The best new streaming shows this week

The Idol - upcoming hbo series
The Idol - upcoming hbo series

It’s hard to keep track of which streaming service is premiering which new show or movie from week to week. Netflix used to be king, but the streaming field is full of alternatives, and they’re all regularly pumping out new content. So, what are the best new streaming shows and where can you watch them?

Every week, we answer that question for you, offering some exciting new and returning titles, including streaming originals, from services like Max, Hulu, Prime Video, Paramount Plus, and, yes, Netflix. Features titles this week include the premiere of The Idol from the creator of Euphoria, the last episodes of Manifest on Netflix, the new season of the rebooted iCarly on Paramount Plus, and many more.

We’ll be updating this list every week, so stay tuned for more new streaming shows on every major service.

The best new streaming shows this week

Drag Me to Dinner (2023)

Hulu — May 31

Drag Me to Dinner

Hosted by Murray Hill, with celebrity judges Neil Patrick Harries, Bianca Del Rio, and Haneefah Wood, Drag Me to Dinner is a faux-competition show in which two teams of drag queens go head to head to host the best, most drag-tastical dinner party. Each episode features a new and unique theme determined by resident expert David Burtka and is judged on multiple criteria, including food and drink, design and decor, and entertainment and overall vibe.

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Hulu

Hulu offers not only thousands of movies and TV shows to stream, it also has original shows and films like The Handmaid’s Tale. You can upgrade to Hulu Plus Live TV to get live channels, including your local stations.

iCarly, season 3 (2021-ongoing)

Paramount Plus — June 1

Miranda Cosgrove as Carly Shay knitting on a couch in iCarly

Fans of the iCarly reboot will be pleased to learn it’s back for a third season, one of the best new streaming shows to check out this week. Carly and Freddie are still figuring out adulthood, and they’re still trying to determine the parameters of their friendship. Could they possibly be more? And how will that affect their other relationships?

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Paramount Plus

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.

Shiny Happy People: Duggar Family Secrets (2023)

Prime Video — June 1

A couple speaks on camera in Shiny Happy People - best new streaming shows

The Dugger family rose to fame as a beloved reality TV “megafamily,” with nearly 20 children. But behind their family-values image on TV, the family was backed by a radical organization — the Institute in Basic Life Principles — and became embroiled in numerous scandals. This documentary miniseries on Prime Video offers insights into the often invisible forces at play.

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Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video offers access to thousands of movies and TV shows to stream. That includes great original shows and movies like The Boys and The Tomorrow War. You can also sign up for other premium services within Amazon Prime Video.

Manifest, season 4, part 2 (2018-2023)

Netflix — June 2

Josh Dallas as Ben Stone and Melissa Roxburgh as Michaela Stone in Manifest season 4

A major Netflix success story, Manifest started out on NBC before moving to the streamer. The second part of its fourth and final season launches on Netflix and is one of the most highly anticipated new streaming shows of the week. Find out the answers to all your burning questions as we finally reach the end of the story about the passengers of a flight that went missing and returned, mysteriously, years later.

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Netflix

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.

Painting With John, season 3 (2021-ongoing)

Max — June 2

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Cult musician, actor, director, painter, and co-founder of The Lounge Lizards Hugh Laurie is back for a third season of his Max (formerly HBO Max) original unscripted comedy series. Watch Lurie as he works on his intricate water colors, offering his meditations on art and life.

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Max

Max, formerly HBO Max, is your home for HBO titles, Warner Bros-made movies and TV shows, the DC Comics superheroes, and more. It’s also the home for new and original movies and shows available nowhere else.

The Idol (2023)

Max — June 4

The Idol - upcoming hbo series

Already controversial ahead of its premiere over reports of onset misbehavior and offensive subject matter, The Idol is the latest HBO show from Euphoria creator Sam Levinson, co-created with Reza Fahim and The Weeknd, who also stars in the series. The Idol tells the story of an aspiring pop star who begins a complicated relationship with a self-help guru and cult leader.

