It's like this: NBCUniversal wants to go head-to-head with Hulu, Netflix and the growing list of services looking to capitalize on the streaming industry. The platform includes TV series, original movies, classics, and live content of all genres, such as sporting events, talk shows, reality shows, and more. Interested? We've rounded up the 55 best series on Peacock available this month below.
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As a parody of MacGyver, the main character (played by Will Forte), brings us the most ridiculous ways to get out of life and death situations, finding random objects to create “useful” tools and equipment. Unlike the real MacGyver, however, MacGruber's missions are often unsuccessful. The character spawned a 2010 film of the same name that was a flop, but the series promises a revamped sequel and a new supporting cast that includes Sam Elliott, Laurence Fishburne, and Billy Zane, along with Kristen Wiig and Ryan Philippe.
Created By: N/A Cast: Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Ryan Phillippe Number of Seasons: 1
Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol (2021)
While initial reviews criticize the pacing and “flat writing”, the main character, beautiful settings, and the story itself make The Lost Symbol worthwhile. worth it – and a lot – for those who have read Dan Brown's books or seen the series of films starring Tom Hanks. Taking place before the events in The Da Vinci Code, Ashley Zukerman stars as a young Robert Langdon enlisted by the CIA to help solve a series of deadly puzzles.
Created by: Jay Beattie, Dan Dworkin Cast: Ashley Zukerman, Valorie Curry, Sumalee Montano Number of Seasons: 1
One of Us Is Lying (2021)
Based on the novel by Karen M. McManus, the story follows four young students who are suspected in the alleged accidental death of another student. It just so happens that they each have secrets that the deceased student—and gossip app creator—was probably about to expose. The Bayview Four, as they are known, are the subject of scrutiny in the media and by their peers. As they process the drama by accusing each other, something strange happens: they start to grow closer to each other due to the shared trauma. The series has been praised not only for its story, but also for the important issues it raises about ethics, stereotypes, and the typical struggles of adolescence.
Created by: Dario Madrona Cast: Marianly Tejada, Annalisa Cochrane, Chibuikem Uche Number of seasons: 1
Peacock knows what you need: you want to see The Office morning, noon and night. This was the most watched series on Netflix last year, and only the first two seasons are free to watch on Peacock – seasons 3-9 are only on the premium tiers. Regardless, this adaptation of the British series far surpassed the original with a cast full of indelible characters and rising stars. Michael Scott (Steve Carell) takes the cake as the clueless boss in this mockumentary about the workplace. But the real heart of this series was the romance that unfolds between Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) and Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer). This is an all-ages sitcom that still recruits new fans every year.
Created by: Greg Daniels Cast: Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer Number of seasons: 9
Watch all seasons, including the latest episodes of the sixth season of this comedy about a group of employees at a fictional superstore called Cloud 9 and their daily experiences, whether it's among themselves as well as with –often– bizarre customers who go shopping there. The series premiered in 2015 to mixed reviews, but has been praised in subsequent seasons for its talented cast and potential. The show went from a 64% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes for season 1 to 100% for subsequent seasons, which suggests it's worth checking out.
Created by: Justin Spitzer Cast: America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Nico Santos, Nichole Sakura, Mark McKinney, Kaliko Kauahi Number of Seasons: 6
Knight Rider (1982)
Revisit David Hasselhoff in his heyday as Michael Knight, a high-tech (at the time, mind you) crime fighter who was accompanied by his assistant artificial intelligence, your car KITT. Far ahead of its time, when the show aired on NBC in the early '80s, it made Hasselhoff a household name and left fans in awe of the concept of a car that could not only talk to you and perform incredible feats. , but he was also quite "aware". Enjoy all four seasons of the series, which left its mark on television history.
Created By: Glen A. Larson Cast: David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, William Daniels Number of Seasons: 4
Miami Vice (1984)
No one could pull off a white suit quite like Don Johnson as James "Sonny" Crockett, working undercover in Miami with his partner Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs, played by Philip Michael Thomas. One of the first procedural crime crime dramas to make its mark, the series ran for six seasons, from 1984 to 1990, all of which are now available on Peacock. The pop and rock music, the style, the images and the unmistakable fashion of the 80s make it unique.
Created by: Anthony Yerkovich Cast: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago Number of seasons: 5
Sanford and Son (1972)
All six seasons of this 70s sitcom are already on Peacock, bringing back a series that made more than one nervous because of its racial humor. Adapted from the British sitcom Steptoe and Son by television hitmaker Norman Lear, Sanford and Son opened the door for many other African-American-led sitcoms. It tells the story of Fred G. Sanford, an older man, caught up in his outdated ways and his interactions with his son Lamont, who constantly tried to get his father to see things from a different perspective.
