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The most anticipated TV shows of 2023

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Chile. Television is about to be Good Next year. Or so we hope.

2022 gave us some hits and plenty of glitches when it comes to TV gems. And although the news of cancellations and mergers leaves us a little shaken (goodbye, “Love Life”), there are some series that promise a bright side for 2023.

The culture team at HuffPost put our heads together and created a list worthy of binge-watching weekend or lively group chat. Some shows have hit their stride and earned their stripes, while others are still early in their game but are just as addictive. There are some newcomers we’re also keeping an eye on.

Here’s to a year of TV worth watching. *clink clink*

Programs we know and love

“Succession”, Season 4

There must be some HBO exec somewhere checking out “Succession” creator Jesse Armstrong and begging him to get us Season 4 ASAP. I’ve certainly been feeling that anticipation ever since the end credits rolled on that sensational season 3 finale last December, and it’s lifted my jaw off the floor after realizing that Tom (Matthew Macfadyen, who won an extremely deserved Emmy) had cheated on his wife Shiv (Sarah Snook). What will happen to our favorite scheming rich white family next? Go the “rebel alliance” of the Roy brothers to work? Or will it fail spectacularly, like every other time either of them has tried to escape Patriarch Logan’s (Brian Cox) cycle of abuse? There are many more general questions we could see explored in the new season, premiering sometime this spring on HBO. But let’s be real: none of the details matter much. As soon as Nicholas Britell’s opening theme plays, and as soon as one of the characters unleashes the first of many deliciously cutting insultswe’re all in. All bangers, all the time. — Marina Fang

Brian Cox as Logan Roy in
Brian Cox as Logan Roy in “Succession”.

“Power Book II: Ghost,” Season 3

“Power Book II: Ghost” really came into its own in its second season. this scene alone, when Queen Monet Tejada (Mary J. Blige) attacks her daughter Diana (LaToya Tonodeo) after she reveals family secrets at the dinner table, it still sticks in the back of my brain as a real demonstration of Blige’s acting skills . (She apparently improvised the moment.) With two major deaths in Season 2 – and Tariq’s sister Yaz finally being reunited with her mother – we’re hoping to find out what Tariq and the team are up to ASAP. —Erin Evans

“Never Have I Ever,” Season 4

Saying goodbye to a great show is often bittersweet. For the past three seasons, Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher’s wonderful coming-of-age comedy “Never Have I Ever” has been a balm to my weary soul. He created stars from his young cast, led by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan like schoolgirl Devi, and veteran actors like Poorna Jagannathan and Sarayu Blue the kind of beautifully rich roles that are often unavailable to South Asian women in Hollywood. While it’s sad to say goodbye, it’s also nice when a show, especially one centered around people of color, starts to go out on its own terms. in an interviewJagannathan told me that filming the final season was in part about her character ― Nalini, Devi’s mother ― “delivering[ing] Devi in ​​adulthood as a more complete person.” For a show that has explored personal growth with such tenderness and consideration, I have no doubt it will deliver Devi and Nalini, and all of us, a great ending. — Fang

“P-Valley” left us with one of the most beautiful moments on television in the season two finale: Lil Murda (J. Alphonse Nicholson) and Uncle Clifford (Nicco Annan) slow dancing to Jeffrey Osborne’s “Love Ballad.” I cannot rave enough about this cast, featuring amazing turns from Nicholson, Annan, Brandee Evans and other amazing actors. There’s a lot to look forward to next season. I’m desperate for Keyshawn (Shannon Thornton) to get out of this abusive relationship, and so hopeful that Lil Murda and Uncle Clifford can find their version of happily ever after. Big Bone (Miracle Watts) blew me away the day she showed up and fell in love with Diamond (Tyler Lepley), and Roulette (Gail Bean) is dangerous and such an intriguing character. Here’s hoping we get more mess – and more love – in Season 3. — Evans

Brandee Evans landed her breakout role in
Brandee Evans landed her breakout role on “P-Valley” after a series of traumatic events set her on a path of self-discovery through dance and acting.

