Fans around the world adored The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, and there are plenty of other shows to choose from.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air became even more popular after Will Smith’s meteoric climb to stardom since it showcases the actor’s humorous side. Although the series is excellent on its own, many fans seek out other shows once they’ve finished watching it.
With this in mind, it’s good news for fans to know there are plenty other television shows that follow the same format, such as those that have individuals that find themselves at odds with others, or family series that feature distinct characters for each member.
1. Full House (1987-1995)
Danny Tanner’s best buddy, Joey, and brother-in-law, Jesse, move into the Tanner home after the loss of his wife. This living arrangement is adored by the family, despite the difficulties that three men have in taking on the position of guardians.
On the same time as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Full House is a milder version of that show. Even though there are a lot of mischief-making antics in this film, the overarching subject is on the importance of family and the lessons that may be learned from growing up.
2. Diff’rent Strokes (1978-1986)
After the loss of their mother, two young boys move in with a wealthy, older, widower white man. However, the relationship between this unconventional family develops with time and is full of laughter.
This sitcom, like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, depicts young characters causing havoc in the household just like Will Smith did. Diff’rent Strokes also features special episodes that tackle issues like xenophobia and racism, just like Will Smith had to in his own series.
3. Malcolm In The Middle (2000-2006)
Malcolm is frustrated because he is a genius living in a household full of misfits. After a few more years, Malcolm finds that his overbearing mother isn’t far off, as she continues to set high expectations on him.
Having siblings and parents with so many different personalities is a common dilemma, and Malcolm in the Middle focuses on it. The brothers’ antics make up the bulk of the comedy, and the wacky individuals add to the fun.
4. That ’70s Show (1998-2006)
No-good teens led by Eric Forman spend their days hanging around and wasting time, much to the disgust of Eric’s father in the seventies. Despite their desire to do nothing, the pals will have to deal with adulthood at some point in their lives.
Misfits at their finest, this is a show full of characters who epitomize the worst of what it is to be adolescent. Due to its 1970’s theme, the show has an appealing charm to it, yet it’s not without flaw.
5. 8 Simples Rules (2002-2005)
Being a parent of an adolescent daughter isn’t easy, and this series explores the challenges that come with it. From their father’s parenting style to their unique living arrangement, this family relies on each other for support..
The bratty character of Ashley and Hilary’s adolescent girls is a major source of friction in 8 Simple Rules, which will appeal to fans of The Fresh Prince of Bel-chaos. Air’s Furthermore, the series offers a variety of inventive ways in which the parents enforce prohibitions on sex.
6. Fresh Off The Boat (2015-2020)
Chinese immigrants, the Huangs, find it difficult to settle in Florida after relocating for the purpose of running a cowboy-themed restaurant. Family life in the late twentieth century is shown in a variety of ways, with varying outcomes.
This series has a strong theme of being a fish out of water, yet it also has a cheerful tone to make the spectator feel at ease. Fresh Off the Boat is an intriguing sitcom to follow because of the disparity between the parents’ parenting approaches and the children’s attitudes.
7. The Simpsons (1988-Present)
Simpsons are only one of the many eccentric personalities that populate Springfield. This family, despite their love for each other, is constantly in trouble because of the bizarre nature of the show.
By now, The Simpsons have become legendary because of the uniqueness of each character, which can range from mischief to stupidity to wit. The Simpsons family is always in a crazy situation, and it’s their charm that keeps the show fresh.
8. The Wayan Bros. (1995-1999)
The mundane existence of two Harlem brothers working at a newsstand hides a surprising amount of intrigue. The brothers come up with a variety of strategies to make it big in order to escape their boring lives.
The Wayan Bros. manages to turn a sibling connection into a bromance, which is uncommon in sitcoms. In the same way that Will and Carlton on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air bring on the major laughs, the characters in this show bicker and pratfall all the time.
9. The Neighborhood (2018-Present)
A white family relocates to a predominantly black neighborhood. As a well-off spouse, Dave Johnson does his best to impress Calvin Butler, his no-nonsense neighbor. Despite their differing backgrounds, the two families end up becoming the best of friends.
The Neighborhood is a fantastic return to the classic comedy era, with appealing people and a family-friendly setting in the midst of so much controversial content today. The show’s hook is Dave, who is a continual source of irritation for Calvin, and their growing camaraderie.
10. Everybody Hates Chris (2005-2009)
Chris Rock, a young man in the 1980s, has a difficult time fitting in because he is despised by everyone, from his parents to his classmates. Chris strives to make a name for himself despite the disgrace.
The protagonist of this show is like the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in that he never seems to be able to get a break. There are plenty of amusing anecdotes about his attempts to turn things around, as well as an uplifting message about never giving up hope.
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Saim Cheeda is a film, television, video game, and book critic. For Valnet since 2017, he’s written 500+ pieces for The Gamer, The Things, Game Rant, Comic Book Resources and Screen Rant. He’s also written for a variety of other publications for Valnet.