15 Shows Like Brooklyn Nine-Nine You Need To See

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" has had a fascinating history. The series stars Andy Samberg as Detective Jake Peralta, a goofy cop who loves "Die Hard" and making sex tape jokes while working a case. The sitcom hails from iconic comedy creators and has had a devoted fanbase throughout its run, but was canceled by Fox after its 5th season. NBC revived it for three more, yet after the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020, many long running police shows reexamined the way they propagated the police states. While it's a comedy, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" was no exception; its writing staff tossed out all of its work on Season 8 and started over, hoping to create a final season that was appropriate for the current cultural moment. 

And now, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" has ended on its own terms, leaving fans wondering what to watch next. If you're one of them, don't worry. While the stories of Jake, Amy, Captain Holt, and the rest may be over, there are plenty of excellent television shows left to watch. Here are a few you may enjoy.

The Office

If there's a family tree of sitcoms, "The Office" is the weird but lovable grandpa who says racist and sexist things at Thanksgiving dinner while "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" is the mildly woke grandkid. Greg Daniels' irreverent workplace comedy reinvented the genre with Steve Carell's Michael Scott at the center. As the "world's greatest boss," Carell injected humor and pathos into a character that was at turns stupid, mean, and charming. Over the course of its nine seasons, "The Office" used its mockumentary format to bring us into its main characters lives, making Michael, Jim, Pam, Dwight, and the rest of the Dunder Mifflin staff staples in our homes. 

If Hitchcock and Scully's lewd and ignorant jokes are some of your favorite parts of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and you haven't seen "The Office" before, give it a try. It might be just the post "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" fix you need. You can stream "The Office" on Peacock.

Parks and Recreation

"Parks and Recreation" is probably the most obvious relative of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" on our list. "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" showrunner and creator Dan Goor previously worked on "Parks and Recreation" with "Nine-Nine" executive producer Michael Schur. The series follows Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, deputy director of the Parks and Recreation department in Pawnee, Indiana. Leslie is optimistic, upbeat, and takes everything about her job deadly seriously, despite the grind of government work. 

"Parks and Recreation" follows a similar mockumentary format as "The Office," but relies less on cringe comedy, and finds its big, beating heart over time. Beyond sharing a number of creative staff, both shows are silly workplace comedies with well-meaning protagonists at their center and winning ensemble casts. If Charles leading the Nine-Nine seems like a show you'd want to watch, give "Parks and Recreation" a shot. You can stream the show on Peacock.

The Good Place

To refer to the sitcom family tree again, "The Good Place" is another cousin of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." Created by Michael Schur, "The Good Place" deals with the ever-surprising bureaucracy that runs the afterlife and the many philosophical questions the system raises. It is centered around Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell), a woman who is incorrectly sent to the Good Place when she dies, and one of the afterlife's architects, Michael (Ted Danson).

Aside from the Schur connection, "The Good Place" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" share a wholesome and heartfelt comedic sensibility, as well as many of the same guest stars. For example, you may recognize Marc Evan Jackson, who plays Captain Holt's husband, Kevin, in a very different role on "The Good Place." If your favorite parts of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" are the sincere character moments that make you cry, you'll likely love "The Good Place." The entire series is streaming on Netflix.

Rutherford Falls

Yes, "Rutherford Falls" is another cousin of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (Michael Schur is a busy man). Co-created by Sierra Teller Ornelas, Schur, and Ed Helms, the series follows Helms' Nathan Rutherford, a descendent of Rutherford Falls' (white) founder who fiercely protects his family legacy amid a fight over a statue of his ancestor. Alongside him is his best friend, Reagan (Jana Schmeiding), a member of the Minishonka tribe who has to reconcile the interests of her community while trying to help Nathan. 

Co-creators Teller Ornelas and Schur worked on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," bringing the same feel-good sensibility to Rutherford Falls. "Rutherford Falls" definitely has "Parks and Recreation" vibes while being grounded in a relevant, real-world premise. If you like the way "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" tackles both bureaucracy and friendships, Rutherford Falls may be right up your alley. You can stream the first season exclusively on Peacock.

