The best new shows to stream on Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and more

If you’re into sports, anime, rom-coms, crime, and comedies, there are tons of great new shows debuting and returning this week on all of the top streaming services that fit these genres … and more. HBO Max’s Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty is bound to be a hit among basketball fans, while Renee Zellweger in NBC’s The Thing About Pam, which is streaming on Hulu, will likely have everyone talking. Who can resist checking out Samuel L. Jackson in Apple TV+’s The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, which is already getting rave reviews?

Not sure where to start or what to watch? We have you covered with this comprehensive list of the best shows to stream on Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and other top services like Apple TV+, Disney+, and Amazon Prime Video. Browse the list and you’re sure to find something to pique your interest. Whether you get to it this week or not, these are the best new shows to check out right now or add to your watch queue.

When you’re done here, check out the best new movies to stream this week, as well as the best shows on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+.


The Andy Warhol Diaries (2022) new

The Andy Warhol Diaries
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Documentary

Produced by Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story, Ratched), The Andy Warhol Diaries is a six-part limited series that aims to educate viewers on the famous pop artist, film director, and producer as a person beyond the Campbell’s soup can pop-culture persona. The contents are drawn from Warhol’s diaries, dictated to Pat Hackett from 1976 through to Warhol’s death in 1987 and appearing in the book he edited of the same name. While Warhol’s iconic art is discussed, the focus is more on his personal relationships, including his deep feelings for people like Jon Gould, an executive at Paramount Pictures, and painter Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Good Girls (2018)

Good Girls
60 %
tv-14 4 Seasons
Genre Comedy, Drama, Crime
Cast Christina Hendricks, Retta, Mae Whitman
Created by Jenna Bans
While the crime comedy-drama was cancelled, you can stream the fourth and final season now on Netflix. In a Weeds-like story, three suburban moms decide to take matters into their own hands to help deal with their financial strife by robbing a local supermarket. While the heist is a success, the ladies find themselves in a pickle when one of them is recognized by the store manager and a mob gang who, as it turns out, had been running the market as a front. The women soon find their lives going down a dark path they never foresaw. It’s a fun, female-led show that many fans believe was cancelled far too soon.

The Last Kingdom (2015)

The Last Kingdom
78 %
tv-ma 5 Seasons
Genre Action & Adventure, Drama, War & Politics
Cast Alexander Dreymon, Emily Cox, Ian Hart
Created by Stephen Butchard
Back for its fifth season, The Last Kingdom is a British historical fiction series based on The Saxon Stories by Bernard Cornwell. Set in the year 886 for season 1, the story follows the Great Heathen Army’s arrival in Britain and the changing relationship between the Vikings and the Anglo-Saxons. By season 4, the time had shifted to 901 to 912. Critics praise the show’s cinematography and “magnificent action sequences,” calling the show a “highly gratifying historical drama.” The 10-episode fifth season is now streaming.

An Astrological Guide for Broken Hearts (2021)

An Astrological Guide for Broken Hearts
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Comedy
Cast Claudia Gusmano, Michele Rosiello, Lorenzo Adorni
Created by Bindu De Stoppani
If you’re in the mood for a quirky rom-com, An Astrological Guide for Broken Hearts returns for its second season this week to continue the story of Alice and her journey to find love. When she meets an astrology guru, she starts to believe that perhaps all she needs is for the stars to align to deliver her soulmate. Season 1 covered Alice working through six of the 12 astrological signs, so chances are that season 2 will tackle the remaining six.

Chip and Potato (2018)

Chip and Potato
tv-y 3 Seasons
Genre Kids, Animation
Cast Abigail Journey Oliver, Andrea Libman, Briana Buckmaster
Created by Billy Macqueen, Catherine Williams, Maddy Darrall
Keep your preschoolers and kindergarten-aged kids entertained with this animated show about Chip, a lovable puppy who ventures to school where he meets new friends, thanks to the help of his secret mouse friend, Potato. It’s the perfect show to help young ones deal with worry about starting school, making friends, and all the typical challenges they might face when entering this new chapter in life. Each episode is just 11 minutes long, and season 3 is now streaming.

Karma’s World (2021)

Karma’s World
tv-y 2 Seasons
Genre Animation, Comedy, Family, Kids
Cast Asiahn Bryant, Ludacris, Nana Kouno
Created by Ludacris
Watch the second season of this musical kids show from Chris “Ludacris” Bridges about a 10-year-old girl named Karma who deals with the typical coming-of-age challenges along with honing her talent for song. She both sings and raps and loves to put her talents and efforts into writing lyrics that are smart, passionate, funny, and courageous. Bridges voices Karma’s dad, while the rest of the voice cast includes talented names like Danielle Brooks (Orange is the New Black) and Tiffany Haddish (The Afterparty), with singer-songwriter Asia Bryant as Karma.

