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The biggest new and returning TV shows coming in 2023

There’s just a lot of TV coming

There’s a seemingly never-ending pile of new shows, returning shows, and (god help us) shows we keep meaning to catch up on, in addition to all the best movies, games, anime, and books of last year. While no one can simply give us all “more time” just willy-nilly, there are certainly ways to make 2023 the year you’re (mostly) on top of new releases.

This list is a stab at that: some of the biggest, best, most noteworthy, or just generally most exciting new releases in the world of TV coming in the next calendar year. There’s a lot of premiere dates that haven’t been announced yet, so you’ll see some stuff broken up by when you can expect it, with a healthy dose of unscheduled — but expected — premieres as well. While there’s almost certainly no way to get to all of it, we can absolutely start thinking about how to prioritize the things we want to make time for this year.

June sees premieres for the new season of the best modern Star Trek show, Marvel’s Secret Invasion, the final Henry Cavill Witcher season, and more. Around the corner for the rest of the summer is the Futurama revival, and our latest update added the newly announced premiere date for Ahsoka on Disney Plus.

[Ed. note: Now that we’ve hit September, we’ve moved the previous premieres to the bottom.]

September

Gen V

Premieres on Prime Video Sept. 29

A young person with blood dripping down their face in Gen V. Image: Prime Video

Viewers of The Boys already know how superheroes are made, but how are they nurtured? Gen V, the new spinoff to the R-rated superhero dramedy, will answer that question. The show takes place in Godolkin University, a Vought International university for suped-up teenagers. And if you thought the superheroes in The Boys were messy, violent, impulsive, and dangerous, just imagine them before their brains are fully developed. The show stars Jaz Sinclair, Lizze Broadway, Sean Patrick Thomas, Chance Perdomo, and Patrick Schwarzenegger. —OTW

October

Loki season 2

Premiering on Disney Plus October 6

Loki (Tom Hiddleston) stands in a desert in a scene from the first season of Loki Image: Marvel Studios

Last we saw the God of Lies, he was deep in the well on some time-travel shenanigans that had unleashed the maniacal Kang the Conqueror on the multiverse. This year, Loki Laufeyson returns to Disney Plus after Kang is done playing the antagonist in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. If you think keeping track of MCU plotlines is hard, imagine keeping track of the whole multiverse. —SP



(Ed. note: Here’s the stuff that’s already premiered. We moved it down to the bottom for your ease of previewing what’s to come.)

January

Star Wars: The Bad Batch season 2

Premieres on Disney Plus Jan. 4

Crosshair, Echo, Hunter, Tech and Wrecker in a scene from “STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH”, Image: Lucasfilm

Clone Force 99 is back for another adventure in The Bad Batch season 2, which takes place months after the events on Kamino from season 1. With a new season that already promises the return of new allies and enemies, season 2 should be yet another enjoyable trek through the post-Republic Star Wars universe. —Austen Goslin

Copenhagen Cowboy

Premieres on Netflix Jan. 5

A woman wears a blue jumper in front of a flower-filled wallpaper, while flowers grow out of her face in Copenhagen Cowboy. Image: Netflix

Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn is back for his second television show, and if it’s anything like the first, the wonderfully depraved yet contemplative Too Old to Die Young, then this show is likely to be an acquired taste that most people won’t spend more than 20 minutes on. That being said, if you like static shots, neon lights, and crimes happening in the seediest locations imaginable, Copenhagen Cowboy should leave you feeling right at home. —AG

Mayfair Witches

Premieres on AMC Jan. 8

Alexandra Daddario drives a bot in Mayfair Witches, _not_ White Lotus. Image: AMC

Anne Rice fans have already notched a huge win with the Interview with the Vampire series in the fall. Mayfair Witches hopes to add to that, following a neurosurgeon who learns she’s the heiress to a dynasty of witches and able to kill with her mind when she gets mad. And really, it’s hard to go wrong with a premise like that. —Zosha Millman

Velma

Premieres on HBO Max Jan. 12

An unnamed killer holding a knife creeps up on Velma, who screams in terror, in the animated series Velma Image: HBO Max

