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FALL 2021 TV SURVEY: 30 MOST ANTICIPATED RETURNING SHOWS

For Rotten Tomatoes’ annual Fall TV Survey, we asked our users what they’re most looking forward to in the coming TV season and to reflect on the best shows from seasons past. Over 1,000 of them got back to us with their picks for fall.

The first question in our Fall TV Survey asked which returning shows fans are most looking forward to. Readers were allowed more than one vote, which, we decided, would have been cruel.

Led by season 2 of The Witcher, the most anticipated returning shows of fall also include top titles The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 4 (expected, though not confirmed), Cobra Kai season 4, and  two series that have already begun their run, American Horror Story: Double Feature and What We Do in the Shadows season 3.

Read on to find out all of Rotten Tomatoes users’ most anticipated returning series.

Disagree with the survey results? Tell us in the comments who you think should have made the list or have been ranked higher.

Survivor (2000)

#30
Synopsis: Castaways inhabit a remote destination and attempt to outwit, outlast and outplay each other for a prize of $1 million.... [More]

#29
Synopsis: "Arrow" and "The Flash" have some new superhero company in the CW's lineup with the addition of "DC's Legends of... [More]

The Morning Show (2019)
63%

#28
Synopsis: An inside look at the modern workplace through the lens of the people who help America wake up, pulling back... [More]

Synopsis: Detective Elliot Stabler, former member of the Special Victims Unit and ex-partner of Capt. Olivia Benson, returns to the NYPD... [More]

The Expanse (2015)
94%

#26
Synopsis: Hundreds of years in the future, things are different than what humanity is used to after humans have colonized the... [More]

The Flash (2014)
89%

#25
Synopsis: At 11, Barry Allen's life changed completely when his mother died in a freak accident and his innocent father was... [More]

#24
Synopsis: A top-secret singing competition in which celebrities face off against each other and appear in elaborate costumes with full facemasks... [More]

Family Guy (1999)

#23
Synopsis: Animated series "Family Guy" features the adventures of the Griffin family. Endearingly ignorant Peter and his stay-at-home wife, Lois, reside... [More]

Archer (2010)
90%

#22
Synopsis: The suave, confident and devastatingly handsome Sterling Archer may be the world's greatest spy, but he still has issues with... [More]

#21
Synopsis: "Seinfeld" co-creator Larry David plays a version of himself on the improvised series. He faces a constant barrage of life's... [More]

The Simpsons (1989)
85%

#20
Synopsis: This long-running animated comedy focuses on the eponymous family in the town of Springfield in an unnamed U.S. state. The... [More]

Doom Patrol (2019)
97%

#19
Synopsis: Doom Patrol is a team of traumatized and downtrodden superheroes, each of whom has suffered a horrible accident that gave... [More]

NCIS (2003)

#18
Synopsis: Naval Criminal Investigative Service Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs leads a group of colorful personalities in investigating crimes -- ranging... [More]

#17
Synopsis: Shaun Murphy, a young autistic surgeon who has savant syndrome, relocates from a quiet country life to join the surgical... [More]

9-1-1 (2018)
81%

#16
Synopsis: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear reimagine the procedural drama with "9-1-1." The series explores the high-pressure experiences of... [More]

Succession (2018)
94%

#15
Synopsis: Although he has no plans to step aside as the head of Waystar Royco, the international media conglomerate controlled by... [More]

Doctor Who (2005)
87%

#14
Synopsis: An eccentric yet compassionate extraterrestrial Time Lord zips through time and space to solve problems and battle injustice across the... [More]

Young Sheldon (2017)

#13
Synopsis: It's 1989 and 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper has skipped four grades to start high school along with his less-intellectual older brother.... [More]

Synopsis: This groundbreaking series from executive producer Dick Wolf's "Law & Order" franchise chronicles the ripped-from-the-headlines investigations of the NYPD's Special... [More]

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Impeachment can't seem to decide whether it's unearthing the humanity of a presidential scandal or indulging the mythology of its media circus, but Beanie Feldstein and Sarah Paulson's performances ring true in the midst of all the noise.

Bob's Burgers (2011)

#10
Synopsis: Bob Belcher is a third-generation restaurateur who runs Bob's Burgers with his loving wife and their three children. Bob believes... [More]

Synopsis: The search is on to crown Britain's "Best Amateur Baker."... [More]

The Walking Dead (2010)
80%

#8
Synopsis: Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman, this gritty drama portrays life in the months and years... [More]

#7
Synopsis: Created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman for CBS All Access, the story of "Star Trek: Discovery" begins roughly a... [More]

Lucifer (2016)
88%

#6
Synopsis: Based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg, this series follows Lucifer, the original fallen angel,... [More]
Directed By: Nathan Hope

Synopsis: Based on the feature film of the same name from Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, "What We Do in the... [More]

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Though its second tale is still a mystery, the first half of Double Feature proves a spine-tingling good time with terrific performances - especially from the spectacular Leslie Grossman.

Cobra Kai (2018)
94%

#3
Synopsis: Thirty four years after events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, a down-and-out Johnny Lawrence seeks redemption by reopening... [More]

Synopsis: It's the late 1950s and Miriam "Midge" Maisel has everything she has ever wanted -- the perfect husband, two kids... [More]

The Witcher (2019)
81%

#1
Synopsis: The witcher Geralt, a mutated monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world in which people often prove... [More]


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