Premiere Date: Thursday, Jan. 5
Description: The second season picks up soon after Ginny (Antonia Gentry) finds out her mother Georgia (Brianne Howey) is responsible for her biological father and stepfather’s death. Will Ginny make a clean break? Will Georgia let her? And, also, will Georgia cover up what she knows about the embezzlement from the mayor’s office?
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: The first season ended with the dead dad(s) bombshell that just has to be resolved. Plus, Georgia is always good at covering her tracks. But now she has her daughter to contend with. –FT
Premiere Date: Sunday, Jan. 8
Description: Based on James Alfred Wight’s autobiographical series of books published under the pen name James Herriot, the series’ third season finds the veterinary practice thriving as war with Germany looms. Circumstances force Siegfried Farnon (Samuel West) to contend with painful memories from World War I, in which he served in the Army Veterinary Corps. Meanwhile, James (Nicholas Ralph) and Helen (Rachel Shenton) prepare to walk down the aisle, and James takes on a government project. The series also stars Callum Woodhouse as Tristan Farnon and Anna Madeley as housekeeper Mrs. Hall.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: The Masterpiece series’ gentle drama serves as a salve for viewers worn down by the rigors of primetime sensationalism. –DD
Premiere Date: Sunday, Jan. 8
Description: Eliza Scarlet (Kate Stuart) focuses on growing her London detective agency, as she continues her will they/won’t they relationship with Inspector William Wellington, the Duke (Stuart Martin). Competitor Patrick Nash (Felix Scott) keeps Eliza on her toes, while also trying to recruit her.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: Returning to U.S. audiences soon after season 2’s June 2022 premiere, the period drama explores both crime investigations and female empowerment in Victorian England. The chemistry between the series’ charming leads is a binge-worthy delight. –DD
Premiere Date: Thursday, Jan. 12
Description: Continuing the Norse legacy that began with cable channel History’s Vikings, the new season of Vikings: Valhalla stays with legendary Viking heroes Leif Erikson, Freydís Eiríksdóttir and Harald Sigurdsson as their mission to explore and conquer new lands hits new challenges, and faces new foes.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: While the series may lack the operatic melodrama that made the original series so inviting, Valhalla packs a wallop. And considering that it’s technically historical fiction, you may learn a few things between all the backstabbing and hack-and-slash battles. –AP
Premiere Date: Friday, Jan. 13
Description: After he spent the first season picking up where his grandmother and her team left off in their secret pact to track and hunt Nazis, Jonah (Logan Lerman) is back on the case as he beliefs Adolf Hitler’s death was a cover-up and the Führer is alive and thriving in the 1970s-set historical dramedy.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: This also being the show’s final season, the Hunters probably can’t get every Nazi. But anything they can do to reduce the Nazi population will be helpful, especially since they get so creative with their work. –FT
Premiere Date: Friday, Jan. 13
Description: From executive producer M. Night Shyamalan and creator Tony Basgallop, Servant tells the story of a couple who invite a mysterious force into their home after experiencing a devastating loss. The series stars Lauren Ambrose, Toby Kebbell, Rupert Grint, and Nell Tiger Free.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: Season 4, which sees Leanne’s war with the Church of Lesser Saints climax, concludes the horror-thriller. Anyone who’s been following the series’ twists and turns, needs to see it through to its final moments. –DD
Premiere Date: Sunday, Jan. 15
Description: Inspired by the video game of the same name, The Last Of Us takes place 20 years after a fungal infestation of the brain decimates the global population, transforming humans into monstrous mutants. The story centers on survivors Ellie, a teen-ager who is seemingly immune to this crazy disease, and Joel, the man tasked with smuggling her out of a quarantined zone and across the United States. Together, they trek through the wasteland with the goal of curing this world-ending plague.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: With Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin is behind this adaptation, and with names like Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey, Anna Torv, Nick Offerman and Melanie Lynskey on the call sheet, this will absolutely be buzz-worthy. Add in video game Easter eggs and a post-apocalyptic narrative that focuses on hope over the undead, and this series will surely stand out from the pack. –AP
Premiere Date:Tuesday, Jan. 17
Description: Abby Stone (Melissa Rauch), the daughter of original Night Court judge Harry Stone, picks up her late father’s gavel. She presides over a courtroom that still includes the original series’ prosecutor Dan Fielding (John Larroquette), but also a new public defender (India de Beaufort), bailiff (Lacretta) and clerk (Kapil Talwalker).
