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7 Shows like The Office

The Office is one hell of a show that one could watch the nine seasons over and over again. Even after 15 years, the show has still got some sauce, as people or fans can still go back and have a nice time with this great mockumentary. But if you’re looking at shaking up your routine as a fan or trying out something else similar, then we’ve got some choice for you to watch. 

There are loads of sitcoms out there that could do the magic for you if you are missing The Office. Let’s go digging into the world of comedy together as we give you seven shows like The Office that will hook you instantly.  

Arrested Development

Arrested development remains one of the best-written sitcom show out there. Thanks to its highly talented narrator, Ron Howard.  Arrested development centers on the life of the fictitious family called the Bluth. A formerly wealthy and dysfunctional family.

In the story, the only serious and level headed son Micheal Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. However, the rest of his dysfunctional family is making his job a difficult one every day. 

The show is presented in a continuous format, using voice-over narration and handheld camera work, archival photos, and historical footage. The show, which ended in 2006, ran for five seasons, with 84 episodes in total. 

30 Rock

An American satirical sitcom show created by no other person than the talented Tina Fey. 30 Rock was aired on NBC for seven years, with a total of 138 episodes. The comedy show tells the story of Liz Lemon’s (also known as Tina Frey) experiences, who’s the head writer of a Saturday night live program “TGS with Tracy Jordan,” who must deal with an arrogant, audacious boss, and also a crazy new star without losing her mind in the process. 30 Rock is a story of how she manages to cope with all the crazy people around her daily. 

Parks and Recreation 

Now, this show takes its style like that of The Office. Parks and Recreation is a mockumentary-styled workplace comedy created by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur. Greg and Micheal being The Office alumni make the show another favorite for The Office fans. In the show, Amy Poehler plays the role of Leslie Knope, an enthusiastic and earnest public official who’s trying to improve her hometown of Pawnee, Indiana.

Parks and Recreation have some similarities with The Office, like the cinematography and the office-based setting of the show. The storyline is, of course, different. The political satire show was aired on NBC for seven seasons with 125 episodes. 

Two and a Half Men

An American television sitcom aired on CBS for twelve seasons with 262 episodes. Two and a Half Men centers on the life of two men and a boy who is the half. Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, and Angus T. Jones. The series tells the story of the promiscuous and hedonistic jingle writer, Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen), his opposite and a rather uptight brother, Alan Harper (Jon Cryer), and Alan’s troublesome son, Jake Haper (Angus T. Jones).

Charlie’s free-wheeling life comes to an abrupt halt when Alan and Jake move into his beachfront Malibu house. Two and Half Men was a solid one for straight eight seasons (some people believe that the last four seasons isn’t as solid due to change of the cast; apparently Charlie left). 

Modern Family 

Another mockumentary-style show, created by Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan for ABC. It ran for eleven seasons with 250 episodes.  The show follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los Angeles.

The family can be seen as three different families, all of whom are related, each different in composition and personality than the other. The comedy show shows how these related families face trials and tribulations in their daily lives. The show also addressed the changing social norms and culture throughout the 2010s, thanks to its excellent and ensemble casts.  

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Brooklyn Nine-Nine tells the story of a young but talented N.Y.P.D detective in Brooklyn’s 99th Precinct, Jake Peralta, who often gets into conflict with his new boss Captain Raymond Holt, a serious and no-nonsense officer, and other detectives. 

The show is an American police comedy series, my Dan Goor and Micheal Schur. It started airing in 2013 and has since run for six seasons with the seventh season currently on. Since it’s a police-themed comedy show, viewers get the chance to see some actions, which isn’t the case with The Office.  

New Girl 

A sitcom you could watch to take your mind off all the heavy TV viewing, thanks to its simpleness. New Girl tells the story of an offbeat teacher, Jess (Zooey Deschanel), who just had her heart broken by her ex.

After the breakup, she moves into an apartment in Los Angeles with three men, Nick (Jake Johnson), Winston (Lamorne Morris), and Schmidt (Max Greenfield). All of whom are in their early thirties. How they don’t have anything in common at first, and hoe they soon become a tight crew, as they help. Each other figure out life, relationships, and careers together. 

When The Office ended in 2013, it was hard on some die-hard fans. Certainly, they’d miss their favorite show and the Dunder Mifflin crew. However, there are other great shows in its category that could live up to expectations; these shows can even hook you up instantly. Hence, we took our time to give you the best of them, above. 

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