TV will be excited in 2022

Whatever the new year has in store for you, there’s one positive you can count on – and hopefully it’s not just your rapid COVID test: the new TV.

While not everything here has a set premiere date yet, here’s a look at some of the notable new ones we anticipate will happen.

The year 2021 was one of transaction for the show based on true events. For every intellectual and emotional gift—like Hulu’s “Dopesic”—there was an “Impeachment: American Crime Story.” What does 2022 mean for TV away from the limelight? Let’s take a closer look:

“Pam & Tommy” (February 2, Hulu) – The eight-episode series tells the story of how actress and model Pamela Anderson and Motley Fool drummer Tommy Lee’s sex tapes were stolen and then sold without their consent. a new trailer was released this week,
“Inventing Anna” (February 11, Netflix) – Producer and producer Shonda Rhimes explores the story of Notorious convicted con artist Anna Sorokin, who pretended to be a wealthy German heiress.

“The Thing About Palm” (March 8, NBC) – Renee Zellweger produces and stars in this Dateline investigation-to-series about the 2011 Betsy Faria (Katy Mixon) murder and the twists and turns that led to the conviction of Pam Hoop (Zellweger).

“The Dropout” (March 3, Hulu) — In this limited series, Amanda Seyfried stars as Elizabeth Holmes, former CEO and founder of Theranos, a failed blood testing startup. Holmes was found guilty This week Four allegations of cheating investors
“The First Lady” (Showtime) , Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer. Gillian Anderson. Yes.
“Win Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” (March, HBO) – magic johnson might not be excited about this showBut there are many people. From Adam McKay (director of “The Big Short” and “Vice”), the show is about Johnson’s rise to legend status and Lakers owner Jerry Buss’s determination to build on the basketball legacy.

“Monster: The Jeffrey Demar Story” (Netflix) – Sure, there’s no shortage of asphalt stories told over the years, but this tale by Ian Brennan and Ryan Murphy, starring Evan Peters, promises to dig into aspects of this serial killer story that weren’t discovered before. such as the White privilege and incompetence of the police that allowed Dahmer to avoid consequences for so long.

“Love and Death” (HBO Max) – This limited series by David E. Kelly tells the story of Candy Montgomery (Elizabeth Olsen), a Texas housewife, churchgoer, and ax murderer.

budget buster

For a look at the projects some of whose execs have opened their piggy banks, I turn this over to CNN’s Brian Lowry:

“In streaming sports, you get the attention (and subscribers), or you die, which explains the ‘no dare, no glory’ investment in major fantasy series. While there are no certain things, this year Two come slate for those with the strongest pedigree the medium can offer, which will only raise the question of whether they live up to the hype.

‘House of the Dragon’ (no premiere date, HBO) – Matt Smith (“Doctor Who,” “The Crown”) is part of the ensemble cast in this “Game of Thrones” prequel set 200 years before the flagship series based on the book “Fire and Blood” by George R.R. Martin. The series follows a battle for power (what else?) during the Targaryen dynasty, so yes, there will be dragons, and yes, there will be blood.

‘The Lord of the Rings’ (September 2, Amazon) – Like ‘House of the Dragon’, the Amazon series will be a prequel, set thousands of years before the events of JRR Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’. Plus, Amazon doesn’t shy away from the fact that the show is going to be very expensive — with a reported budget of between $400 million and $500 million — with Amazon programming chief. Jennifer Salke It’s an entire season of a huge world-building show,’ he told The Hollywood Reporter last year. The number is a sexy headline or a crazy title that’s fun to click on, but [the budget] What is really building the infrastructure to sustain the entire chain.’ Amazon also took the somewhat unusual step of announcing premiere date 13 months ago, it’s better to make a drumbeat for the show to come. It remains to be seen whether this will be a series ruling the fall.”

wondrous ambitions

Lori lets her geek flag fly in a preview for Marvel’s show for Disney+:

“After a quartet of the series, which began with “WandaVision” and ended less memorably with “Hockey,” Disney has another volley of shows coming to its streaming service. But featuring the famous Avengers characters. Unlike the opening salvo, this batch reaches a lesser-known second level of comic-book heroes, which marks the expansion of its universe.

‘She-Hulk’ – Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”) will play only two roles this time as the title character, who in the comics gained her powers after a blood transfusion from her cousin Bruce Banner. Being green isn’t easy, but it may be the easiest sell for the Disney+ marketing team.

