There are some comedy shows that can only be enjoyed by the older section of the viewers, and though these shows become highly popular and manage to win a host of awards, they can never manage to connect with the young teenage viewers. Comedy shows which are for the family have a huge following unto themselves and there are several great series in this genre. These comedy shows avoid dealing with adult themes and are more lighthearted in tone. However, it must never be presumed that they have lost all seriousness in trying to cater to a certain age group among the audiences. This is what we can witness in the series ‘Andi Mack’.
The central character of ‘Andi Mack’ is a young girl called Andi Mack who gets the shock of her life on the night of her 13th birthday when she comes to know that her sister is not actually her sister, but her mother. Also, the person she has always known to be her mother is actually her grandmother. Naturally, this is a lot to deal with after having known these people for the longest time. We then follow Andi as she deals with this situation while she navigates through her own teenage romantic interests. Critics praised the series for exploring issues concerning teens like learning problems, unwanted pregnancies, and others. With all that said now, here’s the list of best shows similar to ‘Andi Mack’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these series like ‘Andi Mack’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
9. Jessie (2011-2015)
‘Jessie’ is a Disney original comedy series which centers around the eponymous character Jessie Prescott. Jessie has grown up in a military base somewhere in the middle of Texas, and now that she is grown up, she wants to experience big cities. Thus, she moves to New York City where she takes up a job as the nanny for a multi-millionaire family’s children. Jessie’s new employers are Morgan and Christina Ross. They often go abroad to enjoy with their friends, and during that period of time, Jessie has to be responsible for the kids — Emma, Luke, Ravi, and Zuri. The Rosses also have a seven-feet-long Asian water monitor lizard called Mr. Kipling. The series became quite popular among teenagers and even spawned a cross-episode with the series ‘Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors’.
8. Austin And Ally (2011-2016)
Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert are the creators of this Disney original comedy series. The central characters of the show are Austin Moon and Ally Dawson. Both of them are talented musicians but have strictly opposing characteristics. Austin is a singer and instrumentalist who is outgoing and fun-loving. On the other hand, Ally is a bit insecure. She is a singer-songwriter with immense talents but suffers from stage fright. Their friendship starts very interestingly. Austin first hears Ally sing a song, then picks it up himself, and becomes quite famous after posting a video of him singing it on the internet. Later, the two become friends and successful musicians, even getting record deals and going on tours.