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: Night Court’s back in session and ready for a new crop of bizarre and wacky cases to be tried during the late shift. Plus, it’s time for The Big Bang Theory’s Bernadette to be the star of the show. –FT
Premiere Date: Thursday, Jan. 19
Description: It’s 20 years after a crop of bored teens took over a Point Place, Wisconsin rec room to drink, date and … do other things. Now, with Netflix’s That ’70s Show sequel, original series’ parents Kitty (Debra Jo Rupp) and Red Foreman (Kurtwood Smith) welcome their grandchildren into their home.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: The cameos from That ’70s Show stars like Topher Grace, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are the reunion that’s going to make us press play. Keeping Kitty and Red as regulars is smart, but we want to see the show take on ’90s’ nostalgia the way the original took on disco and drugs. –FT
Premiere Date: Thursday, Jan. 26
Description: The six-part limited docuseries is an expansion of “The 1619 Project” created by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and The New York Times Magazine. Episodes “Democracy,” “Race,” “Music,” “Capitalism,” “Fear,” and “Justice” are adapted from essays that appear in book The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story and examine how slavery has shaped different aspects of American life.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: Arriving just ahead of Black History Month, the docuseries provides an important and novel perspective on the impact of slavery. –DD
Premiere Date: Thursday, Jan. 26
Description: Taking thematic cues from the likes of Murder She Wrote and Columbo, Knives Out writer-director Rian Johnson sticks with the whodunit genre with this 10-episode mystery-of-the-week series. It focuses on investigator Charlie (played by Natasha Lyonne), who has an impeccable knack of detecting when someone is lying. In each episode, Charlie rolls her Plymouth Barracuda into a different town with new characters — and odd crimes that she can’t help but solve.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: It’d be pretty easy to name Johnson and Lyonne alone as reasons to tune in, but that would sell the series too short. Like he did with his hit movies and their nods to Agatha Christie’s books and films, Johnson’s Poker Face is a love letter to classic procedural detective series. The format also means that busy viewers could pop in for the episode that happens to feature a guest appearance from one of their favorite stars (talents like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Benjamin Bratt, and Adrien Brody show up through the season). –AP
Premiere Date: Thursday, Jan. 26
Description: A wildfire brings together a group of teens (Armani Jackson, Bella Shepard, Chloe Rose Robertson, Tyler Lawrence Gray), who soon discover that they transform when the moon is full. Once vampire slayer Sarah Michelle Gellar plays a detective who finds herself in a world of more supes as she investigates killings that may not be caused by an average animal.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: Gellar back on TV investigating monsters? In a series developed by Jeff Davis, the creator of MTV’s Teen Wolf? What else do you need? –FT
Premiere Date: Friday, Jan. 27
Description: Grieving therapist Jimmy (Jason Segel) hits a breaking point in his personal life, leading to a big change in his professional one: He stops walking on eggshells and starts telling his patients the hard-hitting, unabashed truth. His shift in technique conflicts with his years of training and experience and brings about an array of conflict with his peers — played by Harrison Ford and Jessica Williams — while bringing about surprising results with his patients, as well as within himself.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: Harrison Ford in a major television role is a gift in itself. The storytelling prowess of Segel and Ted Lasso’s Bill Lawrence and Brett Goldstein (who are all executive producers on the project) adds comedic clarity to this story about grief, loss, and forgiveness — no easy feat. –AP
Premiere Date: Wednesday, Feb. 8
Description: Barry Allen’s (Grant Gustin) final run is challenged by a deadly new adversary. But Team Flash will assemble one last time to save Central City and inspire some hope before Barry and Iris (Candice Patton) finally get to live a quiet life. Or, maybe, something else entirely will happen.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: While the series is a little long in the tooth, the promise of a final run for Barry (and a shorter season) should return some of the momentum the program had in its earlier seasons. Also, as the last Arrowverse show standing, we hope it will have a moment to honor the other series it outlived. (If nothing else, we know that Arrowverse alums Keiynan Lonsdale, David Ramsey and The Hood himself, Arrow’s Stephen Amell, will appear. –EA
Premiere Date: Thursday, Feb. 9
Description: Based on Caroline Kepnes’ best-selling book series, You follows Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley), a hopelessly romantic serial killer who is forever striving to find the storybook relationship that will lead to his happily ever after. Instead, he ends up finding trouble around every corner, and the dead bodies soon follow. After season 3’s chaotic finale, which found Joe murdering his wife Love (Victoria Pedretti) and ditching his their baby, Henry, to venture off to Europe to find his “soulmate” Marianne (Tati Gabrielle), the new episodes will find Joe attempting to create a new life — yet again — in Europe. Something tells us, things aren’t going to be less complicated across the pond.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: Throughout the show’s first three seasons, You has revealed itself as the perfect narrative balance between soapy drama and sinister thriller. Now, with Joe galavanting around the streets of Paris and London — and with a new cast of complex characters he’ll most surely get tied to — it feels like season 4 will add a new spin on the show’s tried-and-true formula. Could Joe go from being the stalker to the stalkee? –AP
Premiere Date: Thursday, Feb. 16
Description: The sequel series to Star Trek: The Next Generation follows non-admiral Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) as he attempts to reconcile his Starfleet past while coming to terms with his retirement away from the Enterprise. Certain events, however, thrust him back into the captain’s chair. Can he find the closure he needs while saving the galaxy (again)?
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: They got the band back together for the third, and final, season of Star Trek: Picard. What better way to tie up loose ends than to bring back LeVar Burton’s Geordi LaForge, Michael Dorn’s Worf, Gates McFadden’s Beverly Crusher, Jonathan Frakes’ Will Riker, and Marina Sirtis’ Deanna Troi? The return of Daniel Davis as the villainous Moriarty and the addition of Brent Spiner, who returns as Data’s evil lookalike droid Lore, make for exciting event television for Trekkies. –AP
Premiere Date: Sunday, Feb. 19
Description: Based one the South Korean television series My Fellow Citizens!, the drama finds former This Is Us hot dad Milo Ventimiglia as a con artist from a family of artists who falls for an undercover CIA officer (played by Boyfriends of Christmas Past actress Catherine Haena Kim). Sarah Wayne Callies, Tim Chiou, James Saito and Freda Foh Shen also star.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: Ventimiglia wears a tux in one episode. And also him definitely not dying via smoke inhalation caused by a faulty knob on a slow cooker. It’s also a chance for the actor, who has a reputation for playing nice guys (see also: Heroes), flex some edginess not really seen since his days on Gilmore Girls. –WF
Premiere Date: Friday, Feb. 24
Description: It’s been ten years since we last checked in with the Party Down catering team. Most of the crew has moved on, including actor/bartender Henry Pollard (Adam Scott). But, after a reunion that goes horribly awry, Ronald Donald’s (Ken Marino) old crew find themselves once again enduring the procession of random parties and oddball guests all over Los Angeles.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: With its mart writing mixed with cringey comedy and quirky situations, we welcome the return of Party Down with open arms. Aside from Scott and Marino, the majority of the original cast is back; including Jane Lynch, Martin Starr, Ryan Hansen and Megan Mullally. New faces like Jennifer Garner, Tyrel Jackson, and Zoë Chao will surely add freshness to the program’s hilarious dynamic. –AP
Premiere Date: Wednesday, Mar. 1
Description: Banished from the Children of the Watch, Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) attempts to atone for his perceived sins by going to Mandalore, the home planet of his adoptive warrior race. Along for the ride are his son, Grogu, and would-be Mandalorian ruler Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff).