Joe Pickett, season 2 (2021)

Paramount Plus — June 4

Michael Dorman as Joe Pickett in Joe Pickett season 2 - best new streaming shows

The Paramount Plus original neo-Western Joe Pickett is back for a second season and is one of the best new streaming shows to check out this week. Based on the characters of novelist C.J. Box, the series follows the titular Pickett, a Yellowstone game warden, and his family in the small town of Saddlestring, Wyoming.

Check out the best new streaming shows from previous weeks

Below are some of the TV shows we recommended in previous weeks. In case you’ve watched the newer titles already or want more options, here’s a solid mix of more new shows on your favorite streaming services.

Bupkis (2023)

Peacock — May 4

ete Davidson as Pete Davidson, Joe Pesci as Joe Larocca on a boat in Bupkis

In this fictionalized version of comedian Pete Davidson’s life, Davidson stars as himself. He navigates unique family dynamics, joined by a star-studded cast that includes Edie Falco, Joe Pesci, Steve Buscemi, Bobby Cannavale, Charlamagne Tha God, Charlie Day, Al Gore, John Mulaney, Simon Rex, Oona Roche, Ray Romano, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Jon Stewart, Kenan Thompson, Machine Gun Kelly, and more.

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Peacock

NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service offers a lot of great movies and TV shows to stream on demand, along with live news and sports. Best of all, you can watch lots of its content for free, or watch all of it with a paid subscription starting at just $4.99 a month.

The Other Two, season 3 (2019-ongoing)

Max — May 4

The Other Two season 3

One of Max’s best original shows is back for its third season. The Other Two is certainly one of the best new streaming shows you’ll want to check out this week. As their little brother continues his meteoric rise to pop stardom, Cary and Brooke Dubek are finally finding some success of their own. That doesn’t mean their jealousy and bitterness is gone for good though, as the two continue on their bumpy journeys.

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story (2023)

Netflix — May 4

India Amarteifio as Young Queen Charlotte in Queen Charlotte A Bridgerton Story - best new streaming shows

Fans of Netflix’s smash hit Bridgerton won’t want to miss this new spinoff prequel series. The series looks back at the youth of Queen Charlotte, played in Bridgerton by Golda Rosheuvel and by India Ria Amarteifio in her younger years. The young queen’s marriage to King George of England offers an epic romance, ushering in a new era for high society.

Star Wars: Visions — Volume 2 (2021-ongoing)

Disney Plus — May 4

Two animated characters face off with lightsabers in Star Wars Visions Volume 2

In this follow-up to 2021’s groundbreaking Star Wars: Visions, seven Japanese animation studios tell new stories set in the world of Star Wars. With unique visions, the seven shorts offer a wide range of distinct interpretations of the classic source material over a long period of time in a galaxy far, far away.

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Disney Plus

Disney Plus offers thousands of TV episodes and movies from across the Disney library, including its Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel shows and films, along with exclusive TV series and movies.

Silo (2023)

Apple TV Plus — May 5

Rebecca Ferguson in Silo

Apple’s latest series boasts a massive all-star cast led by Rebecca Ferguson. The sci-fi drama is set in a dystopian future and is one of the most exciting new streaming shows this week. In a self-sufficient society in a buried silo, a community lives under strict rules they have been told are in place to protect them from the toxic surface of the earth. They may have been deceived.

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Apple TV Plus

Apple TV Plus has quickly become a major player in the streaming game since its launch in 2019. Its slate of original programming includes shows like Ted Lasso, The Morning Show, Foundation, and For All Mankind as well as movies like The Banker, Greyhound, and Palmer.

Unicorn: Warriors Eternal (2023)

Max — May 5

Unicorn Warriors Eternal

Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovsky brings us his weirdest animated series yet for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, streaming on HBO Max. When a young girl finds herself in possession of new magical abilities, she comes to discover that she is part of a long line of eternal heroes destined to fight a supernatural evil.