Created by: Bud Yorkin, Ray Galton, Norman Lear, Alan K. Simpson Cast: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson Number of seasons: 6
Saved by the Bell (2020)
Call it cheesy (which yes, it is), but this attempt to revive an iconic '90s teen sitcom sure works. And while there are plenty of references to those years (along with some returning cast members), the story centers on a new set of characters. Not for nothing, thirty years have passed, and a new generation of children attends Bayside. But when Governor Zack Morris (yes, Zack himself) integrates young people from poor schools into the most prestigious in the city, things get interesting. Beneath the seemingly one-dimensional surface of the sitcom are clever storylines and dialogue that promotes self-confidence and acceptance, veiled by constant mockery of stereotypes and outdated technology (yes, they found a way to get the phone back from brick). Fans of the original series will appreciate the surprises, while a new legion of fans will find a whole new group of guys to relate to. The second season premieres on November 24, 2021.
Created by: Tracey Wigfield Cast: Haskiri Velazquez, Mitchell Hoog, Josie Totah Number of seasons: 2
Conflict between the owners of a large cattle ranch and their neighboring neighbors, including an Indian reservation and land speculators, is at the heart of this Paramount Network series , which has aired for three seasons since 2018. The series touches on political issues, including the billions of dollars made from land grabbing and buying and selling of politicians, as well as violence that can sometimes get downright nasty while various groups fight for power and influence. The idea is that the Dutton family, which owns and controls the largest ranch in the country, represents the best and worst of America. The series, which stars Kevin Costner in the title role, got off to a rocky start, but the reviews have improved a lot in seasons 2 and 3.
Created by: John Linson, Taylor Sheridan Cast: Kevin Costner, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes Number of seasons: 4
Enjoy now the ninth season of this thrilling drama starring Raymond “Red” Reddington – brilliantly played by James Spader – a career criminal known as the Janitor of the crime. Being at the top of the FBI's most wanted list, he baffles the authorities when he voluntarily turns himself in. But there is one condition (or trap, rather): he will help them take down the most notorious criminals, including those who don't even know they exist, in exchange for his freedom. The offer is too good to say no, despite apparent ethical (not to mention legal) concerns. But Red proves his worth, even as the FBI must turn a blind eye to the fact that he's profiting from the elimination of his enemies. Also, FBI agent Elizabeth Keen doesn't know why Reddington is so intent on protecting her. With fast-paced intensity and a different villain in every episode, this series will get you hooked.
Created by: Jon Bokenkamp Cast: James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Ryan Eggold, Parminder Nagra, Harry Lennix, Amir Arison, Mozhan, Marno, Hisham Tawfiq Number of seasons: 9
Law & Order: Organized Crime
Organized Crime, the latest in a series of Law & Order, was strong from the start, thanks to an exciting premise and a returning character. Christopher Meloni, who played Detective Elliott Stabler in the first 12 seasons on SVU, comes out of retirement after the murder of his wife. The angle of this series is the investigation of organized crime groups, and the pacing is slightly different, with a single case covered in multiple episodes. For those who prefer a “slow heat” police procedural, Organized Crime will love it.
Created by: Dick Wolf, Ilene Chaiken, Matt Olmstead Cast: Christopher Meloni, Danielle Mone Truitt, Tamara Taylor, Ainsley Seiger, Dylan McDermott Number of seasons: 2
Coming from Sky One and first broadcast in the UK in April 2020, this British police comedy-drama is like no other. Detective John Mayor is killed while on duty, but is then brought back to life a year later as part of an Artificial Intelligence project. Naturally, the first thing he wants to do is hunt down the person who killed him during the sting operation gone wrong. The dynamic between Major and his shocked partner and best friend Roy, the turmoil with his wife Kelly, and the questions surrounding AI. come together to create a pretty entertaining series.
Created by: Tim Miller, Sam Myer, Daniel Peak Cast: Stephen Graham, Daniel Mays Number of seasons: 2
Law & Order: SVU
The Law & The most successful Order and the one with the longest airtime in the US, Law & Order: SVU gets to the core of what fans love about police procedurals, analyzing cases from the moment they are perpetrated. Unlike the original, however, the Special Victims Unit (SVU) tackles particularly troubling cases involving rape, pedophilia, and domestic violence. If some of the stories seem familiar, they are, as the series draws on past and new real-life news headlines, albeit to dramatic effect to create a compelling yet disturbing look at cases that, many times, Sometimes they seem too outlandish to be true.
