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20 best shows like How I Met Your Mother (2005)

List of the best shows and series like How I Met Your Mother (2005): Cougar Town, Cheers, Desperate Housewives, Dr. Ken, grown-ish, Dash & Lily, Married, Love Life, Easy, I Am Not Okay with This.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration00:22
CharactersFriends, Neighbors
PlotDivorce
StyleFor girls, Easy, Fascinating

Jules Cobb is a mom in her forties facing the often humorous challenges, pitfalls and rewards of life's next chapter. Along for the journey is her son, her ex-husband, her husband/neighbor and her friends who together make up her dysfunctional, but supportive and caring extended family... even if they have a funny way of showing it sometimes.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTrainers, Friends, Psychiatrists, Accountant
PlotBaseball

The story about a blue-collar Boston bar run by former sports star Sam Malone and the quirky and wonderful people who worked and drank there.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersFriends, Friends, Housewives, Gardeners
PlotLove, Life, Investigation, Relationship, Mystery
StylePopular

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.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Friends
PlaceHospitals
StyleFascinating, Touching

Dr. Ken is a brilliant physician with no bedside manner. He is always trying to be a good doctor, as well as a good husband and dad to his two kids. However, these good intentions have a way of driving everyone crazy at both work and at home. Luckily, his therapist wife Allison is just the right partner to keep things sane.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersTeenagers, Students
PlotTravel, Parties, Growing up
PlaceCollege
StyleEasy, Lovely

Zoey Johnson heads to college and begins her hilarious journey to adulthood but quickly discovers that not everything goes her way once she leaves the nest.

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Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
PlotFate
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, Easy, For children, Lovely, Touching

A whirlwind holiday romance builds as cynical Dash and optimistic Lily trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersFriends
PlotFamily life
PlaceUSA
StyleEasy, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
PlotLove, Dates
StyleRomantic, Easy, Women in the lead roles

A romantic comedy anthology series which follows a different protagonist each season on the journey from first love to last love, with each half-hour episode chronicling one of their relationships.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersFriends
PlotRelationship, Love triangle, Parties
StyleEasy, Makes me think

This eclectic, star-studded anthology follows diverse Chicagoans fumbling through the modern maze of love, sex, technology and culture. First dates, friends with benefits, couples with kids. Whatever your relationship status is, it's always complicated.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Lesbians, Difficult teenagers, Pupils, Friends
PlotSuperpowers, Love, Supernatural, Relationship, Telekinesis
PlaceSchool, Small towns
StyleRomantic, Easy, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

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

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:13
CharactersFriends
PlotRelationship, Sects
StyleFascinating, Philosophical

Dud is a deadbeat but charming ex-surfer who joins a fraternal order hoping to reclaim the simple, happy lifestyle he lost when his father died. Through the Lodge and his newfound connection with the other members, Dud will come to find the missing sense of purpose in his life and confront his deepest fears and greatest hopes.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, music
CountryUSA
PlotLife
StyleRomantic, Easy, Atmospheric, Women in the lead roles

Rob Brooks, a female record store owner in the rapidly gentrified neighborhood of Crown Heights, Brooklyn revisit past relationships through music and pop culture, while trying to get over her one true love.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, sport
CountryUSA
Duration00:22
CharactersFriends, Parents
PlotSoccer, Family life
StyleEasy

The League is an American sitcom and semi-improvised comedy about a about a fantasy football league and its members and their everyday lives.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
CharactersFriends
PlaceUSA
StyleEasy

Difficult People hails from the comedic minds of Julie Klausner (Ugly Americans) and Billy Eichner (Emmy-nominated Billy on the Streets), who star as themselves. As best friends living in New York City, their typical, irreverent behavior lands them in some very awkward situations.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
CharactersDoctors, Nurses, Friends
PlotMedicine
PlaceHospitals, USA
StyleEasy, Fancy, Fascinating

Set in a geriatric extended care wing of a down-at-the-heels hospital, Getting On follows put-upon nurses, anxious doctors and administrators as they struggle with the darkly comic, brutally honest and quietly compassionate realities of caring for the elderly.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:28
CharactersBlind, Writers, Actors
PlaceUSA

A British husband-and-wife comedy writing team travel to Hollywood to remake their successful British TV series, with disastrous results.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration00:22
CharactersFamily, Childrens, Friends
StyleEasy, Touching

