There are plenty of reasons to welcome 2021 with open arms, and an abundance of new television is high on our list.
All month long, we’ve looked back at 2020 via our extensive Year in Review, which highlighted the good, bad and grotesque TV moments of the past 12 months. Now, we’re looking ahead to the broadcast, cable and streaming offerings that we’re most highly anticipating in 2021.
The list below features 20 series that Team TVLine can’t wait to watch in the new year. Many of them are brand-new additions to the freshman class (like Netflix’s Katherine Heigl vehicle Firefly Lane), while others are returning favorites that have been on hiatus for quite a while. (More Succession now, please and thank you!)
Our picks also include some long-gestating adaptations that should finally arrive in 2021, such as Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop and FX on Hulu’s Y: The Last Man. And though it’s worth noting that not every show on our list has announced a precise premiere date just yet, we’ve included the most up-to-date scheduling details for each project.
Scroll through the list below to see the 20 series we’re most excited about in 2021, then drop a comment with the shows you can’t wait to watch next year.