2021-22 TV premiere dates, from 'Hawkeye' to 'Ozark' and 'The Wheel of Time'
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In November, what's old is new again. TV networks and streaming platforms continue to reach to the past for inspiration. Seven former strangers, who were picked to live in a house and have their lives taped, reunite for "The Real World Homecoming: Los Angeles" (Paramount+). A “Nash Bridges” TV movie (USA Network) also debuts next month, as does the revival of "The Game" (Paramount+), last seen in 2011.
Our calendar of major highlights ensures you won't miss the return of your favorite series or the start of a new show you'll fall in love with. (All times EST/PST.)
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"The Game" (Paramount+): The 2006-09 series (which returned on BET in 2011) moves from San Diego to Las Vegas for its latest revival that will feature some original cast members as well as new actors. "The Game," which previously wrapped in 2015, provides "a modern-day examination of Black culture through the prism of pro football."
"Paris in Love" (Peacock, Thursdays): Wedding planning for Paris Hilton's three-day celebration are captured in this docuseries. Hilton and venture capitalist Carter Reum became engaged in February. Episodes release weekly.
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"The Shrink Next Door” (Apple TV+): Paul Rudd stars as a celebrity psychiatrist who takes advantage of his relationship with a patient (Will Ferrell) in this dark comedy series that also stars Kathryn Hahn.
"The Flash" (CW, Tuesdays at 8)
"Riverdale" (CW, Tuesdays at 9)
"Tiger King 2" (Netflix)
"The Sex Life of College Girls" (HBO Max, Thursdays): This new comedy, co-created by Mindy Kaling, follows college roommates embarking on their first year at a distinguished New England college.
"Cowboy Bebop" (Netflix): A group of bounty hunters are on the lookout for the most villainous felons in space, based on an anime.
"The Great" (Hulu)
"The Wheel of Time" (Amazon Prime): Based on the 14-book series by author Robert Jordan (and, after his death, Brandon Sanderson), "Wheel" stars Rosamund Pike andtakes place in a fantasy world in which certain women and men are able to perform magic, although men who can "channel" are dangerous and eventually go insane.
"Hannah" (Amazon Prime)
"Hawkeye" (Disney+): The skillful archer Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) pairs up with another master of the bow and arrow Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) in the latest Marvel series.
"The Real World Homecoming: Los Angeles" (Paramount+): Cast members and roommates first introduced in 1993 will return to their original house in Venice beach.
"Selling Sunset" (Netflix)
"True Story" (Netflix): Kevin Hart and Wesley Snipes star in the limited series centered on a world-famous Philadelphia comedian "forced to answer the question of how far he'll go to protect what he has."
"How to with John Wilson" (HBO, Fridays at 10)
“Nash Bridges” (USA Network, Saturday at 9): Don Johnson and Cheech Marin, who starred in the 1996-2001 CBS series, reunite in this TV movie that revisits the San Francisco P.D. detectives.
"Lost in Space" (Netflix)
"It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia" (FXX, Wednesdays 10): The 15th season of this longest-running live-action comedy series.
"Money Heist" (Netflix): The series' final episodes.
“Abbott Elementary” (ABC, 9:30; then Tuesdays at 9 starting Jan. 4): The comedy centers on the devoted teachers at a public school in Philadelphia, and their mildly politically incorrect principal.
"And Just Like That..." (HBO Max, Thursdays): The 10-part series revisits the glamorous lives of Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte York (Kristin Davis), now in their 50s.
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"Station Eleven" (HBO Max): Emily St. John Mandel's 2014 novel inspires the miniseries that follows survivors of a widespread catastrophic flu.
"The Witcher" (Netflix): Henry Cavill's stoic fantasy hero returns for a delayed second season, nearly two years after the first became a Netflix hit.
"1883" (Paramount+): Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill star in the "Yellowstone" prequel that centers on the Dutton family's trip across the Great Plains.
"Dynasty" (CW, Mondays at 8)
"Emily in Paris" (Netflix)
"Cobra Kai" (Netflix)
"S.W.A.T." (CBS, Sundays at 10)
"The Bachelor" (ABC, Mondays at 8)
"9-1-1 Lone Star (Fox, Mondays at 8)
"Kenan" (NBC, Mondays at 8)
"The Cleaning Lady" (Fox, Mondays at 9): A Cambodian doctor (Elodie Yung) cleans the messes of organized crime hits in this new drama.
"That's My Jam" (NBC, Mondays at 9): "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon borrows from his popular late night segments for a new game show, which pits celebrities for charity.
