Winter TV Premiere Dates 2021: When Hits Like ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Return & New Shows Debut

The year 2021 is already in full swing with the returns of your hit shows and the premieres of brand-new series. Here's your guide to the 2021 TV premiere dates across networks and streaming services.

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It’s a new year, which means a whole new set of premiere dates. January TV is already well underway with new and returning shows premiering. The TV premiere dates for winter 2021 will continue throughout the upcoming months.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, much of the fall TV season was pushed to January 2021. All of The CW’s series will premiere in January and February 2021. Hit shows like 9-1-1 and spinoff like 9-1-1: Lone Star will premiere their new seasons on January 18. ABC’s Thursday night block — Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19, and A Million Little Things — premiered in the fall, but won’t return with new episodes until March. See the current schedule for the TV premiere dates of winter 2021 below.

Matt James
‘The Bachelor’ season 25 kicked things off at the top of the year with Matt James as the lead. (ABC)

January 4
American Detective with Lt. Joe Kendra (Discovery+)
Amityville Horror House (Discovery+)
Auto Biography (Discovery+)
The Bachelor — season 25 (ABC)
BattleBots: The Bounty Hunters (Discovery+)
Beyond Borders (Discovery+)
Bobby and Giada in Italy (Discovery+)
Cakealikes (Discovery+)
Chopped Challenge (Discovery+)
Christina: Stronger By Design (Discovery+)
Elephant Hospital (Discovery+)
Frozen in Time (Discovery+)
Gold Rush: Freddy Dodge’s Mine Rescue (Discovery+)
HGTV’s House Party (Discovery+)
Home Town: Ben’s Workshop (Discovery+)
JonBenet Ramsey: What Really Happened? (Discovery+)
Judi Dench’s Wild Borneo Adventure (Discovery+)
Lovely Bites with Chef Lovely (Discovery+)
Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines (Discovery+)
Monster Garage (Discovery+)
Mysterious Planet (Discovery+)
Onision: In Real Life (Discovery+)
The Other Way Strikes Back (Discovery+)
A Perfect Planet (Discovery +)
P.S. Burn This Letter Please (Discovery+)
Say Yes to the Dress: In Sickness and In Health (Discovery+)
Six Degrees with Mike Rowe (Discovery+)
Tarek’s Flip Side (Discovery+)
Toddlers & Tiaras: Where Are They Now? (Discovery+)
Tregaye’s Way in the Kitchen (Discovery+)
The Wall (NBC)

January 5 
Chopped: Grudge Match (Food Network)
Gabby’s Dollhouse (Netflix)
Gordon Ramsay’s American Road Trip (FOX)
History of Swear Words (Netflix)
Nurses — season 1 (NBC)
PBS American Portrait (PBS)
The Proof Is Out There (History)
The Real Housewives of Dallas — season 5 (Bravo)
This Is Us — season 5 (NBC)
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist — season 2 (NBC)
30 Coins (HBO)

January 6
Chicago Fire (NBC)
Chicago Med (NBC)
Chicago P.D. (NBC)
House in a Hurry (HGTV)
Kitchen Crash (Food Network)
Name That Tune (Fox)
Nature Gone Wild (A&E)
Surviving Death (Netflix)
The Masked Dancer (Fox)
Undercover Billionaire — season 2 (Discovery)
Undercover Billionaire: Comeback City (Discovery)

January 7 
Call Me Kat (Fox)
Celebrity Wheel of Fortune (ABC)
Coyote (CBS All Access)
Go-Big Show (TBS)
Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta — season 6 (WE tv)
Hell’s Kitchen — season 19 (Fox)
Law & Order: SVU (NBC)
Mr. Mayor (NBC)
Restaurant: Impossible — season 18 (Food Network)
The Chase (ABC)
The Hustler (ABC)
The Real Blac Chyna (WE tv)

Hailee Steinfeld
‘Dickinson’ returns for season 2. (Apple TV+)

January 8 
A Discovery of Witches — season 2 (Shudder/Sundance Now)
Dead Little Roosters (Rooster Teeth)
Dickinson — season 2 (AppleTV+)
Glad You Asked — season 2 (YouTube)
Lupin (Netflix)
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW)
Pretend It’s a City (Netflix)
Rise of Empires: Ottoman (History)
Self-Made Mansions (HGTV)

January 9
A Discovery of Witches — season 2 (Shudder/Sundance Now)

January 10 
All Creatures Great and Small (PBS)
American Gods — season 3 (Starz)
Mountain Monsters — season 5 (Travel Channel)
The Circus — season 6 (Showtime)
Tiger (HBO)

