Fall TV Preview: 31 Most Anticipated New Shows of 2022


Even though networks and streamers have started to hold back some of their biggest series for spring — in a bid for Emmy awards consideration — fall TV still matters. The next few months are loaded with high-profile premieres — so much so that at one point, before we whittled it down, there were more than 60 shows on this list. (There may have been more than 70 — or 80?!? — but who wants to go back and count?)

The point is: There are a lot of brand-new television series heading — nay, careening! — our way through the rest of the year.

We’ve already experienced the premiere of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” on Amazon Prime Video, which drew (according to Amazon) 25 million viewers from around the world in its first 24 hours — a galvanizing start for the streamer’s new franchise. And that was just the beginning of the so-called “fall” — despite the fact that it’s still summer and 100 degrees outside — onslaught of new shows. With the ongoing Peak TV battle for audience attention being waged among streaming services, cable channels and broadcast networks at its absolute peakiest, this list is an attempt to help viewers make well-informed choices.

We also want to give shout-outs to the shows that are coming soon, but aren’t publicly dated as of Sept. 8, and therefore aren’t included here. The dates for Netflix’s “Wednesday” hasn’t been announced yet, nor do we know when the Ryan Murphy series “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” and “The Watcher” — both expected in 2022 — might premiere. And the the streamer hasn’t yet divulged when fans will be able to see “The Witcher: Blood Origin,” the “Witcher”-world prequel starring likely Oscar nominee Michelle Yeoh.

Prime Video also has a slew of originals premiering this fall beyond “The Rings of Power,” including the William Gibson adaptation “The Peripheral,” which marks Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s first series under their deal with Amazon — the company just announced it will premiere on Oct. 21. Also of note, Paramount+ will soon set dates for “1923,” another Taylor Sheridan “Yellowstone” prequel, with Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford, as well as “Wolf Pack,” from “Teen Wolf” creator Jeff Davis and starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. Surely, there are plenty of shows we haven’t even mentioned here; please forgive us.

But enough of this throat clearing! Without further ado, here are 31 of the most anticipated new shows premiering in the next few months

‘Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’

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WHAT: The series takes place 3,000 years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings,” focusing on the Second Age of Middle-earth’s history.
WHO: Morfydd Clark, Robert Aramayo, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Markella Kavenagh; showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay
WHERE: Amazon Prime Video
WHEN: Thursdays


‘Tell Me Lies’

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WHAT: The adaptation of Carola Lovering’s novel follows the eight-year toxic relationship of a couple who meet as innocent college students.
WHO: Grace Van Patten, Jackson White, Branden Cook, Sonia Mena, Catherine Missal, Benjamin Wadsworth; EPs Meaghan Oppenheimer, Emma Roberts, Laura Lewis and Karah Preiss
WHEN: Wednesdays


‘Last Light’

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WHAT: Based on Alex Scarrow’s novel of the same name, “Last Light” tells the story of a family torn apart amid the fallout of an oil crisis. Quickly, a man, his wife, their young son and daughter all must sacrifice everything to find one another and stay alive.
WHO: Matthew Fox, Joanne Froggatt, Alyth Ross, Taylor Fay, Amber Rose Revah, Victor Alli, Tom Wlaschiha, Hakeem Jomah; EPs Dennie Gordon, William Choi, Sydney Gallonde, Rikke Ennis, Patrick Renault, Diego Piasek, Patrick Massett, John Zinman, Rola Bauer, Steven Johnson
WHERE: Peacock
WHEN: Sept. 8



WHAT: Based on the Clintons’ book, “The Book of Gutsy Women,” the docuseries follows the mother and daughter duo on a journey to speak with some of the boldest women who have made an impact — from public figures to everyday heroes.
Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, Kim Kardashian, Megan Thee Stallion, Dr. Jane Goodall, Gloria Steinem, Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson; EPs Johnny Webb, Siobhan Sinnerton, Roma Khanna, Ken Druckerman, Banks Tarver, Anna Chai
Apple TV+
: Sept. 9


