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TV Premiere Dates 2021

When will the most anticipated new and returning shows of 2021 TV premiere? Find out with our calendar of TV and streaming premiere dates.

by | November 20, 2020 | Comments

Rotten Tomatoes’ premiere dates calendar keeps track of the most anticipated new 2021 TV premieres and your favorite returning shows. Bookmark this page to get updates on network schedules, when the latest Netflix series launch, when Disney+ shows will premiere, what films and specials are coming your way, and more. 

This list also includes titles with vague premiere dates for 2021, either because of the coronavirus-related Hollywood shutdown in the spring and summer of 2020 or because some titles — like director Zack Snyder’s eagerly awaited take on Justice League — enjoy reveling in our anticipation.

January | February | March | April | TBD | 2020 Premiere Dates

Also: Renewed & Cancelled


Premiere Date Highlights

The six bonus episodes of The Walking Dead’s extended fourth season begin airing weekly on February 25 on AMC+. They will also have a weekly roll-out on AMC’s linear channel starting Sunday, February 28. New cast members include Robert Patrick, Hilarie Burton Morgan, and Okea Eme-Akwari.


WandaVision
(Photo by Walt Disney Studios)

WandaVision, Marvel Studios’ eagerly anticipated series for Disney+, will arrive on January 15. The series, which focuses on Marvel Cinematic Universe characters Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany), mixes classical TV tropes with those from the MCU. According to the logline, it follows “two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives” who “begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.” Matt Shakman directed the series and Jac Schaeffer is the head writer.


Javicia Leslie as Batwoman in season 2 first look image
(Photo by The CW)

Batwoman is back and she has a whole new look. Javicia Leslie joins the show for the second season as Ryan Wilder, a new character who will rise to don the infamous bat suit (Ruby Rose, who played Kate Kane and the show’s original Batwoman, left the series last season). Batwoman returns January 17. The CW also announced 2021 dates for Superman & Lois (Feb. 23), Walker (Jan. 21), and Riverdale (Jan. 20).


Just added: The Walking Dead (Feb. 25), Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (Jan. 5), Coyote (Jan. 7), mixed-ish (Jan. 26), Name That Tune (Jan. 6), The Misery Index Season 3 (Jan. 26), WandaVision (Jan. 15).


January


Friday, Jan. 1
We Can Be Heroes, Netflix [movie]
What Happened to Mr. Cha?, Netflix [movie]

Saturday, Jan. 2
Kindred Spirits: Season 5, 10 p.m., Travel Channel

Sunday, Jan. 3
Call Me Kat: Season 1, 8 p.m., Fox
The Watch, 8 p.m., BBC America
Last Man Standing: Season 9, 8:30 p.m., Fox
Elizabeth Is Missing, 9 p.m., PBS
Worst Cooks in America: Season 21, 9 p.m., Food Network
The Rookie: Season 3, 10 p.m., ABC

Monday, Jan. 4
The Bachelor: Season 25, 8 p.m., ABC
Ellen’s Game of Games: Season 4, 8 p.m., NBC (returning from hiatus)
The Wall: Season 4, 10 p.m., NBC

Tuesday, Jan. 5
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist: Season 2, 8 p.m., NBC
This Is Us: Season 5, 9 p.m., NBC (returning from hiatus)

Wednesday, Jan. 6
Chicago Med: Season 6, 8 p.m., NBC (returning from hiatus)
Undercover Billionaire: Season 2, 8 p.m., Discovery
Chicago Fire: Season 9, 9 p.m., NBC (returning from hiatus)
Name That Tune: Season 1, 9 p.m., Fox
Chicago P.D.: Season 8, 10 p.m. NBC (returning from hiatus)
Undercover Billionaire: Comeback City: Season 1, 10 p.m., Discovery

Thursday, Jan. 7
Pieces of a Woman, Netflix [movie]
Coyote: Season 1, CBS All Access
Celebrity Wheel of Fortune: Season 1, 8 p.m., ABC
Hell’s Kitchen: Season 19, 8 p.m., Fox
Mr. Mayor: Season 1, 8 p.m., NBC
The Chase: Season 1, 9 p.m., ABC
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 22, 9 p.m., NBC (returning from hiatus)
Go-Big Show: Season 1, 9 p.m., TBS
The Hustler: Season 1, 10 p.m., ABC

Friday, Jan. 8
Dickinson: Season 2, Apple TV+
Cobra Kai: Season 3, Netflix
Whose Line Is It Anyway?, 8 p.m., The CW
Self-Made Mansions: Season 1, 8 p.m., HGTV
Penn & Teller: Fool Us, 9 p.m., The CW

Saturday, Jan. 9
A Discovery of Witches: Season 2, Sundance Now

Sunday, Jan. 10
American Gods: Season 3, 8 p.m., Starz
Critics Choice Super Awards, 8 p.m., The CW
All Creatures Great and Small, 9 p.m., PBS

Monday, Jan. 11
The Good Doctor: Season 3, 10 p.m., ABC (returning from hiatus)
Weakest Link: Season 1, 10 p.m., NBC (returning from hiatus)