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: With the program taking all of 2022 off, we’re chomping at the bit for a true season of The Mandalorian. The key draws are the planet Mandalore in live action and, hopefully, seeing Djarin realize that he does not need the Watch to be a Mando. Also, there’s never enough Grogu, as his appearances on another of Disney+’s Star Wars–set shows, The Book of Boba Fett, proved. –EA
Premiere Date: Wednesday, Mar. 1
Description: Based on the 1994 James Cameron movie — itself an adaptation of the French film La Totale! — a spy’s wife inadvertently gets involved in his secret profession. Steve Howey plays the spy and Ginger Gonzaga his wife in versions of the the roles played by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis in the movie.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: They’ve been talking about a True Lies TV series since 2010. We just want to see how they pull it off. And TV can’t do Arnold-sized action, so it will likely have to emphasize the comedy. Hopefully, a 2023 television show can be a bit more feminist in its ideas of how a housewife can become a secret agent. –FT
Premiere Date: Friday, Mar. 3
Description: Based on the Taylor Jenkins Reid novel, nepo grand-baby Riley Keough plays the titular Stevie Nicks–like character in this story about a band emerging from the 1970s Los Angeles music scene. Camila Morrone, Sam Claflin, and Suki Waterhouse also star.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: The book is beloved. But the TV series, which had scheduling delays due to COVID shutdowns, has been on anticipated TV lists for so many years now that some critics/potential fans cannot believe there’s actually an official premiere date. The series is adapted by 500 Days of Summer writers Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, is directed by The Spectacular Now’s James Ponsoldt, and we expect to be a perfect mix of nostalgia and life lessons. –WF
Premiere Date: Monday, Mar. 6
Description: Months after the Dodson murder case that put Perry Mason on the map as a sought-after defense attorney came to an end, the scion of a powerful oil family is brutally murdered. When the DA goes to the city’s Hoovervilles to pinpoint the most obvious of suspects, Perry and his partners in the pursuit of justice and equality (Juliet Rylance’s Della Street and Chris Chalk’s Paul Drake) find themselves at the center of a case that will uncover far-reaching conspiracies and force them to reckon with what it truly means to be guilty.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: Matthew Rhys, the Welsh actor known for his dead-on American accent, again dons the legendary brilliant detective’s fedora as he works to investigate a murder and defend the Mexican American men being scapegoated as the killers (an all-to-timely parallel to the current political landscape). Outside of featuring Rhys, the show is incredibly rich in secondary storylines. –JL
Premiere Date: Wednesday, Mar. 15
Description: Apple TV+’s Emmy darling Ted Lasso enters its third season with very little news on where its story will go, but plenty of speculation that this season will be its last. The comedy follows the titular U.S. football coach as he revives an English football club with an earnest, aw-shucks American attitude.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: Since season 1, Jason Sudeikis’ endearing Ted has captured the hearts of viewers everywhere, and the show’s feel-good formula hasn’t gotten old yet. –DD
Premiere Date: Thursday, Mar. 16
Description: Alina Starkov (Jessie Mei Li) is on the run. A beacon of hope to some and a suspected traitor to others after the events of the first season, the newly minted Sun Summoner (that means she can control light) is determined to bring down the nefarious Shadow Fold and save her country of Ravka from ruin. But the powerful and vengeful General Kirigan (Ben Barnes) has returned to finish what he started. Backed by a terrifying new army of seemingly indestructible shadow monsters and fearsome new recruits, Kirigan is more dangerous than ever. To stand a fighting chance against him, Alina and her best friend Mal (Archie Renaux) must rally their own allies and begin a continent-spanning journey to find two mythical creatures that will amplify her powers.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: Now that Alina knows her once-mentor, General Kirigan, is actually not good news, we can’t wait to see her turn the tables on him and his army of shadows. –JL
Premiere Date: Friday, Mar. 17
Description: From co-creators and executive producers Janine Nabers and Donald Glover, Swarm follows Dre (Dominique Fishback), an obsessed fan of the world’s biggest pop star who sets off on an unexpected cross-country journey during the years of 2016 and 2018.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: It’s somewhat surprising it’s taken this long for creators to take obsessive music fandom and turn it into a horror-themed TV show. And with the minds of Atlanta’s Donald Glover and Janine Nabers crafting the series, this is premium TV territory. –JL
Premiere Date: Sunday, Mar. 26
Description: Last season’s bombshell finale saw the three youngest of media oligarch Logan Roy’s (Brian Cox) children cut out of the family business thanks to some shady back-room dealings with their mother (Harriet Walter’s Caroline) and to Tom (Matthew Macfadyen) pledging fealty to his father-in-law over his wife (Sarah Snook’s Shiv). Alan Ruck’s Connor Roy is now both Logan’s eldest son and the only Roy child left standing to take over the media conglomerate.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: More in-fighting and backstabbing from the one-percent’s most toxic family. Also, with Justin Kirk’s Jeryd Mencken and Stephen Root’s Ron Petkus also returning this season, audiences might also get an update on the (mostly dropped) storyline about the Roys’ political tie-ins — and what that means for Connor’s bid for the White House. –WF
Premiere Date: Sunday, Mar. 26
Description: The series continues to flash back to the 1990s, when a plane full of high-school soccer team players crash-lands in a haunting wilderness, and the present day, when some of the survivors are still keeping secrets about how they really managed to persevere for nearly two years.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: Season 1 was one of the juiciest shows of the 2021 fall season and left us craving more. The casting of more adult counterparts (Lauren Ambrose as Van and and Simone Kessell as Lottie) means we will know the whereabouts of at least two survivors. Plus, a character played by Elijah Wood will make new trouble in the modern day. –FT
Premiere Date: Thursday, Mar. 29
Description: A small town’s fortunes are upended when a mysterious machine appears and then offers users a chance to learn their true potential. Despite that apocalyptic-sounding premise, it’s a comedy.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: With a premise worthy of a Twilight Zone episode — and a plot that’s more complex than it might at first sound — the program should be a remarkable showcase for actors like Chris O’Dowd, Josh Segarra and Ally Maki. But it will also be a chance for an unusual science-fiction premise to shine. –EA
