New TV Shows Released In 2022 That Everyone Should Check Out
There are so many fantastic TV shows out there, and watching them can be an excellent way to relax. This guide will give you the low-down on all the best TV shows being released in 2022.
2022 is set to be an exciting year for TV, and if you want to know which shows to look out for, this guide is for you.
Let's get started and explore the best TV shows out there today.
Why Engaging in TV Shows Is a Great Way to Relax and Unwind
When we think of stress-relieving activities, our minds may automatically go to activities like exercise or meditation. Although they have been proven to help people unwind, there is good news for all our TV lovers out there.
Research suggests that watching a TV series back-to-back helps people relax and gives people the time they need to rest and re-energise.
TV can act as an excellent distraction for a lot of us. It can be easy to get caught up in the complexities of everyday life. Often, there is no better feeling than distracting our overworked minds with one of our favourite shows.
Watching a TV show that we enjoy can release endorphins. It helps to improve our mood by making us feel good whilst we watch.
Some TV shows can even evoke emotion. We can seek stress relief by having a well-needed cry to our favourite drama or get ourselves into fits of laughter by watching our favourite comedy series.
Whatever you choose to watch, there is no denying that TV is loved by many people worldwide. In 2020 alone, around 27 million homes in the UK had televisions, and that number continues to rise in 2022.
Major Streaming Services to Consider for The Best New TV Shows
We are sure Netflix is a streaming site that needs no introduction as it remains one of the most popular. You’ll struggle to get bored of this service as there is a constant stream of new original TV shows.
Netflix also already boasts an extensive catalogue of existing shows. A subscription for this platform will cost you £5.99 per month. However, if you want a full HD picture quality at 1080p, then be expected to pay £9.99 per month.
Now, it has never been easier to watch some of the best new TV shows with the help of video streaming sites. You’ll even find that some TV shows are exclusively released onto specific platforms.
So, what are some of the best UK streaming services available right now? Take a look at our top picks below.
There are plenty of articles out there that give you advice on how to save money on your subscription. They can certainly be worth a read. Netflix has become a popular site for its original TV shows. You may already be familiar with some of them - like Orange Is the New Black and Stranger Things.
NOW is certainly on a mission to give Netflix a run for its money. This growing streaming service is owned by Sky and offers up to 11 channels depending on your chosen membership.
You can find the channel list online to find the best TV shows you and your family will love. This subscription service gives the viewer choice. For example, Now lets you choose what you want to watch using passes. There are four available these are:
- 1. Entertainment
- 2. Cinema
- 3. HayU
- 4. Sports
Introductory rates start at £4.99 and can go up to £33.99 per month. As for new TV shows, NOW updates them weekly, so there is always something for you to watch. After a quick online search, you will be able to find some of the best new shows released onto NOW each month.
If you want to gain access to original new shows, compelling dramas, and award-winning series, then Apple TV+ could be the streaming service for you. This ad-free service has a catalogue of exciting shows and is one of the cheapest streaming services coming in at £4.99 per month.
The great thing about this service is that it offers a seven-day free trial. So, you can try - before you buy. Typically, Apple TV+ will release three episodes of a new series on its release date. After that, it will release one episode each week.
If you love to binge on the latest US reality TV series, then Hayu will soon become your ideal streaming service. Often, here in the UK, we cannot watch a new US reality TV series on its release date.
However, one of the great things about Hayu is that you can access newly released episodes on the same day as the US. You can start your subscription with a 30-day free trial. If you wish to continue after 30 days, you will need to pay £4.99 per month.
New TV Shows to Check Out
We all know that technology has advanced to the point of watching TV online.
2022 is an exciting year for TV. With so many new releases coming your way, viewers will be spoilt for choice. Below, we have outlined some of the best new TV shows that you should keep your eye on.
This Is Going To Hurt (BBC One)
This drama television series may sound familiar as it is based on a famous memoir by comedy author and former doctor - Adam Kay. The series follows the life of an NHS junior doctor on an obstetrics and gynaecology ward.
