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What’s New on Hulu: January 2022

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New year, new movies and shows to binge! 

Choosing what to watch can be difficult and, with all of the amazing Hulu new releases this month, we’ve broken down our favorite shows, movies, and documentaries dropping in January 2022 so you don’t have to.

From sitting in the bar in the new Hulu Original series How I Met Your Father, to dancing on bars in Coyote Ugly, Hulu’s new additions will have you excited and ready to take on the new year. 

New Hulu Originals

How I Met Your Father

The highly anticipated sequel to the hit show How I Met Your Mother, the new Hulu Original series How I Met Your Father is a Millennial’s dream come true, led by a cast of familiar faces from our favorite early 2000s shows, including Hilary Duff, Josh Peck, Chris Lowell, Francia Raisa, Tom Ainsley, Suraj Sharma, and Tien Tran.

In the somewhat near future, Sophie (Kim Catrall) is telling her son the story of how she met his father. Follow along as we go back in time with younger Sophie (Duff) and her group of friends as they try to navigate self-discovery, bad Tinder dates, and trying to find real love in New York City. 

Catch the two-episode series premiere on Tuesday, January 18, with new episodes landing on Hulu every Tuesday!

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Sex Appeal

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Avery Hansen-White (Mike Abdalla) is a perfectionist in every aspect of her life. So, when her boyfriend starts dropping hints about going to the next level, she decides to master the art of sex so their first time can be perfect. 

Avery obviously can’t go on this journey alone, so she pulls in her best friend, Larson (Jake Short), as a guinea pig. While Avery wants to be perfect at sex, she learns that there’s a lot more involved than just the mechanics.

Watch Sex Appeal, coming to Hulu Friday, January 14.

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Madagascar: A Little Wild Season 6

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Hit the zoo with the little versions of Alex, Marty, Gloria, and Melman long before they planned their great Madagascar escape. Madagascar: A Little Wild is a musical comedy series that explores the big dreams and bigger personalities of our favorite residents of the Central Park Zoo as “kids.”

Check out season six on Hulu, premiering Thursday, January 13.

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New Shows on Hulu

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8

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RuPaul (aka the fiercest queen in the game) hosts a reality competition series where a group of drag queens compete to be America’s next big drag superstar. Season 8 of RuPaul’s Drag Race follows 12 contestants as they complete challenges to crown this year’s best.  

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Next Level Chef Series Premiere

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Gordon Ramsay does it again with his new competition cooking series, Next Level Chef. Follow chefs from all walks of life—line cooks, home chefs, social media cooks, food truck owners, and more—as they compete for the title of “the one” (aka the next big name in the food world).    

The series premieres Sunday, January 2 at 8 PM on FOX, with new episodes airing weekly. Every episode will be available to stream next-day on Hulu, beginning with the premiere on Monday, January 3. 

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This is Us: The Final Chapter

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The story of Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca Pearson (Mandy Moore), and their family, captured the hearts of the world. Why? Because this series explores the deep connections we have to those closest to us and how that connection can be bent, broken, and repaired again. 

The Pearson siblings or “The Big Three” (Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, and Sterling K. Brown) have to learn to navigate their adult lives, process the loss of their father, and learn to love each other unconditionally. Join the family for the final chapter in their story, and make sure you bring the tissues. 

The sixth and final season of This is Us premieres on NBC on Tuesday, January 4 at 8 PM, with new episodes airing weekly. All episodes are available to stream next-day on Hulu.

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New Movies on Hulu 

The Sandlot

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You’re killing me, smalls.

As arguably one of the most recognizable lines from any movie ever, you likely can’t hear it without immediately thinking of the 90s classic, The Sandlot. Set in the summer of 1962, the popular film follows Scotty Smalls (Tom Guiry), who moves to a new town and befriends a group of boys whose lives revolve around baseball.

This timeless story of just being a kid and navigating the world of friendship reminds us what it’s like to experience the perfect summer. 

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Coyote Ugly

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Violet Sanford (Piper Perabo) moves to New York City to pursue her dreams of becoming a singer. But, as it turns out, hopes and dreams don’t pay the bills, so she gets a steady job as a bartender at a rowdy nightclub, Coyote Ugly

Little does she know, that nightclub will be where she finds herself and her voice. This inspiring story is sure to have you singing and dancing in your kitchen (and possibly even bartending for all of your friends).

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Falling for Figaro

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Millie Cantwell (Danielle Macdonald) seems to have it all: a high-powered career as a hedge fund manager and a long-term boyfriend who loves her. Even so, she can’t stop thinking about her lifelong dream of becoming an opera singer. 

Falling for Figaro follows Millie as she uproots her life and gives her dreams a shot with her acclaimed voice teacher, Meghan Geoffrey-Bishop (Joanna Lumley), who takes an unconventional (read: mean) approach to teaching.

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New Documentaries on Hulu

Pharma Bro

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With his less than positive reputation preceding him, former hedge fund manager and convicted felon, Martin Shkreli (aka Pharma Bro), is perhaps one of the most hated men in America. 

This documentary profiles the financial and pharmaceutical mogul who’s most well-known for raising the price of an AIDS medication by over 5,000% in one night, spending $2 million on a single album, and being convicted of securities fraud. 

Watch Pharma Bro on Hulu, premiering Friday, January 7.

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Alvin Ailey is known for his visually mesmerizing dancing and encapsulating personality as a dancer and instructor—but this wasn’t always a positive thing for him. This documentary takes a look at Ailey’s life as well as the perseverance and willpower that kept him moving forward in his dance career, even when the world rejected him. 

Watch Ailey, coming to Hulu on Monday, January 10.

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Best Miniseries on Hulu

Committing to a new show can be a bit stressful—but what if you didn’t have to commit to hundreds of episodes over a number of seasons? Enter: the miniseries. Check out our list of the best limited series streaming now on Hulu.

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Everything New on Hulu: January 2022

Looking for the full list of what’s new on Hulu in January? Check out everything premiering and expiring this month.

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