10 best shows like Friends (1994)

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Friends 1994
The misadventures of a group of friends as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in Manhattan.

List of the best shows and series like Friends (1994): I Hate My Teenage Daughter, Firefly Lane, Desperate Housewives, I'm Dying Up Here, Scrubs, Scream Queens, Happy Endings, A Million Little Things, Togetherness, Married.

I Hate My Teenage Daughter (2011)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA

I Hate My Teenage Daughter is an American sitcom that ran on Fox from November 30, 2011 to March 20, 2012. It aired at the 9:30 pm /8:30 pm timeslot after The X Factor. The series stars Jaime Pressly and Katie Finneran. On May 10, 2012, Fox canceled the series. The six remaining episodes subsequently aired in Australia and New Zealand.

Firefly Lane (2021)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA

For decades, childhood best friends Kate and Tully have weathered life's storms together -- until a betrayal threatens to break them apart for good.

Desperate Housewives (2004)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama-mystery series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. It aired Sundays at 9 P.M. Eastern/8 P.M. Central, on ABC from October 3, 2004, until May 13, 2012. Executive producer Cherry served as showrunner. Other executive producers since the fourth season included Bob Daily, George W. Perkins, John Pardee, Joey Murphy, David Grossman, and Larry Shaw. The main setting of the show was Wisteria Lane, a street in the fictional American town of 'Fairview' in the fictional 'Eagle State'. The show followed the lives of a group of women as seen through the eyes of a dead neighbor who committed suicide in the very first episode. The storyline covers thirteen years of the women's lives over eight seasons, set between the years 2004–2008, and later 2013–2017. They worked through domestic struggles and family life, while facing the secrets, crimes and mysteries hidden behind the doors of their — at the surface — beautiful and seemingly perfect suburban neighborhood. The show featured an ensemble cast, headed by Teri Hatcher as Susan Mayer, Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo, Marcia Cross as Bree Van de Kamp, and Eva Longoria as Gabrielle Solis. Brenda Strong narrated the show as the deceased Mary Alice Young, appearing sporadically in flashbacks or dream sequences.

I'm Dying Up Here (2017)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:15

Set in LA’s celebrated, infamous stand-up comedy scene of the 1970s, this series delves into the inspired and damaged psyches that inhabit the hilarious, but complex business of making an audience laugh.

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.

Scream Queens (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrehorror, comedy, detective
CountryUSA
Duration03:04

The super-charged comedy-horror series is a modern take on the classic whodunit with a killer cast. 

Happy Endings (2011)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration00:22

Happy Endings is an American television sitcom that ran on ABC from April 13, 2011 to May 3, 2013. The show follows the dysfunctional adventures of six best friends living in Chicago.

A Million Little Things (2018)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration03:38

A group of friends from Boston who feel stuck in life experience an unexpected wake-up call after one of their friend dies unexpectedly.

Togetherness (2015)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA

Four adults nearing 40, living under the same roof, struggle to keep their relationships and their individual dreams alive.

Married (2014)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA

Married is a half hour comedy about being miserably in love. Russ and Lina Bowman can barely remember what life was like before kids, debt, and suburbia rained on their romance -- but every once in a while, in between the arguments about their declining sex life and who's driving carpool, they are reminded what drew them together in the first place -- they're best friends. The show also features Russ and Lina's friend AJ, who is recently divorced and pretending he's over his wife, and their other friend Jess, who is married to a much older man who can't keep up with her.

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Ginny & Georgia (2021)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA

Angsty and awkward fifteen year old Ginny Miller often feels more mature than her thirty year old mother, the irresistible and dynamic Georgia Miller. After years on the run, Georgia desperately wants to put down roots in picturesque New England and give her family something they've never had... a normal life. But it's not all carpool and Kombucha as Georgia's past threatens her and her family's new way of life... and Georgia will do anything to protect her family.

Emily in Paris (2020)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA

When ambitious Chicago marketing exec Emily unexpectedly lands her dream job in Paris, she embraces a new life as she juggles work, friends and romance.

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.

My Boys (2006)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration00:22

My Boys follows PJ, a twenty-something professional sportswriter who is looking for love within her world which is dominated by her group of male friends. Her tomboyish, no-nonsense approach to relationships tends to freak out potential suitors which leads her only female friend to advise her to dress and act more feminine.

The Kominsky Method (2018)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:29

An aging actor, who long ago enjoyed a brush with fame, makes his living as an acting coach.

Playing House (2014)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA

A single-camera buddy comedy about what happens when two best friends come back together, just when they need each other most. Inspired by the ultra-close friendship between the series' creators and stars, "Playing House" centers on mother to-be Maggie who asks her single and career-driven best friend Emma to return home from her job overseas to attend her baby shower, having no idea what’s truly in store.

