The Best Musical TV Shows You Need to Binge-Watch Right Now


Musical theater is a beloved art form, but when it comes to television, musicals are a much rarer breed. However, over the past couple of years, some fantastic musical TV shows have hit streaming platforms, offering viewers a chance to enjoy the glories and absurdities of musical theater from the comfort of their own homes.

One such show is “Schmigadoon!,” a hilarious parody of musical theater that finds its stars Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key trapped in a town where everyone is stuck in a perpetual musical. The show’s second season, which premiered on April 5, takes its cue from musicals like “Chicago” and “Cabaret,” serving up plenty of chaos, fishnets, and showstopping numbers.

But “Schmigadoon!” is just one of the many musical TV shows that you can binge-watch right now. Whether you’re a die-hard musical theater fan or someone who just got hooked on “Hamilton,” there’s something for everyone. Here are some of the best musical TV shows you need to add to your watchlist:

  1. “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” – This critically acclaimed series follows the romantic misadventures of Rebecca Bunch, a lawyer who leaves her high-powered job in New York City to pursue her ex-boyfriend in California. Along the way, she breaks into song and dance numbers that parody everything from Disney princesses to boy bands.
  2. “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” – This Disney+ series is a mockumentary that follows a group of high school students as they put on a production of “High School Musical.” The show is full of catchy original songs and self-referential humor that will delight fans of the original movie franchise.
  3. “Glee” – This iconic series follows a group of high school students in a glee club as they navigate their way through the challenges of adolescence. The show features covers of popular songs and original musical numbers, and its themes of acceptance and inclusivity have made it a beloved classic.
  4. “Smash” – This short-lived series follows the making of a Broadway musical, from the initial concept to opening night. The show features original songs and covers of classic Broadway tunes, and its behind-the-scenes look at the theater world makes it a must-watch for any aspiring Broadway star.
  5. “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” – This NBC series follows Zoey Clarke, a woman who gains the ability to hear people’s innermost thoughts through musical numbers. The show features covers of popular songs and original musical numbers, and its exploration of grief and healing has earned it critical acclaim.

With so many great musical TV shows available to stream, there’s never been a better time to indulge your love of song and dance. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

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