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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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Fresh Off the Boat is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What to Watch If You Love Jane the Virgin
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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 his book Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir. It is the first American television situation comedy starring an Asian-American family as protagonists to air on network primetime since Margaret Cho's All American Girl, which aired for one season in 1994. Its style has been compared to the comedy series Everybody Hates Chris. The flashback technique with voice-over narration from the present day is similar to The Wonder Years. The show debuted with two preview episodes on February 4, 2015. The second episode ...more on Wikipedia

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