ITVX Unveils January Content Plans: Drama, Comedy And Films

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ITVX, the new streaming service that’s replacing ITV Hub, is already with us, along with ongoing content updates. In January 2023, ITVX will get an influx of new (and some – exclusive) TV programmes and films.

With ITVX featuring British shows along with American imports, some of the content highlights for January include new true crime series A Murder in the Family, the highly anticipated new comedy series, Deep Fake Neighbour Wars, a new series of The Masked Singer, full seasons of iconic American supernatural shows like Smallville – and more.

And – with BritBox now being a part of ITVX – subscribers will also get several new January additions that will be exclusive to Premium subscribers. 

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ITVX, is a free-to-watch (with adverts) service that’s replacing the long-running ITV Hub app, and is meant to be a full-fledged streaming destination.

ITVX officially launched on December 8, with more than 10,000 free hours of on-demand content, including 35 flagship shows, 200+ series and 250+ films.

In addition to the on-demand content, you can also stream all of ITV’s live channels via the app, as well as several “themed” ad-supported live channels that are dedicated to a single series or theme (but not on Freeview Play devices and TVs).

ITVX is available on most of the streaming devices and Smart TVs sold in the UK (except for several older boxes and TVs), as well as on Virgin Media’s TV boxes, Sky Glass, Sky Stream – and, at some point in the near future – Sky Q (which never had an ITV Hub app).

While ITVX is a free streaming service first and foremost (with adverts), it also has an optional Premium tier that removes all the adverts – and also gives you access to most of the content from BritBox.

ITVX Premium
ITVX Premium

In fact, as we previously reported, BritBox no longer offers standalone subscriptions to new subscribers, and is instead sending people to ITVX’s Premium tier.

ITVX Premium costs £5.99/month or £59.99/year.

ITVX offers all the catch-up programmes from ITV’s linear channels. But in addition to that – these are the content highlights for January 2023:

January 5

A Murder in the Family

Exclusive to ITVX: Each stand-alone film in this new true crime series investigates three shocking murders, where the victim and perpetrator are family, telling stories of ordinary relationships that take extraordinary and ultimately tragic turns.

A murder in the family
Photo: ITVX

Using found footage – from victim’s social media videos and police bodycam film, text messages or call recordings, each story is pieced together from the victim’s point of view, without voiceover, allowing the victim, friends and family to tell their stories in their own immediate and intimate way.

The series is produced by Knickerbockerglory TV, the makers of Netflix’s popular documentary, American Murder: The Family Next Door.

Vampire Diaries Complete Series (2009 – 2017)

All eight seasons of the popular supernatural American drama, The Vampire Diaries, starring Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, and Ian Somerhalder.

January 10

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

The iconic spy comedy, written by and starring Mike Myers.

In 1967, fashion photographer by day and super-agent by night Austin Powers (Myers) is on the verge of catching his arch-nemesis, Dr. Evil (also Myers), when the latter has himself cryogenically frozen.

Following suit, Powers unthaws thirty years later in the ’90s to find Evil threatening the world once more. Can Powers recover from his culture shock in time to battle his old foe?

January 12

The Reunion (Six-part Series)

Exclusive To ITVX: The French Riviera-set series adapted from Guillaume Musso’s bestselling novel The Reunion aka La Jeune Fille et la Nuit, stars Gruffudd, Ivanna Sakhno, and Grégory Fitouss, Dervla Kiwan, Vahina Giocante, Rupert Graves, Shemss Audat, Cosimo Fusco, and Salóme Gunnarrsdóttir.

The Reunion ITVX show

The story opens in the present day, at a high school reunion in the south of France where three former friends reconnect.

They grew apart and lost touch, but they are still bound by a tragic secret tied to the disappearance of a high school girl who went missing 25 years ago in the region.

