2023 is just around the corner, and we’ve been keeping an eye out for all of the new TV you may want to watch in the new year. Or perhaps I should say all of the new TV we might want to watch. The only standard for inclusion in the list that follows is the collective taste of the TV Obsessive staff. We’re trying to put together the article we wish already existed, as if you poke around various lists can have a way of feeling like they include too little or too much. Why are movies on a list of TV premieres? You’ll find none of that here, just a list of the 2023 TV premieres we’re looking forward to, of both new and returning shows.
In addition to the list, we aim to provide a brief account of why the series in question is intriguing. If there’s something you’re excited about that’s not on here, please let us know in the comments! We’re not claiming to be exhaustive. This is a collaborative project, and as a reader you’re more than welcome to participate. What TV are you excited about in 2023 and why?
We’ll update this article as the year goes on.
January 1: Kaleidoscope, Netflix
A new crime/heist show from Eric Garcia, they’re saying the episodes of Kaleidoscope can be viewed in any order, and it sounds like Netflix may even randomize the order for people. That’s intriguing, and enough to immediately have me thinking that this series could be something truly distinctive, maybe even avant garde, if it isn’t instead trite and gimmicky. It’s almost impossible to know in advance!
At the same time, I remember how long ago I had a similar thought about Boomtown as it was set to premiere on NBC, and that show is great (at least in its first season; we pretend Season 2 doesn’t exist). Further, Kaleidoscope features Giancarlo Esposito, which is always a good thing. I think this one will at least be worth giving a shot. – Caemeron
Kaleidoscope premieres on Netflix on January 1, 2023
January 1: Paul T. Goodman, Peacock
Coming from Jason Woliner, the director of Borat Subsequent Movefilm, Paul T. Goodman seems set to take up the mantle The Rehearsal laid down in 2022 (though The Rehearsal isn’t over, to be clear, it’s been renewed for a second season). Initial reports are that Paul T. Goodman is bizarre and fascinating, blending fact and fiction, and that Woliner has been working on it for over ten years. You always gotta love a passion project. – Caemeron
Paul T. Goodman premieres on Peacock on January 1, 2023
January 1: Happy Valley Season 3, BBC One
It’s been a long wait, but the third season of Happy Valley is finally being released on New Year’s Day…at least in the UK. As of the time of this writing a release date in the US has yet to be announced. Presumably Happy Valley Season 3 will make its way stateside sometime in 2023, most likely on AMC+ – Caemeron
Happy Valley Season 3 premieres on January 1, 2023 on BBC One (US release date TBA)
January 13: Hunters Season 2, Amazon Prime
The first season of Hunters was released late in the Before Times, and it will have been nearly three years between seasons by the time Season 2 premieres, but we’re here to remind you that this show featuring Al Pacino exists and is returning for a second and final season. Keep an eye out for our coverage shortly after it releases. – Caemeron
Hunters Season 2 premieres on Amazon Prime on January 13, 2023
January 15: The Last of Us, HBO
I don’t know if anyone needs to be told what The Last of Us is at this point. It’s a TV show based on an acclaimed videogame. Pedro Pascal is in it. We’ll have articles each week as it airs. – Caemeron
The Last of Us premieres on HBO on January 15, 2023
January 17: Night Court, NBC
A Night Court reboot, you say? Or is it a revival? John Larroquette is in it, anyway, and Melissa Rauch is set to play Harry Stone’s daughter Abby, so there is continuity I guess.
Will this new version of Night Court be any good? I have no idea, but as someone who used to watch the original series on TV in syndication, there is some appeal to the idea of seeing Dan Fielding unchanged after all these years. I hope he’s become even more of an irascible scoundrel. – Caemeron
Night Court premieres on NBC on January 17, 2023
January 19: That ’90s Show, Netflix
Another reboot/revival I’m unsure about is coming from Netflix, with That ‘90s Show attempting to recapture the spirit of That ‘70s Show but updated a couple of decades. We’re going to have Red and Kitty back as regulars and are promised guest appearances from all of the main members of the gang, and… I suppose so?
Something about this idea makes me cringe a little, but the mix of nostalgia I feel for the 1990s and the nostalgia I feel for watching That ‘70s Show in the 1990s is going to make it hard for me to ignore this one. Let’s hope they pull it off. – Caemeron
That ‘90s Show premieres on Netflix on January 19, 2023
January 26: Wolf Pack, Paramount+
Wolf Pack premieres on Paramount+ on January 26, 2023
January 26: Poker Face, Peacock
Poker Face is billed as a case-of-the-week mystery/comedy/drama, which sounds like my kind of TV already. It was created by Rian Johnson. And it features Natasha Lyonne (who also has a role as executive producer). You can already imagine this blurb in Vince McMahon meme form, but now take a look at the rest of the cast.
There’s no show I’m looking forward to more this winter. – Caemeron
Poker Face premieres on Peacock on January 26, 2023
January 27: Shrinking, Apple TV+
It would seem that Shrinking is going to be about a grief-stricken therapist who throws the mores of his profession to the side and starts telling his patients what he really thinks, which honestly sounds like an absolutely horrible idea for show. Just absolutely riddled with pitfalls and possibilities that could veer in politically suspect directions.
However, Jason Segal is involved here, not just in front of the camera but behind the scenes as writer/creator, and Dispatches from Elsewhere was absolutely wonderful, so I’m prone to give Shrinking the benefit of the doubt. Maybe it will actually be novel and refreshing. – Caemeron
Shrinking premieres on Apple TV+ on January 27, 2023
Next Time on 2023 TV Premieres…
February 9: You Season 4, Netflix
February 17: Carnival Row Season 2, Amazon Prime
February 23: True Lies, CBS
February (TBD): Harley Quinn: A Very Problematic Valentine’s Day Special, HBO Max
March 1: The Mandalorian Season 3, Disney+
March ???: White House Plumbers, HBO
March 6: Perry Mason Season 2, HBO
March 16: Shadow and Bone Season 2, Netflix
March 24: Yellowjackets Season 2, Showtime
April 20: Mrs. Davis, Peacock
The Witcher Season 3, Netflix
Good Omens Season 2, Amazon Prime
Purportedly Sometime in 2023
Orphan Black: Echoes, AMC
Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, HBO Max
Love and Death, HBO Max
The Penguin, HBO Max
Velma, HBO Max
The Three-Body Problem, Netflix
Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas, Netflix
Magic: The Gathering, Netflix
Dead Ringers, Amazon Prime
Excited about a 2023 TV premiere that didn’t make our list? Let us know in the comments!