Ah, Fall. The leaves are changing color, everything is pumpkin spiced, and you can finally break out those cardigans from deep inside your closet. Perhaps best of all, new shows start premiering all over local channels and cable in primetime. If you’re one of the many cord cutters, one of the best destinations to catch these new shows is Sling TV. It’s one of the only a la carte live-streaming TV services, so you only need to pay for what you use. We’ve compiled a list of new Fall TV premieres coming this season.
- Best new shows: The Wonder Years, Impeachment: American Crime Story
- Best comedy series: Bob’s Burgers Season 12, Family Guy Season 20
- Best drama series: Law and Order SVU Season 23, New Amsterdam Season 4
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Fall TV premieres 2021: Best New Shows
The Wonder Years
Premieres September 22
Fred Savage. Olivia d’Abo. That Joe Cocker cover of “With a Little Help From My Friends”. When it comes to coming-of-age stories, The Wonder Years is unrivaled. The series is back for 2021, with a brand new perspective. This time, the show will focus on a Black middle-class suburban family in Montgomery Alabama. It’s narrated by Don Cheadle and produced by the one and only Lee Daniels and Fred Savage.
Impeachment: American Horror Story
New episodes through Fall
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions “The ’90s?” Dollars to donuts, someone will mention something in the neighborhood of “stain on a blue dress.” It wasn’t just a political scandal, it managed to become a nationwide and even worldwide cultural touchstone. Like the OJ Simpson trial and the murder of Gianni Versace before, Ryan Murphy is offering viewers both the familiar parts of the story, along with the nitty gritty details you may have missed out on.
Best New Comedy Series: Fall 2021
Bob’s Burgers Season 12
Premieres September 26
For animated comedy fans, the name Loren Bouchard was only synonymous with cult hits like Home Movies and Dr. Katz. Now, he’s reached the legendary status along with Seth MacFarlane and Matt Groening. The Belcher clan is back for its 12th season. Plus, the announcement of a Bob’s Burgers movie coming next May, we can only expect big things from this new season as it ramps up to the silver screen.
Family Guy Season 20
Premieres September 26
For more than two decades (with a brief absence in the early ’00s) Peter Griffin has more or less replaced Homer Simpson as America’s favorite animated father. Twenty is a big milestone season, and the Griffin family will see a few changes. For one, series mainstay and one-time spinoff character Cleveland Brown will finally be voiced by an actual Black voice actor, Arif Zahir.
Best Drama Series: Fall 2021
Law and Order SVU Season 23
Premieres September 23
“In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies…” you know the rest. Ironically, the grisliest Law and Order spinoff is also the most engaging one too. And while Chris Meloni left for his own spinoff, SVU is still going strong with Mariska Hargitay at the helm.
New Amsterdam Season 4
Premieres September 21
The American healthcare system is fraught with problems. Among them are bureaucratic speed bumps that prevent many from getting the care they need. Dr. Max Goodwin is the medical director of New Amsterdam Medical Center, one of the nation’s oldest public hospitals. Every episode, Goodwin helps the underserved navigate the broken system in the neglected facility he works in, to provide excellent care for his patients. And perhaps most importantly, his bedside manner isn’t too shabby either.
Fall TV Premieres 2021 Complete Schedule
The following is a complete list of new Fall premieres, along with the channel they will air on.
- The Voice Season 21, NBC
- 9-11 Season 5, Fox
- NCIS: Hawai’i, CBS
- Ordinary Joe Series Premiere, NBC
- Time100 Special, ABC
- The Resident Season 5, Fox
- Our Kind of People Series Premiere, Fox
- New Amsterdam Season 4, NBC
- FBI: International Series Premier, CBS
- Survivor Season 41, CBS
- The Masked Singer Season 6, Fox
- Chicago Med Season 7, NBC
- The Wonder Years Series Premiere, ABC
- Chicago Fire Season 10, NBC
- Dr. Mercy Series Premiere, TLC
- Chicago PD Season 9, NBC
- Selena: Life, Death and Money, Bravo
- Law and Order SVU Season 23, NBC
- Law and Order: Organized Crime Season 2, NBC
- Aly Raisman: Darkness to Light, Lifetime
- 74th Annual Tony Awards, CBS
- Celebrity Wheel of Fortune Season 2, ABC
- The Simpsons Season 33, Fox
- The Great North Season 2, Fox
- Supermarket Sweep Season 2, ABC
- BMF Series Premiere, Starz
- Bob’s Burgers Season 12, Fox
- Broadway’s Back, CBS
- Family Guy Season 20, Fox
- The Rookie Season 4, ABC
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