From Dusk Til Dawn Complete Series (2014-2016)

The legendary and notorious Gecko brothers, who we first met in the 1996 film by the same name,  return with Seth and his violent, unpredictable brother Richie on the run after Richie is haunted by visions of demons triggering a bloodbath during a bank robbery gone wrong.

Heading for the Mexico border, the Geckos encounter former minister Jacob Fuller and his family, whom they take hostage by commandeering their RV.

But when a run-in with a drug cartel reroutes the Geckos to a strip club populated by vampires they must all fight until dawn in order to survive.

American Gangster (2007)

Academy Award winners Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe team with director Ridley Scott (Gladiator) in this powerful, epic film.

Armed with ruthless tactics and a strict sense of honour, crime boss Frank Lucas (Washington) rules Harlem’s chaotic drug underworld.

When outcast cop Richie Roberts (Crowe) sets out to bring down Lucas’s multi-million dollar empire, it plunges both men into a legendary confrontation.

January 19

The Sex Lives of College Girls (Season 2)

Exclusive To ITVX: Created by Emmy-nominated writer/producer Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble, The Sex Lives of College Girls follows four college roommates at New England’s prestigious Essex College.

The new season picks up with the students returning after their Fall break, tackling the challenges thrown their way at the end of season one, and facing their next semester filled with new faces, parties and predicaments.

The series stars Pauline Chalamet, Amrit Kaur, Reneé Rapp, and Alyah Chanelle Scott

Smallville Complete Series (2001-2011)

All ten seasons of the iconic DC drama Smallville, starring Tom Welling as a teenage Clark Kent before he embraces his powers and understands his true calling as Superman.

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Smallville (Photo: ITVX)

Revolver (2005)

Action thriller from popular writer/director, Guy Ritchie.

Jake Green (Jason Statham) is a hotshot gambler, long on audacity and short on common sense. He’s rarely allowed to play in any casino these days because he’s dangerous – he’s a winner.

One night Jake and his two older brothers, Billy (Andrew Howard) and Joe (Stephen Walters), are invited to sit in on a private game. A game that is fixed for Jake to lose to Macha (Ray Liotta), a top dog crime boss and casino owner who can’t play for squat, but always wins because you just aren’t allowed to lose to him.

But Jake isn’t afraid of Macha and not only beats him in a quick game of chance, but also takes every possible opportunity to throw insults. As Jake and his brothers leave the game, Macha puts out the order for a hit on Jake.

However, a twist of fate gets Jake working for a pair of brothers, who just happen to have their own agenda for Macha.

January 26

Deep Fake Neighbour Wars (New Series)

Exclusive ITVX Premiere: Deep Fake Neighbour Wars will use the latest AI technology to make the UK’s best new impressionists become the world’s most famous celebrities. And they’re all arguing.

Deep fake neighbour wars

Loved up Nicki Minaj and Tom Holland vs Mark Zuckerberg, Billie Eilish and Taekwondo teacher Beyonce, Mark Wahlberg and wannabe strongman Chris Rock

Freaks and Geeks (1999)

Created by writer-comedian Paul Feig and executive produced by Judd Apatow , Freaks and Geeks followed the Weir siblings – former math whiz Lindsay (Linda Cardellini of the Scooby-Doo feature films and ER) and her younger brother Sam (John Francis Daley) – as they navigated the perils and pleasures of a Michigan high school circa 1980.

Robin Hood (2010)

Academy Award winner Russell Crowe reunites with legendary Gladiator director Ridley Scott for an epic action adventure in Robin Hood.

Discover the untold story of the man behind the legend as Robin, a heroic warrior, turns outlaw when he assembles a band of skilled marauders to confront injustice and lead an uprising against a weak and corrupt English King.

Catch-up Programmes From ITV1 (Exact dates to be announced)


The full series will be available on ITVX following Episode 1 broadcast on ITV1.