Class of ’09 (2023)

Hulu — May 10

Kate Mara and Brian Tyree Henry stand facing each other in a forest in Class of '09 - best new streaming shows

This FX thriller miniseries is one of our most anticipated new streaming shows of the week. With a cast that includes Brian Tyree Henry, Kate Mara, and Brian J. Smith, Class of ’09 follows a cohort of FBI agents across three timelines as they grapple with the changing American justice system and its growing reliance on artificial intelligence.

Rick and Morty, season 6 (2013-ongoing)

Max — May 11

Rick and Morty

After launching on Adult Swim in 2022, the latest season of Rick and Morty is finally having its streaming premiere on HBO Max. Follow the continuing adventures of mad scientist Rick and his grandson Morty as they journey across time and space in this beloved animated comedy.

City on Fire (2023)

Apple TV Plus — May 12

A group of young people look up in awe at a bright light in City on Fire

Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Garth Risk Hallberg, Apple TV Plus’ City on Fire is one of the most exciting new streaming shows you can check out. It follows an investigation into a young woman shot in Central Park. Soon, her death is connected to mysterious city-wide fires, the downtown music scene, and a wealthy but dysfunctional uptown real-estate family.

The Great, season 3 (2020-ongoing)

Hulu — May 12

The Great season 3

First released as a limited series, The Great has been such a success that it’s now entering its third season. The historical drama/dark comedy follows the rise of Catherine the Great in 18th-century Russia. Learning to manage her difficult husband, Peter, Catherine maneuvers her way into a position of historic power.

Mulligan (2023)

Netflix — May 12

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Featuring the voices of Nat Faxon, Dana Carvey, Tina Fey, Ayo Edebiri, Daniel Radcliffe, Sam Richardson, Chrissy Teigen, and more, Mulligan is Netflix’s latest adult animated comedy. When an alien attack destroys (most of) Earth, a group of survivors has the chance to start fresh and create a perfect society. Or they can try.

Queer Eye, season 7 (2018-ongoing)

Netflix — May 12

Queer Eye season 7

The Fab Five are back! The rebooted Queer Eye quickly became one of Netflix’s biggest unscripted hits when it launched in 2018. Now in their seventh season, the five hosts visit a new batch of heroes, nominated by their loved ones. Combining expertise in food, culture, design, grooming, and fashion, they work together to give a complete makeover to someone who can use a little help, uplifting and empowering them along the way.

High Desert (2023)

Apple TV Plus — May 17

Patricia Arquette and Rupert Friend in High Desert - best new streaming shows

Patricia Arquette stars in this brand new Apple TV Plus comedy series from Austin Powers and Bombshell director Jay Roach. Peggy Newman, whose past is hardly squeaky clean, embarks on a journey to become a P.I. when her mother dies under suspicious circumstances.

XO, Kitty (2023)

Netflix — May 18

Anna Cathcart as Kitty Song takes a selfie in XO, Kitty - best new streaming shows

A spinoff of Netflix’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, XO, Kitty follows Kitty Covey, the youngest of the Covey sisters, as she embarks on her own romantic adventure. That includes her own batch of possible loves and takes her all the way to Korea in one of the best new streaming shows to check out this week.

Primo (2023)

Freevee — May 19

a family sits at a dinner table in Primo

Created by Shea Serrano, Primo is a coming-of-age, single-camera comedy, inspired by Serrano’s own life growing up in San Antonio, Texas. The series follows Rafa Gonzales, a 16-year-old about to finish high school and planning ahead to possibly become the first member of his family to attend college, all as he experiences young love. Rafa lives in a full house with his mother and five overbearing uncles who all have opinions on the right path for him.

