American detective shows, new in 2021

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As part of my mission to compile a TV Detective Database listing all mystery/detective/crime shows ever made, I have already compiled lists spanning the decades from the 1950s until the 2010s. A couple months ago, I also completed a round-up of all the new shows that premiered in 2020. Now that we’re well into 2021, I am getting a head start in compiling a list of mystery shows produced in the United States that premiered in the year 2021. 

I hope that you find the list helpful — both in highlighting shows that are coming out later this year that you can look forward to, and in helping you discover something that came out earlier in the year that you haven’t yet seen. For that reason, I have organized the list according to the month in which each show premiered.

As usual, I use the term “detective show” rather loosely and include anything that can be classified as a mystery/thriller/crime drama. However, I exclude true crime documentaries and reality shows, as I want to focus on scripted stories.











  • Chucky (released October 12th) Based on the Child’s Play horror franchise. [coming to Syfy and USA Network]
  • Guilty Party (released October 14th) [CBS and Paramount+]
  • CSI: Vegas (released October 6th) [watch on CBS]
  • I Know What You Did Last Summer (released October 15th) Based on the horror franchise of the same name. [coming to Amazon Prime Video]
  • One of Us Is Lying (released October 7th) [Peacock]


  • Cowboy Bebop (released November 19th) Based on the Japanese Anime of the same name. [stream on Netflix]
  • Dexter: New Blood (released November 8th) Sequel to the Dexter series. [Showtime]
  • The Line (November 19th) [Apple TV+]
  • Hawkeye (released November 24th) Based on on the Marvel Comics superhero [stream on Disney+]
  • Mayor of Kingstown (released November 14th) [coming to Paramount+]
  • True Story (released November 24th) [Netflix]


This post was last updated on January 27th, 2022. As always, if you know of any shows that are missing from my list above, please let me know in the comments!

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