As more and more LGBTQ+ representation comes out on TV every year, there are always new and returning shows to look forward to. Here are some of our top picks for LGBTQ+ shows in 2022:
LGBTQ+ Shows Returning
Search Party is airing its final season on HBO Max, which came out on Jan. 7. This queer-focused show is a wild, unpredictable ride that you can’t look away from.
RuPaul’s Drag Race
RuPaul’s Drag Race started its 14th season on Jan. 14 on VH1. We can’t wait to see what all the shenanigans this season’s queens will get into and who will be the coveted winner of the Snatch Game.
The second season of Euphoria was long-awaited after a big break between seasons. It looks to be an intense season (I was holding my breath throughout the premiere). It looks like we can expect more stellar performances from stars Zendaya and Hunter Schafer. The second season was aired on Jan. 9 on HBO Max.
Hacks were arguably the best comedy of the previous year, with bisexual lead Hannah Einbinder and the iconic Jean Smart, who had terrific comedic chemistry. It was renewed for a second season on HBO Max, and while we can’t confirm it will air in 2022 as there is no release date yet, we are hoping it will come back ASAP.
The new LGBTQ+ Chucky TV series has been renewed after an explosive season with the terrifying doll. The second season is slated to premiere in 2022. You can watch currently watch the first season on Peacock if you missed it.
Previous Drag Race alums Bob the Drag Queen, Shangela, and Eureka O’Hara, will be traveling across the United States to find beauty and queerness in another season that will take place in 2022.
The ballroom and vogueing competition show will air its third season at some point this year.
The much more queer Gossip Girl reboot will be coming back for its second season in 2022.
The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder
The Disney Channel reboot of the hit shows The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder will be premiering on Disney+ in February 2022, featuring a more diverse queer cast this time around.
Trixie Mattel from RuPaul’s Drag Race fame will be premiering a new renovation series on Discovery+ at some point during the year.
A-League of Their Own
One of the much anticipated queer shows will be an LGBTQ+ revival of A League of Their Own. The series stars Abbi Jacobson of Broad City and will premiere this year on Amazon Prime.
Queer as Folk
Speaking of reboots, Peacock will be rebooting the popular TV series set in New Orleans. It will star Jesse James Keitel, Candace Grace, Devin Way, Fin Argus, Johnny Sibilly, Ryan O’Connell, and other LGBTQ+ performers.
The Big Brunch
Schitt’s Creek creator Dan Levy will be hosting a reality cooking competition show where he will be judging brunch dishes from chefs worldwide. It will premiere at some point in 2022 on HBO Max.
Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness
Like podcast of the same name, Van Ness says about the show: “In each episode, I take on a different question, going out into the world with multiple experts to get the answers we’re all (or at least I am) hungry for!” Getting Curious With Jonathan Van Ness will air on Netflix in late January of this year.
After her Emmy-nominated performance on Pose, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez has an epic new TV role coming out on Apple TV+. The show also stars Maya Rudolph. Rodriguez plays the executive director for a non-profit run by Rudolph’s character. The premiere date is still not set yet, but it will come out at some point this year.