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2022's best TV shows you can't miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and more

From Stranger Things to Obi-Wan Kenobi, there are Netflix newcomers, HBO hits and Disney Plus crowd-pleasers that promise unmissable TV.

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Peacemaker, starring John Cena
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TV shows to get excited about in 2022

Television production was disrupted in 2021, but there's still a ton of great TV on its way in 2022. Look out for Moon Knight, The Lord of the Rings, Obi-Wan Kenobi, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel and more to make their debut, while Better Call Saul, Killing Eve and The Walking Dead go out in a blaze of glory.

The year kicks off with outrageous action, as John Cena plays The Suicide Squad's lunkheaded wannabe superhero Peacemaker, streaming now on HBO Max.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (Sept. 2)

Amazon Prime Video Amazon has put unheard-of amounts of cash into a new TV prequel series based on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, entitled The Rings of Power.

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Moon Knight (March 30)

Disney Plus Oscar Isaac joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Moon Knight, whose multiple personalities get in the way of fighting crime with powers drawn from an Egyptian god.

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Bridgerton, season 2 (March 25)

Netflix Lord Anthony Bridgerton will "dominate" season 2 of this period romp. 

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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (May 5)

Paramount Plus The current generation of Star Trek shows return to the USS Enterprise at last as Captain Pike (Anson Mount), Spock (Ethan Peck) and Number One (Rebecca Romijn) cross over from Discovery to prequel series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.

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The Boys, season 3 (June 3)

Amazon Prime Video The Boys are back and badder than ever in this gory and glorious tale of superheroes behaving horribly.

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Stranger Things, season 4

Netflix Eleven and the gang are back for a fourth season as the '80s-tastic fantasy show Stranger Things turns the Cold War upside down.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi

Disney Plus Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen return as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker (as he turns into Darth Vader) for this continuation of the Star Wars prequels.

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House of The Dragon

HBO Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon stars Paddy Considine, Emma D'Arcy and Matt Smith in this series about the scheming Targaryen family.

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Paramount Plus Pablo Schreiber dons the iconic helmet of video game hero Master Chief in the series Halo.

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The Last of Us

HBO 2013 video game The Last of Us gets adapted in this tale of a teenager navigating a zombie apocalypse with the help of a grizzled smuggler played by Pedro Pascal. Craig Mazin, creator of HBO's bleak hit Chernobyl, is in charge.

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The Sandman

Netflix Based on Neil Gaiman's acclaimed comic, The Sandman is a supernatural series in which Tom Sturridge is the lord of dreams, Gwendoline Christie is Lucifer and Kirby Howell-Baptiste is Death. Jenna Coleman and Charles Dance also star.

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Star Wars: Andor

Disney Plus Diego Luna reprises his Rogue One role as rebel spy Cassian Andor in this Star Wars series.

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Disney Plus Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany is Jennifer Walters, a lawyer with green superpowers in Marvel series She-Hulk.

Star Trek: Lower Decks
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Star Trek: Lower Decks, season 3

Paramount Plus The junior officers of Star Trek: Lower Decks boldly go into trouble again in a third season in 2022, with a fourth already confirmed.

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Star Trek: Prodigy

Paramount Plus Star Trek: Prodigy follows a crew of young misfits guided by Voyager's Captain Janeway. The second batch of Season 1 episodes stream this year. 

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Ms. Marvel

Disney Plus Marvel comic book star Kamala Khan is a teenage superhero, played by Iman Vellani in a new series.

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The Witcher: Blood Origin

Netflix The Witcher: Blood Origin is a prequel to the monster-hunting series, starring Michelle Yeoh. 

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Superman and Lois, season 2

The CW Clark Kent (Tyler Hoechlin) and Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch) face more parental issues in a new season of this acclaimed Arrowverse show.

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Better Call Saul, season 6

AMC The final season of the acclaimed Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul is expected this year.

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The Crown, season 5 (November)

Netflix Imelda Staunton takes the throne as an older Queen Elizabeth II in the fifth season of The Crown.

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El Deafo (Jan. 7)

Apple TV Plus Three-part animated series El Deafo is based on the poignant bestselling graphic memoir about a girl losing her hearing. Lexi Finigan, who's also deaf, voices the lead, while Pamela Adlon, Jane Lynch and Clancy Brown also star.

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Naomi (Jan. 11)

The CW Kaci Walfall is Naomi, a high schooler obsessed with Superman in this show set in the Arrowverse, based on DC Comics and produced by Ava DuVernay.

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Wolf Like Me (Jan. 13)

Stan and Peacock Isla Fisher and Josh Gad are a couple with animal attraction in Wolf Like Me. 

