1. Parenthood (2010-15)
‘Parenthood’ contains a lot of temperamental similarities with ‘Gilmore Girls’. Set in Berkeley, California the show focusses on the Bravermans, a three-generational family. Zeek and Camille Braverman have four children named Adam, Sarah, Crosby, and Julia. Adam’s daughter Max is suffering from Asperger syndrome. With each season we are introduced to more complex family relations, heartbreaks, and estrangement. The show features strong female characters, complicated family relations across generations and a superb presentation of ensemble acting.
Creator: Jason Katims
Stars: Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard
2. This is Us (2016-)
A heartwarming and emotional story about a unique set of triplets, their struggles, and their wonderful parents.
Creator: Dan Fogelman
Stars: Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown
3. Mom (2013-)
A newly sober single mom tries to pull her life together in Napa Valley while dealing with her wayward mother.
Creators: Gemma Baker, Eddie Gorodetsky, Chuck Lorre
Stars: Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Mimi Kennedy
4. Parks and Recreation (2009-15)
Pay a visit to the team behind Parks & Recreation, the show that skewers small town politics and features one of America’s most energetic comics.
Stars: Jim Rash, Michael Schur, Amy Poehler |
5. The OC (2003-2007)
A troubled youth becomes embroiled in the lives of a close-knit group of people in the wealthy, upper-class neighborhood of Newport Beach, Orange County, California.
Creator: Josh Schwartz
Stars: Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, Peter Gallagher
6. Izombie (2015-)
A medical resident finds that being a zombie has its perks, which she uses to assist the police.
Creators: Diane Ruggiero, Rob Thomas
Stars: Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli
7. One Tree Hill (2003-2012)
Half-brothers Lucas and Nathan Scott trade between kinship and rivalry both on the basketball court and in the hearts of their friends in the small, but not so quiet town of Tree Hill, North Carolina.
Creator: Mark Schwahn
Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton
8. Jane the Virgin (2014-)
A young, devout Catholic woman discovers that she was accidentally artificially inseminated.
Creator: Jennie Snyder Urman
Stars: Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, Justin Baldoni
9. The Mindy Project (2012-17)
A young Ob/Gyn doctor balances her personal and professional life, surrounded by quirky co-workers in a small office.
Creator: Mindy Kaling
Stars: Mindy Kaling, Ike Barinholtz, Ed Weeks
10. Hart of Dixie (2011-2015)
New Yorker and new doctor Zoe Hart accepts an offer from a stranger, Dr. Harley Wilkes, to work in his medical practice in Bluebell, Alabama. She arrives to find he has died and left half the practice to her in his will.
Creator: Leila Gerstein
Stars: Rachel Bilson, Jaime King, Cress Williams