Just Finished Elsbeth? Watch These 15 Binge-Worthy Shows Next

Just Finished Elsbeth? Watch These 15 Binge-Worthy Shows Next
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These shows will be your salvation during the agonizing wait for Elsbeth Season 2.


  • The second season of Elsbeth is currently in production.
  • In the meantime, check out these 15 excellent shows.
  • Some are developed by the creators of Elsbeth, some feature stars from The Good Wife, and some just have a similar vibe.

Elsbeth, a spin-off of The Good Wife and The Good Fight created by Robert and Michelle King, continues to hold a special place among procedural dramas and in primetime television in general. The new series, which debuted in February, has received high marks from critics and audiences alike, who have openly stated that it is definitely one of the best shows of the 2023-2024 season.

Following the quirky yet incredibly skilled Chicago attorney Elsbeth Tascioni, the series has garnered impressive ratings and a 94% score on Rotten Tomatoes, securing a second season renewal from CBS in April 2024.

The success of Elsbeth secured a larger budget for the series. The next season will consist of 20 episodes, close to the format of the flagship The Good Wife, which had 22-23 episodes per season, allowing the writers to use more intriguing storylines and narrative techniques beyond the 'howcatchem' formula. Unfortunately, the exact release date is still unknown. That's why we offer you 15 equally excellent shows to tide you over while you wait for Elsbeth Season 2.

These 15 Shows Are Great Options to Watch after Elsbeth

15. The Good Wife (2009, 7 seasons)

14. The Good Fight (2017, 6 seasons)

13. The Gilded Age (2022, 2 seasons)

12. Hacks (2021, 3 seasons)

11. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017, 5 seasons)

10. Why Women Kill (2019, 2 seasons)

9. The Flight Attendant (2020, 2 seasons)

8. So Help Me Todd (2022, 2 seasons)

7. Only Murders in the Building (2021, 3 seasons)

6. White Collar (2009, 6 seasons)

5. Veronica Mars (2004, 4 seasons)

4. Psych (2006, 8 seasons)

3. Monk (2002, 8 seasons)

2. Evil (2019, 4 seasons)

1. BrainDead (2016, 1 season)

Why Watch These Shows after Elsbeth?

Let's take a look at some of the featured shows and why they're worth checking out after watching Elsbeth.

It's probably worth starting with the most obvious choices, the original The Good Wife and The Good Fight. We recommend watching these shows if you started your journey into the Robert and Michelle King series specifically with Elsbeth, as they not only feature the title character of the new show, but also have a similar structure of stand-alone storylines in each episode, as well as their witty commentary on the current realities of the Internet, politics, and the law. Both shows are available on Paramount+, but The Good Wife can also be streamed for free on Freevee.

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In addition, we highly recommend checking out Robert and Michelle King's other projects. The first is BrainDead, a satirical sci-fi dramedy starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead as a documentary filmmaker who witnesses an alien bug takeover of the White House. The second is the supernatural thriller Evil, which tells the story of a group of people hired by the Catholic Church to investigate paranormal occurrences.

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While the first series boasts a similar sense of humor, the second will provide an original spin on procedurals by substituting the supernatural and exorcism instead of crime investigation into the formula. By the way, Michael Emerson, the husband of Elsbeth's Carrie Preston, appears in Evil. BrainDead is available on Prime and Evil is available on Paramount+.

If you're looking for a light-hearted procedural, White Collar, Psych, and Monk are definitely worth a watch.

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While all three feature male leads, they share a similar structure, with episodes focusing on a specific case, and their protagonists are no less unconventional than Elsbeth. White Collar and Monk are available on Netflix and Hulu, and Psych is available on Prime and Peacock.