10 Shows Like ABC’s Home Economics

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TV comedy fans were concerned when modern family ended in 2020, fearing ABC was missing out on the family sitcom department. Fortunately, they had nothing to fear because Domestical economy quickly filled that void.

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Premiering in April 2021, the sitcom follows the adult siblings of the Hayward family who all reside in different economic brackets. Together, the siblings decide to try to put their financial differences aside to raise their children together while supporting each other in every aspect. With only two seasons right now, fans are already looking for shows to help fill the gap between episodes and seasons.

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American Housewife (2016-2021)

Available to stream on Hulu


Run for 5 seasons on ABC, American housewife followed the middle-class Otto family moving to the wealthy town of Westport, Connecticut. While matriarch Katie tries to keep her family grounded, her children have other plans by fully engaging in the lifestyle of their wealthy town.

As Domestical economy, American housewife highlights the economic differences between families. Both shows also feature hilarious and chaotic families, which means there’s no shortage of laughs.

Blackish (2014 – )

Available to stream on Hulu


The Johnson family watches TV in Blackish

Blackish is one of ABC’s most successful family sitcoms of all time. It focuses on the Johnson family, with patriarch Dre determined to keep his children in tune with their culture and heritage while living in a wealthy Los Angeles suburb.


While Blackish spotlights home economics, it is more important to tell relevant and politically charged stories. Still, the shows overlap a lot in terms of character personalities and comedy styles.

College Friends (2017-2019)

Available to stream on Netflix


Friends From College promotional poster where the cast stand on a crowded train.

Premiering on Netflix in March 2016, college friends follows a group of Harvard alumni in their forties, who have managed to stay friends despite their adult lives. The series features a hilarious ensemble cast and ran for two seasons on the streaming service before being canceled.

While the friends of college friends may not be legally family, they are family. As such, they have disagreements, just like the characters in Domestical economy. Both shows also make a point of showcasing female friendships, which is important.


Full House (1987 – 1995)

Available to stream on HBO Max


Danny with Michelle and her friends in Full House

Full house is one of the most iconic family sitcoms of the 1980s and 1990s. The series begins when Danny’s brother-in-law and best friend moves in to help raise his three daughters after the unexpected death of his wife. The series ran for eight seasons and got a reboot from Netflix in 2016.

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As Home Economics, Full House brings together a lot of people with different personalities (which makes for good comedy). Both shows also show what different parenting techniques look like.

Life in pieces (2015 – 2019)

Available to stream on Amazon Prime


The cast of Life In Pieces posing on the couch

life in pieces was a CBS family sitcom that ran for three seasons before it was finally canceled. Told in vignettes, the series centered on adult siblings and their respective families, with the plots eventually intertwining to include grandparents.


As Home Economics, Life in Pieces centered on a large family that did not always get along. Likewise, the in-laws of the group regularly supported each other as they do in Domestical economy.

Modern Family (2009 – 2020)

Available to stream on Hulu


The cast of Modern Family crowded into a hallway for the final episode

modern family is, without a doubt, one of the most influential family sitcoms of the modern era. It ran for 11 seasons on ABC and won countless awards during that time. Told in a mockumentary style, the show followed adult siblings and their father as they navigated between parenthood and siblings together.

modern family is certainly the most similar Domestical economy in that the siblings all lived different lives but managed to reunite at least once each episode. They both focus on the adults in the family rather than young children.


The Goldbergs (2013-)

Available to stream on Hulu


The Goldbergs Wendi McLendon Covey Jeff Garlin Beverly Murray

Set in the 1980s, The Goldbergs focuses on the Goldberg family who are constantly videotaped by the youngest member of the family, Adam. The episodes regularly involve the overbearing mother of the teenage siblings going overboard to include herself in her children’s lives, which is one of the show’s best running gags.

The Goldbergs and Domestical economy may take place in different decades, but the heart of family comedies is the same. In fact, both Adam and Tom are similar leads as they enjoy documenting the lives of their family members – sometimes without their consent.

The Middle (2009 – 2018)

Available to stream on HBO Max


The Hecks sitting around their dining room table with Brick in a lawn chair

The middle aired alongside modern family for several years, but was vastly underrated despite its hilarious cast and storylines. The series centered on the working-class Heck family who live in Central America as they navigate the ups and downs of life.

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While The middle focuses on younger siblings, there is still a lot of overlap with Domestical economy. From characters with quirky personalities to solving economic family problems, these shows are actually quite similar.

Schitt’s Creek (2015 – 2020)

Available to stream on Netflix


Schitt's Creek Main Cast in Season 1 Episode 1

Schitt’s Creek may have started as a small TV show, but it eventually became one of the best comedy shows of 2020 – sweeping the Emmys. Created by father-son duo Eugene and Dan Levy, the series centers on the wealthy Rose family who discover they are now broke and must move to a run-down town in the middle of nowhere they bought as a joke.

As Home Economics, Schitt’s Creek focuses on economic issues, but in different ways given that the Roses were once very wealthy. Both shows also focus on adult children and feature some of the best LGTBQ relationships and characters on television.

Single Parents (2018 – 2020)

Available to stream on Hulu


single parent tv show

Despite a hilarious and timely premise, Single Parents struggled to find an audience and was canceled by ABC after just two seasons. The series centered on a set of single parents who come together to help one, a new single father learns that it is important to find a balance between parenthood and personal life.

While the cast was unrelated to family as Domestical economy, they share many of the same character relationships as family. Both shows also emphasize the importance of parenthood and personal life balance.


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