Angie Tribeca

Created by comedy power couple Steve and Nancy Carell, "Angie Tribeca" follows Rashida Jones as the eponymous Angie, a cop who solves all manner of silly mysteries, which are treated with the seriousness of "Law & Order." Of the police procedural sitcoms, "Angie Tribeca" is definitely more absurd than the grounded and emotional "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." The series features many alumni from "The Office" behind and in front of the camera, including Jones, who appeared on "The Office" as Karen, Jim's girlfriend before he and Pam finally got together

If your favorite parts of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" are the jokes and goofy police work, then "Angie Tribeca" may be your favorite new show. Just don't expect much serious police work while you watch. You can stream the entire series on Hulu.

Superstore

Another workplace comedy in "The Office" vein, "Superstore" might serve as uncle or cousin to "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." Justin Spitzer worked as a co-executive producer on "The Office" before he created "Superstore," a comedy about the trials and tribulations of employees working for a big box store. There is also overlap with some of the writers from "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," including "Rutherford Falls" creator Sierra Teller Ornelas. 

"Superstore" feels very much like "The Office," with characters that map almost directly to its predecessor (for example, a Dwight type), while correcting for the modern era with jokes that are less politically caustic. Fans of the workplace family dynamic and the romance in "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" will likely enjoy the will-they-won't-they romance between main characters Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman), as well as the general, "Should we be this close?" relationships between the store's employees. You can watch the entire series on Hulu.

Tacoma FD

At this point, we are departing from shows that share an obvious "family connection" to "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." That said, if you like "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," but wish it was raunchier and set in a fire station, "Tacoma FD" may be the show for you. Co-created by and starring Kevin Hefferman and Steve Lemme of "Super Troopers" fame, the series follows a fire department full of goofy, incompetent firefighters. 

"Tacoma FD" also shares some guest stars and actors with "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" — you may recognize Eugene Cordero, for example. Funnily enough, while "Super Troopers" director and co-writer Jay Chandrasekhar has not yet appeared on "Tacoma FD," he has guest starred on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." If you think it would be funny to watch Hitchcock and Scully run a fire station, check "Tacoma FD" out. The first two seasons are available to stream on HBO Max.

NTSF:SD:SUV::

On its face, "NTSF:SD:SUV::" shares many similarities with "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." They're both police procedural comedies with stellar ensemble casts. However, where "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" is an earnest sitcom with grounded relationships and storylines, "NTSF:SD:SUV::" is an absurdist satire of the genre. 

Created by and starring Paul Scheer, "NTSF:SD:SUV::" follows Scheer as Trent Hauser, a detective in a counterterrorism unit. The show definitely skewers the police procedural boom of the mid to late '00s in a light and silly way, with little to no emotional stakes. "NTSF:SF:SUV::" does share some surprising connections with "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," though. Writer Gil Ozeri worked as an executive story editor on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," and writer Joe Mande appeared in several episodes as Isaac. If, like Jake, you're a fan of "Die Hard," or if you just like the sillier cop moments, you should give "NTSF:SD:SUV::" a try. You can stream the full series on the Adult Swim app.

Alone Together

On its face, "Alone Together" does not seem to have much in common with the other comedies on this list. However, the Freeform series was actually co-created by "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star and producer Andy Samberg and his Lonely Island collaborators Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, along with the series' stars Benji Aflalo and Esther Povitsky. 

The comedy follows two shallow, sarcastic, narcissistic, and antisocial best friends, Benji and Esther (Aflalo and Povitsky loosely playing themselves). Benji and Esther are peak status-obsessed millennials striving after what they don't have with no means to get it. "Parks and Recreation" fans will also be happy to see guest star Jim O'Heir, who played Jerry Gergich and appeared in a few episodes of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," as Sheriff Reynolds. If Gina is your favorite member of the Nine-Nine, you will feel right at home with "Alone Together." You can stream the entire series on Hulu.

PEN15

Like "Alone Together," "PEN15" is a big departure from other shows on this list. It's not a workplace comedy like "The Office" or "Parks and Recreation." However, also like "Alone Together," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star and producer Andy Samberg's fingerprints are all over "PEN15." Alongside Lonely Island members Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer, Samberg executive produces this show as well. 

