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The list of shows premiering during the winter and spring months typically don't receive as much love or attention as their fall counterpart, but 2020 has served up one hell of a wild ride. That being said, some of the major dramas, comedies, and specials that traditionally start back up in September each year (at least on the traditional networks) are coming to us a little later than usual. With up-and-coming hit series like All American, Batwoman, and Riverdale on The CW – as well as TNT dramas like Snowpiercer – premiering in the dead of winter instead of the warmer days of autumn, people may be asking themselves now more than ever: when can I catch my favorite shows?

Fear not, as CinemaBlend has put together the Winter and Spring 2021 TV schedule, highlighting the latest and greatest programs coming to your favorite television networks, cable channels, and streaming platforms between January and May 2021. With many shows coming back from long hiatuses following extended shutdowns because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it looks to be a busier time for television than anyone could have have imagined.

January TV Premieres

The television industry isn't waiting anytime getting things started in 2021, especially The CW, which has plans to release more than a dozen shows on the broadcast network in the month of January alone. Along with mainstays like Nancy Drew, Riverdale, and All American, The CW will be the home of Walker, a new version of the classic Chuck Norris '90s action series Walker Texas Ranger, this time featuring Supernatural's Jared Padalecki as Cordell Walker. Netflix also looks to have a big month with the premiere of Cobra Kai Season 3 (the first on the streaming platform after the first two seasons debuted on YouTube). College football fans are in for one hell of a month with a number of bowl games and the National Championship Game on Monday, January 11.

Friday, January 1

The Ticketmaster Birmingham Bowl - ESPN2 - 12 p.m. (College Football Bowl Game)
The Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl - ESPN - 12:30 p.m. (College Football Bowl Game)
The Vrbo Citrus Bowl - ABC - 1 p.m. (College Football Bowl Game)
The College Football Playoff Semifinal At The Rose Bowl Game - ESPN - 5 p.m. (College Football Bowl Game)
The College Football Playoff Semifinal At The AllState Sugar Bowl - ESPN - 8:45 p.m. (College Football Bowl Game)

Saturday, January 2

The Taxslayer Gator Bowl - ESPN - 12 p.m. (College Football Bowl Game)
The Outback Bowl - ABC - 12:30 p.m. (College Football Bowl Game)
The PlayStation Fiesta Bowl - ESPN - 4 p.m. (College Football Bowl Game)
The Capital One Orange Bowl - ESPN - 8 p.m. (College Football Bowl Game)
Kindred Spirits Season 5 - Travel - 10 p.m. (Paranormal Docuseries)

Sunday, January 3

THE WATCH - BBC America - 8 p.m. (Fantasy Crime Drama)
CALL ME KAT - Fox - 8 p.m. (Sitcom)
Last Man Standing Season 9 - Fox - 8:30 p.m. (Sitcom)
The Simpsons Season 32 (Special Time) - Fox - 9 p.m. (Animated Comedy)
The Worst Cooks In America Season 21 - Food - 9 p.m. (Cooking Competition)
Bless The Harts Season 2 (Special Time) - Fox - 9:30 p.m. (Adult Animated Comedy)
The Rookie Season 3 - ABC - 10 p.m. (Police Procedural)
WORST COOKS IN AMERICA: DIRTY DISHES - Food - 10:30 p.m. (Cooking Competition)

Monday, January 4

The Bachelor Season 25 - ABC - 8 p.m. (Dating Competition)
Ellen's Game of Games Season 5 (Double Episode) - NBC - 8 p.m. (Game Show)
The Wall Season Season 4 - NBC - 10 p.m. (Game Show)

Tuesday, January 5

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Season 2 - NBC - 8 p.m. (Musical Comedy-Drama)
This Is Us Season 5 (Midseason Premiere) - NBC - 9 p.m. (Drama)
Nurses Season (Timeslot Premiere) - NBC - 10 p.m.

Wednesday, January 6

THE MASKED DANCER (Time Period Premiere) - Fox - 8 p.m. (Competition)
Chicago Med Season 6 (Midseason Premiere) - NBC - 8 p.m. (Medical Drama)
Chicago Fire Season 9 (Midseason Premiere) - NBC - 9 p.m. (Action Drama)
NAME THAT TUNE - Fox - 9 p.m. (Music Competition)
Chicago P.D. Season 8 (Midseason Premiere) - NBC - 10 p.m. (Police Procedural)
UNDERCOVER BILLIONAIRE: COMEBACK CITY - Discovery - 10 p.m. (Docuseries)

