TV Premiere Dates 2021: The Complete Guide

8:45 AM 11/13/2020

by Rick Porter and Lesley Goldberg

Need to know when a TV show premieres or returns? The Hollywood Reporter has a comprehensive list of 2021 debut dates for broadcast, cable and streaming series. Bookmark this page, as it will be updated throughout the year.


'WandaVision' premieres on Disney+ in January.

In a time of ever-expanding viewing options, with more than 600 scripted series and hundreds more unscripted shows premiering in a year, it can be hard to keep track of when any given show will be on.

The Hollywood Reporter is here to help. Below is a comprehensive guide to premiere dates on broadcast, cable and premium channels and on streaming services for the coming year.

The calendar will be updated throughout the year as more premiere and finale dates are announced, so bookmark this page for a one-stop guide to what's coming in 2021. All times are ET/PT unless noted.

  • January

    TBD: Search Party (HBO Max)

    Sunday, Jan. 3
    8 p.m.: Call Me Kat (Fox)
    8:30 p.m.: Last Man Standing (Fox, final season)
    10 p.m.: The Rookie (ABC)

    Monday, Jan. 4
    8 p.m.: The Bachelor (NBC), Ellen's Game of Games (NBC)
    10 p.m.: The Wall (NBC)

    Tuesday, Jan. 5
    8 p.m.: Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (NBC)
    10 p.m.: Nurses (NBC, regular slot)

    Wednesday, Jan. 6
    8 p.m.: The Masked Dancer (Fox, regular slot)

    Thursday, Jan. 7
    Coyote (CBS All Access, all episodes)
    8 p.m.: Hell's Kitchen (Fox), Celebrity Wheel of Fortune (ABC)
    9 p.m.: Call Me Kat (Fox, regular slot), The Chase (ABC), Go-Big Show (TBS)
    9:30 p.m.: Last Man Standing (Fox, regular slot)
    10 p.m.: The Hustler (ABC)

    Friday, Jan. 8
    Cobra Kai (Netflix)
    Dickinson (Apple TV+)
    8 p.m.: Whose Line Is It Anyway (The CW, new slot)
    9 p.m.: Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW, new slot)

    Sunday, Jan. 10
    8 p.m.: American Gods (Starz), Critics Choice Super Awards (The CW)

    Monday, Jan. 11
    9 p.m.: The Wall (NBC, regular slot)
    10 p.m.: Weakest Link (NBC, new slot)

    Tuesday, Jan. 12
    8 p.m.: The Resident (Fox), Two Sentence Horror Stories (The CW)
    9 p.m.: Prodigal Son (Fox), Trickster (The CW)

    Wednesday, Jan. 13
    9:30 p.m.: Call Your Mother (ABC)

    Friday, Jan. 15
    Servant (Apple TV+)
    WandaVision (Disney+)

    Sunday, Jan. 17
    8 p.m.: Batwoman (The CW)

    Monday, Jan. 18
    8 p.m.: All American (The CW), 911 (Fox)
    9 p.m.: 911: Lone Star (Fox)

    Wednesday, Jan. 20
    8 p.m.: Riverdale (The CW)
    9 p.m.: Nancy Drew (The CW)

    Thursday, Jan. 21
    8 p.m.: Walker (The CW)
    9 p.m.: Legacies (The CW)

    Sunday, Jan. 24
    Losing Alice (Apple, first episode)
    Bridge and Tunnel (Epix)
    9 p.m.: Charmed (The CW)

    Monday, Jan. 25
    9 p.m.: Snowpiercer (TNT)

    Tuesday, Jan. 26
    8 p.m.: To Tell the Truth (ABC) 
    9 p.m.: Black-ish (ABC, new slot)
    9:30 p.m.: Mixed-ish (ABC)
    10:30 p.m.: The Misery Index (TBS)

    Wednesday, Jan. 27
    10 p.m.: Resident Alien (Syfy)

  • February

    Thursday, Feb. 4
    10 p.m.: Impractical Jokers (TruTV)
    10:30 p.m.: Fast Foodies (TruTV)

    Sunday, Feb. 7
    Super Bowl LV (CBS)

    Monday, Feb. 8
    9 p.m.: Black Lightning (The CW)

    Sunday, Feb. 14
    8 p.m.: American Idol (ABC)

    Friday, Feb. 19
    For All Mankind (Apple, first episode)

    Tuesday, Feb. 23
    8 p.m.: The Flash (The CW)
    9 p.m.: Superman & Lois (The CW)

    Sunday, Feb. 28
    Golden Globes (NBC)
    9 p.m.: The Walking Dead (AMC, streaming on Feb. 25 on AMC+)

  • March

    Thursday, March 4
    8 p.m.: Station 19 (ABC)
    9 p.m.: Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
    10 p.m.: A Million Little Things (ABC)

    Sunday, March 14
    SAG Awards (TBS)

  • April

    Sunday, April 25
    Academy Awards (ABC)

  • May

  • June

  • July

  • August

  • September

  • October

  • November

  • December