Young Sheldon is not coming in January, but here are 8 sitcoms to hold you up

From The Conners season 6, new series Extended Family, to feel-good Modern Family, there's plenty of sitcoms to enjoy while we wait for Young Sheldon season 7.

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While a good number of network shows are coming back in January 2024, we’re going to have to wait a little bit longer until Feb. 15, 2024 for the premiere of the seventh and final season of Young Sheldon on CBS. I know we’ve been (im)patiently waiting for the next chapter of the story following the Cooper family. But there are some other sitcoms we recommend to check out while you wait! 

Our list includes all-new series Extended Family, returning show Night Court, and feel-good sitcoms like Modern Family that finished airing but are still worth a watch! We shared a list of 8 sitcoms to hold you up as we wait for Young Sheldon season 7 below:

Ready to dive into why we recommend these shows? What day do the new ones premiere and where can you watch the older ones? We’ve got all the answers for you below!

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Night Court season 2 on NBC (new)

If you were a fan of The Big Bang Theory first and are waiting for Young Sheldon season 7, then you’ll definitely want to check out Night Court season 2! That’s because lead actress Melissa Rauch who plays Judge Abby Stone is the one who played Bernadette Rostenkowski in Big Bang! This is a nice way to support the cast members in their projects after the popular sitcom. The new season premieres Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Episodes will stream on Peacock the next day.

Night Court is a revival/sequel to the show of the same name from the 1980s. Rach’s character is the daughter of Harry Stone, who was the lead character in the original series. The first season saw Abby start a job at the Manhattan Criminal Court's night shift, just like her late father.

The season 1 finale was a pretty dramatic one for a sitcom! Dan bails Abby out of jail after she got herself there by helping an elderly woman, Louise spring her boyfriend out of a nursing home. He’s going to defend her as she faces her nemesis Jeff Dewitt as the prosecutor. It turns out Louise was pressured by Jeff to wear a wire to try and get Abby into trouble.

Eventually Louise admits that the prosecutor blackmailed her, and Abby is not charged. Elsewhere, Abby and Rand agree that they need to break up and break off their engagement. Plus, Dan says his farewells to his co-workers and heads to Louisiana to become a judge. Now the big question we were left with going into season 2 is whether Dan (John Larroquette) is going to be in the second season, or has his character been written off?

But based on promotional images for the second season, one of which you can see above, Dan is still around! It will be interesting to see what's happened with the character's story. Plus, Marsha Warfield who played tough bailiff Roz Russell in the original series is guest starring once again in the Night Court season 2 premiere episode!

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The Big Bang Theory on Max

I just had to put this one on the list. I mean, I couldn't not put it on here! It’s thanks to this flagship series that we have Young Sheldon at all. There’s 12 seasons of The Big Bang Theory, all streaming on Max, that’s a lot to get through before the premiere of Young Sheldon season 7. I believe in you professional binge-watchers though! But if you’re not up for that, there’s some key episodes that feature the Cooper family we recommend you definitely watch.

That includes the fourth episode of season 1 where we meet Sheldon's mom Mary for the first time. That can be followed up by episode 15 when Missy is introduced. The last two episodes of season 11, which feature Georgie for the first time and Sheldon and Amy’s wedding, as well as the tenth episode of season 12 are also ones to check out. 

Season 12 episode 10 is a special one because there’s a crossover of sorts, with a young Sheldon appearing on a VCR tape, as well as Georgie and Sheldon’s father George. And it’s his dad's words that gets Sheldon back up on his feet after being upset that his and Amy's theory about asymmetry wasn't correct. Check out the list of episodes we recommend below:

  • Season 1 episode 4, "The Luminous Fish Effect" - Meet Mary for first time
  • Season 1 episode 15, “The Porkchop Indeterminacy” - Meet Missy
  • Season 8 episode 23, "The Maternal Combustion"
  • Season 9 episode 1, "The Matrimonial Momentum"
  • Season 9 episode 24, "The Convergence-Convergence" 
  • Season 10 episode 1, "The Conjugal Conjecture" 
  • Season 11 episode 23, "The Sibling Realignment" - Meet Georgie
  • Season 11 episode 24, "The Bow Tie Asymmetry" - Sheldon and Amy’s wedding
  • Season 12 episode 10, “The VCR Illumination” - Young Sheldon cameos
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The Conners season 6 on ABC (new)

TBBT fans know Laurie Metcalf as Sheldon's mom, and she certainly portrays the character so well! Fun fact - her real-life daughter Zoe Perry plays the genius' mom in Young Sheldon. Did you know that? Well, you can catch her on another popular sitcom, and that's The Conners!

The Roseanne spin-off's sixth season premieres Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Episodes will be available to stream on Hulu the next day. The series is focused on the titular family who have to deal with issues like parenting, dating, unexpected pregnancy, and more. It's a lot to take on, but the family does it together.

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Extended Family on NBC (new)

This is one new series you don’t want to miss! And it’s definitely nice to have while we wait for more and more shows to debut. New series Extended Family premiered Saturday, Dec. 23, 2023 on NBC. The episode is currently streaming on Peacock. Though the second episode is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024 at 8:30 p.m. ET. The Tuesday timeslot will be the official day and time of the family sitcom going forward. Episodes will be available to stream on Peacock the next day.

