millennials The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff  

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List Rules Vote up the best shows that deal with millennial issues and are currently airing new episodes on TV or a streaming service.

Right now, hardly any other demographic has as much influence on the success of TV shows and movies like the millennials do, and because of that fact (which is either a sad one or a happy one depending on what age group you're in), we're beginning to see more and more TV shows popping up that seem tailor-made for the millennial demographic. 

In fact, some of the best content in the TV world right now is made for millennials. So with that in mind, why not rank the best shows for millennials that are on television or currently offering new episodes via some kind of streaming platform right now? The best television for millennials features themes such as striking out on one's own without the help of your parents (except that they pay your phone bill), navigating the tricky professional world (while remaining your quirky cool self!), and finding love in all the wrong places (the Internet).

Without any further ado, here are the best 2016-2017 TV shows for young people ("TV for millennials," if you will) going around right now, from both the popular TV shows for young people to even the most unknown, niche series you might not have even heard of yet (wow, are you even trying to be cool?). Vote up the best of the best below and add any other top-notch television series that tackle life as a millennial and all its crazy twists and turns.

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New Girl is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
New Girl Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield New Girl is an American sitcom television series that premiered on Fox on September 20, 2011. Developed by Elizabeth Meriwether under the working title Chicks & Dicks, the series revolves ...more

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Shameless is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Shameless Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky Shameless is an American television comedy-drama which airs on Showtime. This remake of the award-winning British series is set in Chicago's Canaryville neighborhood on the South Side, although ...more

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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Modern Family Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen Modern Family is an American television sitcom that premiered on ABC on September 23, 2009, which follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los Angeles. ...more

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Broad City is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Broad City Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Hannibal Buress Broad City (Comedy Central, 2014) is an American comedy television series, created by Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson. Two Jewish American women in their twenties experience adventures of ...more

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Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
RichardBeecher added Atlanta Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Stanfield Atlanta (FX, 2016) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Donald Glover. College dropout Earn (Donald Glover) navigates through life with his ex-girlfriend (Zazie Beetz), his ...more

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Mr. Robot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Mr. Robot Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday Mr. Robot (USA Network, 2015) is an American drama–thriller television series created by Sam Esmail. Elliot (Rami Malek), a cybersecurity engineer and hacker who suffers from social anxiety ...more

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Silicon Valley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Silicon Valley Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener Silicon Valley is an American television sitcom created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky. The series focuses on six young men who found a startup company in Silicon Valley. The ...more

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The Fosters is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
The Fosters Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Hayden Byerly The Fosters is an American family drama television series that airs on the ABC Family network in the United States and ABC Spark in Canada. The series follows the lives of the titular Foster ...more

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You're the Worst is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
You're the Worst Chris Geere, Aya Cash, Desmin Borges You're the Worst (FXX, 2014) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Stephen Falk. Jimmy (Chris Geere), a self-involved writer, and Gretchen (Aya Cash), a self-destructive Los ...more

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Casual is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Casual Michaela Watkins, Tommy Dewey, Tara Lynne Barr Casual is a 2015 television comedy-drama series that premiered on Hulu. After learning her husband is having an affair, Valerie (Michaela Watkins), a successful shrink, files for divorce and ...more

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Love is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Love Gillian Jacobs, Paul Rust, Claudia O'Doherty Love (Netflix, 2016) is an American romantic comedy web television series created by Judd Apatow, Paul Rust, and Lesley Arfin. The series is a "down-to-earth look at dating," exploring ...more

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Rachel Bloom, Vincent Rodriguez III, Santino Fontana Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW, 2015) is an American romantic musical comedy-drama television series created by Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna. After bumping into her first love, a New York ...more

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13 Reasons Why is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
13 Reasons Why Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Kate Walsh 13 Reasons Why (Netflix, 2017) is an American television series based on the 2007 novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher and adapted by Brian Yorkey. Told through a series of flashbacks, the ...more

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Jane the Virgin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Jane the Virgin Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, Yael Grobglas Jane the Virgin (The CW, 2014) is an American satirical romantic comedy-drama telenovela developed by Jennie Snyder Urman. A working, religious young Latina virgin (Gina Rodriguez) becomes ...more

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Dear White People is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Dear White People Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, DeRon Horton Dear White People (2017, Netflix) is an American satirical comedy-drama television series based on Justin Simien's 2014 film of the same name. It follows a group of students of color at a ...more

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Younger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Younger Sutton Foster, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor Younger is an American television comedy-drama series based on the Pamela Redmond Satran novel of the same name. The series stars Sutton Foster as the lead character, with Hilary Duff, Debi ...more

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Master of None is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Master of None Aziz Ansari, Noël Wells, Eric Wareheim Master of None (Netflix, 2015) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang. The personal and professional life of Dev (Aziz Ansari), a 30-year-old ...more

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Idiotsitter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Idiotsitter Jillian Bell, Charlotte Newhouse, Stephen Root Idiotsitter (Comedy Central, 2016) is an American sitcom created by Jillian Bell and Charlotte Newhouse. A straight-and-narrow young woman (Newhouse) is hired to babysit a mega-rich woman child ...more

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Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Riverdale KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes Riverdale (The CW, 2017) is an American teen drama television series developed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the characters of Archie Comics. The series follows Archie Andrews' (KJ Apa) ...more

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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
go_sullivan added Supergirl Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. The adventures ...more

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Can't Cope, Won't Cope is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Can't Cope, Won't Cope Seána Kerslake, Nika McGuigan, Muiris Crowley Can't Cope, Won't Cope (Netflix, 2016) is an Irish comedy drama created by Stefanie Preissner. In Dublin, friends Aisling (Seána Kerslake) and Danielle (Nika McGuigan) must come to terms ...more

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Please Like Me is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Derek Lein added Please Like Me Josh Thomas, Thomas Ward, John Please Like Me is an Australian television comedy drama series starring Josh Thomas. The series premiered on 28 February 2013 on ABC2 in Australia. The show explores realistic issues with ...more

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Degrassi: Next Class Ana Golja, Ricardo Hoyos, Stefan Brogren Degrassi: Next Class is a 2016 Canadian teen drama television series set in the Degrassi Universe, the fifth series in the Degrassi franchise. Like its predecessors, the series follows an ...more

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Inside Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Inside Amy Schumer Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central, 2013) is an American sketch comedy television series created by Amy Schumer and Daniel Powell. Each episode is divided into segments of varying length – ...more