The end of the year is drawing near, but TV is giving us plenty of exciting new content. This week, we have everything from a heist mystery to a cozy baking competition. So, whether you’re in the mood for edge-of-your-seat drama or heartwarming fun, there’s something for everyone.
New Shows on Netflix
- Blood Coast
Genre: Gritty police drama
Release date: Dec. 6, with all episodes
Showrunner/creator: Kamel Guemra
Cast: Tewfik Jallab, Jeanne Goursaud, Nicolas Duvauchelle, and more
We’re all familiar with the formula for dramatic police procedurals: A team with unusual methods who gets results runs up against an enemy who pushes them to their limits. Blood Coast follows this formula, with what Netflix describes as a “rogue police captain and his daredevil team” taking on a brutal drug dealer.
- Hilda season 3
Genre: Charming animation
Release date: Dec. 7, with all episodes
Showrunner/creator: Luke Pearson
Cast: Bella Ramsey, Rasmus Hardiker, Daisy Haggard, Ameerah Falzon-Ojo, and more
Hilda is back! The plucky, fearless girl who loves nature — and lives in a land populated with trolls, fairies, deerfoxes, and more — has returned along with her friends, to charm us and show us the benefits of exploring the natural world.
The Great British Baking Show: Holidays: season 6
Genre: Cozy baking competition
Release date: Dec. 8, with both episodes
Judges: Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith
Cast: GBBO bakers of the past
The holiday season means bundling up, eating some good food, and watching the Great British Bake Off holiday specials. This year, the two episodes include bakers from seasons past competing to be the star baker of 2023, along with a separate competition for famous faces of Channel 4.
New Shows on Hulu
Genre: Crime thriller
Release date: Dec. 8
Showrunner/creator: J Blakeson
Cast: Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Gemma Arterton, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Niamh Algar, Kamel El Basha, and more
A killer is targeting the crew of a high-stakes heist. Now, Joe — a dad who’s been living a double-life — must track down his old gang and figure out what the shadowy criminal who brought them all together might know about what’s happening to them.
New Shows on Prime Video
- Coach Prime
Genre: Sports docuseries
Release date: Dec. 7, with two episodes
Cast: Deion Sanders
Former multi-sport star Deion Sanders has taken the college football world by storm. This season follows his first year at Colorado, after the show’s first season documented his third and final year at Jackson State.
New Shows on Peacock
- Mr. Monk’s Last Case: A Monk Movie
Genre: Murder mystery
Release date: Dec. 8
Showrunner/creator: Andy Breckman
Cast: Tony Shalhoub, Hector Elizondo, Ted Levine, and more
Mr. Monk is back and on the case. Like all the greats before him, Monk is being called out of retirement for one last case — this time involving his stepdaughter Molly.
New Shows on Paramount Plus
Frasier (reboot) season 1 finale
Genre: Sitcom reboot
Release date: Dec. 7
Showrunner/creator: David Angell
Cast: Kelsey Grammer, Jack Cutmore-Scott, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Toks Olagundoye, Jess Salgueiro, Anders Keith, Peri Gilpin, and more
Frasier’s first year in Boston is over! Will he set up a season 2 for Seattle’s Boston’s favorite curmudgeonly therapist? You’ll have to tune in to find out.