Kotaro Lives Alone (2022) new

Kotaro Lives Alone
1 Season
Genre Animation, Comedy
Cast Rie Kugimiya, Toshiki Masuda, Junichi Suwabe
In this Japanese manga animated series, Kotaro is a lonely 5-year-old boy who happens upon an unsuccessful manga writer who lives by himself in an apartment complex that does not allow children. But Shin begins to warm to the young boy, and they forge a sweet bond. Kotaro is far more mature than most, and he captures the hearts of the building residents as he waits in hope of finally reuniting with his parents.

Formula 1: Drive to Survive (2019)

Formula 1: Drive to Survive
tv-ma 4 Seasons
Genre Documentary
Cast Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas
Created by James Gay-Rees
Looking for some fast action? The fourth season of this documentary series, a collaboration between Netflix and Formula One, is now streaming. Pull back the curtain to catch a glimpse behind the scenes of drivers and races in the Formula One World Championship. Each season covers the year’s event, with season 4 looking at the 2021 World Championship and the battle between Lewis Hamilton, a seven-time champion, and Dutch driver Max Verstappen. Spoiler alert: It’s a wild ride.


The Thing About Pam (2022) new

The Thing About Pam
tv-14 1 Season
Genre Crime, Drama
Cast Renée Zellweger, Josh Duhamel, Patricia French
Renee Zellweger stars as the title character in this limited crime drama for NBC, based on the real story of the 2011 murder of Betsy Faria, which saw her husband Russ convicted and then released when an elaborate scheme by a woman named Pam Hupp was exposed. Based on the Dateline NBC coverage of the events and titled after the Dateline podcast, there are six episodes in all, with a new episode set to air weekly and stream on the same day. The cast also includes Josh Duhamel (Jupiter’s Legacy), Judy Greer (Kidding), and Glenn Fleshler (Billions).

The Masked Singer (2019)

The Masked Singer
36 %
tv-14 7 Seasons
Genre Reality, Family
Cast Nick Cannon, Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg, Nicole Scherzinger
Who would have thought that The Masked Singer would become the massive success that it has? Debuting in 2019, the reality singing competition show is now in its seventh season, with no shortage of celebrities to participate, from musicians and actors to athletes and reality stars. Donning elaborate costumes of monsters, peacocks, pit bulls, and aliens, each competitor conceals their identity while performing song and dance routines. Thanks to a series of vague clues, the panel of judges and fans at home try to guess who they are. From icons like Patti LaBelle and Chaka Khan to funnymen like Larry the Cable Guy and the late Bob Saget, the reveals are sometimes shocking. As a show to watch with the entire family, this one will bring the laughs and excitement. Stream new episodes weekly.

Good Trouble (2019)

Good Trouble
83 %
tv-14 4 Seasons
Genre Drama
Cast Maia Mitchell, Cierra Ramirez, Zuri Adele
Created by Joanna Johnson, Peter Paige, Bradley Bredeweg
A spinoff of the Freeform series The Fosters, Good Trouble is about two young adult women beginning the next stage of their lives in Los Angeles. Now part of the working world, they live in a communal apartment, with Callie working as a law clerk and Mariana a software engineer. The show, which is said to be true and relatable to typical Gen-Z life, follows the two women as the navigate adulthood, friends, careers, and love. Season 4 is now streaming.

Better Things (2016)

Better Things
88 %
tv-ma 5 Seasons
Genre Comedy, Drama
Cast Pamela Adlon, Celia Imrie, Mikey Madison
Created by Pamela Adlon, Louis C.K.
Pamela Adlon both stars in and co-created this highly praised comedy-drama about a divorced actor raising three daughters on her own. The FX show, which has received widespread acclaim, including two Primetime Emmy nominations for Adlon, is now streaming its fifth and final season. The show has been lauded in particular for its raw look at the realities of being a single working mother as well as its handling of feminist issues.


Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty (2022) new

Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty
68 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama
Cast John C. Reilly, Quincy Isaiah, Jason Clarke
Created by Max Borenstein, Jim Hecht
Basketball fans, take note of this sports drama based on the Jeff Pearlman book Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s and executive produced by Succession‘s Adam McKay. Season 1, which includes an ensemble cast led by John C. Reilly (as majority owner Jerry Buss) and Jason Clarke as former player Jerry “The Clutch” West, looks at the time from 1979 to 1991 known as the Showtime era. During those years, the Los Angeles Lakers won five NBA championships thanks to the skills and teamwork of greats like Magic Johnson (played by Quincy Isaiah) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Solomon Hughes) who engaged in the run-and-gun style of play. It’s a must-watch for not only Lakers fans but also for fans of the sport on the whole, delving into both the professional and personal lives of these iconic players and the story behind one of the most notable periods and teams in sports history.

