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Top 35 Must-Watch TV Shows 2023

Mark your calendar with these 35 new and returning shows in 2023. From Netflix to HBO, there's something for everyone to watch on SmartMove's top 35 list of streaming shows.

Looking for new TV shows to binge while counting the days until Spring? You’re in luck! From brand new series to the most anticipated new seasons, 2023 is shaping up to be another great year in entertainment.

Where to Watch 2023's Top 35 Most Anticipated TV Shows

1. Ginny & Georgia: Season 2

Where to Watch: Netflix

In the latest season now streaming on Netflix, Ginny (Antonia Gentry) learns that her mother Georgia (Brianne Howey) was accountable for the deaths of her birth father and stepfather. Will Ginny end things completely? Can Georgia allow her to? Will Georgia hide her knowledge of the theft from the mayor's office as well? The bombshell of the dead dads from the first season's finale must be rectified. Georgia is very adept at hiding her tracks, but now she has to deal with her daughter.

2. Vikings: Valhalla: Season 2

Where to Watch: Netflix

The new season of Vikings: Valhalla, now streaming on Netflix, continues the Norse tradition started by History Channel's Vikings. It stays with renowned Viking heroes Leif Erikson, Freyds Eirksdóttir, and Harald Sigurdsson as their quest to explore and conquer new regions encounters new obstacles and adversaries.

3. Hunters: Season 2

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

In this historical dramedy set in the 1970s, Jonah (Logan Lerman) is back on the case after spending the first season picking up where his grandmother and her team left off in their covert agreement to track and hunt Nazis. Jonah believes Adolf Hitler's death was a cover-up and that the Führer is still alive and well. The Hunters probably won't be able to capture every Nazi, but whatever they can do to lessen the Nazi population will be beneficial. All episodes are now streaming on Prime Video.

4. Servant: Season 4

Where to Watch: Apple TV+

Servant, by executive producer M. Night Shyamalan and author Tony Basgallop, tells the tale of a couple who, after suffering a terrible loss, allow a mystery entity into their house. The fourth season, now streaming on Apple TV, comes to a close with the confrontation between Leanne and the Church of Lesser Saints.

5. The Last of Us: Season 1

Where to Watch: HBO Max

The Last Of Us, which is based on a video game of the same name, takes place 20 years after a fungal brain infection decimates the world's population and turns people into horrific zombie mutants. The now-streaming HBO show centers on Ellie (Bella Ramsey), a teenage girl who appears to be immune to the bizarre disease, and Joel (Pedro Pascal), the man tasked with transporting her out of a quarantined area and across the United States. Together, they travel across the apocalyptic country to potentially save the world.

6. Night Court: Season 1

Where to Watch: NBC and Peacock

The original Night Court judge Harry Stone's daughter Abby Stone (Melissa Rauch) takes up her late father's gavel. She rules over a courtroom with a new public defender (India de Beaufort), bailiff (Lacretta), clerk (Kapil Talwalker), and prosecutor Dan Fielding (John Larroquette). Night Court is back in session and prepared to hear a fresh batch of strange and eccentric cases during the late shift.

7. That '90s Show: Season 1

Where to Watch: Netflix

It has been 20 years since a bunch of idle teenagers taught us about 70’s-era love and groovy recreation in Point Place, Wisconsin. The parents from the original series, That '70s Show, Kitty (Debra Jo Rupp) and Red Foreman (Kurtwood Smith) now welcome their grandkids into their house in the Netflix sequel. What will get many of us to push play are the cameos by That '70s Show actors Topher Grace, Mila Kunis, and Ashton Kutcher bringing us a fun reunion.

8. The Company You Keep: Season 1

Where to Watch: ABC and Hulu

Con artist Charlie and undercover CIA agent Emma fall in love after a night of passion, despite the fact that their careers are unintentionally colliding. While Charlie intensifies the family business with the intention of permanently leaving, Emma works to close in on the vengeful criminal who is in possession of Charlie's family debts, compelling them to face the lies they have told in order to save themselves and their families from dire repercussions. The program, available on ABC and Hulu, is based on "My Fellow Citizens," a program from the Korean Broadcasting System.

9. Poker Face: Season 1

Where to Watch: Peacock

Knives Out writer-director Rian Johnson sticks with the whodunit subgenre with this 10-episode mystery-of-the-week series, taking thematic cues from shows like Murder She Wrote and Columbo. It centers on investigator Charlie (Natasha Lyonne) who is exceptionally good at spotting deception. Every episode features Charlie driving her Plymouth Barracuda into a new town full of strange people and crimes that she can't help but solve.

10. Wolf Pack: Season 1

Where to Watch: Paramount+

A gang of teenagers (Armani Jackson, Bella Shepard, Chloe Rose Robertson, and Tyler Lawrence Gray) is brought together by a wildfire and quickly learns that the full moon causes them to shift into werewolves. Sarah Michelle Gellar, who once defeated a vampire, plays a detective who stumbles into a world filled with more superstitious creatures as she looks into murders that might not have been committed by a typical animal.

