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TV Shows Like Ted Lasso: Welcome to Wrexham, Shoresy, and More

Ted Lasso may have retired from the game, but there are plenty more sports comedies on the field to watch— has stacked up 10.

Ted Lasso ended its three-season run a year ago, and it’s still one of the most popular shows on Apple TV+. But there are only so many times you can rewatch Ted’s lush mustache, Roy’s profane rants, and Trent Crimm’s inexhaustible T-shirt collection. After the ultimate feel-good soccer underdog series of the 2020s, what should you watch next? Try these sports comedies on for size.

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Sports comedies like Ted Lasso

Welcome to Wrexham (FX)
Welcome to Wrexham (2022)

Welcome to Wrexham (2022–present)

It’s technically a reality docuseries, but there are plenty of laughs on the pitch in Welcome to Wrexham, thanks to newbie soccer club owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney. Even if you don’t care about soccer (aka football in Britain), it’s impossible not to be charmed by this IRL Ted Lasso.

Where to watch Welcome to Wrexham

GLOW (2017)
GLOW (2017)

GLOW (2017–2019)

Based on the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling league and TV series of the ’80s, GLOW is an alternately silly and serious depiction of indie pro wrestling, female bonding, and retina-burning neon period fashion. The excellent ensemble cast (led by Alison Brie and Betty Gilpin) shines throughout 30 perfect episodes.

Where to watch GLOW

Ballers (2015)
Ballers (2015)

Ballers (2015–2019)

Young Rock wasn’t the first TV series from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: Football dramedy Ballers ran for five critically acclaimed seasons before it. The series, dubbed by the press as “NFL Entourage,” hinges on the hilarious chemistry between Johnson and Rob Corddry as semi-competent sports managers.

Where to watch Ballers

Sports Night (1998)
Sports Night (1998)

Sports Night (1998–2000)

Before The West Wing, TV powerhouse Aaron Sorkin created Sports Night, an unsubtle fictional riff on ESPN’s SportsCenter. The two-season series is set behind the scenes of a nightly sports news program anchored by Peter Krause and Josh Charles. As always, the real star is Sorkin’s briskly smart dialogue.

Where to watch Sports Night

The League (2009)
The League (2009)

The League (2009–2015)

Any list of “you couldn’t make that today” TV shows will usually include raunchy cable comedy The League. The series is about a fantasy football league, but it’s really just 30 minutes of bros brutally (and hysterically) tearing each other down. If you need to up your trash-talk game, join The League.

Where to watch The League

Benders (2015)
Benders (2015)

Benders (2015)

Like The League, Benders is an unapologetically dude-centric comedy, but these dudes actually play a sport … terribly. This group of friends loves hockey, but they prove they absolutely suck at it every week in their Queens amateur hockey league. The short-lived Benders is second only to our next hockey entry.

Where to watch Benders

Shoresy (Hulu)
Shoresy (2022)

Shoresy (2022–present)

His face was never seen on Letterkenny, but that all changed when hockey hooligan Shoresy (Jared Keeso) spun off into his own series. Shoresy shares some alt-comedy DNA with Letterkenny, but this saga of the Triple-A Sudbury Bulldogs’ rocky rise is its own gap-toothed beast—with an actual plot.

Where to watch Shoresy

A League of Their Own (2022)
A League of Their Own (2022)

A League of Their Own (2022)

Abbi Jacobson’s A League of Their Own is less of a remake of the 1992 movie than a complete reinvention with a more diverse cast and a forthright feminist attitude. The 1940s-set comedy about an all-women’s baseball league is fresh, funny, and, unfortunately, only one season and eight episodes long.

Where to watch A League of Their Own

Eastbound & Down (2009)
Eastbound & Down (2009)

Eastbound & Down (2009–2013)

Danny McBride has played many a dumb blowhard over the years (he’s currently the patriarch of The Righteous Gemstones), but Eastbound & Down established his Kenny “Effin” Powers character as the MVP of coarse comedy. Supremely overconfident baseball pitcher Powers’ twisty tale is pure redneck redemption.

Where to watch Eastbound & Down

Blue Mountain State (2010)
Blue Mountain State (2010)

Blue Mountain State (2010–2011)

A decade before he became Jack Reacher, Alan Ritchson played college football linebacker Thad in Blue Mountain State, one of cable’s most obnoxiously offensive comedies ever. There’s some scrimmaging, but BMS is mainly sex, drugs, booze, hazing, and more sex—it’s the filthy flipside of Friday Night Lights.

Where to watch Blue Mountain State

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