Created by: Dick Wolf Cast: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Dann Florek, Michelle Hurd, Stephanie March, Ice-T, BD Wong, Diane Neal, Tamara Tunie Number of seasons: 23
Although NBC canceled this series after two seasons, Peacock picked it up for a third and fourth season. That's good news, as the series has received rave reviews and been praised for its genuine humor. Jack Carson Griffin has lost his dream job, which has been assigned to his arch rival. With no choice but to pack up and leave Harvard to return to Ohio and work as a biology professor (talk about demotion!), Jack decides to use his honor roll students to help him get revenge.
Created by: Mike O’Brien Cast: Glenn Howerton, Lyric Lewis, Mary Sohn, Jean Villepique, Tom Bennett, Patton Oswalt, Paula Pell Number of seasons: 4
Predictable as it is in terms of medical dramas, it pays off thanks to its talented cast and plots that, while somewhat ridiculous, are highly entertaining. The story begins with Doctor Max Goodwin who, convinced that his secret cancer diagnosis is a death sentence, runs the hospital the way it should be run, ignoring all the red tape and paperwork that might otherwise keep him from running. adequate medical care will be provided to their patients. Of course, those in control are not very happy with his strategy of not following rules and the risks that this entails, even if deep down they agree with his good intentions. As the series progresses and side plots emerge, it will be easy for you to find a favorite character.
Created by: David SchulnerCast: Ryan Eggold, Janet Montgomery, Freema Agyeman, Jocko Sims, Tyler Labine, Anupam KherNumber of seasons: 4
Departure is a series that could easily have gone under the radar without Peacock's involvement. This British-Canadian production leads investigator Kendra Malley (Archie Panjabi) to investigate a mysteriously downed passenger plane that left only one survivor: Madelyn Strong (Rebecca Liddiard). But there may also be intrigue closer to home for Kendra, as her adoptive son, AJ (Alexandre Bourgeois), has questions about the accident that claimed his father's life, as well as the role Kendra may have played in it.
Created by: Vince Shiao Cast: Archie Panjabi, Christopher Plummer, Kris Holden-Ried Number of seasons: 2
The Amber Ruffin Show
Peacock's own late-night talk show has been very well received, both by critics and viewers who love Ruffin's funny and intelligent approach to the weekly news. Each half-hour episode consists of a mix of sketches and monologues covering entertainment and politics. Ruffin, who works as a writer for the talk show Late Night with Seth Meyers (which shares the same studio), also co-writes this series.
Created by: Amber Ruffin Cast: Amber Ruffin Number of seasons: 1
What happens when a mother suddenly finds herself widowed and caring for her two children, with no job or prospects? In the case of this popular series from Jenji Kohan (Orange Is the New Black) that originally aired on Showtime in the early to mid-2000s, desperate times call for desperate measures. Nancy starts out selling marijuana to support her family, but soon finds herself drawn into the dark criminal and illicit world of drug trafficking. While Nancy isn't Walter White, the series won an Emmy and has a star-studded cast. It's a brilliant story of how far a mother will go to support her family and draw strength from weakness she may never have known she had.
Created by: Jenji Kohan Cast: Mary-Louise Parker, Elizabeth Perkins, Justin Kirk, Tonye Patana, Romany Malco, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould, Andy Milder, Allie Grant, Kevin Nealon Number of seasons: 8
Dr. Death features a star-studded cast that includes Joshua Jackson, Alec Baldwin, Christian Slater, Grace Gummer, and AnnaSophia Robb. That, along with the fact that the crime drama is based on the popular podcast of the same name, makes the series the perfect match for any fan of the true crime genre. Based on the story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch – who was accused of injuring dozens of patients and killing two before having his medical license revoked and being convicted – it is the gripping tale of an evil doctor who makes his own rules.
Created by: Patrick Macmanus Cast: Joshua Jackson, Alex Baldwin, Christian Slater, Grace Gummer, Molly Griggs, AnnaSophia Robb, Dominic Burgess Number of seasons: 1
Immerse yourself in the world of racing as legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. and co-host Matthew Dilner take you through the great cathedrals of the past. Both talk about racetracks that have been abandoned and overrun by nature, welcoming various racing legends as guests in each episode. Earnhardt Jr. is also the creator of the series, which is sure to be a hit with NASCAR fans.
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Created By: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Cast: Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matthew Dillner Number of Seasons: 2
It's no surprise that executive producers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock hit it out of the park with this musical comedy, given their stellar track record that already includes shows like 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Imagine what it would look like if a group of '90s wonder girls reunited decades later with a chance to return. All it took was a hot new rapper to help them out, and suddenly, these women's lives are changed forever, at a time when most would say their glory days were long gone. With a star-studded cast, witty dialogue, and hilarious premise make this series a sure winner on your favorites list.