Teen Titans Go! (2013)

Teen Titans Go!
tv-pg 7 Seasons
Genre Comedy, Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids
Cast Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Khary Payton
Kids delight in this animated Cartoon Network series, while parents love picking up on the sly adult references. Teen Titans Go! follows the fictional DC Comics superhero team as teenagers. While there’s no continuity with other DC Comics stories, it’s plenty of silly fun that will have kids giggling away at their favorite characters and their antics, including Robin, Raven, Starfire, Cyborg, and Beast Boy. Season 7 episodes are now streaming.

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1998)

Whose Line Is It Anyway?
tv-14 8 Seasons
Genre Comedy
Cast Drew Carey, Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie
Perfect to watch when “there’s nothing on,” you can now stream eight seasons of Whose Line Is it Anyway? Hosted by Drew Carey, the talented team of improv comedians performs a variety of sketches in front of a live audience. Nothing is rehearsed, it’s all completely on the fly, which means you never know what you’ll get with each episode. But there are always belly-laughing results thanks to the quick thinking of the hilarious cast and the ridiculous scenarios they’re given. Counted among the cast of the show, which originally aired from 1998 to 2007 on ABC and ABC Family, are Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, and Wayne Brady.

Theodosia (2022) new

tv-y7 1 Season
Genre Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Eloise Little, Frankie Minchella, Nana Agyeman-Bediako
Theodosia Throckman is a witty 14-year-old girl who just so happens to have supernatural abilities. Despite this, she wishes she could just be a “regular” young girl and fit in. Her parents are two Egyptologists who work excavating in the Valley of the Kings, and the family lives in a museum filled with cursed artifacts. Naturally, Theo’s life is a bit weird — but also pretty wonderful. Together with her brother Henry and friends Will and Safiya, they work together to battle ancient forces and dark magic while also living a double life as average coming-of-age teens.

Victor and Valentino (2019)

Victor and Valentino
tv-y7 3 Seasons
Genre Animation, Action & Adventure, Comedy, Mystery
Cast Diego Molano, Sean-Ryan Petersen
Created by Diego Molano
Aztec, Olmec, and Maya mythologies are all at the center of this animated series that is described as a supernatural adventure comedy with action elements. Continue the story of Victor “Vic” Calavera and Valentino “Val” Calavera, two polar opposite half-brothers who explore their quiet town of Monte Macabre together with their supernatural grandma. New episodes in the third season are now streaming.

The Tourist (2022)

The Tourist
86 %
1 Season
Genre Mystery, Drama
Cast Jamie Dornan, Danielle Macdonald, Shalom Brune-Franklin
Created by Harry Williams, Jack Williams
Jamie Dornan stars as a man on the run in the Australian outback as a truck tries to run him off the road. Through the action-packed six-episode drama, his character ends up in the hospital, but when he is asked about what happened, he doesn’t know. In true Jason Bourne style, he can’t remember who he is, how he got to the hospital, and why a mysterious man wanted him dead. The first season, which presents more like a movie than a show, is a co-production between BBC and Stan. It premiered in early January in the UK and is now available to stream.

Amazon Prime

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017)

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
80 %
tv-ma 4 Seasons
Genre Comedy, Drama
Cast Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein, Michael Zegen
Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino
When fans left Midge Maisel at the end of season three, which streamed in December 2019, things weren’t going so well for the female comedian. She was on a high following her meteoric rise to fame after being discovered during an angry on-stage rant. But after almost outing her friend and co-worker Shy while performing at the Apollo, she got the boot. Fans have been waiting in anticipation to find out where Midge takes things from here. The wait is finally over as season 4 picks up in the ’60s and Midge pivots to performing with total creative freedom. This bodes well for her professional brand but not so much with family members and friends.

Apple TV+

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey (2022) new

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama
Cast Samuel L. Jackson, Dominique Fishback, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams
Created by Walter Mosley
Ptolemy (Samuel L. Jackson) is an elderly man who finds himself alone while dealing with dementia following the loss of his caretaker. But when he meets with an orphaned teen named Robyn, the two find that they each have something to offer the other. As Robyn works with Ptolemy and a new treatment that can help restore some of his memories, however, Ptolemy realizes some hard truths about his life and his future. Early reviews of the series are positive thus far, calling the adaptation of the Walter Mosley novel “handsomely mounted and thoughtfully paced” and “a moving account of the bewildered existence endured by Jackson’s Ptolemy.” The first two episodes are out this week, with one more each week for the next four.

