The 2022 TV Hot List: The Year's Most Buzzed About Shows, Platforms and People

Honorees include Stranger Things, Yellowstone and Only Murders in the Building

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After another year where streaming dominated the industry conversation, especially as both Netflix and Disney+ finally created their own ad-supported tiers, it’s hardly surprising that those platforms are well represented on this year’s TV Hot List. But here’s more of an unexpected twist: Linear networks proved there’s still plenty of fight in them yet. After all, this is a year where one of the biggest hits was not just on network TV but basic cable (Paramount Network’s Yellowstone, from TV Creator of the Year Taylor Sheridan) and the breakout series everyone was talking last spring was on broadcast, not streaming (ABC’s Abbott Elementary, created by and starring Quinta Brunson, our Game Changer of the Year).



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This story first appeared in the Oct. 10, 2022, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.