Who doesn’t enjoy watching Modern Family again and again? Many fans have been enjoying a trip down memory lane and rediscovering the magic since the classic sitcom was made available on Netflix.
However, if you’ve seen all 11 seasons many times, you might be looking for a new comedy show to watch.
While obvious analogies include multi-award-winning sitcoms such as Friends and Schitt’s Creek, chances are you’ve seen them as well (if not, then do so immediately). So, to help you out, we’ve assembled a list of lesser-known comedies to add to your watch list.
Kim’s Convenience is a popular Canadian sitcom with a large fan base, and the boxset is accessible on Netflix. Despite the show’s popularity, it was revealed last year that it would not be renewed for another season. At the very least, there are five seasons to appreciate.
Fresh Off the Boat
Fresh Off the Boat, starring Randall Park and Constance Wu, is a funny comedy about a Taiwanese-American family’s cultural shock as they relocate from Washington, DC’s Chinatown to Orlando, Florida to build their own country-western restaurant. According to the memoir of the same name, the Huang family faces a variety of challenges, including work and school conflicts, their children’s desire to fit in, and acclimating to their new surroundings.
Dad Stop Embarrassing Me
Jamie Foxx is a Grammy and Academy Award-winning actor and singer who rose to fame thanks to his role in the popular sitcom The Jamie Foxx Program, but you may be unfamiliar with his current show. Dad Stop Embarrassing Me is a Netflix series in which Jamie plays a single father who encounters new obstacles when his teenage daughter comes in with him.
If you’re in the know, you’re in the know. America Ferrera of Ugly Betty leads the cast of this comedy, which is about a family of employees who all work at the same shop, rather than a family of people. They interact with customers, day-to-day activities to keep the business in tip-top shape, and each other as a team.
The Goldbergs is an ABC period sitcom that premiered in 2013 but is set in the 1980s, so there’s a lot of nostalgia here. Wendi McLendon-Covey and Jeff Garlin are among the cast members, with David Spade, Charlie Sheen, and Miranda Cosgrove making cameo cameos throughout.
For the first three seasons, Arrested Development aired on Fox, but after being purchased by Netflix, it has seen a comeback in subsequent years. Jason Bateman, Tony Hale, and Will Arnett, not to mention the late great Jessica Walter, delivered some memorable one-liners in this one-of-a-kind comedy.
Have you watched the television show Arrested Development?
Pieces in Life
Life in Pieces is a new sitcom that has a similar vibe to Modern Family in that it concentrates on a single huge family and their interactions. It stars James Brolin, Dianne Wiest, Tom Hanks, and Rita Wilson’s son, Colin, as three members of the Short family who go through a lot of ups and downs, but also a lot of fun.