Best TV Series Like ‘The Good Place’ on Netflix

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shows like The Good Place on Netflix

The Good Place – Picture: NBCUniversal

With the fourth and final season of The Good Place now available on Netflix in most regions around the world, you might be searching for your next binge-worthy show. Here are our top recommendations for what to watch on Netflix if you enjoyed The Good Place.

If you’re a fan of Michael Shur, note that he almost exclusively works for NBCUniversal and, by extension, Peacock, which is where you’ll find most of his content in the US going forward (he struck a huge deal with them in March 2019).

All four seasons were released worldwide at different times and marked the conclusion of the ever-twisting comedy series that earned plenty of nominations but seldom received the awards it truly deserved.

Let’s dive into the Netflix library to discover shows similar to The Good Place available on Netflix right now.

Space Force

Seasons available: 1

Space Force

We’ll start with Space Force, Netflix’s first major attempt to capture the comedic formula that NBC has perfected over the years. It features an ensemble of top talent, a straightforward premise, and seasoned writers to deliver a program that appeals to a broad audience.

Space Force stars Steve Carell, John Malkovich, and Ben Schwartz as members of the US’s newest military branch, the Space Force. The first season follows them as they establish the division and embark on various missions in space.

Despite its potential, Space Force maintained a presence in Netflix’s top 10 features worldwide for a considerable duration.


Community

Seasons available: 6

Community top 50 TV series on Netflix

With most NBC shows leaving Netflix, it was a significant move for Netflix to acquire from Sony Pictures what is perhaps the best comedy show the network has ever produced but was underappreciated at its time.

Following Jeff Winger (played by Joel McHale) and his experiences at Greendale Community College, we dive into the adventures of a group of misfits forming a study group. All six seasons were made available on Netflix globally earlier in 2020, as part of Netflix’s efforts to secure more licenses.

Its exceptional writing and humor, along with its unique concepts, make it similar to The Good Place, offering multiple laugh-out-loud moments per episode.


Schitt’s Creek

Seasons available: 6

Schitt's Creek on Netflix

As we mentioned, The Good Place received numerous nominations at various award shows throughout its run but often missed out on winning—frequently to this very show.

The Canadian series follows a wealthy family that suddenly finds themselves broke and is forced to live in Schitt’s Creek, a small town they once purchased as a joke. This redemption story focuses on their adjustment from a life of luxury to one that is more humble and grounded.

Similar to The Good Place, it centers on four main characters who feel as though they’ve been thrust into an entirely different world.


Arrested Development

Seasons available: 5
Arrested Development Season 5b on Netflix
If you’re a fan of the zany and unconventional humor of The Good Place, let us introduce you to Arrested Development. This series is non-stop chaos from beginning to end.

Created by Mitchell Hurwitz for Fox, it doesn’t directly relate to The Good Place, but it offers excellent writing and unforgettable characters.


The Office

Seasons available: 9
Only available on Netflix in the US

The Office leaving Netflix in 2021
Following Friends, The Office stands as one of NBC’s greatest comedy successes in the past two decades. Its ease of viewing and suitability for binge-watching make it a perfect companion to The Good Place.

Michael Schur played a significant role in the creation of The Office, contributing extensively in the writers’ room and occasionally appearing as Mose, Dwight Schrute’s eccentric cousin.

If you’re in the United States, we recommend watching it soon, as it’s scheduled to leave Netflix on January 1st, 2021.


More The Good Place Recommendations

Have you watched all of the above? No problem—here are a few more suggestions. However, availability may vary depending on your location.
With thanks to TasteDive for these recommendations:

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Bonding
  • Russian Doll
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • Santa Clarita Diet
  • Atypical
  • Good Girls
  • Superstore
  • Living With Yourself
  • Black Mirror

Do you have any more recommendations on Netflix similar to The Good Place? Let us know in the comments.

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 Poster Rating: TV-PG
Language: English
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera
Season Additions:
  • - Season 5 - Part 2 was added to Netflix on March 15th, 2019
  • - Season 5 was added to Netflix on May 29th, 2018
  • - Season 4 Remix was added to Netflix on May 4th, 2018