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12 Best Shows Like Little Demon You Should Watch Next

"Little Demon" is soon to be royalty in the world of adult animation. The series created by Darcy Fowler, Seth Kirschner, and Kieran Valla premiered on FXX in August 2022, boasting an impressive main cast featuring TV legend Danny DeVito playing Satan himself, with his real-life daughter Lucy playing Satan's own daughter, and Aubrey Plaza as her reluctant mother. The show has also accrued a wide range of cameo voice actors, from DeVito's former co-star Arnold Schwarzenegger to beloved comedy filmmaker Mel Brooks. 

It's obviously got an impressive pedigree, but "Little Demon" is not uncharted territory for animation audiences. Particularly in recent years, the world of TV animation has gotten increasingly darker, more sinister, with less likable characters. "Little Demon" may be the furthest the genre has gone in years; how could you get more unlikable than Satan himself? While this trend has also received pushback in shows that are more optimistic and family-friendly, "Little Demon" is as dark as it can get while still telling a satisfying, emotional story that centers on a broken family and a growing teenager. 

While viewers wait for new episodes of "Little Demon" to air, it might be worthwhile to check out some other popular shows on this list. They may not have the same cast of characters as "Little Demon," but what they all share is their love of dark comedy. 

Rick & Morty

It'd be difficult to recommend adult animated shows without making mention of "Rick & Morty." Since it premiered on Adult Swim in 2013, the show has blown up into a pop culture phenomenon, with countless different types of merchandise based on the series everywhere you go, from clothing to action figures and even board games. Suffice it to say, "Rick & Morty" has achieved a level of success that newer animated series like "Little Demon" can only hope to enjoy. 

It's certainly possible that "Little Demon" will see similar popularity and acclaim. The show is executive produced by Dan Harmon, the co-creator of "Rick & Morty" who's also known for his other TV projects such as "Community" and "Harmonquest." "Little Demon" embodies many elements of Harmon's typical style, combining profane humor with intricate and emotionally resonant storytelling. However, unlike "Little Demon," "Rick & Morty" is more personally spearheaded by Harmon, meaning it may do an even better job of satisfying fans' desire for deep, cynical stories. 

It's also a perfect time to transition from "Little Demon" to "Rick & Morty," as the Justin Roiland co-creation is into its sixth season on Adult Swim. It's quite an easy show to binge-watch, though it may result in emotional whiplash during some key episodes


There are plenty of popular adult animated shows that share the same network as "Little Demon." In addition to live-action shows like "Dave," FXX is home to grown-up animated classics such as "Archer," which has been running since 2009 and entered its 13th season in 2022. The show is a parody of spy movies, particularly the James Bond franchise, starring H. Jon Benjamin as the titular self-centered secret agent. The cast is rounded out with a handful of comedy legends, including the late great Jessica Walter as Archer's mother and Judy Greer as his secretary.

While espionage and spy thrillers may be quite a departure from "Little Demon," "Archer" enters some pretty surreal territory as it progresses into its later seasons. Seasons 8 through 10 completely reimagine the show in different cinematic universes, including 1940s film noir and sci-fi procedurals. The show's 11th season features a return to its usual setting, returning the main cast to a typical workplace comedy in an intelligence agency. 

The number of seasons that "Archer" has aired is both a positive and a negative, as viewers have criticized the show's various creative directions. However, the show's humor and cast have always remained a bedrock of its success, making it well worth the time for any fan of animation. 


In addition to "Little Demon" and "Archer," the FXX adult animated lineup also includes "Dicktown," executive produced by Matt Thompson, who also produced, directed, and wrote for "Archer." The show was co-created by John Hodgman, a comedian and writer known for his work on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," as well as playing the PC counterpart to Justin Long's Mac in the famous Apple commercials of the mid-2000s. Hodgman also has his history with TV animation, with series like "Codefellas" and appearances on "The Venture Bros." 

"Dicktown" is essentially Hodgman and co-creator David Rees' love letter to children's mysteries, like the Encyclopedia Brown books or "Scooby-Doo." Hodgman and Rees voice the series' protagonists, also named John and David, as they solve mysteries in the fictional North Carolina town the series is named after. Where the show shares its similarities to "Little Demon" is in its exploration of the relationship between middle-aged adults and teenagers. John and David's mysteries usually involve teenage clients, as they began solving mysteries in their own teenage years and have never moved on to bigger cases. 

While the first season aired as a segment on FXX's animated anthology show "Cake," the second season aired on the network as a standalone program. Overall, it's a fun take on the animated mystery genre, driven by its smart and creative writers

Harley Quinn

Fans of "Little Demon" may enjoy the show's grotesqueness and darkness more than any other element. With that in mind, it's hard to not recommend "Harley Quinn" as the perfect follow-up. Harley Quinn, the partner in crime to Batman's arch-nemesis the Joker, notably originated in "Batman: The Animated Series" before eventually becoming a recurring character in DC Comics. The character's since had a colorful history in film and TV, with her live-action version notably portrayed by Margot Robbie in DC films like "Birds of Prey" and "The Suicide Squad." 

