Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy, Annie Murphy and Daniel Levy star in "Schitt's Creek."
30 Comfort Shows To Watch On A Weekend At Home

Give me all the Schitt’s Creek vibes

by Rachel Varina and Ani Bundel
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Pop TV

The funny thing about Schitt’s Creek is... pretty much everything. From the town’s name to the characters’ quick-witted dialogue, the CBC sitcom warmed viewers’ hearts while simultaneously making them double in laughter. While no other show can quite compete with the series, there’s a good chance you’ll find similar vibes in other shows like Schitt’s Creek that are out there, just waiting to be loved.

When its first episode premiered in early 2015, Schitt’s Creek mostly flew under the radar. However, over the years, as diehard fans spread the word about the joys of the show, it gained more and more of a following. The Schitt’s Creek craze picked up in 2017 when Netflix picked up the streaming rights to the series. Then, after the show swept the 2020 Emmys Comedy categories, it was all anyone could talk about. To this day, the Schitt’s Creek craze lives on — even though its final season has come and gone.

While you can rewatch the six-season hit as many times as you want on Netflix, if you’re looking to change things up, you’ll find that other shows provide some of the same feel-good charms in different ways. Whether you loved the quirky characters, the small-town vibe, the emotional storylines, or the LGBTQ+ representation, there’s something for you in the list below. Although these shows might not make you hum “A Little Bit Alexis” the rest of the day, they’re worth a watch between rounds of revisiting Schitt’s Creek.

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Kim’s Convenience

Kim’s Convenience, another Canadian sitcom, follows a similar formula as Schitt’s Creek: A close-knit family in a low-income neighborhood grapples with the highs and lows of life together. While there are some differences (the Korean family owns a convenience store instead of a motel), the series’ heart will feel familiar.

All episodes of Kim’s Convenience are streaming on Netflix.


Ted Lasso

While the premise of Ted Lasso is based on a set of NBC commercials from 2013 — the show’s titular main character (played by Jason Sudeikis) is impossible not to love. You’ll get all of those underdog, small-town vibes you loved in Schitt’s Creek with a touch of Mr. Rogers-style kindness and mysticism.

Ted Lasso Seasons 1 and 2 are streaming on Apple TV+. Season 3 is expected by the end of 2022.



Though it may not seem like the most obvious choice, this is the story of an aging comedian – not that unlike Moira Rose – who aims to rebuild her career. Though her hat and wig collection may not be entirely on par with Madame Rose’s, the family relationship between Jean Smart’s Deborah and Hannah Einbinder’s Ava is uplifting as any found in Schitt’s Creek.

Hacks Seasons 1 and 2 are streaming on HBO Max.


All Creatures Great And Small

What’s lovely about the stories in Schitt’s Creek is how small they are and how much every one of those stories matters, no matter how unimportant. All Creatures Great and Small has that same smallness. Half the time, the story is about how vets save cows (or sheep or pigs), but every one of those stories matters in the grand scheme and brings the families closer together.

All Creatures Great and Small Seasons 1 and 2 are streaming on PBS Passport. Season 3 is expected in January 2023.


Ms. Marvel

Most Marvel series aren’t exactly feel-good stories, but the teenage superhero limited series Ms. Marvel is the exception that proves the rule. A series about Marvel’s first Pakistani-American superhero from New Jersey, this family-oriented coming-of-age show will make everyone in the family smile.

All episodes of Ms. Marvel are streaming on Disney+.



While middle school might not have seemed funny while you were in it, watching it back is hilarious. Comedic geniuses Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle playing teenage versions of themself while surrounded by actual teenagers in Pen15 is exactly what your Schitt's Creek-missing heart truly needs.

All episodes of Pen15 are streaming on Hulu.


Workin’ Moms

Another Canadian sitcom like Schitt’s Creek, Workin’ Moms is a quick-witted comedy about four — you guessed it — working moms who form a bond in a support group and go through the ups and downs of parenthood together. If you loved Schitt’s Creek’s mix of honesty and quit-witted dialogue (plus LGBTQ+ representation and lots of sex), you will love the cast of this hilarious series.

All episodes of Workin’ Moms are streaming on Netflix.


