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10 Shows Like ‘The Middle’ To Watch If You Miss the Series

Shows Like The Middle
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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. The family sitcom ran for nine brilliant seasons ending its run in 2018. So, if you miss The Middle here are some shows you could watch next.


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Malcolm in the Middle (Hulu)

Sitcoms Like Malcolm in the Middle
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Synopsis: Created by Emmy® Award-winning writer Linwood Boomer, this inventive half-hour series is seen through the eyes of Malcolm (Frankie Muniz), a regular high school kid trying to navigate his way through life despite the various obstacles thrown in his way – a complete misunderstanding of girls, the constant burden of masterminding plans to get himself and his brothers into or out of trouble, and a miserable job at the Lucky Aide…not to mention a severe case of teen angst. Although Malcolm has a genius IQ, he can’t seem to make sense of the opposite sex, much less his embarrassing family. Lois (Jane Kaczmarek) is the outspoken, opinionated mom, who still manages to rule the roost even though her boys are growing wise to her crafty ways. Hal (Bryan Cranston), a dad who is just a bumbling, big kid at heart, often finds himself creating more chaos than his five boys combined. Reese (Justin Berfield) has mastered the art of a perfect blank stare, and makes up for his lack of intelligence with deviance. Francis (Christopher Kennedy Masterson), Malcolm’s oldest and favorite brother, is willing to move from Alabama to Alaska to New Mexico – as long as it keeps him from moving back home. Dewey (Erik Per Sullivan), no longer the youngest, has learned his tricks from the best and often pulls the wool right over his brothers’ eyes. And then there’s Jamie, the youngest member…and family scapegoat.

Man With a Plan (Paramount+)

Shows Like Modern Family
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Synopsis: Man With A Plan stars Golden Globe winner Matt LeBlanc in a comedy about an old-school guy confronting the modern challenges of parenting, marriage, and family. After hitting a rough patch with his construction business, Adam’s self-assured wife, Andi, has proposed they start a house-flipping business together along with his clueless brother, Don, and unlikely friend, Lowell. In the midst of all this, Adam also has to juggle his three children and deal with his bossy sister-in-law, Marcy, and his opinionated father, Joe, who enjoys giving him terrible advice about how to run his life. With Andi’s encouragement, Adam takes charge of his brood, lays down the law, and discovers he’s going to “nail” this job.


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Last Man Standing (Hulu)

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Synopsis: Tim Allen stars as Mike Baxter, world voyager and one daredevil of a marketing director who is about to face his greatest challenge yet… his family. After Mikes wife, Vanessa (Nancy Travis), receives a promotion at work, Mike must spend more time in his female-dominated household. With years of advice and guidance from their nurturing mother, Mike’s three daughters are not prepared for their old-fashioned, hotheaded father to take over. Especially 20-year old Kristin, who’s trying to raise her own son, Boyd, with a more liberal approach than Mike can stand. Celeb-obsessed Mandy has plenty of issues with Mike’s style, and even though sporty Eve has a lot in common with her pop, there’s still room for friction.

The Goldbergs (Hulu)

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Synopsis: Before there were parenting blogs, trophies for showing up, and peanut allergies, there was a simpler time called the ’80s. For geeky 11-year old Adam (Sean Giambrone) these were his wonder years and he faced them armed with a video camera to capture all the crazy. The Goldbergs are a loving family like any other, just with a lot more yelling.


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Fresh Off the Boat (Hulu)

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Synopsis: It’s the ’90s and 12 year old, hip-hop loving Eddie just moved to suburban Orlando from DC’s Chinatown with his parents. It’s culture shock for his immigrant family in this comedy about pursuing the American Dream.

Young Sheldon (HBO Max & Paramount+)

Shows Like The Big Bang Theory
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Synopsis: For 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper it isn’t easy growing up in East Texas. Being a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science isn’t always helpful in a land where church and football are king. And while the vulnerable, gifted and somewhat naïve Sheldon deals with the world, his very normal family must find a way to deal with him. His father, George, is struggling to find his way as a high school football coach and as father to a boy he doesn’t understand. Sheldon’s mother, Mary, fiercely protects and nurtures her son in a town where he just doesn’t fit in. Sheldon’s older brother, Georgie, does the best he can in high school, but it’s tough to be cool when you’re in the same classes with your odd 9-year-old brother. Finally, there’s Sheldon’s twin sister, Missy, who sometimes resents all the attention Sheldon gets, but also remains the one person who can reliably tell Sheldon the truth. For 10 years on The Big Bang Theory, audiences have come to know the iconic, eccentric and extraordinary Sheldon Cooper. This single-camera, half-hour comedy gives us the chance to meet him in childhood, as he embarks on his innocent, awkward and hopeful journey toward the man he will become.


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That ’70s Show (Peacock)

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Synopsis: For Eric, Kelso, Jackie, Hyde, Donna and Fez, a group of high school teens who spend most of their time hanging out in Eric’s basement, life on the ”70s isn’t always so groovy.

Everybody Hates Chris (Hulu, Peacock & Paramount+)

Shows Like Fresh off the Boat
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Synopsis: Before there were parenting blogs, trophies for showing up, and peanut allergies, there was a simpler time called the ’80s. For geeky 11-year old Adam (Sean Giambrone) these were his wonder years and he faced them armed with a video camera to capture all the crazy. The Goldbergs are a loving family like any other, just with a lot more yelling.


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Derry Girls (Netflix)

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Synopsis: Set in Derry Northern Ireland in the 1990s, Derry Girls is a candid, one-of-a-kind comedy about what it’s like to be a teenage girl living amongst conflict. It’s a warm, laugh out loud funny and honest look at the lives of an ordinary family living through the Troubles in the early nineties. Armed police in armoured Land Rovers, British Army check points and ‘peace’ walls are all an everyday reality for Erin. But, despite all that, she has other things to worry about, like the fact the boy she’s in love with (actually in LOVE with), doesn’t know she exists. Or that her Ma and Aunt Sarah make her include her weirdo cousin in EVERYTHING she does. Or that head teacher, Sister Michael, refuses to acknowledge Erin as a literary genius. Not to mention the fact that her second best friend has ALMOST had sex, whereas Erin’s never even kissed anyone yet. Like all teenage girls, Erin has her own Troubles. Derry Girls is based on writer Lisa McGee’s (Indian Summers, Being Human) own experiences of growing up in Northern Ireland amidst immense civil conflict.

Son of a Critch (CBC Television)

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Synopsis: Based on the award-winning, best-selling memoir from Mark Critch (This Hour Has 22 Minutes) and created by Critch and Tim McAuliffe (This Hour Has 22 Minutes, The Office (U.S), Last Man on Earth, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), Son of a Critch is the hilarious and very real story of a young Mark coming of age in St. John’s, Newfoundland. It’s a heartfelt window into the life of a child – much older inside than his young years – using comedy and self-deprecation to win friends and connect with the small collection of people in his limited world.

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