Mid-Season Returns & New Series Premieres 2022
Dec 30, 2021
New & Returning Shows for 2022
A new year has arrived and that means there are numerous new series premiering as well as the return of all your favorite shows. Jump back into the action of something you’ve seen or experience something new. There are lots to choose from so we will break them all down for you.
On January 3rd, the 26th season of The Bachelor begins on ABC at 8/7c! 31 ladies will compete for the heart of Clayton Echard. Tune in to witness love unfold as the 28-year-old medical sales rep from Columbia, Missouri will have tough choices to make. Echard previously played for the Missouri Tigers college football team in 2013. The show will be hosted by Jesse Palmer who was a former Bachelor himself back in 2004.
January 4th sees the return of the highly anticipated final season of This Is Us which airs on NBC at 9/8c. Season 6 of this beloved network drama will run uninterrupted until the series’ conclusion. You better have your tissues ready!
On January 9th HBO is airing second seasons of Euphoria and The Righteous Gemstones. The pandemic delayed filming for both series, with fans waiting patiently for their sophomore return. Euphoria really started the conversation about what teens go through with realistic, bold depictions of young characters.
Tuesday January 11th sees the return of Superman & Lois on The CW. This spinoff of Supergirl was one of last spring’s highest-rated shows. Join in on the excitement of Clark Kent’s double life as a reporter and superhero. The show stars Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch in the title roles.
It feels like it’s been forever since this show had new episodes, but the highly anticipated return of Ozark begins on January 21 on Netflix. The final season is being split in two, but you can binge the first 7 episodes of the final season. Fans have been itching for details on the show’s final episodes, but it’s been successfully kept under wraps for now. The second half of the season is currently slated to premiere at the end of 2022. The tagline reads; “All decisions have consequences.”
January 23rd is going to be a big day for Billions fans. The sixth season picks up where the last season ended, promising more high-stakes drama in the world of finance. Paul Giamatti and Corey Stoll star in the first season without Damian Lewis as a series regular.
On January 31st, CBS is airing the 64th Annual Grammy Awards at 8/7c. Hosted by Trevor Noah, tune in to see if your favorite artists take home the gold. There are sure to be amazing performances that will dazzle you. Some of the Albums competing for Album of the Year include Happier Than Ever by Billie Eilish, Evermore by Taylor Swift, and Love for Sale by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga.
On February 13th, NBC is airing Super Bowl LVI. It is scheduled to take place at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. Because the league expanded on the number of games in a season, the game is being aired a week later than usual. The halftime show will have performances by Dr. Dre, Snoop Dog, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar. It will be the eighth Super Bowl to be played in the Los Angeles area.
New Series Premieres:
On Tuesday January 18th, How I Met Your Father is premiering on Hulu. It’s a spinoff of the CBS comedy How I Met Your Mother and will star Hilary Duff. Duff portrays Sophie, a girl who is trying to find love using dating apps and uses a similar premise as the previous series. Kim Cattrall plays the older version of Duff’s character who is narrating to her children how she met their father, as a nice play on the original series. The show is expected to be a major draw for the streaming platform.
January 24th will bring the period drama The Gilded Age to life on HBO. It is one of the most talked-about new shows of the season. It stars Christine Baranski as a Dutch American socialite living through the 1880s in New York City. This buzz-worthy series has been in the works since 2018 and was once slated to air on NBC.
A&E has an exciting new two-part documentary, Janet, about the life of Janet Jackson as told by the woman herself which will air on January 28 & 29 simultaneously on A&E and Lifetime. It is an intimate and honest look into her career with topics ranging from her musical catalog to the infamous Superbowl halftime show snafu. The four-hour film is executive produced by Janet and her brother Randy Jackson.
January 30th brings you Monarch at 9/8c on FOX. This musical drama tells the story of a multigenerational family who has created a country dynasty but there is more going on than meets the eye. The show stars Trace Adkins and Beth Ditto. It has HIT written all over it.
On February 6th, the third spinoff of Starz’s Power franchise premieres as Power Book IV: Force at 9/8c. The spinoff centers on Tommy Egan moving to Chicago as he attempts to become the biggest drug dealer. This series is executive produced by 50 Cent.
All these series are sure to contribute to the television renaissance we are currently living through. Which series is your favorite? Be sure to let us know on Twitter using the hashtag #xtreambinge.
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