After Young Sheldon's success, Netflix should add these 5 popular sitcoms

What's old is new again on Netflix, and the streamer should pick up a few more fan-favorite sitcoms.

"Graduation" - Pictured: Sheldon (Iain Armitage). After graduating high school, Sheldon has a
"Graduation" - Pictured: Sheldon (Iain Armitage). After graduating high school, Sheldon has a /
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While Netflix isn't a slouch in the slightest when it comes it its own original content, the streaming service received quite the sizable lift from acquired series throughout 2023. From Suits to Young Sheldon, First Wives Club to School Spirits, the streamer has been making a marked effort in broadening its library with beloved and underrated shows from other studios.

In 2024, Netflix will begin a refreshed relationship with Disney with the acquisition of a number of fan favorite shows the studio owns, such as This Is Us, Lost, White Collar, The Resident, How I Met Your Mother, and many others. Beginning in January, these shows will rollout throughout 2024 and hope for the kind of success Suits delivered in the summer of 2023.

Like Suits, the CBS sitcom Young Sheldon, a prequel to The Big Bang Theory, arrived on Netflix and became an even bigger hit. That's the thing with the shows Netflix has been acquiring: They typically have found success and fandom on their own, but the Netflix audience has simply highlighted that fact and renewed that success. Admittedly, Netflix has struggled with finding an original comedy series in the past few years, which made Young Sheldon's reception all the more welcome.

My Wife & Kids, The Wonder Years reboot, Reba, Archer, The Bernie Mac Show, The Hughleys, Home Improvement, and the aforementioned How I Met Your Mother are sitcoms already confirmed to be making their way to Netflix. What are some others that the streamer such consider adding to its ranks? We're sharing five wishlist sitcoms we think would make a great addition to Netflix!

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The Neighborhood

Fresh off their runs on their respective hit sitcoms New Girl and 2 Broke Girls, Max Greenfield and Beth Behrs joined forces with fellow sitcom veterans Cedric the Entertainer (The Steve Harvey Show) and Tichina Arnold (Martin) for the CBS sitcom The Neighborhood. Unsurprisingly, the series, which debuted in 2018, became a hit in its own right and will premiere its sixth season in February 2024. After over 100 episodes, there don't appear to be plans to slow this one down.

The Neighborhood takes place in Los Angeles, where a white family moves from the Midwest into a predominatly Black neighborhood. The Johnson family brings a bit of their Midwestern charm and friendliness to Pasadena, and that's something of a culture shift in and of itself for the Butler family. Before long, the families become close friends. Still going strong, the series now airs in syndication beyond its airings on CBS, but the show could gain even more fans via streaming. Netflix could be the streamer to give The Neighborhood a well-earned boost to go with its impressive ratings.

  • Seasons: 5 (sixth to premiere in February 2024)
  • Created By: Jim Reynolds
  • Starring: Cedric the Entertainer, Max Greenfield, Sheaun McKinney, Marcel Spears, Hank Greenspan, Tichina Arnold, Beth Behrs
  • Original Network: CBS
  • Where to Watch: Paramount+

Single Parents

It's such a shame that ABC opted to cancel Single Parents, an excellent ensemble comedy, after only two seasons in the wake of the pandemic. Between the unbelievable chemistry of the cast and the nearly unrivaled writing, the series could have been a cult classic that later landed the love it deserved, but it ended way too soon. Still, with two seasons and 45 episodes, there's still a chance Single Parents could have another life as a cult favorite with the right streaming home.

As the title suggests, the comedy from New Girl creator Liz Meriwether and producer J. J. Philbin centers on a group of single parents. When Will (Taran Killam) seems to lose himself in doting on his daughter as single father, fellow single parents of children in his daughter's class band together to help him — and each other — out. Leighton Meester had finally found the comedy role best suited to her strengths after Gossip Girl, and the show boasted the best TV children since Modern Family. With more Disney-owned titles coming to Netflix, fingers crossed this one's in the mix soon.