Central Park (2020) new

Central Park
81 %
tv-14 2 Seasons
Genre Animation, Comedy
Cast Josh Gad, Leslie Odom Jr., Tituss Burgess
Created by Josh Gad, Loren Bouchard, Nora Smith
The Tillermans live in Central Park where dad Owen works as the park manager. While they go about their daily lives, including Paige working as a journalist and the pair raising their two kids Molly and Cole, they face challenges at every turn. Namely, hotel heiress Bitsy Brandenham is hellbent on tearing down the park and turning it into condos. The star-studded voice cast includes Josh Gadd (who also co-created the show), Kristen Bell (voicing Molly in season 1, with Emmy Raver-Lampman taking over the role for season 2), Tituss Burgess, Daveed Diggs, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., and Stanley Tucci. The first season has received overwhelmingly positive reviews, with critics calling the show “delightful.” Season 2 episodes resume this week.

Dear… (2020) new

tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Documentary
Created by R.J. Cutler
Heartwarming, sweet, raw, and emotional, celebrities of all kinds sit down to read letters from fans about how their work, activism, determination, and drive have impacted them in positive ways. Season 1 featured a mix of famous people from every facet of entertainment and activism, from ballerina Misty Copeland who inspired an aerospace engineer to tackle racial and gender boundaries, to animal activist Jane Goodall who learned how she inspired two Balinese teens to start their own movement, and musician Stevie Wonder, who gave hope to a woman who one day woke up blind. Season 2 features nine more celebrities, including Billy Porter, Malala Yousafzai, Jane Fonda, Viola Davis, and Sandra Oh. Each one is touched by how they have made a difference in peoples’ lives and share their feelings as they read the stories.

Severance (2022)

tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Adam Scott, Britt Lower, Patricia Arquette
Created by Dan Erickson
You really can’t go wrong with a cast that includes Adam Scott, John Turturro, Patricia Arquette, and Christopher Walken, along with Ben Stiller directing. Indeed, this thriller keeps you at the edge of your seat and thoroughly disturbed with a similar tone and feel of the anthology series Black Mirror. Lumon Industries has created a new program that severs a person’s brain in two such that you can mentally separate your work memories from your non-work ones. When at the office, the second you arrive at your floor, every detail of your personal life is forgotten. Are you married? Not sure. Kids? No idea. How did you get that cut? Can’t remember. Likewise, back in your personal life, if someone were to ask how your day at the office went and what you did, you wouldn’t be dodging the question, you would legitimately not have a clue. Mark (Scott) finds himself torn when trying to reconcile his life as a member and staunch supporter of the program, particularly as his two worlds (sort of) collide and he begins to question things.

Lincoln's Dilemma (2022)

Lincoln's Dilemma
tv-pg 1 Season
Genre Documentary
Cast Jeffrey Wright, Bill Camp, Leslie Odom Jr.
Delivered in four parts, this docuseries explores President Abraham Lincoln and his journey to ending slavery. Bill Camp and Leslie Odom Jr. lend their voices to Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, respectively, while Jeffrey Wright provides narration. It’s an interesting watch for those who want to learn more about how Lincoln was influenced by various people and events to evolve his position on slavery and make a decision that would change the course of history.


Week-End Family (2022) new

Week-End Family
1 Season
Genre Comedy
Cast Eric Judor, Liona Bordonaro, Midie Dreyfus
Created by Baptiste Filleul
Fifteen-year-old Clara and 12-year-old Victoria live together with their respective mothers during the week, but on weekends, they get together with their father Fred and stepmother Emma, embarking on new adventures with their second family. A lovely comedy that touches on the fact that all families are different and complicated, the show explores the challenges of being both a single parent and a new stepparent coming into a diverse and culturally mixed family.

Brain Games: On The Road (2022) new

Brain Games: On The Road
1 Season
Genre Reality
Cast Chuck Nice
An offshoot of the popular and long-running Brain Games show that includes tons of experiments and tests with fun facts about how our brains and bodies operate, Brain Games: On the Road is perfect for the whole family to watch together. With games that you can play at home to test your own skills, aptitude, and purported facts about human behavior, this traveling version of the series takes the show on the road. Each half-hour series, which originally aired on National Geographic, features host Chuck Nice pitting two families of four against one another in various challenges. As with the original show, you can play at home, too, making it great for family game night.

The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder (2022)

The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder
1 Season
Genre Family, Animation, Comedy
Cast Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson, Paula Jai Parker
Created by Bruce W. Smith
Penny Proud is now 14 years old, but she continues on various adventures with her funny family. Mom has a new job, dad has even crazier dreams, and Penny must now contend with a socially woke neighbor trying to teach her a thing or two about life. A revival of the early-2000s animated Disney Channel series The Proud Family, this show introduces two new characters to the town of Smithville: Maya and KG are not only literal new kids on the block trying to fit in but also the first to have two dads. With a talented main voice cast that includes Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson, and Soleil Moon Frye and supporting cast members like Zachary Quinto, Billy Porter, Keke Palmer, and Cedric the Entertainer, the series is expected to be a popular one.

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