NBC Current TV Shows That Friends Fans Would Love  

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For 10 seasons the NBC mega hit comedy Friends dominated both television ratings and popular culture. From 1994 to 2004, Joey (Matt LeBlanc), Chandler (Matthew Perry), Ross (David Schwimmer), Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), Monica (Courteney Cox), and Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) were not just best friends on television, but became best friends for the millions of fans who tuned into their sitcom every week. The landscape of the situation comedy has changed a lot over the past decade, but there are still some great sitcoms on television. There will never be another Friends, but there is television similar to Friends. Here’s a list of shows fans of Friends would like.

Some of the items on this list are TV shows like Friends. Although the tone in Girls, Broad City, and Silicon Valley is vastly different from the love fest setting in Friends, the foundation of those shows are similar. At their fundamental core, they are about the relationship between pals and the family that is created not by blood, but by companionship.

Of course, there are a couple shows on this list that actually star cast members from Friends. For fans of Joey Tribbiani, Matt LeBlanc plays a parody version of himself in Episodes. He even won the Best Actor in a Comedy Golden Globe for the role in 2011. Additionally, Matthew Perry currently plays the Oscar Madison, half of the mismatched pair from The Odd Couple.

Some of the shows that made this list are on here just because they’re funny. Modern Family and Transparent are hilarious, well-written programs that any fan of comedy will truly appreciate.

Vote up for the current TV shows in 2017-2018 that you think Friends fans would love and add any others that are sure to entertain the most avid Friends fans out there.

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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Current TV Shows That Friends Fans Would Love
The Big Bang Theory Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the show along with Steven Molaro. All three also serve as head ...more

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New Girl is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Current TV Shows That Friends Fans Would Love
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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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Current TV Shows That Friends Fans Would Love
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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How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Current TV Shows That Friends Fans Would Love
ariefninja250Singlefighterdivisitouring added How I Met Your Mother Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom that originally ran on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in ...more

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It's Always Sunny in Philadelp... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Current TV Shows That Friends Fans Would Love
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX, 2005) is an American television sitcom created by Rob McElhenney. The series follows "The Gang", a group of five depraved underachievers: twins ...more

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Current TV Shows That Friends Fans Would Love
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is an American sitcom created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock and starring Ellie Kemper that has streamed on Netflix since March 6, 2015. Originally set for a 13-episode ...more

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The Goldbergs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Current TV Shows That Friends Fans Would Love
StephenAlgie added The Goldbergs Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, George Segal The Goldbergs is an American television sitcom that premiered on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 on ABC. The series was created by Adam F. Goldberg and stars Wendi McLendon-Covey and Jeff Garlin. ...more

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Mom is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Current TV Shows That Friends Fans Would Love
Mom Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Blake Garrett Rosenthal Mom is an American sitcom that premiered on September 23, 2013, on CBS. The series stars Anna Faris and Allison Janney and was created by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, as well as Gemma Baker. ...more

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Grace and Frankie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Current TV Shows That Friends Fans Would Love
Grace and Frankie Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston Grace and Frankie (Netflix, 2015) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris. Finding out that their husbands have been romantically ...more

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Fresh Off the Boat is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Current TV Shows That Friends Fans Would Love
Fresh Off the Boat Constance Wu, Randall Park, Hudson Yang Fresh Off the Boat is a comedy series starring Randall Park, Constance Wu, Ian Chen, Hudson Yang, and Forrest Wheeler that is inspired by the life of chef and food personality Eddie Huang and ...more

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The Last Man on Earth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Current TV Shows That Friends Fans Would Love
The Last Man on Earth Will Forte, January Jones, Cleopatra Coleman The Last Man on Earth is an American post-apocalyptic comedy television series created by and starring Will Forte. The series premiered on the American broadcast network Fox on March 1, 2015. ...more

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Broad City is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Current TV Shows That Friends Fans Would Love
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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Silicon Valley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Current TV Shows That Friends Fans Would Love
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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Master of None is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Current TV Shows That Friends Fans Would Love
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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Transparent is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Current TV Shows That Friends Fans Would Love
Transparent Jeffrey Tambor, Amy Landecker, Judith Light Transparent is an American comedy-drama television series produced by Picrow for Amazon Studios that debuted on February 6, 2014. The series was created and directed by Jill Soloway. The story ...more

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Life in Pieces is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Current TV Shows That Friends Fans Would Love
Life in Pieces Colin Hanks, Betsy Brandt, Thomas Sadoski Life in Pieces (CBS, 2015) is an American sitcom television series created by Justin Adler. The series chronicles the lives of three generations of the Short family as they go about their daily ...more

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The Royals is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Current TV Shows That Friends Fans Would Love
The Royals Elizabeth Hurley, William Moseley, Alexandra Park The Royals (E!, 2015) is an American drama television series created by Mark Schwahn. Helena (Elizabeth Hurley) is the matriarch of a fictional contemporary British royal family who must ...more

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Baskets is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Current TV Shows That Friends Fans Would Love
Baskets Zach Galifianakis, Martha Kelly, Louie Anderson Baskets (FX, 2016) is an American comedy television series co-created by Louis C.K., Zach Galifianakis and Jonathan Krisel, who is also the showrunner. Galifianakis stars in the dual lead role ...more

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Ballers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Current TV Shows That Friends Fans Would Love
Ballers Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry, John David Washington Ballers (HBO, 2015) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Stephen Levinson. Former football superstar Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne Johnson) tries to find success as a financial ...more

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Casual is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Current TV Shows That Friends Fans Would Love
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