  • Seasons: 2
  • Created By: Elizabeth Meriwether & J. J. Philbin
  • Starring: Taran Killam, Leighton Meester, Kimrie Lewis, Jake Choi, Marlow Barkley, Tyler Wladis, Devin Trey Campbell, Mia Allan, Ella Allan, Brad Garrett
  • Original Network: ABC
  • Where to Watch: Hulu

Everybody Loves Raymond

Even though you can watch Everybody Loves Raymond on multiple cable networks and binge-watch the classic sitcom on Peacock, there are a couple Netflix connections that make the streamer the perfect home for a victory lap comeback. Philip Rosenthal, the comedy's creator, is the subject of Netflix's food travel documentary series Somebody Feed Phil. What's more, Ray Romano will star alongside Lisa Kudrow and Linda Cardellini in the Netflix dark comedy No Good Deed, which comes from Dead to Me creator Liz Feldman.

Wouldn't it be perfect if Everybody Loves Raymond came to Netflix head of the premiere of No Good Deed next year? It's by no means similar in tone, since the '90s hit featured a multi-cam setup and a laugh track from a live studio audience. Romano starred as a sports writer in Long Island, New York dealing with the stresses of having a family of five while also living across the street from his overbearing parents and quirky older brother. It's the kind of feel-good throwback sitcom that would surely prove popular among fans of Young Sheldon.

  • Seasons: 9
  • Created By: Philip Rosenthal
  • Starring: Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, Madilyn Sweeten, Doris Roberts, Peter Boyle, Monica Horan
  • Original Network: CBS
  • Where to Watch: Peacock
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Mom

Like Everybody Loves Raymond, fans of the hilarious CBS sitcom Mom can watch it both on cable syndication and on streaming, but it's such a shame that it's never touched down on Netflix. In the sitcom, Anna Faris and Allison Janney play mother and daughter. As recovering addicts, they're both attempting to keep their lives together and not kill each other in the process. While Janney won an Emmy Award for her role, Mom remains Faris' most underrated work to date.

The series began its run in 2013 as a family comedy, which was severly in the network's wheelhouse at that point. Over the course of the series, it began to shed the elements that weren't working, and that happened to be the family elements. It was weird that Faris' character's children were no longer part of the series, but the women's support group and their friendship was always the special magic that made the show pop. The Netflix audience would give Mom a deserved second wind.

  • Seasons: 8
  • Created By: Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Gemma Baker
  • Starring: Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Sadie Calvano, Mimi Kennedy, Jaime Pressly, Beth Hall, William Fichtner, Kristen Johnston
  • Original Network: CBS
  • Where to Watch: Hulu

Mike & Molly

In case you weren't aware (or perhaps maybe even forgot), Melissa McCarthy starred in the CBS sitcom Mike & Molly in the midst of becoming a major movie star post-Bridesmaids. The series premiered in September 2010, about one year before her Academy Award-nominated role in the big-screen blockbuster comedy. McCarthy even won an Emmy Award for her leading performance in the CBS sitcom in 2011. But somehow, it's still pretty underrated.

Mike & Molly also stars Billy Gardell, the titular Mike to McCarthy's Molly. The series follows the love story of the title characters, a police officer and an elementary school teacher in Chicago as they meet, fall in love, and build a life together. It's also an ensemble comedy with Mike and Molly's eccentric family and friends providing humor in supporting roles. Obviously, it's McCarthy who often steals the show, and given her relationship with Netflix in the past, the streamer should make a play for all six seasons of the hilarious title.

  • Seasons: 6
  • Created By: Mark Roberts
  • Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Billy Gardell, Reno Wilson, Katy Mixon, Nyambi Nyambi, Cleo King, Louis Musitllo, David Anthony Higgins, Swoosie Kurtz
  • Original Network: CBS
  • Where to Watch: Max

What sitcoms would you like to see added to Netflix in the future?

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