“The Crown”, Season 6

One of my criticisms of “The Crown” season 5 was that, narratively, it felt a little weak and like it was delaying the inevitable. We all know what’s about to happen! But understandably, creator Peter Morgan was saving big for the sixth and final season of the Netflix drama, which will cover Princess Diana’s (Elizabeth Debicki) death and aftermath, and the British royal family weighing its relevance at the start of the new millennium. . (The final season will also test whether this In time, I’ll be able to suspend disbelief watching Dominic West as Prince Charles.) Wherever you stop in the show (including the often pointless debates about its historical inaccuracy), there’s no doubt that it’s a pleasure to watch, with its sumptuous sets and costumes and its rotating cast in anthology style, each ensemble of actors bringing their own take on royalty. And amid new real-life questions about the royal family being woefully late, the final season of “The Crown” will certainly give us plenty to discuss. — Fang

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Hitting your stride

Sarah Jessica Parker and Sarita Choudhury in
Sarah Jessica Parker and Sarita Choudhury in “And So So…”

Photography by Craig Blankenhorn/HBO Max

“And Just Like That,” Season 2

We at HuffPost’s culture desk officially declare that this show, the much-discussed revival of HBO Max’s “Sex and the City,” it was probably unnecessary. And still, we couldn’t stop talking about it. That’s the dilemma of “And Just Like That” Season 2: No, this didn’t need to be renewed for another season, but am I going to watch it (and then gossip about it)? Absolutely. However, if we’re going to do this again, the show must change the narrative of the original central characters and give us more Sarita Choudhury! And please, make better wigs. — Fang

If there’s one thing Starz and 50 Cent know how to do, it’s tell the story of a drug and money laundering syndicate and make it as entertaining as it is violent. That’s exactly what this show is about, loosely based on the true stories of brothers Demetrius (“Big Meech”) and Terry Flenory. The brothers created the Black Mafia Family, popularly known as the BMF, in the 1980s in Detroit. The first season established the gang’s early influence and redefined Loose Ends’ “You Can’t Stop the Rain” for audiences. In season two, we’ll be watching as Meech continues to embark on drug dealing while Terry tries to go legit with his new car business. — Taryn Finley

“Yellowjackets”, Season 2

Only one thing to say here, they better start eating people in the season opener. — evans

This reimagined version of the beloved ’90s sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” was honestly so much better than many reboots that came out around that time. The 10-episode first season did a very good job of using the troubled history of basketball phenom Will Smith (Jabari Banks) as the centerpiece to build Will’s new world with his family in Bel-Air, Los Angeles. Last season, we saw each character choose a family, most notably Phil Banks (Adrian Holmes), who spent the season running for office only to drop out to support Vivian Banks (Cassandra Freeman) in her career. The upcoming season should be an interesting one, as the teaser trailer hints at a major theme of each character leaning more in their own way. — finley

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newcomers

In November, Netflix ordered “Neon,” an eight-part comedy about three friends from a small Florida town who move to Miami hoping to make it big in reggaeton. Created by author and former educator Shea Serrano, the upcoming series stars one of our favorite “Insecure” and “Abbott Elementary” series regulars, Courtney Taylor. I’m a general fan of Serrano’s work and online presence, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that Katelina Eccleston, who changed the culture at HuffPost, consulted on the series alongside one of my former colleagues. As someone who enjoys the music genre, I’m looking forward to the amplification of reggaeton on screen. I hope this Latino-led series, with a young, multiracial cast, becomes a mainstay; fingers crossed, we’ll be able to follow the careers of these (hopefully) rising stars. ― Ruth Etiesit Samuel

“The Mayfair Witches of Anne Rice”

Despite their growing popularity, witch narratives haven’t been very inspired lately. But if anyone could infuse texture, pathos and visceral fear into a story, it was the late Anne Rice. And after AMC gave us the really great racing-oriented adaptation of “Interview with the Vampire” earlier this year, expectations are now through the roof for “Mayfair witches.” The story follows a modern-day neurosurgeon (Alexandra Daddario) who discovers (supernaturally, of course) that she comes from a long line of witches. The drama ensues. Here for it. – Candice Frederico

My husband – I mean, Emmy-winning actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is set to star in “Wonder Man,” Marvel’s upcoming series for Disney+. Abdul-Mateen is no stranger to playing comic book characters; he played Black Manta in “Aquaman” and Doctor Manhattan in HBO’s “Watchmen”. I’m not a huge comic book fan, so I’m not very up to date with Simon Williams’ adventures, but luckily Abdul-Mateen is intriguing enough to draw me in. evans

“Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World”

Lately, there has been a lot of interest in hip-hop’s origin story, including A&E’s “Origins of Hip-Hop” documentary series earlier this year. And with the music genre’s 50th anniversary in 2023, you can probably expect a lot more discussion around this milestone. “Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the Word” on PBS, developed by rap pioneer Chuck D and his manager, Lorrie Boula, aims to comprehensively trace the history of music, exploring how it chronicled and amplified what was happening in black America from the 1970s to the present day. Including interviews with musicians and chroniclers, this sounds like a history lesson worth revisiting. — Frederick

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