The animated "Harley Quinn" finds Kaley Cuoco starring as the former Arkham psychologist, with events picking up after her breakup with the Joker. After moving in with Poison Ivy, voiced by Lake Bell, Harley assembles her own team of supervillains to cause mischief and mayhem in Gotham City. Not only is the show an enjoyable sitcom in its own right, but it also hilariously parodies the DC Universe, making light of its various tropes and characters. 

The show has also received tons of acclaim over the years for its LGBTQ+ representation, particularly with its third season. It's far from perfect, but this kind of inclusivity is rare in the superhero genre, and has been warmly received by fans. Of course, that hasn't come at the cost of Harley and Ivy breaking legs and knocking out teeth together. 

Smiling Friends

Zach Hadel and Michael Cusack gained notoriety for their internet animations, becoming popular on Newgrounds and later YouTube. It wasn't until 2020 when the two premiered their own pilot on Adult Swim, called "Smiling Friends." The charming show, which only runs for 11 minutes an episode, follows Pim and Charlie, two workers at a company dedicated to making people smile. Within the pilot, the two are confronted with quite a dark mission: to convince a man named Desmond not to commit suicide. 

Like any good pilot, this episode effectively distills the major themes of the series. Pim and Charlie are tasked with a goal, and despite interacting with disturbing characters and horrific scenarios, they manage to approach every situation with optimism. The show has been praised not only for its storytelling, but its use of edgy internet humor, which has made it a consistent favorite among its cult fanbase. 

Given the show's short episode lengths, the first season is an easy binge-watch on HBO Max. Additionally, it makes for a perfect rewatch, as the animation is filled with plenty of background details and Easter eggs for fans to discover. "Little Demon" fans may find thrills in the show's structure and dark humor, though "Smiling Friends" may also be an indication of TV animation's future. 

Solar Opposites

Dan Harmon has taken time off from "Rick & Morty" to focus on projects like "Little Demon," and the same could be said for "Rick & Morty" co-creator Justin Roiland. In 2020, Roiland's second animated series, "Solar Opposites," premiered on Hulu. The show follows a family of aliens living on Earth and often disagreeing about whether the planet is any good. The show's third season premiered in 2022, with a fourth already confirmed to be in the works.

Where "Solar Opposites" differs from "Rick & Morty," aside from the absence of a Harmon-led narrative, is the absence of the cynicism and existential crises that made "Rick & Morty" stand out in the first place. Despite the show's often crass and over-the-top humor, "Solar Opposites" is at its heart a show about a family, much like "Little Demon." Needless to say, fans of "Rick & Morty" and "Little Demon" will find a lot to love if they're hungry for some wild Justin Roiland-animated antics. 

If that's not enough to convince "Little Demon" viewers to watch, the show has also received rave reviews for its first three seasons. The second and third season both drew favorable responses from critics, who  said the show has moved out from under the shadow of "Rick & Morty" without sacrificing the tone and humor fans love from Roiland's previous series. With that in mind, it'd be hard to argue that "Solar Opposites" isn't a good watch for those who love the humor of "Little Demon." 

Big Mouth

Adult animation doesn't get much raunchier than Netflix's "Big Mouth." The series, co-created by comedian Nick Kroll and "Family Guy" writer Andrew Goldberg, follows Nick and Andrew as teenagers going through the ups and downs of puberty with their friends. The catch is that each pubescent teen is haunted by their own Hormone Monster, who encourages them to indulge in their primal urges. Kroll voices himself, while Andrew is voiced by Kroll's comedy partner John Mulaney. 

While the show begins as an exploration of puberty, it's evolved over the course of its run to dive into other topics of growing up, such as anxiety, depression, and shame. The show also features an expansive guest star roster, including Maya Rudolph, Hugh Jackman, and Jean Smart. In 2022, "Big Mouth" launched a spinoff series, "Human Resources," that takes place in an office where various Hormone Monsters and similar creatures, like the Logic Rock and Lovebug, work. 

The show has enjoyed consistent acclaim from critics who look past its overtly profane humor and engage with its deeper themes, including children growing up and dealing with various struggles and traumas in life. Later seasons have earned praise from critics for storylines relating to race, LGBTQ struggles, and mental health

F is for Family

"Little Demon" centers on a very complicated family, but even the relationship between Satan and his offspring pales in comparison to the dysfunction seen on Netflix's "F is for Family." The show was created by and stars comedian Bill Burr, loosely based on his childhood growing up in suburbia in the mid-1970s. While Bill doesn't voice his younger self like Nick Kroll does in "Big Mouth," he does voice the Murphy family patriarch, Frank. The supporting cast is rounded out by Laura Dern, Sam Rockwell, and Justin Long, with a roster of guest stars that includes Vince Vaughn, Jonathan Banks, and Patti LuPone. 