Selling Sunset, season 6 (2019-ongoing)

Netflix — May 19

Chrishell Strause and G Flip stand together laughing in Selling Sunset season 6

You can check out the latest season of the immensely popular Netflix original Selling Sunset this week. The real-estate reality show follows the cutthroat world of luxury real estate in Los Angeles, where elite brokers at the high-end Oppenheim Group aim to prove themselves and carve out their niche of the market. The big question on a lot of people’s minds is whether the agents will be able to keep the drama up in the first season without pot-stirrer Christine Quinn.

Spy/Master (2023)

Max — May 19

Spy/Master - best new streaming shows

Winner of HBO’s national screenwriting competition in Romania, Spy/Master is new HBO Max original espionage drama set during the Cold War. The miniseries follows Victor Godeanu, the right-hand man to Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu. But Victor has a secret. He’s a double agent, and he needs to flee the country before he’s found out.

How I Met Your Father, season 2B (2022-ongoing)

Hulu — May 23

How I Met Your Father

The second half of Hulu’s breakout hit sitcom is among the week’s best new streaming shows. Hillary Duff stars as Sophie in the spinoff/reboot of How I Met Your Mother. In the future, and older Sophie tells her son how she met his father, and we see her 30s in flashback, in the present day. Making new friends and looking for love, Sophie encounters several men who could become the father of her child by the series’ end.

American Born Chinese (2023)

Disney Plus — May 24

American Born Chinese

Based on the popular and groundbreaking graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang, American Born Chinese tells the story of Jin Wang, an ordinary teen who suddenly finds himself thrust into the the ancient drama of a battle of Chinese mythological gods. The Disney Plus series stars Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, James Hong, and many others.

The Clearing (2023)

Hulu — May 24

The Clearing - best new streaming shows

Based on the book In the Clearing, a fictionalized account of the New Age group The Family by J. P. Pomare, The Clearing is an Australian Disney Plus original miniseries streaming on Hulu in the US. It stars Teresa Palmer as a woman trying to prevent a cult from kidnapping children as she wrestles with her own dark past. The series also stars Miranda Otto and Guy Pearce.

Clone High (2023)

Max — May 24

Clone High - best new streaming shows

This reboot of the cult classic MTV adult animated series is one of the inaugural Max original titles. Created by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Bill Lawrence, the comedy, modelled on teen dramas, follows clones of famous historical figures like Abe Lincoln and Joan of Ark, interacting as teens at a topsecret research facility. In the new Clone High, the clones are unfrozen 20 years after the homecoming prom and meet a new batch of clones secretly created by Scudworth. You can also currently stream the original Clone High on Max.

Platonic (2023)

Apple TV Plus — May 24

Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne in Platonic

Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne star in one of the most exciting new streaming shows of the week, from Apple TV Plus. In the comedy series, two former best friends reaching middle age reconnect after years apart. Now, their renewed friendship becomes as intense as ever and starts to destabilize their lives.

FUBAR (2023)

Netflix — May 25

Arnold Schwarzenegger walks away from a burning dumpster in FUBAR

The one and only Arnold Schwarzenegger makes his Netflix debut in FUBAR. A seasoned CIA operative on the verge of retirement is pulled back in for one last, major job when he discovers a shocking family secret. His daughter has, like him, been secretly working for the CIA.

The Kardashians, season 3 (2022-ongoing)

Hulu — May 25

Kim Kardashian in The Kardashians season 3 - best new streaming shows

America’s favorite celebrity family is back for season three of The Kardashians. Get a glimpse behind the scenes and into the lives of Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall, and Kylie as cameras offer an exclusive look into one of the most powerful entertainment families in Hollywood.

The Gryphon (2023)

Prime Video — May 26

Jeremias Meyer in a forrest in The Gryphon

Dubbed the biggest German fantasy project since The NeverEnding Story, The Gryphon is a brand new Prime original series out of Germany. From the producers of Netflix’s Dark and based on fantasy novelist Wolfgang Hohlbein’s immensely popular book series, the new streaming show follows three outsiders who must battle a world-devouring monster in a fantastic world called the Black Tower.

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