Here Are The Best Shows Renewed For 2022, The Canceled, And An Epic Throwback Rebrand


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The latest round of television renewals, launches and cancellations pretty much dropped in full Monday.

Top of the list of those coming back is the already iconic Korean hit “Squid Game,” which reportedly took 12 years to bring to the screen but took less than 12 days to become the most popular Netflix series ever, according to Too Fab. Other longer-form shows set to come back include HBO’s “The Righteous Gemstones” and Paramount’s “Yellowstone,” the outlet noted.

It’s the smaller, shorter shows that I’m most excited to see return, like FX’s “What We Do In The Shadows,” which has already been renewed for seasons five and six, according to the outlet. The fourth season is set to premiere on July 12, and it must be a banger to bring back everyone’s favorite vampires for another two seasons already.

If you’ve not seen it, I also recommend “Welcome to Flatch,” the latest 20-minute comedy from Fox that is essentially America’s answer to “Letterkenny.” Other shorter show favorites that’ll be coming back include “Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens,” “Upload,” and “How I Met Your Father.”

The reality show I’m most excited for has to be “The Hills: Next Gen.” This iconic series used to follow the lives of Lauren Conrad, Heidi Montag, and so many other classic Hollywood reality stars before “The Kardashians” and “Selling Sunset” started dominating the space.

Unfortunately, from the descriptions, “The Hills: Next Gen” sounds like it’s going to be really woke, with creators reportedly promising a “more diverse” cast, and storylines that focus on race, identity, addiction and family drama, according to Prime Timer. Oh, and it’s set in Malibu rather than the Hollywood Hills. That’s probably because Malibu has slightly fewer homeless encampments than Los Angeles, which would make filming easier, I’m sure.

Of course, fan-favorite reality shows “The Bachelor” and “Bachelor In Paradise” will be back this year, Too Fab noted. Please don’t talk to me about any “Real Houseswives” though. I am not here for that. (RELATED: REVIEW: Bo Burnham Roasts Joe Biden In The Catchiest Way Possible)

Some of the shows I’m surprised to see on the list of those renewed include “Our Flag Means Death,” which I just didn’t get. It wasn’t bad. It just wasn’t that funny or clever in my opinion. The same with HBO’s “Barry,” which constituted great background noise at best.

The one I really cannot fathom receiving a new season is “Big Sky.” Not only have I never met anyone who’s seen the show, could anyone actually get through it if they tried? I managed to make it through to the third episode of season 1, but the embarrassingly cringe writing and acting made my teeth itch.

How could this trash get renewed when “Magnum P.I.” one of the cutest shows ever made ever, got canceled? I’m going to predict that “Magnum” will get picked up by another network sometime soon, as there’s even a Twitter account hounding people with the hashtage “SaveMagnumPI.”

The CW has canceled almost all of their shows by the looks of things, but they’ve dropped things like “The Vampire Diaries” and “Jane The Virgin,” over the years despite their popularity, according to Screen Rant. My favorite procedurals coming back include “9-1-1” and “9-1-1: Lone Star,” and “The Rookie.” Who else is stoked to see where Lucy and Tim’s romance goes? I know I am!