New shows and fan favorites are coming to your TV in 2021 and we cannot be more excited to watch!
January will welcome Matt James as “The Bachelor” for the momentous 25th season. He will start handing out roses on Monday, January 4.
There will also all-new game shows kicking off Thursday, January 7, with the series premieres of “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” with Pat Sajak and Vanna White; “The Chase” hosted by ABC’s “The View’s” Sara Haines and featuring James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter all from “JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time”; and “The Hustler” hosted by Craig Ferguson.
Anthony Anderson and Mama Doris return on an all-new season of “To Tell The Truth” on Tuesday, January 26, and Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Ryan Seacrest and Bobby Bones return for a new season of “American Idol” on Sunday, February 14.
Airdates are as follows and new shows are in bold.
MONDAY, JAN. 4
- 8:00-10:00 p.m. “The Bachelor”
THURSDAY, JAN. 7
- 8:00-9:00 p.m. “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune”
- 9:00-10:00 p.m. “The Chase”
- 10:00-11:00 p.m. “The Hustler”
TUESDAY, JAN. 26
- 8:00-9:00 p.m. “To Tell the Truth”
SUNDAY, FEB. 14
- 8:00-10:00 p.m. “American Idol”
Below are descriptions of ABC's new shows.
“CELEBRITY WHEEL OF FORTUNE” – THURSDAY, JAN. 7 (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
“Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” takes a new spin on the iconic game show “Wheel of Fortune” with the primetime debut of America’s Game®. Hosted by pop culture legends Pat Sajak and Vanna White, “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” welcomes celebrity contestants to come spin the world’s most famous wheel and solve word puzzles for a chance to win up to one million dollars. All of the money won by the celebrity contestants will go to a charity of their choice.
“THE CHASE” – THURSDAY, JAN. 7 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
“The Chase” is a heart-racing quiz show where three competitors must pit their wits and face off against the Chaser, a ruthless quiz genius determined to stop them from winning cash prizes. Each hour-long episode is a fast-paced battle of brainpower, where contestants are challenged to think faster than they ever thought possible to answer up to 166 questions across all topics.
“THE HUSTLER” – THURSDAY, JAN. 7 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
Hosted by Emmy Award-winning host, actor, writer and comedian Craig Ferguson, “The Hustler” breaks the game show mold by featuring one player who secretly already knows the answers. Don’t be fooled. Just because they have a leg up doesn’t mean they’ll be taking home the prize.
Each episode of “The Hustler” follows five contestants as they collaborate to answer a series of trivia questions worth $10,000 each, with the goal of building a collective prize pot that increases with each correct answer. The catch? One of the five contestants, the Hustler, already knows the answers but must keep their identity a secret in order to have a shot at winning the grand prize. Throughout each episode, two contestants are anonymously eliminated by the Hustler, leaving three remaining contestants—the Hustler and two others, who must collectively decide who they think the Hustler is. If they are right, they share the prize pot that could be worth over $100,000. If the two contestants are wrong, the Hustler goes home with the full cash reward.
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