Peacock is gradually expanding its catalog with the addition of new tv shows, live sports, news programs, and movies. Some of this content—namely, Girls5eva and Dr. Death—are exclusive to Peacock and have received widespread critical acclaim.
While the Peacock streaming service is still fairly new (it was launched in July 2020), it’s already giving more established streaming services a run for their money. With its mixture of live Peacock channels and on-demand content from NBCUniversal studios and third-party content producers, it has become a budget-friendly alternative to traditional cable networks.
In the next section, we’ll go over some of the channels that subscribers can watch on the Peacock streaming service. Once you have a general idea of some of the shows that can be watched on these channels, we’ll list down six of the best new on-demand TV series to debut on Peacock this year.
Full Peacock Channel List
Peacock now boasts over 50 channels where viewers can watch an endless array of sports, news, reality TV, comedy, drama, and true crime shows. The programming is a mixture of content from NBCUniversal's broadcast and cable archives, as well as content from third-party networks.
CNBC Make It
In It To Win It
Kiss Me Deadly
NBC NEWS NOW
NBC Sports on Peacock
Out of This World
People Are Awesome
Saved by the Bell
Seth Meyers Now
The Pet Collective
The Rotten Tomatoes Channel
TODAY All Day
The Peacock channels are designed to mimic traditional broadcast programming, making them similar to Xumo and Pluto TV.
If you’re a die-hard fan of Saturday Night Live, then check out the SNL Vault. Stay up to date on the news cycle with the NBC NEWS NOW, Sky News, and TODAY All Day channels.
Lovers of sports should tune in to the NBC Sports on Peacock and Olympic channels, and for a shot of nostalgia, you can check out the 80’s Mixtape channel.
Peacock’s Plans & Pricing
6 Series to Check Out on Peacock
6. Dateline: The Last Day
Love true crime and murder mysteries? Set to premiere on June 14, Dateline: The Last Day presents eight chilling cases that detail the final hours of each victims’ lives. Produced by NBC News, the show retraces the events that occurred before each victim disappeared in the hopes of discovering the perpetrators and criminal motives.
Presented by NBC News correspondents and featuring cases that have never been featured in the broadcast version of Dateline, viewers will be treated to cutting-edge forensic science, eyewitness reports, and compelling storytelling.
Genre: True Crime, Reality Legal Show, Newsmagazine,
News Correspondents: Keith Morrison, Josh Mankiewicz, Stephanie Gosk, Andrea Canning,
Executive Producers: Liz Cole, David Corvo, Charmian Ling, Allison Orr, Paul Ryan,
5. An Unexpected Killer
All three seasons of An Unexpected Killer are set to drop on Peacock TV on June 28. The unifying theme of this true crime show is brutal homicides committed by perpetrators who are considered least likely to be criminals. Viewers can expect vivid re-enactments, in-depth interviews with investigators and potential suspects, and analyses of crime scenes. Prepare to be shocked when the unexpected villains are revealed.
Genre: True Crime, Newsmagazine,
Actors: Glenn Edward Gyorffy, Duncan McLellan, Karen Scora, Nick Biskupek, Ty Ippolito, Sydney MacKenzie, Cameron Love, Brittany Howatt (full cast list is on IMDb),
Director: Rob Wilson (2 episodes)
4. The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip Ex-Wives Club
Can’t get enough of The Real Housewives franchise? Season 2 of The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip Ex-Wives Club is set to premiere on June 23.
This is among the most highly anticipated Peacock TV shows to debut this season. Follow these glamorous, spoilt, and cosmetically enhanced ladies as they vacation, scheme, and fight their way through parties, mansions, and dinners. What does everyone have in common? They’re all ex-wives and got juicy divorce settlements, of course!
Genre: Reality TV, Comedy,
Actors: Taylor Armstrong, Brandi Glanville, Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge, Eva Marcille, Dorinda Medley, Phaedra Parks, Jill Zarin,
Executive Producers: Andy Cohen, Lisa Shannon, Dan Peirson, Darren Ward, John Paparazzo, Glenda Cox,
3. Queer As Folk
Queer as Folk is getting a reboot on Peacock, with the first season set to premiere on June 9. This new iteration takes place in New Orleans and follows Brodie (Devin Way) and his friends as they navigate their way through tragedies, romance, and personal growth.
Trigger warning: the season premiere features a mass shooting at a queer nightclub, and the characters are left to deal with their personal losses and traumas. Most notably, Kim Cattrall has joined the cast as Brenda, a “martini-soaked, high-society Southern debutante” with less than glamorous roots.
The critical buzz for this show is starting to build up and fans of the original American and British series should check out the reboot.
Genre: Drama, Romance, LGBTQIA+ Movies,
Actors: Devin Way, Fin Argus, Jesse James Keitel, Candace Grace, Johnny Sibilly, Ryan O'Connell, Kim Cattrall,
Director: Stephen Dunn (1 episode)
2. The Thing About Pam
Based on true events, The Thing About Pam chronicles the involvement of Pam Hupp, a convicted murderer, in the slaying of Betsy Faria in 2011. The limited series features a memorable performance from Renée Zellweger as the titular character. Similar to her role in the Bridget Jones franchise, Zellweger packed on the pounds to play Pam.
At turns comical and dark, The Thing About Pam is a must-watch if you love movies like Fargo and series like The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window.
Genre: Crime Drama,
Actors: Renée Zellweger, Josh Duhamel, Judy Greer, Gideon Adlon, Sean Bridgers, Suanne Spoke, Mac Brandt, Katy Mixon, Glenn Fleshler,
Directors: Scott Winant, Logan Kibens, Adam Kane,
Bel-Air is a reimagined version of the landmark sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Similar to the original tv show, the series chronicles Will Smith’s transition from the streets of Philadelphia to the glamorous enclave of Bel-Air. The reboot lacks the original’s comedic tone but makes up for it with great acting, glamorous surroundings, and a compelling storyline.
The storyline has gotten some interesting 2022 updates: cousin Hilary is now an Instagram influencer and Carlton has been transformed into a moody, modern-day Hamlet with a penchant for sports cars.
This Peacock original series premiered on February 13 and has become the most streamed original series to date for the service.
Actors: Jabari Banks, Cassandra Freeman, Jimmy Akingbola, Olly Sholotan, Coco Jones, Akira Akbar, Simone Joy Jones, Jordan L. Jones,
Directors: Morgan Cooper, Carl Seaton, Nick Copus, Matthew A. Cherry,
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