TV Shows in 2022 to Look Forward To

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With the start of a new year, many shows are either returning for a new season or making their debuts. However, it can be a bit overwhelming to decide what particular shows to watch. With various streaming services either releasing new shows or new seasons of existing shows, it’s not surprising that some shows stay under people’s radar. I’ve often found myself in a situation of either forgetting that certain shows are coming out or having quite a few shows on my queue that I lose track of. So, since some shows have already been announced, I wanted to put a list together of TV shows in 2022 that you should be on the lookout for.

The shows included on this list were chosen based on several elements, including selecting from various streaming services, encompassing different genres, and picking at least one show returning for a new season. Also included on this list are each show’s main cast and premise.

Guillermo del Torro’s Cabinet of Curiosities

TV Shows in 2022

Stars: An ensemble cast including Andrew Lincoln, Essie Davis, F. Murray Abraham, Tim Blake Nelson, and Crispin Glover
Where to Watch: Netflix

The show features a series of curated stories of unprecedented and genre-defining stories meant to challenge our traditional notions of horror. From macabre to magical, gothic to grotesque or classically creepy, these eight equally sophisticated and sinister tales (including two original works by del Toro) will be brought to life by a team of writers and directors personally chosen by del Toro.

The Last of Us

TV Shows in 2022

Stars: Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey, Nick Offerman, Gabriel Luna, Anna Torv
Where to Watch: HBO Max

Twenty years after modern civilization has been destroyed, Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse across the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.

How I Met Your Father

TV Shows in 2022

Stars: Kim Cattrall, Hilary Duff, Christopher Lowell, Francia Raisa, Suraj Sharma, Tom Ainsley, Tien Tran
Where to Watch: Hulu

Sophie and her close-knit group of friends are figuring out who they are, what they want out of life, and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and limitless options.

Moon Knight

TV Shows in 2022

Stars: Oscar Isaac, Ethan Hawke, Gaspard Ulliel, May Calamawy
Where to Watch: Disney+

A former U.S. marine struggling with dissociative identity disorder is granted the powers of an Egyptian moon god. But he soon finds out that these newfound powers can be both a blessing and a curse to his troubled life.

Lord of the Rings

TV Shows in 2022

Stars: Benjamin Walker, Peter Mullan, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Lenny Henry, Maxim Baldry, Augustus Prew
Where to Watch: Amazon

An epic drama set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil on Middle-earth.

The Boondocks (Reboot)

TV Shows in 2022

No Main Cast Has Been Announced as of January 2022
Where to Watch: HBO Max

A re-imagining of the Cartoon Network series The Boondocks following the adventures of the Freeman family in Maryland.

Atlanta (Season 3)

Stars: Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, LaKeith Stanfield, Zazie Beetz
Where to Watch: Hulu

Based in Atlanta, Earn and his cousin Alfred try to make their way in the world through the rap scene. Along the way, they come face to face with social and economic issues touching on race, relationships, poverty, status, and parenthood.

The Shining Girls

TV Shows in 2022

Stars: Phillipa Soo, Amy Brenneman, Jamie Bell, Elisabeth Moss, Wagner Moura. Christopher Denham, Deanna Reed-Foster
Where to Watch: Apple TV+

A serial killer in Chicago during the 1930s stumbles upon a time-traveling device.

Wednesday

Stars: Jenna Ortega, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzmán, Jamie McShane, Emma Myers, Riki Lindhome, Gwendoline Christie
Where to Watch: Netflix

The series follows Wednesday Addams during her years as a student when she attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart and solve the mystery that embroiled her parents.

The Dropout

Stars: Amanda Seyfried. Utkarsh Ambudkar, Laurie Metcalf, Bill Irwin, William H. Macy, Elizabeth Marvel
Where to Watch: Hulu

The Dropout is a TV series that chronicles Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes’ attempt to revolutionize the healthcare industry after dropping out of college and starting a technology company.


Of course, there are many other shows that I could have included on this list, but these are some TV shows in 2022 that I’m looking forward to the most. Whether it’s horror, comedy, fantasy, or a show within the MCU, it looks like TV shows in 2022 are shaping up to be even better than last year.


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