In no particular order here are the 17 best TV shows that debuted in 2022. They are well-written, well-casted, and we were engaged throughout the season. Check out the 17 best tv shows that debuted in 2022 below.
Jabari is a charming, streetwear-clad artist on the cusp of real success. After a chance run-in with his cool new photographer neighbor, Meadow, Jabari has to figure out whether he can make space for love in his life.
While this list is not in any particular order, we have to kick the list off with Entergalatic. Kid Cudi turned his album into an animated “television event” that is really well done, cast, and styled.
More people should check this series/event because we guarantee you will fall in love with the storyline and the visuals.
Creator: Scott Mescudi and Kenya Barris
Cast: Scott Mescudi, Jessica Williams, Tyrone Griffin Jr., Timothée Chalamet, Laura Harrier, Vanessa Hudgens and more
After a father dies he leaves his multi-million dollar company to the two kids he abandoned years before.
The show is full of drama but without being over the top as we watch Nina not only save and elevate her father’s company but go head to head with her step mother in law who wants to take back the company that she thinks her and her kids deserve.
Creator: Abby Ajayi
Cast: Deborah Ayorinde, Hugh Quarshie, Sarah Niles, Adeyinka Akinrinade, Ola Orebiyi, Nneka Okoye, and Emmanuel Imani
Stream: Prime Video
The Man Who Fell to Earth
This well written series tells the story of an alien who comes to Earth with a mission to save his species based on his ideas of what life should be like.
But once on earth he realizes his perspective was far too narrow. The performances of all the stars on top of the material makes this a must-see
Creator: Jenny Lumet and Alex Kurtzman. Based on The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis
Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Naomie Harris, Annelle Olaleye, Clarke Peters,and more
The Gilded Age
A wide-eyed young scion of a conservative family embarks on a mission to infiltrate the wealthy neighboring clan dominated by ruthless railroad tycoon George Russell, his rakish son, Larry, and his ambitious wife, Bertha. Old New York the 1880’s.
Even if you aren’t a fan of period pieces you will love this telling of life during the Gilded Age. The series breaks down the social classes, conflict, and economic changes the countries was going through including the Black elite in a salacious and intriguing way.
Bonus: Salli Richardson-Whitfield directed a few episodes and is executive producer
Creator: Julian Fellows
Cast: Carrie Coon, Morgan Spector, Louisa Jacobson, Denée Benton, Taissa Farmiga and more
Stream: HBO Max
Based on a true story, Amahle “Amy” Wheeler, an American student studying in Italy, meets and falls in love with Lino, a Sicilian chef. When Lino faces health issues and the couple’s future is threatened, the two families come together.
Be prepared to fall in love and then cry hysterically because you fell in love.
Creator: Attica Locke based on Tembi Locke’s memoir From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home.
Cast: Zeo Saldana, Eugenio Mastrandrea, Danielle Deadwyler, Keith David, Judith Scott, Kellita Smith, Lucia Sardo, Paride Benassai, Roberta Rigano, and Terrell Carter.
Jax Stewart is known to be the most brilliant and fearless defense attorney in Los Angeles who bucks the justice system at every chance she gets; she’s judged for her questionable ethics and wild interpretations of the law until she’s needed.
The main character Jax gives a well rounded view on a boss woman who has it all — the job, the family, the marriage, the friends, the confidence. And she shows us just how complicated that can be.
Creator: Raamla Mohamed
Cast: Emayatzy Corinealdi, McKinley Freeman, Tim Jo, Angela Grovey, Thaddeus J. Mixson, Aderinsola Olabode, Michael Ealy and more
Mo is a hilarious series about a Palestinian refugee constantly living one step away from asylum on the path to U.S. citizenship.
The series educates and entertains us as we watch Mo straddle the line between two cultures, three languages and a ton of foolishness. It’s full of Houston love and pride and when we say languages we really mean they speak English, Spanish, Arabic.
Creator: Mohammed Amer, Ramy Youssef
Cast: Mo Amer, Farah Bsieso, Omar Elba, Teresa Ruiz, Tobe Nwigwe
Set roughly a decade in the future, with some new technology that has changed society in subtle ways, a VR gamer is delivered a connection to an alternate reality, as well as a dark future of her own.
Creator: Scott B. Smith
Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Gary Carr, Jack Reynor, JJ Feild, T’Nia Miller, Louis Herthum, Chris Coy, Eli Goree and more.
Stream: Prime Video
In a nightmarish town in middle America that traps everyone who enters, unwilling residents strive to stay alive and search for a way out. But they are plagued by the terrifying nocturnal creatures from the surrounding forest. Secrets are hidden in the town itself.
