12 Shows Like “Ginny & Georgia ”to Watch While Waiting for Season 3

Full of teen drama and mother-daughter relationship dynamics, here are 12 shows like 'Ginny & Georgia' to watch now

NETFLIX 'Ginny & Georgia'

With honest portrayals of teendom, a mysterious plot and an early Taylor Swift controversy, Netflix’s Ginny & Georgia became a hit straight out of the gate.

The TV series premiered in February 2021 and was immediately met with viral success, bolstered in large part by TikTok, where clips of the show garnered millions of views. The small-town dramedy follows 15-year-old Ginny Miller (Antonia Gentry) and her 30-year-old mother, Georgia Miller (Brianne Howey), as they learn to balance their new lives (and loves) in the wealthy fictional town of Wellsbury, Massachusetts.

Created by Sarah Lampert, Ginny & Georgia has ignited Gentry and Howey’s careers, alongside those of fellow up-and-coming actors Felix Mallard (Turtles All the Way Down) and Sara Waisglass (Degrassi), who play siblings and neighbors to the Millers.

Within a month of Ginny & Georgia’s release, a second season was confirmed; and four months after the second season aired, the show was guaranteed another two seasons. While the release date for season 3 has yet to be announced, fans are eagerly waiting for it — especially given last season’s dramatic cliffhanger.

But Ginny & Georgia obsessives don’t have to wait in boredom — we’ve rounded up a slew of other shows with similar themes to tide you over.

Spanning complex mother-daughter relationships, small-town mystery and teen romance, here are 12 shows like Ginny & Georgia to watch while you wait for season 3.

Gilmore Girls

Everett 'Gilmore Girls'
Everett 'Gilmore Girls'

In the world of mother-daughter TV, chances are Gilmore Girls ranks among the most beloved.

The early aughts cult classic aired from 2000 to 2007 and follows Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) and daughter Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel) as they navigate love, social class and belonging in their small, fictional town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut.

With its witty writing, a series-long love triangle and infinite rewatchability, you won’t regret bringing this mother-daughter series to your screen.

The Fosters

<p>Freeform/courtesy Everett</p> 'The Fosters'

Freeform/courtesy Everett

'The Fosters'

A slight departure from the predominantly mother-daughter narrative, The Fosters is a drama that follows a California-based family led by two moms, Lena Adams (Sherri Saum) and Stef Foster (Teri Polo), who share five children, several of whom they initially welcomed into their home under foster care.

With Callie Adams-Foster (Maia Mitchell) as the show’s titular teen, The Fosters is packed with high school social dynamics, budding romances and suspenseful personal histories, much like in Ginny & Georgia.

Plus, the show has a spin-off, Good Trouble, so the series’ characters will keep you entertained even beyond The Fosters’ series finale.

Never Have I Ever

Lara Solanki/Netflix 'Never Have I Ever'
Lara Solanki/Netflix 'Never Have I Ever'

This hit Neflix dramedy follows Devi Vishwakumar (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), an Indian American Tamil teen from Los Angeles. In the wake of her father’s death, a grief-stricken Devi loses sensation in her legs, leaving her unable to walk for several months. However, given the chance to see her crush, Paxton Hall-Yoshida (Darren Barnet), she quickly recovers.

Not only will the show give you that dose of high school romance you’re longing for, but it’s been celebrated for breaking Asian American stereotypes in Hollywood.

Pretty Little Liars

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Eric Mccandless/Abc Family/Alloy/Warner Horizon Tv/Kobal/Shutterstock

'Pretty Little Liars'

The teen mystery series to end all teen mysteries: Pretty Little Liars.

Based on Sara Shepard’s collection of books by the same name, this high school drama follows four teens — Aria Montgomery (Lucy Hale), Spencer Hastings (Troian Bellisario), Emily Fields (Shay Mitchell) and Hanna Marin (Ashley Benson) — in the aftermath of their friend Alison DiLaurentis (Sasha Pieterse) going missing.

Having lost contact after Alison disappeared, the four girls are all contacted and harassed by a mysterious “A” who reunites the group and fuels seven seasons of chills and thrills.

The Summer I Turned Pretty

<p>Dana Hawley/Prime Video </p> 'The Summer I Turned Pretty'

Dana Hawley/Prime Video

'The Summer I Turned Pretty'

Based on the acclaimed trilogy of books by Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty is a coming-of-age romantic drama that follows Isabel “Belly” Conklin (Lola Tung), a teenager involved in a love triangle with two brothers, Conrad (Christopher Briney) and Jeremiah Fisher (Gavin Casalegno).

