Top 10 TV Shows Like Modern Family

This list include shows like Modern Family, a lot of great TV Shows that I am sure you will like, note that it is a top 10 but there is no particular order.

A lot of 21st century sitcoms considering we have to compare them with Modern Family, the clue is in the name. Let’s start, shall we?

Best Shows Like Modern Family

Parks and Recreation - pictureParks and Recreation

Created by: Greg Daniels, Michael Schur
Genre: Sitcom, Mockumentary, Political Satire
Running Time: 22 mins
Original Chanel: NBC

Parks and Recreation is a fairly new TV Show, its original run was on April 2009. NBC has confirmed that its last season is due to run this year and it will have 13 episodes. The stars of the show are Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman and Aziz Ansari.

It’s about public town’s officials trying to make their city a better place to live in. It is most similar to the Office. Both were created by Greg Daniels.

I would mostly recommend it to you if you like the Office but nevertheless, you will find similarities with the Modern Family. They are both sitcoms and use similar humor.

Two and a Half Men - imageTwo and a Half Men

Created by: Chuck Lorre, Lee Aronsohn
Genre: Sitcom
Running Time: 21 mins
Original Channel: CBS

Two and a Half Men is a 11 year old TV Show, it is very popular or at-least it used to be, few changes in the cast made a dip in its popularity. Charlie Sheen has been replaced by Ashton Kutcher in 2011 and many have criticized the show since, the other two main characters remained the same with Jon Cryer (Dr. Alan Harper) and Angus T. Jones (Jake Harper).

There will be a 12th season and just like the previous item on our list, unfortunately it’s going to be the last one. The similarities with the Modern Family mostly are because of the key word, “family”.

30 Rock - picture30 Rock

Created by: Tina Frey
Genre: Sitcom, Satire
Running Time: 22 mins
Original Channel: NBC

30 Rock was on air from October 2006 to January 2013. The main cast includes Tina Frey, Alec Baldwin and Tracy Morgan. The difficulties of dealing with a star and an arrogant boss while trying to run a TV Show is extremely hard.

138 episodes throughout 7 seasons is what awaits you, it received acclaim from critics but in spite of that they failed to attract viewers. It is a show worth your time, a very well written comedy.

If you are a fan of the Modern Family you will surely have sympathies for this TV Show as-well.

New Girl - imageNew Girl

Created by: Elizabeth Meriwether
Genre: Sitcom
Running Time: 22 mins
Original Channel: Fox

New Girl started airing in 2011; the 4th season is due to start in September this year. A bad break-up forces a young woman to move in with 4 men, they find her behavior from time to time weird but all the same they try their best to support her.

Zooey Deschanel does a great job in this very original TV Show. It is a very good combination of comedy and drama. The characters are in their thirties and try to deal with their maturing relationship and career choices.

A very popular sitcom that you will definitely enjoy.

Suburgatory - cover sitcomSuburgatory

Created by: Emily Kapnek
Genre: Sitcom
Running Time: 22 mins
Original Channel: ABC

Suburgatory is a TV Show that aired from 2011 to 2014. The tittle was merged from the words “suburbarn” and “purgatory”. The stars of the show are Jeremy Sisto, Jane Levy and Ana Gasteyer.

It’s about a teenage girl who moved from the city to the suburbs, ABC canceled the show in May this year, it has been suggested that the show will be transferred to another network.

You will find a lot of similarities with the Modern Family, the humor and the relationships with the neighbors.

The Middle - imageThe Middle

Created by: Eileen Heisler, DeAnn Heline
Genre: Sitcom
Running Time: 22 mins
Original Channel: ABC

The Middle is an American sitcom, it started airing in 2009. There is going to be a sixth season of the aforementioned TV Show.

It’s about a family from an fictional town. The struggles of a modern family makes for a very funny show, a married couple with three kids try to make most of every day.

This is one of the best shows like Modern Family. All Modern Family fans should give this show a go, very well written with exceptional characters. 120 episodes and counting.

The Big Bang Theory - pictureThe Big Bang Theory

Created by: Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady
Genre: Sitcom
Running Time: 18-22 mins
Original Channel: CBS

The Big Bang Theory first broadcast was in 2007 and since has become one of the most popular sitcoms. The main characters of the show are Johny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco.

Its uniqueness made this show very popular, Sheldon Cooper and Leonard Hofstadter are scientist who happen to live together, Penny is their neighbor, a wannabe actress. Sheldon’s social skills will surely make you laugh; Dr. Cooper is a very remarkable character.

This TV Show deserves your attention; you should give it a chance.

How I Met Your Mother - pictureHow I Met your Mother

Created by: Carter Bays, Craig Thomas
Genre: Sitcom, Romantic Comedy, Comedy Drama
Running Time: 22 mins
Original Channel: CBS

How I Met Your Mother was on air from 2005 to 2014. It’s one of the best romantic sitcoms, 208 episodes of pure awesomeness. The main characters are Neil Patrick Harris, Cobie Smulders and Josh Radnor.

Ted is in pursuit for the love of his love, he gets a lot of help from his best friends, the writing and acting is simply legen…wait for it…dary! The last episode may have been disappointing for a lot of HIMYM fans but it was an incredible journey in spite of that.

If I had to pick one TV Show that mostly resembles How I Met Your Mother then I would have to say Friends.

Married With Children - sitcom imageMarried… with Children

Created by: Michael G. Moye, Ron Leavitt
Genre: Sitcom, Satire
Running Time: 22 mins
Original Channel: Fox

Married… with Children is an older TV Show compared to the other ones on this list, it aired from 1997 to 2002. The main cast was Ed O’Neill, Katey Sagal and Christina Applegate.

Al Bundy is a miserable man, he hates his life, starting from his job (shoe salesman), his wife is lazy and taking that into consideration his comebacks and sarcasm is extremely funny.

The similarity with the Modern Family is mostly because of the “family” effect. A great show with a unique character.

Community - photoCommunity

Created by: Dan Harmon
Genre: Sitcom
Running Time: 22 mins
Original Channel: NBC

Community is still on the air, its debut was in 2009. 5 seasons and 97 episodes is how much you are behind. The main cast consists Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs and Danny Pudi.

A lawyer gets suspended and is forced to enroll in a community college. NBC canceled the show after 5 seasons but Yahoo! Screen signed them for additional season.

You will find a lot of similarities in the humor with the Modern Family. There will also be an movie, its in the early stages of development.

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