10 best shows like Arrested Development (2003)

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Arrested Development 2003
The story of a wealthy family that lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together.
List of the best shows and series like Arrested Development (2003): Parenthood, The Politician, Malcolm in the Middle, Louie, Shameless, Sex/Life, Atypical, Melissa & Joey, Camp, Devious Maids.

Parenthood (2010)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

Parenthood is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Jason Katims. Loosely based on the 1989 film of the same title, Parenthood tells of the Braverman clan which consists of an older couple, their four children and their families.

The Politician (2019)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:42

Payton has known since childhood that he's going to be president. First he'll have to navigate the most treacherous political landscape: high school.

Malcolm in the Middle (2000)
Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration00:22

A gifted young teen tries to survive life with his dimwitted, dysfunctional family.

Louie (2010)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:23

Louis C.K. stars as a fictionalized version of himself; a comedian and newly divorced father raising his two daughters in New York City.

Shameless (2011)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:55

Chicagoan Frank Gallagher is the proud single dad of six smart, industrious, independent kids, who without him would be... perhaps better off. When Frank's not at the bar spending what little money they have, he's passed out on the floor. But the kids have found ways to grow up in spite of him. They may not be like any family you know, but they make no apologies for being exactly who they are.

Sex/Life (2021)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA

A woman's daring sexual past collides with her married-with-kids present when the bad-boy ex she can't stop fantasizing about crashes back into her life.

Atypical (2017)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:08

Sam, an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum, takes a funny, yet painful, journey of self-discovery for love and independence and upends his family.

Melissa & Joey (2010)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration00:22

Melissa & Joey is an ABC Family original television series starring Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence that premiered on ABC Family on August 17, 2010. The series follows local politician Mel Burke and Joe Longo, whom Mel hires to look after her niece and nephew after a Ponzi scheme leaves him broke.

Camp (2013)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration00:43

Off the grid and miles from civilization, Little Otter Family Camp has summer fun for everyone. Parents decompress over gin and tonics while their kids run wild, and teenage counselors fall in and out of love.Mackenzie Granger is the camp owner and director. Still reeling from her recent divorce, Mackenzie is ready for a fresh start. She is running things on her own for the first time and scrambling to keep the cash-strapped Little Otter from going under.

Devious Maids (2013)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

The series centers on four Latina maids working in the homes of Beverly Hills’ wealthiest and most powerful families, and a newcomer who made it personal after a maid was murdered and determined to uncover the truth behind her demise, and in the process become an ally in their lives.

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Hogan's Heroes (1965)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, military
CountryUSA

Hogan's Heroes is an American television sitcom that ran for 168 episodes from September 17, 1965, to July 4, 1971, on the CBS network. The show was set in a German prisoner of war camp during World War II. Bob Crane starred as Colonel Robert E. Hogan, coordinating an international crew of Allied prisoners running a Special Operations group from the camp. Werner Klemperer played Colonel Wilhelm Klink, the commandant of the camp, and John Banner was the inept sergeant-of-the-guard, Hans Schultz.The series was popular during its six-season run. In 2013, creators Bernard Fein through his estate and Albert S. Ruddy acquired the sequel and other separate rights to Hogan's Heroes from Mark Cuban through arbitration and a movie based on the show has been planned.

Transparent (2014)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA

An LA family with serious boundary issues have their past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone's secrets to spill out.

I Am Not Okay with This (2020)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, drama
CountryUSA

A teen navigates the complexities of high school, family and her sexuality while dealing with new superpowers. Based on Charles Forsman's graphic novel.

SMILF (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:19

A raw and honest comedic look at a single, 20-something from Southie whose desires for relationships, sex, and a career collide with the realities of young, single motherhood.

BH90210 (2019)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:30

Having gone their separate ways since the original series ended 19 years ago, the cast of Beverly Hills, 90210 reunites when one of them suggests it’s time to get a reboot up and running. But getting it going might make for an even more delicious soap than the reboot itself.

American Vandal (2017)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:02

A true-crime satire that explores the aftermath of a costly high school prank that left twenty-seven faculty cars vandalized with phallic images.