Viewers will gain insight into a doctor’s challenging world, including the gruelling, long shifts, excessive parking charges and terrifying responsibilities. The series is sure to be full of emotional twists and turns. Although there is no release date, the series is rumoured to release in early 2022 on BBC One. This is one you don’t want to miss.
Trigger Point (ITV)
Vicky McClure is back with a new explosive thriller after her recent blockbuster success in BBC One’s Line of Duty. Trigger Point is a brand-new ITV drama set to give viewers insight into the challenging world of anti-terrorism police work and the everyday lives of those working in the Bomb Disposal Squad for the Metropolitan Police force.
The six-part series was created by award-winning Jed Mercurio, who hopes that this new drama will encourage more women to train as bomb-disposal experts. You can learn more about Trigger Point and its compelling storyline through various online resources. It is certainly one that is sure to make headlines.
The Woman In The House Across The Street From The Girl In The Window (Netflix)
Yes, you’ve read that right! Although the name of this upcoming TV miniseries sounds somewhat confusing, the Americana dark comedy thriller is set to be an exciting one with a star-studded cast including Kristen Bell and Tom Riley.
The story follows the life of a heartbroken woman named Anna who stares out of her window, watching the world go by. It is not until a handsome new neighbour moves in across the street that Anna starts to feel like life is looking up.
That’s until she witnesses a horrific murder of all proportions... or did she? The miniseries is set to release onto Netflix in early 2022.
Suspicion (Apple TV+)
If you like to sink your teeth into a good TV thriller, then Suspicion could be one to watch. This upcoming TV series is based on the Israeli thriller TV series called False Flag. The series stars Uma Thurman, who plays a famous businesswoman named Katherine Newman.
Her 21-year-old son is kidnapped from a prestigious hotel in New York. When the kidnapping footage turns viral, four British citizens become prime suspects. The show will release on Apple TV+ in February 2022. The trailer has already been released, and it is sure to leave you wanting more.
Hard Cell (Netflix)
Netflix has teamed up with the hilarious Catherine Tate to produce a six-part comedy - Hard Cell. This women's prison mockumentary will follow the lives of prisoners in the fictional HMP Woldsley. Viewers will meet various characters from inmates to staff working at the prison.
Both funny and touching, the TV series is thought to give insight into what life may be like in a British women's correctional facility. There is no set release date yet, but Catherine has revealed it is coming in 2022, so keep your eyes peeled.
The Ipcress File (ITV)
You may be familiar with The Ipcress File, as it is a famous spy novel published in the 1960s by Len Deighton, which sold 10 million copies worldwide.
The story went on to be a film and is now being made into an upcoming TV spy thriller. The series follows a spy named Harry Palmer (played by Joe Cole) who finds himself amid a dangerous undercover mission.
The aim? to find a missing British nuclear scientist. The show is set in the Cold War era and features a star-studded cast. The adaption of this well-loved novel is certainly one to be watched. The show is set to release on ITV in early 2022.
The programmes above are just a small snippet of what’s to come. Take a look at the long list of some of the new TV’s shows that are set to grace our screens in 2022. Some of your old favourites are also coming back with new series. Grab the popcorn, because TV just got a lot more exciting.
New TV Shows:
- 1. Conversations with Friends (BBC Three)
- 2. Sherwood (BBC One)
- 3. The Gilded Age (Sky Atlantic)
- 4. Inside Man (BBC One)
- 5. House of the Dragon (Sky Atlantic)
- 6. The Devil’s Hour (Amazon Prime Video)
- 7. Litvinenko (ITV)
New Series Of Existing TV Shows:
- 1. Killing Eve (BBC One)
- 2. The Crown (Netflix)
- 3. Peaky Blinders (BBC One)
- 4. Derry Girls (Channel 4)
- 5. Happy Valley (BBC One)
- 6. The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)
- 7. Bridgerton (Netflix)
Some Existing Shows to Consider Binging
Although there are plenty of new TV shows this year to get stuck into, some memorable series already exist. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best existing shows that you should consider binging. Take a look below.
Schitts Creek (Netflix)
If you love the feel-good factor of a comedy, Emmy award-winning Schitts Creek could be the perfect binge-watching programme for you. The series follows a wealthy family of four who falls on hard times.
