January 30, 2023

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25 Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2023

It’s 2023 and we’re previewing all the music, movies and TV we’re looking forward to this year with a series of lists. We’ve also published our Upcoming Artists to Watch list; Check it out here and keep an eye out for more recaps this week.

Looking ahead to the most anticipated new series of 2023, what is striking is the variety of stories told by an ever-expanding array of creators. There are big-budget spy capers and WWII drama to look forward to, as well as smaller tales from the likes of Pete Davidson and Rian Johnson. There are sci-fi adaptations and unconventional superheroes, but also series set in the worlds of ’70s rock ‘n’ roll, liberal arts academia, and a galaxy far, far away.

2023 may see a few fewer series than in years past, but that’s not exactly a complaint — especially since there are so many riches to be found in the broadcast, cable, and streaming worlds. Because of that, we’ve strictly limited this list to new series as opposed to returning (since there are also plenty of shows returning for new seasons that have had us hyped, from Loki to Ted Lasso to Succession). Television is vast and rich and we can watch it in the safety and comfort of our homes. Television remains a gift.

– Liz Shannon Miller
Senior Entertainment Editor

poker face

Poker Face (Peacock)

Created by: Rian Johnson
Cast: Natasha Lyonne, Benjamin Bratt, lots of guest stars
Network/Platform: Peacock
Release date: January 26, 2023

Charlie Cale (Natasha Lyonne) always knows when another person is lying, but don’t call it female intuition. On the run from gangsters in Rian Johnson’s new mystery series, she finds herself in a series of suspicious circumstances and is forced to put her uncanny abilities to good use, solving a new case in each new episode while meeting characters created by Like-minded people will be played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Stephanie Hsu, Chloe Sevigny, Hong Chau, Lil Rel Howery and more. – Eddie Fu

The 1619 project

25 Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2023

The 1619 Project (Hulu)

Host: Nikole Hannah Jones
Network/Platform: Hulu
Release date: January 26, 2023

If you haven’t read The 1619 Project, Nikole Hannah-Jones’ compelling and definitive history of the aftermath of slavery in the United States, this new Hulu limited series offers a gateway to an important education. Across six episodes titled “Democracy,” “Race,” “Music,” “Capitalism,” “Fear,” and “Justice,” The 1619 Project paints a vivid portrait of this country’s ignominious legacy while examining how black Americans are have done it central to our national history. – Spencer Dukoff


25 Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2023

Shrink (Apple TV+)

Created by: Brett Goldstein, Bill Lawrence, Jason Segel
Cast: Jason Segel, Harrison Ford, Jessica Williams, Christa Miller, Michael Urie
Network/Platform: Apple TV+
Release date: January 27, 2023

In 2022, Harrison Ford became a true TV star thanks to Taylor Sheridan’s 1923, and now he’s continuing that as a supporting actor in The Shinking, directed by Ted Lasso co-creator Bill Lawrence, Ted Lasso co-star Brett Goldstein, and Jason Segel was created. But the show focuses on Segel’s Jimmy Laird, a grieving therapist who decides to be more honest with his patients – and immediately finds the impact is massive. — LSM

The consultant

25 Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2023

The Advisor (Prime Video)

Created by: Tony Basgallop
Cast: Christoph Waltz, Nat Wolff, Brittany O’Grady, Aimee Carrero
Network/Platform: Prime Video
Release date: February 24, 2023

Normally, the tale of a consultant hired to restore order to a gaming startup would be the premise for a workplace comedy, but we’re talking about Christoph Waltz. The man can take any dialogue written for him and make it sound menacing. In the trailer for The Consultant, Waltz’s character describes himself as a “monster” and a clerk calls him a “sociopath,” so it’s pretty obvious viewers are in for some intriguingly dark moments. — EF

True Lies

25 Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2023

True Lies (CBS)

Created by: Matt Nix
Cast: Steve Howey, Ginger Gonzaga, Erica Hernandez, Omar Miller, Mike O’Gorman, Annabella Didion, Lucas Jaye
Network/Platform: CBS
Release date: March 1, 2023

Indeed, given the open-ended nature of True Lies’ central premise, it’s a little surprising that it took this long for the 1994 James Cameron film to be brought to screens as an ongoing series. But hey, it’s happening now on CBS, with Steve Howey (Shameless) as a spy living undercover in the suburbs and Ginger Gonzaga (She-Hulk: Attorney at Law) as a housewife who discovers her husband’s secret life. Anthony Hemingway (American Crime Story) is directing the pilot and Burn Notice creator Matt Nix is ​​directing the show, and even if this show turns out to be another Burn Notice… well, Burn Notice was a lot of fun. — LSM