Created by: Meredith Scardino Cast: Sara Bareilles, Busy Philipps, Paula Pell, Renee Elise Goldsberry Number of Seasons: 1
America's Got Talent
While the panel of judges has changed many times, the talent at the auditions has always been quirky, funny, touching, sweet and even a little weird. A perfect series to watch with the whole family, the show unites and divides families in choosing their favorites. People of all ages from all over the United States, and even the world, come to show their gifts on the big stage, fulfill their dream of sharing their talents with the world and, if possible, win the Las Vegas show and a huge cash prize. It can be a dance troupe, a saber swallower, often a singer. There are no limits to what can be done, and that is precisely what makes this series so much fun. Peacock airs the final season 16 episode by episode after it airs on NBC.
Created by: Simon Cowell Cast: Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum, Terry Crews Number of seasons: 16
Ed Helms is Nathan Rutherford, a member of his town's founding family who works to keep traditions alive and commemorate his ancestors by running the local museum. However, when he learns that the authorities are seeking to have a historic statue moved, he must fight harder than ever to keep his history intact. The series has been very well received by critics and the public, although the former warn that a few episodes are needed before enjoying it. While Rutherford Falls is a sitcom designed to make you laugh, it also features some complex issues facing indigenous people in modern America.
Created by: Ed Helms, Michael Schur, Sierra Teller Ornelas Cast: Ed Helms, Michael Greyeyes, Jana Schmieding, Jesse Leigh, Dustin Milligan Number of Seasons: 1
What if a friend or family member you thought was killed in a plane crash suddenly reappeared five years later, along with everyone else on the missing plane? No one has any idea where they've been for the last five years, and what's more: they haven't even aged a single day. This is the premise of Manifest, which analyzes what happens when "The Returned" of Flight 828 try to reintegrate into life, with families that have moved on and not a few friends, neighbors and acquaintances who see them as evil spirits who want to make damage. The stories get stranger as the series progresses and the passengers begin to experience strange premonitions and visions. Too cheesy? maybe; but it could be the "escapist" series you need right now.
Created by: Jeff Rake Cast: Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J.R. Ramirez, Luna Blaise, Jack Messina, Parveen Kaur, Matt LongNumber of seasons: 3
Feeding the nostalgic desire of those who grew up on the original series in the '80s, Soleil Moon Frye reprises her role as the main character. The original is based on a sad and unbelievable sob story: Punky is a young waif who hides out in an apartment building, eventually befriending the elderly landlord who finds her and takes it upon himself to raise her. In the series we now see, Punky has grown up and is raising her own children as a single mother. But when she meets a young woman who reminds her of herself as a child, Punky's memories flash back to her own troubled childhood. Early reviews say the show is "stuck in the past," but wasn't that the idea?
Created by: Steve and Jim Armogida Cast: Soleil Moon Frye, Lauren Lindsey Donzis, Quinn Copeland, Oliver De Los Santos, Noah Cottrell, Cherie Johnson, Freddie Prinze Jr. Number of Seasons: 1
In a sea of reboots, revivals, and recycled concepts, Modern Family was a refreshing addition to the primetime comedy lineup when it debuted in 2009. Not surprisingly, it won Emmys in its first five seasons. In the style of a filmed mockumentary, the story follows the Pritchetts and their respective "modern" families, which include the older Pritchett patriarch, Jay, and his much younger Colombian wife (Sofia Vergara); Jay's son Mitchell, her husband, and their adopted daughter; and Jay's high-strung daughter Claire, her goofy husband Phil, and their three children. Each episode is filled with double entendres, clever misunderstandings, hilarious dialogue, and wonderful acting as family members go about their daily lives. The segments are broken up with sit-down interview snippets as the characters reveal their true thoughts and motivations to an unidentified cameraman. This same mysterious cameraman is also often the subject of fourth wall breaking characters. It's rare these days that a sitcom can literally make you laugh out loud, but it's almost a guarantee that this will happen with every episode of this series.
Created by: Christopher Lloyd, Steven Levitan Cast: Ed O'Neill, Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould, Rico Rodriguez Number of seasons: 11
Everybody Loves Raymond
Embodiing the idea of a traditional Italian-American family and "favorite" child, Everybody Loves Raymond is considered one of the funniest sitcoms of all time. Much of the story centers on the dry and sarcastic Ray (Ray Romano) and his family as they deal with their overbearing mother and surly father who, because they live across the street, have no limits and appear frequently. His mother adores him, his older brother still lives with his parents, and his wife lives dealing with a constant stream of passive-aggressive insults from her controlling and manipulative mother-in-law.
