16 New Shows Ordered to Series Next Season — Everything We Know

Scripted TV Shows Ordered to Series 2020 2021 Season
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Quite a bit about the 2020-21 TV season is still in flux, as premieres have yet to be set with production dates up in the air.

Still, networks have designated some of their shows, both new and returning, for "fall" and midseason (though when exactly those will be is unknown). While we wait to hear more, we're taking a look at the new scripted dramas and comedies for the 2020-21 season that have been ordered to series.

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Scroll down to find out the who, what, and when of these shows, from ABC's thriller Big Sky to NBC's comedy Mr. Mayor. (And in one case, get a sneak peek.)

Big Sky ABC Cast Katheryn Winnick Kylie Bunbury
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Big Sky (ABC)

Cast: Katheryn Winnick, Kylie Bunbury, Brian Geraghty, Dedee Pfeiffer, Natalie Alyn Lind, Jesse James Keitel, John Carroll Lynch, Ryan Phillippe

Synopsis: Private detectives Cassie Dewell (Bunbury) and Cody Hoyt (Phillippe) and the latter’s estranged wife and ex-cop Jenny Hoyt (Katheryn Winnick) look for two sisters kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote highway. But they’re not the only ones to have disappeared in that area of Montana…

Premiere: Fall

Call Your Mother ABC Cast Kyra Sedgwick
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Call Your Mother (ABC)

Cast: Kyra Sedgwick, Rachel Sennott, Joey Bragg, Patrick Brammall, Emma Caymares, Austin Crute

Synopsis: An empty-nester mom (Sedgwick) reinserts herself into her children’s lives, and the kids discover they may need her more than they thought they did.

Premiere: Midseason

B Positive CBS Cast Annaleigh Ashford Thomas Middleditch
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B Positive (CBS)

Cast: Thomas Middleditch, Annaleigh Ashford, Kether Donohue, Sara Rue, Kamryn Kunody

Synopsis: A therapist and newly divorced dad (Middleditch) needs a kidney, and a rough-around-the-edges woman from his past (Ashford) donates hers.

Premiere: Fall

Clarice Cast CBS Rebecca Breeds
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Clarice (CBS)

Cast: Rebecca Breeds, Kal Penn, Nick Sandow, Michael Cudlitz, Lucca De Oliveira, Devyn A. Tyler

Synopsis: FBI Agent Clarice Starling (Breeds) returns to the field six months after The Silence of the Lambs.

Premiere: Midseason

The Equalizer Cast CBS Queen Latifah
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The Equalizer (CBS)

Cast: Queen Latifah, Chris Noth, Lorraine Toussaint, Tory Kittles, Liza Lapira, Laya DeLeon Hayes

Synopsis: An enigmatic woman with a mysterious background (Queen Latifah) uses her skills to help those who can’t go to anyone else.

Premiere: Fall

Kung Fu Cast CW Olivia Liang
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Kung Fu (The CW)

Cast: Olivia Liang, Tzi Ma, Kheng Hua Tan, Shannon Dang, Jon Prasida, Gavin Stenhouse, Eddie Liu, Gwendoline Yeo

Synopsis: After dropping out of college, a young Chinese-American woman, Nicky Shen (Liang), goes on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. She returns home to San Francisco to find it overrun with crime and corruption. While using her martial arts skills and Shaolin values to protect her community and bring criminals to justice, she looks for the ruthless assassin who murdered her mentor and is now after her.

Premiere: Midseason

The Republic of Sarah CW
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The Republic of Sarah (The CW)

Cast: Stella Baker, Luke Mitchell, Megan Follows, Hope Lauren, Nia Holloway, Ian Duff, Izabella Alvarez, Forrest Goodluck, Landry Bender

Synopsis: Rebellious high school teacher Sarah Cooper (Baker) is determined to stop mining company Lydon Industries from wiping her town, Greylock, off the map to get its hands on a valuable mineral used in tech (coltan). That pits her against her brother Danny (Mitchell), who feels the community abandoned him. Sarah’s solution is for the town to declare its independence after discovering the U.S. never claimed the land. It works, but then Sarah and her allies must build a country from scratch.

