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r/television's favorite shows of all time (2022 edition)
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Television premiere calendar is U.S. based.
|Sep 24||Fox||Krapopolis||Series Premiere|
|Sep 25||NBC||The Irrational||Series Premiere|
|Sep 26||Max||Savior Complex||Docuseries Premiere|
|Sep 26||Netflix||Who Killed Jill Dando?||Docuseries Premiere|
|Sep 28||Netflix||Castlevania: Nocturne||Series Premiere|
|Sep 28||Max||Starstruck||Season 3|
|Sep 29||Prime Video||Gen V||Series Premiere|
|Oct 1||Fox||Bob's Burgers||Season 14|
|Oct 1||Fox||Family Guy||Season 22|
|Oct 1||Fox||The Simpsons||Season 35|
|Oct 1||Netflix||The Night Logan Woke Up||French Miniseries|
|Oct 3||NBC||Found||Series Premiere|
|Oct 4||NBC||Quantum Leap||Season 2|
|Oct 5||Netflix||Everything Now||U.K. Miniseries|
|Oct 5||Disney+||Loki||Season 2|
|Oct 5||Peacock||Chucky||Season 3|
|Oct 5||Netflix||Lupin||Season 3|
|Oct 5||Max||Our Flag Means Death||Season 2|
Just saying because a couple of the shows I was most looking forward to returning before the strike(s) happened and started delaying everything ended their previous seasons on cliffhangers (not saying which ones as the cliffhangers would be spoilers for non-watchers but iykyk, just that not all of those cliffhangers had, like, a character in mortal danger or w/e) and if they do a year (or more, I'm afraid because of what people were saying on one of those show's subs by the time the actors' strike ends it might delay things further) time jump then for the cliffhangers that did have characters in mortal danger it'd deny fans the opportunity to actually see them saved and make ending that previous season that way feel cheap.
For the ones that had the cliffhanger, like, be some shocking revelation or new mystery or something it'd either imply the solution was swept under the rug during the timeskip or that the characters either couldn't come up with a solution/answer or basically sat on that question for a year or w/e until conveniently when the show started going again in ways that wouldn't make sense without them somehow being aware they were in a show.
However by the opposite token I'm afraid that if e.g. an otherwise-set-in-whatever-current-year-is show starts up again fall 2024 with 2023-set episodes (knock on wood for actor's strike resolved soon) it'll at best make that season as hated as HIMYM trying to stretch a whole weekend into a season and at worst throw the show's timeline permanently out of sync without a timeskip having to occur at some point as, like, if it got renewed beyond the delayed season the episodes airing in 2025 would be set in 2024 and so on.
What shows have you watched have been copycats of each other in the last 25 years? Medical dramas, police dramas, sports dramas, family dramedies and sitcoms, fantasy and science-fiction drama, horror shows.
What ones were made and then copycats happen within 5 years?