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The 17 TV shows we’re still looking forward to in 2022

The 17 TV shows we’re still looking forward to in 2022

From House of the Dragon and Lord of the Rings to home-grown comedies and returning favourites, here is our list of the best shows to come.

  • by Louise Rugendyke

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Stuck, sunk, bogged or buried? Aussie Salvage Squad has the answer

Stuck, sunk, bogged or buried? Aussie Salvage Squad has the answer

In a new series of the reality show, salvage experts Taylor Smith and Luke Purdy bring their skills to flood-ravaged Lismore.

  • by Melinda Houston
We’ve fallen for TV dating shows, but what’s love got to do with it?

We’ve fallen for TV dating shows, but what’s love got to do with it?

There’s nothing authentic about dating shows, so why do we subscribe to the idea that the participants will find ‘true love’?

  • by Abbir Dib
‘Walls missing, a million cameras’: What it’s like going from TV show viewer to star

‘Walls missing, a million cameras’: What it’s like going from TV show viewer to star

Angelina Thomson, a long-time fan of Home and Away, has joined the Summer Bay cast as the keyboard player of rock band Lyrik. You could call it a dream come true, and that’s before meeting Alf.

  • by Ben Pobjie
After 15 seasons of Mad As Hell, Shaun Micallef finds a show with joy

After 15 seasons of Mad As Hell, Shaun Micallef finds a show with joy

Shaun Micallef’s new high-school quiz show Brain Eisteddfod is “more me than I’ve ever been”, says the multi-hatted comedian as he farewells Mad As Hell and turns 60.

  • by Ben Pobjie
Real ‘cringe comedy’ is taking over television. You can thank Borat

Real ‘cringe comedy’ is taking over television. You can thank Borat

There’s a new breed of American comedians using unscripted slices of the real world to make us laugh.

  • by Jason Zinoman
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The cosy crime genre turns playfully meta in Magpie Murders

The cosy crime genre turns playfully meta in Magpie Murders

Magpie Murders, adapted by Anthony Horowitz from his own novel, is a smart crime drama that asks questions about the popularity of the genre.

  • by Debi Enker
How Rhea Seehorn changed the future of hit show Better Call Saul

How Rhea Seehorn changed the future of hit show Better Call Saul

Rhea Seehorn’s straight-arrow lawyer Kim was created for the Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul, prompting many to fear what will come of her character as Saul’s finale looms.

  • by Austin Considine
This cyberwar thriller leans into real-world events and it’s alarming

This cyberwar thriller leans into real-world events and it’s alarming

Director Peter Kosminsky’s exceedingly well-made thriller The Undeclared War stars Simon Pegg and newcomer Hannah Khalique-Brown in a career-making performance.

  • by Brad Newsome
‘Unhinged madness’: Five stars for comedy’s reigning king of cringe
★★★★★
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‘Unhinged madness’: Five stars for comedy’s reigning king of cringe

The Rehearsal picks up threads from cult series Nathan For You, but escalates them to maniacal levels.

  • by Robert Moran
‘Simply mesmerising’: Crime thriller Black Bird showcases a rare talent
★★★½
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‘Simply mesmerising’: Crime thriller Black Bird showcases a rare talent

This based-on-fact story is meant to belong to Taron Egerton’s Jimmy, but it’s the man playing opposite him who steals the show.

  • by Karl Quinn