The Best New Shows We Can't Wait to Watch in 2023 (2023)

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There are more places to find a great TV show than ever before. Let's go through them quickly, shall we? You've got your major streamers, which include Netflix, Hulu, Apple TV+. Disney+, Paramount+, Peacock, and Prime Video. Then you've got your traditional channels, which includes the likes of HBO, FX, Showtime, and Starz (all of which are also available on streaming as well). And then we've got stuff that kind of operates in the middle, like HBO Max (which is a home for both HBO proper, streaming-only HBO Max originals, and more), and the FX on Hulu exclusives, which are shows produced by FX that are only available through streaming on Hulu.

Does it get kind of confusing? Yes! Has there ever been a better time to be a TV fan? No!

There are so many different places to look for your new television obsession that it's hard to even start. Some people may enjoy digging into the timeless classics, like The Sopranos, Breaking Bad, or, like, Columbo, if they've never dove in before. But others may enjoy seeing the new stuff. The exciting stuff.

2023 started off with a pair of bangers in HBO's pristine The Last of Us and Peacock's throwback mystery Poker Face. There's the stuff on Disney+ that will continue to build out the ever-expansive Marvel and Star Wars universes, if you're so inclined to keep with the program. There's stuff coming from Academy Award winning actors and directors (Alfonso Cuarón and Cate Blanchett in the same project), and long-awaited follow-ups to shows like Band of Brothers and Justified. And that's just the beginning.

But TV has also become much harder to predict, because it's largely gone the way of music. These days, we hear about a show's release date and get a trailer maybe a couple weeks or a month before it comes out—if that. And that's why this list largely leans toward the speculative. We have a broad idea of when many of these shows are coming out, but it's hard to figure exactly when they may hit our screens. That's why you've got to stick with us as we update the list throughout 2023.

But in the meantime, take a look at everything that's catching our attention—and look closely, because there's a lot of it.

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The Last Of Us (HBO)

The first big hit show of 2023 is HBO's The Last of Us, an adaptation of the beloved video game of the same name. Starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey with recurring assists from the likes of Anna Torv, Nick Offerman, and Murray Bartlett, this show about a fungal pandemic isn't your typical zombie show; it's concerned less with the scares of monsters (though there are still plenty of those!) and more with how characters grow when a new world must be developed. It's a pretty instant modern HBO classic. As long as Neil Druckmann (the creator of the game) and Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) remain in charge, The Last of Us is in good hands.

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Poker Face (Peacock)

With Poker Face, Peacock has its first must-see prestige show. Natasha Lyonne leads the festivities as Charlie Cale, a woman with an innate lie detecting ability who finds herself frequently around murders—that she can't help but solve. Creator Rian Johnson (Knives Out, Glass Onion) wanted badly to bring back shows with the episodic nature and high quality of Columbo, and he's achieved just that with the wildly-fun Poker Face.

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Shrinking (Apple TV+)

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Could 2023 be the year of Apple TV+? Just as it seems like most of the other streamers on the list are starting to cut back at least a little, Apple remains on our list with easily the most entries (quantity-wise) and the most-exciting entries, in terms of actors and talent involved.

It starts with a pair of names that will certainly get you excited: Jason Segel (!) returns to TV comedies with co-star Harrison Ford (!!!) for this comedy about a shrink who makes a striking life change. Shrinking was created by Segel, along with the Ted Lasso superteam of Bill Lawrence and Brett Goldstein. It's a winner.

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Hello Tomorrow! (February 17, Apple TV+)

Emmy-winner Billy Crudup (The Morning Show) stars in a fun-looking show about selling time-shares on the moon. Hank Azaria is also part of the cast. Why not?

The Consultant (February 24, Prime Video)

Christoph Waltz on TV? Two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz? On TV? Sold.

Party Down (February 24, Starz)

Party Down, the beloved cult-classic comedy series, finally returns for a long-in-the-waiting revival season on February 24th. Led by Adam Scott's Henry Pollard, Ken Marino's Ron Donald, and the rest of the original cast (with the exception of Lizzy Caplan's Casey, who unfortunately wasn't available due to filming Fleishman is in Trouble), this will be one of 2023's comedy events to remember.

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Daisy Jones and the Six (March 3, Prime Video)

Taylor Jenkins Reid's novel Daisy Jones and the Six is loosely based on Fleetwood Mac's most notable Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks drama, and the series—starring Riley Keough and Billy Dunne—looks to be a loyal and super exciting adaptation. With music co-written by Phoebe Bridgers, Marcus Mumford, and Jackson Browne, among others, this looks to be the show that fans of Almost Famous have been waiting for for more than 20 years.

