The best new TV shows to see in January 2021

The best new TV shows are what it takes in cold and dark January if you ask us.

Yes, when Christmas is done and dusted, our attention turns to the New Year – and especially what we will see on the box!

While production on television shows stopped in the summer when things started again, they did so with a vengeance.

And as such, there are so many great shows to come this year – including the third series from Netflix Smash You.


AC-12 returns a series six “Early 2021” and tops our must-see TV list (Credit: BBC).

What are the best new TV shows in January 2021?

Buckle up and prepare to get square eyes as there is a lot to see.

With more channels than ever before, there’s something for everyone – from reality talent shows to twisted cop dramas.

Read More: First, watch the third Breaking Dad series starring Bradley Walsh

Yes, the sixth Line Of Duty series is on the way, and although we haven’t received a broadcast date from the BBC, it will be shown “Early 2021”.

Brilliant. I can not wait any longer!

Martin Compston, Vicky McClure and Adrian Dunbar repeat their roles as cops, running AC-12 for the sixth time.

And we can’t wait to tune in.

According to the BBC, this time they will face their “most enigmatic opponent” to date.

The bakers return to the tent

If you miss your Great British Bake Off Fix, fear not.

Fresh from the festive show on Christmas Eve, a New Years special will air on January 3rd at 7.45pm on Channel 4.

At the Great New Year Bake Off, a number of former bakers meet Noel Fielding, Matt Lucas, Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood for a festive competition in the tent.

Snacks ready – the show always leaves us starving!

New characters for The Masked Singer
The masked singer returns with a host of new characters (Credit: ITV)

TV talent shows are returning

After a successful boxing day kick-off show, the British will spend their Saturday nights guessing who’s behind the masks in The Masked Singer’s new series on ITV.

Over on the Beeb, Emma Willis is hosting series 10 of The Voice UK.

Read more: BBC releases first photos from a new series of Line Of Duty

Anne-Marie will succeed Meghan Trainor when she returns at 8:30 p.m. on January 2nd.

A host of celebrities will also lace their skates for the new series of Dancing On Ice when it returns to our screens.

Fronted by Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, although the launch date has not yet been confirmed by ITV, it is expected to be released very soon.


Breaking Dad’s new series hits our screens this January (Credit: ITV)

Bradley Walsh returns with Barney

Bradley Walsh fans were delighted to hear that they will receive two Bradley fixes in January.

He will appear on the new Breaking Dad series with son Barney when the third series launches on January 4th at 8pm on ITV.

“Brilliant. I can hardly wait!” A series fan approved on Twitter.

Chase fans can catch him the day before at 9 p.m. on the second series of the spin-off show Beat The Chasers.

It will air on Sunday January 3rd on ITV.

Bradley Walsh beat the pursuers
Bradders is also back in Beat The Chasers (Credit: ITV)

What else is on the TV must-see list this January?

Ant and Dec fans can expect to see the boys on their screen in a take-away comedy caper on Saturday night.

Ant & Dec Present… Saturday Knight Takeaway will air Saturday January 2nd at 5.15pm on ITV.

The boys will be on the lookout for a criminal mastermind who will kidnap members of The Honored and put the country at risk.

Elsewhere, hospital drama fans can get their casualty insurance when they return to BBC One at 7:35 p.m. on Saturday January 2.

Ant and December Saturday knights to take away
Ant and Dec return for Saturday Knight Takeaway (Image credit: ITV)

What’s this new year on Netflix?

Over on Netflix, Karate Kid fans can’t wait for the third series of the spin-off show Cobra Kai to air.

It is scheduled to fall on January 8th.

Another one that you can set your scheduler for is The Dig.

The drama from the new period is set on Netflix on January 29th and is set just before World War II. A wealthy widow hires an archaeologist to dig out her property.

However, you come across something that has the potential to change your life forever.

It plays Lily James, Ralph Fiennes and Cary Mulligan and seems like a cracker after Christmas.

Elsewhere, Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary are taking on This Morning Friday show directed by Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford.

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