Top 10 Television Series Like Survival of the Thickest.

Michelle Buteau has created the comedy-drama tv series ‘Survival of the Thickest’ which is adapted from the same named memoir of Buteau herself.

The series follows a black woman named Mavis Beaumont (played by Michelle Buteau) who has recently become single and is now determined to rebuild her life amidst career and relationship issues with a positive attitude.

Buteau has been cast in the role of Mavis Beaumont in the series. Survival of the Thickest was released on Netflix on July 13, 2023.

Following is a list of other television series that you might be interested in if you are enjoying ‘Survival of the Thickest’.

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Top 10 Television Series Like Survival of the Thickest.

Hollywood – Number of Seasons: 1

Show Snob

Ian Brennan and Ryan Murphy directed this drama tv miniseries that follows Hollywood during the time from 1946 to 1949.

The plot is set in the aftermath of World War II when traditional power dynamics in Hollywood have been systematically dismantled with homophobia and racism being assigned to the dustbin of history.

David Corenswet, Darren Criss, Laura Harrier, Joe Mantello, Dylan McDermott, Jake Picking, Jeremy Pope, Holland Taylor, Samara Weaving, Jim Parsons, and Patti LuPone are some of the cast members of the series. It was released on Netflix on May 1, 2020.

I’m a Virgo – Number of Seasons: 1

I'm a Virgo

Boots Riley directed this American absurdist comedy tv series that falls under the genre of satire and surrealism.

The plot finds nineteen years old black man Cootie who is thirteen foot tall and has been raised in Oakland, California by his Uncle Martisse and Aunt Lafrancine as shielded from the outside world. But things change when a group of teenage political activists accidentally discover him.

American actor Jharrel Jerome portrayed Cootie in the series with Mike Epps and Carmen Ejogo as Marrisse and Lafrancine. It was released on Amazon Prime Video on June 23, 2023.

Up Here – Number of Seasons: 1

Up Here
Hidden Remote

The plot of this romantic comedy musical tv series is set in New York City in 1999 and follows Miguel and Lindsay who fall in love and discover that the only greatest obstacle in the way of their happiness is themselves along with their obsessions, memories, fantasies, and fears living inside their heads.

Mae Whitman, Carlos Valdes, Katie Finneran, John Hodgman, Andréa Burns, and Sophia Hammons are some of the main cast members of the series. It was released on Hulu on March 24, 2023.

Tiny Beautiful Things – Number of Seasons: 1

Tiny Beautiful Things

Liz Tigelaar created this American comedy-drama miniseries that is adapted by Tigelaar from the same named book by Cheryl Strayed.

The plot revolves around a writer named Clare who becomes a popular advice columnist against his wish at a time when he is going through much turmoil in life.

American actress-comedian Kathryn Hahn portrayed Clare Pierce in the series. It was released on Hulu on April 7, 2023.

Somebody Somewhere – Number of Seasons: 1

Somebody Somewhere

Paul Thureen and Hannah Bos created this American comedy-drama tv series the plot of which is set in Manhattan, Kansas.

The plot primarily focuses on Sam in her 40s who is struggling with a midlife crisis following the death of her sister.

American actress, comedian, writer, singer, and cabaret performer Bridget Everett portrayed Sam in the series with Jeff Hiller, Mary Catherine Garrison, Danny McCarthy, Mike Hagerty, and Murray Hill among other characters. The series was released on January 16, 2022, on HBO.

Blockbuster – Number of Seasons: 1


This American workplace comedy tv series is based on the eponymous video store. The plot revolves around a fictionalized version of the last ever Blockbuster Video store and the people working in the store including the manager Timmy.

American actor-writer comedian Randall Park portrayed Timmy Yoon in the series. Other cast members include Melissa Fumero, Olga Merediz, Tyler Alvarez, Madeleine Arthur, etc. It was released on Netflix on November 3, 2022.

The Lake – Number of Seasons: 2

The Lake

This Canadian comedy tv series follows a gay man named Justin returning from abroad following the end of a long-term relationship.

Upon returning he decides to connect with the teenage daughter that he gave up for adoption and to start anew at his family cottage.

But his plans go awry after he finds out that the cottage has been left by his parents to Maisy-May, his picture-perfect step-sister.

Jordan Gavaris and Julia Stiles portrayed Justin and Maisy-May in the series. It premiered on June 17, 2022, on Amazon Prime Video.

Fakes – Number of Seasons: 1

The Envoy Web

This crime comedy series follows two teenage girls (played by Jennifer Tong and Emilija Baranac) launching what soon becomes the largest fake ID empire in North America. The series premiered on September 1, 2022.

Claws – Number of Seasons: 4


This dark comedy crime tv series focuses on five manicurists gradually developing their own criminal empire beginning with laundering money in the male world of organized crime. The series ran from June 11, 2017, to February 6, 2022, on TNT.

A Black Lady Sketch Show – Number of Seasons: 4

A Black Lady Sketch Show

Robin Thede created this television sketch comedy series that marks the first sketch comedy entirely composed of black women. The series ran from August 2, 2019, to May 19, 2023, on HBO.