‘Moon Knight’ – Originally Marvel’s answer to Batman (though some fans laugh at the comparison), Oscar Isaacs would star as the caped character introduced as a villain in the 1970s. Having gained authority on a trip to Egypt, he certainly claims to be the best dressed of the bunch.

‘M / s. Miracle’ – The teenage protagonist in this new series, a Pakistani-American played by Iman Vellani, will appear in ‘The Marvels’ next year’s ‘Captain Marvel’ sequel after being introduced in this original story.


"How I Met Your Father."

Do you ever listen to a show and then think to yourself, “I’ll either love it or hate it?” here is my.

“How I Met Your Father” (January 18, Hulu) – I view my love of “How I Met Your Mother”—the one on which this show is based—the same way some women my age, say, low-rise jeans: I enjoyed it at the time. But now I’m older, wiser, enjoy taking full, deep breaths and realizing that my hip bones are better than being tattooed with an incredibly weird tan line. All this to say, I am not sure if this formula has aged as well as jeans with half inch zips.

“Bel-Air” (February 13, Peacock) – based on trailerIn terms of “What in the Fresh Hell,” nothing could be new in this reboot of the ’90s Will Smith Show. But I haven’t seen a screener, so I’m firmly at Camp Skeptical until more information becomes available.

“Halo” (Paramount Plus) – The trailer for this video game adaptation starring Pablo Schreiber as Master Chief looks huge and expensive. So much so, that I wondered if the show was serving caviar for its first course and Pop-Tarts for dinner, if you know what I’m saying. But it was enough to keep me curious about this long-awaited project.

“A League of Their Own” (Amazon) This series based on the beloved film has had a long road and still has no premiere date, but I’d be lying if I said my heart wasn’t counting on its success. I love this movie so much that my dog’s name is Dottie. Our family dressed up as peaches for Halloween. Please don’t mess it up, Amazon.

these can be seriously good

From “Framing Britney Spears” to “Cheer,” documentaries have been on a roll in recent years, with many managing to break through the crowded content territory and grab public attention. Here are four that I hope to do exactly that.

“We Need to Talk About Cosby” (Jan 30, Showtime) – W. Kamau Bell’s four-part documentary explores the many layers of the rise and fall of Bill Cosby.

“Janet Jackson” (January 28, Lifetime/A&E) – The two-night documentary is being billed as “the definitive story on Janet Jackson” and it’s sure to cause conversation as the star opens up about her personal life in a way we’ve never seen before.

“The Kardashians” (Hulu) — A vague teaser trailer for this new Kardashian project was released on New Year’s Day and while very little of it has been revealed, you can count that this new family show that has redefined celeb-reality is the one But nobody will pay attention.

“The Secrets of Playboy” (January 24, A&E) – This 10-hour doc goes inside the walls of the Playboy Empire because even the company famous for banning it, there are still some secrets.

more notes

So many shows, so little time to think of clever subcategories. Here’s the best of the rest:

“Somebody’s Someware” (January 16, HBO Max) – Bridget Everett stars in this heart-warming comedy that’s packed with feel-good messages and self-reflection – my favorite combo since orange juice and Prosecco.

“The Old Man” (FX) – Production on this series was halted as Jeff Bridges fought cancer, but production resumes, as did anticipation of a drama about a former CIA agent who discovers that his work is unfinished. Bridges stars John Lithgow, Amy Brenneman and Alia Shawkat.

“The White House Plumber” (HBO) — “Veep” executive producer David Mandel directs this five-part political miniseries starring Justin Theroux and Woody Harrelson as Watergate mastermind G. Gordon Lidy and E. Howard Hunt, who, HBO says, “accidentally dropped the presidency they were trying to avoid.”

“The Afterparty” (January 28, Apple TV+) – Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the duo behind “The Lego Movie,” bring their keen sense of humor to this comedy about a high school reunion that turns fatal.

“The Gilded Age” (January 24, HBO) — This Julian Fellows series has been in the works for almost a decade so it is appropriately saved for last mention in our preview. Cynthia Nixon once again finds herself on a show about women in New York City, only this time it’s set in the late 1800s and won’t feature Cosmos or a controversial peloton scene. Carrie Coon, Christine Baranski and Danny Benton also star.