More sentimental than stressful, this series gets at the heart of young love, new adventures and finding oneself amid it all.

Jane the Virgin

Kevin Estrada / ©The CW / Courtesy Everett Collection 'Jane the Virgin'
Kevin Estrada / ©The CW / Courtesy Everett Collection 'Jane the Virgin'

If you’re in need of comedic relief, Jane the Virgin — which stars Gina Rodriguez as central character Jane Gloriana Villanueva — has you covered. The hilarious five-season series follows Jane, a young, religious woman who becomes pregnant after a doctor accidentally artificially inseminates her.

Already hooked? It gets better. Not only is there a mother-daughter narrative that will fill the void while you wait for more of the Millers, but Jane’s love interest, Rafael, is played by Justin Baldoni.

Jane the Virgin has received critical acclaim for both its writing and Rodriguez's performance. The show was nominated for best television series musical or comedy at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards, and the same year Rodriguez won best actress in a television series musical or comedy at the ceremony.

The OC

<p>WB / Courtesy Everett </p> 'The OC'

WB / Courtesy Everett

'The OC'

Nineties babies won’t have to think too hard to remember the fierce grip that four Orange County teens had on their psyches with The OC.

Featuring four central characters — Marissa Cooper (Mischa Barton), Summer Roberts (Rachel Bilson), Ryan Atwood (Ben McKenzie) and Seth Cohen (Adam Brody) — the dramatic series examined girl-next-door crushes and social class clashes, all portrayed against a sunny, California-cool backdrop.

One Tree Hill

<p>THE CW / courtesy everett </p> 'One Tree Hill'

THE CW / courtesy everett

'One Tree Hill'

Return to the River Court with a One Tree Hill rewatch. This small-town drama does high school clichés like no other: a catastrophic love triangle, a good-girl-meets-bad-boy affair and cruel parents masked by a veneer of wealth.

Starring 2000s teen heartthrob Chad Michael Murray as Lucas Scott, alongside Hilarie Burton as Peyton Sawyer and Sophia Bush as Brooke Davis, this series will have you in its grip for all nine seasons.


<p>Stephen Scott / CTV/Epitome Pictures / Courtesy: Everett</p> 'Degrassi'

Stephen Scott / CTV/Epitome Pictures / Courtesy: Everett


Degrassi is the teen series that never seems to end. Centered around a fictional junior high/high school in Toronto, the many seasons and iterations of this show center on a wide variety of subjects and storylines, spanning questions of race, sexuality, disability, mental health and class, as well as timeless teen tropes we all know and love.

With unexpected stars including Aubrey “Drake” Graham as Jimmy Brooks, Degrassi has more twists and turns than you could imagine.


<p>FOX Image Collection via Getty Images</p> 'Glee'

FOX Image Collection via Getty Images


While Glee is predominantly known for spontaneous musical renditions and Lea Michele’s otherworldly voice, the series served up nonstop antics at William McKinley High School, the series' fictional high school.

Upon its release in 2009, Glee became an instant hit and launched the careers of several aspiring stars including Michele, Cory Monteith, Dianna Agron, Naya Rivera and many more from the ensemble cast.

From pregnancies to queer love stories — which, at the time, had rarely been portrayed onscreen — it’s a monumental (and hilarious) show worth tuning into again and again.

Sweet Magnolias


A romantic drama based on Sherryl Woods’ book series by the same name, Sweet Magnolias depicts the lives of three female best friends as they navigate several pillars of adulthood: family, work and romantic love.

Based in South Carolina, the show revolves around recently separated single mother Maddie Townsend (JoAnna Garcia), flanked by Dana Sue Sullivan (Brooke Elliott), a chef and restaurant owner, and Helen Decatur (Heather Headley), an accomplished attorney.

Firefly Lane

Diyah Pera/Netflix 'Firefly Lane'
Diyah Pera/Netflix 'Firefly Lane'

This Netflix series premiered in 2021 and focuses on two women — Tully Hart (Katherine Heigl) and Kate Mularkey (Sarah Chalke) — who have been best friends since their teens.

Much like Ginny & Georgia, the show follows the tight bond of two women and all of the ways in which their lives are challenged throughout the years. With only two seasons, it’s a perfect rainy weekend watch.

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