Peacock Original Shows
It’s not all about The Office: Besides thousands of TV shows and movies, Peacock also carries nearly 100 exclusive original series.
You probably know Peacock as that streaming service with The Office and some other classics; you probably don’t know that it also produces its own original content. Heard of A.P. Bio, MacGruber, or Rutherford Falls? They’re just three of nearly 100 Peacock originals.
Compared to other on-demand streamers like Netflix and HBO Max, Peacock is still a bit of a small fry when it comes to original shows. But, there are some real gems to be found in its NBCUniversal-fed library.
In addition to A.P. Bio, MacGruber, and Rutherford Falls, we’ve highlighted a few of our other favorite Peacock Originals—you can’t live on Jim and Dwight’s Office antics alone, so try these out.
Girls5eva | Comedy
Season 2 of Peacock Original Girls5eva premiered on Cinco de Mayo, and boy are we celebrating over here at CableTV.com. If you’re at all nostalgic for Y2K girl and boy bands like we are, you’ll love this hilarious take on all the drama we’ve come to love from sugar-sweet pop acts like the Backstreet Boys. Can America’s second-rate Spice Girls go from being one-hit wonders to dropping a hit album . . . 20 years later? We can’t wait to see.
Dr. Death | Drama, thriller
Dr. Death, a 2021 true crime miniseries based on the podcast of the same name, might make you swear off medical visits forever. Joshua Jackson stars as Dr. Christopher Duntsch, a Texas neurosurgeon who’s also a psychopathic narcissist with a malpractice body count of maimed and killed patients—hence the Dr. Death nickname. The eight-episode series follows Duntsch’s mental decline and the fellow doctors (played by Alec Baldwin and Christian Slater) trying to stop him. It’s a gripping, terrifying (and true) tale.
We Are Lady Parts | Comedy
British import We Are Lady Parts is a fast and funny comedy about four Muslim women (Anjana Vasan, Sarah Kameela Impey, Juliette Motamed, and Faith Omole) who form a London punk band. Ph.D. student Amina (Vasan) is Lady Parts’ unlikely new lead guitarist, a shy nerd unlike her new band of outspoken outcasts—but, on their journey to land a gig, rocking leads to bonding. We Are Lady Parts is as much about Amina discovering herself as it is about the music (which includes catchy songs like “Nobody’s Gonna Honour Kill My Sister But Me”).
One of Us is Lying | Drama, mystery
Five high school students are sent to detention, but only four come out alive—did one of them murder their classmate Simon? That’s the mystery at the center of One of Us is Lying, a 2021 series based on Karen M. McManus’s hit YA novel. One of Us is Lying tells the story from each of the characters’ perspectives, all of whom had motives to kill Simon, who ran an online gossip forum with dirt on everyone at school. Like Pretty Little Liars meets The Breakfast Club, One of Us is Lying is a twisty mystery that’s already been renewed for season 2.
Joe vs. Carole | Drama
It looks like a long Saturday Night Live sketch, but Joe vs. Carole (based on real-life Tiger King foes Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin) is a true-crime drama that’s not being played for laughs. The too-ridiculous-to-be-true tale is still inherently humorous, as are comedic masters John Cameron Mitchell (Shrill) and Kate McKinnon (SNL) as barely exaggerated versions of Exotic and Baskin. Joe vs. Carole doesn’t offer any new insights beyond Netflix’s 2020 Tiger King doc (which we all watched, admit it), but it’s a fun miniseries.
The Amber Ruffin Show | Comedy, talk
In a TV-news-with-jokes landscape full of white dudes with nightly hour-long shows, Amber Ruffin squeezes enough real talk, gags, sketches, musical numbers, and margaritas into a single weekly half-hour to rival them all. Ruffin, a staff writer for one of those dudes (Seth Meyers), and sidekick Tarik Davis are the life of the late-night party, even when they had to perform their Emmy-nominated first season in an empty studio with no audience (seems impossible, but they pulled it off). The Amber Ruffin Show is the only talk show you need.
More Peacock original shows
Peacock original comedies
- A.P. Bio
- The Amber Ruffin Show
- The At-Home Variety Show Featuring Seth MacFarlane
- Carmen Christopher: Street Special
- Code 404
- Five Bedrooms
- Good Timing with Jo Firestone
- The Housewives of the North Pole
- Joyelle Nicole Johnson: Love Joy
- Psych 2: Lassie Come Home
- Psych 3: This is Gus
- Punky Brewster
- Rutherford Falls
- Saved by the Bell
- True Story with Ed & Randall
- We Are Lady Parts
Peacock original dramas
- Brave New World
- Capture The
- Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol
- Days of Our Lives: A Very Salem Christmas
- Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem
- Dime Quién Soy: Mistress of War
- Dr. Death
- The Girl in the Woods
- Joe vs. Carole
- Mr. Mercedes
- Noughts + Crosses
- One of Us is Lying
- Save Me
- Wolf Like Me
Peacock original reality shows
- Baking It
- Born for Business
- Brother from Another
- Ex-Rated with Andy Cohen
- Hart to Heart
- Mehdi Hasan Show The
- Miley Cyrus Presents Stand by You
- Overview The
- Paris in Love
- The Real Housewives of Miami
- The Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip
- Reported with Sam Seder
- Siwas Dance Pop Revolution
- Snoop & Martha’s Very Tasty Halloween
- Top Chef Family Style
- Unidentified with Demi Lovato
- Vanderpump Dogs
Peacock original documentaries
- The ’96 Effect
- American Rock Stars
- Black Boys
- Civil War
- Dr. Death: The Undoctored Story
- Earnin’ It: The NFL’s Forward Progress
- Epstein’s Shadow: Ghislaine Maxwell
- Fireside History with Michael Beschloss
- For Ball and Country
- Freedia Got a Gun
- Golden: The Journey of USA’s Elite Gymnasts
- Joe Montana: Cool Under Pressure
- John Wayne Gacy: Devil in Disguise
- Lost Speedways with Dale Earnhardt Jr.
- Michael Phelps: Memories, Medals & More
- Monster in the Shadows
- The Murder of Gabby Petito
- The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts the Tonight Show
- The Toolbox Killer
- True Colors
- Use of Force: The Policing of Black America
Peacock original kids’ shows
- American Ninja Warrior Junior
- Archibald’s Next Big Thing is Here!
- Babble Bop!
- Backyard Blowout
- Cleopatra in Space
- Create the Escape
- Curious George
- Curious George: Cape Ahoy
- Curious George: Go West, Go Wild
- Dragons Rescue Riders: Heroes of the Sky
- The Kids Tonight Show
- Supernatural Academy
- Take Note
- Where’s Waldo?