Ethan Hawke, The Good Lord Bird | Photo Credits: Kevin Lynch/SHOWTIME

Even though the world came to a standstill in 2020, television kept pumping out television like nothing had changed. And while new seasons of your favorite returning shows provided the comfort you were looking for, it was the brilliant new shows that provided the excitement and have us looking forward to 2021.

Whether it’s on Netflix, Hulu, or even a dinosaur like ABC, as long as it’s good and new, you’ll find it on the list below. We’ll also tell you where to watch it, link up a TV Guide review (if there is one), and show off a trailer so you can get a taste for yourself. Enjoy!

Check back often, as this story will be updated throughout the year.


December


The Wilds

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Jenna Clause, Sarah Pidgeon, and Mia Healey, The Wilds

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Premiered December 11 | Watch on Amazon Prime Video
This surprise survival thriller doesn’t hide its inspiration — ABC’s game-changing drama Lost — but unlike other imitators that came before it, it follows the formula so well it doesn’t matter. Add in the wrinkle that it’s a diverse group of teenage girls whose plane goes down, leaving them stranded on a deserted island, and you’ve got yourself a bingeable series in which the fun twists and turns are secondary to the individual stories of each character. It’s gritty, it’s addictive, and it’s the late surprise of 2020. [REVIEWTRAILER]


November


The Flight Attendant

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Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant

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Premiered November 26 | Watch on HBO Max
Kaley Cuoco ditches Penny of The Big Bang Theory and her Priceline pitchman persona in favor of something a little more daring and fun. She stars in this miniseries as Cassie, a hard-partying flight attendant who jumps into a one-night stand in Bangkok with a hunk (Michiel Huisman) and wakes up next to his freshly murdered corpse. What follows is a dark comedy that doubles as a murder mystery as Cuoco’s character tries to piece together what happened, evade authorities, and find the murderer. And even though you’ll bang your head over Cassie’s decisions and inability to play it cool at all, the slick show is too fun to stop watching. [REVIEWTRAILER]


I Hate Suzie

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Billie Piper, I Hate Suzie

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