We all know the saying that comes up around the new year–“New year, new me.” While you’re setting your New Year’s resolutions, think about if you need to make some resolutions regarding your television viewing as well. If you want to clean up your act and introduce more inspirational and wholesome content into your television diet, here are four shows that could give you that much-needed pep in your step.

1. Super Soul Sunday


Each Sunday, Oprah Winfrey sits down with inspirational actors and experts in the field of higher living and picks their brain about what it is that we need to reach our fullest potential. Past guests have included Wayne Dyer, Rainn Wilson, Deepak Chopra, Thich Nhat Hanh, T.D. Jakes, Janet Mock and others.

2. The Good Place

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Justin Lubin/NBC

NBC’s highly-rated comedy stars a hilarious cast including William Jackson Harper as Chidi Anagonye, the philosopher-quoting, indecisive man who learns, along with his friends in the afterlife (Kristen Bell, Jameela Jamil, D’Arcy Carden, Manny Jacinto), how to be better people.

3. God Friended Me

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Brandon Micheal Hall plays Miles Finer, an atheist podcaster who gets the shock of his life when God friends him on Facebook. The Facebook account then sends Miles people who need his help in their lives. The strange interactions Miles has with the God Facebook account cause him to rethink his own idea about spirituality while helping him grow as a person.

4. Nailed It

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Nailed It is inspirational for the sheer fact that it’s funny, meaning that it could be the only bright spot in your day if you’re feeling down. Nicole Byer does an amazing job hosting the Netflix show that features three non-bakers trying to recreate elaborate cake creations with hilarious results.



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