Stonehouse ITVX

The life and times of disgraced Labour minister John Stonehouse are dramatised by acclaimed writer John Preston with BAFTA award-winning and Emmy-nominated Matthew Macfadyen (Succession, Quiz) in the leading role and co-starring Keeley Hawes (Honour, It’s A Sin) as Stonehouse’s wife Barbara.

The MP for Walsall North left behind his loving wife Barbara and three young children as a shocked public and media presumed he had drowned or been eaten by sharks.

Charismatic, oozing with charm and brimming with confidence, Stonehouse had impressed Prime Minister Harold Wilson and Labour stalwarts from an early stage in his parliamentary career. From a working-class background, he’d graduated from the London School of Economics, was in the RAF during the War and seemed the ideal candidate for a life in politics.

As the drama unfolds, it becomes apparent his reputation as a devoted family man masked the truth, as he’d embarked on an extramarital affair with his secretary, Sheila Buckley, and acted as a spy for the Czech Secret Service in the 1960s.

Vera (New episodes)

Award-winning actress, Brenda Blethyn dons her infamous mac and hat to play the unorthodox, but brilliantly perceptive Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope, in six new feature-length episodes set against the backdrop of the North East.

Vera Series 12 ITVX

DCI Vera Stanhope (Blethyn) returns, leading her diligent team of detectives as they investigate some complex and murderous crimes. Kenny Doughty also returns as Detective Sergeant Aiden Healy, a strong and reliable partner to DCI Stanhope.

The six self-contained crime stories (two episodes from series eleven and four episodes from series twelve) have once again been inspired by the best-selling novels and characters created by acclaimed crime writer Ann Cleeves, who received the Diamond Dagger Award at the Crime Writers Association in 2017 for a lifetime achievement for sustained excellence.

The Family Pile

The full series will be available on ITVX following Episode 1 broadcast on ITV1.

A brand new six-part comedy that will explore one of life’s big milestones, via four sisters who have lost their parents and are packing up the family home to sell.

 But even in grief, their messy lives go on.  The series will star Amanda Abbington (Sherlock, Mr Selfridge), Clare Calbraith (Home Fires, Downton Abbey), Claire Keelan (Nathan Barley, No Heroics), and Alexandra Mardell (Coronation Street) as the sisters.


The full series will be available on ITVX following Episode 1 broadcast on ITV1.

Medical drama starring Parminder Nagra, Lara Pulver and Lisa Mcgrillis.

The six-part series is about three female doctors returning to post-pandemic frontline medicine after maternity leave and having to heroically balance the intense demands of the NHS and motherhood.

Maternal explores working motherhood with wit, warmth and humour and offers a unique perspective on our beloved, overstretched NHS, and the people who hold it together. Sometimes.

The Masked Singer (New episodes)

Prepare to commence the New Year with more cries of “take it off!” as The Masked Singer returns to ITV1 and ITVX.

The Masked Singer series 4

The third season’s finale achieved an impressive 7.8m as viewers attempted to guess who was ‘hiding behind the mask’. Davina McCall, Rita Ora, Jonathan Ross and Mo Gilligan are heading back to their detective chairs as the nation’s favourite guessing game begins all over again.

Joel Dommett returns to his hosting duties as he gets ready to introduce a new batch of unbelievably bizarre and unique characters to the stage who will leave viewers baffled and bewildered in the attempt to identify which famous face is behind the mask.

Coming To BritBox in January 2023:

BritBox UK will be launching the first fifteen series of Heartbeat, which chronicled the 1960s lives and adventures of the police constabulary, medical staff and residents of Ashfordly and Aidensfield, on January 5.

The twelfth and thirteenth seasons of the ever-popular Grange Hill will launch on January 12, alongside the ground-breaking, splendidly silly and surreal comedy sketch series At Last The 48 Show and Michael Bentine’s Potty Time – the popular children’s puppet show from the 1970s.

This intensely claustrophobic thriller Witness Number 3, starring Nina Toussaint-White will launch on January 19, alongside all episodes of period crime drama Vienna Blood, starring Matthew Beard.

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