Now that 2021 is in the rearview mirror, it’s time to look forward to what will be available to watch when we’re all inevitably back on our couches. There are a lot of different shows coming in 2022, whether it be new seasons, new series or revivals of long-dead successes, it’s time to strap in and find out when and where you can expect these series to air.
Please note that many networks and streaming services do not reveal premiere dates far in advance. Many more series are coming this year that don’t have a predictable timetable for a premiere.
After Life (Jan. 14)
Ricky Gervais’ award-winning comedy/drama series returns for its third and final season this January.
Ozark (Jan. 21)
The first part of Ozark’s fourth and final season will release this January, and the rest of the final season’s episodes will air sometime later this year.
The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window (Jan. 28)
This new dark comedy series starring Kristen Bell parodies The Woman in the Window and other similar films. With Will Ferrell producing and Michael Lehmann (known for directing Heathers) directing, there’s reason to hope this series could be great.
Space Force (Feb. 18)
The Steve Carell vehicle returns for its second season this February.
Bridgerton (March 25)
The massively popular quarantine binge returns this March with new characters being introduced and some beloved characters, notably Regé-Jean Page’s Simon Basset, taking a step aside.
The Umbrella Academy (TBD)
While the exact release date isn’t known for the series’ third season just yet, you can probably expect it to release sometime towards the middle of the year, likely during the summer.
Stranger Things 4 (Summer)
The massively popular series eyes a mid-2022 return, likely in June or July, after a long hiatus due to the pandemic and its stars’ busy schedules. While much isn’t known about the plot, all your favorite characters, and several new ones, will return.
This is Us (Jan. 4)
The beloved and award-winning series returns for its sixth and final season this January.
Law and Order (Feb. 24)
The legendary series that started the Law and Order franchise returns this February after 12 years off the air. Sam Waterson’s Jack McCoy and Anthony Anderson’s Detective Kevin Bernard will return for at least the first (technically the 21st) season. The rest of the cast will be made up of both new and familiar faces.
Young Rock (March 15)
The star-studded sitcom returns this March.
Search Party (Jan. 7)
The comedy/mystery series returns for its final season this January with all the episodes dropping at once, which is abnormal for HBO Max.
Euphoria (Jan. 9)
The critically acclaimed series starring Zendaya returns this January after a long hiatus from the main series and two specials following Jules (Hunter Schafer) and Rue, respectively.
The Righteous Gemstones (Jan. 9)
The comedy series following a family of televangelists which stars John Goodman, Danny McBride and Walton Goggins returns this January.
Peacemaker (Jan. 13)
This new series from director/writer James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) picks up after the events of The Suicide Squad film release last summer. It follows John Cena’s titular Peacemaker as he returns to the life of being a hero-for-hire. The series takes place in the DC Extended Universe; it premieres this January.
Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty (March)
This new drama series follows the rise of the Showtime Los Angeles Lakers in the 1980s. The series’ all-star cast includes John C. Reilly, Jason Clarke, Sally Field, Adrien Brody and Jason Segel. It will be released at some point in March.
The Last of Us (TBD)
This new series based on the Playstation video game series of the same name could potentially premiere sometime late this year or possibly early next year. It follows a man, Joel (Pedro Pascal), and a teenage girl (Ellie), venturing across the post-apocalyptic United States in search of a cure to the fungal virus that’s overtaken humanity.
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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Feb. 18)
TV’s favorite comedian is back following an over two-year break due to COVID-19. The series returns for its fourth season this February.
The Boys (June 3)
The Boys are back in town for a third season in June with a three-episode premiere following a long hiatus. This season seems to be upping the ante with the addition of Jensen Ackles as Soldier Boy and the adaptation of the infamous “Herogasm” story from the comic source material.
The adult superhero animated series should return at some point this year following its premiere early last year and subsequent two-season renewal. While no date or release window has been stated, it can be expected to release at some point in the first half of the year, barring production delays.
The Boys: Diabolical (TBD)
This newly announced animated spin-off of The Boys is expected to premiere before the third season’s premiere in June. There’s not a lot known about the series’ plot and characters as of now, but many big names such as Awkwafina, Andy Samberg, Justin Roiland and others are attached with story credits for the series’ first eight-episode season.
9-1-1: Lone Star (Jan. 3)
This emergency department procedural starring Rob Lowe returns for its third season this January with a frozen twist.
Joe Millionaire (Jan. 6)
The revival of a long-dead reality dating competition show with a new twist, this series follows two men, one a millionaire and one who’s not, who compete for the affections of women who don’t know which man is the millionaire.
Snowfall (Feb. 23)
This crime drama set in the ‘80s LA crack epidemic is set to return for its fifth season this February.