‘American Gigolo’

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WHAT: Based on Paul Schrader’s 1980 film of the same name, the eight-episode drama tells the story of Julian Kaye, a man attempting to navigate past and present relationships after his wrongful conviction release from 15 years. While he reenters the sex industry, he also searches for the truth about the murder that sent him away.
WHO: Jon Bernthal, Gretchen Mol, Rosie O’Donnell, Lizzie Brocheré, Gabriel LaBelle, Leland Orser; EPs Nikki Toscano, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed, Russell Rothberg
WHERE: Showtime
: Sept. 9



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WHAT: The multi-generational musical drama tells the story of America’s leading family of country music, who appear authentic and trustworthy, but are anything but behind closed doors. With everyone wanting the spotlight, the lines are constantly blurred between personal and family.
WHO: Anna Friel, Trace Adkins, Joshua Sasse, Beth Ditto, Susan Sarandon; EPs Melissa London Hilfers, Jon Harmon Feldman, Gail Berman, Hend Baghdady, Michael Rauch, Jason Owen, Jason Ensler
WHEN: Sept. 11, 8 p.m.


‘Vampire Academy’

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WHAT: What’s better than a story of friendship, danger and romance? Make them vampires! In the new drama, based on Richelle Mead’s book series, a bond between two women grows as they enter vampire society — one as a Royal and the other a half-vampire Guardian.
WHO: Sisi Stringer, Daniela Nieves, Kieron Moore, André Dae Kim, J. August Richards, Anita-Joy Uwajeh, Mia Mckenna-Bruce, Rhian Blundell, Jonetta Kaiser, Andrew Liner; EPs Julie Plec, Marguerite MacIntyre, Emily Cummins, Don Murphy, Susan Montford, Deepak Nayar, Jillian DeFrehn
WHERE: Peacock
WHEN: Sept. 15


‘Quantum Leap’

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WHAT: Thirty years after Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished, a new team restarts the project to try to understand what happened to him. Unexpectedly, the leader gets sent into the past, leaving the team behind scrambling and attempting to get him back. NBC also has the George Lopez-led comedy “Lopez vs. Lopez” premiering on Nov. 4.
WHO: Raymond Lee, Caitlin Bassett, Ernie Hudson, Mason Alexander Park, Nanrisa Lee; EPs Steven Lilien, Bryan Wynbrandt, Don Bellisario, Deborah Pratt, Martin Gero
WHEN: Sept. 19, 10 p.m.



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WHAT: “Modern Family’s” creator is back with a new comedy, which follows the cast of a 2000s family sitcom who are forced to come back together and deal with their unresolved issues.
WHO: Keegan-Michael Key, Johnny Knoxville, Judy Greer, Paul Reiser, Rachel Bloom, Calum Worthy, Krista Marie Yu; EPs Steven Levitan, Danielle Stokdyk, Jeff Morton
WHEN: Sept. 20



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WHAT: The latest TV series from the “Star Wars” world homes in on Cassian’s life pre-“Rogue One,” delving into those who orbit around the Rebel Alliance. Expect some legacy characters to appear — and more than 200 actors are playing brand new characters.
WHO: Diego Luna, Genevieve O’Reilly, Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller, Fiona Shaw; EPs Kathleen Kennedy, Tony Gilroy, Sanne Wohlenberg, Michelle Rejwan
WHERE: Disney+
WHEN: Sept. 21


‘Interview With the Vampire’

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WHAT: Vampires are all the rage these days — as are toxic relationships. Based on Anne Rice’s bestselling novel (which spawned the 1994 Tom Cruise flick), the gothic horror drama tells the love (and immortality) story between Louis de Pointe, Lestat De Lioncourt and Claudia in 1900s New Orleans.
WHO: Jacob Anderson, Sam Reid, Bailey Bass, Eric Bogosian; EPs Mark Johnson, Rolin Jones, Christopher Rice, Anne Rice, Alan Taylor
WHEN: Oct. 2, 10 p.m.


