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The Most Relatable TV Shows In 2019 

Molly Gander
Updated July 13, 2020 1.1k votes 135 voters 2.9k views 29 items

List Rules The new or returning television series with the most relatable people and situations that aired new episodes during the 2019 calendar year.

You know how some of the most relatable shows never fail to make you say "same?" For better or for worse, there's something comforting about seeing a character who totally gets what you're going through and normal families that are maybe funnier than yours but still seem familiar. From time-honored TV series with new episodes airing this year to brand-new shows that you can already tell you're going to love, it's time seek out the most relatable shows of 2019. Stuck in a day to day retail nightmare you call "work?" Superstore is just begging for a vote from you. Sick of working dead in jobs to try to get the bills paid on time? Shameless may just just the thing. 

Whether your life tends to unfold like a drama series or its one big comedy that seems to be hilarious to everyone but you, you're sure to find a show that speaks to you. So, join in the fun and help decide which are the best, most relatable TV series of 2019 by voting up the most relatable shows and voting down the shows that don't get it at all.

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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Relatable TV Shows In 2019
Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

Genres (Tv): Animation, Television comedy, Comedy, Family Film

The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by the ...more
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Superstore is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Relatable TV Shows In 2019
America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Superstore (NBC, 2015) is an American single-camera sitcom television series created by Justin Spitzer. An oddball family of employees at supersized megastore Cloud 9 tackles the day-to-day ...more
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Fresh Off the Boat is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Relatable TV Shows In 2019
Constance Wu, Randall Park, Hudson Yang

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Fresh Off the Boat (ABC, 2015) is an American comedy television series created by Nahnatchka Khan. Louis Huang (Randall Park) relocates his family from Chinatown of Washington, DC to Orlando, ...more
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On My Block is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Relatable TV Shows In 2019
Diego Tinoco, Jason Genao, Jessica Marie Garcia

Genres (Tv): Teen drama, Comedy

On My Block (Netflix, 2018) is an American coming-of-age television series created by Lauren Iungerich, Eddie Gonzalez, and Jeremy Haft. In an inner-city Los Angeles neighborhood, four teens - a ...more
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Insecure is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Relatable TV Shows In 2019
Issa Rae, Jay Ellis, Yvonne Orji

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Insecure (HBO, 2016) is an American comedy-drama series created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, based on the web series Awkward Black Girl. Black female friends Issa (Issa Rae) and Molly (Yvonne ...more
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Younger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Relatable TV Shows In 2019
Sutton Foster, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor

Genres (Tv): Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy

Younger (TV Land, 2015) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Darren Star, based on the 2005 novel by Pamela Redmond Satran. After being mistaken for younger than she really ...more
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This Is Us is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Relatable TV Shows In 2019
Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Family drama

This Is Us (NBC, 2016) is an American television series created by Dan Fogelman. Follows a unique ensemble, as their paths cross and their life stories intertwine, from sharing the same ...more
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Sex Education is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Relatable TV Shows In 2019
Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama

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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Shameless is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Relatable TV Shows In 2019
Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama

Shameless (Showtime, 2011) is an American comedy-drama television series developed by John Wells, based on the 2004 British series. Led by drunk patriarch Frank (William H. Macy), the poor and ...more
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The Conners is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Relatable TV Shows In 2019
John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

The Conners (ABC, 2018) is an American television sitcom created by Matt Williams, and a spinoff continuation of Roseanne. After the death of Roseanne Conner, the Conner family is forced to face ...more
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Dear White People is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Relatable TV Shows In 2019
Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, DeRon Horton

Genres (Tv): Comedy-drama, Satire

Dear White People (2017, Netflix) is an American satirical comedy-drama television series created by Justin Simien, and based on his 2014 film of the same name. A group of black students at a ...more
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Mom is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Relatable TV Shows In 2019
Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Blake Garrett Rosenthal

Genres (Tv): Television comedy, Sitcom

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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The Neighborhood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Relatable TV Shows In 2019
Max Greenfield, Cedric the Entertainer, Dreama Walker

Genres (Tv): Comedy

The Neighborhood (CBS, 2018) is an American comedy television series created by Jim Reynolds. The nicest guy in the Midwest (Max Greenfield) moves his family into a tough neighborhood in L.A. ...more
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Catastrophe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Relatable TV Shows In 2019
Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Catastrophe (Channel 4, 2015) a British sitcom created by Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan. After an unexpected pregnancy, an Irish woman (Horgan) and an American businessman (Delaney) decide to ...more
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Friends from College is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Relatable TV Shows In 2019
Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Annie Parisse

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Friends from College (Netflix, 2017) is a comedy television series created by Nicholas Stoller and Francesca Delbanco. The series follows a close-knit group of Harvard alumni (Keegan-Michael ...more
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Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Relatable TV Shows In 2019
Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

Arrested Development (Fox, 2003) is an American television sitcom created by Mitchell Hurwitz. Level-headed son Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman) takes over family affairs after his father is ...more
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Broad City is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Relatable TV Shows In 2019
Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Hannibal Buress

Genres (Tv): Comedy

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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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Relatable TV Shows In 2019
Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 2007) is an American television sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady. A woman (Kaley Cuoco) who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but ...more
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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Relatable TV Shows In 2019
Ed O'Neill, SofĂ­a Vergara, Julie Bowen

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Mockumentary, Family, Comedy, Family Film

Modern Family (ABC, 2009) is an American comedy television sitcom created by Francisco Bobadilla. Three different but related families face trials and tribulations in their own unique way from ...more
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PEN15 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Relatable TV Shows In 2019
Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle

Genres (Tv): Comedy

PEN15 (Hulu, 2019) is an American comedy web television series, created by Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle, and Sam Zvibleman. Erskine and Konkle play versions of themselves as 13-year-old outcasts in ...more
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Jane the Virgin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Relatable TV Shows In 2019
Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, Yael Grobglas

Genres (Tv): Comedy drama, Telenovela, Satire

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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Grace and Frankie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Relatable TV Shows In 2019
Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston

Genres (Tv): Comedy

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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One Day at a Time is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Relatable TV Shows In 2019
Justina Machado, Todd Grinnell, Isabella Gomez

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

One Day at a Time (Netflix) is a 2017 sitcom loosely based on the 1975 Norman Lear series of the same name. Penelope Alvarez (Justina Machado) is a newly-single Army Nursing Corps veteran ...more
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F Is for Family is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Relatable TV Shows In 2019
Bill Burr, Laura Dern, Justin Long

Genres (Tv): Animation, Comedy

F Is for Family (Netflix, 2015) is an American web animated sitcom created by Bill Burr and Michael Price. The show is set in the early to mid 1970s and follows the dysfunctional suburban ...more
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The Bold Type is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Relatable TV Shows In 2019
Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee, Meghann Fahy

Genres (Tv): Comedy-drama

The Bold Type (Freeform, 2017) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Sarah Watson. Working for a popular women's magazine, three millennial women (Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee), ...more