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10 More Hilarious Comedies To Check out

Schitt’s Creek is a well written and hilarious comedy, one that makes the most of every joke and mixes that in with a strong family connection. If you’ve finished watching this one and are looking for alternatives – fret not! We’ve combed through the archives and saved you the hassle with our top 10 picks for alternate viewing.

To keep things simple for skim-readers we’ve added what similarities these have.

Of course for all the shows we’ve reviewed, we’ve also added a handy link so you can check out our full thoughts on that series and see if it’s something you want to invest your time with.

So without further ado, we present 10 TV shows that should whet the appetite when you’ve finished streaming Schitt’s Creek!

American Auto

Similarities – Out Of Touch Characters 

American Auto is a sitcom that premiered in 2021, and is set at the fictional Payne Motors. This Detroit-based automaker struggles to reinvent itself and the show follows the company’s new CEO and her diverse team as they try to bring the company back to profitability. Along the way, they deal with various personal and professional challenges.

Both shows use humor to explore personal growth and the importance of resilience in the face of adversity. The comedic style, not to mention the clueless bosses, is partly why this show works so effectively.

Please Like Me

Similarities – Comedy, Drama

Please Like Me is an Australian dramedy series that follows the life of Josh, a twenty-something navigating love, friendship, and family while coming to terms with his sexuality. The series prides itself in its authentic portrayal of relationships, mental health issues, and the challenges of young adulthood.

Please Like Me and Schitt’s Creek center on characters who are on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth. This exploration of human relationships and the importance of a strong support system, is partly what makes this one so enjoyable.

Raising Hope

Similarities – Heartwarming drama, comedy

Raising Hope is a sitcom that aired from 2010 to 2014. The show follows the life of Jimmy Chance, a young man who unexpectedly becomes a father after a one-night stand. He decides to raise the baby, Hope, with the help of his eccentric family, including his parents, Virginia and Burt, and his great-grandmother, Maw Maw.

This focus on the importance of family and the challenges of unconventional living situations, makes it ripe for any fan who enjoyed Schitt’s Creek. The two shows share a quirky sense of humor and a strong ensemble cast that makes this a sure-fire winner.

Ted Lasso

Similarities – Comedy style

Ted Lasso is a comedy-drama series on AppleTV, following an American football coach, Ted Lasso, who’s hired to manage British team, AFC Richmond.

Despite having no prior experience with football (soccer), Lasso brings his upbeat and optimistic personality to the team, hoping to turn their fortunes around and lead them to success.

Like Schitt’s Creek, Ted Lasso has a mix of comedy and drama, with a focus on character development and relationships.


Similarities – Comedy

Superstore is a workplace comedy that follows the lives of the employees at a fictional big-box store called Cloud 9. The show explores the various relationships and challenges that crop up between the different employees, with a distinct focus on workplace humour.

The various personalities and quirks that the characters adopt makes for a very enjoyable watch, while the similar tone and style should satiate fans of Schitt’s Creek.

The Good Place

Similarities – Characters

The Good Place is a hilarious comedy that follows Eleanor Shellstrop, a woman who unwittingly finds herself in the afterlife; specifically, a heaven-like utopia called The Good Place. Eleanor’s not a particularly good person though, and she soon realizes that she has been mistaken for someone else. In her mission, she sets out to become a better person in order to stay in The Good Place.

The Good Place shares a similar comedic tone with Brooklyn Nine-Nine whilst helming a similarly diverse and memorable cast, who all have unique personalities and quirks.

The Detectorists

Similarities – Comedy

The Detectorists is a British comedy-drama that follows the lives of two friends, Andy and Lance. The duo are metal detector enthusiasts, and the story takes place in the fictional town of Danebury. Whilst there, the characters head off in search if buried treasure while dealing with their personal lives and relationships.

The excellent use of comedy, not to mention the simplicity of the premise, is one of the key reasons why this show works as well as it does. This is another easy recommendation.

Bob’s Burgers

Similarities – Family-based humour

Bob’s Burgers is an animated sitcom that premiered in 2011 and has been a strong comedic winner through almost all of its seasons since airing on TV. The show follows the lives of the Belcher family – Bob, Linda, Tina, Gene, and Louise – who run a struggling burger restaurant. The series focuses on their quirky family dynamics and the various challenges they face in their personal and professional lives.

Both this and Schitt’s Creek center around a family navigating through life’s challenges together. The use of humor interwoven with heartwarming moments showcases the importance of family bonds and support.

Kim’s Convenience

Similarities – Family-based humour

Kim’s Convenience is a Canadian sitcom that revolves around the Kim family, who run a convenience store in Toronto. The show explores the generational and cultural differences between the immigrant parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kim, and their Canadian-born children, Janet and Jung.

This focus on character-driven comedy, not to mention the family dynamics, makes it a great watch throughout, with great humour and some memorable bouts of drama. The two shows celebrate the quirks and eccentricities of their characters while exploring themes of love, identity, and culture.

Derry Girls

Similarities – Character-driven comedy

Derry Girls is a British sitcom set in the 1990’s, following the lives of four teenage girls – Erin, Orla, Clare, and Michelle – and Michelle’s English cousin, James, as they navigate adolescence in Derry, Northern Ireland, during the Troubles. The series boasts sharp, witty dialogue and unique perspective on growing up amidst political conflict.

Both Derry Girls and Schitt’s Creek are character-driven comedies and while the settings and time periods differ, the use humor to explore the complexities of life is partly what makes them both so effective.

So there we have it, our 10 TV show alternatives to watch when you’re finished watching Schitt’s Creek.

What do you think of our picks? Do you agree? Are there any notable omissions? Let us know in the comments below!

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