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What to Watch If You Love Jane the Virgin  

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Looking for more TV shows like Jane the Virgin? Who could blame you? The hit comedy series first aired in 2014 and has since gained quite the following. For any fans of the telenovela, there isn't much else to watch on American television other than soap operas. Unfortunately, these programs are similar in format, but rarely match the intensity and creativity of one of Central and South America's greatest exports. Fortunately, Jane the Virgin is an American telenovela fans of the genre can both appreciate and enjoy. The series is all about the various tropes and gimmicks employed in the genre, but in an American dramedy format. The titular Jane is a virgin waiting for marriage when she is accidentally artificially inseminated when she goes to the doctor for a routine check-up. So, what other shows and movies like Jane the Virgin can you find? Short answer: plenty!

The awkward situations and ridiculousness of the premise continue to expand as Latin-American culture is explored. If you're looking for something to watch on television or a good movie to stream that's like Jane the Virgin, there are plenty of shows and movies to check out. Instead of simply listing the best telenovelas available, this list compiles similar offerings Jane the Virgin fans are certain to enjoy. Such TV shows include Emily Owen, M.D. and Fresh Off the Boat, with movies like Clueless and Manhattan Love Story.

For more Jane the Virgin recommendations, browse this list and feel free to add any similar shows and movies you think are missing! Of course, if you've seen any of the shows and movies listed below, be sure to cast your votes to help fellow fans decide what to watch after Jane the Virgin.

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One Day at a Time is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What to Watch If You Love Jane the Virgin
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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 raising her two children with the support of her colorful Cuban mother, Lydia (Rita Moreno). She works a regular shift as a nurse for Dr. Leslie Berkowitz (Stephen Tobolowsky) while dealing with unresolved issues from her time in the Army and her estranged husband, Victor Alvarez (James Martinez). ...more on Wikipedia

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Young & Hungry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What to Watch If You Love Jane the Virgin
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Young & Hungry is an American sitcom created by David Holden, and executive produced by Ashley Tisdale. The multi-camera series stars Emily Osment, Jonathan Sadowski, Aimee Carrero, Kym Whitley and Rex Lee, and premiered on ABC Family on June 25, 2014. On September 29, 2014, the series was renewed for a second season, that premiered on March 25, 2015. ...more on Wikipedia

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What to Watch If You Love Jane the Virgin
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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW, 2015) is an American romantic musical comedy-drama television series created by Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna. After bumping into her first love, a New York City lawyer (Rachel Bloom) moves to Los Angeles to try to win him back. ...more on Wikipedia

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Devious Maids is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What to Watch If You Love Jane the Virgin
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Devious Maids is an American television comedy-drama series created by Marc Cherry, produced by ABC Studios and executive produced by Cherry, Sabrina Wind, Eva Longoria, Paul McGuigan, Larry Shuman, David Lonner, John Mass, Paul Presburger, and Michael Garcia. The series premiered June 23, 2013, on Lifetime. The show's cast includes Ana Ortiz as the lead character in the show, and Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sánchez, Edy Ganem, and Judy Reyes as other maids, with Susan Lucci, Rebecca Wisocky, Tom Irwin, Brianna Brown, Brett Cullen, Mariana Klaveno, and Grant Show in feature main roles. The series centers on four Latina maids working in the homes of Beverly Hills’ wealthiest and most powerful ...more on Wikipedia

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