10 best shows like The Middle (2009)

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The Middle 2009
The daily mishaps of a married woman and her semi-dysfunctional family and their attempts to survive life in general in the city of Orson, Indiana.
List of the best shows and series like The Middle (2009): Grounded for Life, According to Jim, The Adventures of Pete & Pete, The Goldbergs, The Neighbors, Parenthood, Modern Family, Malcolm in the Middle, Wendell & Vinnie, 3rd Rock from the Sun.

Grounded for Life (2001)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA

Right out of high school, Sean Finnerty got his girlfriend Claudia pregnant. Now she’s his wife, and at just 32, he’s somehow found himself with 14-year-old daughter Lily, two little boys, and a constant struggle between his need to be responsible and his desperate desire to be irresponsible. His judgmental father Walt and devil-may-care brother Eddie are no help at all. When they all get together, stories always start to fly. Of course, Sean’s family will never let him finish a story; they interrupt, they debate, they derail, they defend themselves; just like any good family would.

According to Jim (2001)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration00:22

According to Jim is an American sitcom television series starring Jim Belushi in the title role as a suburban father of three children. It originally ran on ABC from October 1, 2001 to June 2, 2009.

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."

The Goldbergs (2013)
Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA

Before there were parenting blogs, trophies for showing up, and peanut allergies, there was a simpler time called the '80s. For geeky 11-year old Adam these were his wonder years and he faced them armed with a video camera to capture all the crazy. The Goldbergs are a loving family like any other, just with a lot more yelling.

The Neighbors (2012)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, comedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration00:22

When the Weavers move to a gated community in New Jersey, they discover that the entire neighborhood is comprised of aliens from the planet Zabvron. But as the Weavers and the aliens face the struggles of everyday life together, they discover that some things -- the ups and downs of marriage, the desire to be a good parent and raise a happy family -- are universal. Intergalactic, even.

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.

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.

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.

Wendell & Vinnie (2013)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration00:22

The series follows Vinnie Bassett, proprietor of a pop culture memorabilia store who only takes breaks to read comic books and play video games. His bachelor life comes to a halt when he assumes guardianship of his incredibly intelligent and mature nephew, Wendell. They soon find that 12-year-old Wendell may be just the parent Vinnie needs.

3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, comedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration00:22

3rd Rock from the Sun is an American sitcom that aired from 1996 to 2001 on NBC. The show is about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth, which they consider to be a very insignificant planet. The extraterrestrials pose as a human family in order to observe the behavior of human beings.

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Fresh Off the Boat (2015)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA

A '90s-set single-camera comedy about a hip-hop-loving Asian kid growing up in suburban Orlando, being raised by an immigrant father obsessed with all things American and an immigrant mother often bewildered by white culture.

Why Women Kill (2019)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:46

Three women living in three different decades: a housewife in the '60s, a socialite in the '80s and a lawyer in 2018, deal with infidelity in their marriages.

Breeders (2020)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

Breeders exposes the parental-paradox that it is possible, in the very same moment, to love your child to the horizon of the universe, while being apoplectically angry enough to want to send them there.

KEVIN CAN F**K HIMSELF (2021)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA

Explore the secret life of a woman we all grew up watching: the sitcom wife. The series looks to break television convention and ask what the world looks like through her eyes. Alternating between single-camera realism and multi-camera zaniness, the formats will inform one another as we imagine what happens when the sitcom wife escapes her confines, and takes the lead in her own life.

Bunheads (2012)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration00:22

Michelle, a Las Vegas showgirl, impulsively marries a man, moves to his sleepy coastal town, and takes an uneasy role at her new mother-in-law's dance school.

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn (2014)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA

The story of a 10-year-old girl Dawn Haley whose sibling rivalry with her three brothers is heightened by the fact that they are quadruplets.