Premiere Date: Thursday, Apr. 6
Description: A fierce road rage incident between two strangers sets off a rivalry that up-ends their personal and professional lives. Down-on-his-luck contractor Danny Cho (Steven Yeun) faces off against upper-class self-made entrepreneur Amy Lou (Ali Wong) in this darkly comedic exploration of a high-stakes feud that goes out of control.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: The A24 original acts as a snapshot of our volatile society. And with the engaging pair-up of Yeun and Wong as the leads battling it out, it’s fair to say that this one will spark all sorts of conversations. –AP
Premiere Date: Friday, Apr. 7
Description: Based on a series of essays that Cheryl Strayed compiled while she anonymously wrote an advice column for online magazine The Rumpus, this miniseries stars Kathryn Hahn as a floundering writer who becomes a revered advice columnist even though her own life is falling apart.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: Little Fires Everywhere’s Liz Tigelaar serves as creator and executive producer and other executive producers include Laura Dern and Reese Witherspoon (you know, the actresses who played mother and daughter in the film adaptation of Strayed’s Wild). Like Fires and Wild, this is another story about redemption from within and owning one’s mistakes. Also: Marvel may have its clutches in Hahn now that she’s starring in the WandaVision spin-off, Agatha: Coven Of Chaos. But those of us on the indie film/TV side of the industry knew her first, and we don’t want her to let those roles go. –WF
Premiere Date: Thursday, Apr. 13
Description: This present-day noir mystery series follows Mike Valentine (Edgar Ramírez), a struggling ex-cop who is forced to return home to Florida to track down a Philly mobster’s runaway girlfriend. What begins as a quick job spirals down a rabbit hole of buried family secrets and gets sucked into a wild, and deadly, treasure hunt. Can he stay on the right side of the law in a place where there is so much wrong?
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: We’ve all seen the news headlines about the infamous “Florida Man,” who fights alligators or commits truly idiotic or implausible crimes. This series dives deep beneath the surface of the meme. Actually shot in Florida, this sun-lit noir crime series looks like a quirky, yet dark, escape — especially since its executive producers include Jason Bateman and frequent Mike White collaborator, Miguel Arteta. –AP
Premiere Date: Friday, Apr. 14
Description: For her final act, Rachel Brosnahan’s fast-talking and well-dressed divorcee and rising comic will achieve fame. But at what cost? And can fame and success buy happiness?
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino’s Emmy-winning comedy knows it’s time to wrap and is doing so by hitting at all the hot-button issues on the way off stage. Audiences will miss the scripts the size of phone books and Midge Maisel’s ability to sweet-talk her way out of pretty much everything. Then there’s the question of romance. Last season’s finale saw Midge consummate her friendship with legendary comedian Lenny Bruce (Luke Kirby). With her ex Joel (Michael Zegen) in a relationship, and expecting a baby with, his new partner Mei (Stephanie Hsu), does this mean Midge is entering a new phase of dating as an adult? –WF
Premiere Date: Saturday, Apr. 15
Description: Blindspotting, the series is initially set six months since the end of the similarly titled film, which starred Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal as Collin and Miles — furniture movers who were doing their best to stay on the right side of the law during the final days of Collin’s probation. Things didn’t go to plan in the movie and the series follows Ashley (Jasmine Cephas Jones), Miles’ partner and mother to their son, after he is incarcerated. The second season finds Ashley and Miles post their prison nuptials, with him still on the inside and her trying to hold it all together. But her frustration is beginning to show.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: Diggs and Casal return as creatives on the series, which helps to keep the Oakland vibe on point. Smart writing, hilarious scenarios and poignant subject matter are all on the table in the show, which leads us to expect more of the same when the new season drops. Oh, and Helen Hunt is in it. And her role is unlike anything you’ve seen her play before. –AP
Premiere Date: Sunday, Apr. 16
Description: HBO’s Emmy-winning dark comedy follows Bill Hader’s titular hitman with an identity crisis as he discovers a new purpose at an acting class in the San Fernando Valley. His continued struggles to go straight hit a climax last season as those he wronged in the past reappear and he realizes he is putting people he cares about at risk.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: Hader and Henry Winkler, who plays Barry’s hack acting teacher Gene Cousineau, have received Emmys for their performances on this show. With a tone that’s reminiscent of Breaking Bad’s early days, Barry continues to get better with each season. Now with Hader stepping behind the camera to direct every episode, we can only imagine how crazy things will get in the fourth season. And we can’t wait for the trainwreck to arrive. –AP
Premiere Date: Thursday, Apr. 20
Description: A sci-fi drama from Damon Lindelof and showrunner Tara Hernandez (The Big Bang Theory; Young Sheldon), Betty Gilpin stars as a nun named Simone who is fighting against an artificial intelligence known as “Mrs. Davis.”
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: It’s a story about the battles between religion and technology — two areas where the definitions of “good” and “evil” have historically been murky. Jake McDorman also stars as Wiley, Simone’s rebellious ex who also wants to take down the system. Character actress Margo Martindale plays Simone’s Mother Superior. –WF
Premiere Date: Friday, Apr. 21
Description: Rachel Weisz does double duty in this updated take on David Cronenberg’s classic 1988 psychosexual thriller. She plays twins Elliot and Beverly Mantle, renowned OBGYNs whose co-dependent relationship brings epic amounts of success — and toxicity — to their daily lives (drugs and lovers are just two of the things they share). But at the top of their agenda is the unfettered drive to pushing medical boundaries and challenge the antiquated medical system to bring women’s health care into the 21st century.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: Firstly, anything with Weisz in it is worth a watch. But this take on Dead Ringers comes with a heightened set of stakes, putting all the intricate, emotional, and bloody aspects of pregnancy up front for everyone to see. –AP
Premiere Date: Sunday, Apr. 23
Description: Comedian-singer Bridget Everett plays Sam, a woman in a small Kansas town who feels like her life is going nowhere after the death of her sister. She finds purpose though the help of an LGBTQ choir and friends like Jeff Hiller’s Joel.