‘Walker: Independence’

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WHAT: The prequel to “Walker” follows the story of Abby Walker, a Bostonian whose husband is murdered before her eyes while on their journey out West in the late 1800s. While on route to Independence, Texas, to learn the truth about her husband’s murder, she meets gambler and outlaw Hoyt Rawlins.
WHO: Katherine McNamara, Matt Barr, Greg Hovanessian, Lawrence Kao, Justin Johnson Cortez, Philemon Chambers, Katie Findlay, Gabriela Quezada; EPs Anne Fricke, Jared Padalecki, Seamus Fahey, Larry Tang
WHEN: Oct. 6, 9 p.m.


‘Alaska Daily’

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WHAT: Eileen Fitzgerald, an award-winning investigative journalist, leaves her high-profile New York life to join a daily newspaper in Anchorage following a fall from grace. On a journey to find redemption, she leads a team of reporters who investigate stories of MMIP (Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons), based on the real crisis happening in Alaska. Also on ABC this fall is “The Rookie: Feds,” a spinoff of “The Rookie,” led by Niecy Nash — it premieres on Sept. 27.
WHO: Hilary Swank, Jeff Perry, Matt Malloy, Meredith Holzman, Grace Dove, Pablo Castelblanco, Ami Park, Craig Frank; EPs Tom McCarthy, Melissa Wells, Bert Salke, Kyle Hopkins, Ryan Binkley
WHEN: Oct. 6, 10 p.m.


‘A Friend of the Family’

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WHAT: Based on the chilling true story, the limited series recounts Jan Broberg, a young girl who is kidnapped by a charming close friend and neighbor, multiple times over a period of years. The series recounts the traumatic events that changed the lives of the Broberg family and details how Jan survived.
WHO: Anna Paquin, Jake Lacy, Colin Hanks, Lio Tipton, Mckenna Grace, Hendrix Yancey; EPs Nick Antosca, Jan Broberg, Mary Ann Broberg, Alex Hedlund
WHERE: Peacock
WHEN: Oct. 6


‘Fire Country’

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WHAT: With the escalating problem of wildfires in California, a group of inmates join a firefighting program to seek redemption, taking one prisoner, Bode, back to his home town. Max Theroit created, co-wrote, produced and stars in the drama. CBS has three new dramas this fall, also launching “So Help Me Todd,” starring Skylar Astin and Marcia Gay Harden, and “East New York,” which includes Jimmy Smits and Amanda Warren.
WHO: Max Thieriot, Jules Latimer, Jordan Caooway, Billy Burke, Stephanie Arcila, Diane Farr; EPs Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed, Tia Napolitano, Tony Phelan, Joan Rater
WHEN: Oct. 7, 9 p.m.


‘The Midnight Club’

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WHAT: Based on the Christopher Pike book series, the drama follows the eight Midnight Club members who know they are fated to die soon, meeting nightly to tell scary stories.
WHO: Iman Benson, Adia, Igby Rigney, Ruth Codd, Aya Furukawa, Annarah Shephard, William Chris Sumpter, Sauriyan Sapkota, Zach Gilford, Matt Biedel, Samantha Sloyan; EPs Mike Flanagan, Trevor Macy, Leah Fong, Julia Bicknell, Christopher Pike
WHERE: Netflix
WHEN: Oct. 7


‘Let the Right One In’

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WHAT: John Ajvide Lindqvist’s 2004 novel has already been adapted into two films, and now, it’s getting the series treatment. The thriller centers on a father and daughter’s relationship, which changed 10 years earlier when she was turned into a vampire; she’s been age 12 ever since.
WHO: Demián Bichir, Nick Stahl, Anika Noni Rose, Madison Taylor Baez, Grace Gummer; EPs Andrew Hinderaker, Seith Mann, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Alissa Bachner
WHERE: Showtime
WHEN: Oct. 9, 10 p.m.