Created by: Philip Rosenthal Cast: Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, Madylin Sweeten, Doris Roberts, Peter Boyle, Monica Horan Number of seasons: 9
King of Queens
Doug and Carrie Heffernan are a working-class married couple in New York with no children, struggling to survive. What makes things especially difficult, however, is that Carrie's demanding and conniving elderly father, Arthur, lives in the basement. Doug is the relatable husband: he has a traditional job and loves to watch sports, eat junk food and hang out with friends. Carrie, meanwhile, is the demanding but sweet and loving wife who is trying to find the balance of her career while caring for her often unbearable father.
Created by: Michael J. Weithorn, David Litt Cast: Kevin James, Leah Remini, Jerry Stiller, Patton Oswalt, Victor Williams, Nicole Sullivan Number of seasons: 9
The comedian self-produced this series with the help of actress Sandra Bullock, playing a fictionalized version of himself raising a family with his wife, including a rebellious teenage daughter and a dyslexic son. While this is a comedy (with lots of funny, witty dialogue and relatable conversations), at the center of the story was Lopez's troubled past, including a neglectful, alcoholic mother who hid from her the fact that her father was still alive. . Nowadays, sitcoms and series focused on Latino characters are quite common. But in the early 2000s, George Lopez was a trailblazer who helped open the door and inspire more shows about Latino families.
Created by: Bruce Helford, George Lopez, Robert Borden Cast: George Lopez, Constance Marie, Luis Armand Garcia, Masiela Lusha, Valente Rodriguez, Belita Moreno, Emiliano Diez, Aimee Garcia Number of seasons: 6
Before playing a Jedi in the Star Wars universe, Rosario Dawson headlined Briarpatch, an atmospheric mystery series. Dawson plays Allegra “Pick” Dill, a researcher who returns to her hometown of San Bonifacio, Texas, after the death of her sister, Felicity. Naturally, there's more to Felicity's disappearance than meets the eye, and there are a number of people who don't want Allegra to get to the truth. But she's too formidable to give up without getting the answers she wants.
Created by: Andy Greenwald Cast: Rosario Dawson, Jay R. Ferguson, Edi Gathegi, Brian Geraghty Number of seasons: 1
Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
There aren't many shows that can seamlessly blend comedy, drama, and musical extravaganzas. But Zoey's extraordinary playlist has a world of its own. Jane Levy stars as Zoey Clarke, a programmer who gains the ability to hear and see the secret thoughts and desires of nearly everyone around her, expressed through music and dance. Zoey uses her new gift to communicate with her father, Mitch Clarke (Peter Gallagher), as he deals with startling physical decline. She also helps other people deal with their problems while also struggling with her own romantic feelings for her classmates Max (Skylar Astin) and Simon (John Clarence Stewart).
Created by: Austin Winsberg Cast: Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Alex Newell Number of seasons: 2
Following its early cancellation by Showtime, all seven seasons of Ray Donovan have a new home in Peacock. Liev Schreiber stars in the series as Ray, a talented "problem solver" for the rich and powerful. Essentially, Ray makes these bugs "disappear" by any means necessary, and—of course—he mostly operates outside the law. However, Ray is intimidated by his father, Mickey Donovan (Jon Voight), who returns to his life after a stint in prison. The entire series is available on Peacock, though whether or not it will get a revival remains to be seen.
Created by: Ann Biderman Cast: Liev Schreiber, Paula Malcomson, Jon Voight Number of seasons: 7
The Curse of Oak Island
This reality show follows brothers Marty and Rick Lagina, a duo of treasure hunters who have spent their lives traveling Oak Island, located on the Atlantic coast of Oak Island. Nova Scotia, Canada, in search of legendary treasures. The educational series also teaches about the history of the island and the lives of those who, in the past, searched for treasure on its shores. As the brothers go on their journeys in each episode, they discuss recent discoveries, theories, and other stories.
What makes this series so compelling is that the Lagina brothers have been passionate about this quest for a long time, ever since Rick read fascinating stories about Oak Island in a 1965 issue of Reader's Digest when he was just 11 years old. .
