I love love love the surprise hit Schitt’s Creek. In fact, it might be one of my favorite shows of all time, and I can’t remember the last time I was so bereft watching a final episode – not because it was a sad or bad episode, but simply because I knew it was the very last one.
Now, I’m not saying that any of these 18 shows will take its place, but if you watch a couple of them, the hole might be a bit less empty.
18. 30 Rock
This series was created by Tina Fey and is loosely based on her Saturday Night Live experiences. The zany characters and offbeat humor will remind you of the strangeness and warmth brought to life by the characters on Schitt’s Creek.
You can stream the entire series on Hulu.
17. Arrested Development
The Bluths are another eccentric and wealthy family who finds their world impacted when their patriarch is sent to prison for fraud.
It’s currently streaming on Netflix.
People who have found this show really, really love it – the series follows a lawyer who enrolls at a community college after having his degree revoked. It might not be about a nuclear family, but people fall in love with the family he makes (it’s an amazing cast).
You can watch it on Hulu or Netflix.
15. Kim’s Convenience
If you’re looking for another Canadian-made family sitcom, look no further. This series follows the Kims, a Korean-Canadian family who own a convenience store. It’s full of family warmth and quirky locals that you’ll grow to love.
It’s streaming on Netflix.
Mindy Kaling is behind this story about a happy bachelor who discovers he has a 15-year-old son.
You can catch it on Netflix right now.
13. Grace & Frankie
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin head this offbeat comedy about to suddenly-single older women that’s full of the kind of heart and humor that fans loved about Schitt’s Creek.
The series is currently streaming on Netflix.
12. Santa Clarita Diet
This is a horror comedy (that’s a thing) starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant. They play married realtors that find themselves in a quandary when Barrymore’s character becomes a zombie. It falls under the heading of “family sticks together through everything,” and is as sweet as a family show about a zombie mom could be.
Check it out on Netflix.
11. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Kimmy Schmidt spent 15 years living in an underground cult bunker, and after being rescued, must learn to navigate the world as a totally new person.
It’s available currently on Netflix.
10. One Day at a Time
This is a remake of a 1975 sitcom that follows a single mother of two, her mother, nosy neighbors, and more who come together to create a feel-good family sitcom.
This show is still going, and new episodes are available to stream on PopTV. You can watch previous seasons on Netflix.
William H. Macy leads this dysfunctional family and a dramedy that’s unorthodox enough to fill the void.
It is currently airing on Showtime.
8. Everybody Hates Chris
This show is based on the real life of comedian Chris Rock as he grew up in 1980s Brooklyn with a pretty eccentric family of his own.
You check it out on CBS or Hulu.
This series follows a divorced father of three after he comes out as transgender to his three adult children. This amazing dramedy is adored by critics and has won many awards.
It’s streaming on Amazon Video.
Sure, being VP doesn’t make for a normal family, but the characters are quirky and hilarious, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus is always a delight.
You can stream the series on HBO.
This is a coming-of-age drama that follows an autistic teen as he makes forays into romance and dating.
The series is currently streaming on Netflix.
4. Modern Family
This contemporary take on the family sitcom has delighted fans and critics for its entire run. If you’re looking for something as inclusive as Schitt’s Creek, this one won’t disappoint.
It’s streaming on ABC and Hulu.
3. Raising Hope
A 23-year-old man discovers he shares a child from a one-night stand, and that the woman is now a convicted serial killer. The man takes custody of their daughter and learns how to raise her with his eccentric parents and grandmother.
You can check it out on Hulu.
2. Dead to Me
This dark comedy about two women who meet and bond after meeting at a grief support group comes packed with twists, turns, and surprises.
You can stream the series on Netflix.
1. Workin’ Moms
Four working moms form a lasting bond after meeting at a mommy support group and offers a funny take on women out there trying to balance it all.
It’s streaming now on Netflix.
I’m definitely going to give a few of these a try (keeping my expectations lower than “as amazing as Schitt’s Creek).
What shows would you recommend to someone who loved David and Alexis and Moira and Johnny? If we missed it here, please share it with us in the comments.