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.

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February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

  • The Book of Boba Fett (no specific release date beyond the month) Part of the Star Wars/Mandalorian franchise [stream on Disney+]

There were additional TV series originally announced for 2021, but as of the time of this posting a specific premiere date had not been confirmed, and so I was not able to include them in the list above. I will keep any eye out for any future announcements regarding the Fall 2021 season and will update this post accordingly, so do check back later for updates. And 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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