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Deciding which 2023 TV shows you want to watch? we have suggestions

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The flood of TV, cable and streaming content will continue to flow unabated in early 2023.

While viewers await the return of ABC’s PNW-themed Thursday night lineup of “Station 19,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Alaska Daily” on Feb. 23, as well as undated titles that include the third season of Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso” and HBO’s “The Gilded Age” season two, there are plenty of other new and old shows almost ready to air.

These are our best starting bets for 2023:

Family TV Titles

“That ’70s Show” (1998-2006) gets another spinoff – the less you remember 2002’s “That ’80s Show”, the better – in “That 90’s Show” (January 19, Netflix). Set in 1995, Donna and Eric’s daughter (Callie Haverda) spends the summer with her grandparents (returning stars Kurtwood Smith, Debra Jo Rupp) in Point Place, Wisconsin. Most of the other original cast members (with the exception of Danny Masterson) make cameos.

2009-10 cult classic “Party Down” (Feb. 24, Starz), about waiters in Los Angeles, is revived with most of the original cast returning.

“On My Block” spin-off “Freeridge” (February 2, Netflix) delivers a coming-of-age comedy about feuding sisters Gloria (Keyla Monterroso Mejia) and Ines (Bryana Salaz) with “Block” cast members Paula Garcés, Eric Gutierrez, Eme Ikwuakor and Raushanah Simmons reprising their “Block” functions.

Most of the original cast has passed away, but NBC will revisit “Night Court” (January 17) anyway with a sequel to the original 1984-92 series focusing on Abby Stone (Melissa Rauch, “The Big Bang Theory”), daughter of the late Harry Stone (the late Harry Anderson). Former DA Dan Fielding (John Larroquette) returns.

On January 26, Paramount + premieres “Teen Wolf: The Movie” – sadly without Stiles (Dylan O’Brien) – and “Wolf Pack,” a new (non-derivative) show from “Teen Wolf” creator Jeff Davis. Two teenagers face a supernatural force awakened by a wildfire in California. Sarah Michelle Gellar (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) returns to her genre roots, this time playing an arson investigator trying to track down the source of that fire.

“Star Trek: Picard” (Feb. 16, Paramount+) finally becomes the show fans have wanted all along, as the third and final season reunites the entire “Star Trek: The Next Generation” crew.

Shows returning for new seasons include “Vikings: Valhalla” (January 12, Netflix), “How I Met Your Father” (January 24, Hulu), “Perry Mason” (March 6, HBO) and “Yellow Jackets” (March 26, showtime).

apocalypse now

Pedro Pascal, showing more of his face than he did in “The Mandalorian,” plays a hardened survivor hired to smuggle a teenage girl (Bella Ramsey) out of a quarantine zone 20 years after the destruction of modern civilization in the HBO series. “The last of us” (January 15, HBO and HBO Max), based on the video game of the same name.

“Watchmen” showrunner Damon Lindelof (“Lost,” “The Leftovers”), with help from writer Tara Hernandez (“The Big Bang Theory”), debuts this incredible sequel: “Mrs. Davis” (April 20, Peacock), a nun battles an artificial intelligence.

odd ducks

A mystery show of the week, Natasha Lyonne (“Russian Doll”) stars “Impassionate Expression” (January 26, Peacock) as a woman with an uncanny ability to tell when someone is lying, which comes in handy as she travels the country solving crimes.

Harrison Ford was one of the last movie stars to do TV – Tom Cruise is still a movie-only actor – but now Ford has done two in two months with Paramount+’s “1923” still rolling out episodes and will soon be joined by Apple TV+ ‘s “Shrinking” (January 27). Ford stars opposite Jason Segel (“How I Met Your Mother”), who plays a grieving therapist who begins to tell his clients exactly what’s on his mind in this comedy from writer Bill Lawrence (“Scrubs,” “Ted Lasso”).

Seattle native Joel McHale has that “Community” movie in the works for Peacock (and a second season of Fox’s “Crime Scene Kitchen” reality baking competition that’s in the can but not slated), but first he’ll star in Fox’s new sitcom “Animal Control” (Feb. 16), a workplace comedy about animal control officers.

from the fox “Accused” it’s less about eccentric characters than a programming puzzle. It’s a weekly anthology series in an age when one-season anthologies are all the rage. Perhaps its ace in the hole is the true pitfalls of the crime genre, given the genre’s continued popularity: every week a different criminal case with different characters unfolds. Michael Chiklis (“The Shield”) stars in the Jan. 22 season premiere as a doctor accused of murder with a complicated home life.

Nothing But “Star Wars”

Following Disney+’s “Andor,” the most successful creative (ever?) “Star Wars” entry, animation “Star Wars: The Bad Plot” returns to Disney+ on January 4. The third season of “The Mandalorian” (aka “The Baby Yoda Show”) is back March 1 with the prospect of a “Mando” spin-off “Ahsoka” end of 2023.

PBS highlights

non-fiction mainstays “Antique Tour” (January 2, KCTS) and “Finding your roots” (January 3) are back with new episodes.

On the drama front, 2023 begins with the third season of “Miss Scarlet and the Duke” (January 8th) “Blood of Vienna” (January 8) and entry “Masterpiece” “All Creatures Great and Small” (January 8).

On March 19th, “Call the midwife” returns for its 12th season, and the “Masterpiece” entry “Sanditon” raises the curtain on its third and final season.

Of local note, the premiere of PBS’s “Independent Lens” “Sam Now” (May 8), a documentary that follows Sam Harkness from Seattle, ages 11 to 33, as he searches for the mother who abandoned him.

CBS plans far ahead

It’s never too early for broadcast networks to be thinking about their fall slates, though that’s usually the time of year when broadcasters ask for pilot episodes, not entire series — but there are exceptions. In December, CBS announced an order for a new series with This Is Us star Justin Hartley for the 2023-24 TV season.

In “The Never Game,” based on the best-selling novel by Jeffery Deaver, Hartley will play lone wolf survivor Colter Shaw, who roams the country using his tracking skills to help private citizens and law enforcement officers solve mysteries while also dealing with his own fractured. family.

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