11. Not Dead Yet: Season 1

Where to Watch: ABC and Hulu

The comedy, which is loosely inspired by Amanda Potter's autobiography Confessions of a Forty-Something F**k Up, stars Gina Rodriguez as a journalist who, when her fancy life and romance go south, returns to work at her former small-town daily. As an obituary writer, she is recruited and develops a genuine, ahem, connection with some of the people she covers. You can catch new episodes on Wednesdays on ABC or stream the series on Hulu.

12. The Flash: Season 9

Where to Watch: The CW

A terrifying new foe threatens Barry Allen's (Grant Gustin) last stand. But before Barry and Iris (Candice Patton) can finally enjoy a quiet existence, Team Flash will come together one final time to defend Central City and provide some hope. Or perhaps something quite different will take place.

13. Star Trek: Picard: Season 3

Where to Watch: Paramount+

The follow-up to Star Trek: The Next Generation centers on non-admiral Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart), who is trying to come to terms with his retirement from the Enterprise while also making sense of his Starfleet background. Yet some things forced him back into the captain's seat. Can he finally get what he wants while (again) rescuing the galaxy? Catch the latest season, now streaming on Paramount+.

14. Carnival Row: Season 2

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

The fantasy series explores what happens when people mistreat magical beings. These "critches" fight humans for their freedom in the second season, now streaming on Prime Video. This puts Stonemoss, a faery played by Cara Delevingne, and retired human cop Philo (Orlando Bloom) in the center.

15. Ted Lasso: Season 3

Where to Watch: AppleTV+

There is little information about where Ted Lasso's tale will go as it begins the third season on Apple TV+ in March, but there is a lot of speculation that this may be the show's final season. With an earnest, aw-shucks American mentality, the comedy follows the lovable American football coach as he revitalizes an English football (soccer to those of us on this side of the pond) team. From the first season, people all around the world have fallen in love with Jason Sudeikis' charming character Ted, and the show's upbeat formula hasn't yet become stale.

16. Outlander: Season 7

Where to Watch: Starz

This summer, the debut of the seventh season of the historical romance airs on Starz. This story follows Caitriona Balfe's time-traveling doctor and her devoted, upstanding-to-a-fault spouse Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) after Claire was (erroneously) jailed for murder in the previous season finale. It is inspired by An Echo in the Bone, the seventh novel in Diana Gabaldon's series.

17. True Lies: Season 1

Where to Watch: CBS and Paramount+

The American action television series True Lies, created by Matt Nix and Anthony Hemingway, is based on the 1994 movie of the same name. The show is scheduled to premiere on CBS and Paramount+ on March 1, 2023. The main character of the show is a suburban housewife who learns that her computer consultant husband is a competent international spy, and together they work to save the world and their marriage.

18. Daisy Jones & The Six: Season 1

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

Riley Keough, a nepo grandchild, plays the titular Stevie Nicks-like heroine in this tale of a band originating from the 1970s Los Angeles music scene. The show is based on the popular Taylor Jenkins Reid novel of the same name. Starring Camila Morrone, Sam Claflin, and Suki Waterhouse, the much-anticipated series will start streaming on March 3, 2023.

19. The Mandalorian: Season 3

Where to Watch: Disney+ and Disney Channel

There are several upcoming Star Wars shows and even more of those promising Marvel shows on Disney+. The Mandalorian is one of those favorites that’s come back for another season on March 1. Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal), expelled from the Children of the Watch, travels to Mandalore, the planet of his adopted warrior species, in an effort to atone for his alleged transgressions. His son Grogu and prospective Mandalorian leader Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) are traveling with him.

20. Yellowjackets: Season 2

Where to Watch: Showtime

The show pivots back and forth between the 1990s when a plane carrying high school soccer players crashes and falls in an eerie wilderness, and the present, when some of the survivors are still hiding their true identities and how they managed to survive for almost two years. While the show is fiction, the creators loosely based it on the two things - the 1972 Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 tragedy and the novel Lord of the Flies. Stream the new season starting on March 26, 2023.

21. Outer Banks: Season 3

Where to Watch: Netflix

A teen recruits his three closest friends to help him search for a fabled treasure tied to the disappearance of his father. Our treasure hunters find themselves on a peaceful private island, but will it stay that way? Outer Banks Season 3 will launch on February 23, according to Netflix.

22. Snowfall: Season 6

Where to Watch: Hulu and FX

In Los Angeles, the crack cocaine epidemic began in the early 1980s. Ambitious Lucia, the daughter of a Mexican crime lord who distributes marijuana around the city, convinces her family to venture into the more hazardous and lucrative realm of cocaine because she views it as a potential source of income. Her involvement with the new substance puts her on a collision path with people like Franklin, a young street entrepreneur seeking power, and Gustavo, a former Mexican wrestler embroiled in a power battle within a criminal organization. Season 6 is now available through Hulu and FX.