Created by: Prometheus Entertainment Cast: Rick Lagina, Marty Lagina, Dan Blankenship, Dave Blankenship Number of Seasons: 7
Save Me Too
With the first season called simply Save Me, this British drama was created by and stars The Walking Dead / Fear the Walking Dead's Lennie James. After her 13-year-old daughter goes missing, Nelson (James' character) embarks on a journey to find her. Nelson hasn't seen his daughter in a decade, but to clear his name, he must find out what happened and locate her. Coupled with grieving the loss of a daughter he didn't even know, the irony that Nelson now has to search for a person he didn't want in his life to begin with – his own daughter – makes for an interesting premise. The first season received overwhelmingly positive reviews, with critics praising its ability to blend elements of family drama, detective work, and comedy all into one series.
Created by: Lennie James, Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan, Marlon Smith Cast: Lennie James, Suranne Jones, Stephen Graham, Jason Flemyng, Susan Lynch, Kerry Godliman, Nadine Marshall, Barry Ward, Jimmy Walker Number of seasons: 2
This Is Us
While you won't be able to watch the entire series, you will be able to enjoy the latest episodes. The multi-Emmy award-winning series jumps across several decades, looking at the lives of the Pearson family, including parents Jack and Rebecca, three children Kate, Kevin and Randall, and their respective families as adults. Each season and episode takes viewers on a deeply emotional journey as they experience the tragedy, heartwarming moments, looks back, and even flash-forwards, that have shaped family dynamics. The wonderful cast, which includes various groups of actors playing children of different ages, is fascinating to watch, along with the progressive makeup and old-fashioned wardrobes for the flashbacks. Just have a box of tissues nearby.
Created by: Dan Fogelman Cast: Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan, Jon Huertas Number of seasons: 5
Hailing from Canada, this medical drama follows Bashir “Bash” Hamed, a Syrian refugee and doctor who begins to rebuild his life and career in a Toronto, Ontario hospital after emigrating to Canada. Unlike many of the other medical dramas, the focus in this one is Bash's struggle as an immigrant, as well as his unique abilities and intuitive nature that make him able to diagnose patients' problems much faster than his peers. This is due, in large part, to his time working in a war zone during the Syrian Civil War, and seeing countless injuries and illnesses. NBC acquired the US broadcast rights for this series, which has already been renewed for a second season.
Created by: Joseph Kay Cast: Hamza Haq, Laurence Leboeuf, John Hannah, Ayisha Issa, Jim Watson Number of seasons: 1
This highly rated crime drama is based on Stephen King's trilogy of novels and the character of Bill Hodges. (The Holly Gibney character, from these same books, also inspired the HBO miniseries The Outsider.) Hodges, a retired detective, remains haunted by the one case he could never solve: a serial killer known as Mr. Mercedes, who murdered 16 people after driving a stolen vehicle (a Mercedes, of course) into a line of people. Though haunted by this cold case, Hodges is also further tortured by a fiercely intelligent young psychopath named Brady Hartsfield. A fourth season has yet to be confirmed, although it hasn't been officially canceled either.
Created by: David E. Kelley (based on Stephen King novel trilogy)Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Harry Treadway, Kelly Lynch, Jharrel Jerome, Scott Lawrence, Robert StantonNumber of seasons: 3
Originally broadcast on BBC One in 2019, this British mystery crime drama is set in present-day London where Detective Inspector Rachel Carey (Holliday Grainger) has arrested a corporal of the UK Special Forces named Shaun (Callum Turner) for an alleged kidnapping and murder. Mysteriously, as security camera footage leads him to the dock, he is adamant that it's all a conspiracy and he didn't do it. Somewhere in the middle of the drama lies the truth. There are only six episodes in the first season of this series that has been called "a fascinating revitalization of a tired genre."
Created by: Ben Chanan Cast: Holliday Grainger, Callum Turner, Ben Miles, Laura Haddock, Barry Ward, Ralph Ineson Number of seasons: 1
Relive all seven hilarious seasons of this comedy, created by Tina Fey and also starring this hilarious woman along with Alec Baldwin, Jane Krakowski and Tracy Morgan. The series is loosely based on Fey's real-life experiences as head writer for Saturday Night Live. It pulls back the curtain to show scenes from a fictional stand-up comedy sketch, while also poking fun at the inner workings and unique personalities involved in such a fast-paced and outlandish show. The series won many awards and accolades throughout its run and is often included in lists of best comedies.
Created by: Tina Fey Cast: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer, Scott Adsit, Judah Friedlander, Alec Baldwin, Katrina Bowden, Keith Powell, Lonny Ross Number of seasons: 7
Loosely based on the 1989 Ron Howard film of the same title and its second television adaptation, this comedy-drama ran for six seasons from 2010 to 2015. It is about the lives of three generations of the Braverman family, including the patriarch, matriarch, and their four children and their respective families. With Craig T. Nelson, Dax Shepard, Lauren Graham, and Erika Christensen among the cast, it's not surprising that the series has been well received.