"F is for Family" ran for five seasons before ending, meaning that the entire series is available on Netflix to watch in full. Burr has pointed to the show being animated as a way to show a family's dysfunction without alienating audiences — a tactic similarly employed by shows such as "The Simpsons" or "Family Guy."

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

It's presumably safe to say that many first-time "Little Demon" viewers will be coming to the show to see Danny DeVito play the role of Satan. DeVito has a long, prestigious history in film and TV, having launched a film career after starring in the sitcom "Taxi" from 1978 to 1983, while also netting an impressive presence in animation with voice work in Disney's "Hercules" and Illumination's "The Lorax." However, most modern audiences probably recognize DeVito from his main role on the FXX sitcom "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." DeVito entered the show during its second season, playing Frank, the father of Glenn Howerton and Kaitlin Olson's characters Dennis and Dee. 

"Always Sunny" has cemented its place in TV history, having become the longest-running live-action sitcom of all time as of its 15th season. The show has shown no signs of slowing down, being renewed for up to 18 seasons in 2020. As fans know and love, a lot of the show's humor relies on DeVito doing some pretty heinous things as Frank, from rolling around in trash to crawling out of a leather couch completely naked. It's surprising that the show's co-creators, Howerton, Rob McElhenney, and Charlie Day, were reluctant to cast him on the show in the first place. 

Though it aired in obscurity for many seasons, "Always Sunny" has become one of the most genre-defining sitcoms of the modern era. As later seasons experiment with sincerity, the show has gone from cult phenomenon to one of the most widely beloved sitcoms of its time. 

Parks and Recreation

Of course, "Little Demon" is not just the Danny DeVito show. The show also features Aubrey Plaza as Laura, the mother of Satan's daughter. Plaza came into the public eye with her role in the NBC sitcom "Parks and Recreation." The show, created by "The Office" veterans Greg Daniels and Mike Schur, takes place in a parks and recreation office in the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana, led by Amy Poehler's optimistic public servant Leslie Knope. The show's supporting cast features great talent such as Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt, and Rashida Jones. 

Even in that ace ensemble, Plaza stands out as April Ludgate, a cynical intern who eventually becomes Leslie's assistant. It makes sense that Plaza crushes the role, as April was written specifically with her in mind. However, few could have predicted the trajectory that April goes on over the course of "Parks and Recreation," falling in love with Pratt's lovable doofus Andy Dwyer and starting a family. The role is a credit to the actor's charm and likability, even when playing an often abrasive character. 

"Parks and Recreation" is over, but there are plenty of clips online that showcase Plaza's best moments on the show. For fans of "Little Demon," it's definitely worthwhile to see the role that made her the star she is today.

What We Do in the Shadows

"Little Demon" is not the only FXX show that deals in the supernatural and undead. There's also "What We Do in the Shadows," which premiered in 2019, based on a 2014 film written and directed by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. In a departure from the film, which centers on a group of vampire roommates living together in Wellington, New Zealand, the series features a different cast of vampires who live together in Staten Island, New York (played by Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Kayvan Novak, and Mark Proksch), along with their familiar Guillermo (played by Harvey Guillén). 

The show is just as clever as it is crass, qualities that emerge as the vampires get involved in various antics around the New York metropolitan area. Some highlights from the series include the rivalry between Berry's Laszlo and recurring guest star Nick Kroll's Simon the Devious, who often attempts to steal a witch-skin hat from Laszlo that gives its wearer bad luck. Mark Proksch's Colin Robinson is also a fan favorite, as an energy vampire who feeds on the boredom of others. 

"What We Do in the Shadows" has earned mountains of acclaim since it arrived on the airwaves; its fourth season also received additional praise for the incorporation of LGBTQ+ storylines involving Guillermo. As an added bonus, it's worth a watch just to hear Matt Berry's wild line readings

Good Omens

Long before "Little Demon," comedy has been derived from the subject of gods and demons; particularly, Christian themes and imagery are common in TV comedies like "Fleabag" or "Jane the Virgin." This is also true for "Good Omens," a fantasy comedy series adapted from a novel written by Neil Gaiman, who is notable for his work in comic books such as "The Sandman" and "American Gods." 

The show stars Michael Sheen and David Tennant as an angel named Aziraphale and demon named Crowley. The two begrudging allies come together to prevent the birth of the Antichrist and the coming of Armageddon, which would result in the end of Heaven and Hell's long battle. The supporting cast includes Jon Hamm as the angel Gabriel, Brian Cox as Death, and Frances McDormand as the voice of God. Its success and positive reviews have resulted in "Good Omens" being renewed for a second season despite its original status as a limited series. This likely comes as a pleasant surprise to critics who felt its six-episode length left them wanting more. 

Like "Little Demon," the show has predictably received a large amount of pushback from certain religious communities. Over 20,000 people demanded that the show to be cancelled, though many of them mistakenly believed it was airing on Netflix (via Variety). "Good Omens" shares a lot in common with "Little Demon" — both shows rely on religious themes while playing fast and loose with irreverent humor.