A to Z (2014)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration00:24

The story follows the lives of Andrew, an employee at an internet dating site who dreams of meeting the girl of his dreams, and Zelda, a no-nonsense lawyer who was raised by a hippie mother and carries a rebellious streak. By an accidental chance of fate, Zelda meets Andrew to resolve a mismatch dating dispute and these two single people suddenly find themselves falling for each other.

Kevin from Work (2015)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration00:49

A workplace comedy centered on Kevin, a young man who declares his unrequited love for his coworker Audrey in a letter, believing he’ll never see her again after he accepts a job overseas. But when the opportunity falls through and Kevin is forced to return to his old job, how will he and Audrey continue to work together now that his feelings are no longer secret?

Friends with Better Lives (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration00:22

A comedy about six friends at different stages in their lives – married, divorced, newly engaged and single – who are outwardly happy, but secretly questioning if their friends have it better. Andi and Bobby are happily married with two kids but at times long for the days they had less responsibility and more fun; Will is newly single and preaching the bachelor lifestyle, but still pining for his ex-wife; Jules and Lowell are high on their passionate new relationship; and Kate has a successful career but may take a swan dive into the L.A. River when she finds out her last remaining single friend, Jules, just got engaged. When it comes to relationships, these six friends are finding it a challenge to look at each other without wondering… who really has the better life?

Kickin' It (2011)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, comedy, family
CountryUSA

Kickin' It is an American martial arts inspired comedy television series, which debuted on June 13, 2011 on Disney XD. Created and executive produced by Jim O'Doherty, the series is rated TV-Y7 and follows the karate instructor at an under-performing martial arts academy, played by Jason Earles, and his five misfit students, played by Leo Howard, Dylan Riley Snyder, Mateo Arias, Olivia Holt and Alex Christian Jones.On September 20, 2011, Disney XD announced the series had been renewed for a second season. The show's second season premiered on April 2, 2012. Disney XD announced on November 5, 2012 that the series had been renewed for a third season and would go into production in January 2013. The third season premiered on April 1, 2013. Alex Christian Jones is not a main cast member for the third season. In August 2013, Disney XD ordered a fourth season of the series, which is scheduled to air in 2014. Olivia Holt is leaving the fourth season cast to star in the Disney Channel series I Didn't Do It.

Marry Me (2014)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA

Six years ago, Annie and Jake bonded over their mutual love of nachos and they've been inseparable ever since. Now, after returning from a romantic two-week island vacation, Jake’s all set to pop the question. Before he can ask, though, Annie lets loose on Jake for his inability to commit. She was expecting him to “put a ring on it” in paradise and now Jake’s perfect proposal is ruined. Not wanting to spend the next 60 years talking about that mess of a proposal, Jake and Annie decide to hold off on the engagement until they can do it right. Yet if history tells us anything, it’s when we really want things to go right that they all tend to go wrong. The only thing we know for sure is these two are destined to be together whether they can get it together or not.

Sam & Cat (2013)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA

Sam & Cat is an American teen sitcom that premiered June 8, 2013, on Nickelodeon. It is a crossover spin-off/sequel of both iCarly and Victorious. It stars Jennette McCurdy as Sam Puckett and Ariana Grande as Cat Valentine. The girls meet by chance during a bizarre adventure and become roommates, then start a babysitting business to earn extra money.

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.

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.

2 Broke Girls (2011)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration00:22

Comedy about the unlikely friendship that develops between two very different young women who meet waitressing at a diner in trendy Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and form a bond over one day owning their own successful cupcake business. Only one thing stands in their way – they’re broke.

Just Add Magic (2015)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, family
CountryUSA

Kelly Quinn and her two BFF's, Darbie and Hannah, stumble upon her grandmother's mysterious cookbook in the attic and discover some far from ordinary recipes. When the Shut'em Up Shortcake silences Kelly's pesky little brother and the Healing Hazelnut Tart heals Darbie's ankle, the girls discover they have the power of magic. A single-camera live-action pilot based on the popular book.

Will & Grace (1998)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration00:22

Will Truman and Grace Adler are best friends living in New York, and when Grace's engagement falls apart, she moves in with Will. Together, along with their friends, they go through the trials of dating, sex, relationships and their careers, butting heads at times but ultimately supporting one another while exchanging plenty of witty banter along the way.

Alone Together (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA

Esther and Benji are platonic best friends who want nothing more than to be accepted by the vain and status-obsessed culture of Los Angeles. Despite their sometimes contentious relationship, when push comes to shove, they’ve got each other’s back … And they have nobody else to hang out with.

Billy & Billie (2015)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:30

Billy & Billie centers on two young adults as they fall in love. They face the usual barrage of attention from their friends and family, and the normal anxieties that come at the start of a new relationship-all further complicated by the fact that they're stepbrother and sister.

Victorious (2010)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family, music
CountryUSA
Duration00:22

Aspiring singer Tori Vega navigates life while attending a performing arts high school called Hollywood Arts.




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