If you are someone who always thought the Scooby gang should be named after its most productive member, then you’ll love Velma, the animated prequel starring Mindy Kaling, Sam Richardson, Glenn Howerton, and Constance Wu as the four human Mystery Inc. members. Not only will we see how the gang solves a season-long mystery and come together as a squad, but Velma also gets to explore the romantic tension between almost every pairing with a “love quadrangle” between our favorite animated detectives. —ZM

Break Point

Premieres on Netflix Jan. 13

Promotion art for Netflix’s Break Point, with four tennis players on different courts in various stages of celebration and sorrow. Image: Netflix

The excellent team behind the groundbreaking docuseries Formula 1: Drive to Survive turns its focus to the world of tennis, following a select group of players as they play all over the world. Drive to Survive helped make F1 one of the fastest-growing sports in the U.S. over the past few years; can Break Point do the same for tennis? —PV

The Last of Us

Premieres on HBO Max Jan. 15

Pedro Pascal as Joel in The Last of Us for HBO Image: HBO

HBO’s big shot at a blockbuster game adaptation, The Last of Us will bring the story of the critically acclaimed PlayStation game to television, with the creator of Chernobyl at the helm. The series focuses on a cross-country journey embarked on by Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey), two survivors of an apocalyptic fungal infection that has ravaged the world and turned most of its inhabitants into zombies. Anchored by two excellent actors, who each seem like natural fits for their roles, The Last of Us is already shaping up to be one of the biggest shows of early 2023. —AG

The Legend of Vox Machina season 2

Premieres on Prime Video Jan. 20

Characters from Critical Role stand before a painted fresco of a scantily clad dragonborn, arms outstretched. Image: Critical Role, Titmouse/Prime Video

The first season of this show proved the impossible: A TTRPG podcast could be successfully and fluidly ported over to television and still be a massive hit. It didn’t matter that Vox Machina was mostly just repeating the first season of the pod (even though there are certainly changes they did make to translate it, both as a story and as an animation). Legend of Vox Machina took Critical Role and turned it into a fantasy adventure; season 2 should hopefully continue the trend. —ZM

The Owl House season 3

Premieres on Disney Plus Jan. 21

camila hugs luz and amity while gus blasts illusions around in animated show The Owl House. Image: Disney

I almost don’t want the next two episodes of The Owl House to come out, because I simply don’t want the show to end. But I have full faith that the short-lived yet amazing Disney Channel original show will stick the landing. When we last left Luz and her friends, in the first of the three 44-minute specials that comprise the final season, they had found a way back to the Boiling Isles. Now, it’s up to them to save the demon realm from the machinations of the enigmatic Collector, a chaotic and all-powerful being who took over the Boiling Isles in the last moments of season 2. This time, though, Luz’s mom is coming with them! —Petrana Radulovic

How I Met Your Father season 2

Premieres on Hulu Jan. 24

Sophie (Hilary Duff), Valentina (Francia Raisa), Charlie (Tom Ainsley), and Ellen (Tien Tran) smile together at a bar in How I Met Your Father. Photo: Patrick Wymore/Hulu

I am one of four people I know who watch this reboot-sequel-something of popular mid-2000s sitcom How I Met Your Mother. We exist! Apparently enough of us exist that the show was renewed for a second season — huzzah! Hilary Duff stars as Sophie, the titular “I” in How I Met Your Father. Like its predecessor, HIMYF revolves around a cast of friends navigating late-20s/early-30s life in NYC. Unlike HIMYM, this show doesn’t start with a mostly solidified friend group that just invites one newcomer into it; it shows the genesis of one. Additionally, unlike Ted Mosby’s long lead-up to meeting his future spouse, Sophie reveals to her future son that she actually met his dad in the events of the pilot! Ah! Sure, it’s corny and the comedic timing is right out of 2005, but man, if those characters aren’t dang endearing. —PR

Poker Face

Premieres on Peacock Jan. 26

Natasha Lyonne in a close up from Rian Johnson’s detective show Poker Face Image: Peacock

Glass Onion director Rian Johnson is sticking with the detective genre with his new Peacock show, Poker Face. The case-of-the-week series stars Natasha Lyonne as Charlie Cale, a woman who travels the country and solves crimes using her mysterious ability to tell when people are lying. The show boasts an impressive list of guest stars, including Adrien Brody, Benjamin Bratt, Cherry Jones, Chloë Sevigny, Hong Chau, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Stephanie Hsu, Tim Blake Nelson, and more. —Olivia Truffaut-Wong

Wolf Pack

Premieres on Paramount Plus Jan. 26

Sarah Michelle Gellar as Kristin Ramsy in Wolf Pack. Photo: Steve Dietl/Paramount Plus

It only took six years, but Teen Wolf is finally back with an original film and a new spinoff series, Wolf Pack. Unlike the movie, which will continue the story of the teen wolf himself, Scott McCall (Tyler Posey), Wolf Pack will tell an entirely new story. After a wildfire brings out a strange creature, two teens discover that they are now werewolves, and they must find their pack and learn how to survive.

