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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Shameless is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
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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169 112
Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
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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105 60
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
RichardBeecher added 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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142 91
Broad City is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
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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97 54
Mr. Robot is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
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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65 39
Dear White People is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
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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104 78
Silicon Valley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
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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49 32
Younger is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Sutton Foster, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor
Younger (TV Land, 2015) is an American television comedy-drama series based on the Pamela Redmond Satran novel of the same name. New divorcee Liza Miller (Sutton Foster) finds life difficult at ...more
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114 99
Master of None is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
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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48 41
Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
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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14 6
Sex Education is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey
Sex Education (Netflix, 2019) is an British comedy-drama web television series created by Laurie Nunn. A socially awkward high school virgin (Asa Butterfield) living with his sex therapist ...more
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103 105
Jane the Virgin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
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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9 9
You is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, Shay Mitchell
You (Lifetime, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble, based on the novel by Caroline Kepnes. A clever bookstore manager (Penn Badgley) relies on ...more
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56 68
13 Reasons Why is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
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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26 42
Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
go_sullivan added 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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7 22
The Bold Type is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee, Meghann Fahy
The Bold Type (Freeform, 2017) is an American drama television series created by Sarah Watson, starring Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee and Meghann Fahy. It is inspired by the life of former ...more
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14 36
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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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68 139
Inside Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
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
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SMILF is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Frankie Shaw, Miguel Gomez, Rosie O'Donnell
SMILF (Showtime, 2017) is an American television comedy series based on Frankie Shaw's short film. A single, 20-something mom (Shaw) struggles to find a happy work-life balance.