Why We’re Looking Forward to It: Led by a captivating Everett, Somebody Somewhere season 1 really hit that dramedy sweet spot. It makes you laugh, but the dramatic moments are natural and not forced. Plus, the music rocks. –FT
Premiere Date: Thursday, Apr. 27
Description: Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Jesse Plemons, Lily Rabe, and Patrick Fugit, the true-crime limited series about real-life axe murderer Candy Montgomery (Olsen) comes from David E. Kelley and Nicole Kidman, who scored awards recognition with Big Little Lies and The Undoing.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: The drama! The cast! The talent! Kelley and Kidman have mastered the formula for Certified Fresh TV, and we’re eager for another dose. –DD
Premiere Date: Thursday, Apr. 27
Description: Gus is a half-boy/half-deer who is one of many children born as part-animal just as a plague took over the world, killing almost everyone. Most of these children were abandoned to the wilderness, killed or forced into scientific experiments. Gus was lucky. His dad (Will Forte’s Pubba) saved him and taught him how to survive. In the second season, Gus’ (Christian Convery) journey of self-discovery leads him directly to General Abbot (Neil Sandilands), who is very interested in discovering the link between Gus’ creation and this plague that still has no cure. Meanwhile, Jeppard (Nonso Anozie) and Aimee (Dania Ramirez) plan to rescue the hybrid kids.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: Beyond seeing Gus encounter Abbot and Dr. Singh (Adeel Akhtar), we can’t wait to see some of the character connections (hopefully) pay off — like Bear (Stefania LaVie Owen) finding her sister or Gus potentially meeting his “mother.” Even if the show enters a dark phase, it should still see some happy reunions that will make us smile in the face of its post-apocalyptic setting. –EA
Premiere Date: Friday, Apr. 28
Description: With executive producers including Joe and Anthony Russo, Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra Jonas star as spies for a covert international organization — or rather they were spies for that organization before their memories were wiped and they went on to live other, more mundane, lives. But, just when we thought they were out —
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: While stylish and flashy, the dialogue in the trailer suggests that the show doesn’t take itself as seriously as the premise sounds (more Burn Notice than Homeland). It also comes with a fun marketing gimmick: This is the first phase of a world-wide event that will see Citadel spin-offs happening in different languages and regions. –WF
Premiere Date: Sunday, Apr. 30
Description: This is a televised reimagining of the 1980s cinematic touchstone, Fatal Attraction, that’s told through the lens of privilege, personality disorders, family dynamics and murder. In the present day, after serving 15 years in prison for the murder of Alexandra Forrest (Lizzy Caplan), Daniel Gallagher (Joshua Jackson) is paroled with the goals of reconnecting with his family and proving his innocence. But we also see Dan in 2008, when he was not as upstanding a guy as his public image suggested. That’s when he meets Alex and his world begins to unravel after their brief affair threatens to destroy the life he’s built with his wife, Beth (Amanda Peet).
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: The cast is a big draw for this one. Who can’t wait to see Joshua Jackson playing the Michael Douglas role, while chameleon Lizzy Caplan takes on the Glenn Close part? Plus, it’s created by Alexandra Cunningham and Kevin J. Hynes (and she knows something about vengeful execs, having created the USA Network series, Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story). –JL
Premiere Date: Monday, May 1
Description: Directed by Veep showrunner David Mandel and created by Alex Gregory and
Peter Huyck — who also wrote for that political comedy — the series stars Woody Harrelson as E. Howard Hunt and Justin Theroux as G. Gordon Liddy in a telling of the infamously flawed Watergate break-in. It’s based on the book Integrity: Good People, Bad Choices, and Life Lessons from the White House by Egil “Bud” Krogh, an official under Richard Nixon who served time for his role in this act of political stupidity, and his son Matthew Krogh.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: The March premiere date and the flashy cast (other stars include Domhnall Gleeson as John Dean, Gary Cole as Mark Felt, and Rich Sommer as Bud himself) mean that HBO will push hard for this miniseries to lead the limited series Emmy categories. But, with comedies like the movie Dick and more series stories like the Starz miniseries Gaslit, do we really need to keep kicking around Nixon? Given the state of American politics, the answer to that question is yes. The amount of stupid officials doing stupid things didn’t stop (or start) with Watergate, and it’s important to not forget this part of our history when it’s easy to consider all those who held the Oval Office to be titans. Plus, this one includes Theroux in a ridiculous mustache. –WF
Premiere Date: Thursday, May 4
Description: This half-hour live-action comedy is a heightened, fictionalized version of Pete Davidson’s real life. The series will combine grounded storytelling with absurd elements from the comedian’s unfiltered, and completely original, worldview.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: With so much of SNL alum Davidson’s life played out for all the world to see in tabloids and in his own work, it’s only fitting we see a semi-fictional version of it on TV (well, streaming). The guest stars alone (including Jon Stewart, John Mulaney, Bobby Cannavale and Steve Buscemi, who starred with Davidson in his semi-autobiographical film, The King of Staten Island) — plus Edie Falco as a version of Davidson’s mom — make it worth the watch. –JL
Premiere Date: Thursday, May 4
Description: Dearest gentle readers, one can never truly know someone’s intentions until they know that person’s history. And so, Netflix offers a six-part prequel to Bridgerton centered around the formative years of eventual avid Lady Whistledown reader, Queen Charlotte (portrayed here by India Ria Amarteifio).