January 11
American Experience (PBS)
Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy (Netflix)
Straight Up Steve Austin (USA)
Ty Breaker (HGTV)

January 12
Prodigal Son — season 2 (FOX)
The Resident — season 4 (FOX)
Trickster (The CW)
Two Sentence Horror Stories (The CW)
Unpolished — season 2 (TLC)

January 13
Call Your Mother (ABC)
Everyone is Doing Great (Hulu)
Married at First Sight — season 13 (Lifetime)
Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer (Netflix)

January 14
B Positive — season 1B (CBS)
Mom — season 8B (CBS)
Search Party (HBO Max)
Young Sheldon — season 4B (CBS)

WandaVision
Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen return for ‘WandaVision.’ (Disney+)

January 15
Belle Collective (OWN)
Disenchantment — season 3 (Netflix)
Endlings (Hulu)
Servant — season 2 (Apple TV+)
WandaVision (Disney+)

January 17
Batwoman — season 2 (The CW)
Miss Scarlet and the Duke (PBS)

January 18
All American (The CW)
9-1-1 (FOX)
9-1-1: Lone Star (FOX)

January 19
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr. — season 7 (PBS)

January 20
Riverdale — season 5 (The CW)
Nancy Drew — season 2 (The CW)

January 21
Gomorrah (HBO Max)
Legacies — season 3 (The CW)
Selena + Chef — season 2 (HBO Max)
The Rev (USA)
Walker (The CW)

January 22
Blown Away (Netflix)
Derek Delgaudio’s In & Of Itself (Hulu)
Fate: The Winx Saga (Netflix)
Flack (Amazon Prime Video)
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous — season 2 (Netflix)
Little Women: Atlanta — season 6 (Lifetime)
Losing Alice (Apple TV+)
Painting with John (HBO)
The Sister (Hulu)

January 23
A Wild Year on Earth (BBC America)
Salt-N-Pepa (Lifetime)

January 24
Charmed — season 3 (The CW)
Bridge and Tunnel (EPIX)

January 25
Snowpiercer — season 2 (TNT)

January 26
black-ish — season 8 (ABC)
The Misery Index — season 3 (TBS)
mixed-ish — season 2 (ABC)
Teen Mom OG — season 9 (MTV)
To Tell the Truth (ABC)

January 27
Marrying Millions — season 2B (Lifetime)
Resident Alien (Syfy)

January 29
Jann (Hulu)
We Are: The Brooklyn Saints (Netflix)

Ciera Payton
Ciera Payton stars as Wendy Williams in the Lifetime movie about the talk show host. (Lifetime)

January 30 
Wendy Williams: The Movie (Lifetime)

January 31
The Long Song (PBS)

February 3
Firefly Lane (Netflix)

February 4
Fast Foodies (truTV)
Impractical Jokers season 9 (truTV)
Impractical Jokers: After Party (truTV)
Summer House season 5 (Bravo)

February 5
The Snoopy Show (Apple TV+)

February 6
Whitney & Bobbi (Lifetime)

February 7
The Equalizer (CBS)

February 8 
Black Lightning (The CW)

February 10
Tough As Nails (CBS)

February 11
Clarice (CBS)

February 12
Are You Afraid of the Dark? season 2 — Nickelodeon
Hip Hop Uncovered (FX)

American Idol
‘American Idol’ is back for an all-new season. (ABC)

February 14
American Idol — season 19 (ABC)
Cherries Wild (FOX)
Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy (CNN)

February 16
The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song (PBS)

February 17
I Survived A Crime (A&E)

February 19
For All Mankind — season 2 (Apple TV+)

February 21 
When Call the Heart — season 8 (Hallmark Channel)

February 23
Superman & Lois (The CW)
The Flash — season 7 (The CW)

February 24
Snowfall (FX)

February 26
Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry (Apple TV+)

February 28
The Walking Dead — season 10 (AMC)

Ellen Pompeo
Meredith Grey continues to battle COVID-19 on ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’ (ABC)

March 4
Station 19 — season 4 (ABC)
Grey’s Anatomy — season 17 (ABC)
A Million Little Things — season 3 (ABC)

March 7
Pennyworth — season 2 (EPIX)

March 19
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Disney+)

April 5 
Hemingway (PBS)

The TV premiere dates of 2021 could change given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Many productions that are filmed in Los Angeles, including Grey’s Anatomy, This Is Us, and 9-1-1, have halted their productions due to the current surge of COVID-19 cases in the area, accoriding to our sister site Deadline. The shows will remain on holiday hiatus until at least January 18.

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