Top 5 Brand New TV Shows That Premiered in 2021

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From Ted Lasso to Successions, some of our favorite shows returned with new seasons this year, but 2021 also introduced us to many brand-new programs. Here are five that made the biggest splash this year.


With three Emmy wins and several Golden Globe nominations under its belt, this comedy about a legendary Las Vegans stand-up diva joining forces with a millennial writer is one of 2021’s most acclaimed new shows.

Only Murders in the Building

Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez join forces in this hilarious comedy about a trio of true-crime aficionados trying to solve a mysterious murder in their building.

Squid Game

The South Korean drama about a group of cash-strapped people taking place in a series of games with deadly stakes became a true viral sensation and won the title of Netflix’s most-watched series of all time.


Marvel gave us several amazing Disney+ shows this year, from Loki to Hawkeye, but WandaVision stands out as their best and most critically acclaimed creative feat to date.

The White Lotus

Satirical comedy dramas were thriving on HBO this year. The White Lotus knocked us off our feet with the story about a group of rich and privileged guests at a tropical resort in Hawaii, and the show is expected to take us to a new destination in Season 2.