Tuesday, Jan. 12
Two Sentence Horror Stories: Season 2, 8 p.m., The CW
The Resident: Season 4, 8 p.m., Fox
Prodigal Son: Season 2, 9 p.m., Fox
Trickster: Season 1, 9 p.m., The CW

Wednesday, Jan. 13
The Goldbergs: Season 8, 8 p.m., ABC (returning from hiatus)
American Housewife: Season 5, 8:30 p.m., ABC (returning from hiatus)
The Conners: Season 3, 9 p.m., ABC (returning from hiatus)
Call Your Mother: Season 1, 9:30 p.m., ABC

Friday, Jan. 15
WandaVision, Disney+
One Night in Miami, Amazon Prime Video [movie]
Servant: Season 2, Apple TV+
Endlings: Season 2, Hulu
The Ultimate Playlist of Noise, Hulu [movie]

Sunday, Jan. 17
Miss Scarlet & The Duke, 8 p.m., PBS
Batwoman: Season 2, 8 p.m., The CW

Monday, Jan. 18
All American: Season 3, 8 p.m., The CW
9-1-1: Season 4, 8 p.m., Fox
9-1-1: Lone Star: Season 2, 9 p.m., Fox

Tuesday, Jan. 19
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.: Season 7, PBS

Wednesday, Jan. 20
Riverdale: Season 5, 8 p.m., The CW
Nancy Drew: Season 2, 9 p.m., The CW
For Life: Season 2, 10 p.m., ABC (returning from hiatus)

Thursday, Jan. 21
Walker: Season 1, 8 p.m., The CW
Legacies: Season 3, 9 p.m., The CW

Friday, Jan. 22
The White Tiger, Netflix [movie]
The Sister: Season 1, Hulu
Losing Alice: Season 1, Apple TV+
Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself, Hulu <b[movie]
The Blacklist: Season 8, 8 p.m., NBC (returning from hiatus)

Saturday, Jan. 23
Salt-N-Pepa, 8 p.m., Lifetime [movie]
Salt-N-Pepa Interview Special, 11 p.m., Lifetime

Sunday, Jan. 24
Bridge and Tunnel, Epix
Charmed: Season 3, 9 p.m., The CW


Monday, Jan. 25
Snowpiercer: Season 2 9 p.m., TNT

Tuesday, Jan. 26
To Tell the Truth: Season 6, 8 p.m., ABC
Black-ish: Season 7, 9 p.m., ABC (moves to a new date and time)
Mixed-ish: Season 2, 9:30 p.m., ABC
Big Sky: Season 1, 10 p.m., ABC (returning from hiatus)
The Misery Index: Season 3, 10:30 p.m., TBS

Wednesday, Jan. 27
I Survived a Crime: Season 1, 10 p.m., A&E
Resident Alien: Season 1, 10 p.m., Syfy

Saturday, Jan. 30
Wendy Williams: The Movie, 8 p.m., Lifetime [movie].
The Wendy Williams Story … What a Mess!, 10 p.m., Lifetime

Sunday, Jan. 31.
Grammy Awards, 8 p.m., CBS
The Long Song, 10 p.m., PBS

January TBD
Tiger, HBO
Search Party: Season 4, HBO Max


February


Golden Globe award
(Photo by Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.)

Thursday, Feb. 4
Impractical Jokers: Season 9, 10 p.m., truTV
Fast Foodies: Season 1, 10:30 p.m., truTV
Impractical Jokers: After Party: Season 4, 11 p.m., truTV

Friday, Feb. 5
Malcolm & Marie, Netflix [movie]
The Snoopy Show, Apple TV+

Saturday, Feb. 6
Whitney & Bobbi, 10 p.m., Lifetime [movie]

Monday, Feb. 8
Black Lightning: Season 4, 9 p.m., The CW

Sunday, Feb. 14
American Idol: Season 4, 8 p.m., ABC

Tuesday, Feb. 16
The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song, 9 p.m., PBS

Friday, Feb. 19
For All Mankind: Season 2, Apple TV+

Tuesday, Feb. 23
The Flash: Season 7, 8 p.m., The CW
Superman & Lois: Season 1, 9 p.m., The CW

Thursday, Feb. 25
The Walking Dead: Season 10, AMC+ (returning from hiatus)

Sunday, Feb. 28
Golden Globes, NBC
The Walking Dead: Season 10, 9 p.m., AMC (after previously airing on AMC+)


March


Thursday, Mar. 4
Station 19: Season 4, 8 p.m., ABC (returning from hiatus)
Grey’s Anatomy: Season 17, 9 p.m., ABC (returning from hiatus)
A Million Little Things: Season 3, 10 p.m., ABC (returning from hiatus)

Friday, Mar. 5
Coming 2 America, Amazon Prime Video [movie]

Sunday, Mar. 7
Critics Choice Awards, The CW

Sunday, Mar. 14
Screen Actors Guild Awards

Winter 2021
Torn, Nat Geo [movie]
The Incredible Dr. Pol: Seasons 18, Nat Geo Wild
Dog: Impossible: Season 2, Nat Geo Wild
American Masters: How It Feels To Be Free, PBS
Independent Lens: Mr. SOUL!, PBS
The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt for Justice, Lifetime