The main draw of the series, however, lies in its casting of Sarah Michelle Gellar, who stars as Kristin Ramsey, a woman investigating the cause of the fire. Gellar, of course, is best known for her work in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and this series marks her first major return to the supernatural genre. —OTW

Lockwood & Co.

Premieres on Netflix Jan. 27

A group of children hold swords and flashlights in a dark room in Lockwood and Co. Photo: Parisa Taghizadeh/Netflix

A detective thriller about teenage ghost hunters from the writer-director of Attack the Block? Color us intrigued. This is an adaptation of Jonathan Stroud’s book series, and while Netflix’s YA adaptations have been hit or miss, Joe Cornish’s involvement is enough to pique our curiosity. —PV

Frozen Planet 2

Premieres on BBC America and AMC Plus Jan. 28

A group of penguins huddle together in Frozen Planet 2 Image: BBC Earth

Another six episodes of nature documentary narrated by Sir David Attenborough? This is about as close to a layup as TV documentaries come, with what should be more fascinating chapters about life in the coldest regions — most notably, for me, the life of the frozen oceans. —ZM

February

You season 4

Premieres on Netflix Feb. 9

Penn Badgley wears a vest and talks to a group of students in a library in You Season 4. Image: Netflix

Your favorite book-loving stalker, Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley), is going international for the last season of Netflix’s You. After killing his wife (RIP Love) and abandoning his son in the season 3 finale, Joe escaped to Paris in the hopes of finding Marienne (Tati Gabrielle), the unlucky object of his affections. Season 4 will take place in London, where Joe has reinvented himself as Jonathan Moore, a professor, and if I had to guess, I’d say there’s a good chance at least one of his students will go missing by the year’s end. It’s not really a season of You unless someone winds up dead. —OTW

Party Down season 3

Premieres on Starz Feb. 24

Martin Starr, Adam Scott, and Ken Marino wear their Party Down uniforms in Party Down. Image: Starz

The wannabe actors of the Party Down catering crew return after a 12-year hiatus this winter. Everything and nothing has changed, with Ronald (Ken Marino) running the show, Henry (Adam Scott) suiting back up in his pink bowtie, and Kyle (Ryan Hansen) continuing being the heartthrob dummy who can’t catch a break. With 90% of the cast back, and a few newcomers — including Jennifer Garner and Disney XD grad Tyrel Jackson Williams — Party Down hopes to differentiate itself from other much-desired revival sitcoms (looking at you, Arrested Development) by not only picking back up with the characters, but nailing their quirky rhythms. We’ve seen some of the new season, and while we can’t say much yet, we can say: Party Down is absolutely back. —Matt Patches

March

The Mandalorian season 3

Premieres on Disney Plus March 1

the mandalorian and the child Image: Lucasfilm

Everybody’s favorite masked bounty-hunter-slash-dad returns after the events of The Mandalorian season 2 and — let me check my notes — also the back half of The Book of Boba Fett, for some reason. Mando fans who skipped Fett are advised to check it out, as it contains rather surprisingly large plot developments concerning Din Djarin and his diminutive son Grogu. —Susana Polo

Perry Mason season 2

Premieres on HBO Max March 6

matthew rhys as perry mason Image: HBO

I bounced out after one episode of the first season of Perry Mason, just because of how dang dreary and dark the show was. There are people I respect who liked it, so I’ve been considering returning to the show, but one thing has me quite excited about the second season: Former The Knick showrunners Jack Amiel and Michael Begler are now at the wheel. —Pete Volk

Shadow and Bone season 2

Premieres on Netflix March 16

Ben Barnes has some big scars on his face and wears a hood in Shadow and Bone. Photo: Dávid Lukács/Netflix

