Girl, Jess and the gang will charm your pants off with the same kooky shenanigans as the Rose family and a healthy dose of romantic tension between the roommates.
PEN15 follows Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle while they play versions of themselves as thirteen-year-old outcasts in the year 2000. Oh yeah, and everyone else around them is an actual 13-year-old.
6. ‘Happy Endings’
Six best friends living in Chicago try to get their adult lives together and dysfunctional adventures ensue. Yep, this sounds a lot like another group of TV adults we know.
7. ‘Santa Clarita Diet’
If you’re hankering for a show with eccentric family dynamics, horror-comedy Santa Clarita Diet has more than enough (and then some). The Hammonds are forced to deal with snooping neighbors, a real estate business and cultural norms after wife and mother Sheila starts turning into a zombie. Be warned: There’s a fair amount of really fake-looking blood.
They’re not actually related, but the employees at the Cloud 9 superstore might as well be, they spend enough time together. Smart and steadfast Amy leads the amiable yet unconventional team as they deal with the ins and outs of working at a big-box store.
9. ‘The Middle’
Another feel-good family sitcom, The Middle depicts the day-to-day struggles of home, work and raising kids with a quirky family similar to Schitt’s Creek.
10. ‘Fresh Off the Boat’
Families forced into uncomfortable situations? Check. Fresh Off the Boat follows a Taiwanese-American family in Florida in the 1990s as they open a restaurant and grapple with life as the new people in town.
11. ‘Grace and Frankie’
The series focuses on two women in their 70s, who discover their husbands have been cheating on them. With so much in common, the duo grows close and helps each other cope with divorce.