2017 TV The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2017  

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List Rules Upvote the new TV shows premiering in 2017 that you are most excited for. List includes shows premiering on major networks, cable TV, premium channels, and streaming platforms.

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The golden age of television doesn't seem to be ending anytime soon. Need proof? These upcoming TV shows of 2017 show that the quality of television keeps improving. Featuring a variety of genres, including sitcoms, fantasy, and period dramas, this year's lineup of TV series is sure to satisfy everyone from families to comic book fans to just plain TV lovers. With streaming services like Netflix and Hulu continuing to produce outstanding content, TV networks are stepping it up with better shows featuring A-list actors and award-winning showrunners.

On this list of the most anticipated TV shows of 2017, you will notice many film actors making the jump to television. Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley star in the HBO miniseries Big Little Lies. In spring 2017, Pierce Brosnan returns to television with AMC's The Son, a western drama series. 

Upcoming 2017 shows that are expected to top this list include Netflix's and Marvel's Iron Fist, the latest series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe; the return of David Lynch's cult classic Twin Peaks on Showtime, which features many of the original cast; and Ryan Murphy's latest anthology TV series, Feud, starring Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon.

There are lots of great new TV shows premiering this year. But it's up to you to decide which are the most anticipated TV shows of 2017. Take a look at these trailers, and vote your personal picks up to the top of the list.

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Star Trek: Discovery CBS, CBS All Access

Premieres Sept. 24

Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access, 2017) is the first Star Trek series since Star Trek: Enterprise concluded in 2005. Set roughly a decade before the events of the original Star Trek series, separate from the timeline of the concurrent ...more

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American Gods Starz

Premiered Apr. 30 - Metacritic score: 77

American Gods is an upcoming pilot for a proposed television series created by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green for the Starz Network, based on the novel of the same name by author Neil Gaiman. Fuller and Green will script the pilot episode and ...more

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The Handmaid's Tale Hulu

Premiered Apr. 26 - Metacritic score: 92

The Handmaid's Tale is an American television series created by Bruce Miller based on the 1985 novel of the same name by Canadian writer Margaret Atwood. It was ordered by streaming service Hulu with a straight-to-series order of 10 episodes, ...more

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Legion FX

Premiered Feb. 8 - Metacritic score: 82

Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, Legion is the story of David Haller. who was diagnosed with schizophrenia at a young age. After Haller has an encounter with a fellow patient at a psychiatric hospital, he is confronted ...more

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Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2017
Twin Peaks Showtime

Premiered May 21

Twin Peaks (Showtime, 2017) is a miniseries that follows FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) in a continuation of the original 1990 series, created by David Lynch.

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Big Little Lies HBO

Premiered Feb. 19 - Metacritic score: 75

Big Little Lies (HBO, 2017) is an American comedy miniseries created by David E. Kelley, based on the book of the same name by Liane Moriarty. Single mother Jane (Shailene Woodley) is on her way to Pirriwee Public School, where her son, Ziggy, ...more

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Taboo BBC One, FX

Premiered Jan. 10 - Metacritic score: 67

Taboo is a British drama television serial that is set to first broadcast on BBC One. The eight-part series, written by Steven Knight, is about an adventurer who returns to Britain from Africa along with fourteen stolen diamonds to seek ...more

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Riverdale The CW

Premiered Jan. 26 - Metacritic score: 68

Riverdale (The CW, 2017) is an American teen drama television series based on the characters by Archie Comics.

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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Netflix

Premiered Jan. 13 - Metacritic score: 81

A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017, Netflix) is a black comedy-drama TV series based on the children's novel series of the same name by Lemony Snicket (author Daniel Handler). When a mysterious fire kills their parents, the Baudelaire ...more

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Midnight, Texas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2017
Michelle McKenzie added Midnight, Texas NBC

Premiered July 25 - Metacritic score: 50

Midnight, Texas is an American drama television series on NBC. The series is based on the book series of the same name by author Charlaine Harris, who also created the books True Blood is based on.

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The Gifted Fox

Premieres October 2

The Gifted (Fox, 2017) is an American superhero TV series based on Marvel Comics's X-Men properties. Two ordinary parents (Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker) take their family on the run from the government when they discover that their children have ...more

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Marvel's Iron Fist Netflix

Premiered Mar. 17 - Metacritic score: 37

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Marvel's Inhumans ABC

Premieres September 29

Marvel's Inhumans (ABC, 2017) is American superhero series based on the Marvel Comics race of the same name. After a military coup, Black Bolt (Anson Mount), his wife Medusa (Serinda Swan), brother Maximus (Iwan Rheon), and other members of the ...more

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Ozark Netflix

Premieres July 21

Ozark (Netflix, 2017) is an American crimeozark drama series created by Bill Dubuque. Financial planner Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) must suddenly relocate his family (Laura Linney) from Chicago to a summer resort community in Missouri to wash ...more

