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Shows like Homeland: Best Showtime Shows

Over 500 scripted TV series were produced in the US in 2019, but quantity does not guarantee high quality. Showtime, like HBO, has consistently produced outstanding television for years. This list rounds up some of the network's greatest hits (and a few misses).

Shows Like Episodes: The Friends Diaspora

While no sitcom may ever match the ensemble magic of 'Friends', viewers at least have what we call the Friends diaspora: the multitude of sitcoms starring the cast.

Whose line is it anyway--Improv Comedy TV

These unpredictable comedies range from purely improvised game shows through comedies like Curb Your Enthusiasm and The League that include partially improvised dialogue--and of course include anything with Drew Carey.

Shows like Shrink: Comedies from the Couch

Shows that find the lighter side of the psychiatrist's couch, especially when there's a couple sitting on it.

Best Showtime Comedies

Showtime has produced some of the funniest (and most cynical) anti-sitcoms including Californication, SMILF, Nurse Jackie and of course the US version of Shameless.

Shows like Broad City: Millennial Women Making it Work

The (roughly) millennial women in this list must overcome their awkwardness, insecurity, and to navigate the workplace, families, friend groups, and of course - their complicated love lives.

Shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm: Painfully Funny Cringe Comedies

If you find awkward moments, humiliation, and social faux pas hilarious, you'll like the shows on this list. Bonus points if you root for misanthropes and enjoy extended pauses.

Female Cringe Comedies

These women find navigate a series of awkward social encounters with grace and humor--or at least with humor.

Shows like Eastbound and Down: Tinkering with the Moral Compass

These sitcoms star self-absorbed characters - some recovering alcoholics, some spoilt brats, some former celebrities - who must learn what it means to become unselfish.

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