The 18 best sitcoms on Netflix right now (December 2023)

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Sitcoms assume to be a dying brand on television, but the brand lives on acknowledgment to Netflix in the anatomy of aboriginal shows, as able-bodied as alternation from the accomplished that accept begin a home at the streamer. This month’s top new accession to the ball calendar is Young Sheldon, which was best afresh alive on Max. We’re additionally putting a spotlight on two Netflix aboriginal sitcoms, Merry Happy Whatever and Blockbuster, as able-bodied as a above NBC sitcom, Great News.

Netflix is additionally the home for best abundant sitcoms like Seinfeld, Arrested Development, and Community, all of which you can acquisition on our account of the best sitcoms on Netflix appropriate now. And added sitcoms are advancing in 2024 because Netflix is consistently abacus new shows. So accumulate blockage aback as we amend this account every month.

We’ve additionally angled up all the best movies on Netflix, the best shows on Hulu, the best shows on Amazon Prime, and the best shows on Disney+ because we booty our alive seriously. Watching while traveling abroad? Use a Netflix VPN to acceptance your country’s archive from anywhere in the world.

Young Sheldon (2017-present)

Iain Armitage as Sheldon in Young Sheldon.Warner Bros. TV

Young Sheldon was one of the top alive hits for Max, and it’s bound climbed the archive now that it’s on Netflix. This aftereffect from The Big Bang Theory is absolutely a prequel that follows the world’s best annoying man, Sheldon Lee Cooper, back he was aloof a child, as played by Iain Armitage.

Even at this aboriginal age, Sheldon is the ability of the Cooper family, which includes his parents, Mary (Zoe Perry) and George Cooper Sr. (Lance Barber), as able-bodied as their added children, George Jr. (Montana Jordan) and Missy (Raegan Revord). Sheldon does his best to apprentice how to chronicle to his ancestors and authenticate his love, but best of these acquaint charge not accept continued to Sheldon’s developed cocky on The Big Bang Theory. In some ways, this seems like an alternating timeline.

Watch Young Sheldon on Netflix.

Merry Happy Whatever (2019)

The casting of Merry Happy Whatever.Netflix

Merry Happy Whatever may be the aboriginal Christmastime sitcom, which additionally may anniversary for the acumen why it didn’t aftermost above its aboriginal and alone season. Dennis Quaid leads the casting as Don Quinn, the agent sheriff of his baby town, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Don is additionally the ancestor of Emmy (Bridgit Mendler), Kayla (Ashley Tisdale), Patsy (Siobhan Murphy), and Sean (Hayes MacArthur).

Emmy has appear home for the holidays with her boyfriend, Matt (Brent Morin), both of whom appetite Don to accord his absolution so they can get married. What they don’t apprehend is that Don is already aggravating to breach up the brace by accepting Emmy a job in town, and by active off Matt in any way that he can.

Watch Merry Happy Whatever on Netflix.

Blockbuster (2022)

The casting of Blockbuster.Netflix

Netflix played a big role in the atrophy of Blockbuster Video, so it’s acrid that Netflix itself was abaft Blockbuster, a brief ball about the actual aftermost Blockbuster abundance in existence. WandaVision‘s Randall Park leads the casting as Timmy Yoon, the man who keeps his Blockbuster abundance breath afterwards the blow of the association has bankrupt down.

Timmy’s advisers at the abundance accommodate ambitious director, Carlos Herrera (Tyler Alvarez), as able-bodied as Hannah Hadman (Madeline Arthur), Connie Serrano (Olga Merediz), and Eliza Walker (Melissa Fumero). Timmy is additionally secretly in adulation with Eliza, who has afar from her husband. Whether Timmy can acknowledge his animosity for Eliza is one of the axial conflicts of the show.

Watch Blockbuster on Netflix.

Great News (2017-2018)

The casting of Great News.Universal Television

Great News is one of those shows that alone had a abrupt shelf activity on television. But back Netflix is about the afterlife for alone TV sitcoms, it has a additional adventitious to get an audience. This appearance takes abode abaft the scenes of a fabulous account alternation alleged The Breakdown, which is anchored by Chuck Pierce (John Michael Higgins) and Portia Scott-Griffith (Nicole Richie).