Premiere: Midseason

Superman & Lois Cast CW Tyler Hoechlin Elizabeth Tulloch
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Superman & Lois (The CW)

Cast: Tyler Hoechlin, Elizabeth Tulloch, Jordan Elsass, Alexander Garfin, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Erik Valdez, Inde Navarrette, Dylan Walsh, Wolé Parks

Synopsis: The Man of Steel a.k.a. Clark Kent (Hoechlin) and journalist Lois Lane (Tulloch) deal with the stress, pressures, and complexities of being working parents (and wondering if their sons will have superpowers). The family returns to Smallville and reunites with Clark’s first love Lana Lang (Chriqui) and her fire chief husband Kyle Cushing (Valdez). Then a mysterious stranger (Parks) enters their lives…

Premiere: January 2021

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Walker (The CW)

Cast: Jared Padalecki, Lindsey Morgan, Mitch Pileggi, Keegan Allen, Coby Bell, Molly Hagen, Kale Culley, Violet Brinson, Jeff Pierre

Synopsis: Cordell Walker (Padalecki), a widower and father of two, returns home after two years undercover and clashes with his family. His former colleague is his Ranger captain (Bell), and his new partner is one of the first women in Texas Rangers’ history (Morgan). And as he finds, something doesn’t add up about the circumstances surrounding his wife’s death.

Premiere: January 2021

Call Me Kat Fox Cast Mayim Bialik
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Call Me Kat (Fox)

Cast: Mayim Bialik, Leslie Jordan, Swoosie Kurtz, Kyla Pratt, Cheyenne Jackson, Julian Gant

Synopsis: The 39-year-old Kat (Bialik) spends her life savings to open a cat café in Kentucky as she tries to prove to society and her mother Sheila (Kurtz) that you can be happy without having everything you want.

Premiere: Midseason

Housebroken Fox Cast Lisa Kudrow Clea DuVall
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Housebroken (Fox)

Cast: Lisa Kudrow, Clea DuVall, Sharon Horgan, Nat Faxon, Will Forte, Tony Hale, Jason Mantzoukas, Sam Richardson, Bresha Webb, Greta Lee

Synopsis: The animated comedy uses neighborhood animals from the suburbs to examine human dysfunction and neurosis.

Premiere: Midseason

Connecting NBC Martin Gero
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Connecting (NBC)

Cast: TBA

Synopsis: This ensemble comedy from Blindspot‘s Martin Gero (above) follows “a group of friends trying to stay close (and sane) through video chats as they share the highs and lows of these extraordinary times.”

Premiere: TBA

Debris Cast NBC Riann Steele Jonathan Tucker
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Debris (NBC)

Cast: Jonathan Tucker, Riann Steele

Synopsis: Two agents (Tucker and Steele, above) from two continents with different mindsets investigate wreckage from a destroyed alien spacecraft and its effects on humans.

Premiere: TBA

Kenan NBC Cast Thompson
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Kenan (NBC)

Cast: Kenan Thompson

Synopsis: Kenan (Thompson) is recently widowed and the host of Atlanta’s #2 morning show who struggles to balance his job and raising his young daughters, even with help.

Premiere: Midseason

Law & Order Organized Crime Cast NBC Christopher Meloni
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Law & Order: Organized Crime (NBC)

Cast: Christopher Meloni

Synopsis: Elliot Stabler (Meloni) returns to the NYPD after a devastating personal loss to lead a new elite task force targeting the city’s most powerful criminal syndicates.

Premiere: Fall

Mr. Mayor NBC Cast Ted Danson Holly Hunter
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Mr. Mayor (NBC)

Cast: Ted Danson, Holly Hunter, Bobby Moynihan, Vella Lovell

Synopsis: A wealthy businessman (Danson) runs for mayor of Los Angeles for the wrong reasons — and wins. Then he has to figure out what to do next while trying to connect with his teenage daughter.

Premiere: Midseason

Young Rock NBC Cast Dwayne Johnson
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Young Rock (NBC)

Cast: Dwayne Johnson

Synopsis: The comedy is inspired by Johnson and follows “his formative years.”

Premiere: Midseason