It’s hard to describe how good this show truly is except to say, watch it and you will understand exactly what we mean.
Creator: John Griffin
Cast: Harold Perrineau, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Eion Bailey, David Alpay, Elizabeth Saunders and more
Stream: Epix (MGM+)
There’s a lot of dysfunction yet structure with this characters and their storyline. There’s a lot of misunderstanding and then understanding. And the writing is so solid as we watch a young chef from the world of fine dining come home to Chicago after his brother commits suicide. There he now-runs his family’s Italian beef sandwich shop which is left behind debts, a rundown kitchen, and an unruly staff.
Creator: Christopher Storer
Cast: Jeremy Allen White, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ayo Edebiri, Lionel Boyce, Liza Colón-Zayas, Abby Elliott
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grye
A lonely 91-year-old man with dementia is temporarily able to remember his past and uses the time to investigate the death of his nephew.
Creator: Walter Mosley
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Dominique Fishback, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams, Damon Gupton, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Walton Goggins
Stream: Apple TV+
Let The Right One In
The lives of Mark and his daughter, Eleanor, were forever changed 10 years earlier when she was turned into a vampire. As Eleanor is only able to go out at night, Mark does his best to provide her with the human blood she needs to stay alive.
Creator: Andrew Hinderaker based on Let the Right One In; by John Ajvide Lindqvist
Cast: Demián Bichir, Madison Taylor Baez, Anika Noni Rose, Grace Gummer, Ian Foreman, Kevin Carroll and more
The acting is perfect and the drama is felt as we follow the ups and downs and messiness of this Korean immigrant family across four generations as they leave their homeland in an indomitable quest to survive and thrive.
Creator: Soo Hugh
Cast: Soji Arai, Jin Ha, Jun-woo Han, In-ji Jeong, Eun-chae Jung, Min-ha Kim, and more.
Stream: Apple TV+
When the Sandman, aka Dream, the cosmic being who controls all dreams, is captured and held prisoner for more than a century, he must journey across different worlds and timelines to fix the chaos his absence has caused.
Creator: Developed by Neil Gaiman & David S. Goyer & Allan Heinberg based on “The Sandman” by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg
Cast: Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Tom Sturridge, Boyd Holbrook, Vivienne Acheampong, Patton Oswalt, and more
Coming of age dark comedy series about a first generation Haitian-American struggling to overcome the challenges of ‘making it’ in Hollywood, whilst coming to terms with a recent family tragedy.
Creator: Jean Elie and Mike Gauyo
Cast: Jean Elie, Amin Joseph, Karen Obilom, Courtney Taylor, Catfish Jean, Karina Bonnefil, Ana Bowen, Kimiko Singer
While attending Nevermore Academy, Wednesday Addams attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a killing spree and solve the mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago.
If you think it won’t live up to any of the other Addams family adaptations, we promise you it will and better.
Creator: Alfred Gough and Miles Millar based on characters created by Charles Addams
Cast: Jenna Ortega, Gwendoline Christie, Riki Lindhome, Jamie McShane, Joy Sunday and more
Mark leads a team of office workers whose memories have been surgically divided between their work and personal lives; when a mysterious colleague appears outside of work, it begins a journey to discover the truth about their jobs.
It’s one of the best sci-fi thrillers on TV right now and while it is a very slow build up the writing, acting, and psychological messages hidden will have you hooked.
Creator: Dan Erickson
Cast: Adam Scott, Zach Cherry, Britt Lower, Tramell Tillman, Jen Tullock, and more.
Stream: Apple TV+
We Own This City
This is a must-see limited series that gives a glimpse of the real facts of what happens when corruption plague the police department. And how a few can really spoil the bunch. The scary part is that this is a true re-telling and how many more are like Baltimore’s police department.
Creator: Developed by George Pelecanos and David Simon based on “We Own This City” by Justin Fenton
Cast: Jon Bernthal, Wunmi Mosaku, Jamie Hector, Josh Charles, McKinley Belcher III
Stream: HBO Max, Hulu, Amazon
*Abbott premiered with only one episode in 2021 so we’re adding it to our round up of 2022.
The series gives us over the top humor while touching on the hard realities of public schooling especially in an inner city. You won’t just laugh, you’ll learn
Creator: Quinta Brunson
Cast: Quinta Brunson, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Tyler James Williams, Janelle James, Lisa Ann Walter, Chris Perfetti, William Stanford Davis