Thursday, January 7

COYOTE - CBS All Access - 3:01 a.m. (Drama)
Hell's Kitchen Season 19 - Fox - 8 p.m. (Reality Cooking)
MR. MAYOR (Double Episode) - NBC - 8 p.m. (Comedy)
CELEBRITY WHEEL OF FORTUNE - ABC - 8 p.m. (Game Show)
Law & Order: SVU Season 22 (Midseason Premiere)- NBC - 9 p.m. (Crime Procedural)
CALL ME KAT (Time Period Premiere) - Fox - 9 p.m. (Sitcom)
THE CHASE - ABC - 9 p.m. (Game Show)
Last Man Standing Season 9 (Time Period Premiere) - Fox - 9:30 p.m. (Sitcom)
GO-BIG SHOW - TBS - 9 p.m. (Talent Show)
Dateline NBC Season 29 (Midseason Premiere) - NBC - 10 p.m. (Crime Docuseries)
THE HUSTLER - ABC - 10 p.m. (Game Show)

Friday, January 8

Cobra Kai Season 3 - Netflix - 3:01 a.m. (Comedy)
Dickinson Season 2 - Apple TV+ - 3:01 a.m. (Comedy)
Whose Line Is It Anyway Season 17 - The CW - 8 p.m. (Improvisational Comedy)
SELF-MADE MANSIONS - HGTV - 8 p.m. (Reality)
Penn & Teller: Fool Us Season 8 - The CW - 9 p.m. (Reality Competition)

Saturday, January 9

A Discovery of Witches Season 2 - Sundance Now - 3:01 a.m. (Historical Drama)

Sunday, January 10

American Gods Season 3 - Starz - 8 p.m. (Fantasy Drama)
ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL - PBS - 9 p.m. (Drama)
Mountain Monsters Season 5 - Travel - 10 p.m. (Docuseries)

Monday, January 11

Crossing Lines Season 2 - Ovation - 7 p.m. (Drama)
The College Football Playoff National Championship Game Presented By AT&T - ESPN - 8 p.m. (College Football Bowl Game)
The Wall Season Season 4 (Timeslot Premiere) - NBC - 10 p.m. (Game Show)
The Good Doctor Season 4 (Midseason Premiere) - ABC - 10 p.m. (Medical Drama)
The Weakest Link (Winter Premiere) - NBC - 10 p.m. (Game Show)

Tuesday, January 12

Two Sentence Horror Stories Season 2 - The CW - 8 p.m. (Horror Anthology)
The Resident Season 4 - Fox - 8 p.m. (Medical Drama)
Prodigal Son Season 2 - Fox - 9 p.m. (Crime Drama)
TRICKSTER (U.S. Premiere) - The CW - 9 p.m. (Drama)

Wednesday, January 13

The Goldbergs Season 8 (Midseason Premiere) - ABC - 8 p.m. (Comedy)
Married At First Sight Season 12 - Lifetime - 8 p.m. (Reality)
American Housewife Season 5 (Midseason Premiere) - ABC - 8:30 p.m. (Comedy)
The Conners Season 3 (Midseason Premiere) - ABC - 9 p.m. (Comedy)
CALL YOUR MOTHER - ABC - 9:30 p.m. (Comedy)

Thursday, January 14

Superstore Season 6 (Timeslot Premiere) - NBC - 8:30 p.m. (Comedy)

Friday, January 15

WANDAVISION - Disney+ - 3:01 a.m. (Superhero Drama)
Servant Season 2 - Apple TV+ - 3:01 a.m. (Supernatural Drama)
Endlings Season 2 - Hulu - 3:01 a.m. (Comedy)
Servant Season 2 - Apple TV+ - 3:01 a.m. (Drama)
Real Time With Bill Maher Season 19 - HBO - 10 p.m. (Current Affairs Talk Show)

Sunday, January 17

Batwoman Season 2 - The CW - 8 p.m. (Superhero Drama)
MISS SCARLET & THE DUKE - PBS - 8 p.m. (Historical Drama)

Monday, January 18

All American Season 3 - The CW - 8 p.m. (Sports Drama)
9-1-1 Season 4 - Fox - 8 p.m. (Procedural Drama)
9-1-1: Lone Star Season Season 2 - 9 p.m. (Procedural Drama)

Tuesday, January 19

Finding Your Roots Season 7 - PBS - 8 p.m. (Docuseries)

Wednesday, January 20

Riverdale Season 5 - The CW - 8 p.m. (Teen Drama)
Nancy Drew Season 2 - The CW - 9 p.m. (Mystery Drama)
For Life Season 2 - ABC - 10 p.m. (Legal Drama)

Friday, January 22

THE SISTER (Limited Series) - Hulu - 3:01 a.m. (Drama)
The Blacklist Season 8 (Midseason Premiere) - NBC - 8 p.m. (Crime Drama)

Thursday, January 21

WALKER - The CW - 8 p.m. (Action)
Legacies Season 3 - The CW - 9 p.m. (Supernatural Drama)

Sunday, January 24

BRIDGE AND TUNNEL - Epix - 9 p.m. (Dramedy)
Charmed Season 3 - The CW - 9 p.m. (Supernatural Drama)

Monday, January 25

Snowpiercer Season 2 - TNT - 9 p.m. (Drama)