My Wife and Kids (2001)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration00:22

My Wife and Kids is an American television family sitcom that ran on ABC from March 28, 2001 until May 17, 2005. Produced by Touchstone Television, it starred Damon Wayans and Tisha Campbell-Martin, and centers on the character of Michael Kyle, a loving husband and modern-day patriarch who rules his household with a unique and distinct parenting style. As he teaches his three children some of life's lessons, he does so with his own brand of humor. Wayans and veteran television writer/producer Don Reo co-created and executive produced the series.

Modern Family (2009)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:22

The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan is a wonderfully large and blended family. They give us an honest and often hilarious look into the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted, embrace of the modern family.

Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories (2014)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryUSA

Tim and Eric's dark comedy anthology series.

Now Apocalypse (2019)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:56

This surreal, coming-of-age comedy series follows Ulysses and his friends Carly, Ford, and Severine, who are on various quests pursuing love, sex and fame. Between sexual and romantic dating-app adventures, Ulysses grows increasingly troubled as foreboding premonitory dreams make him wonder if some kind of dark and monstrous conspiracy is going on, or if he is just smoking too much weed.

The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1993)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA

The Adventures of Pete & Pete is an American children's television series produced by Wellsville Pictures and broadcast by Nickelodeon. The show featured humorous and surreal elements in its narrative, and many recurring themes centered on two brothers both named Pete Wrigley, and their various interactions with family, friends, and enemies.The show was created by Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi and began as minute-long shorts in 1989 that aired in between regular programs. Owing to the popularity of the shorts, five half-hour specials were made, followed by a regular half-hour series that ran for three seasons and continued in reruns until around 1999. The N aired reruns of the show between 2002–2003. The first two seasons were released on DVD in 2005; the third was planned for 2006 but was indefinitely postponed.Jason Ankeny of Allmusic called the series "the greatest children's show ever," while IGN called it "One of the most well-written kids shows ever."

Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell (2013)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantasy, comedy
CountryUSA

A live-action workplace comedy about Gary, an associate demon, as he attempts to capture souls on earth in order to climb the corporate ladder of the underworld. Gary hopes to advance in Hell, but he may be too stupid, lazy and kind-hearted to realize his dreams of promotion. Meanwhile, Gary's intern Claude is more talented, more devious and will do whatever it takes to impress Satan.

Scrubs (2001)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:22

In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, John "J.D" Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship and life.

Raising Hope (2010)
Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration00:22

James "Jimmy" Chance is a clueless 24-year-old who impregnates a serial killer during a one-night-stand. Earning custody of his daughter after the mother is sentenced to death, Jimmy relies on his oddball but well-intentioned family for support in raising the child.

Wayne (2019)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genreaction, comedy
CountryUSA

In this gritty and sometimes bloody tale, sixteen year-old Wayne sets out on a dirt bike with his new crush Del to take back the 1978 Pontiac Trans Am that was stolen from his father before he died. It is Wayne and Del against the world.

Orange Is the New Black (2013)
Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:51

A crime she committed in her youthful past sends Piper Chapman to a women's prison, where she trades her comfortable New York life for one of unexpected camaraderie and conflict in an eccentric group of fellow inmates.

Happyland (2014)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA

Having grown up in a world of manufactured happiness, Lucy, the cynical teenage daughter of a idealistic theme park princess mom, wants to get out and experience something real. When Ian, the new park owner's son, arrives and sweeps her off her feet, Lucy is left wondering if fairy tale endings do exist after all. But when a scandalous secret turns her life upside down, she learns Happyland is far from a walk in the park.

Pramface (2012)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy
CountryUnited Kingdom

Pramface is a BBC Three television comedy series starring Scarlett Alice Johnson, Sean Michael Verey, Ben Crompton, Bronagh Gallagher, Anna Chancellor and Angus Deayton. Written by Chris Reddy and produced by BBC/Little Comet, the six-part first series commenced transmission on 23 February 2012. The second series began on 8 January 2013, with the first episode 60 minutes long, as a special, and the remainder of the series consisted of the usual 30 minute episodes. The second series concluded on 19 February 2013. A third series was confirmed on 29 April 2013.

Six Feet Under (2001)
Markimdb: 8.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:55

A darkly comic look at members of a dysfunctional L.A. family that run a funeral business.  When death is your business, what is your life? For the Fisher family, the world outside of their family-owned funeral home continues to be at least as challenging as--and far less predictable than--the one inside.

Insatiable (2018)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, comedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

A bullied teenager turns to beauty pageants as a way to exact her revenge, with the help of a disgraced coach who soon realizes he's in over his head.




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