Hacks is one of the best HBO Max original comedy series starring Jean Smart in the lead role who does a marvelous job of playing the disillusioned Las Vegas comic, who mentors a 25-year-old entitled comedy writer. Jean Smart even won the Emmy award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. HBO Max has recently revealed a few first-look images for the highly anticipated second season of the series, but the release date for Season 2 still hasn’t been announced yet. So, we made a list of the best shows like Hacks, which you can watch while waiting for Season 2.
The Other Two
Synopsis: Adult siblings Cary and Brooke Dubek are stuck in a rut until their teenage brother becomes a pop star overnight, taking their lives in a whole new direction – whether they like it or not.
Synopsis: Synopsis: For Valerie Cherish, no price is too high to pay for clinging to the spotlight. From award-winning ‘Sex and the City’ writer Michael Patrick King comes this comedy series starring Lisa Kudrow as Valerie–a former B-list television actress so desperate to revive her career that she agrees to star in a reality show that follows her efforts to land a part in a new sitcom.
Kevin Can F**k Himself
Synopsis: Series centered around the prototypical Sitcom Wife, Allison McRoberts, married to her self-centered husband, Kevin. When Allison learns that the perfect future she envisioned is impossible, she makes a plan to take back control of her life.
Synopsis: Abbi and Ilana are two pals trying to have it all in New York City, while dealing with offbeat friends, curious romances and anything else the city has in store for them.
You’re The Worst
Synopsis: An original comedy from writer and executive producer Stephen Falk, You’re The Worst puts a dark twist on the romantic comedy genre. Narcissistic, brash, and self-destructive “Jimmy Shive-Overly,” played by Chris Geere (The Spa), thinks all relationships are doomed. Cynical, people-pleasing, and stubborn “Gretchen Cutler,” played by Aya Cash (The Wolf of Wall Street), knows that relationships aren’t for her. So when they meet at a wedding, it’s only natural that the two of them go home together and, despite their better judgment, begin to find themselves falling for each other. Rounding out the cast is Desmin Borges (The Good Wife), who plays “Edgar Quintero,” Jimmy’s once homeless, war veteran roommate, and Kether Donohue (The Carrie Diaries) as “Lindsay Jillian,” Gretchen’s best friend and former partner in crime who’s now struggling with a life of domesticity.
Only Murders In The Building
Synopsis: From the minds of Steve Martin, Dan Fogelman & John Hoffman comes a comedic murder-mystery series for the ages. Only Murders in the Building follows three strangers (Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez) who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one. When a grisly death occurs inside their exclusive Upper West Side apartment building, the trio suspects murder and employs their precise knowledge of true crime to investigate the truth. As they record a podcast of their own to document the case, the three unravel the complex secrets of the building which stretch back years. Perhaps even more explosive are the lies they tell one another. Soon, the endangered trio comes to realize a killer might be living amongst them as they race to decipher the mounting clues before it’s too late.
Synopsis: From Executive Producers Lorne Michaels and Elizabeth Banks comes Shrill, a comedy series starring Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live) as Annie, a fat young woman who wants to change her life — but not her body. Annie is trying to start her career while juggling bad boyfriends, a sick parent, and a perfectionist boss.
Synopsis: The Chair follows Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim (Sandra Oh) as she navigates her new role as the Chair of the English department at prestigious Pembroke University. Ji-Yoon is faced with a unique set of challenges as the first woman to chair the department, and as one of the few staff members of color at the university. Starring: Sandra Oh as Professor Ji-Yoon Kim; Jay Duplass as Professor Bill Dobson; Holland Taylor as Professor Joan Hambling; Bob Balaban as Professor Elliot Rentz; Nana Mensah as Professor Yaz McKay; David Morse as Dean Paul Larson; Everly Carganilla as Ju-Hee “Ju Ju” Kim; among others. Auspices: Amanda Peet is writer, showrunner and executive producer. Joining Peet as executive producer are Sandra Oh, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Bernie Caulfield and Daniel Gray Longino. Writers are Peet, along with Annie Julia Wyman, Richard E. Robbins, Jennifer Kim and Andrea Troyer. Director of all episodes is Daniel Gray Longino.
Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens
Synopsis: Awkwafina stars as Nora Lin in this series based on her life in Queens, NYC. Raised alongside her cousin by her dad and grandma, Nora leans on her family as she navigates young adulthood.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Synopsis: In 1958 New York, Midge Maisel’s life is on track– husband, kids, and elegant Yom Kippur dinners in their Upper West Side apartment. But when her life takes a surprise turn, she has to quickly decide what else she’s good at – and going from housewife to stand-up comic is a wild choice to everyone but her. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is written and directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls).
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