2021-2022 Network TV Fall Preview Specials [Updated]

We’re only weeks away from the start of the 2021-2022 network television season and that means it is time for fall preview specials. Last fall, the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the start of the 2020-2021 TV season. For example, The CW delayed the bulk of its shows until January 2021. FOX was the only network to produce a fall preview special. Hosted by Ken Jeong and Charissa Thompson, it aired nationally on September 13th, 2020.

This fall at least three networks have produced fall preview specials: ABC, CBS, and FOX.


ABC – “ABC’s Fall Preview Special”

Derek Hough hosts this half-hour special previewing new ABC shows like The Wonder Years and Queens. It’s airing locally on ABC affiliates. Check your local listings.

September 16th, 2021 Update: Watch “ABC’s Fall Preview Special” online at ABC’s website.

CBS – “CBS Fall Preview

CBS will air its fall preview special nationally on Thursday, September 9th from 9-9:30PM ET. It will preview the network’s four new shows: NCIS: Hawai’i, CSI: Vegas, FBI: International, and Ghosts. Featured are Annaleigh Ashford, Beth Behrs, Max Greenfield, Iain Armitage, Annie Potts, Folake Olowofoyeku, Wayne Brady, and Amanda Kloots. Here‘s an official press release.

September 16th, 2021 Update: Watch the “CBS Fall Preview” online at the CBS website.

FOX – “The 2021 FOX Fall Preview”

Nick Cannon hosts this half-hour special airing locally on FOX affiliates. Check your local listings.

September 16th, 2021 Update: Watch “The 2021 FOX Fall Preview” online at FOX’s website.

5 Replies to “2021-2022 Network TV Fall Preview Specials [Updated]”

  1. It’s been years since I paid attention to the new Fall TV season, but I’m astonished that CBS is only previewing 4 new shows. I don’t plan to watch any of the previews, I’ll just wait to see if PBS will have new episodes of Antiques Roadshow and Finding Your Roots, and if my favorite British shows will be returning for their short seasons.

    If there’s nothing good on PBS I may get out my little Kindle, go to YouTube, and continue watching the 1951 season of Dragnet. It’s fascinating to watch how Los Angeles police detectives did their jobs 70 years ago. Alas, I’m not interested in how 2021 TV detectives are solving crimes.

    1. Most of the networks don’t really have much in the way of new shows. They seemed to have cut back last year. And they seem to be saving all their best shows for streaming.
      You might want to check out Filmon.com. You can record an hour of UK TV at a time for free so you can catch a lot of current British shows that way, although I don’t think you can access it in the US without a VPN. They do allow Canada though.

  2. The FOX special didn’t air locally at the scheduled time so I missed it on TV but they are airing on their website. Unfortunately their stream isn’t that good much of the time but it is still watchable.

  3. thats right.. AT THIS POINT IN TIME; THE NUMBER OF STREAMING SERVICES outnumbers all stations from the template that started cable selections in 1983 even ..!..WISE UP’……………. NETWORKS WILL CONTINUALLY LOSE ASSETS…NOW WHO;S CRYING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK????? HMMM…

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