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: Queen Charlotte — actor Golda Rosheuvel’s scandal-loving (and -making) interpretation of King George III’s wife, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz — is a fan-favorite of Bridgerton watchers. But little is told in the series about her life or that of her husband’s, even if it has alluded to his mental health and their complicated partnership. While it’s unlikely this series will strive for the historical accuracy devoted to something like Netflix’s other show about a monarchy, The Crown, it will devote screen-time to a queen’s rise to power in a male-dominated world (remember, this is an era where a woman’s entire reputation can be ruined if she’s caught being alone with a man for even a minute). The show will also depict younger version of Adjoa Andoh’s quick-witted Lady Danbury (portrayed here by Arsema Thomas) and Ruth Gemmell’s eventual Bridgerton family matriarch Violet (portrayed here by Connie Jenkins-Greig). –WF
Premiere Date: Friday, May 5
Description: Based on Hugh Howey’s hugely popular sci-fi books, Silo tells the story of a civilization of human survivors after a cataclysmic event. They are now living inside a giant silo that is burrowed hundreds of stories under ground. Disconnected from history and the generations that came before them, this society is bound by rules and regulations meant to protect its citizens from the toxic world outside … or control them.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: Stories based on books about dystopian futures are not new to television, especially after the success of shows like Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale and HBO’s Station Eleven. But Silo feels different; it begs its citizens (and viewers) to solve the philosophical mystery of human existence in a world where information is censored and those who know the truth have the ultimate power. Showrunner Graham Yost and Howey teamed to bring the story to the small screen after years in development (LaToya Morgan was once attached to adapt the book for AMC). It also has a talented cast that include David Oyelowo, Rashida Jones, Tim Robbins, Rebecca Ferguson, and Common. – AP
Premiere Date: Wednesday, May 10
Description: Equal parts character drama and suspense thriller, Class of ‘09 is created by The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’s Tom Rob Smith and follows a class of FBI agents through three different timelines as their lives and career trajectories intersect with changes in the U.S. criminal justice system. These include the broad — artificial intelligence; criminal justice procedures — and the personal, such as the long-lasting impact personal choices can have on one’s legacy.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: The themes of the series are poignant and thought-provoking, paving the way for an intriguing program to play out. Plus, there’s the roster of talent that include Oscar nominee and Atlanta alum Brian Tyree Henry, Emmy nominee Kate Mara, Sepideh Moafi, Brian J. Smith, and Jon Jon Briones. – AP
Premiere Date: Friday, May 12
Description: Start your cursing. The expletive-laden comedy about infamous Russian empress Catherine (Elle Fanning) and her conflicted relationship with her meathead husband Peter (Nicholas Hoult) returns with some more family drama. The couple still have to grapple with the state of their relationship after she tried to kill him — and after he slept with her mother (which contributed to her death). This season will also see Peter still frustrated that he can’t live up to the legacy of his dad, played by Jason Isaacs — who returns this season to torture his son from behind the grave.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: Creator Tony McNamara’s historical drama ended its second season with Catherine overthrowing her entire court, including her confidant Marial (Phoebe Fox). History also teaches that Catherine only has so many more years left of putting up with her noxious husband before she really does take him out. So will this season find Fanning’s lead alone among wolves once again? –WF
Premiere Date: May 17
Description: Not to be confused with the Sela Ward–Swoosie Kurtz family drama of the ’90s (or the Amy Poehler–Tina Fey movie comedy of 2015), this dramedy is written by and stars Barry actress Sarah Goldberg and her best friend, Irish actress Sarah Stanley (Fair City). They play strangers, one in Canada and one in Ireland, who only learn they share a father after Goldberg’s character’s mother dies. What results is an awkward and emotional get-to-know-you roadtrip across Ireland to track down their estranged dad, Donal Logue’s Jimmy.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: Can a show be heartfelt and deal with generational trauma? SisterS seeks to find out. It also has a stellar supporting cast that, in addition to Logue, include Irish actress Sophie Thompson (Gosford Park; Feel Good). –WF
Premiere Date: Thursday, May 18
Description: A follow-up series to the hit To All the Boys movies and books, this YA rom-com focuses on Anna Cathcart’s Kitty — the most well-meaning, but meddlesome, matchmaker in her Northern California neighborhood. In these stories, Kitty set off a series of events that made her sister Lara Jean (Lana Condor) find true love (or at least as far as it’s defined in high school) and taught many audience members about the Korean yogurt smoothie known as Yakult. Now it’s time for a teen Kitty to have her own romance(s).