However, the primary focus of this ball is on Katherine “Katie” Wendelson (Briga Heelan), a ambassador on The Breakdown who cautiously works alongside her mother, Carol Wendelson (Andrea Martin), an earlier woman who has gotten herself assassin to be an intern on the show. Now, Katie has to cross her accord with Carol while additionally ambidextrous with the adventurous astriction she has with her boss, Greg Walsh (Adam Campbell).

Watch Great News on Netflix.

Lopez vs. Lopez (2022-present)

George Lopez and Mayan Lopez in Lopez vs. Lopez.Universal Television

Because Lopez vs. Lopez is an NBC series, Peacock seems like it would be the added accustomed alive home for it than Netflix. Regardless, the aboriginal division of Lopez vs. Lopez is now on Netflix, and division 2 will apparently activate filming afterwards the actor’s bang ends. For now, admirers can get reacquainted with ball adept George Lopez as he co-stars in this new alternation with his real-life daughter, Mayan Lopez.

The bureaucracy for the appearance is that George and Mayan accept been conflicting for years until George went bankrupt and hit bedrock bottom. Now, George is active with Mayan and her boyfriend, Quinten Van Bryan (Matt Shively), as able-bodied as their son, Chance Lopez-Van Bryan (Brice Gonzalez). George and Mayan are additionally alive on acclimation their relationship, but not consistently successfully.

Watch Lopez vs. Lopez on Netflix.

The Upshaws (2021-present)

Mike Epps and Wanda Sykes in The Upshaws.Netflix

The Upshaws may be the best accepted Netflix aboriginal ball that is still an advancing show. Mike Epps and Kim Fields co-headline the alternation as Bennie and Regina Upshaw, respectively. Bennie owns his own business, Bennie’s Garage, but he sometimes struggles to be there for his kids with Regina, including Aaliyah (Khali Spraggins), Maya (Journey Christine), and Bernard Jr. (Jermelle Simon), as able-bodied as Kelvin Upshaw (Diamond Lyons), Bernie’s son with addition woman.

Wanda Sykes co-created the alternation which additionally co-stars as Lucretia Turner, Bennie’s sister-in-law, who absolutely doesn’t like him actual much. But alternating battle like that is at the affection of every acknowledged sitcom.

Watch The Upshaws on Netflix.

Fuller House (2016-2020)

The casting of Fuller House.Netflix

Fuller House was an adapted awakening of the archetypal ABC sitcom, Full House, which suggests that an closing aftereffect alternation should be alleged Fullest House. Unlike some revivals, Fuller House got best of the aboriginal casting aback in either starring or acknowledging roles.

Candace Cameron Bure account the appearance as D.J. Tanner-Fuller, a abandoned mother who badly needs advice adopting her three sons. That’s why D.J.’s sister, Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin), and her best friend, Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber), bead aggregate in their lives in adjustment to move in with D.J.’s ancestors in the archetypal Tanner home. The backward ball legend, Bob Saget, recurred on the series, alongside his above Full House co-stars, including John Stamos, Dave Coulier, and Lori Loughlin.

Watch Fuller House on Netflix.

iCarly (2007-2012)

Jennette McCurdy and Miranda Cosgrove in iCarly.Nickelodeon

It seems like such a continued time back iCarly debuted on Nickelodeon, abnormally back the awakening alternation was alone afresh canceled by Paramount+. Regardless, this was a ball that was created for adolescent audiences, and it still plays able-bodied for admirers who may not be accessible for some of the added adult-oriented shows.

Miranda Cosgrove account the alternation as Carly Shay, a boyish babe who launches her own web show, iCarly, which she co-hosts with her best friend, Sam Puckett (Jennette McCurdy),  and produces with Freddie Benson (Nathan Kress). At Freddie’s suggestion, the girls connected authoritative the appearance because it was fun. But they didn’t calculation on the means that their new online acceptance would complicate their lives.

Watch iCarly on Netflix.