Let the Darklina vs. Malina ship war continue. After a very action-packed first season, Shadow and Bone returns with all our favorite characters embarking on brand-new journeys. After temporarily defeating Gen. Kirigan (Ben Barnes), Alina (Jessie Mei Li) and Mal (Archie Renaux) are on the run, and the battle between light and darkness is just beginning. Meanwhile, the Crows are on their way home, and Nina (Danielle Galligan) and Matthias (Calahan Skogman) face new dangers. —OTW

Swarm

Premieres on Prime March 17

A figure stands in front of a bonfire in the middle of the woods at night in the trailer for Prime Video’s Swarm. Photo: Quantrell D. Colbert/Prime Video

Donald Glover’s new series — let me stop you right there. Swarm is Donald Glover’s follow-up to Atlanta. That should be all you need to know, but the premise is also interesting, following a young woman (Dominique Fishback) obsessed with a pop star who follows her on a cross-country trip. —PV

Yellowjackets season 2

Premieres on Showtime March 26

The teenaged version of Taissa, played by Jasmin Savoy Brown, sits next to the fireside in the wilderness, next to her girlfriend Van (played by Liv Hewson) Photo: Kailey Schwerman/Showtime

Showtime’s breakout hit about a girls soccer team that crash-lands in the woods is coming back for a second season, and that’s good, because it’s still got two timelines’ worth of mysteries to solve. Thankfully, like all good mystery-box shows, the answers matter a whole lot less than the journey we take to reach them, and if season 2 is anything like the first, Yellowjackets’ journey should be a fun one every step of the way. —AG

Succession season 4

Premieres on HBO Max March 26

Kendall and Shiv stand silently as Logan rants off screen in Succession Image: HBO

In many ways, nothing changed at the end of Succession season 3. The spoiled rich kids are still worth more money than most of us will see in our lifetimes, and their father still doesn’t think they have the acumen to do much in this crazy world. But if you’re excited for season 4 (and you should be), then you know that the world of Succession has been turned over in the season 3 finale. These rich people will continue to be pathetically self-interested, but god help me, I’m counting down the days to season 4’s spring debut. —ZM

Riverdale season 7

Premieres on the CW March 29

Archie sitting on a couch in Riverdale with Betty Photo: Kailey Schwerman/The CW

In the past six years, Riverdale has explored serial killers, daddy issues, organ-stealing cults, aliens, the epic highs and lows of high school football, and the sudden arrival of the supernatural. Now, for its final season, the show will go somewhere brand-new: the 1950s. Returning to the show’s Archie Comics roots, Riverdale’s final season will essentially hit the restart button on the series, with Archie (KJ Apa) and the gang back at Riverdale High. —Olivia Truffaut-Wong

Blindspotting season 2

Premieres on Starz April 14

Starz’s underrated gem Blindspotting is expected to return for season 2 in 2023. The show follows Ashley (Jasmine Cephas Jones), a single mother struggling to raise her son after her partner, Miles (Rafael Casal), is incarcerated. In a time of need, she moves in with Miles’ hippie mother, Rainey (Helen Hunt), and his entrepreneurial younger sister, Trish (Jaylen Barron). A sequel to the 2018 film Blindspotting, the dramedy uses spoken word, dance, and sometimes song, all to tell a story about mass incarceration, motherhood, and the murkiness of modern 20-to-30-something life. —OTW

Mrs. Davis

Premieres on Peacock April 20

(L-R) A man in a cowboy hat (Jake McDorman) and a woman in a blue nun habit (Betty Giplin) sit on a white couch in a modernist living room in Mrs. Davis. Photo: Greg Gayne/Peacock

Damon Lindelof (The Leftovers, Watchmen) returns to television with an original genre-mashing sci-fi series for Peacock. Co-created with Tara Hernandez, known for her work as a writer and executive producer for The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon, Mrs. Davis is set in a world where humanity has been overtaken by the series’ eponymous benevolent artificial intelligence.

