10 Shows Like 'Sullivan's Crossing' to Binge-Watch Before the U.S. Premiere

The season one finale of Sullivan's Crossing is an emotional one, complete with surprise reveals and major cliffhangers. Although it already premiered in Canada, it is scheduled to debut in the U.S. on October 4. And fortunately, the story won't end with the finale, because CTV and The CW have confirmed a second season.

The Canadian series, which follows a neurosurgeon who gets into legal trouble and goes back to her childhood home, will likely return for season two in 2024. In the meantime, we're filling the Nova Scotia-shaped void with ten shows like Sullivan's Crossing. From feel-good small-town shows to teen dramas, keep reading for a list of binge-worthy shows you can stream on Prime Video, Peacock and more.

1. Hart of Dixie

  • Cast: Rachel Bilson, Jaime King, Cress Williams, Wilson Bethel, Matthew Scott Porter
  • Number of seasons: 4

Think of it as a cross between Sullivan's Crossing and Virgin River, but with a cutesy, light-hearted twist and plenty of Southern accents. Bilson stars as Zoe Hart, a New-York-based doctor who relocates to Alabama to take over her late father's medical practice. However, adjusting to southern life turns out to be more challenging than she expected.

2. Virgin River

  • Cast: Alexandra Breckenridge, Martin Henderson, Colin Lawrence, Jenny Cooper, Annette O'Toole
  • Number of seasons: 4

We've already dubbed Sullivan's Crossing as the next Virgin River, since both shows are based on books written by Robyn Carr. This heartwarming drama follows Mel, a nurse practitioner who moves to a small California town to get a fresh start. But while settling in, her new life becomes a bit more complicated than she anticipated.

3. Sweet Magnolias

  • Cast: JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Brooke Elliott, Heather Headley, Logan Allen
  • Number of seasons: 3

Sweet Magnolias revolves around three childhood BFFs—Maddie, Helen and Dana Sue—who support each other as they navigate romance, careers and family in their hometown of Serenity, South Carolina. The series expertly balances humor with drama and mystery, and Sullivan's Crossing fans will appreciate the small-town vibe.

4. Gilmore Girls

  • Cast: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Melissa McCarthy, Scott Patterson
  • Number of seasons: 7

This classic comedy-drama tells the story of an ambitious single mom and her teenage daughter, who reside in a quirky small town. Although the storyline is quite different, the way Lorelai deals with her complicated past will remind you a bit of Maggie. And of course, as a bonus, Sullivan's Crossing star Scott Patterson shines as the sarcastic Luke.

5. Felicity

  • Cast: Keri Russell, Scott Speedman, Amy Jo Johnson, Tangi Miller
  • Number of seasons: 4

The coming-of-age drama follows Felicity Porter as she deals with the ups and downs of college life in New York. It tackles serious topics like drug addiction, pregnancy and rape culture, so it's not exaclty a carbon copy of Sullivan's Crossing. However, it does feature a compelling female protagonist who learns to navigate a completely different environment, while dealing with feelings for her crush.

6. Wildfire

  • Cast: Genevieve Cortese, Nicole Tubiola, Nana Visitor, Greg Serano
  • Number of seasons: 4

After serving time at a juvenile detention center, Kris, a troubled teen, is offered the chance to start over by working at a family ranch in a completely new environment. Feeling like a fish out of water, Kris tries her best to form new relationships and fit in, but it's far from easy.

7. McLeod's Daughters

  • Cast: Bridie Carter, Lisa Chappell, Jessica Napier, Rachael Carpani
  • Number of seasons: 8

After being separated for two decades, estranged sisters Claire and Tess are thrown into an unlikely partnership after learning that their late father left them the family's cattle station. It's a heartwarming drama that tackles family dynamics, love and loss. And if you like the scenerey in Sullivan's Crossing, you'll love the stunning views of the Australian outback.

8. Dawson's Creek

  • Cast: James Van Der Beek Katie Holmes Michelle Williams Joshua Jackson
  • Number of seasons: 6

This nostalgic teen drama centers on the lives of Dawson Leery, an aspiring filmmaker, and his best friends Joey and Pacey, who live in the small town of Capeside, Massachusetts. Classism, divorce, homophobia and mental health are just a few topics the show tackles.

9. Firefly Lane

  • Cast: Katherine Heigl, Sarah Chalke, Ben Lawson, Beau Garrett
  • Number of seasons: 2

There's no shortage of drama in Firefly Lane, which revolves around Tully and Kate—two BFFs who go through the highs and lows of a years-long friendship. Similar to Maggie, who hopes to move on from her painful past and improve her future, both Tully and Kate share the same goal as they strive for success and personal fulfillment.

10. Chesapeake Shores

  • Cast: Jesse Metcalfe, Meghan Ory, Barbara Niven, Laci J. Mailey
  • Number of seasons: 6

Based on the novels by Sherryl Woods, this Hallmark Channel drama follows a divorced mother of two who comes back to her hometown to help save her little sister's failing inn. But she gets more than she bairgained for when she confronts painful family memories and runs into her first love.

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