Seinfeld (1989-1998)

The casting of Seinfeld.NBC

Seinfeld, the alternation declared as “a appearance about nothing,” was the defining ball of the 1990s. And it got a lot of breadth out of “nothing” as Jerry Seinfeld (playing a adaptation of himself) spent time blind out with his friends, George Costanza (Jason Alexander), Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), and Cosmo Kramer (Michael Richards).

The appearance was brimming of alien situations, abundantly affected one-off characters, and some of the best consistently amusing and amusing quips on TV. It’s been 25 years back this appearance went off the air, and it charcoal an best classic.

Watch Seinfeld on Netflix.

Community (2009-2015)

Troy and the assemblage on Community.NBC / Sony Pictures TV

Years afore co-creating Rick and Morty, Dan Harmon’s Community was conceivably the best adroit ball biographer on TV. This alternation about a abstraction accumulation at a baby association academy may not accept been a ratings juggernaut, but it had a casting that best shows would adulation to have, including Joel McHale, Donald Glover, Alison Brie, Danny Pudi, Gillian Jacobs, and Chevy Chase. More importantly, it has a able afterward that still wants Harmon to accomplishment that Community TV cine he’s alive on for Peacock.

The abstruse to this show’s success was the agrarian swings that it took, the amusing apology episodes, and best of all, an affluence of affection back it counted, abnormally in the stop-motion activated Christmas episode. Future MCU admiral Anthony and Joe Russo additionally becoming their adventitious to captain Marvel’s movies acknowledgment to their assignment on Community‘s acclaimed paintball episodes. How abounding added shows can say that?

Watch Community on Netflix.

The Good Place (2016-2020)

The casting of The Good Place.Universal TV

It’s not necessarily a admirable afterlife for Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) and Jason Mendoza (Manny Jacinto) in The Good Place. Despite actuality beatific to their abiding paradise, Eleanor and Jason apperceive that they don’t deserve it and that they were apparently meant to end up in the Bad Place. That’s why their guide, Michael (Ted Danson), pairs Eleanor up with her soulmate, Chidi Anagonye (William Jackson Harper), and assigns Tahani Al-Jamil (She-Hulk: Attorney at Law‘s Jameela Jamil) to Jason — to advice them become bigger people.

But the Good Place isn’t necessarily what it seems, and the quartet will eventually accept affidavit to catechism their afterlife, alike during amusing circumstances.

Watch The Good Place on Netflix.

Arrested Development (2003-2006, 2013-2019)

The casting of Arrested Development.20th Century Studios

The Russo brothers were additionally amid the primary admiral on Arrested Development, Mitchell Hurwitz’s band ball alternation that briefly ran on Fox about two decades ago. Netflix active the alternation for two added seasons in 2013, which helped coalesce the streamer’s aboriginal programming. The appearance follows Michael Bluth (Air‘s Jason Bateman), the acutely accustomed guy in a abortive family. But he aloof can’t break out of their orbit.

When Michael’s father, George Bluth (Jeffrey Tambor), is beatific to prison, Michael is roped into allowance run the ancestors aggregation while ambidextrous with his acerbic mother, Lucille Bluth (Jessica Walter), as able-bodied as his aberrant siblings: Gob (Will Arnett), Lindsay (Portia de Rossi), and Buster (Tony Hale). This job aloof ability drive Michael out of his mind, if his ancestors doesn’t do it first.

Watch Arrested Development on Netflix.

Kim’s Convenience (2016-2021)

The casting of Kim's Convenience.CBC Television

Before he was casting in the advance of Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Simu Liu had a starring role on Kim’s Convenience as Jung Kim, the conflicting son of Yong-mi Kim (Jean Yoon) and Sang-il Kim (The Mandalorian‘s Paul Sun-Hyung Lee). Most of the appearance focused on the Kims and their accessibility store, as wll as their daughter, Janet Kim (Andrea Bang). But Jung agitated his own storylines and subplots alike back kept at a distance.

Although Janet and Yong-mi advance ties with Jung, accepting the ancestor and son to application up their differences is no accessible task. There are absolutely some affecting and ardent moments in this comedy, and that’s what makes it a abundant show.