Betty Gilpin (The Hunt) stars as Sister Simone of Reno, a disillusioned nun who is sent on a “quest” by Mrs. Davis in search of the supposed “Holy Grail.” Aside from the obvious theme of “faith versus technology” inherent to the show, Mrs. Davis’ premise seems to also touch on the perils of what might happen to humanity — both as individuals and as a society — when altruism and empathy are programmatically whittled into a gamified system of purely transactional interactions. It’s certainly got the potential to become one of this year’s weirdest and wildest sci-fi shows. —Toussaint Egan

Dead Ringers

Premieres on Prime Video April 21

(L-R) Rachel Weisz as Elliot and Beverly Mantle in matching labcoat outfits in Dead Ringers. Image: Prime Video

Showrunner Alice Birch (Succession, Normal People) and Rachel Weisz’s gender-swapped adaptation of David Cronenberg’s 1988 psychological thriller sees Weisz step into the role of Elliot and Beverly Mantle, two identical twins and practicing gynecologists who couldn’t be any different in their respective views on sex, autonomy, morals, and life. The six-episode limited series will feature a broad retelling of the original film’s story, albeit set in a contemporary world where science and technology have begun to blur the lines between what is possible and what is ethical. Also, get ready to see some blood — lots and lots of blood. —TE

Citadel

Premieres on Prime Video April 28

Mason Kane (Richard Madden) sights down a shotgun in a fancy train car, a Nadia Sinh (Priyanka Chopra Jonas) winds up for a swing in Citadel. Image: Prime Video

Citadel is a sci-fi espionage show, and that’s about all we know — aside from the fact that it will star Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra, and that it’s created by Joe and Anthony Russo, along with ex-ABC studio president Patrick Moran. Look, I can’t make you get excited about a show from the Russo brothers (the duo behind Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, and several much worse projects since then). But what I can do is appeal to the part of you that wants to see someone set a ludicrous amount of money on fire, by telling you that this series cost nearly as much as Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, making Citadel the second-most-expensive series of all time. And all that money’s got to look like something, at least. —AG

Tiny Beautiful Things

Expected on Hulu in spring 2023

Clare (Kathryn Hahn), leans against a blue Jeep, tucking her hair behind her ear in Tiny Beautiful Things. Photo: Jessica Brooks/Hulu

There is no such thing as too much Kathryn Hahn. In addition to starring in next year’s Agatha: Coven of Chaos, Hahn will star in Hulu’s Tiny Beautiful Things. The drama is based on Cheryl Strayed’s novel of the same name, based on Strayed’s experience as an advice columnist. Hahn stars as Clare, a writer with a floundering marriage and a complicated relationship with her teenage daughter, who suddenly gets the opportunity to give out life advice in her own column. The show co-stars Merritt Wever and Quentin Plair, with guest stars including Laura Dern and Reese Witherspoon. —OTW

May

Unicorn: Warriors Eternal

Premieres on Adult Swim on May 4

(L-R) Seng the cosmic monk floats opposite of his modern-day reincarnation in Unicorn Warriors Eternal. Image: Adult Swim

Genndy Tartakovsky’s new adult animated miniseries follows three legendary heroes —Melinda (Hazel Doupe), a powerful sorceress; Seng (Demari Hunte), a stoic and wise cosmic monk; and Eldred (Tom Milligan), a warrior elf — who wage an unwavering battle against an ancient and formidable evil. Continuously reborn in new bodies, the trio of warriors, along with a steam-powered robot named Copernicus, must fight throughout and against time itself in order to save all of existence from certain annihilation. What does any of that have to do with unicorns, you might be asking? Don’t know; we’ll have to watch the series when it premieres to find out. —Toussaint Egan

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story

Premieres on Netflix May 4

India Amarteifio peeks through the opening of a cracked ornate doorway as Young Queen Charlotte in Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. Photo: Liam Daniel/Netflix

Shonda Rhimes’ period rom-com spins off into prequel land this summer with Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. India Amarteifio (The Tunnel) stars as a younger version of Golda Rosheuvel’s Queen Charlotte, with a six episode arc telling the story of her rise to power, and how it created the lightly fictionalized Regency aristocracy of Bridgerton. —Susana Polo

Star Wars: Visions volume 2

Premieres on Disney Plus May 4

In a painted image, a caped figure stands in silhouette, in front of a gap in a huge metal edifice. Beyond the gap are what look like factories pouring smoke from tall smokestacks in a promotional image for Star Wars: Visions volume 2. Image: Lucasfilm

