7 Comedies to Binge as a Distraction During Self-Isolation (PHOTOS)

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New Girl Cast

New Girl

This popular FOX comedy kicks off with Jessica Day (Zooey Deschanel) moving out of her ex’s place and into a shared loft with three men. Seven seasons full of hilarity, drama and heartwarming moments ensue. With loveable characters, famous guest stars, romance and friendship, New Girl is the perfect upbeat comedy to lift your spirits!

Memorable episodes: “Naked” (Season 1, Episode 4), “Cooler” (Season 2, Episode 15), “Background Check” (Season 4, Episode 6)

Where to stream: Seasons 1-7 are available on Netflix

Single Parents Cast
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Single Parents

Before the second half of Season 2 premieres this spring, use your time in self-isolation to catch up on this ABC comedy. Revolving around a group of single parents, the show follows the lives of several families as they navigate parenthood and new relationships. The adorable and talented cast of kids adds to its loveable charm.

Memorable episodes: “Sleepover Ready” (Season 1, Episode 2), “Ketchup” (Season 1, Episode 23)

Where to stream: Season 1 and the first half of Season 2 are available on Hulu.

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Cast
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Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist

Want a comedy with some drama? Give Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist a try! The show follows the titular character as she discovers she has the power to hear people’s inner thoughts through song. You will laugh and cry along with Zoey (Jane Levy) as she makes new discoveries about her friends, co-workers and family.

Memorable episode: “Zoey’s Extraordinary Neighbor” (Season 1, Episode 4)

Where to stream: Season 1 episodes are available on NBC’s website and Hulu the day after they premiere.

Schitt's Creek Cast
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Schitt’s Creek

This Canadian sitcom is on its final season, so now is the time to catch up! Schitt’s Creek follows the members of the wealthy Rose family after they lose their riches and are forced to move to the titular small town. Over the six seasons, the self-absorbed family warms up to the town and its inhabitants, making memorable relationships along the way.

Memorable episodes: “Open Mic” (Season 4, Episode 6), “Wine and Roses” (season 1, Episode 6), “Life is a Cabaret” (season 5, Episode 14)

Where to stream: Seasons 1-5 are available on Netflix, and Season 6 is available on Hulu through the “Watch With Live TV” subscription.

30 Rock Cast

30 Rock

Missing NYC while under quarantine? Watch 30 Rock! This Tina Fey comedy follows the staff of a sketch comedy show as they adjust to the additions of a new network executive (Alec Baldwin) and a new star (Tracy Morgan). Set in the iconic 30 Rockefeller Plaza, this satirical comedy is perfect for fans of NYC and NBC.

Memorable epsidoes: “Do-Over” (Season 3, Episode 1), “Leap Day” (Season 6, Episode 9)

Where to stream: All seven seasons are available on Hulu and Amazon Prime Video.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Cast
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

This quirky comedy has become a Netflix staple since its premiere in 2015. After being rescued from a cult, the titular Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) decides to start a new life in NYC, becomes friends with her new roommate, Titus (Tituss Burgess), and learns how to adjust to the present day. The show is set to return for an interactive special sometime this year.

Memorable episodes: “Kimmy Finds Her Mom!” (Season 2, Episode 13), “Kimmy Goes to a Party!” (Season 1, Episode 7)

Where to stream: All four seasons are available on Netflix.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Midge Maisel
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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Escape back in time with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel! It follows Miriam Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan), aka Midge, as she begins her career as a stand-up comedian. With her right-hand woman/manager, Susie (Alex Borstein), by her side, Midge explores the roles of women in the world of comedy, all while dealing with complex relationships and family drama. You’ll fall in love with the show’s costume and production design just as much as you’ll love the characters.

Memorable episodes: “Thank You and Goodnight” (Season 1, Episode 8), “Midnight at the Concord” (Season 2, Episode 5), “Panty Pose” (Season 3, Episode 3)

Where to stream: Seasons 1-3 are available on Amazon Prime Video.

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With millions of people around the world isolating themselves inside, now is the perfect time to invest in your latest binge obsession! Everyone deserves a break amidst the craziness going on in the world, so get your daily dose of joy by watching a TV comedy.

Wrap yourself up on your couch and let the seven comedies, including Schitt’s Creek and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, in the gallery above keep you entertained during your self-isolation.

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