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List Rules Upvote the new TV shows premiering in 2016 that you are most excited for. List includes shows premiering on major networks, cable TV, premium channels, and streaming platforms.

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If you're caught up on all your favorite new TV shows, fear not - many TV series await viewers in 2016. From new sitcoms to gripping dramas and thrilling sci-fi TV shows, the new year has something for everyone. Big stars like Jane Lynch, Cuba Gooding, Jr., and even Zach Galifianakis are coming to television with new shows in 2016 - and there are plenty of other shows that are coming out soon that are sure to be big hits.
 
We've gathered the current slate of new TV shows that are debuting in 2016 below and we want to know which new TV shows you're anticipating the most. Is it the latest Netflix comic book series, Lucifer? Maybe you're looking forward to the reboot of everyone's favorite sci-fi series, The X-Files? Or, perhaps you can't wait to see Martin Scorsese's latest TV foray, Vinyl, on HBO. These upcoming shows have something for everyone.
 

There are plenty of new comedies and fresh takes on old favorites hitting the bunny ears (or streaming devices) in 2016. From Fuller House to Samurai Jack, some of your childhood favorite shows are being rebooted as big shows coming out in 2016, for a whole new generation to enjoy.
 
There are lots of great upcoming new TV shows premiering in 2016 and we want to know which of the series below you think are the most anticipated TV shows of 2016. What will be the biggest show of 2016? Vote below!
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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
The X-Files Fox - Season finale aired: February 22, 2016; Metacritic score: 60

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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
Legends of Tomorrow CW - Season finale aired: May 19, 2016; Metacritic score: 58

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Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
Luke Cage Netflix - Season premiered: September 30, 2016; Metacritic score: 75

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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
Lucifer Fox - Season finale aired: April 25, 2016; Metacritic score: 49

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The Great Indoors is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
The Great Indoors Joel McHale stars in this sitcom about a grizzled adventure reporter that manages a team of millennials at a magazine.

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Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
Samurai Jack Cartoon Network - One of the coolest characters in Cartoon Network history is back after a decade away.

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Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
LanaYoshii added Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Season finale aired: May 25, 2016; Metacritic score: 28

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Preacher is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
Preacher AMC - Season premiered: May 22, 2016; Metacritic score: 75

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Fuller House is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
Fuller House Netflix - Season premiered: Feb 26, 2016; Metacritic score: 35

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Shadowhunters is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
Shadowhunters Freeform (ABC Family) - Season finale aired: April 5, 2016; Metacritic score: 45

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American Crime Story is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
American Crime Story FX - Season finale aired:  April 5, 2016; Metacritic score: 90

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Colony is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
Colony USA Networks - Season finale aired: March 17, 2016; Metacritic score: 69

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The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
Scott Vanwesterhuyzen added The Magicians BBC One - Season finale aired: April 11, 2016; Metacritic score: 60

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11/22/63 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
Patrick Furlong added 11/22/63 Season finale aired: April 4, 2016; Metacritic score: 69

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Prison Break is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
Stacy Gartner added Prison Break Fox Broadcasting Company

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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
Westworld HBO - Season premiered: October 2, 2016; Metacritic score: 73

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Maya & Marty is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
carlybobarly added Maya & Marty NBC - Season premiered: May 31, 2016; Metacritic score: 48

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Second Chance is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
Second Chance Fox - Season finale aired: March 25, 2016; Metacritic score: 47

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The Shannara Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
paulo-jĂșnior added The Shannara Chronicles Season finale aired: March 1, 2016; Metacritic score: 52

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Lethal Weapon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
Lethal Weapon Season premiered: September 21, 2016; Metacritic score: 56

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Timeless is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016

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Designated Survivor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
LanaYoshii added Designated Survivor Season premiered: September 21, 2016; Metacritic score: 72

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Houdini and Doyle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
Houdini and Doyle Season premiered: May 2, 2016; Metacritic score: 52

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This Is Us is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
LanaYoshii added This Is Us Season premiered: September 20, 2016; Metacritic score: 76

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You, Me, and the Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
You, Me, and the Apocalypse NBC - Season finale aired: March 31, 2016; Metacritic score: 71

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Bull is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
LanaYoshii added Bull Season premiered: September 20, 2016; Metacritic score: 40

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The Good Place is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
LanaYoshii added The Good Place Season premiered: September 19, 2016; Metacritic score: 78

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The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
The Exorcist Season premiered: September 23, 2016; Metacritic score: 62

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Gotham is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
Shades of Blue NBC - Season finale aired: March 31, 2016; Metacritic score: 58

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Billions is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
Billions Showtime - Season finale aired: April 10, 2016; Metacritic score: 69

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Notorious is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016

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Pitch is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
Pitch Season premiered: September 22, 2016; Metacritic score: 69

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Frequency is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016

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Conviction is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016

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The Catch is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
The Catch ABC - Season finale aired: May 19, 2016; Metacritic score: 59

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Animals is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
LanaYoshii added Animals Season finale aired: March 29, 2016; Metacritic score: 54

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Game of Silence is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
securityjones added Game of Silence Show TV - Season premiered: April 12, 2016; Metacritic score: 57

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Vinyl is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
Vinyl HBO - Season finale aired: April 17, 2016; Metacritic score: 71

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American Housewife is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016

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Hunters is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
LanaYoshii added Hunters Season premiered: April 11, 2016; Metacritic score: 34

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Lady Dynamite is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
Lady Dynamite Season premiered: May 20, 2016; Metacritic score: 85

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Powerless is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016

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Feed the Beast is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
Feed the Beast Season premiered: June 5, 2016; Metacritic score: 46

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Love is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
LOVE Netflix - Season premiered: February 19, 2016; Metacritic score: 72

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Flaked is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
Flaked Season premiered: March 11, 2016; Metacritic score: 43

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Teachers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
Kimberly Boyer added Teachers NBC - Season premiered: Jan 13, 2016; Metacritic score: 66

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The Family is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
The Family ABC - Season finale aired: May 15, 2016; Metacritic score: 58

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Kong - King of the Apes is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
Kong - King of the Apes Season premiered: April 15, 2016

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The Girlfriend Experience is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
The Girlfriend Experience Season premiered: April 10, 2016; Metacritic score: 78

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Kevin Can Wait is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2016
Kevin Can Wait Season premiered: September 19, 2016; Metacritic score: 39