What To Watch If You Love 'New Girl' 

Updated April 10, 2020 213 votes 34 voters 30 items

List Rules Vote up the films and television series that you know other fans of 'New Girl' will love.

If you just finished New Girl and feel like it’s left a gaping hole in your life, there’s no need to despair. We’ve compiled this list of movies and TV shows similar to New Girl that are sure to conjure up the same feelings of joy and fun that you had while watching your favorite episodes of New Girl

With lots of options, including Scrubs, a show that gave life to New Girl thanks to its cancellation, and even movies like (500) Days of Summer, a film that has the same quirky, romantic aesthetic, deciding what to watch after New Girl will really just depend on your mood. 

This list of shows New Girl is sorted by fans who’ve chimed in and voted for their fave movies and TV series that they think other New Girl fans will also love, and the titles included are ordered by their votes. So what are your favorite movies and TV series like New Girl? Vote your favorite programs up to the top of the list. 

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How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What To Watch If You Love 'New Girl'
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If you loved New Girl's ensemble cast, you'll love How I Met Your Mother's and their incredible chemistry. 

How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 2005) is an American sitcom created by Craig Thomas and Carter Bays. Through a series of flashbacks, Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) recounts to his children the journey he and his four friends (Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris, and Alyson Hannigan) took leading up to him meeting their mother. ...more on Wikipedia

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Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What To Watch If You Love 'New Girl'
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If you're looking for a workplace comedy after finishing New GirlScrubs offers a great setting for an otherwise hilarious series. 

Scrubs (NBC, 2001) is an American medical comedy-drama television series created by Bill Lawrence. In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, intern John "J.D." Dorian (Zach Braff) learns the ways of medicine, friendship, and life. ...more on Wikipedia

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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What To Watch If You Love 'New Girl'
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If you're in the mood for another easy comedy after finishing New Girl, this series takes the cake and has a massive backlog for those that need a lot of content.

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 the perspective of an unseen documentary filmmaker. ...more on Wikipedia

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Juno is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What To Watch If You Love 'New Girl'
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A coming of age film that's significantly smarter than it looks, fans of New Girl will love this 2007 film starring Ellen Page and Michael Cera. 

Juno is a 2007 Canadian-American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody. Ellen Page stars as the title character, an independent-minded teenager confronting an unplanned pregnancy and the subsequent events that put pressures of adult life onto her. Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Allison Janney, and J. K. Simmons also star. Filming spanned from early February to March 2007 in Vancouver, British Columbia. It premiered on September 8 at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival, receiving a standing ovation. Juno won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and earned three other Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actress ...more on Wikipedia

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