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History of the World, Part II (March 6, Hulu)

Did somebody say "long-awaited sequels?" Mel Brooks' History of the World: Part I came out more than 40 years ago, and one of its many hilarious jokes was the fact that it was called Part I ...and Part II never came. Oh well! Anyway, Brooks, the 96-year-old comedy legend,is back in the saddle for this History of the World Part II, with the likes of Nick Kroll, Ike Barinholtz, and Quinta Brunson among many joining him for the fun. Another comedy event truly for the ages incoming here.

Extrapolations (March 17, Apple TV+)

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Extrapolations seems to be Apple TV+'s attempt at a Black Mirror-esque TV show, with each episode focusing on scary situations that could effect human beings in the future due to climate and other planetary changes. The absolutely star-studded cast includes Meryl Streep, Kit Harington, Tobey Maguire, Gemma Chan, and Edward Norton, among others.

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Lucky Hank (March 19, AMC/AMC+)

Bob Odenkirk will look to keep his winning streak with AMC going (following Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul) with Lucky Hank, an 8-episode limited series based on a professor going through a mid-life crisis. The show is based on the novel Straight Man by Richard Russo, if you want to dive in ahead of time.

Rabbit Hole (March 26, Paramount+)

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Kiefer Sutherland in a spy thriller is a proven formula. 24! Rabbit Hole is just that—a return to basics on a streaming service that will let him test the limits. Sutherland plays John Weir, a spy who finds himself framed for a murder he did not commit. Not reinventing the wheel, but doesn't that just sound like something that will be watchable?

Mrs. Davis (April 20, Peacock)

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One of the most intriguing shows of 2023 is Peacock's Mrs. Davis. This timely show will see a nun (GLOW star Betty Gilpin) facing off against an evil artificial intelligence—the titular Mrs. Davis. The show was co-created by Damon Lindelof, who with Lost, The Leftovers, and Watchmen, has been behind three of the best shows of the last 20 years.

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Fatal Attraction (April 30, Paramount+)

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This re-imagining of the iconic 1987 movie Fatal Attraction finds Joshua Jackson stepping into Michael Douglas' shoes, and Lizzy Caplan stepping into Glenn Close's. It'll be interesting to see how the show is updated to fit in 2023, but with that pair of charming stars leading the way, we are certainly intrigued.

City on Fire (May 12, Apple TV+)

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Apple TV+ is adapting Garth Risk Hallberg's hit 2015 novel into what could very well be the year's best coming-of-age story, of course with a bit of mystery and drama added in for good measure. Wyatt Oleff (It) leads the cast along with Chase Sui Wonders (Bodies Bodies Bodies), and Josh Schwartz—the creator of The O.C.—is showrunning.

Secret Invasion (2023 TBA, Disney+)

Marvel hasn't given us a ton of insight as to when its 2023 series are coming, but we do know which (most likely) are coming. The first live-action series of the year will be Secret Invasion, based on the famed Marvel arc of the same name. While the comic involves almost every major hero, it's been said that the show will shrink down and instead be more of an espionage story; the peg here is that Skrulls have infiltrated the highest positions on earth, and the invasion is beginning. Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and Ben Mendelsohn (Talos the Skrull) will lead the way.

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White House Plumbers (2023 TBA, HBO)

HBO's star-studded limited series White House Plumbers—led by Justin Theroux and Woody Harrelson—will tell the true story of E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy, Nixon's men who had the job of plugging press leaks. Of course, they only wound up leading to his eventual impeachment and resignation. Should be one of the more fun true story shows of 2023. Based on the book Integrity: Good People, Bad Choices, and Life Lessons from the White House by Egil "Bud" Krogh,

The Idol (2023 TBA, HBO)

If you like Euphoria, this will be the 2023 show for you. Created by Sam Levinson and The Weekend (yes, The Weeknd), this show will center on a pop star (Lily Rose-Depp) who goes through some serious ups and downs—and resolves to top the world of pop music with the help of a self-help guru who happens to be the leader of a modern-day cult (The Weeknd, acting). Expect the same balls-to-the-walls maximalism and madness that you get from Euphoria but with a possibly more adult-oriented story.

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The Big Door Prize (2023 TBA, Apple TV+)

This high-concept series places a mysterious machine in a small town's grocery store that predicts the destiny of everyone who uses it. The always-charming Chris O'Dowd leads a cast that also includes Josh Segarra.

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Beef (2023 TBA, Netflix)

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Beef is a dramedy that finds a pair of people (Steven Yeun and Ali Wong) in a road rage accident, only for the accident and its aftermath to slowly begin consuming their every thought. Yeun is one of the best actors working right now (after his turns in Minari and Nope especially) and Wong showed off her dramatic chops in Paper Girls last year, so this is one we're particularly excited for.

Justified: City Primeval (2023 TBA, FX)

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He's baaaaaack! Timothy Olyphant is returning as Raylan Givens for a brand new case in City Primeval, which will find the star returning to the character he played for 78 episodes on Justified. It will once again be based on Elmore Leonard source material, so you've got time to read up if interested.

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