"Ordinary Joe" (NBC, Mondays at 10)
“Black-ish” (ABC, Tuesdays at 9:30): The final season.
"This is Us" (NBC, Tuesdays at 9): The final season.
"The Amazing Race" (CBS, Wednesdays at 9)
"Good Sam" (CBS, Wednesdays at 10): Sophia Bush ("One Tree Hill") plays the chief of surgery at a hospital when her dad (and boss) (Jason Isaacs) becomes comatose. But when he recovers, dad wants to take back the reigns from his daughter.
“The Chase” (ABC, Wednesdays at 10): The quiz show featuring contestants trying to beat "Jeopardy!" champs returns.
“Women of the Movement” (ABC, Thursdays at 8): The six-part scripted series follows the life of Mamie Till-Mobley, mother to Emmett Till, the Black teen killed in 1955, as punishment for supposedly hitting on a white woman. Following her son's death, Till-Mobley dedicated her light to fighting injustice.
"Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer" (Fox, Thursdays at 8): The notorious 2003 reality competition over a "rich" bachelor who proved to be a pauper gets a revival. This time, women vie for two men, one wealthy and the other not so much.
"Search Party" (HBO Max): The final 10-episode season of the comedy stars Alia Shawkat, with Jeff Goldblum as a "charismatic tech billionaire."
"Undercover Boss" (CBS, Fridays at 8)
"Nancy Drew" (CW, Fridays at 9)
"The Righteous Gemstones" (HBO, Sundays at 10): A second season of the comedy starring Danny McBridge and Adam DeVine as sibling televangelists.
"Call Me Kat" (Fox, 8 EST/5 PST, then Thursdays at 9): Mayim Bialik's sitcom returns for a second season.
*"Pivoting" (Fox, 8:30 EST/5:30 PST, then Thursdays at 9:30): Eliza Coupe, Ginnifer Goodwin and Maggie Q play three lifelong friends grieving the loss of a fourth childhood friend in this new comedy.
"Superman & Lois" (CW, Tuesdays at 8)
"Naomi" (CW, Tuesdays at 9): A teenaged comics fan (Kaci Walfall) pursues her destiny after a supernatural event hits her hometown.
"Peacemaker" (HBO Max): John Cena stars in the new DC Comics series centered on the "Suicide Squad" character, who's so dead set on peace he's willing to kill for it.
"Ozark" (Netflix): The first batch of episodes in the two-part fourth and final season of this drama staring Jason Bateman.
"Promised Land" (ABC, Mondays at 10): Dueling Hispanic families battle for fortune in this drama set in Sonoma Valley.
"Monarch" (Fox, 10 EST/7 PST; then Tuesdays at 9): Susan Sarandon and Trace Adkins star as country music royalty, married couple Dottie Cantrell Roman and Albie Roman. Though the Romans are so closely linked to truthfulness, the family's success is built on deceit, but Nicky Roman (Anna Friel) is dead set on preserving her parents' reputation.
"Celebrity Big Brother" (CBS, 8): A new celebrity edition, airing on several nights, acts as counterprogramming to NBC's Winter Olympics.
"The Walking Dead" (AMC, Sundays at 9): The final season.
"All American: Homecoming" (CW, Mondays at 9): A college-age spin-off of the CW drama set at Bringston University, a fictional HBCU, and centered on Simone (Geffri Maya), the "All American" tennis player from Beverly Hills.
"American Song Contest" (NBC, Mondays at 8): Taking inspiration from the “Eurovision Song Contest,” competitors from each U.S. state compete for the title of Best Original Song. ("The Voice" returns next fall.)
"The Endgame" (NBC, Mondays at 10): The thriller drama centers on an international arms dealer (Morena Baccarin) recently brought to justice who also plots New York City bank robberies. An FBI agent (Ryan Michelle Bathe) is dead set on stopping the criminal in her tracks.
"Law & Order" (NBC, Thursdays at 8): The original Dick Wolf series, canceled in 2011, returns with its split cops and courtroom format and a (mostly) new cast.
"The Thing About Pam" (NBC, Tuesdays at 10): Renée Zellweger stars in the limited series that examines the killing of Betsy Faria in 2011, for which her husband Russ was convicted. Eyes eventually turned to Pam Hupp, uncovering her menacing plot. The cast also includes Josh Duhamel, Judy Greer and Katy Mixon.
