What to Watch: Fall 2021 Shows

Here is a list of our most anticipated fall 2021 shows to watch and where to watch them

What to Watch Fall 2021 -Dexter New Blood
What to Watch Fall 2021 -Dexter New Blood

Want to know what to watch fall 2021? Going to be hunkering down waiting for Covid to end again this fall? Or perhaps you’re avoiding online dating and parental pressure to “get back out there” and prefer to plop in front of the tv each night and eat only dessert for dinner. Here is our list of the most anticipated fall 2021 shows to watch and where to watch them online. Our faves include Dexter: New Blood, Queens, Billions, and the rest we’ve featured below. They all pair nicely with the bowl of caramel that you can eat by the spoonful.

1. “Dexter: New Blood” (Showtime, Nov. 7)

Watch a sneak peek of Dexter: New Blood:

Dexter makes a return to Showtime this fall in Dexter: New Blood! Take note, this post features a spoiler several paragraphs down so consider yourselves warned! Set 10 years after Dexter went missing in the eye of Hurricane Laura, the series finds him living under an assumed name in the small town of Iron Lake, New York. Dexter may be embracing his new life, but in the wake of unexpected events in this close-knit community, his Dark Passenger beckons.


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2. “Queens” – ABC

What the Queens trailer:

This prime-time soap from “Scandal” writer and executive producer Zahir McGhee centers on the members of an all-female ’90s hip-hop group who attempt to mount a comeback in their 40s. Though the premise sounds similar to “Girls5Eva” — a comedy I didn’t enjoy as much as others did — the tone and approach is decidedly different and boasts real-life hitmakers Eve and Brandy in its cast. I have a feeling “Queens” will fill the “Nashville”-, “Empire”- and “Star”-shaped hole in my heart. – La Times

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3. “Billions” – Showtime

Tensions were high for every character in season 5, so audiences are sure to see the complexities of their personal and professional lives explored even further. With the series focused on the stock market, the writers may explore recent financial mishaps like the debacle surrounding the Robinhood app. Also, with the new leadership in the Oval Office — and a president with no personal investment in the fluctuation of stocks — the show may allude to the country’s political future.
The meat of the series is, of course, the cat and mouse game between Chuck and Bobby. In season 3, there was an alliance formed between the pair, but neither could inevitably let go of their egos, which always forms conflict between the two. As Chuck continues to interrupt Bobby’s goal of chartering his own bank, another alliance in season 6 is unlikely to happen. Billions has never run out of drama, and the next season should give viewers the fix they craved.


4. “The Morning Show” (Apple TV+, Sept. 17)

Watch the Season 2 Trailer:

Season 2 of the newsroom drama returns, which laid bare the cutthroat culture of chatty news programs in its freshman run, returns nearly two years after its debut on the then-fledgling Apple TV+, now an Emmy favorite for “Ted Lasso.” Host Alex Levy (Jennifer Aniston) has quit the morning show, her relationship with co-anchor Bradley Jackson (Reese Witherspoon) is hanging by a thread and a shamed Matt Lauer-esque Mitch Kessler (Steve Carell) is poised to make a comeback. New additions to the cast include Hasan Minhaj and Julianna Margulies. Watch the bloodletting behind the smiles as they continue to stray from script, on and off camera.

5. “Bachelor in Paradise” (ABC)

Watch the Season 5 trailer:

Monday and Tuesday nights the drama continues with Bachelor in Paradise! This is reality TV at its finest – warning, its highly addicting. Dozens of men and women looking for love all get to live in a 19 room mansion in Sayulita, Mexico and compete with each other to hand out roses- You have to be in some sort of a relationship to get a rose to stay on the show, and each week men and women switch off giving out roses. The characters this year are ruthless at man stealing, and after Chris Harrison’s major racist screw up the bartender plays the show ref and there are guest hosts every week ranging from David Spade, to Littlejon. New bachelors and bachelorettes appear daily with date cards, and ask existing players who is coupled up and who is free before asking out someone on the beach. Half the time they pay no mind and just ask who they want out, causing a ton of drama at the end of the day. You see girls straddling the arch rival of the guy she went out with a couple days before, and other guys “one-upping” guys with jewelry to win the roses of the women.

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6. “Insecure” – HBO

Hella Anticipated! There was much hanging in the balance when we last left the much-beloved HBO series Insecure. Issa and Molly’s friendship hung in the balance as the two tried to resolve growing in different directions; Molly and Andrew had hit yet another wall—likely their final one; Issa and Nathan were navigating a new (and platonic) friendship; new mom Tiffany had led the crew on a postnatal crisis-fueled scavenger hunt; and we hadn’t spent enough time with fan-favorite Kelli. Most significantly, after a reunion seasons in the making, Issa and Lawrence’s newly rekindled relationship was rudely interrupted by the revelation that Lawrence was expecting a baby with ex-girlfriend Conflict Confusion Conflation Condolences Condola.
In short, it was hella messy—and we were lowkey left hanging.- The Root

7. “Succession” – HBO

This just in: HBO’s Emmy-winning series will return for a third season in October. The network and streaming platform announced the exciting news today via Twitter after experiencing many production delays due to COVID-19 since the cast started filming last fall. Exciting new additions to the cast this season include Adrien Brody and Alexander Skarsgård.

8. American Rust – Showtime

American Rust (Released September 12) *Showtime Original Series

AMERICAN RUST is a compelling family drama and a timeless story told through the eyes of complicated and compromised chief of police Del Harris (Jeff Daniels) of a Pennsylvania Rust Belt town full of good people making bad choices.


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