Shows Like Gilmore Girls
Missing Lorelai, Rory, and Stars Hollow? These shows will fit right in with the Gilmore Girls.
From 2000 to 2007, Gilmore Girls followed the ups and downs of life for Lorelai and Rory Gilmore in the fictional town of Stars Hollow. But if you’ve finished all seven seasons (along with Netflix’s Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life) and you’re looking for something to fill that coffee cup–shaped hole in your life, here are some of our picks for shows that are stylistic sisters to Gilmore Girls.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which comes from Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, follows Midge Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan), a New York housewife in the 1950s who becomes a standup comedian. The show, which ran for five seasons, has won multiple Emmys and Golden Globes.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is available on Amazon Prime Video.
The 2012 dramedy (also created by Sherman-Palladino) stars Sutton Foster as a former Vegas dancer who starts teaching ballet at a small-town California dance school. Although Bunheads was canceled after one season, it’s considered a cult classic among Sherman-Palladino fans.
Bunheads is available on Hulu.
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Jane the Virgin
Based on a Venezuelan soap opera, Jane the Virgin follows Jane (Gina Rodriguez) after she accidentally gets impregnated following a mix-up at the doctor’s office. The CW show ran for five seasons from 2014 to 2019.
Jane the Virgin is available on Netflix.
Creators Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle play 13-year-old versions of themselves in the year 2000. The show, which highlighted the drama and cringe of being a teenager, wrapped up in 2021 after two seasons.
PEN15 is available on Hulu.
Ginny & Georgia
Like Gilmore Girls, Ginny & Georgia follows a single thirtysomething mother who moves with her teenage daughter to a small New England town. But unlike Gilmore Girls, Ginny & Georgia also occasionally veers into darker teen drama and crime thriller territory—a Vulture review described it as a Trash Can Nachos type of show.
Ginny & Georgia is available on Netflix.