"Kung Fu" (CW, Wednesdays at 9)
"Survivor" (CBS, Wednesdays at 8)
"Charmed" (CW, Fridays at 8)
"Young Rock" (NBC, Tuesdays at 8)
"Mr. Mayor" (NBC, Tuesdays at 8:30)
Earlier 2021 premieres:
"Maid" (Netflix): Margaret Qualley stars as Alex, a woman desperate to flee an abusive relationship to improve life for her young daughter. In order to make money, she takes a job cleaning homes. Andie MacDowell, Qualley's mother, plays Alex's mom onscreen.
"S.W.A.T." (CBS, Fridays at 8)
"Magnum P.I." (CBS, Fridays at 9)
"Blue Bloods" (CBS, Fridays at 10)
"Call the Midwife" (PBS, Sundays at 8)
"Grantchester" (PBS, Sundays at 9): The final episodes.
"Bad Sport (Netflix): The docuseries revisits six sports scandals – including the figure-skating controversy at the 2002 Olympics and race car driver Randy Lanier’s pot-smuggling enterprise – with interviews from the competitors, coaches and authorities involved.
"Tough as Nails" (CBS, Wednesdays at 9)
"CSI: Vegas" (CBS, Wednesdays at 10): Actors William Petersen and Jorja Fox reunite in a revival of the 2000-15 forensics drama to solve cases in Las Vegas.
"Young Sheldon" (CBS, Thursdays at 8)
"United States of Al" (CBS, Thursdays at 8:30)
"Ghosts" (CBS, Thursdays at 9): Samantha (Rose McIver) and Jay (Utkarsh Ambudkar) turn a property they inherited into a bed and breakfast. Unfortunately, the property is in terrible condition – and full of ghosts only visible to Samantha.
"Bull" (CBS, Thursdays at 10)
"Nancy Drew" (CW, Fridays at 9)
"Shark Tank" (ABC, Fridays at 8)
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"The Equalizer" (CBS, Sundays at 8)
"Legends of the Hidden Temple" (CW, Sundays at 8): The network revives the 90s Nickelodeon game show.
"NCIS: Los Angeles" (CBS, Sundays at 9)
"SEAL Team" (CBS, Sundays at 10)
"We're Here" (HBO, Mondays at 9)
"Dopesick" (Hulu): Michael Keaton stars in the limited series that traces how Oxy-Contin maker Purdue Pharma contributed to the raging opioid crisis.
"DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (CW, Wednesdays at 8)
"Batwoman" (CW, Wednesdays at 9)
“The Sinner” (USA, Wednesdays at 10)
"Project Runway" (Bravo, Thursdays at 9)
"B Positive" (CBS, Thursdays at 9:30)
"You" (Netflix): Season 3 of the thriller series starring Penn Badgley as a homicidal charmer.
"Succession" (HBO, Sundays at 9)
"The Bachelorette" (ABC, Tuesdays at 8)
"Queens" (ABC, Tuesdays at 10): Four fortysomethings (among them Eve and Brandy Norwood) band together in an attempt to regain the fame they had decades earlier as hip-hop icons.
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"The Blacklist" (NBC, Thursdays at 8)
"The Next Thing You Eat" (Hulu): Chef David Chang hosts this comedic and scientific culinary series that examines why we eat what we do, and what might serve a better food future. Chang challenges viewers to ask more questions about our food, the marketing and corporate money behind it and what really gives us nourishment and tastes delicious.
"Sex, Love & Goop" (Netflix): Gwyneth Paltrow is going there – again! The founder of the wellness and lifestyle site Goop returns to Netflix for another informative series. ("The Goop Lab," a series exploring a wellness topic in each of its six episodes, premiered in January 2020.) "Sex, Love & Goop" recruits experts to help couples improve "through more pleasurable sex and deeper intimacy."
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"Invasion" (Apple TV+, Fridays): Sam Neill anchors a large ensemble cast of everyday people, astronauts and their families whose lives are turned upside down by an alien invasion of Earth.
"Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO, Sundays at 10:30)
"Insecure" (HBO, Sundays at 10): The final season of Issa Rae's comedy.
"All American" (CW, Mondays at 8)
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"Love Life" (HBO Max, Thursdays)
"Walker" (CW, Thursdays at 8)
"Colin in Black & White" (Netflix): Former NFL player and activist Colin Kaepernick narrates this drama, co-created with DuVernay, centered on the athlete's adolescence. The series addresses the obstacles he faced as the Black adopted child of a white family.
"Dickinson" (Apple TV+)
"Big Mouth" (Netflix)
"Yellowstone" (Paramount Network, Sundays at 8)
Contributing: Kelly Lawler