Atlanta (March 24)
Donald Glover’s (Childish Gambino) comedy/drama about the Atlanta rap scene returns for its third season following an excruciatingly long three-year break.
How I Met Your Father (Jan. 18)
This spin-off of How I Met Your Mother stars Hillary Duff as Sophie, a new lead lady. While the creators of the original series, Carter Bays and Craig Thomas are not involved, hopefully, the series can flourish under new leadership.
Pam & Tommy (Feb. 1)
This new series follows the story of the release of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s sex tape in 1997. The series stars Lily James as Anderson, Sebastian Stan as Lee, Seth Rogen as Rand Gauthier and Nick Offerman as Uncle Miltie.
The Bachelor (Jan. 3)
Everyone’s favorite trash is back with a brand new Bachelor, Clayton Echard, and a new batch of contestants this January.
black-ish (Jan. 4)
The eighth and final season of the popular sitcom airs this January.
Women of the Movement (Jan. 6)
This new limited series is based on the true story of Mamie Till-Mobley (Adrienne Warren) before and after her son’s infamous lynching in 1955.
American Idol (Feb. 27)
The iconic singing competition show returns for its twentieth season this February with judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Ritchie returning as well as host Ryan Seacrest. Bobby Bones will not be returning as a mentor for the contestants.
Moon Knight (TBD)
This new MCU series tells the story of Marc Spector (Oscar Isaac), a man suffering from dissociative identity disorder who finds himself pulled into a war between gods. While no date has been given, it will likely be one of the first MCU projects released this year.
Another new MCU series, She-Hulk revolves around Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany), Bruce Banner’s cousin, as she struggles to balance her life as a lawyer while also being a hulk. Mark Ruffalo will reprise his role as Bruce Banner in this legal drama/comedy. It’s expected to release sometime in mid-to-late 2022.
Ms. Marvel (TBD)
Originally scheduled to debut in 2021, Ms. Marvel tells the story of Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani), a young Avengers fan struggling to find her place. When she gains powers, her life changes forever. The series is expected to release sometime in the middle of the year.
Secret Invasion (TBD)
The last of the new MCU shows premiering in 2022, Secret Invasion is about what happens when a group of Skrulls infiltrates all aspects of life on Earth. The series stars Samuel L. Jackson, returning to the role of Nick Fury, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos and Emilia Clark with Olivia Colman in undisclosed roles. It will likely be released late this year.
Obi-Wan Kenobi (TBD)
This new Star Wars series features the return of Ewan McGregor to the titular role of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Picking up a decade after the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, the series promises to take Kenobi and other supporting characters on a fun adventure. Hayden Christensen is confirmed to be returning to the role of Darth Vader, with Kumail Nanjiani, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Benny Safdie all cast in undisclosed roles. The series will likely be released in the first half of the year.
The Amazing Race (Jan. 5)
The global reality competition series returns for its 33rd season this January following a year-long hiatus.
Blue Bloods (Jan. 7)
The family police drama returns for the second half of its twelfth season this January.
Celebrity Big Brother (Feb. 2)
While there aren’t many details on the third season of this reality competition series, host Julie Chen Moonves will return this February.
Survivor (March 9)
The 42nd season of the legendary reality competition series will take place in Fiji. Much like the last season, season 42 will be shorter due to COVID-19 quarantines affecting the production timeline. Jeff Probst will return to host when the season premieres this March.
Superman & Lois (Jan. 11)
The superhero drama following the world’s most iconic superhuman, Superman (Tyler Hoechlin), and his journalist love-interest, Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch) returns for its second season this January.
Riverdale (March 6)
This teen drama adaptation of “Archie Comics” returns for the second part of its sixth season this March.
The Flash (March 7)
The speedster superhero series returns for the second part of its eighth season this March.
RuPaul’s Drag Race (Jan. 7) (VH1)
The fourteenth season of the reality competition series premieres this January on VH1. Guest judges this season include Lizzo, Alicia Keys, Taraji P. Henson and others.
Power Book IV: Force (Feb. 6) (Starz)
This spin-off of Power focuses on Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora) as he relocates to Chicago due to the events of the original series and Power Book II: Ghost. It premieres this February on Starz.
The Walking Dead (Feb. 20) (AMC)
The iconic zombie drama series returns for the second part of its eleventh and final season this February on AMC. Note that the premiere is a week earlier on the network’s AMC+ streaming service.
Killing Eve (Feb. 27) (BBC America)
This award-winning spy-thriller returns for its fourth and final season this February on BBC America following a nearly two-year hiatus.
Outlander (March 6) (Starz)
This historical drama returns for a shortened eight-episode sixth season this March on Starz.
Better Call Saul (TBD) (AMC)
This Breaking Bad spin-off returns for its 13-episode sixth and final season this year. This final season will be split into two parts that will both premiere in 2022 on AMC.