Top 10 TV Shows Like One Tree Hill

What are the best TV shows like One Tree Hill? This is a list of the ten TV shows that are the most similar to One Tree Hill; the list is in no particular order.

Great TV shows, from supernatural to family dramas to soap operas to sport drama and so forth.

I hope you’ll enjoy the list and find a good show to watch, I certainly know that I will be re-watch few of these.

Best Shows Like One Tree Hill

Dawson’s Creek

Created by: Kevin Williamson
Genre: Teen Drama
Running Time: 45 mins
Original Channel: The WB

Dawson’s Creek was on air for 5 years, from 1998 to 2003. The show was created by Kevin Williamson.

It’s setting takes place in Capeside, Massachusetts. It’s about teenagers dealing with issues that come with adolescence. An interesting teen drama.

128 episodes and 6 seasons it the total of this teen drama. The show actually got popular even before it started, many criticized it for its preoccupation on sex.


Created by: Based on Superman by Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel
Genre: Superhero, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Running Time: 42 mins
Original Channel: The WB(2001-2006), The CW(2006-2011)

Smallville used to be on our TV’s for a decade. Tom Welling does a great job as the Superman.

Its early Superman, Clark Kent discovers his powers and struggles with teenage life in Smallville, one of my favorite shows especially when it comes to superhero TV shows.

218 episodes of this great show, the show broke the ratings for the highest rated debut, you will surely enjoy the show, I should watch it all over again.

Life Unexpected

Created by: Liz Tigelaar
Genre: Teen Drama, Family Drama
Running Time: 42 mins
Original Channel: The CW

Life Unexpected lasted for exactly a year. There are 2 seasons and 26 episodes of this family and teen drama.

Lux is a fifteen year old girl that goes from a foster family to a foster family. After a while she decides to become an emancipated minor, she discovers her biological father and the father was not aware that he even had a daughter.

The critics had positive reviews of the show and compared it to the Gilmore Girls.

Brothers & Sisters

Created by: Jon Robin Baitz
Genre: Serial Drama, Soap Opera, Family Drama, Comedy Drama
Running Time: 42-43 mins
Original Channel: ABC

Brothers & Sisters was on air from 2006 to 2011. Sally Field, Matthew Rhys and Rachael Griffiths did a great job on the show.

The family humor, drama and interesting relationships make this a great show. It is about the drama of adult siblings, a very interesting TV show that lasted for 5 years.

The reception of the show was good, overall it is an interesting family soap opera.

7th Heaven

Created by: Brenda Hampton
Genre: Family Drama
Running Time: 44 mins
Original Channel: The WB(1996-2006) The CW(2006-2007)

7th Heaven was for a decade on the channel The WB, it was on air for another year on a different channel.

A minister and a stay-at-home mom deal with the drama that comes with seven kids. The neighbors, their friends and love interests have a big impact on the show.

243 long episodes have in mind that an episode last for 44 mins so this show seemed to be forever on our TV’s. The show was often labelled as a very family-friendly TV show.

Melrose Place

Created by: Darren Star
Genre: Soap Opera
Running Time: 44 mins
Original Channel: Fox Network

Melrose Place is the oldest TV show on the list, it was on air from 1992 to 1999.

The life of a group of young adults living in “Melrose Place” in California. Filled with drama, love, hatred and complicated relationship, a classic soap opera.

If you are a fan of this genre then I suggest this TV show, 226 episodes wait for you.


Created by: Ryan Murphy, Gina Matthews
Genre: Comedy Drama
Running Time: 45-48 mins
Original Channel: The WB

Popular used to be on our TV’s for only 2 years. 43 episodes and 2 seasons was this comedy drama on The WB channel. Leslie Bibb and Carly Pope are the actresses that used to play the main characters.

Two girls who are very different when it comes to popularity are forced to bond after their parents decide to get married. An awesome comedy drama.

Almost 3 million watched the first season, the ratings fell a bit in the second season.

Friday Night Lights

Created by: Based on Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream by H.G. Bissinger
Genre: Teen Drama, Sport Drama, Family Drama
Running Time: 43 mins
Original Channel: NBC

Friday Night Lights was on air for five years, from 2006 to 2011. It’s a great sport drama, one of my favorites, love the show.

It’s about a Texas football club, the relationship of the players, the coach and their families, simply put, if you love sport movies then I highly recommend this show.

76 episodes and 5 seasons consists this show, 2 years before the TV show started; a movie was made with the same name.

The Secret Circle

Created by: Based on The Secret Circle by L.J. Smith
Genre: Horror, Teen Drama, Supernatural Drama
Running Time: 42 mins
Original Channel: The CW

The Secret Circle used to run for only a year. One season and 22 episodes is the total of this horror and teen drama.

Cassie, a 16 year old girl moves in with her grandmother and falls in love with a mysterious boy named Adam. After she enrolls in high school she realizes that he and the rest of the students are witches.

The pilot had mixed reviews; a lot of the critics believed it was predictable.

Chicago P.D.

Created by: Dick Wolf, Matt Olmstead
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 60 mins
Original Channel: NBC

Chicago P.D. is the newest and the last TV show on the list. The second season will start airing this year in September.

Two different units tackle different kind of criminals; the uniformed cops are the ones on the street, facing the criminals face-to-face. The other, the Intelligence Unit is responsible for drug trafficking, organized crime, high profile murders and so on.

Another show with mixed reviews from the critics, nevertheless a quite interesting action drama.

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1 Response

  1. Roger says:

    The secret circle never should have verb cancelled

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