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Archive 81 (Jan. 14)

Netflix Based on a podcast of the same name, the horror series Archive 81 explores chilling found footage, with a video archivist striving to restore a mysterious set of tapes as a chilling cult threatens.

26 of 64 Freeform

Single Drunk Female (Jan. 20, 2022)

Freeform After a public flame-out at a New York media company, a 20-something alcoholic (played by The Mick's Sofia Black-D'Elia) bounces back to Boston with her mother (Ally Sheedy) and faces the life that made her drink in the first place.

La Fortuna (AMC)
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La Fortuna (Jan. 20)

AMC Stanley Tucci plunders the depths in La Fortuna, an adventure series about a team recovering stolen sunken treasure. AMC and Movistar Plus present the first television series from Oscar winner Alejandro Amenábar (The Others, The Sea Inside).

28 of 64 Apple TV Plus

Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock (Jan. 21)

Apple TV Plus Jim Henson's furry friends return in Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock.

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Ozark, season 4 (Jan. 21)

Netflix Jason Bateman and Laura Linney return as a money-laundering couple facing more danger in the fourth and final season of Ozark, split into two parts.

30 of 64 Apple TV Plus

Servant, season 3 (Jan. 21)

Apple TV Plus M. Night Shyamalan gives birth to more chills in Servant, a streaming drama about parents facing threats to their baby.

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Doomlands (Jan. 28, 2022)

Available on the Roku Channel, adult animation Doomlands is Mad Max meets Cheers in the Mos Eisley Cantina. Well I'm sold!

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Legend of Vox Machina (Jan. 28)

Amazon Prime Video Based on the popular fantasy gaming livestream Critical Role, animated series The Legend of Vox Machina brings sword and sorcery to Prime Video.

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In From the Cold (Jan. 28)

Netflix A former KGB assassin turned loving mom is forced out of retirement when someone with her exact abilities starts killing people.

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The Afterparty (Jan. 28)

Apple TV Plus Created and directed by Chris Miller, The Afterparty unites an all-star cast including Tiffany Haddish, Sam Richardson, Zoë Chao, Ben Schwartz, Ike Barinholtz, Ilana Glazer, Jamie Demetriou and Dave Franco. Each episode of this innovative murder mystery follows a different character in the style of a different film genre.

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Pam & Tommy (Feb. 2)

Hulu Lily James and Sebastian Stan are Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee in this dramatization of the wild true story behind their infamous sex tape.

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Suspicion (Feb. 4)

Apple TV Plus The kidnapping of her son kicks off a thrilling game of cat and mouse for Uma Thurman in Suspicion, also starring Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), Noah Emmerich (The Americans) and Elizabeth Henstridge.

Alan Ritchson as Jack Reacher
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Reacher (Feb. 4)

Amazon Prime Video Alan Ritchson is Jack Reacher in the TV version of the thriller novels by Lee Child.

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Phat Tuesdays (Feb. 4, 2022)

Amazon Prime Video Superstar comedians including Chris Tucker, Steve Harvey and Tiffany Haddish tell the inspriring and outrageous story of Phat Tuesdays, an all-Black comedy night at The Comedy Store in the 90s that captured the moment and elevated Black voices in the wake of the LA riots.

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Star Trek: Discovery, season 4, part 2 (Feb. 10)

Paramount Plus Star Trek: Discovery returns after a brief hiatus for the second part of the season starting Feb. 10. 

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Inventing Anna (Feb. 11)

Netflix Shonda Rhimes tackles the true story of a fraudulent socialite who called herself Anna Delvey.

The Walking Dead
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The Walking Dead, season 11, part 2 (Feb. 13)

AMC The second part of The Walking Dead's final season shambles onto screens, each episode streaming on AMC Plus before airing on TV a week later.

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State of the Union, season 2 (Feb. 14)

Sundance TV Brendan Gleeson and Patricia Clarkson are a married couple in the second series of the short-form comedy-drama written by Nick Hornby (High Fidelity, An Education) and directed by Stephen Frears (The Queen, A Very English Scandal).

43 of 64 Apple TV Plus

Severance (Feb. 18)

Apple TV Plus From director and executive producer Ben Stiller and creator Dan Erickson, Severance stars Adam Scott as an office worker whose colleagues have their memories surgically divided between their work and personal lives. But this experiment in work/life balance hides a dark secret.

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The Cuphead Show! (Feb. 18, 2022)

Netflix The surreal video game becomes a short-form animated series on Netflix, featuring Cuphead and his brother Mugman facing the devil in a retro cartoon world.

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From (Feb. 20)

Epix Harold Perrineau investigates the mystery of a nightmarish town in middle America that traps all those who enter... until the sun goes down and the monsters emerge.

