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The Best TV Shows Set In A Shop

Updated December 30, 2020 192 votes 56 voters 4.3k views18 items

List RulesVote up the best scripted shows that take place in stores and shops.

Supermarkets, bookstores, even tourist traps, TV series set in shops are a great way to give the audience a primary cast and a rotating series of guest stars. From the stress of one of Those Customers to the fun of having coworkers you vibe with, shows set in shops and stores can be intensely relatable - even if you've never worked retail. This list of the best shows set in stores and around retail can be your personal shopper to what shows to watch.

Series like Wonderfalls and Mr Selfridge don't spend the entirety of the show in a store, but the work the characters do selling things to (often weird) customers and how they manage being employees and managers is a big part of the show. Other shows set in shops and stores, including Trollied and Superstore, almost never step foot outside the titular establishment. No matter what end of the spectrum they're on shows set in stores wouldn't be the same if they took place in an office or law firm.

Which shows about stores should be at the top of the list? Vote up the best TV shows set in shops, then vote down the shows that should be sent back to the kitchen, and add any great scripted retail shows that are missing. Remember, the bulk of the show needs to take place in, or be centered around, shops, stores, and retail.

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    Superstore

    America Ferrera, Ben Feldman

    Premiered2015

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    Kim's Convenience

    Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Jean Yoon

    Premiered2016

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  • Trollied3
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    Trollied

    Stephanie Beacham, Mark Addy

    Premiered2011

    Trollied is a British sitcom about employees in a fictional supermarket named "Valco", which... more on Wikipedia
  • The House of Flowers4
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    The House of Flowers

    Verónica Castro, Cecilia Suárez

    Premiered2018

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  • Open All Hours5
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    Open All Hours

    David Jason, Ronnie Barker

    Premiered1973

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  • Are You Being Served?6
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    Are You Being Served?

    Mollie Sugden, John Inman

    Premiered1972

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  • Mr Selfridge7
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    Mr Selfridge

    Ron Cook, Jeremy Piven

    Premiered2013

    Mr Selfridge is a British period television drama series about Harry Gordon Selfridge and his... more on Wikipedia
  • Black Books8
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    Black Books

    Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey

    Premiered2000

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    Stacked

    Pamela Anderson, Brian Scolaro

    Premiered2005

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  • Miranda10
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    Miranda

    Miranda Hart, Patricia Hodge

    Premiered2009

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  • The Paradise11
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    The Paradise

    Joanna Vanderham, Emun Elliott

    Premiered2012

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  • Still Open All Hours12
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    Still Open All Hours

    Lynda Baron, James Baxter

    Premiered2013

    Still Open All Hours (BBC One, 2013) is a British television sitcom created by Roy Clarke and... more on Wikipedia
  • High Fidelity13
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    High Fidelity

    Zoë Kravitz, David H. Holmes

    Premiered2020

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  • Wonderfalls14
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    Wonderfalls

    Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran

    Premiered2004

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  • Hardware15
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    Hardware

    Martin Freeman, Peter Serafinowicz

    Premiered2003

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  • Family Business16
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    Family Business

    Jonathan Cohen, Gérard Darmon

    Premiered2019

  • Almost Heroes17
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    Almost Heroes

    Colin Mochrie, Athena Karkanis

    Premiered2011

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  • Call Me Kat18
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    Call Me Kat

    Mayim Bialik

    Premiered2021

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