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: Author Jenny Han’s To All the Boys books and the subsequent movies, are charming and, for adult viewers, nostalgia-triggering. This series about the breakout character is set in South Korea, which has also made a mark in American programming via streaming. This show is just asking to be binge-watched on a lazy Saturday — perhaps done while cuddling with a paramour in front of a laptop even though the big-screen TV is right there. –WF
Premiere Date: Monday, May 22
Description: In the epic and unmissable final season, Sergeant Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire) — on the cusp of retirement, but still battling the drugs plaguing her community — discovers the remains of a gangland murder victim. This sparks a chain of events that lead her straight back to murderer and rapist Tommy Lee Royce (James Norton), the father of her now 16-year-old grandson, Ryan (Rhys Connah). And while Catherine still refuses to acknowledge Tommy as his father, Ryan is old enough to decide what kind of a relationship he wants to have with the man.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: The brilliant and dogged copper Catherine became a breakout role for Lancashire. We can only hope that Catherine can finally receive some closure for the crimes Tommy has committed against her family. –JL
Premiere Date: Wednesday, May 24
Description: Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, James Hong and Stephanie Hsu continue to be everything, everywhere, all at once this year. They are part of actor and writer Kelvin Yu’s adaptation of Gene Luen Yang’s graphic novel about an awkward high schooler who gets sucked into a battle among Gods of Chinese mythology.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: We’ve seen premises like this before (hi, Neil Gaiman). But this take is considerably less bloody than American Gods and also comes with some exceptionally stylized fight — and flight — sequences. The cast also includes noted actors like Daniel Wu, Poppy Liu, and Rosalie Chiang. –WF
Premiere Date: Wednesday, May 24
Description: Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen star in this 10-episode comedy about former friends who reunite after a long rift. The friendship quickly becomes all-consuming and destabilizes their lives.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: Created by a fitting pair — Friends From College creators and married couple Francesca Delbanco and Nick Stoller — the series seemingly seeks to answer Nora Ephron’s age-old question of whether heterosexual men and women can ever be friends. It also has a fun supporting cast that include Guy Branum and Janet Varney. –WF
Premiere Date: Sunday, June 4
Description: The long-awaited series from Euphoria creator Sam Levinson, musician Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye and Reza Fahim, it stars Lily-Rose Depp as an up-and-coming musician who has a nervous breakdown. She then resolves to reclaim her title while also getting involved with a self-help guru/cult leader played by Tesfaye.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: Mired in controversy after a Rolling Stone feature depicted behind-the-scenes conflicts that suggested the show was going off the rails, the series also follows Daisy Jones and the Six as a show where the offspring of a famous musician depicts the complicated world of music stardom. In addition to this being late actress Anne Heche’s final TV role, the cast also includes Da’Vine Joy Randolph as a soul singer, Hari Nef as a transgender model, and actual The Weeknd music producer Mike Dean as a (well) music producer. This could come with the gritty, dangerous edge that Levinson developed for Euphoria. Or it could be a trainwreck. –WF
Premiere Date: Friday, June 9
Description: The 10-episode limited series stars Tom Holland as Danny Sullivan, a man who is arrested following his involvement in a shooting in New York City in 1979. A thriller told through a series of interviews with curious interrogator Rya Goodwin (Amanda Seyfried), Danny’s life story unfolds, revealing elements of the past that shaped him and the twists and turns that will lead him to a life-altering revelation.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: Holland aims for an Emmy with his performance in the drama — and he might just get one. Seyfried, too, shines as Rya, who is driven to unravel the shooting’s central mystery.
Premiere Date: Thursday, June 15
Description: Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) continues to aid the developing friendship between Spock (Ethan Peck) and Jim Kirk (Paul Wesley), as the latter is now a recurring character. But like the first season, the Enterprise will continue to boldly go into episodic explorations of the galaxy.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: Strange New Worlds is the break-out modern Star Trek show because it returns to the format’s core principles of the episodic adventure while also adapting the on-going character arcs of brethren like Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Discovery. Additionally, the new season will feature a crossover with the animated Star Trek: Lower Deck. This means we will see that show’s Tawny Newsome and Jack Quaid play live-action versions of their animated characters from that show. –EA
Premiere Date: Thursday, June 15
Description: Set in a near future world, Netflix’s hit anthology series (from creator Charlie Brooker) uses various forms of technology to comment on societal issues. Much like The Twilight Zone, from which Brooker took huge inspiration, Black Mirror uses genre storytelling to explore the wonderful, complicated, and downright horrific elements of the human condition.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: It’s been four years since a new episode of Black Mirror hit the streamer and thankfully, there’s more on the way — and coming fairly soon. Aaron Paul, Annie Murphy, Ben Barnes, Danny Ramirez, Himesh Patel, Josh Hartnett, Kate Mara, Michael Cera, Rob Delaney, Rory Culkin, Salma Hayek, and Zazie Beetz are among the list of talent featured in the stacked cast. In previous seasons, Brooker, who once again gets a writing credit, presented episodic stories that stood alone within the greater Black Mirror universe. But this time, speculation leads us to believe that Aaron Paul’s involvement (and the peek given to his character walking through a spaceship in the above teaser), may link this new season to the USS Callister episode of season 4 (which starred Jesse Plemons, Cristin Milioti, Jimmi Simpson, and Michaela Cole) in which he had a brief cameo as the voice of Gamer691. What could this narrative tweak mean for the series as a whole? We can’t wait to find out. –AP
Premiere Date: Friday, June 16
Description: Get ready to rock your Scots off, Outlander fans. The seventh season of Starz’s historical romance will premiere this summer. Inspired by An Echo in the Bone, the seventh book in Diana Gabaldon’s series about Caitriona Balfe’s time-traveling medic and her beloved, and upstanding-to-a-fault, 18th century partner Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), this story checks in with the couple after Claire was (wrongly) arrested for murder in the last season finale.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: The series — along with Claire and Jamie — is getting a bit older and this is the show’s penultimate season. In addition to devoting more story to Claire and Jamie’s daughter Brianna (Sophie Skelton) and her husband Roger (Richard Rankin), it will also introduce new (or new versions) of characters like Jamie’s biological son William Ransom (Charles Vandervaart), who does not know the truth of his patrilineage, and Rod Hallett as infamous Revolutionary War traitor Benedict Arnold. Starz is also developing an Outlander prequel series, Outlander: Blood of My Blood, which is about Jamie’s parents, Brian Fraser and Ellen Mackenzie. –WF
Premiere Date: Wednesday, June 21
