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Yellowstone—a neo-western starring Kevin Costner as the patriarch of modern-day ranch royalty in Montana—was one of the most-watched shows in the United States (usurped only by football game broadcasts on Thursday and Sunday nights) from 2021 to 2022. So a spinoff was a no-brainer. This one is a prequel, set against a backdrop of a pandemic, Prohibition and the Great Depression. Also, it stars two more Oscar winners, Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren, as members of the Dutton clan and forebears of Costner’s character.
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Best known as the legal whiz who wooed a certain future duchess on Suits, Patrick J. Adams is back in another romantic lead role, this time opposite Karine Vanasse, Quebec’s answer to Claire Danes. The pair play a couple who have split when Adams’s character gets a chance to travel back in time and revisit some of his poor choices. Things get complicated when he realizes his past actions have present-day consequences (clearly someone hasn’t heard of the butterfly effect).
CBC, February 27
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Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches
A young neurosurgeon must return home to New Orleans after her mother dies, and what she finds at the old mansion is, well, a lot more burdensome than dust bunnies. Contending with her family’s supernatural legacy does not come easily to a woman of science, played by Alexandra Daddario (the newlywed with the horrible husband in The White Lotus). Expect ghouls, goblins and potential crossover plots with Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire, which exists in the same universe and premiered last year as a TV series.
AMC, January 8
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Cook At All Costs
It’s Top Chef meets Deal or No Deal as amateur epicures bid against each other for the best ingredients. But before you reach for the truffle oil, there’s a catch: the home cook with the winning dish gets to keep whatever cash they didn’t spend. So maybe flank steak really is as good as a filet mignon. Canadian chef Jordan Andino (of Late Nite Eats on the Cooking Channel) leads a cast of rotating judges.
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When their patriarch drops dead, members of the Richards family are left to negotiate the future of his cosmetics empire—and things get ugly even before the coffin is in the ground. Basically it’s Succession with chicer outfits, better hair, and action on both sides of the pond. Creator and writer Abby Ajayi has called the series a love letter to Black London. Her previous credits (Inventing Anna and How to Get Away with Murder) tell us she’s well versed in writing about diabolical women.
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This legal anthology series that looks at crime from the defendant’s point of view is based on a BAFTA-winning BBC series of the same name—and nobody does crime drama quite like the Brits. According to executive producers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa (who co-created Homeland), episodes will feature thorny plotlines tackling contemporary issues around race, gender, income inequality and social-media FOMO. Also, plenty of famous faces: Rachel Bilson, Abigail Breslin, Michael Chiklis, Margo Martindale and Molly Parker, to name a few.
Global, January 22
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