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Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber (Feb. 22)

Showtime From the people behind Billions, Super Pumped is another tale of wealthy people behaving badly, but this time it's a true story. Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as ruthless Uber founder Travis Kalanick, with Uma Thurman as Arianna Huffington.

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The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder (Feb. 23)

Disney Plus Drop in on Penny Proud and her raucous folks in The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder, a return to the animated series which ran from 2001 to 2005. Guest stars include Lizzo, Lil Nas X, Tiffany Haddish, Lena Waithe, Anthony Anderson and Eva Longoria.

Killing Eve
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Killing Eve, season 4 (Feb. 27)

BBC America The final season of this riveting spy thriller airs on BBC America and AMC, as Eve (Sandra Oh) seeks revenge, while Villanelle (Jodie Comer) tries to prove she's not a monster.

Amanda Seyfried as Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes.
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The Dropout (March 3)

Hulu Silicon Valley entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes founded her company Theranos on lies, in a true story adapted into Hulu series The Dropout stars Amanda Seyfried as Holmes.

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Star Trek: Picard season 2 (March 3)

Paramount Plus Patrick Stewart is back in charge as Star Trek: Picard returns to the streaming service formerly known as CBS All Access.

51 of 64 Amazon Prime Video

The Boys Presents: Diabolical (March 4, 2022)

Amazon Prime Video An animated spin-off from Prime Video's hit The Boys, which features superheroes behaving very badly in a short episodes from creators including Awkwafina, Garth Ennis, Ilana Glazer, Seth Rogen, Justin Roiland and Andy Samberg. 

52 of 64 Apple TV Plus

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey (March 11)

Apple TV Plus Samuel L. Jackson makes a rare TV appearance as Ptolemy Grey, a 93-year-old man sinking into dementia until he's given the opportunity to regain his memories -- and try to solve his nephew's death. This series is based on the acclaimed novel by bestselling author Walter Mosley, who also adapts the story for the screen.

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Atlanta, season 3 (March 24)

FX Donald Glover returns as Earn, with Brian Tyree Henry as Paper Boi, Zazie Beetz as Van, and LaKeith Stanfield as Darius in the long-awaited third season of hip-hop drama Atlanta.

54 of 64 Apple TV Plus

WeCrashed (March 18)

Apple TV Plus Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway play the oddball founders of WeWork, a Silicon Valley success story that turned into a disaster almost overnight.

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The Staircase

HBO Based on a real-life murder (which you'll know from a hit Netflix documentary), new drama The Staircase stars Colin Firth as accused novelist Michael Peterson. Toni Collette and Sophie Turner also appear.

Amy Schumer and Michael Rapaport are seen filming 'Life & Beth' on April 28, 2021 in New York City. (
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Life & Beth

Hulu Amy Schumer writes, directs, executive produces and stars in Life & Beth as an apparently successful woman forced to rethink her life.

The Nevers on HBO
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The Nevers, season 1, part 2

HBO The enigmatic steampunk/superpowers adventure The Nevers returns. 

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The Old Man

FX on Hulu Jeff Bridges (shown here in The Big Lebowski) is a grizzled former spy who keeps getting pulled back into the shady world of espionage and action. 

Elle Fanning stars in Hulu drama The Girl from Plainview
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The Girl From Plainville (2022)

Elle Fanning stars in Hulu drama The Girl from Plainview, uncovering the events leading up to the death of a teenage boy in a notorious "texting suicide" case in 2014.

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Tokyo Vice

HBO Max An American journalist (Ansel Elgort) and a Tokyo detective (Ken Watanabe) fight crime in Japan in the '90s, with Shang-Chi director Destin Daniel Cretton behind the camera. It's from Michael Mann, though it's got nothing to do with classic pastel-colored TV series Miami Vice (pictured).

61 of 64 Epix

Billy the Kid

Epix This eight-episode Western series recounts the myth of the famous American gunslinger and outlaw Billy the Kid, written by the creator of Vikings and The Tudors.

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That Dirty Black Bag

AMC Plus That Dirty Black Bag reimagines the violent, vibrant spaghetti Western genre, with Douglas Booth as an infamous Wild West bounty hunter who stuffs his victims' heads into a dirty black bag, because, "heads weigh less than bodies." 

Connor Swindells, Jack O'Connell in SAS Rogue Heroes
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SAS Rogue Heroes

BBC Sofia Boutella, Connor Swindells, Jack O'Connell, Alfie Allen and Dominic West star as WWII's maverick special forces pioneers in a new series from Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight.

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Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai

HBO Max You know the rules, and now you're going to learn Gizmo's origin in this animated prequel to '80s classic Gremlins.

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