11 Shows Like ‘New Girl’ that Are Totally Binge-Worthy
After binge-watching every available season of New Girl (numerous times), it’s probably time to find ourselves a new show.
And while the series might have ended over a year ago, Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and the boys from the loft still hold a special place in our heart. So, we’ve compiled a list of TV shows that are just as addicting as the popular series.
From The Mindy Project to Lady Dynamite, read on for 11 shows like New Girl.
1. ‘Jane the Virgin’
Jane is a young, religious Latina who waitresses in a hotel in Miami. Her life takes a HUGE unexpected turn when her doctor mistakenly artificially inseminates her during her checkup. Did we mention the father of her baby is a married man who owns the hotel she works at? We’re not kidding.
2. ‘The Mindy Project’
Another hilarious sitcom with a strong (and quirky) female lead, the series follows a successful female doctor, Mindy Lahiri, who doesn’t seem to be good at anything else. So, she begins her journey to become a better version of herself, as her best friend from college tries to help her do it.
3. ‘Chewing Gum’
If you’re looking for a series that focuses on the New Girl elements of self-discovery and support from friends, here it is. This British comedy follows Tracey, a virgin who is ready to realize her potential. And the first step? Losing her virginity.
4. ‘2 Broke Girls’
What happens when you put two girls from very different walks of life together? Chaos and hilarity ensues. When a street-wise hustler and a billionaire’s daughter meet while waitressing, they decide to start a cupcake business together. Their plan goes awry when they realize they have a common problem—a lack of money.
5. ‘Lady Dynamite’
Loosely based on the life of and starring funny lady Maria Bamford, Lady Dynamite is a clever show about a woman’s path to self discovery with a touch of awkwardness (and insanity). That sounds like a certain someone we know. *Cough cough,* Jess.
6. ‘Happy Endings’
Happy Endings follows a group of friends (3 girls and 3 guys) from Chicago as they try to navigate their relationships after a fallout. Now we’re thinking of all the times Jess, Schmidt, Cece, Nick and Winston didn’t see eye to eye...
7. ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’
This single-camera comedy follows the lives of an eclectic group of detectives in New York City, including one slacker who is forced to shape up when he gets a new boss. A group of people who need to get their adult lives together? Sounds familiar...
Annie is looking to change her life. While juggling bad boyfriends, sick parents and a perfectionist boss, Annie is convinced her dreams are being derailed because of her weight. Luckily she has the help of some friends.
9. ‘How I Met Your Mother’
Friends, roommates, romances and hijinks? We’re pretty sure it doesn’t get much closer to the CW sitcom than this. The series follows Ted Mosby as he narrates the story of how he met the mother to his children, through a series of flashbacks and stories of an entire group of friends.
10. ‘The Good Place’
There are few actresses we love more than Zooey Deschanel, but Kristen Bell definitely comes close. When her character passes away, she ends up in “the Good Place.” Full of twists and turns, the series offers similar underlying themes as Deschanel’s sitcom, but with a lot more death.
There’s a good chance you’ve already binged this guy (like us). But, you can’t make a list about long-lasting friendships without mentioning the original sitcom based around the concept of exactly that, Friends.