TV Premiere Dates 2021

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

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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 to-be-announced premiere dates for 2021 and 2022, either because of the coronavirus-related Hollywood shutdown in the spring and summer of 2020 or because some networks and streamers enjoy reveling in our anticipation.

December | 2022 Premiere Dates

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Premiere Date Highlights

Paramount+ is going down to South Park again with its second film based on the cult animated series, South Park: Post Covid: The Return of Covid. Premiering December 16 on the streaming platform, the movie will attempt to avenge the Kenny’s latest death — if only Stan, Kyle and Cartman could just work together so that they could go back in time to make sure Covid never happened.

Netflix Geeked 2022 schedule

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Netflix has announced that several projects that fall under the broad definition of “genre” programming will premiere in 2022. Among them are director Mike Flanagan’s next horror series, The Midnight Club (which is not season 2 Midnight Mass); season 3 of The Umbrella Academy; the live-action adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman series of graphic novels; and animated genre event series, including The Witcher: Blood Origin, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, Magic: The Gathering, and Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas.

Just added: Killing Eve (Feb. 27), Severance (Feb. 18), The Dropout (Mar. 3), State of the Union (Feb. 14), Bel-Air (Feb. 13).


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Wednesday, Dec. 1

Tab Time: Season 1, YouTube Originals
Fruitcake Fraud: Season 1, Discovery+
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean, Netflix
Kayko and Kokosh, Netflix
Candified: Home For The Holidays, Hulu
The Tower, BritBox
Adrienne, 8 p.m., HBO [movie]

Beebo Saves Christmas, 8 p.m., The CW
89th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center, 8 p.m., NBC
The Crown’s Ancient Forest, 8 p.m., Smithsonian Channel

Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller: Season 2, 9 p.m., Nat Geo
Kelly Clarkson Presents: When Christmas Comes Around, 10 p.m., NBC

Thursday, Dec. 2

The Business of Christmas 2, BET+ [movie]

Mickey and Minnie Wish Upon a Christmas, Disney Junior [movie]

Friday, Dec. 3

Harlem, Amazon Prime Video [movie]
Supa Strikas: Rookie Season, YouTube Originals
The Johnnyswim Show, Discovery+
The Hunt for the Chicago Strangler, Discovery+

Missing and Alone, 8 p.m., LMN [movie]
Family Massacre, 9 p.m., Oxygen

Saturday, Dec. 4

Christmas Beneath the Stars, 7 p.m., UPtv [movie]
Ozzy Osbourne: Black Sabbath Frontman, 8 p.m., Reelz

When Buildings Collapse: Disaster in Surfside, 8 p.m., Discovery

Sunday, Dec. 5

Real Murders of Orange County, 7 p.m., Oxygen
Something’s Coming: West Side Story, 7 p.m., ABC

Valley of the Queens, 8 p.m., Science Channel
Bruce Dickinson: Iron Maiden Frontman, 8 p.m., Reelz
The National Christmas Tree Lighting, 8:30 p.m., CBS

23rd Annual A Home for the Holidays, 9:30 p.m., CBS
Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records, 10 p.m., Epix

Monday, Dec. 6

Jeopardy! Professors Tournament, 8 p.m., NBC
A Very Boy Band Holiday, 8 p.m., ABC

The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All, 9 p.m., ABC

The Forever Prisoner, 10 p.m., HBO [movie]
Michael Bublé’s Christmas in the City, 10 p.m., NBC

Tuesday, Dec. 7

Alaskan Killer Bigfoot: Season 1, Discovery+

People’s Choice Awards, 9 p.m., NBC

Called to the Wild, 10 p.m., Nat Geo
Relatively Famous: Ranch Rules: Season 1, 11 p.m., E! (special premiere)

Wednesday, Dec. 8

Coyote Peterson’s Wild Field Trip, YouTube Originals
Welcome to Earth, Disney+
Nickelodeon’s Treasure Truck, 7:30 p.m., Nickelodeon
Christmas Around the World, 8 p.m., The CW
Dr. Pimple Popper: A Pimple Carol, 8 p.m., TLC