Disney Plus’ animated Star Wars anthology series returns on Star Wars day itself. Where “Volume 1” showcased studios and talent from the Japanese animation industry, “Volume 2” has taken a more international tack, with shorts from Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon (Wolfwalkers), South Korea’s Studio Mir (The Legend of Korra), and even a stop motion animated short from the UK’s Aardman Animations (Wallace & Gromit). —SP

The Muppets Mayhem

Premieres on Hulu May 10

The Electric Mayhem Band stands and looks straight at the camera Image: Disney

This May the Muppets return to television for the first time in half a decade — or at least some of them do. Muppet Show house band the Electric Mayhem are finally getting their due in this series about the long-time group’s quest to finally record their first album. Starring Lilly Singh, Tahj Mowry, Dave Golez, and a host of others (including a long list of celebrity cameos), we’ll see if this latest modern Muppet move is a masterpiece or a just... mayhem. —SP

The Great season 3

Premieres on Hulu May 12

Catherine (Elle Fanning) and Peter (Nicholas Hoult), in an opulent bedroom on The Great. Photo: Christopher Raphael/Hulu

Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult’s messy married monarchs return for a third season of The Great. Season 2 of the knowingly inaccurate black comedy about Catherine the Great’s road to seizing control of Russia from her husband Peter III ended with the two seemingly reconciled. With a more standard historically fictional yarn, one might be able to make a prediction of what will happen next, but not with The Great. —SP

Prehistoric Planet season 2

Premieres on Apple TV May 22

Two dreadnaughtus — long-necked sauropods — rear up on their hind legs and stretch their necks in a dominance display, watched by dozens of reclining dreadnaughtus. Image: Apple TV

The dinosaurs are back! Apple TV’s painstakingly researched and soberly speculated nature documentary combines cutting edge digital animation with up-to-date paleontological theory and the sweet tones of narrator Sir David Attenborough. Last season made a meme celebrity of a heartbroken, blue-armed carnotaurus, and we can’t wait to see which ancient animal we’re going to learn to have emotions about next. —SP

Clone High

Premieres on HBO Max May 23

Cleopatra embraces Abe in the first episode of Clone High. Image: MTV

You guys, we are getting more Clone High in 2023. More Clone High! There’s plenty of reasons to wonder if Clone High and its wacky, pitch-perfect teen show parody can hold its own in a television landscape some 20 years removed from when it started. But I believe that this show about clones of famous figures all in high school together can go the distance. Now your friends will no longer ask you what that DVD box set is; they’ll say, Oh yeah, isn’t that the show on HBO Max? Should I watch that?

(Yes, we all should — more Clone High!!) —Zosha Millman

American Born Chinese

Premieres on Disney Plus May 24

Guanyin (Michelle Yeoh), in fantastical dress, stands smiling in a mundane school hallway lined by lockers. Wei-Chen (Jim Liu) stands behind her frowning in American Born Chinese. Image: Disney

Gene Luen Yang’s terrific graphic novel is a standout piece of 21st-century literature for young people, and it gets a Disney Plus adaptation by way of creator Kelvin Yu (Bob’s Burgers) and directors Destin Daniel Cretton (Shang-Chi) and Lucy Liu (Lucy Liu!!!!). The cast includes all four stars of Everything Everywhere All at Once — Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, James Hong, and Stephanie Hsu — as well as the reliably handsome and charismatic Daniel Wu as the mythic figure Sun Wukong. —Pete Volk

June

Never Have I Ever season 4

Premieres on Netflix June 8

Eleanor, Fabiola, and Devi look skeptically at something ahead in Never Have I Ever season 2. Photo: Isabella B. Vosmikova/Netflix

It’s been a delight to watch Devi grow as a character in the past three seasons of Never Have I Ever. She started the show angry, impulsive, and bitter, lashing out at her mom and other loved ones. But the past season showed her making some really mature decisions and ultimately choosing to spend her senior year with her mom instead of some fancy prep school, just so she can spend more time with her. That’s growth! All of Devi’s relationships have blossomed in wonderful ways, and it’ll sure be bittersweet to see the gang at Sherman Oaks High School head into their senior year and graduate. —Petrana Radulovic

The Star Trek shows

Season 2 of Strange New Worlds premieres on Paramount Plus June 15, other shows expected on Paramount Plus in 2023

Christopher Pike standing and looking out the window of his ship, all pensive and shit Photo: Marni Grossman/Paramount Plus