Perpetual Grace LTD (2019)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:53

James, a disgraced firefighter turned grifter, seizes a chance, illicit opportunity to reverse his life’s worsening course as he attempts to prey upon Pastor Byron Brown, who turns out to be far more dangerous than he appears.

black-ish (2014)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA

A family man struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood.

Fam (2019)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA

Fed up with her father, a woman moves in with her older half-sister, and her fiancé.

Good Witch (2015)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama
CountryCanada, USA

Cassie Nightingale, Middleton’s favorite enchantress, and her young-teenage daughter Grace, who shares that same special intuition as her mom, welcome Dr. Sam Radford and his son to town. When the New York transplants move in next to the Grey House, they are immediately spellbound by the mother-daughter duo next door, but Sam and Cassie quickly find they may not see eye to eye. With her signature charm, Cassie attempts to bring everyone together, ensuring all of Middleton is in for new changes, big surprises and, of course, a little bit of magic!"Good Witch” is based on Bell’s beloved character Cassie, the raven-haired enchantress who kept audiences spellbound for seven installments of Hallmark Channel's longest-running and highest-rated original movie franchise of all time.

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.

Freaks and Geeks (1999)
Markimdb: 8.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration13:12

High school mathlete Lindsay Weir rebels and begins hanging out with a crowd of burnouts (the "freaks"), while her brother Sam Weir navigates a different part of the social universe with his nerdy friends (the "geeks").

See Dad Run (2012)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA

The story of David Hobbs, who has spent the last decade playing the perfect father on one of TV’s biggest sitcoms. But when the series ends and his wife resumes her own television career, he finds himself cast in his most challenging role to date: handling the day-to-day needs of three kids who've grown accustomed to not having him around. David soon learns that playing a dad on TV is child’s play compared to the real thing.

Superman & Lois (2021)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantastic, action, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA

After years of facing megalomaniacal supervillains, monsters wreaking havoc on Metropolis, and alien invaders intent on wiping out the human race, The Man of Steel aka Clark Kent and Lois Lane come face to face with one of their greatest challenges ever: dealing with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents in today's society.

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.

Road to Avonlea (1990)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, family, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration00:43

Road to Avonlea is a television series which was first broadcast in Canada and the United States between 1990 and 1996. It was created by Kevin Sullivan and produced by Sullivan Films in association with CBC and the Disney Channel, with additional funding from Telefilm Canada.It was adapted from the following books by L.M. Montgomery: The Story Girl, The Golden Road, Chronicles of Avonlea and Further Chronicles of Avonlea.Some episodes of the show were turned into the independent books by different authors. There have been around 30 titles released.In the United States, its title was shortened to simply Avonlea, and a number of episodes were re-titled and re-ordered. When the series was released on VHS and DVD in the United States, the title changed from Road to Avonlea to Tales from Avonlea.The series is set in the fictional small town of Avonlea, Prince Edward Island, in the early 20th century. There, 10-year-old Montreal heiress Sara Stanley is sent by her wealthy father to live with her two maiden aunts, Hetty and Olivia King, to be near her late mother's side of the family. The show's focus shifted over the years from Sara's interactions with her new-found relatives, to stories about the King family. Later seasons of the show focused more on residents of Avonlea who were connected to the King family. Sarah Polley left the show in 1994, returning for one guest appearance in the 6th season and one in 7th season.

Trying (2020)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom

All Nikki and Jason want is a baby—the one thing they can’t have. So they decide to adopt. With their dysfunctional friends, screwball families, and chaotic lives, will the adoption panel agree that they’re ready to be parents?

The League (2009)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, sport
CountryUSA
Duration00:22

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

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.

Family Tree (2013)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration00:30

Having recently lost his job and his girlfriend, 30-year-old Tom Chadwick has a rather unsure sense of his own identity. But when he inherits a mysterious box of belongings from a great aunt he never met, Tom starts investigating his lineage and uncovers a whole world of unusual stories and characters, acquiring a growing sense of who he and his real family are.




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