We’ve spent the better part of December reflecting on all that TV had to offer in 2021, for better or much, much worse.
But with another January fast approaching — like, 12-hours-from-now fast — TVLine is turning its attention to 2022, which has its own robust lineup of new and intriguing series ahead.
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In the list below, our editors each selected two shows they’re highly anticipating in the new year, hailing from broadcast, cable and streaming. Many of our 20 picks will be brand-new to the TV landscape in 2022, including HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon, Starz’s Courteney Cox-fronted horror-comedy Shining Vale and Disney+’s upcoming additions to the Marvel and Star Wars universes.
But a few returning gems — like Prime Video’s The Boys, or BBC America’s Killing Eve — made our list, too, as 2022 promises fresh episodes after much-too-long hiatuses. You’ll also see some repeat appearances from last year’s list, such as Peacock’s upcoming twist on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, which didn’t debut in 2021 as we’d initially hoped — but hey, we’re still just as excited for them a whole year later.
NOTE: Not every show on our list has announced a precise premiere date just yet, but we’ve included the most up-to-date scheduling details for each project. Scroll through the list below to see the 20 series we’re most looking forward to in 2022, then drop a comment with the shows you can’t wait to watch next year.
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