Best Returning Shows of 2022
HBO is still the king of multi-season TV, even without SuccessionBY ZACH JANUARY 3, 2023 - Updated JAN 7, 2023
There was so much tv returning this year after extended hiatus due to COVID that I was able to create an additional Top 22 list of returning shows in addition to my 22 Best New Series list this year.
It's not all good tv, which is why I decided only to flesh out my commentary on the top 10, but I decided to publish the full rankings of 22. (In total I watched about 30 seasons of returning shows this year.)
Some interesting observations first. Netflix still makes a lot of TV, but with the exception of The Crown, they make a lot of pretty mediocre TV, coincidentally filling all of the bottom 4 spots on this list. HBO, despite failing to crack the top 10 in my New Shows list this year, had an incredible run with their returning shows this year, taking 6 of the top 10 spots.
Lastly, I just want to say I still have not seen any of Atlanta or Reservation Dogs but they are probably better than half the shows on this list.