The Office

Whether you watch the original or the U.S. remake, The Office is one of those shows that are impossible not to love. While the U.S. version spans much longer (nine seasons in total versus the U.K. original’s three seasons), both offer humor, humility, and fantastic writing that will constantly remind you of Schitt’s Creek and leave you clutching your stomach in laughter.

All episodes of The Office are streaming on Peacock.



If you haven’t yet seen Friends, this is your official order from the universe to do so. The beloved series spans 10 seasons and follows a core group of six pals (played by Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, and David Schwimmer) as they tackle adulthood together in the big city. It’s a classic at this point, and you’ll be surprised how many quotes and iconic moments come from the ‘90s sitcom.

All episodes of Friends are streaming on HBO Max.



Quite possibly one of the silliest shows on streaming, Schmigadoon!, as evidenced by its exclamation point, is a musical TV series. Though the premise of a couple who get trapped in a musical until they find true love doesn’t always work, the songs are ridiculous and catchy enough that Moira and David would love them.

All episodes of Schmigadoon! are streaming on Apple TV+.


The Durrells in Corfu

A family that’s fallen on hard times needs to relocate from their wealthy lifestyle to an inexpensive place, and then start a bed and breakfast? The Durrells (which stars a young Josh O’Connor and Thomas Brodie-Sangster) is the British answer to Schitt’s Creek. Bonus: They’re in Corfu, which is way prettier than any part of Canada.

All episodes of The Durrells in Corfu are streaming on PBS Passport.



A romance after David Rose’s own heart, Heartstopper is one of the sweetest teen LGBTQ+ romances on streaming. But it’s not just the “heart-eyes-emoji-in-televisual-format” that makes this series a perfect companion to Schitt’s Creek, but the feeling when you walk away that the kids are going to be alright.

Heartstopper Season 1 is streaming on Netflix. Seasons 2 and 3 are in the works.


Bob’s Burgers

The Simpsons may be the first family of animation, but the Belchers are animation’s most functional one. The restaurant-owning family isn’t wealthy, ad they don’t have it easy, but they have heart, determination, and most of all, each other. Also, Linda would love Moira’s wig collection.

All 12 seasons and the Bob’s Burgers movie are streaming on Hulu.


Parks & Recreation

If you're a fan of oddball characters, the locals of Pawnee, Indiana, will surely fulfill your thirst for funny situations and heartwarming lessons. While there's a good chance you've already seen Parks and Recreation, if you somehow haven't, this is your official order to watch the political satire while chowing down on breakfast food ASAP.

All episodes of Parks and Recreation are streaming on Peacock.


One Day At A Time

Another Pop TV gem, One Day at a Time, is a comedy-drama inspired by the original 1975 series of the same name. The premise follows a newly single Army veteran (Justina Machado) as she raises her family through the good and the bad. Look no further if you're in the mood to laugh, cry, and gasp at your TV just like you would with Schitt's Creek.

One Day at a Time is streaming on Netflix.



While you might not think watching politics unfold in a fictional capacity would be funny, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as U.S. VP Selina Meyer in Veep might be exactly what you need when real politics get too frustrating. Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, and Timothy Simons round out the main cast of charming-yet-strange characters.

All episodes of Veep are streaming on HBO Max.


The Good Place

Imagine you make it to the Good Place after you die, only to realize you were put there by mistake. When Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) finds herself in this predicament, she has to figure out how to navigate her unearned afterlife. The dry jokes, strong sense of community, and thought-provoking storylines are to die and go to heaven for in The Good Place.

All episodes of The Good Place are streaming on Apple TV+.


Call The Midwife

Schitt’s Creek is a formulaic series leaning on the family sitcom model, only to bring its own spin to the genre. Call The Midwife is much the same, taking the well-worn hospital drama, adding a layer of a progressive story about poverty and women’s rights, and a period piece topping. Come for the 1960s fashion; stay because you can’t stop weeping.

All episodes of Call the Midwife Seasons 1 through 11 are streaming on Netflix. The show has been renewed through Season 13.



When Dre Johnson (Anthony Anderson) begins to question the cultural assimilation of his family, he decides to make some changes. The humorous journey the Johnsons go on in Black-ish is both side-splittingly funny and culturally and emotionally significant.

All episodes of Black-ish are streaming on Hulu.