Baby Daddy follows Ben, a young man in his early 20s living the life of a bachelor in New York City with his buddy, Tucker, and his brother, Danny. Their lives are turned upside down when they come home one day to find a baby girl left on the doorstep by an ex-girlfriend of Ben's. After much deliberation, Ben decides to raise the baby with the help of his friends and his protective and sometimes over-bearing mother, Bonnie, and his close female friend, Riley.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
CharactersFriends
PlotLove
PlaceUSA
StyleRomantic, Easy, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration00:22
CharactersFriends, Friends
PlotLove, Jealousy
PlaceUSA
StyleSpectacular, Easy, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
CharactersFriends, Writers, Single mothers
PlotLove with age difference
PlaceUSA
StyleFor girls, Easy, By books, Fascinating

Liza Miller, a suddenly single stay-at-home mother, tries to get back into the working world, only to find it’s nearly impossible to start at the bottom at 40-year old. When a chance encounter convinces her she looks younger than she is, Liza tries to pass herself off as 26 and lands a job as an assistant at Empirical Press. Now she just has to make sure no one finds out the secret only she and her best friend Maggie share.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, comedy, detective
CountryUSA
PlotVirtual Reality, Love triangle, Life after death, Money, Technology
TimeFuture
StyleEasy

In 2033, people who are near death can be “uploaded” into virtual reality hotels run by 6 tech firms. Cash-strapped Nora lives in Brooklyn and works customer service for the luxurious “Lakeview” digital afterlife. When L.A. party-boy/coder Nathan’s self-driving car crashes, his high-maintenance girlfriend uploads him permanently into Nora’s VR world.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:20
CharactersTeenagers, Students, Friends
PlotJealousy
PlaceSchool
StyleEasy

An irreverent look at the conflict, chaos and humor that defines teenage life through the eyes of 15-year-old Jenna Hamilton whose life begins to change when a simple accident becomes an epic misunderstanding and is blown way out of proportion. Narration in the first-person voice of Jenna's blog posts captures the humor within the struggles and experiences everyone can relate to from their formative years.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersFriends
PlotSocial networks, Parties
StyleFor girls, Easy, To cry

A glimpse into the outrageous lives of Jane, Kat and Sutton, who are working at the nation's top women's magazine, Scarlet, while navigating their careers, identities and individual voices.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:15
CharactersFriends
PlotLove, Relationship
PlaceUSA

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.

Markimdb: 5
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Friends
PlaceUSA
StyleEasy, Fascinating

A time in Mark Feuerstein's adult life when he lived in apartment 9K in the building he grew up in, sandwiched between his parents' apartment, 9J; and his brother, sister-in-law and their baby's apartment, 9L and his attempts to set boundaries with his intrusive but well-meaning family.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration16:06
CharactersFriends, Sisters, Losers
PlotAdventures
StyleEasy, Touching

The charming and still-single Joey, who has struck out on his own and moved to Hollywood, hoping to truly make it as an actor. After reuniting with his high-strung sister Gina, Joey moves in with Michael, his 20-year-old genius nephew, who unbelievably is literally a rocket scientist. However, what Joey lacks in book smarts he makes up for with people smarts – making him the best new friend his nephew could ask for.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Students, Trainers, Friends, Losers
PlotBasketball, Parties, Jealousy

The Hard Times of RJ Berger was an American television comedy series created by David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith for MTV. The show's central character is RJ Berger an unpopular sophomore at the fictional Pinkerton High School in Ohio who has an exceptionally large penis. Berger's two best friends are Miles Jenner, whose ambitions for popularity cause him to clash with Berger, and goth girl Lily Miran, who has been lusting after Berger for several years. Berger's love interest is Jenny Swanson, a cheerleader who is involved with Max Owens, a popular jock and bully. The show is presented as a coming of age story and has been described by Katzenberg and Grahame-Smith as a blend of the television series The Wonder Years and the film Superbad.The pilot episode premiered on June 6, 2010, and the first season of 12 episodes concluded August 23, 2010. MTV renewed The Hard Times of RJ Berger for a second season, which premiered on March 24, 2011, and concluded on May 30, 2011, but canceled the show that August.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:44
CharactersJudges, Lawyers, Friends, Partners
PlotAdventures
PlaceCourt, USA
StyleSpectacular, Easy, Fascinating, Touching

When they're not hanging out at their favorite hot dog stand pontificating on what they'd go through to enjoy a night with their favorite female celebrities, Jared Franklin and Peter Bash are chasing down their latest clients...sometimes literally. With business cards in hand, they're ready to nab a client within seconds after a car accident, arrest for solicitation or any other incident where their legal services may be needed. Once in the courtroom, they show their flair for the dramatic and the shocking.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersFriends
PlotLove, Relationship, Parties

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.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:30
CharactersTeenagers
PlotLove, Adventures
PlaceUSA
StyleEasy, Fascinating, Based on real events

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.





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