"PEN15" follows Maya Erskine and Anna Conkle, who appear as fictionalized versions of themselves as teenagers in the late '90s and early '00s. While the now 30-something actresses play their 13-year-old selves, the rest of the kids are actual child actors, a contrast that plays up the awkwardness of adolescence. As Maya and Anna navigate junior high, AOL Instant Messenger, and the complexities of boys, they always have each other's backs. Like "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "PEN15" balances goofy comedy with heart and feeling. You can watch all episodes exclusively on Hulu.

New Girl

On its face, "New Girl" is nothing like "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" other than the fact that the two comedies once shared a network. However, the close friendships and silly, off-the-wall jokes lead to a lot of overlap in the fanbases. "New Girl" follows Zooey Deschanel as Jess Day in her peak twee era. The main premise of the show is that Jess is the only woman living with three male roommates, Nick (Jake Johnson), Schmidt (Max Greenfield), and Winston (Lamorne Morris). However, the show is largely about the roommates' friendships and their relationships with each other. 

Hardcore fans of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" may remember the odd "New Girl" crossover in the 4th season. If you haven't seen "New Girl" before, watch the series to see Peralta and Jess' adventures from alternate perspectives. Beyond that, there are many overlapping guest stars, including Damon Wayans Jr. who plays Coach on "New Girl" and Jake's former partner on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." You can watch the complete series on Netflix.

Scrubs

At its core, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" is a workplace comedy, just like "Scrubs." While "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" is set in a police station, "Scrubs" is set in a hospital. "Scrubs" follows Zach Braff, who plays JD, and Donald Faison, who plays his best friend, Turk. At the beginning of the series, JD and Turk are interns who make plenty of mistakes and have a lot to learn. While "Scrubs" was about a group of doctors working in a hospital, each episode explores the larger relationships and the lives of its characters, much like "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." 

While it was an extremely silly show, "Scrubs" always found the humanity and heart both in its characters and in the stories of its patients. If you enjoy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" for the procedural elements or for Charles and Jake's absurdly sweet friendship, check out "Scrubs" and see how JD and Turk's bromance compares. You can watch the entire series on Amazon Prime Video or Hulu.

Ted Lasso

More wholesome than many of the series on this list, "Ted Lasso" is another show that uses the "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" formula, combining a workplace comedy with a talented ensemble cast. Additionally, "Scrubs" and "Ted Lasso" were both created by Bill Lawrence. 

The Emmy-winning comedy follows Jason Sudeikis as the eponymous American football coach, who moves to England to coach professional soccer even though he knows nothing about it. The show follows both the personal lives and friendships of the team's players and employees, and also the trials and tribulations of team as they try to stay out of last place. Like "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Ted Lasso" has solid jokes alongside winning and charming characters. If you're a fan of the hyper-specific pop culture references on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," you'll love the comedy of "Ted Lasso." You can watch "Ted Lasso" on Apple TV+.

Community

Like "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Community" is an ensemble comedy, but the similarities end just about there. Created by Dan Harmon of "Rick and Morty" fame, "Community" follows a dysfunctional study group at Greendale Community College, led by cocky and selfish wannabe lawyer Jeff Winger (Joel McHale), who faked his way through the bar exam.  Like the other sitcoms on this list, the study group becomes closer over time, and "Community" follows the friendships and pseudo-family dynamics that grow the course of the series. 

However, unlike "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Community" is known for its experimental storytelling, with episodes based on musicals and action movies, as well as fresh and inventive spins on classic television tropes like clip shows and bottle episodes. If your favorite episodes of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" are the Halloween heists, you'll probably love the unhinged comedic sensibility of "Community." You can stream the entire series on Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, or Netflix.

30 Rock

Last but not least, finishing off our list is a show some regard as one of the best comedies of all time. "30 Rock" is a zany workplace comedy with a large and talented ensemble cast that follows Liz Lemon (Tina Fey), the head writer and creator of "The Girlie Show," a sort of feminist-leaning version of "Saturday Night Live." Throughout the series, Liz has to figure out how to push her own creative agenda in an increasingly competitive corporate environment, spearheaded by Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) and her show's competing stars (Tracy Morgan and Jane Krakowski). 

Like "Community," "30 Rock" is known for highly specific absurdist humor. If you really want to find a new show to quote after finishing "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," give "30 Rock" a shot. You can stream the entire series on Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Netflix, and Peacock.