It’s never too early to start next year’s holiday wish list, right? For TVLine readers, at least, it certainly isn’t.
Earlier this month, we asked you to submit your No. 1 requests for the upcoming year of television, and our mailbox was more stuffed than Santa’s in December, full of hopes for new ‘ships, the returns of shows and actors that have been off your screens for far too long, and heartbreaking cancellations you’d like to see reversed.
The list below features 25 small-screen wishes, including an encore for the Arrowverse’s Mia Smoak, a swift end to pandemic-themed programming, a new (and lasting!) love interest for Grey’s Anatomy‘s Meredith, satisfying endings for Superstore‘s Cloud 9 employees and a TV revival we can’t believe hasn’t happened yet, among others.
Our roundup also includes wishes related to Supergirl, NCIS: Los Angeles, Station 19, Yellowstone and plenty more of your favorite series. (Note: Submissions have been edited for content and clarity.)
Scroll through the list below to see what your fellow TVLine readers are wishing for in 2021, then drop a comment with your own hopes for the new year — and be sure to check out what Team TVLine is wishing for, too. Happy holidays, TVLiners!
“My big 2021 wish for NCIS: LA is not just for actual info on where Hetty is and whatever she’s doing, but to also see her come home to the team and to see her at her office!”
“A hope for the relationship between Gerri and Roman from Succession to develop even more, possibly past the doors and phone calls.”
“For The Blacklist’s Aram to land a true ‘keeper’ of a lover, one who won’t betray him, get thrown into prison, or otherwise be taken off the board… He’s the sugar in the tasty tart lemonade that is The Blacklist, balancing out all the twists and betrayals with sweetness, warmth and loyalty in addition to the computer skills he brings to the team.”
“To see Chicago P.D.‘s Hailey Upton and Jay Halstead finally act on all the feelings that have been simmering between them for over three years now. I want them to be honest and tell each other how they feel so us fans can finally enjoy them being together, both professionally and personally.”
“More scenes between Michael Sheen’s Martin and Bellamy Young’s Jessica [on Prodigal Son].”
“I wish for HBO shows like Barry and The Righteous Gemstones to come back next year. I need to know what happens!”
“With the trailers for Disney+’s first batch of Marvel series coming out, I wish that WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki live up to the hype and deliver to us some gloriously weird and badass content!”
“With recent musical shows like Julie and the Phantoms and The Prom putting a huge smile on my face, my wish is to see more of that on screen — maybe not so much live. (I’m looking at you, Grinch the Musical which I really wanted to like and just couldn’t get through!)”
“I hope no one died at the end of Season 3 of Yellowstone. I would miss any of them, but especially Kelly.”
“To see Eden Sher back on the small screen in a full-time comedy role. She was fantastic in The Middle and I’m desperately missing her.”
“That streaming services would bring more classic daytime TV to their platforms! From All My Children and One Life to Live to Sally Jessy Raphael and Jenny Jones, there are thousands of episodes of great TV not available for consumption.”
“On Station 19, I am hoping to see the relationship between Maya and Carina grow strong and flourish. The chemistry between Danielle Savre and Stefania Spampinato is off the charts! Hope the powers that be don’t waste this opportunity.”
“I wish there would be either a movie, or better yet, a miniseries about Vic Mackey after the events of The Shield series that aired on FX. Seeing the life (death?) of Vic again, even for a short time, after a dozen years would be a nice Christmas present for me from Santa.”
“That TV creators would realize that viewers do not want pandemic-themed content right now. An occasional episode is fine (and even can be fun!), but it’s way too soon to do pandemic-themed shows. My wish is that they learn from the failure of shows like Connecting, Love in the Time of Corona and Social Distance, and remember that people watch TV to escape from reality, not to have it shoved in our faces.”
“If I could get one and only one Christmas wish on TV, it would be for Stumptown to find a home or get un-cancelled. Because that was stupid.”
“For Torres and Bishop [on NCIS] to finally act on their obvious chemistry!”
“More Gilmore Girls! We simply must know what happens next with Rory and Logan.”
“In this era of revivals and spinoffs and more, I would love for Pushing Daisies to get a Season 3. In the sad world we live in today, more Pushing Daisies is what we need.”
“Barring a miraculous renewal of Teenage Bounty Hunters, my wish is for Maddie Phillips and Anjelica Bette Fellini to find a new project together. Seeing the genuine sisterly bond they forged over the first season, the thought of the two of them being separated is even more heartbreaking than that whopper of a cliffhanger they will never get to resolve.”
“A ‘ship I would like to see sail in 2021 is Ace and Nancy from Nancy Drew. Throughout Season 1 we saw them supporting each other as friends and working together as partners, but there’s definitely some great romantic potential there.”
“In 2021, I would like to see Raul Esparza appear in more than the Jan. 7 episode [of Law & Order: SVU] that has been promoted. His Rafael Barba is such a great character.”
“My TV wish for 2021 is hopefully seeing the lovely Katherine McNamara’s Mia Smoak again in the Arrowverse one way or another.”
“My wish for the coming year is that Superstore has a satisfying finale to please both casual and superfans, whether it may be a reunion for Jonah and Amy, Mateo remains in the country, or even something for the “it’s complicated” relationship between Dina and Garrett as the series heads toward the home stretch.”
“My wish is that Supercorp — Kara and Lena — becomes canon on Supergirl. A girl can dream, right?”
“It’s been six seasons since [Grey’s Anatomy‘s] McDreamy died. My TV wish for 2021 is to finally see Meredith find a new love. She’s found fulfillment professionally, and yes, she’s happy with her kids, but it’s time for her to find personal fulfillment, too.”