Everybody Loves Raymond is one of the most memorable sitcoms from the 90a. While it never reached the heights of shows like Friends and Seinfeld this family comedy series has always had a special place in people’s hearts. Starring brilliant comedian Ray Romano as Ray Barone the series follows the Barone family including Debra (Patricia Heaton), Robert (Brad Garrett), Marie (Doris Roberts), and Frank (Peter Boyle). The brilliant ran for 9 successful seasons ending its run in 2005. So, if you also miss the series here are more shows like it you should watch next.
Modern Family is one of the longest-running sitcoms and it follows the Dunphy and Pritchett family. The series is a mockumentary-style comedy and it follows Jay Pritchett (Ed O’Neill), his new wife Gloria (Sofia Vergara), his stepson Manny (Rico Rodriguez), and his daughters family Claire Dunphy (Julie Bowen), her husband and the best father Phil Dunphy (Ty Burrell), their children Haley (Sarah Hyland), Alex (Ariel Winter), and Luke (Nolan Gould). The series also follows Jay’s son Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson), his husband Cameron (Eric Stonestreet), and their adopted daughter Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons). Modern Family ran for 11 seasons ending with a banger of a finale in 2020.
Synopsis: Schitt’s Creek, created by Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy, follows a wealthy family who suddenly find themselves broke and forced to live in Schitt’s Creek, a small town they once bought as a joke. It centers on an outrageously wealthy video store magnate, Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy); his former soap-star wife Moira (Catherine O’Hara); and their two adult children – the self-described black sheep of the family David (Daniel Levy) and career socialite Alexis (Annie Murphy). With their pampered lives a memory, they struggle to find jobs and relationships, and most importantly, figure out what it means to be a family in the makeshift but loveable town they’ve reluctantly come to call home.
The Middle follows the Heck family living in Indiana, a lower-class family who is barely scraping by. The Heck family has five members including the children Axl, Sue, and Brick, the father Mike, and the one keeping everything afloat Frankie, the mother. While the family is really struggling in their daily lives but they do have an amazing sense of humor to get them through the day.
One Day at a Time
Synopsis: A reimagining of the iconic Norman Lear’s classic sitcom, One Day at a Time is an hilarious and heartfelt comedy that follows three generations of a Cuban-American family navigating the ups and downs of life. A newly-single mom and military veteran journeys through the triumphs and tribulations that come with raising two strong-willed, mega-millennial children, all the while enlisting the “help” of her old-school mother and her building manager-turned-invaluable confidant. Through a contemporary lens, One Day at a Time offers a glimpse at what life looks like, in good times and bad — and how those around you somehow make it all worthwhile. This series is based on the series One Day At A Time which was created by Whitney Blake and Allan Manings and developed by Norman Lear. It was developed by Gloria Calderón Kellett & Mike Royce.
Malcolm in the Middle
Malcolm in the Middle is one of the best comedy shows made for the family. The inventive comedy series features a genius middle kid named Malcolm in a family of an overbearing mother, absent father and eldest brother, cruel big brother, and weird younger brother. Malcolm in the Middle is one of those rare series that was funny throughout its seven-season run and it has made many families shut up and sit down in front of the television.
Raising Hope is a comedy-drama series about being a new parent at a young age with no real experience. The Fox series follows Jimmy (Lucas Neff), a slacker who works for his dad’s gardening company but everything changes when a wacko girl he had sex with in the past turns out to be pregnant with his baby, and the very next day the girl is revealed to be a murderer. While Jimmy has no experience in parenting he does live with his parents Burt (Garret Dillahunt) and Virginia Chance (Martha Plimpton), and his grandmother (Cloris Leachman). He also has a crush on Sabrina (Shannon Woodward), a girl who works at a supermarket. Raising Hope ran on Fox for 4 seasons and it ended its run in 2014.
Arrested Development is one of the most brilliant comedy series ever put in front of an audience and it will forever hold its place in the heart of its fans. Arrested Development tells the story of a very dysfunctional family the Bluths and it mainly focuses on Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman) who is called upon to save the family business when his father is convicted and arrested for fraud. The Bluth family is filled with eccentrics and selfish know-it-alls, who create many problems that Michael has to solve.
Synopsis: Comedy series set in Seattle, WA, which chronicles the lives of an eloquently pompous radio show host Dr. Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer), his brazen radio producer Roz (Peri Gilpin), his competitive, high-brow brother Niles (David Hyde Pierce), their crotchety father Martin (John Mahoney) and his quirky live-in nurse Daphne (Jane Leeves).
The Goldbergs is another one of a nostalgia trip into the ’80s. The ABC series follows the Golberg family living in Pennsylvania and the comedy series is based on the real-life childhood of showrunner Adam F Goldberg. While many of these sitcoms are somewhat outlandish but The Goldbergs is funny because of its realistic and relatable humor.
FX’s Breeders is a dark comedy series about parenting. The FX comedy series starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard as Paul and Ally, tells the story of a couple who are struggling with the biggest exam of all which is called parenthood. The dark comedy series explores the parental paradox that you’d happily die for your children but often want to kill them. Breeders recently concluded its third season and have been renewed for a fourth season.
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