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New TV shows for January 2021: What’s coming next

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Cozy up to the new TV shows in January 2021. It's cold outside and the pandemic is still raging, so stay home and watch all the new TV shows airing on network, cable and streaming. 

This month brings several highly-anticipated titles, including Cobra Kai season 3 and WandaVision, the first Marvel series on Disney Plus. Broadcast and cable shows are returning from their winter hiatus, which means new episodes of This Is Us, The Good Doctor, NCIS and more.

January 2021 also features the debuts of brand-new series, like the Walker reboot and Mr. Mayor with Ted Danson.

We've jotted down big awards shows (like the Grammys) and sports games (the College Football Championship), as well as notable finales.

The new TV show premieres and finales to watch in January 2021

All times Eastern Time
Our top picks in bold

MONDAY, JANUARY 4

Discovery Plus series (3 a.m.)

Antiques Roadshow - season 25 premiere (PBS, 8 p.m.)

The Bachelor - season 25 premiere (ABC, 8 p.m.)

The Hustler - season 1 premiere (ABC, 10 p.m.)

The Wall - season 4 premiere (NBC, 10 p.m.)

TUESDAY, JANUARY 5

History of Swear Words - complete season 1 (Netflix, 3 a.m.)

Nailed It! Mexico - complete season 3 (Netflix, 3 a.m.)

Gordon Ramsay’s American Road Trip - special (Fox, 8 p.m.)

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist - season 2 premiere (NBC, 8 p.m.)

The Real Housewives of Dallas - season 5 premiere (Bravo, 9 p.m.)

This Is Us - season 5 winter premiere (NBC, 10 p.m.)

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6

Married at First Sight: Kickoff Special (Lifetime, 8 p.m.)

Name That Tune - season 1 premiere (Fox, 9 p.m.)

Undercover Billionaire - season 1 premiere (Discovery, 10 p.m.)

THURSDAY, JANUARY 7

Coyote - season 1 premiere (CBS All Access, 3 a.m.)

Pieces of a Woman - movie (Netflix, 3 a.m.)

Star Trek: Discovery - season 3 finale (CBS All Access, 3 a.m.)

Celebrity Wheel of Fortune - season 1 premiere (ABC, 8 p.m.)

Hell’s Kitchen - season 19 premiere (Fox, 8 p.m.)

Mr. Mayor - season 1 premiere (NBC, 8 p.m.)

The Chase - season 1 premiere (ABC, 9 p.m.)

Law & Order: SVU - season 22 winter premiere (NBC, 9 p.m.)

Mountain Men - season 9 premiere (History, 10 p.m.)

FRIDAY, JANUARY 8

Dickinson - season 2 premiere (Apple TV Plus, 12 a.m.)

Charming - movie (Netflix, 3 a.m.)

Pretend It’s a City - complete season 1 (Netflix, 3 a.m.)

Whose Line Is It Anyway? - season 17 (The CW, 8 p.m.)

Blue Bloods - season 11 winter premiere (CBS, 10 p.m.)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 9

A Discovery of Witches - season 2 premiere (Sundance Now/AMC Plus, 3 a.m.)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 10

American Gods - season 3 premiere (Starz, 8 p.m.)

The Circus - season 6 premiere (Showtime, 8 p.m.)

The Critics Choice Super Awards (The CW, 8 p.m.)

Tiger - season 1 premiere (HBO, 9 p.m.)

MONDAY, JANUARY 11

All American Stories - season 1 premiere (The CW, 8 p.m.)

College Football Playoff National Championship - sports (ESPN, 8 p.m.)

Pawn Stars - season 18 premiere (History, 9 p.m.)

The Good Doctor - season 4 winter premiere (ABC, 10 p.m.)

TUESDAY, JANUARY 12

The Haves and the Have Nots - season 8 finale (OWN, 8 p.m.)

The Resident - season 4 premiere (Fox, 8 p.m.)

Trickster - season 1 premiere (The CW, 9 p.m.)

Prodigal Son - season 2 premiere (Fox, 9 p.m.)

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13

Everyone Is Doing Great - complete season 1 (Hulu, 12 a.m.)

Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer - complete season 1 (Netflix, 3 a.m.)

Married at First Sight - season 12 premiere (Lifetime, 8 p.m.)

The Conners - season 3 winter premiere (ABC, 9 p.m.)

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee - season 6 premiere (TBS, 10:30 p.m.)

THURSDAY, JANUARY 14

Search Party - season 4 premiere (HBO Max, 3 a.m.)

Superstore - season 6 winter premiere (NBC, 8 p.m.)

FRIDAY, JANUARY 15

Endlings - complete season 2 (Hulu, 12 a.m.)

Servant - season 2 premiere (Apple TV Plus, 12 a.m.)

One Night in Miami - movie (Amazon Prime Video, 12 a.m.)

The Ultimate Playlist of Noise - movie (Hulu, 12 a.m.)

Bling Empire - complete season 1 (Netflix, 3 a.m.)

Carmen Sandiego - complete season 4 (Netflix, 3 a.m.)

Outside the Wire - movie (Netflix, 3 a.m.)

WandaVision - season 1 premiere (Disney Plus, 3 a.m.)

U.S. Figure Skating Championship - sports (NBC, 8 p.m.)

Real Time With Bill Maher - season 19 premiere (HBO, 10 p.m.)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 17

Batwoman - season 2 premiere (The CW, 8 p.m.)

MONDAY, JANUARY 18

9-1-1 season 4 premiere (Fox, 8 p.m.)

All American - season 3 premiere (The CW, 8 p.m.)

9-1-1: Lone Star - season 2 premiere (Fox, 9 p.m.)

TUESDAY, JANUARY 19

NCIS - season 18 winter premiere (CBS, 8 p.m.)

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20

Riverdale - season 5 premiere (The CW, 8 p.m.)

Nancy Drew - season 2 premiere (The CW, 9 p.m.)

THURSDAY, JANUARY 21

Grown-ish - season 3 winter premiere (Freeform, 8 p.m.)

Walker - season 1 premiere (The CW, 8 p.m.)

Young Sheldon - season 4 winter premiere (CBS, 8 p.m.)

Legacies - season 3 premiere (The CW, 9 p.m.)

Mom - season 8 winter premiere (CBS, 9 p.m.)

FRIDAY, JANUARY 22

Losing Alice - movie (Apple TV Plus, 12 a.m.)

The Sister - season 1 premiere (Hulu, 12 a.m.)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 24

Bridge and Tunnel - season 1 premiere (Epix, 9 p.m.)

Charmed - season 3 premiere (The CW, 9 p.m.)

MONDAY, JANUARY 25

Snowpiercer - season 2 premiere (TNT, 9 p.m.)

TUESDAY, JANUARY 26

Teen Mom OG - season 9 premiere (MTV, 8 p.m.)

To Tell the Truth - season 6 premiere (ABC, 8 p.m.)

Black-ish - season 7 winter premiere (ABC, 9 p.m.)

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27

Bonding - complete season 2 (Netflix 3 a.m.)

Resident Alien - season 1 premiere (Syfy, 10 p.m.)

FRIDAY, JANUARY 29

Palmer - movie (Apple TV Plus, 12 a.m.)

The Little Things - movie (HBO Max, 3 a.m.)

We Are: The Brooklyn Saints - complete season 1 (Netflix, 3 a.m.)