23. The Reluctant Traveler: Season 1

Where to Watch: Apple TV+

If you love traveling, then the Reluctant Traveler, now streaming on Apple TV+, is the show for you. Follow Eugene Levy as he explores hotels and locations while traveling to some of the most stunning and fascinating places on earth, including Costa Rica, Finland, Italy, Japan, the Maldives, Portugal, South Africa, and the United States. Levy immerses himself in the culture and enjoys the local cuisine as he ventures around each destination.

24. A Million Little Things: Season 5

Where to Watch: Hulu

It's been stated that friendship is made up of a million tiny things rather than one large one. That is undoubtedly the case for a group of Boston friends who came together unexpectedly. While some have found success and others are having difficulty in their relationships and employment, all of them feel stuck in life. It just takes one of them to pass away suddenly for the others to start living again. Along their journey, they learn that friends can often be the only thing that can save them from falling into their own traps. Catch the latest season now streaming on Hulu.

25. American Idol: Season 21

Where to Watch: ABC

American Idol is back for season 21, airing on Sundays through May 21. Singers with big aspirations from all around the world compete in a succession of difficult rounds in the world’s most beloved singing competition.

26. Fear the Walking Dead: Season 8

Where to Watch: AMC

This grim thriller, a precursor to AMC's hugely successful "Walking Dead," is driven by reports of a fast-changing world for unknown reasons. Madison Clark, a guidance counselor at a high school, tells the tale as a bereaved mother responsible for raising two kids on her own while continuing her post-apocalyptic relationship with English teacher Travis Manawa. Unexpected turbulence makes it more difficult for their families to integrate, and a required survival of the fittest takes hold. The final season of Fear the Walking Dead begins with the debut of season eight in May 2023.

27. Mayfair Witches: Season 1

Where to Watch: The Roku Channel

Rowan Fielding (Alexandra Daddario) is a perceptive young neurosurgeon who learns that she is the improbable successor to a dynasty of witches. As she wrestles with her newly discovered abilities, she must also battle a terrible shadow that has followed her family for decades. Season one is now streaming on the Roku Channel.

28. Next Level Chef: Season 2

Where to Watch: Fox

In order to identify the next big thing in the culinary world, chefs Gordon Ramsay, Nyesha Arrington, and Richard Blais seek out and mentor outstanding cooks as they compete in a one-of-a-kind culinary gauntlet. New episodes air on Sundays on Fox.

29. Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story: Season 1

Where to Watch: Netflix

Shonda Rhimes will soon release a Netflix limited series called Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Tale. The Netflix series is a Bridgerton prequel and spin-off that will center on the young Queen Charlotte's ascent to fame and power. There will be six episodes of the series, which will debut on May 4, 2023.

30. The Last Thing He Told Me: Season 1

Where to Watch: Apple TV+

Based on Laura Dave's novel of the same name, The Last Thing He Told Me is an upcoming thriller miniseries for Apple TV+. Jennifer Garner will play the lead role in the miniseries, which was created by Dave and Josh Singer. The show follows Garner’s character as she deals with issues of family, loyalty, and trust. The debut date has been set for April 14, 2023.

31. Bob’s Burgers: Season 13

Where to Watch: TBS

TBS comedy classic Bob’s Burgers returned for another season late last year and is said to be renewed for seasons 14 and 15 through 2025. Continue following third-generation restaurateur Bob Belcher, his devoted wife Linda, and their three quirky kids Tina, Gene, and Louise on their daily adventures of owning and running their family burger joint.

32. Married at First Sight: Season 16

Where to Watch: Lifetime

Lifetime reality favorite Married at First Sight is back for season 16. Married at First Sight features participants who consent to take part in a rigorous experiment: Each promises to get into a lawful marriage with an unknown person. A spiritualist, a relationship counselor, and a sociologist are among the specialists who utilize scientific methods to find each pair who won't have met or spoken to one another until the wedding day. The subsequent episodes of the series detail the progression of (or lack thereof) each couple’s relationship, including honeymoons and other related married-life events. At the end of the experiment, after a designated period of time, each couple must choose whether to stay together or part ways.

33. Dear Edward: Season 1

Where to Watch: Apple TV+

Now streaming on Apple TV, this is the tale of Edward Adler, a young man who survives the crash of a plane in which all of the other passengers—including his family members—die. While Edward and others attempt to make sense of life following the accident, unanticipated friendships, relationships, and communities are created.

34. Hello Tomorrow!: Season 1

Where to Watch: Apple TV+

In a retro-futuristic society, charming salesperson Jack Billings is in charge of a group of colleagues who are all out to improve the lives of their clients by peddling timeshares on the moon. The science fiction dramedy stars Billy Crudup and is now streaming on Apple TV.

35. Shadow and Bone: Season 2

Where to Watch: Netflix

The future of Alina (Jessie Mei Lei) and Mal (Archie Renaux) remains uncertain, but the danger, as hinted at in the Shadow and Bone season 1 conclusion, is just getting started. In Season 2, premiering March 16, General Kirigan (Ben Barnes) reemerges with much greater powers.

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