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The Defenders Netflix

Premieres August 18

Marvel's The Defenders, or simply The Defenders, is an American web television miniseries developed for Netflix, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. The team includes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, ...more

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The Orville Fox

Premieres September 10

The Orville (Fox, 2017) is a science fiction comedy-drama series created by Seth MacFarlane. Ed Mercer (MacFarlane) is captain of the U.S.S. Orville (ECV-197), a mid-level exploration starship 400 years in the future. His ex-wife Kelly ...more

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G.L.O.W. Netflix

Premiered June 23 - Metacritic score: 81

GLOW (Netflix, 2017) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch. Set in 1980s Los Angeles, Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), a struggling actress, receives an invitation for an audition along with 12 other ...more

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Santa Clarita Diet Netflix

Premiered Feb. 13 - Metacritic score: 67

Santa Clarita Diet (2017) Netflix original comedy series created by Victor Fresco. Married couple Sheila and Joel (Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant) are real estate agents in Santa Clarita, California. The couple's lives take a dark turn ...more

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Young Sheldon CBS

Premieres September 25

Young Sheldon (CBS, 2017) is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro. The series is a spin-off of The Big Bang Theory and serves as a prequel to that series, following the character Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage) at the age ...more

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Ghosted Fox

Premieres October 1

Ghosted (Fox, 2017) is an American supernatural sitcom created by Tom Gormican. Cynical skeptic Leroy (Craig Robinson) and genius "true believer" in the paranormal Max (Adam Scott) are recruited by an organization called The Bureau ...more

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Premieres November 2

S.W.A.T. (CBS, 2017) is an American drama series based on the 1975 series of the same name. Locally born and bred S.W.A.T. lieutenant Hondo Harrelson (Shemar Moore) is torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when ...more

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The Crossing ABC

Premieres Fall 2017

The Crossing (ABC, 2017) is an American science fiction thriller series created by Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie. Refugees from a war-torn America 250 years in the future start showing up to seek asylum in a modern American town. ...more

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The Good Doctor ABC

Premieres September 25

The Good Doctor (ABC, 2017) is an American medical-drama television series based on the 2013 South Korean series of the same name. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) is a young pediatric surgeon with autism and savant syndrome at San Jose St. ...more

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Premieres September 27

SEAL Team (CBS, 2017) is an American drama series created by Ben Cavell. The drama follows the lives of elite Navy SEALs Jason Hayes (David Boreanaz) and Clay Spenser (Max Thieriot) as they train, plan, and execute our country's most dangerous, ...more

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The Sinner USA

Premieres August 2

The Sinner is an upcoming American drama television series based on the novel of the same name by Petra Hammesfahr. The series' first season follows the events that happen after a young mother commits a public act of violence, but has no idea ...more

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Deception ABC

Premieres Fall 2017

Deception (ABC, 2017) is an American crime procedural drama created by Chris Fedak. After his career as a magician is ruined by scandal, Las Vegas illusionist Cameron Black (Jack Cutmore-Scott) becomes the world’s first "consulting ...more

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Reverie is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2017
Reverie NBC

Premieres Fall 2017

Reverie (NBC, 2017) is an American dramatic thriller series created by Mickey Fisher. Mara Kint (Sarah Shahi) is former detective specializing in human behavior who is brought in when the launch of an advanced virtual reality program has ...more

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The Resident Fox

Premieres May 10

The Resident (Fox, 2017) is an American medical drama television series created by Amy Holden Jones, Hayley Schore, and Roshan Sethi. Idealistic young Dr. Devon Pravesh (Manish Dayal) begins his first day under the supervision of a tough, ...more

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The Brave NBC

Premieres September 25

The Brave (NBC, 2017) is an American drama series with showrunners Matt Corman and Chris Ord. Patricia Campbell (Anne Heche) is Deputy Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency working with challenging and dangerous missions behind enemy ...more

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Kevin (Probably) Saves the World ABC

Premieres October 3

Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (formerly known as The Gospel of Kevin) is a 2017 upcoming American high concept angelic-themed fantasy drama television series on ABC. Kevin Finn (Jason Ritter) is a self-centered man whose life brings him more ...more

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Friends from College Netflix

Premieres July 14

Friends from College is a Netflix original comedy television series created by Nicholas Stoller and Francesca Delbanco. The series follows a close-knit group of Harvard alumni (Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Fred Savage) and their ...more

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Mindhunter Netflix

Premieres October 13

Mindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American drama series based on the book Mind Hunter: Inside FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit written by Mark Olshaker and John E. Douglas. Set in 1979, the series revoles around two FBI agents (Jonathan Groff and ...more

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Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders NBC

