TV Current TV Shows That Are Just The Office Ripoffs  

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List Rules Vote up the series that are most obviously trying to replicate the success of The Office.

Here, you'll find a list of current TV shows that are just ripping off The Office. Given the series did stellar in the ratings and snagged some serious critical acclaim, it makes sense many creative types would be inspired by The Office. There's nothing wrong with that, as artists all have their influences. However, inspiration can easily cross the line into a straight up ripoff and these current TV series are clearly just copying The Office

Which TV shows ripping off The Office will you find on this list list? The confessional cameras and documentary style shooting of Modern Family make it similar to The Office. Ricky Gervais continued to create hilarious television with Extras and Derek, but some feel that show is a little too similar to the show that originally granted Gervais fame. Other good shows that are The Office ripoffs include Hello Ladies, Party Down, and The Muppets.

Which of these current TV shows trying to be The Office is the most shameless rip off? Vote the most derivative series up to the top of this list and add anything you feel is missing. 

Party Down is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Current TV Shows That Are Just The Office Ripoffs
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Party Down


Party Down is an American comedy television series created and primarily written by John Enbom, Rob Thomas, Dan Etheridge and Paul Rudd that aired on the Starz network in the United States. The series follows a group of caterers in Los Angeles as they hope to make it in Hollywood. Starz canceled Party Down on June 30, 2010. While the show was warmly received by critics, its Nielsen ratings were very low. Losing Jane Lynch to Glee as well as Adam Scott to Parks and Recreation were believed to be additional factors in the decision to end the series. A script is being written, by series co-creator John Enbom, for a film adaptation of Party Down. The main cast of the TV series is expected to ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Adam Scott, Ken Marino, Ryan Hansen

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 2

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#74 on The Best of Premium Cable TV Series

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The Mindy Project is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Current TV Shows That Are Just The Office Ripoffs
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The Mindy Project


The Mindy Project is an American romantic comedy television series that premiered on Fox on September 25, 2012, and airs on Tuesday nights. The series, created by Mindy Kaling, is co-produced by Universal Television and 3 Arts Entertainment. The series is currently airing its third season, a fourth is yet to be confirmed. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ike Barinholtz

Premiered: 2012

Number of Seasons: 1

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#39 on The Best TV Shows Streaming On Hulu

#35 on The Greatest TV Shows for Women

#98 on The Best Female-Led TV Shows

#15 on The Best Single Woman Sitcoms

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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Current TV Shows That Are Just The Office Ripoffs
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Modern Family


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. Pritchett's family includes his second wife, his stepson, and infant son, as well as his two adult children and their spouses and children. Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan conceived the series while sharing stories of their own "modern families". The series is presented in mockumentary style, with the fictional characters frequently talking directly into the camera. The series premiered on September 23, 2009 and was watched by 12.6 million viewers. Early on, it was named as a key holder for the 62nd ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Ed O'Neill, SofĂ­a Vergara, Julie Bowen

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 4

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#23 on The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

#5 on The Best Shows Currently on the Air

#28 on The TV Shows with the Best Writing

#29 on The Most Important TV Sitcoms

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Current TV Shows That Are Just The Office Ripoffs
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine


Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox, 2013) is an American police television sitcom created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), an immature but talented NYPD detective in Brooklyn's 99th Precinct, comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Ray Holt (Andre Braugher). ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, + more

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 1

Also Ranked

#39 on The Best Shows Currently on the Air

#11 on The Best TV Shows Streaming On Hulu

#9 on The Best (and Worst) TV Shows Ending in 2018

#20 on Current TV Shows with the Best Writing

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