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What to Watch If You Love 'How I Met Your Mother' 

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Updated April 20, 2020 378 votes 33 voters 43 items

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How I Met Your Mother is a romantic comedy that garnered the love and affection of hordes of fans, but if you’ve finished watching the series, there’s no need for despair. There are plenty of movies and TV shows to watch if you like How I Met Your Mother, and we’ve compiled the best ones right here for you, in this list!

TV shows similar to How I Met Your Mother often feature groups of fun-loving friends and their wacky adventures, and if you’re looking for more shows featuring groups of friends, New Girl is sure to fill the void. The 2011 sitcom features a quirky girl rooming with three guys. And if you think there aren’t also some good movies like How I Met Your Mother, then think again, because we’ve found quite a few that are sure to tickle the fancies of even the hardest-to-please fans. Take Something Borrowed, for instance. This movie follows college friends intertwined in complicated relationships. 

But you don’t have to take our word for it - some of How I Met Your Mother’s biggest fans have chimed in and cast their votes for the best movies and TV shows like HIMYM, and once you’ve watched, you can cast your votes, too!

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Single Parents is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'How I Met Your Mother'
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This hyper-relatable sitcom is the perfect pick for parents after you've sent the kids to bed.

Single Parents (ABC, 2018) is an American sitcom television series created by Elizabeth Meriwether and J.J. Philbin. A group of single parents forms their own support system as they raise their kids and struggle to start new relationships. ...more on Wikipedia

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Zoey's Extraordinary Pla... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'How I Met Your Mother'
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If you're looking for an easy comedy to sink into after finishing HIMYM, this series from NBC is the perfect nonsensical choice.

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (NBC, 2020) is an American musical fantasy dramedy television series. The show is set around Zoey's (Jane Levy) ability to recognize the thoughts of the people surrounding her as songs playing. ...more on Wikipedia

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Friends is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'How I Met Your Mother'
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This classic comedy series set the gold standard for the genre and will have you laughing within the first five minutes guaranteed. 

Friends (NBC, 1994) is an American sitcom television series created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman. The personal and professional lives of six friends (Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer) living in New York City. ...more on Wikipedia

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The Good Place is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'How I Met Your Mother'
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If you're looking for a wholesome comedy series dealing with mortality after finishing HIMYM, this series is the perfect pick.

The Good Place (NBC, 2016) is an American fantasy-comedy television series created by Michael Schur. Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) and three other individuals (William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, and Manny Jacinto) discover they have entered the afterlife, and struggle to define what it means to be a good person. ...more on Wikipedia

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