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If you are a subscriber to HBO Max, you have a ton of new seasons of shows to watch this week. There’s also something for audiences to watch this weekend on Netflix and Paramount Plus as well. Here’s a look at the best new TV shows to stream this week.
Best new streaming shows
Euphoria Season 2 (HBO Max – January 9)
Zendaya had an excellent 2021, with major roles in two big movies: Dune and Spider-Man: No Way Home. Now her acclaimed HBO series comes back for a second season this Sunday, January 9 on the cable network and on HBO Max. She returns to the role of Rue Bennett, a teenager and also a recovering drug addict. As before, the show takes a mature look at teenage life in modern times.
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HBO Max is your home for Warner Bros-made movies and TV shows like The Lord of the Rings, the DC Comics superheroes, and more. It’s also the home for new and original movies and shows available nowhere else.
The Righteous Gemstones Season 2 (HBO Max – January 9)
It’s been over two years since the first season of this series debuted on HBO. This Sunday, we finally get the second season of this comedy-satire, centering on a rather greedy and materialistic family of televangelists. Danny McBride created and stars in the series as Jesse Gemstone, and so does John Goodman as his dad Eli, the head of this family. Look for lots of stinging commentary on these television preachers who always seem to need more money.
Search Party Season 5 (HBO Max – Available now)
The first episodes of the fifth and final season of this cult comedy series are now available to stream on HBO Max. Alia Shawkat returns once again as Dory Sief, who in the fourth season was kidnapped and held against her will. This final season sees Dory trying to recover in a mental hospital, and she now believes she can lead humanity to a better life. However, Dory’s friends just think she is crazy. Jeff Goldblum also has a recurring role this season as a tech guru who teams up with Dory to help her with her efforts.
Hype House Season 1 (Netflix – January 7)
TikTok isn’t going away. In fact, the social media network and its apps are helping to create new influencers and celebrities that have millions of followers. This new Netflix series focuses on several of these teenage social influencers from all walks of life who live together in the “Hype House”, a mansion in Los Angeles. The series will take a look behind the TikTok app world as these people try to boost their following; The show will also take a look at their personal lives.
Netflix is still the leading premium streaming service, with over 200 million worldwide subscribers. It offers thousands of movies and TV shows to binge watch, including its always growing list of original films and series, including Stranger Things, The Witcher, Bridgerton, and many more.
Star Trek Prodigy Season 1 (Paramount Plus – New episodes debut on Thursdays)
After a five-week run in the fall of 2021, this animated series set in the prime Star Trek universe returns this week to Paramount Plus for another five-week sequence. This may be the best of the many new Trek series that have debuted on the service in the past few years. Just to recap: A group of young aliens escape from a mining planet in the Delta quadrant, thanks to finding an abandoned Federation starship. They get some help from a holographic AI representation of Captain Janway from Star Trek: Voyager.
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Paramount Plus includes thousands of movies and TV shows from CBS, Showtime, and Paramount Pictures. It also includes new and original movies like The Good Fight, Infinite, and more.
The Amazing Race Season 33 (Paramount Plus – New episodes debut on Thursday)
Here’s another popular show that’s been on hiatus for over two years. Now you can finally watch new episodes of this reality competition series on Paramount Plus every Thursday after it debuts on CBS. The first episodes of the new season will once again show a group of two-person teams racing around the world, and trying to finish challenges along the way, in order to finish first at the end to win $1 million. However, you may see some differences after the third episode, as it was filmed just before Covid-19 started to shut down the world in early 2020. The show took a 19 month break (or “pit stop” if you will), but the season was finally completed under some new rules.