Created by: Jason Katims (based on the Ron Howard film) Cast: Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, Monica Potter, Erika Christensen, Sam Jaeger, Savannah Paige Rae, Sarah Ramos, Max Burkholder Number of seasons: 6
Friday Night Lights
Running for five seasons from 2006 to 2011, starring Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton, this sports drama was inspired by the nonfiction book by H. G. Bissinger in 1990 and in the 2004 film adaptation, it was praised for its realistic portrayal of American football and Midwestern culture. It was popular with critics and viewers alike, who ascribed to it candid, raw, fresh, and absorbing labels.
Created by: Peter Berg Cast: Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Gaius Charles, Zach Gilford, Minka Kelly, Adrianne Palicki, Taylor Kitsch, Jesse Plemons, Scott Porter, Michael B. Jordan Number of seasons: 5
Saturday Night Liveand each of them through this service. Peacock will offer episodes from all 44 seasons of the show, as well as the latest when it airs on NBC.
Created by: Lorne MichaelsCast: VariousNumber of seasons: 46
For many, Cheers is one of the best sitcoms to ever hit television, and on Peacock you can relive all 11 seasons of this '80s and '90s classic. Every episode takes place in that bar where everyone knows your name; in it we saw the interactions between those who worked there and their clients. With a cast that included Ted Danson, Woody Harrelson, Rhea Perlman, Kelsey Grammer, and Kirstie Alley, to name a few, it's no surprise that this series has become a classic.
Created by: Glen Charles, Les Charles, James Burrows Cast: Ted Danson, Shelley Long, Nicholas Colasanto, Rhea Perlman, George Wendt, John Ratzenberger, Kelsey Grammer, Woody Harrelson, Kirstie Alley, Bebe Neuwirth Number of seasons: 11
Just a day after Fox abruptly decided to cancel this sitcom after five seasons, NBC bought it for a sixth. And at the end of 2019, it was already renewed for an eighth season. The series stars former Saturday Night Live cast member Andy Samberg, who plays Jake Peralta, an immature NYPD detective in the fictional 99th Precinct who clashes with his very serious new captain. All of the talented cast and clever scriptwriting make this series well worth it.
Created by: Dan Goor, Michael Schur Cast: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti, Andre Braugher, Dirk Blocker, Joel McKinnon Miller Number of seasons: 7
This 2002 military science fiction series was a reinterpretation of the 1978 series of the same name about humans living in a distant point in the cosmos and at war with a race of androids called Cylons that, ironically, they themselves created. After a major attack, only 50,000 humans are left to survive thanks to their ships, and now they must escape to a colony known as Earth. It aired for four seasons. Peacock also plans to do a remake of this series, headlined by Mr. Robot's Sam Esmail. There is no official release date yet.
Created by: Ronald D. Moore (based on the 1978 series by Glen A. Larson) Cast: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, Michael Hogan, Aaron DouglasNumber of seasons: 4
Rewatch all six seasons of this British historical drama set at the turn of the 20th century that traced the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants. Despite being fictional, the series depicts real-life events and their impact on Britain's social hierarchy, from the sinking of the Titanic to the flu pandemic. This series was loved by fans, received a lot of critical acclaim and won a bunch of nominations and Emmys.
Created by: Julian Fellowes Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Brown Findlay, Maggie Smith, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Siobhan Finneran, and others Number of seasons: 6
Parks and Recreation
It's one of those shows that's so funny that it's worth repeating, if you've already had a chance to watch it the first time. The show aired for seven seasons and follows the story of Parks Department employees in a fictional town called Pawnee, Indiana.
The plot of the series focuses on small town politics and bureaucracy to get things done, but you can also get emotionally involved in each character.
This series features a cast led by Amy Poehler that also included Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott and Rob Lowe.
Created by: Greg Daniels, Michael Schur Cast: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Paul Schneider, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, Jim O'Heir, Retta, Billy Eichner Number of seasons :7
The tune "Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs," sung by Kelsey Grammer, is instantly recognizable as the theme of this series, one of the most successful spin-offs to ever hit the mainstream. small screen.
Starting with Cheers, Frasier delved into the story of one of the bar's frequent patrons: Frasier Crane (Grammer), a successful psychiatrist and radio talk show host. Along with Frasier, the series introduced a number of memorable characters, including his aging father Martin (John Mahoney) and his caretaker Daphne (Jane Leeves), his conservative and uptight brother Niles (David Hyde Pierce) and his producer Roz (Peri Gilpin). .
