15 Shows Like ‘This Is Us’ to Fill the Void After Season 6

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Now that This Is Us is nearing the end of its sixth (and final) season, we’re on the hunt for similar shows that can help fill the void.

Whether you’re looking for a real tearjerker with tons of emotional twists and turns or just a drama centered around a family, we’ve rounded up something for everyone. Without further ado, keep reading for 15 shows like This Is Us you can start binge-watching tonight.

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1. ‘A MILLION LITTLE THINGS’

Who’s in it: David Giuntoli, Romany Malco, Allison Miller

What’s it about: This ensemble comedy—about a group of friends who reunite after the loss of a mutual pal—feels a lot like This is Us. In short, it’s about coming together after a tragedy, and as the group recovers from losing the person they believed held them together, their bonds only grow stronger.

How can I watch? Available on Hulu

2. ‘Parenthood’

Who’s in it: Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, Monica Potter, Craig T. Nelson, Ray Romano

What’s it about: Slightly similar to This Is Us, the series revolves around three generations of one family: the patriarch Zeek Braverman, the matriarch Camille Braverman and the families of their four children Adam, Sarah, Crosby and Julia.

How can I watch? Available on Amazon Prime

3. ‘Queen Sugar’

Who’s in it: Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe

What’s it about: Created by Ava DuVernay (When They See Us), this OWN original series follows the life of three siblings, who move to Louisiana to claim an inheritance—an 800-acre sugarcane farm—from their recently deceased father.

How can I watch? Available on Hulu

4. ‘FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS’

Who’s in it: Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Zach Gilford, Taylor Kitsch, Aimee Teegarden

What’s it about: This high school drama follows the lives of the Dillon Panthers, one of the nation's best football teams, and their head coach Eric Taylor. And yes, “Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose,” will become your new life motto. They may not all be blood relatives, but for some of them, their team is the closest thing they have to it.

How can I watch? Available on Amazon Prime

5. ‘Brothers and Sisters’

Who’s in it: Sally Field, Calista Flockhart, Matthew Rhys

What’s it about: Like the title alludes to, this drama follows the siblings of a wealthy California family who unite after the sudden death of their father.

How can I watch? Available on Hulu

6. ‘Vida’

Who’s in it: Melissa Barrera, Mishel Prada, Ser Anzoategui

What’s it about: Similar to Brothers and Sisters, Vida follows two estranged sisters that are forced to come together after the death of their mother. The duo are haunted by the memory of their matriarch in different ways as they team up to reinvigorate the struggling bar she left behind.

How can I watch? Available on Amazon

7. 'GREENLEAF'

Who’s in it? Merle Dandridge, Kim Hawthorne, Desiree Ross

What’s it about? The Greenleaf family. Not only do they run a successful megachurch in Memphis, but they’re also not as innocent as they seem.

How can I watch? Available on OWN and Netflix

8. 'VIRGIN RIVER'

Who’s in it? Alexandra Breckenridge, Martin Henderson, Tim Matheson

What’s it about? Melinda “Mel” Monroe, a midwife and nurse practitioner who moves to a remote California town for a fresh start. Although she tries to leave her painful memories behind, she soon learns that her past secrets can only stay buried for so long.

How can I watch? Available on Netflix

9. ‘Pose’

Who’s in it: Mj Rodriguez, Indya Moore, Billy Porter

What’s it about: Dive into the ballroom culture in New York City during the rise of the AIDS pandemic. One of the most inclusive shows on television (with a mostly Black and Latinx cast), the series tells the story not only about ball culture but LGBTQIA+ experiences as well.

How can I watch? Available on Netflix

10. ‘ONE DAY AT A TIME’

Who’s in it: Justina Machado, Todd Grinnell, Isabella Gomez

What’s it about: Based on the 1975 sitcom of the same name, this series follows the Alvarez family as they tackle issues like mental illness, racism and immigration. You’ll be laughing along one second and then bawling your eyes out the next, so you might want to have a tissue nearby.

How can I watch? Available on Netflix

11. ‘SUCCESSION’

Who’s in it? Nicholas Braun, Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook

What’s it about? If you’re looking for a less conventional and more cynical show about family, perhaps give Succession a try. When Logan Roy, CEO of one of the world's largest media and entertainment conglomerates, considers retirement, each of his four grown children scrambles for power, proving just how dysfunctional this wealthy, American family can be.

How can I watch? Available on HBO Max

12. ‘Sweet Magnolias’

Who’s in it? JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Heather Headley, Brooke Elliott

What’s it about? Based on Sherryl Woods’s book series, Sweet Magnolias tells the story of three grown women, who were born and raised in Serenity, South Carolina. They’re now facing all the same small-town dilemmas…as adults.

How can I watch? Available on Netflix

13. 'Grace and Frankie'

Who’s in it? Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin

What’s it about? Ex-frenemies Grace and Frankie try to piece together their tumultuous lives after their husbands come out as gay and leave them for each other.

How can I watch? Available on Netflix

14. 'The Time Traveler's Wife'

Who’s in it? Theo James, Rose Leslie, Kate Siegel

What’s it about? Based on the best-selling book (and 2009 movie), the brand-new show follows an ordinary couple as they deal with an unusual obstacle: time travel.

How can I watch? Available on HBO Max

15. ‘Firefly Lane’

Who’s in it? Sarah Chalke, Katherine Heigl

What’s it about? It follows two lifelong best friends, Kate Mularky and Tallulah “Tully” Hart, who couldn’t be more different. The series switches between flashbacks and present-day, offering a broad glimpse at their complicated friendship.

How can I watch? Available on Netflix

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