April


Monday, Apr. 5
Hemingway, 8 p.m., PBS

Sunday, Apr. 18
Country Music Awards, 8 p.m., CBS

Thursday, Apr. 22
Secrets of the Whales, Nat Geo

Saturday, Apr. 24
Film Independent Spirit Awards, IFC

Sunday, Apr. 25
93rd Academy Awards, ABC


Dexter title sequence video screencap

Spring 2021

Cesar’s Way, Nat Geo Wild
Heartland Docs, DVM, Nat Geo Wild
Critter Fixers: Season 2, Nat Geo Wild
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet: Season 7, Nat Geo Wild
The Puppy Draft, Nat Geo Wild

Summer 2021
The Incredible Dr. Pol: Seasons 19, Nat Geo Wild
Pol-ympics, Nat Geo Wild
Firefly Lane, Netflix
30 Coins, HBO
Beartown, HBO
The Harper House, CBS All Access
Untitled WeWork Documentary, Hulu
The End, Showtime
Dexter revival, Showtime
Power Book III: Raising Kanan, Starz
Assembly Require (w.t.), History
Star Wars: The Bad Batch, Disney+


TBD


Zack Snyder's Justice League
(Photo by HBO Max)

Justice League – Zack Snyder Cut, HBO Max [movie]
Supervillain, Showtime
La Fortuna, AMC
Survivor: Season 41, CBS
9/11, Nat Geo
Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Season 2, Nickelodeon
Tuca & Bertie: Season 2, Adult Swim
Cruel Summer, Freeform
Kung Fu: Season 1, The CW
The Republic of Sarah: Season 1, The CW
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Season 6, The CW
Dynasty: Season 4, The CW
In the Dark: Season 3, The CW
Roswell, New Mexico: Season 3, The CW
Supergirl: Season 6, The CW
Attica, Showtime [movie]
Dopesick, Hulu
Foundation, Apple TV+
Last Chance U: Basketball, Netflix
Better Things: Season 5, FX
Duncanville: Season 2, Fox
Fixer Upper Reboot, Magnolia Network
Sneakerella, Disney+
The Handmaid’s Tale: Season 4, Hulu
Sherman’s Showcase: Season 2, IFC and AMC
grown-ish: Season 3, Freeform (returning from hiatus)
Good Trouble: Season 3, Freeform
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, CBS All Access [movie]
My Life is Murder, Acorn TV
Dalgliesh, Acorn TV
Whitstable Pearl, Acorn TV
Godfather of Harlem: Season 2, Epix


The Falcon and the Winter Soldier trailer screencap
(Photo by Disney+)

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: Season 1, Disney+
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous: Season 2, Netflix
Could You Survive The Movies?: Season 2, YouTube Originals
Audible, Netflix [movie]
Ozark: Season 4, Netflix
Colin in Black & White, Netflix
Little Big Shots, NBC
The Netflix Afterparty, Netflix
The Bradshaw Bunch: Season 2, E!
Botched: Season 7, E!
E! True Hollywood Story: Season 2, E!
For Real: The Story of Reality TV, E!
The Mysterious Benedict Society, Disney+


The Orville
(Photo by Fox)

The Orville: Season 3, Hulu
Impeachment: American Crime Story, FX
The Kenan Show: Season 1, NBC
Good Girls: Season 4, NBC
Making It: Season 3, NBC
Law & Order Hate Crimes: Season 1, Peacock
Young Rock: Season 1, NBC
Untitled Friends Reunion Special, HBO Max
Breaking Bobby Bones (wt), Nat Geo
Explorer, Nat Geo
Brain Games with Keegan-Michael Key: Season 2, Nat Geo
Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted: Season 3, Nat Geo
Running Wild with Bear Grylls: Season 2, Nat Geo
Wicked Tuna: Season 10, Nat Geo
American Horror Stories, Hulu
American Horror Story: Season 10, FX


Atlanta episode 201
(Photo by Guy D'Alema/FX)

Atlanta: Season 3, FX
Breeders: Season 2, FX
What We Do In the Shadows: Season 3, FX
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 15, FXX
Pose: Season 3, FX
Mayans M.C.: Season 3, FX
Mr. Inbetween: Season 3, FX
Snowfall: Season 4, FX
Dave: Season 2, FX
The Old Man, FX
Y: The Last Man, FX on Hulu
Untitled B.J. Novak Anthology Series, FX
Hip Hop Untold, FX
Hysterical, FX
Pride, FX
Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham, Starz
Ultimate Viking (w.t.), Smithsonian Channel


Resident Alien: Season 1, Syfy
So You Think You Can Dance: Season 17, Fox
Young Love, HBO Max
Manifest: Season 3, NBC
New Amsterdam: Season 3, NBC
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 8, NBC
Law & Order Organized Crime: Season 1, NBC


Evil keyart (CBS)
(Photo by CBS)

Evil: Season 2, CBS
The Equalizer: Season 1, CBS

January | February | March | April | TBD | 2020 Premiere Dates

Also: Renewed & Cancelled


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