‘The Winchesters’

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WHAT: Told from the point of view of narrator Dean Winchester, the “Supernatural” prequel centers on Dean and Sam Winchester’s parents, John Winchester and Mary Campbell, sharing how they met and fell in love with all the odds against them.
WHO: Drake Rodger, Mary Campbell, Nida Khurshid, Jonathan “Jojo” Fleites, Demetria McKinney, Bianca Kajlich; EPs Robbie Thompson, Jensen Ackles, Danneel Ackles, Glen Winter, David H. Goodman, McG
WHEN: Oct. 11, 8 p.m.


‘High School’

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WHAT: Based on musicians Tegan and Sara Quin’s memoir of the same name, the eight-episode drama series tells the story of twins struggling to find their own identity. The show is told through a ’90s grunge backdrop.
WHO: Railey Gilliland, Seazynn Gilliland, Cobie Smulders, Kyle Bornheimer; EPs Clea DuVall, Laura Kittrell, Tegan Quin, Sara Quin
WHERE: Amazon Freevee
WHEN: Oct. 14



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WHAT: The drama, based on Gregory David Roberts’ novel, follows a fugitive who escapes to 1980s Bombay, only to fall for an intriguing woman. There, he must decide between freedom or a very complicated love.
WHO: Charlie Hunnam, Shubham Saraf, Elektra Kilbey, Fayssal Bazzi, Luke Pasqualino, Antonia Desplat; EPs Steve Lightfoot, Bharat Nalluri, Andrea Barron, Nicole Clemens, Steve Golin, Justin Kurzel, Eric Warren Singer
WHERE: Apple TV+
WHEN: Oct. 14


‘From Scratch’

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WHAT: Amy, an American student studying abroad in Italy, meets and falls in love with Lino, a Sicilian chef. While they work through their very different cultural backgrounds, everything it put on the line when he is diagnosed with an illness. The series is based on Tembi Locke’s memoir.
WHO: Zoe Saldaña, Eugenio Mastrandrea, Danielle Deadwyler, Keith David, Kellita Smith; EPs Attica Locke, Tembi Locke, Reese Witherspoon, Lauren Neustadter, Zoe Saldaña, Richard Abate, Jermaine Johnson, Will Rowbotham
WHERE: Netflix
WHEN: Oct. 21


Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’


WHAT: An eight-episode scarefest from Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro, especially designed for Halloween consumption – with an unusual rollout from Netflix. Each story has a separate cast and director, with two episodes dropping each day; del Toro hosts as well as curating, and wrote two of the offerings.
WHO: Rupert Grint, Ismael Cruz Cordova, David Hewlett, Tim Blake Nelson, Elpidia Carrillo, Ben Barnes, Crispin Glover, F. Murray Abraham, Glynn Turman, Essie Davis, Andrew Lincoln, Kate Micucci, Martin Starr, Peter Weller, Eric André. Created and executive produced by del Toro; also executive produced by J. Miles Dale, who also serves as co-showrunner, as well as Gary Ungar. 
WHEN: Oct. 25
WHERE: Netflix



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WHAT: FX will be rolling out an eight-episode adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s “1979” novel, following a contemporary Black woman, Dana, who is pulled between two times, her present-day Los Angeles home and the 19th century plantation where her ancestors lived. The network is also debuting “Fleishman Is in Trouble,” telling the story of a recently divorced man who starts dating via an app for the first time, only to learn his ex-wife has gone missing. Jesse Eisenberg and Claire Danes star. (Taffy Brodesser-Akner adapted her own novel.).

