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The Best TV Shows Set In A Shop  

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50 votes 19 voters 15 items

List Rules Vote 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In A Shop
America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash
Superstore (NBC, 2015) is an American single-camera sitcom television series about a group of employees working at Cloud 9, a fictional big-box store in St. Louis, Missouri. The ensemble cast ...more
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Kim's Convenience is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In A Shop
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Jean Yoon, Andrea Bang
Kim's Convenience (CBC, 2016) is a Canadian sitcom based on Ins Choi's 2011 play of the same name. The series centres on the Korean Canadian Kim family who run a convenience store in the Moss ...more
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Trollied is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In A Shop
Stephanie Beacham, Mark Addy, Jane Horrocks
Trollied is a British sitcom about employees in a fictional supermarket named "Valco", which debuted on Sky 1 on 4 August 2011 at 9:00pm, and is the first sitcom made for Sky 1 since ...more
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Mr Selfridge is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In A Shop
Ron Cook, Jeremy Piven, Tom Goodman-Hill
Mr Selfridge is a British period television drama series about Harry Gordon Selfridge and his department store, Selfridge & Co, in London, set in the 1910s. It is co-produced by ITV Studios ...more
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The House of Flowers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In A Shop
Verónica Castro, Cecilia Suárez, Aislinn Derbez
The House of Flowers (Netflix, 2018), in Spanish "La Casa de las Flores," is a Mexican comedy-drama television series created by Manolo Caro. The show depicts a dysfunctional ...more
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Stacked is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In A Shop
Pamela Anderson, Brian Scolaro, Christopher Lloyd
Stacked is an American television sitcom that premiered on Fox on April 13, 2005. On May 18, 2006, Stacked was canceled, leaving five episodes unaired in the United States. The last episode ...more
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The Paradise is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In A Shop
Joanna Vanderham, Emun Elliott, Stephen Wight
The Paradise is a British television costume drama series co-produced by BBC Worldwide America and Masterpiece. The Paradise premiered in the United Kingdom on BBC One on 25 September 2012 and ...more
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Open All Hours is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In A Shop
David Jason, Ronnie Barker, Stephanie Cole
Open All Hours is a BBC television sitcom created and written by Roy Clarke for the BBC. It ran for 26 episodes in four series, which premiered in 1976, 1981, 1982 and 1985. The programme ...more
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Are You Being Served? is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In A Shop
Mollie Sugden, John Inman, Frank Thornton
Are You Being Served? is a British sitcom created and written by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft, with contributions from Michael Knowles and John Chapman, for the BBC. The series follows the ...more
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Hardware is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In A Shop
Martin Freeman, Peter Serafinowicz, Ryan Cartwright
Hardware is a British sitcom that aired on ITV from 2003 to 2004. Starring Martin Freeman, it was written and created by Simon Nye, the creator of Men Behaving Badly and directed by Ben Kellett. ...more
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Miranda is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In A Shop
Miranda Hart, Patricia Hodge, Tom Ellis
Miranda is a British television sitcom written by and starring comedian Miranda Hart. It originally aired on BBC Two from 9 November 2009 and later on BBC One until 1 January 2015, lasting three ...more
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Still Open All Hours is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In A Shop
Lynda Baron, James Baxter, Stephanie Cole
Still Open All Hours (BBC One, 2013) is a British television sitcom created by Roy Clarke and the sequel to the sitcom Open All Hours. Set within the small grocer's shop in Balby, a suburb of ...more
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Black Books is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In A Shop
Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Tamsin Greig
Black Books is a British sitcom created by Dylan Moran and Graham Linehan that was broadcast on Channel 4 from 2000 to 2004. Starring Moran, Bill Bailey and Tamsin Greig, the series is set in ...more
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Almost Heroes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In A Shop
Almost Heroes Colin Mochrie, Athena Karkanis, Ryan Belleville
Almost Heroes was a Canadian comedy TV series that premiered on Thursday, June 2, 2011 on Showcase, and ran for one season before being discontinued by Showcase at the beginning of the 2011 fall ...more
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Wonderfalls is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In A Shop
Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso
Wonderfalls is a comedy-drama television series that was broadcast on the Fox television network in 2004. The show centers on Jaye Tyler, a recent Brown University graduate with a philosophy ...more