30 Rock

Tina Fey’s satirical series, 30 Rock, is known for its celeb-studded cast. (Tracy Morgan, Alec Baldwin, and Jane Krakowski all appear in the series, just to give you an idea.) The snappy dialogue, lovable oddballs, and sense of community will make Schitt’s Creek fans feel right at home.

All episodes of 30 Rock are streaming on Peacock.



One of those shows you've either watched and loved or just heard about for years, Weeds follows widow Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker) as she starts growing and selling marijuana to make ends meet after her husband's death. The series has the humor, small-town drama, and fun cast of characters Schitt's Creek fans will love, mixed with the criminal elements seen on Breaking Bad.

All episodes of Weeds are streaming on HBO Max.



At first, Superstore looks like the big-box answer to The Office, a workplace comedy where blue vests replace the white collars. But this found family of oddballs is an underrated gem that never flinches away from the cruelty of capitalism while always focusing on the heart and triumphs of those trying to make ends meet.

All six seasons of Superstore are streaming on Peacock.


The Larkins

Based on the hit 1990s U.K. series The Darling Buds of May, The Larkins takes the American family sitcom and reimagines it for the British countryside. There are quite a few more of them than the Roses, but the small town family, with a father trying new schemes each week to make ends meet, had all the hallmarks of what would make Schitt’s Creek great decades later.

Season 1 of The Larkins is streaming on Acorn TV. Season 2 is expected early in 2023.


Jane the Virgin

If you want a far-fetched plot, loveable characters, close-knit family ties, and plenty of over-the-top drama, Jane the Virgin checks off all the boxes. After being accidentally artificially inseminated, Jane (Gina Rodriguez) faces five seasons of love triangles, heartbreak, and soul-searching that’ll give you major Schitt’s Creek feels.

All episodes of Jane the Virgin are streaming on Netflix.


The Mindy Project

If you're a fan of medical dramas and hilarious sitcoms, The Mindy Project, written by and starring Mindy Kaling, will fulfill your need for funny drama and winding love stories. The interoffice romances and snappy comebacks (like the ones Kaling was famous for as her character Kelly Kapoor in The Office) make this Hulu series a must-watch.

All episodes of The Mindy Project are streaming on Hulu.


This Is Us

The leader in feel-good heartwarming family drama and (probably) responsible for the spike in tissue box sales since its debut in 2016, This Is Us may start out feeling a bit like a puzzlebox mystery. Still, by the time all the answers are out there, the Pearsons and the Roses have a lot more in common than you might think, and it’s all heart.

All seasons of This is Us are streaming on Peacock.



For those seeking the wacky sense of humor in Schitt’s Creek, look no further than CBS’ newest hit, Ghosts. Based on the U.K. series of the same name (a spinoff of the BBC’s mega-popular Horrible Histories), Ghosts starts about a family that accidentally moves into a haunted house, only to wind up with the most unusual found spirit family around.

Season 1 of Ghosts is streaming on Paramount+. Season 2 will debut on CBS in the fall of 2022.


Ten Percent

Like Superstore, Ten Percent is a workplace comedy like The Office, but this time set in the world of celebrity agents. It’s the people who work for those like Moira Rose and have to manage them and their careers daily. The show is the English remake of the French language Call My Agent! (which is on Netflix), but the U.K. version is far more Hollywood-centric, making it a more recognizable companion to Schitt’s Creek.

Season 1 of Ten Percent is streaming on AMC+ and Sundance Now.


Derry Girls

The Irish lasses who are more than a little bit Alexis and would give David Rose a run for his money, Derry Girls is the 1990s-era period piece wacky-family-with-heart series you never knew you needed. Just imagining Johnny Rose having to handle one of these girls would make anyone’s hair turn gray.

The first two seasons of Derry Girls are streaming on Netflix. Season 3 is expected later this year.


Modern Family

A blended family, diverse characters, LGBTQ+ representation, and plenty of moments that will make you laugh and cry, Modern Family has everything Schitt's Creek fans could want, including lots of snappy comebacks and clever jokes. Watching Sarah Hyland be sassy onscreen is reason enough to devour this well-loved series.

All episodes of Modern Family are streaming on Hulu.

Whatever component you loved most about Schitt's Creek, there's a good chance there's a series on this list that will fill the void the Rose family left.

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