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9 Comedy Series for People Who Miss Friends and Are Ready to Laugh a Lot

Humor, friendship, charismatic characters — this is the secret to the success of the most popular comedy series. We try on situations for ourselves, sympathize with the heroes, and laugh with them. How to please yourself when the sitcom “Friends” is already watched a thousand times?

We made a list of shows that talk about the importance of friendship and mutual support between people, and the plot is based on touching, unexpected, ridiculous, and very funny situations. Among them are the classics that have been around for a long time, and recent premieres.

Superstore (2015— )

Mark McKinney, America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Colton Dunn, Lauren Ash, Kaliko Kauahi, Nichole Bloom, and Nico Santos in Superstore (2015)

There are very different people working in the supermarket. Each has its own character, fate, age. All these personalities should get along within the walls of a large store because they spend most of the day at work.

IMDb Rating – 7.8

Arrested Development (2003— )

Jason Bateman, Jeffrey Tambor, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, and Alia Shawkat in Arrested Development (2003)

The protagonists of the series are once rich spouses who have lost all their fortune and are on the verge of a divorce. The son should bring them to life and prevent unwanted events. He will have to leave his job, his beloved girl, and closely engage in the family business. But in this difficult matter, he will be helped by friends, colleagues, relatives, and even his own teenage son.

IMDb Rating – 8.7

New Girl (2011–2018)

Zooey Deschanel, Max Greenfield, Hannah Simone, Lamorne Morris, and Jake Johnson in New Girl (2011)

The cute character played by Zoe Deschanel has problems in her personal life. She moves to an apartment where, in addition to her, live 3 more guys, who have their hands full of their own problems. At first, the guys will be against her living with them, but they will gradually find a common language and become friends. And this friendship will become an inexhaustible source of comedic situations, which will last for 8 seasons.

IMDb Rating – 7.7

Friends with Better Lives (2014)

James Van Der Beek, Majandra Delfino, Kevin Connolly, Zoe Lister-Jones, Brooklyn Decker, and Rick Donald in Friends with Better Lives (2014)

Six childhood friends have long matured, but continue to maintain a relationship. From time to time they gather to share news and events from life. And during the meetings, everyone believes that they’re doing things worse than the rest. Of course, there is envy, but friends try to fight this unpleasant feeling and change their lives for the better.

IMDb Rating – 7

Happy Endings (2011-2013)

Elisha Cuthbert, Zachary Knighton, Damon Wayans Jr., Adam Pally, Casey Wilson, and Eliza Coupe in Happy Endings (2011)

When the couple breaks up, the question arises: with whom will the family’s common friends remain? After all, it turns out that they are faced with a difficult choice. Over the years, the company was built around Dave and Alex. And now they are not together and their friends must choose a clear position and put up with complications. But, on the other hand, some of the friends can finally show their romantic feelings, which they had to hide before.

IMDb Rating – 7.7

What About Brian (2006-2007)

Rosanna Arquette, Tiffani Thiessen, Barry Watson, Matthew Davis, Amanda Detmer, Jason George, and Rick Gomez in What About Brian (2006)

34-year-old Brian remained the only unmarried guy among his friends. His best friend Adam was about to break up with Margery but instead proposed to her. Brian’s sister Nick and her partner Angelo recently got married. Dave and Dina, on the contrary, already have three children, but there is no intimate life. At the same time, like all married people, they are waiting for Brian to become a member of their “club”, although they do not quite understand why. And Brian himself, despite past failures in the relationship, believes that one day he will meet his love.

IMDb Rating – 7.1

Extras (2005-2007)

Ricky Gervais in Extras (2005)

The series tells about the life of an unemployed actor Andy Millman, who all his life wants to break into a big movie, but so far he has only won a place in the crowd. His attempts don’t stop, but he is still unlucky. The highlight of the series is that each series is built around a guest celebrity in a comic role: Kate Winslet plays a nun, Samuel L. Jackson is confused with Laurence Fishburn, Daniel Radcliffe imagines himself a conqueror of women and so on.

IMDb Rating – 8.3

Girls (2012-2017)

Zosia Mamet, Lena Dunham, Jemima Kirke, and Allison Williams in Girls (2012)

Hannah is a 20-year-old girl who has always been a creative person and dreamed of becoming a famous writer. Now her parents deprive her of financial assistance, and she is forced to survive on her own. But, of course, she is not alone. Next to her are her close friends, with whom relations, however, do not always develop smoothly.

IMDb Rating – 7.3

Entourage (2004-2011)

Kevin Dillon, Adrian Grenier, Jeremy Piven, Kevin Connolly, and Jerry Ferrara in Entourage (2004)

A young and promising actor begins his career in Hollywood. Along with him is his best friend and part-time manager Eric Murphy, the less successful brother-actor Johnny “Drama” Chase, an old friend and personal driver of the Turtle Ari Gold.

IMDb Rating – 8.4