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The 15 best shows on Apple TV+


Best shows on Apple TV+
Looking for something to stream? Check out the best shows on Apple TV+.
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Apple TV+’s programming slate seems like a crazily oscillating slate of highs and lows. But the highs thus far prove dizzying indeed.

Directors like M. Night Shyamalan, Rupert Wyatt and Kim Jee-Woon, writers like Min Jin Lee, Paul Theroux, Emily Dickinson and Isaac Asimov, high-concept premises and legendary ensembles all meet on Apple’s streaming service.
The result is a collection of art worth signing up for. Here’s a look at the best shows on Apple TV+.

Ted Lasso, Shrinking and Bad Sisters earn Emmy nominations for Apple TV+


Ted Lasso scores a record 21 nods as the most Emmy Award-nominated comedy for the third year in a row.
You don’t win an Emmy if you don’t believe.
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Apple TV+ earned dozens of 2023 Emmy nominations, with the Ted Lasso juggernaut racking up no fewer than 21 on its own.

Also gaining recognition for TV’s highest honor are comedies Shrinking and Bad Sisters, jailhouse drama Black Bird, musical spoof Schmigadoon! and current-affairs series The Problem With Jon Stewart. Plus more.

Schmigadoon! pulls out all the stops for season two finale [Apple TV+ recap] ★★★★☆


Jane Krakowski, Jaime Camil, Tituss Burgess, Dove Cameron, Aaron Tveit, Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming in ★★★★☆
The Schmigadoon! season two finale was great. Will we get a season three?
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TV+ ReviewApple TV+ musical comedy Schmigadoon! wraps its second season with an action-packed episode this week entitled “Over and Done.” Josh and Melissa are being held captive, and unless some unlikely people decide to change their ways and recover from past wounds, they’ll be killed or married — or both!

It’s a lovely little wrap to the big-hearted show’s second season.

Our Schmigadoon! heroes find success in Schmicago [Apple TV+ recap] ★★★


Cecily Strong in ★★★
Cecily Strong makes a strong showing this week on Schmigadoon!
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TV+ ReviewApple TV+ musical comedy Schmigadoon! finds love in all the wrong places this week. Melissa goes from nobody to somebody, and Josh finds his calling as a spiritual leader, which is the last thing they need right now.

In their quest to make things right in Schmicago, they tangle things up worse than ever — and they clearly don’t have a clean exit strategy. The episode, entitled “Famous as Hell,” is a rousing chapter of the Schmigadoon! saga.

Schmigadoon searches for a happy escape [Apple TV+ recap] ★★★


Keegan-Michael Key, Dove Cameron and Cecily Strong in ★★★
A happy ending is the key to getting out of Schmicago.
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TV+ ReviewThis week on Apple TV+ musical comedy fantasia Schmigadoon!, Melissa and Paul try to leave Schmicago but learn that nothing is ever easy in a musical. The two lost lovers must figure out a way to sew a little harmony in their new digs. However, these people aren’t just garden-variety sad — they’re deranged and miserable.

This is going to be harder than they think. It’s also quite entertaining, thanks to a handful of great musical numbers in the episode, entitled “Something Real.”

Schmigadoon! uncorks a showstopper this week [Apple TV+ recap] ★★★★☆


Jane Krakowski in ★★★★☆
Now that's a legal defense!
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TV+ ReviewApple TV+ musical comedy Schmigadoon! lets its hair down this week as Josh goes on the lam and Melissa goes on the hunt for clues. Plus, Jane Krakowski gets an MVP moment that caps a very fun outing for the cast and writers.

The musical numbers in this week’s episode, entitled “Bells and Whistles,” prove stellar. And Schmigadoon! delivers more laughs per minute than usual, which means the second season of the feather-light show totally found its groove.

Schmigadoon! taps ’70s musicals for darker season two [Apple TV+ recap] ★★★


Episode 1. Jane Krakowski, Jaime Camil, Dove Cameron and Alan Cumming in ★★★
The mean streets of Schmicago don't look anything like the small-town fantasyland of Schmigadoon.
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TV+ Review Apple TV+ musical Schmigadoon! is whistling a brand-new tune. Our heroes find themselves not in the 1950s musical world of Schmigadoon, but in the bleaker, ’70s-style Schmicago.

The whimsy of the show’s first season is replaced with a sarcastic darkness in its second season, which debuts today. The songs get racier, but the show remains much the same. Schmigadoon! is still one of the better shows on Apple’s streaming service.

Schmigadoon! season 2 trailer visits sexy musicals of the ’60s and ’70s


After the lighthearted musicals of 'Schmigadoon!' season 1, fans will need to adjust for darker and sexier fare in season 2.
Schmigadoon! season 2 won't be quite like season 1.
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After the lighthearted musicals of the first season of Schmigadoon!, fans of the Apple TV+ series will need to adjust for darker and sexier fare in season two. The first trailer shows the upcoming episodes will be set in a new town, where everyone lives in a musical from the 1960s or 1970s.

Watch the just-released Schmigadoon! season two trailer to see what’s coming to Apple TV+ in April.

Ted Lasso’s final season isn’t all Apple TV+ has in store for spring


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Nick Mohammed and Jason Sudeikis will return for a third season in Ted Lasso, premiering spring 2023 on Apple TV+.
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Apple TV+ promised on Wednesday that its comedy sensation Ted Lasso will finally return for its highly anticipated third season in spring 2023.

Plus, Apple’s streaming service released trailers for five upcoming comedies, dramas and a travel show. Plus, it named premier dates for other shows.

Apple TV+ bags 9 Emmys including another best-comedy win for Ted Lasso


“Ted Lasso” on Apple TV+ took home four wins at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards, including back-to-back wins for Outstanding Comedy Series for both its first and second seasons.
“Ted Lasso” took home four Emmys, including back-to-back wins for Outstanding Comedy Series for its first and second seasons.
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Apple TV+ took home nine Emmys at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards Monday night, including Outstanding Comedy Series for Ted Lasso for the second year running.

The streaming service won four Emmys for Ted Lasso and others for Carpool Karaoke: The Series, SeveranceSchmigadoon! and Home Before Dark.