Paramount Plus knows the Star Trek franchise is its golden goose — why else would it have five separate Star Trek shows likely to drop a season in 2023? We’d complain more if the quality wasn’t so remarkably reliable. Ranging from solid kids’ fare to loving nostalgia plays and animated comedy to modern sci-fi drama, there’s even room for a classic episodic throwback that was one of our favorite shows of the year. Expect new seasons of Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Star Trek: Prodigy, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, and a final season of Star Trek: Picard all in 2023. —SP

Secret Invasion

Premieres on Disney Plus June 21

Samuel L. Jackson looks grizzled with scars on his face and a beanie in front of a ton of clocks in Secret Invasion. Image: Marvel Studios

Marvel’s Secret Invasion will tell a story about aliens living among us. No, not superheroes exactly, but instead the shapeshifting Skrulls, who have infiltrated every hall of power in the world in an attempt to undermine its protectors before they even see it coming. Secret Invasion is being billed as a massive event and seems likely to be Marvel’s biggest TV show yet. None of that is to say that it will be good necessarily, but with a cast that includes Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Olivia Colman (The Favourite), and Kingsley Ben-Adir (The OA), this event series should prove to at least be an interesting experiment in the now somewhat stale formula of Marvel’s TV efforts. —Austen Goslin

The Witcher season 3

Premieres on Netflix June 29

Henry Cavill poses in big black studded armor in a castle type area looking ready to punch a guy in The Witcher Photo: Susie Allnutt/Netflix

It may feel wild to be actively looking forward to a Witcher property after Blood Origin, but consider: It’s the last Henry Cavill season. He is someone who has not only defined the role of Geralt but the show itself, bringing as much depth and care as one could hope for. And The Witcher has been a resolutely solid, sage fantasy series on the whole. It’s something we could use more of in 2023. —ZM

Warrior season 3

Premieres on Max June 29

Andrew Koji and Joe Taslim are locked in a martial arts duel, each gripping the other man’s wrist and locking eyes, in Warrior season 3. Photo: David Bloomer/Max

The best action show on television returns with its third season. Warrior, based on a concept Bruce Lee pitched fifty years ago, is set during 1870s San Francisco, and follows a young man navigating his way through gang war conflicts while searching for his sister.

Andrew Koji, Joe Taslim, and the rest of the gang are back, along with martial arts legend Mark Dacascos, an exciting new addition for the third season. The show is created by Jonathan Tropper, best known for Banshee. This will be the first season debuting on Max, after the first two ran on Cinemax. —PV

July

The Afterparty season 2

Premieres on Apple TV July 12

Elizabeth Perkins, Ken Jeong, Zach Woods, Poppy Liu and Paul Walter Hauser sit and stand around a drawing room table in The Afterparty. Image: Apple

Spider-Verse’s Miller and Lord’s Apple TV mystery/anthology/comedy/genre mashup show continues with a second season and a mostly new cast. Afterparty is expected to follow the first season’s formula — a fateful event retold each episode in a new style and from the perspective of a different character — but at wedding day that involves a murder most foul. Tiffany Haddish returns as Detective Danner, with Sam Richardson and Zoë Chao reprising their roles from season 1. —SP

Futurama

Premiering on Hulu July 24

Bender and Fry are attacked by sharp objects in Futurama Image: Fox

Good news, everyone! Futurama is back! Wait... Futurama is back? Yes!

20 new episodes are coming to Hulu this summer, and while initial reports had Bender voice actor John DiMaggio sitting out, he announced in March he will be joining the show after all, with the rest of the main cast. That includes Billy West, who voices series protagonist Fry and many other characters. All glory to the Hypnotoad for that, because I do not want to live in a world without Dr. Zoidberg. —PV

August

Ahsoka

Premieres on Disney Plus August 23

Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano in The Mandalorian Image: Lucasfilm

Star Wars’ most famous animated Jedi is finally getting her own live-action series, almost two years after Rosario Dawson first brought the character to life on season 2 of The Mandalorian. Along with Ahsoka, the show will also bring in a couple other famous animated faces from the Star Wars universe, like Sabine Wren (Natasha Liu Bordizzo) and Ezra Bridger (Eman Esfandi), as well as bringing Hayden Christensen back as Darth Vader. — AG