15 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.

While the series might have ended more than four years ago, Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and the boys from the loft still hold a special place in our heart. So naturally, we’ve compiled a list of TV shows that are just as binge-worthy as the popular comedy. From The Mindy Project to Lady Dynamite, read on for 15 shows like New Girl.

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1. Jane the Virgin

Jane (Gina Rodriguez) 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 solid sitcom with a quirky female lead, the series follows a successful doctor, Mindy Lahiri (Mindy Kaling), who doesn’t seem to be good at anything else. So, she begins her journey to become a better version of herself, with a little help from her college best friend.

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 (Michaela Coel), 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 obviously. When a streetwise 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—complete with awkwardness and surreal moments.

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 runaway bride situation rocks their world. 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...

8. Shrill

Annie is looking to change her life. While juggling bad boyfriends, sick parents and a perfectionist boss, Annie (Aidy Bryant) 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 FOX 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.

11. Friends

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.

12. Starstruck

This quirky rom-com series follows Jessie (Rose Matafeo), a millennial who juggles two dead-end jobs to make ends meet in East London. But when she hooks up with a famous actor, her life is turned upside down as fate continues to draw them back together.

13. Superstore

From funny one-liners to thoughtful social commentary, this underrated sitcom follows a group of employees who navigate the ups and downs of working at the Superstore. The ongoing romantic tension between Jonah (Ben Feldman) and Amy (America Ferrera) will definitely remind you of Jess and Nick.

14. Community

If you loved the quirky, off-beat vibes from Jess and the gang, you’ll definitely take a liking to the students in Community. Loaded with silly plotlines and pop culture references, this sitcom follows community college students who bond after forming a fake study group.

15. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia

Better known as New Girl’s wilder, much snarkier twin, the sitcom follows the misadventures of five misfits who run an Irish pub in South Philadelphia. (FYI, it’s now in its 15th season, making it the longest-running live-action comedy show in American TV history.)

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