‘Promised Land’, ‘Welcome to Wrexham’ and more new shows not to be missed
This is an excerpt from TV Guide Magazine’s Preview 2022 issue. For more on what’s coming to TV and streaming in the new year, pick up the issue on newsstands Thursday, January 13.
When it comes to TV, 2022 is full of options ranging from multi-generational family dramas like ABC Promised land to unscripted docuseries like FX’s Welcome to Wrexham. Below, we round up some of the must-watch titles on TV this year.
The rides take place before a fall in this story of billionaire Uber CEO Travis Kalanick (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), who presided over a toxic and sexist atmosphere at the ride-sharing company he helped found before he died. to be kicked out in 2017. To prepare, the actor spoke to fellow contractors. “He made some spectacularly bad choices, but he [was also] loved by many of his team. That complexity made it intriguing,” says Gordon-Levitt. The show, which stars Kyle Chandler, is not limited to Uber. “Guys preaching ‘Win at all costs!’ in the biggest tech companies do the world no good. (Sunday, February 27, 10/9c, Showtime) —Kate Hahn
A suspicious life insurance policy. A murder plot involving the impersonation of a Deadline NBC producer. A ballpoint pen suicide attempt. The absurd details of Missouri’s Pam Hupp and her schemes are perfect for six episodes of “grounded drama with a dash of dark comedy,” says showrunner Jenny Klein. Oscar-winning actress Renée Zellweger transforms into Hupp, accused of the 2011 murder of her colleague Betsy Faria (Katy Mixon) after initially fingering her husband Russ Faria (Glenn Fleshler). “Pam reminded me of the moms I knew growing up in Illinois,” Klein notes. “It was chilling to find out how she maneuvered around this quiet Midwestern town to get what she wanted.” (Tuesday, March 8, 10/9c, NBC) —Linda Maleh
Saginaw, Michigan, Tom Smallwood was laid off from his assembly line job at GM in 2008, and he ultimately made the bold choice to pursue his dream of becoming a professional bowler. This true story inspired the opening setting of this family-centric sitcom, starring Tom (Pete Holmes, crackle) receiving the warm support of his beloved wife (Katie Lowes, To analysedal) and the local bowling alley owner who coaches him (Chi McBride, Hawaii five-0). Executive producer Brian d’Arcy James is looking for everyone’s charm of Holmes to hit hard with viewers. “What I hope is that people will say, ‘Yeah, I just want this guy to win. “” (Thursday, March 31, 9:30 a.m./8:30 p.m., CBS) —Robert Edelstein
A soapy saga about life in a thriving vineyard in California’s Sonoma Valley, this multi-generational drama is really about the American dream: “what it takes to get there and what it takes to stick with it once you’ve done it,” says executive producer Matt Lopez. The formidable Latino patriarch Joe Sandoval (John Oritz) plans to hand over the vines to his daughter Veronica (Christina Ochoa). But with the return of his ambitious son Antonio (Tonatiuh), his stepson Mateo (Augusto Aguilera) yearning for acceptance, and Joe caught up in a love triangle (along with his wife and brother!), the grapes will only be not the only things crashing. (Monday, Jan. 24, 10/9c, ABC) —Linda Maleh
Another Ken Burns project, another comprehensive and essential look at all sides of great history: Benjamin Franklin was instrumental in establishing this United States…but he also possessed and enslaved human beings. “He was never done with himself,” says biographer HW Brands in this four-hour docuseries. “He always thought it was a work in progress.” Mandy Patinkin brings Franklin’s lyrics from the 18th century to life. (Monday-Tuesday, April 4-5, 8/7c, PBS, check local listings at pbs.org) —Avril P. Bernard
Zombie-obsessed viewers probably already know what to expect from the six standalone episodes of this new franchise entry: “A lot of it came from fan questions,” says Walking Dead Universe Content Director Scott M. Gimple, who admits that unique moments like villain Negan’s (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) Season 10 flashback hour are his favorites. These “isolated stories,” as Gimple calls them, “potentially do very, very different things, with different genres, new characters in different situations and places in the shows timeline.” (Summer, AMC and AMC+) —Emilie Aslanian
move, Ted Lasso! Philadelphia is always sunnyRob McElhenney and ‘Deadpool’ himself, Ryan Reynolds, get into football with this new comedy docuseries chronicling their attempts to revive the struggling British soccer club they bought together in 2020. The show – which marked a two-season order – should be both a classic tale of Wrexham Red Dragons players and a look at how the Welsh working-class town handles these two goofy outsiders. (TBC, FX) —Damien Holbrook