CMT Crossroads Christmas: Brett Young & Friends, 8 p.m., CMT
CMT’s A Tennessee Kind of Christmas, 9 p.m., CMT

Thursday, Dec. 9

The Free Larry Hoover Benefit Concert, Amazon Prime Video
Shaman King: Season 2, Netflix

Flip or Flop: Season 9, 9 p.m., HGTV

Friday, Dec. 10

The Now, The Roku Channel
Super Sema, YouTube Originals
Play-Doh Squished, IMDb TV
Saturday Morning All Star Hits!, Netflix
Family Dinner, Discovery+
LOL: Last One Laughing Mexico, Amazon Prime Video

A Daughter’s Deceit, 8 p.m., LMN [movie]

Saturday, Dec. 11

Radford Returns, Discovery+

Steven Tyler: Aerosmith Frontman, 8 p.m., Reelz

Sunday, Dec. 12
White House Christmas 2021, 6 p.m., HGTV
Miss Universe, 7 p.m., Fox

Secrets of the Celtic Grave, 8 p.m., Science Channel
90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days, 8 p.m., TLC
Alex Murdaugh: Death. Deception. Power, 8 p.m., Oxygen
David Lee Roth: Van Halen Frontman, 8 p.m., Reelz

Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2021, 9 p.m., The CW
Ken and Barbie Killers: The Lost Murder Tapes, 9 p.m., ID
Small Town Christmas: Bethlehem, Pa.: Season 1, 9 p.m., UPtv

Monday, Dec. 13

Gordon Ramsay’s Road Trip: European Vacation, 8 p.m., Fox
20 Years of Christmas With the Tabernacle Choir, 8 p.m., PBS
VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition, 8 p.m., VH1

House Hunters Ho Ho Home, 10 p.m., HGTV

Tuesday, Dec. 14

Starbeam: Beaming the New Year, Netflix
The Future Diary, Netflix

The Murders at Starved Rock, 8 p.m., HBO

Fixer to Fabulous Holiday Surprise, 9 p.m., HGTV
Gordon Ramsay’s Road Trip: Christmas Vacation, 9 p.m., Fox

One Stage to the Next, 10 p.m., TV One

Wednesday, Dec. 15

Shatner in Space, Amazon Prime Video
Elite Short Stories: Phillipe Caye Felipe, Netflix
iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2021, 8 p.m., The CW

A Very Chrisley Christmas, 9:30 p.m., NBC

Thursday, Dec. 16

Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers, Discovery+
2nd Annual HA Festival: The Art of Comedy, HBO Max
Diego, The Last Goodbye, Peacock [movie]
Puff: Wonders of the Reef, Netflix
Kid Correspondent New Year’s Eve Special, YouTube Originals
Tarek & Heather: The Big I Do, 8 p.m., HGTV

Dogs of the Year 2021, 8 p.m., The CW

Friday, Dec. 17

Uninterrupted’s Top Class: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers, IMDb TV
The Murder of Gabby Petito: Truth, Lies and Social Media, Peacock
Joe Bob Ruins Christmas, 9 p.m., Shudder

Rolling Like Thunder, 8 p.m., Showtime [movie]
Twisted Little Lies, 8 p.m., LMN [movie]
89th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, 8 p.m., The CW
Chillin Island: Season 1, 10:30 p.m., HBO

Saturday, Dec. 18

Bulgasal: Immortal Souls, Netflix
Drew’s Dream Car: Season 1, Discovery+
My Dream Kitchen: Carla Hall, Discovery+
My Dream Kitchen: Giada De Laurentiis, Discovery+
Out of Stock: Supply Chain Crisis, 8 p.m., Discovery

Holmes for the Holidays, 8 p.m., HGTV

Christmas for Keeps, 10 p.m., HMM [movie]
Women of Worth, 8 p.m., NBC
Kindred Spirits: Season 1, 10 p.m., Travel Channel