Watch Kim’s Convenience on Netflix. 

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015-2020)

Ellie Kemper in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.Netflix

Netflix rescued Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt from an assured abandoning by NBC by acrimonious up the appearance afore it anytime premiered on arrangement television. That angry out to be a abundant auto because this is by far one of the best acclaimed sitcoms on Netflix. The appearance is about Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper), a woman who spent 15 years of her activity trapped in a band run by Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne (Confess, Fletch‘s Jon Hamm).

But rather than let this ascertain her life, Kimmy decides to absolutely reinvent herself by affective to New York City and affective in with an aberrant actor, Titus Andromedon (Tituss Burgess). She additionally befriends her landlord, Lillian Kaushtupper (Carol Kane), and finds a absolute job alive for Jacqueline Voorhees (Jane Krakowski). There are four seasons of this series, but we don’t acclaim a binge. This is a appearance that’s meant to be savored, so booty your time.

Watch Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix.

The Game (2006-2008)

The casting of The Game.CBS TV

Only the aboriginal three seasons of The Game‘s nine-season run are on Netflix, but it’s still a ball that’s aces of your time. The appearance follows Melanie Barnett (Tia Mowry), a adolescent medical academy apprentice who turns bottomward a adventitious to abstraction at a celebrated academy to accompany her boyfriend, Derwin Davis (Pooch Hall), to San Diego afterwards he is drafted to comedy pro football.

Once Melanie arrives in San Diego, she befriends Kelly Pitts (Brittany Daniel), addition cogent added from Derwin’s team, as able-bodied as Tasha Mack (Wendy Raquel Robinson), the mother of the team’s starting quarterback. Through Kelly and Tasha, Melanie learns how to cross activity in the spotlight alongside Derwin.

Watch The Game on Netflix.

Girlfriends (2000-2008)

The casting of Girlfriends.CBS

The Game was absolutely spun off of Girlfriends, which was one of the best accepted sitcoms on UPN/The CW. The appearance focuses on the accord and band amid four women: Joan Carol Clayton (Tracee Ellis Ross), Maya Denise Wilkes (Golden Brooks), Lynn Ann Searcy (Persia White), and Antoinette “Toni” Marie Childs-Garrett (Jill Marie Jones).

Each of these women is at actual altered places in their lives, and they don’t consistently see eye-to-eye. But for the best part, they abutment anniversary added and advance the bonds amid them … with one barring that happens backward in the series’ run.

Watch Girlfriends on Netflix.

Crashing (2016)

The casting of Crashing.Channel 4

Before she fabricated a name for herself with Fleabag and Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Phoebe Waller-Bridge had a arch role on the brief British ball Crashing. The appearance is so called because Waller-Bridge’s character, Lulu, is the latest acquaintance to move into an abandoned hospital alongside one of her best friends, Anthony (Damien Molony), Anthony’s fiancée Kate (Louise Ford), Melody (Julie Dray), Sam (Jonathan Bailey), and Fred (Amit Shah).

Lulu’s accession about instantly causes problems for Anthony and Kate, abnormally back Lulu and Anthony alpha activity a adventurous allure against anniversary other. Meanwhile, the absolute accumulation activating is so abortive that it may accompany their active arrange to an abrupt end.

Watch Crashing on Netflix.

Ugly Betty (2006-2010)

America Ferrera in Ugly Betty.ABC Studios

Barbie‘s America Ferrera had her aboriginal blemish role as the brilliant of Ugly Betty. The appellation character, Betty Suarez (Ferrera), is absolutely awkward and fashion-challenged. But Betty anon finds a life-altering career befalling back she is assassin to be a claimed abettor at Mode, one of the top appearance magazines in the world.

Betty doesn’t decay abundant time authoritative accompany with her boss, Daniel Meade (Eric Mabius). And it’s a acceptable affair too, because this abode has a viper, Wilhelmina Slater (Vanessa Williams), who is dismissive of Betty and acquisitive to displace Daniel so she can run Mode by herself. Regardless, it’s Betty’s congenital advantage that makes the appearance so enjoyable.

Watch Ugly Betty on Netflix.

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