WHO: Mallori Johnson, Micah Stock, Ryan Kwanten, Gayle Rankin, Austin Smith, David Alexander Kaplan, Sophina Brown, Sheria Irving; EP Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
WHERE: Hulu (through FX)
WHEN: November


‘The Idol’

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WHAT: The six-episode drama set against the backdrop of the music industry, “The Idol” examines the relationship between a new pop idol and a leader of a cult.
WHO: Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, Lily-Rose Depp, Suzanna Son, Troye Sivan, Moses Sumney, Jane Adams, Dan Levy, Jennie Ruby Jane, Eli Roth, Rachel Sennott, Hari Nef, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Mike Dean, Ramsey, Hank Azaria; EPs Sam Levinson, Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, Reza Fahim, Joseph Epstein, Ashley Levinson
WHEN: November


‘Dangerous Liaisons’

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WHAT: The prelude of the 18th century novel focuses on the origin story of how Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont met in Paris the night before the revolution, and managed to rise from the slums and reach new heights of French aristocracy.
WHO: Alice Englert, Nicholas Denton, Lesley Manville; EPs Colin Callender, Tony Krantz, Bethan Jones, Scott Huff, Christopher Hampton
WHERE: Starz
WHEN: Nov. 6


‘The English’

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WHAT: The western drama, set in 1890 middle America, tells the story of aristocratic Englishwoman who seeks revenge on the man responsible for her son’s death.
WHO: Emily Blunt, Chaske Spencer; EPs Hugo Blick, Blunt, Greg Brenman
WHERE: Amazon Prime Video
WHEN: Nov. 11


‘Tulsa King’

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WHAT: Just when New York mafia leader Dwight “The General” Manfredi is released from prison after 25 years, his boss requests he begin doing business in Tulsa, Okla., where he builds a new crew for a criminal empire.
WHO: Sylvester Stallone, Andrea Savage, Martin Starr, Max Casella, Domenick Lombardozzi, Vincent Piazza, Jay Will, A.C. Peterson, Garret Hedlund, Dana Delan; EPs Taylor Sheridan, Terence Winter, David C. Glasser, Ron Burkle, Bob Yari, David Hutkin, Allen Coulter, Braden Aftergood
WHERE: Paramount+
WHEN: Nov. 13


‘Welcome to Chippendales’

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WHAT: The limited series, promoted as a true-crime saga, tells the true story of Somen “Steve” Banerjee, an Indian immigrant who founded Chippendales, the world’s greatest male-stripping empire.
WHO: Kumail Nanjiani, Murray Bartlett, Juliette Lewis, Annaleigh Ashford; EPs Robert Siegel, Dylan Sellers, Jenni Konner, Matt Shakman, Emily V. Gordon, Nora Silver, Rajiv Joseph, Jacqui Rivera
WHEN: Nov. 22


‘Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin’

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WHAT: A spinoff of the hit movie “Pitch Perfect,” the comedy series catches up with Bumper several years after the film as he movies to Germany to revive his music career.
WHO: Adam Devine, Flula Borg, Sarah Hyland, Lera Abova, Jameela Jamil; EPs Megan Amram, Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman, Paul Brooks, Scott Neimeyer
WHERE: Peacock
WHEN: Nov. 23



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WHAT: Lucasfilm’s live-action period fantasy adventure series is based on the classic 1988 movie. Set in an enchanted land, an unlikely group of heroes is created, tasked with saving their magical world.
WHO: Warwick Davis, Ruby Cruz, Erin Kellyman, Ellie Bamber, Tony Revolori, Amar Chadha-Patel, Dempsey Bryk, Joanne Whalley; EPs Jonathan Kasdan, Ron Howard, Wendy Mericle, Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan
WHERE: Disney+
WHEN: Nov. 30


‘The Best Man: The Final Chapters’

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WHAT: The limited series, a follow-up to the 1999 and 2013 movies including multiple former cast members, will run for 10 episodes and explore the group’s evolving dynamics.
: Morris Chestnut, Melissa De Sousa, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long and Harold Perrineau; EPs Malcolm D. Lee, Dayna Lynne North
WHERE: Peacock
WHEN: Dec. 22


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