The premise follows Jim (Jon Cryer) and Julia (Abigail Spencer), a newly divorced couple who are still on good terms. To provide stability for their two kids, they decide to “share” the house their children grew up in and take turns staying with them in the home. Things become complicated when the owner of Jim’s favorite basketball team, Trey (Donald Faison), ends up winning Julia’s heart.

We think this new series is a good fit for you Young Sheldon fans because it’s a family sitcom. There’s no doubt there will be some daily struggles and dilemmas, which is what the Coopers also constantly face. But at the end of the day, they’re usually there for each other, and I think this new show will have that element as well.

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Modern Family on Peacock and Hulu

Fitting in with the family theme, no show does a family story like Modern Family! The comedy is still a fan-favorite, and one show that I always go back to when I need some cheering up. Overall the storylines are relatable, and it’s definitely has its hilarious moments! All 11 seasons of the comedy are streaming on Peacock and Hulu.

Modern Family follows the lives of three families - Phil and Claire who have three kids: Haley who tries to grow up too fast, their very own genius daughter Alex, and rambunctious son Luke. Claire’s father Jay has married a younger wife, Gloria, and become a stepfather to Manny. And finally, Claire’s gay brother Mitchell and his partner Cam adopt their daughter Lily from Vietnam. We follow the daily lives of the big and diverse family, and lovable characters. They might not always see eye-to-eye, but at the end of the day they love each other.

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The Neighborhood season 6 on CBS (new)

The Neighborhood is such a fun watch, that always manages to make us laugh. Overall, the series is about Dave Johnson who moves his family from a small town to Michigan. Their new home's community is different than there's, but the family doesn't let that get to them. Though they do realize fitting in isn't going to be so easy. Their neighbor Calvin Butler is "wary of the newcomers," per the synopsis. But perhaps if he can form a connection with Calvin, the new neighborhood will be easeir to live in.

Those of you following the show, get ready because The Neighborhood season 6 premieres Monday, Feb. 12, 2024 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS! Episodes will stream on Paramount+ the next day. The season 5 finale left off with Calvin pushing Marty to move up the opening of their new business because that will allow the duo to get an endorsement from celeb D.L. Hughley. The real-life actor and comedian comes on to the sitcom to play himself. Elsewhere, Dave struggles with his dad Lamar returning and Tina and Gemma get ready for the opening of their school play. We're so ready to see what's in store for everyone in season 6!

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The Great North season 4 on Fox (new)

If you're looking for an animated sitcom as a change of pace, then we recommend The Great North! There's something about the animated sphere that just allows for more creativy within storylines that will keep you interested. The story is centered around the Tobin family, with single dad Beef trying to keep his kids close for as long as he can, especially his only daughter Judy. The family also includes Judy's older brother Wolf and his fiancé Honeybee; Ham; and the youngest of the bunch, Moon.

The Great North season 4 premieres Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024 at 9:30 p.m. ET on Fox. But keep your eye on the calendar! That's because starting on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 9 p.m. ET, the show will move to this new timeslot going forward. So Sundays at 9 p.m. will be when you want to tune in. New episodes stream on Hulu the next day.

* Plus as a bonus, if you want to check out a new animated series, Grimsburg premieres on Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.

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Schitt’s Creek on Hulu

There's so many great sitcoms, but Schitt's Creek is definitely in my Top 5! The series isn't a traditional comedy in the sense that the goal is to make you laugh at every moment. But, there's some of the funniest moments in it that I've ever seen on TV. And that comes down to the stellar cast. Check out the official synopsis below:

"In the sitcom Schitt's Creek, a wealthy couple, video store magnate Johnny and his soap opera star wife Moira, suddenly find themselves completely broke. With only one remaining asset, a small town called Schitt's Creek, which the Roses bought years earlier as a joke, this once-wealthy couple must give up life as they know it. With their two spoiled children in tow and their pampered lives behind them, the Rose family is forced to face their newfound poverty head-on and come together as a family to survive."

Now talk about a dysfunctional family. What I love about the show though is that the disconnected, once rich family, learns to come together, lean on each other, and actually talk to one another. All that while also going into their own ventures and learning how to live like the average person does when all their wealth is gone. I can't recommend this show enough if you haven't seen it! All six seasons are currently streaming on Hulu.

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Sitcoms coming in February and March 2024

As you can tell from our list, our recs are family centric shows like Young Sheldon. But, that's not all that's coming in February 2024! Some fan-favorites we're excited about are Abbott Elementary season 3, Ghosts season 3, and So Help Me Todd season 2. Check out the full list of what's ahead below:

  • Not Dead Yet season 2 - Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC
  • Abbott Elementary season 3 - Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC
  • Bob Hearts Abishola season 5 (final season) - Monday, Feb. 12 at 8:30 p.m. ET on CBS
  • Young Sheldon season 7 - Thursday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS
  • Ghosts season 3 - Thursday, Feb. 15 at 8:30 p.m. ET on CBS
  • So Help Me Todd season 2 - Thursday, Feb. 15 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS
  • Animal Control season 2 - Wednesday, March 6 at 9 p.m. ET on Fox

I'm definitely ready for the new year and what it means for television. It's been a long time since we've seen any of these shows, and it will be so good to get them back on our screens! Which one are you looking forward to the most?

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