Tuesday, January 26

To Tell The Truth Season 6 - ABC - 8 p.m. (Game Show)
Black-ish Season 7 (Time Slot Premiere) - ABC - 9 p.m. (Comedy)
Mixed-ish Season 2 - ABC - 9:30 p.m. (Comedy)
BIG SKY (Midseason Premiere) - ABC - 10 p.m. (Crime Drama)
Misery Index Season 3 - TBS - 10:30 p.m. (Comedy Game Show)

Wednesday, January 27

50M2 - Netflix - 3:01 a.m. (Crime Drama)
I SURVIVED A CRIME - A&E - 10 p.m. (Docuseries)
RESIDENT ALIEN - SyFy - 10 p.m. (Drama)

Sunday, January 31

63rd Annual Grammy Awards - CBS - 8 p.m. (Awards Ceremony)
THE LONG SONG - PBS - 10 p.m. (Historical Drama Miniseries)

February TV Premieres

February may be the shortest month of the year, but doesn't mean it can't get in all the TV fun like the other 11 months on the calendar. The second month of 2021 will not only deliver the brand new Peanuts series The Snoopy Show on Apple TV+ (not like we'll forget after all the controversy surrounding the Charlie Brown holiday specials), but we'll also see the return of The Flash and Black Lightning on The CW.

Thursday, February 4

Impractical Jokers Season 9 - TruTV - 10 p.m. (Hidden Camera Reality Show)
FAST FOODIES - TruTV - 10:30 p.m. (Cooking Competition)
Impractical Jokers: After Party Season 4 - TruTV - 11 p.m. (Talk Show)

Friday, February 5

THE SNOOPY SHOW - Apple TV+ - 3:01 a.m. (Animation)

Monday, February 8

Black Lightning Season 4 - The CW - 9 p.m. (Superhero Action)

Sunday, February 14

American Idol Season 19 - ABC - 8 p.m. (Singing Competition)

Tuesday, February 16

THE BLACK CHURCH: THIS IS OUR STORY, THIS IS OUR SONG - PBS - 9 p.m. (Docuseries)

Friday, February 19

For All Mankind Season 2 - AppleTV+ - 3:01 a.m. (Sci-Fi Drama)

Tuesday, February 23

The Flash Season 7 - The CW - 8 p.m. (Superhero Action)
SUPERMAN & LOIS - The CW - 9 p.m. (Superhero Action)

Thursday, February 25

The Walking Dead Season 10 (Midseason Premiere) - AMC+ - 3:01 a.m. (Horror)

Sunday, February 28

The 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards - NBC - 8 p.m. (Awards Show)
The Walking Dead Season 10 (Midseason Premiere) - AMC - 9 p.m. (Horror)

March TV Premieres

The list of shows and specials hitting the airwaves in March 2021 will certainly change before now and then, but as it stands, the big events of the third month of the year will be the 26th Annual Critics' Choice Awards and 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremonies.

Thursday, March 4

Station 19 Season 4 (Midseason Premiere) - ABC - 8 p.m. (Action Drama)
Grey's Anatomy Season 17 (Midseason Premiere) - ABC - 9 p.m. (Medical Drama)
A Million Little Things Season 3 (Midseason Premiere) - ABC - 10 p.m. (Drama)

Sunday, March 7

The 26th Annual Critics' Choice Awards - The CW - 7 p.m. (Awards Show)

Sunday, March 14

The 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - TBS, TNT - 8 p.m. (Awards Show)

April TV Premieres

One of the biggest changes to the television landscape in April 2021 will be the 93rd Annual Academy Awards Ceremony, which is typically held in February or March each year. The upcoming ceremony was delayed because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the way it has upended the movie industry since March 2020. Ken Burns will also be premiering his new three-part documentary on the life and times of American author Ernest Hemingway.

Monday, April 5

HEMINGWAY - PBS - 8 p.m. (Docuseries)

Sunday, April 18

The 56th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards - CBS - 8 p.m. (Awards Show)

Sunday, April 25

The 93rd Academy Awards Ceremony - ABC - 8 p.m. (Awards Show)

2021 Premiere Dates TBD

The following TV shows are expected to arrive at some point in 2021, however no official premiere dates have been set. In some cases, the series has yet to start production on its latest season, so the wait for these is definitely going to vary.

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist - Season 2
Falcon and the Winter Soldier - Season 1
Star Wars: The Bad Batch - Season 1
Better Call Saul - Season 6
The Walking Dead - Season 10 (second half)
Law & Order: Organized Crime - Season 1
Stranger Things - Season 4
Ozark - Season 4
The Handmaid's Tale - Season 4
Call Me Kat - Season 1

We are still a few months out from the start of the winter and spring TV season, so make sure to bookmark this page and check back regularly because there will be a ton of updates before we see the end of April. And since you're already here, go ahead and check out the updated Fall 2020 TV Schedule to make note of those last-minute additions here at CinemaBlend.

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