Running for 11 seasons, it's not only one of the most successful spin-offs in television history, but it's also considered one of the best comedies ever.
Created by: David Angell, Peter Casey, David Lee Cast: Kely Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin, John Mahoney Number of seasons: 11
The Carol Burnett Show
Burnett is a pioneer in the world of variety comedy. She revives this original CBS series, which ran for 11 seasons in the '70s and won 25 Primetime Emmy Awards. It is often found in aggregate lists of the best TV series of all time, from sources like TV Guide and Time, to name a few.
Starring other big names in comedy throughout its run, including Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman, Tim Conway and Dick Van Dyke, the show paved the way for others to create memorable skits that can make viewers laugh . Among his best are "As the Stomach Turns" (a parody of the soap opera As The World Turns) and "Kitchen Commercials".
Created By: Carol Burnett Cast: Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Wagoner, Tim Conway, Dick Van Dyke Number of Seasons: 11
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
While The Tonight Show continues its successful run as the most popular late-night talk show, nothing beats the time of Johnny Carson, who hosted it for 30 years, from 1962 to 1992. Go back to the good old days by watching his interviews with celebrities of all stripes, and enjoy his always quick wit and impeccable comedic timing. Remember how some of the biggest names in comedy performed on the show when they were just up-and-comers. And – most of all – enjoy Carson's small talk approach and entertaining segments that late-night talk show hosts continue to try to emulate today.
Created By: Steve Allen, William O. Harbach, Dwight Hemion, Sylvester L. Weaver, Jr. Cast: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon Number of Seasons: 30
The series centers on a group of wealthy, arrogant and successful corporate lawyers in New York who run a firm and win cases by doing whatever it takes to make their clients happy. When they come across a bright, young, aspiring lawyer named Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), the firm's top attorney, Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), hires him on the spot. But there's one small problem: Mike never graduated from Harvard and doesn't actually have a degree or license to practice law. While the series first focuses on how Mike and Harvey become the perfect team while trying to hide the truth, it evolves into much more throughout its nine seasons. Oh, and keep an eye out for Duchess Meghan Markle, who had a starring role in the first eight seasons.
Created by: Aaron Korsh Cast: Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Rick Hoffman, Meghan Markle, Sarah Rafferty, Gina Torres, Amanda Schull, Dule Hill, Katherine Heigl Number of seasons: 9
There have been plenty of medical dramas over the past few decades, but no one has ever managed to top Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie), a surly but brilliant doctor who can't stand the conventions of his job. . Not to mention, he's addicted to painkillers, which gives him a slight edge. But despite his quirks, Dr. House always manages to figure out what's going on with even the most mysterious and perplexing illnesses, often right at the nick of time. While some episodes get weird and can be repetitive throughout the eight seasons, the wonderful performances by Laurie and other cast members make it all highly entertaining yet engaging.
Created by: David Shore Cast: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard, Jennifer Morrison, Jesse Spencer, Peter Jacobson, Kal Penn, Olivia Wilde, Amber Tamblyn, Odette Annable, Charlyne Yi Number of seasons: 8
Before playing Midge Maisel's quirky father in the Amazon Prime Video series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Tony Shalhoub played another unforgettable character in this comedy-drama. Although it is technically a police series, it is also quite funny. Adrian Monk (Shalhoub) is a detective who suffers a nervous breakdown after the death of his wife, which in turn worsens his obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) related symptoms. Still, Monk manages to get back to work as a private detective, solving every case that comes across his desk. The series won eight Emmy Awards and broke audience records.
Created By: Andy Breckman Cast: Tony Shalhoub, Bitty Schram, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine, Traylor Howard Number of Seasons: 8
Two and a Half Men
When Charlie Sheen left this popular sitcom, fans thought all was lost. However, Ashton Kutcher took over the role of Sheen to continue the long-running series after the first eight seasons wowed audiences. Sheen played Charlie Harper, a womanizing bachelor who lives in a beach house and makes money writing jingles for commercials. However, his life was turned upside down when his soon-to-be-divorced younger brother, Alan (Jon Cryer), showed up unexpectedly with his 10-year-old son, Jake (Angus T.Jones), looking for a place to live. And well, it came, and never left. The chemistry between the three leads was unparalleled, and while the argumentative excuse for casting Kutcher's character was a bit odd, the series still captivated viewers for another four seasons.
Created by: Chuck Lorre, Lee Aronsohn Cast: Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones, Marin Hinkle, Melanie Lynskey, Holland Taylor, Conchata Ferrell, Jennifer Taylor, April Bowlby, Ashton Kutcher Number of seasons: 12
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