The family are forced to take up residence in a motel in the rural, peculiar town of Schitt’s Creek - a town they once brought as a joke. As each episode unfolds, you watch the hilarious Rose family leave their pampered lives behind as they try to rebuild their empire from their only remaining asset – Schitt’s Creek.
You may already be familiar with this comedy, as it has taken social media by storm since its release back in 2015. Now, you can't travel far on sites like Twitter without spotting endless Schitts Creek reaction GIFs. There is certainly a character to reflect every mood.
Throughout each episode, you’ll find yourself warming to each character – although it is hard to pick a favourite! An iconic love story also begins to unfold. If you want a series that you can sink your teeth into, then this is it.
The US Office (Netflix)
The Office (US) has quickly become one of the most famous American mockumentary sitcoms out there. This hilarious TV series follows the lives of office staff who work in the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of a fictional paper company called Dunder Mifflin.
It first aired back in 2005 and made a total of nine series. Throughout each series, you get to know a plethora of co-existing personalities in the office. The story unfolds over time with numerous plot twists, romances and subplots.
Michael Scott, the horrendously quirky office manager, is a central character in this well-loved sitcom. Played by Steve Carell, you cannot help but warm to this hilarious character. There are times where you’ll cringe at his actions whilst the next minute, you are rolling around on the floor with laughter.
As the series unravels, you get invested in these characters lives. At times, it is hard to believe the series is fictional as some of the storylines are so relatable. The US office is certainly a must-watch, and with 201 episodes to watch, it will certainly keep you entertained for hours on end.
Game Of Thrones (Amazon Prime Video)
If you haven't heard of Game of Thrones already, where have you been? Since its release in 2011, the American fantasy drama has taken the world by storm.
The series tells viewers a story about a medieval country's civil war. We watch as nine families wage war against each other in the hopes of gaining control over the mythical land of Westeros.
If you are looking for a show to binge, then this is it. The fantast drama consists of eight different series. It is full of action-packed storylines that are sure to have you on the edge of your seat.
The best part? It is easily one of those series that you could watch over again and again. You can watch each series through Amazon Prime Video.
Stranger Things (Netflix)
If you prefer to get stuck into a sci-fi thriller, then Stranger Things could be the show you are looking for. Set in the 1980s in the state of Indiana, the series follows a group of young friends. They encounter supernatural forces and secret experiments by the government.
As the curious group make it their mission to find answers, they find themselves in some spine-chilling situations. A series of extraordinary mysteries start to unravel, and you’ll certainly find it difficult to switch off.
Stranger Things is a Netflix original series. Currently, all episodes are available on there. It has been reported that season 4 could be coming in Summer 2022. So, there is no better time to binge-watch the old series in preparation for the new one.
Modern Family (Amazon Prime Video)
Who doesn't love to sink their teeth into a good Sitcom now and again? Modern Family is a US mockumentary that has won over the hearts of many viewers since its release in 2009. The show has produced 11 seasons and follows the lives of three modern-day families from California.
Viewers watch as each family tries to tackle the complexities of everyday life, from quirky spouses to challenging jobs. It is certainly a hilarious perception of everyday family life. You can watch Modern Family on Prime Video.
Again, those are just a small snippet of some best TV shows that are worth a good binge-watch. Haven't spotted anything you would like? Take a look at our list below for some more ideas. There is sure to be something for everyone, from knee-slapping comedies to tense thrillers.
- 1. Line of Duty (BBC & Netflix)
- 2. Queer Eye (Netflix)
- 3. Breaking Bad (Netflix)
- 4. Black Mirror (Netflix)
- 5. Downton Abbey (Netflix)
- 6. The Fresh Prince of Bel Air (BBC iPlayer)
- 7. Power (Netflix)
- 8. Friends (Netflix)
After reading this blog, it is no surprise that your TV watch list for 2022 is growing. There really is something out there for everyone, so you can find the best TV shows to suit your tastes.
If you are unsure whether a new release will be best for you, don’t hesitate to delve into the storylines online. New TV releases are constantly reported on in the press, so you won't struggle to find the information you need.
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