Sunday, Dec. 19

What Happened in Oslo, Netflix
Patti LaBelle’s Holiday Party, 7 p.m., TV One
Christmas Together, 7 p.m., UPtv [movie]
Joy at Christmas, 8 p.m., GAC Family [movie]
Home Town: Ben’s Holiday Workshop, 8 p.m., HGTV

Tough Love With Hilary Farr, 9 p.m., HGTV
Small Town Christmas: Natchitoches, La., 9 p.m., UPtv

Monday, Dec. 20
Elite Short Stories: Samuel Omar, Netflix

100 Day Dream Home: Season 3, 8 p.m., HGTV

Miracles Across 125th Street, 9 p.m., VH1 [movie]
Christmas at Belmont, 9 p.m., PBS

Tuesday, Dec. 21

Fantasy Island Holiday Special, 8 p.m., Fox
The Christmas Ball, 8 p.m., Lifetime [movie]

Beyond Hubble: The Telescope of Tomorrow, 10 p.m., Science Channel

Wednesday, Dec. 22
The LCD Soundsystem Holiday Special, 9 p.m., Amazon Prime Video
WWII in Color: Road to Victory, Netflix

The Masked Singer Christmas Singalong, 8 p.m., Fox
44th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, 8 p.m., CBS

Thursday, Dec. 23

Beanie Mania, HBO Max [movie]
40 Means Nothing (40 No es Nada), HBO Max
Elite Short Stories: Patrick, Netflix
Yearly Departed, Amazon Prime Video
Babble Bop!, Peacock
Dead Man’s Switch, Discovery+
Christmas for Sale, BET+ [movie]
Rebuilding a Dream Christmas, 8 p.m., Lifetime [movie]
TMZ’S Merry Elfin’ Christmas: Bye, Bye 2021!, 9 p.m., Fox

Friday, Dec. 24

Daughter From Another Mother, Netflix [movie]
The Silent Sea, Netflix
Slugfest, The Roku Channel
Hot Chocolate Holiday, 8 p.m., Lifetime [movie]
Small Town Christmas: Summerville, S.C.: Season 1, 9 p.m., UPtv

Saturday, Dec. 25
Jimmy Carr: His Dark Material, Netflix
Stories of a Generation – with Pope Francis, Netflix
Writing Around the Christmas Tree, 8 p.m., Lifetime [movie]
Call the Midwife Holiday Special, 9 p.m., PBS

Sunday, Dec. 26

Holiday Wars: Champion Cake Off, 9 p.m., Food Network
Home Town: Season 6, 9 p.m., Food Network

Monday, Dec. 27
Death to 2021, Netflix
Insecure: The End, 10 p.m., HBO
Kids Baking Championship: Season 10, 8 p.m., Food Network
The Year: 2021, 9 p.m., ABC
Crimes Gone Viral: Season 2, 10 p.m., ID

Tuesday, Dec. 28
Hillside Strangler: Mind of a Monster, Discovery+
Word Party Presents: Math!, Netflix
Popstar’s Best of 2021, 8 p.m., The CW
Murder in the Heartland: Season 4, 9 p.m., ID
Raid the Fridge: Season 1, 10 p.m., Food Network

Wednesday, Dec. 29

Anxious People, Netflix
Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer, Netflix
Calls From the Inside: Season 1, 9 p.m., ID

Thursday, Dec. 30

Kitz, Netflix

Friday, Dec. 31

Stay Close: Season 1, Netflix
Seal Team, Netflix [movie]
The Established Home, Discovery+
Restoration Road With Clint Harp, Discovery+
Dishmantled: Season 2, The Roku Channel
Disney’s Holiday Magic Quest, 7 p.m., Disney Channel / Disney+
New Year’s Eve Toast & Roast 2022, 8 p.m., Fox
Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2022, 8 p.m., ABC
New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash, 8 p.m., CBS
United in Song: Celebrating the American Dream, 9 p.m., PBS
Gary Owens: Black Famous, 9 p.m., Showtime

December TBD
The Creator Games 3 Presented By MrBeast, YouTube Originals

Fall and Winter TBD

Chloe, Amazon Prime Video

December | TBD 2022 | TBD 2022 or Later

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