Description: S.H.I.E.L.D. company man Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) returns to Earth after some time away to face off against a threat only he can stop. Or, at least, that’s what he says he’s back to do. Meanwhile, a faction of shape-shifting (and evil-doing) Skrulls infiltrate every level of Earth society as a prelude to invasion.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: With this long-promised Nick Fury story, we’re looking forward to Jackson finally taking the starring slot in an Marvel Cinematic Universe tale after appearing getting significantly less screen time in the MCU films. Beyond that, the program is meant to be the first of Marvel’s television initiatives to feature an “event” story (think of the crescendo caused by The Snap at the end of the film Avengers: Endgame, which surprised audiences by putting several heroes in peril). Will it lead to surprise reveals about characters we’ve met being Skrulls all along? We can’t wait to find out. –EA
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Premiere Date: Thursday, June 22
Description: The Bear takes the drama to the kitchen and follows Michelin star-winning chef Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White) as he returns home to take over the family’s Chicago sandwich shop after his brother’s untimely death. The buzzed-about first season saw tensions rise and cultures clash as grief and anxiety threatened to take down Carmy. In the end, he doubled down on a dream he shared with his brother. This season, we’ll see if that dream may actually be a nightmare.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: The Bear’s first season was a summer hit as it added a surprising element of kinetic and anxious energy to the familiar-feeling aesthetic of a food television show. But, the show flipped the script on all of our food-TV expectations, adding the welcome wit and acerbic punk rock stylings in line with celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain’s memoir, Kitchen Confidential. The result is an intense exploration of loss, identity, purpose, and family. And it’s all connected through the act of cooking one heck of an Italian Beef sandwich. Are we hungry for more episodes? Yes, Chef! –AP
Premiere Date: Vol 1: June 29 | Vol 2: July 27
Description: As monarchs, mages, and beasts of the Continent compete to capture her, Geralt takes Ciri into hiding, determined to protect his newly-reunited family against those who threaten to destroy it. Entrusted with Ciri’s magical training, Yennefer leads them to the protected fortress of Aretuza, where they hope to uncover more about the girl’s untapped powers; instead, they discover they’ve landed in a battlefield of political corruption, dark magic, and treachery. They must fight back, put everything on the line — or risk losing each other forever.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: Henry Cavill appears in the role of Geralt for one more season. Season 3 will be loosely based on the second Witcher novel, Time of Contempt, with some continuing threads from the first book and reportedly even a couple of ideas from the third. (Read more about what season 3 may hold.) –DD
Premiere Date: Thursday, July 13
Description: Set in present-day New York City, an investigation into a botched kidnapping uncovers long-held secrets that connect multiple characters (and cultures).
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: The miniseries’ director, Steven Soderbergh, and writer, Ed Solomon, already have a strong track record at HBO that include 2018’s critically praised series Mosaic and the 2021 Certified Fresh film No Sudden Move. With Soderbergh calling the new series “kaleidoscopic and intimate,” we just know this one is going to make us think. Plus, the cast includes Claire Danes, Dennis Quaid, and Zazie Beetz. –JL
Premiere Date: Tuesday, July 18
Description: It’s been eight years since Marshal Raylan Givens left Kentucky for Miami. Balancing his law enforcement duties with raising his 14-year-old daughter, Raylan is brought back into the fold (and ends up in Detroit) when he’s drawn into the web of Boyd Holbrook’s violent sociopath named Clement Mansell, better known as “The Oklahoma Wildman.” The limited series draws inspiration from Elmore Leonard’s novel, City Primeval: High Noon.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: It feels as if we’ve been crossing our fingers, holding our breath, and expressing hope upon hope that Olyphant would eventually return to the role that made him a household name. Television has been missing Raylan Givens’ signature Stetson-wearing swagger. And thankfully, in 2023, it’ll be coming back with a vengeance. –AP
Premiere Date: Friday, July 21
Description: Proving sex sells no matter the gender, this 1970s-set period comedy stars Ophelia Lovibond as Joyce Prigger — a journalist with dreams of becoming the next Gloria Steinem. She partners with porn mag kingpin-in-his-own-mind Doug Renetti (Jake Johnson) to create a magazine that arouses more than just feminist ideas. The first-season cliffhanger left all of the show’s success out of balance, both for the characters and the cast and crew. While (what was then called) HBO Max had renewed it for a second season, it was canceled as part of the restructuring after the Discovery-Warner Bros. deal. Starz, which had already renewed-than-canceled shows like its period drama Dangerous Liaisons, jumped in to save Minx.
Why We’re Looking Forward to It: The rapport between Lovibond and Johnson is the irresistible centerfold of Minx, a bawdy and sharp comedy that merits a full-page spread. –FT
Premiere Date: Thursday, July 27
Description: Taking its cue from the ’90s PlayStation video game of the same name, this raunchy, high-octane action comedy series follows John Doe: a wise-cracking character who is tasked with delivering a package through a danger-infested post-apocalyptic wasteland. One big challenge? An insane clown driving an ice cream truck.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: Explosions, car chases, and over-the-top fight sequences are just a few of the things we’re expecting from this TV series, which — if we’re being honest — is a show idea that die-hard gamers never thought would actually come to fruition. Anthony Mackie leads the series alongside Stephanie Beatriz, Thomas Haden Church, Samoa Joe (who steps behind the mask of the iconic evil clown Sweet Tooth), and Will Arnett (who supplies the voice). –AP
Premiere Date: Friday, July 28
Description: When the second season began filming, creator Neil Gaiman said in a statement that demon Crowley (David Tennant) and angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) will have “new adventures with old friends” and “solve some extremely mysterious mysteries” while encountering “some entirely new humans (living, dead, and otherwise), angels, and demons.”
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: Good Omens proved to be a delight and the opportunity to spend more time with Tennant’s demon and Sheen’s angel is too tremendous an idea to ignore. Also, unlike the first season, season 2’s story is a complete mystery. –EA
Premiere Date: Friday, July 28
Description: Heels is a story about the men and women who chase their dreams in the world of small-town pro wrestling. Set in a close-knit Georgia community, it follows a family-owned wrestling organization where two brothers and rivals, Jack (Stephen Amell) and Ace Spade (Alexander Ludwig), are at war over their late father’s legacy and their individual versions of success, while also working to find their own identity as a “face” or a “heel.” In wrestling, a “heel” is a common term used to describe the antagonist or villain in the ring, however, the line between hero and heel is much less clear for this sibling rivalry outside of the ring.
Why We Are Looking Forward To It: Season 1 landed like a Stone Cold Stunner and is now Certified Fresh at 96%. The electric brotherhood of Amell and Ludwig took us by surprise and delighted critics, who compared it to beloved high school football series Friday Night Lights. –DD