Premieres September 26

Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (NBC, 2017) is the first season of the true crime anthology series created by Dick Wolf. Leslie Abramson (Edie Falco) defends brothers Erik and Lyle Menendez, who were accused of killing their ...more

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Dynasty The CW

Premieres October 11

Dynasty (The CW, 2017) is an American soap opera reboot of the 1980s series of the same name. It follows oil tycoon and family patriarch Blake Carrington (Grant Show), his daughter Fallon (Elizabeth Gillies), son Steven (James Mackay), and ...more

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Life Sentence The CW

Premieres Fall 2017

Life Sentence (The CW, 2017) is an American comedy-drama created by Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith. When Stella Abbott (Lucy Hale) finds out her terminal cancer is cured, she's going to have to learn to live with all the choices she made when ...more

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Me, Myself & I CBS

Premieres September 25

Me, Myself & I (CBS, 2017) is an American comedy TV series created by Dan Kopelman. The comedy examines the life of Alex Riley over a 50-year span, focusing on three distinct periods: as a 14-year-old in 1991 (Jack Dylan Grazer), a ...more

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Feud: Bette and Joan FX

Premiered Mar. 5 - Metacritic score: 81

Feud (FX, 2017) is an anthology television series developed by Ryan Murphy. The first season centers around the backstage battle between Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) at the production of their 1962 film What ...more

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Rise is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2017
Rise NBC

Premieres Fall 2017

Rise (NBC, 2017), formerly known as Drama High, is an American drama television series based on the young adult novel Drama High by Michael Sokolove. Josh Radnor stars as Mazzuchelli, based on real-life teacher Lou Volpe. ...more

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Ten Days in the Valley ABC

Premieres October 1

Ten Days in the Valley (ABC, 2017) is an American drama series created by Tassie Cameron. Television producer life gets complicated after her young daughter disappears in the middle of the night.

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Gypsy Netflix

Premieres June 30

Gypsy is a television drama series created by Lisa Rubin for Netflix. Naomi Watts plays a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients’ lives.

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LA to Vegas Fox

Premieres Fall 2017

L.A. to Vegas (Fox, 2017) is an American sitcom created by Lon Zimmet. Set on the Friday night flight from LAX to Vegas and the returning flight on Sunday, it follows a group of underdogs trying to find their place in the world who all share ...more

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Splitting Up Together ABC

Premieres Fall 2017

Splitting Up Together (ABC, 2017) is an American sitcom based on the Danish series "Bedre skilt end aldrig." In the midst of their divorce, Lena (Jenna Fischer) and Martin (Oliver Hudson) are surprised to find their marriage suddenly ...more

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Good Girls is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2017
Good Girls NBC

Premieres Fall 2017

Good Girls (NBC, 2017) is an American crime drama series created by Jenna Bans. Struggling to make ends meet, three suburban housewives (Christina Hendricks, Retta, and Mae Whitman) decide to rob a supermarket. ...more

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Valor The CW


Valor (The CW, 2017) is an American drama series created by Kyle Jarrow. Set at a U.S. Army base that houses an elite unit of helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and domestic missions, the series follows a failed ...more

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For the People ABC

Premieres Fall 2017

For the People (ABC, 2017) is an American legal drama produced by Shonda Rhimes. Set in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) Federal Court, aka “The Mother Court,” the series follows brand new lawyers working for both the defense and the ...more

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Taken NBC

Premiered Feb. 27 - Metacritic score: 46

Taken (NBC, 2017) is an American television series based on the film series of the same name. This show is the prequel to the first film. Clive Standen plays a young version of Bryan Mills, the main character that has been played by Liam Neeson ...more

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Wisdom of the Crowd CBS

Premieres October 1

Wisdom of the Crowd (CBS, 2017) is an American drama series developed by Ted Humphrey. Jeffrey Tanner (Jeremy Piven) is a tech wiz who attempts to revolutionize crime solving - specifically the unsolved case of his daughter's murder - with a ...more

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Champions is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2017
Champions NBC

Premieres Fall 2017

Champions (NBC, 2017) is an American comedy series created by Mindy Kaling and Charlie Grandy. Vince (Anders Holm) is a charismatic gym owner with no ambition who lives with his younger brother Michael (Andy Favreau), a gorgeous idiot. Their ...more

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Premieres October 2

9JKL (CBS, 2017) is an American sitcom created and executive produced by Dana Klein and Mark Feuerstein, loosely based on the life of the couple, who are married in real life. The series chronicles Feuerstein's life as an actor when he lived in ...more

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Alex, Inc. ABC

Premieres Fall 2017

Alex Inc (ABC, 2017) is an American Sitcom based on Alex Blumberg's Gimlet Media podcast StartUp, which documented Blumberg's own attempt to launch a startup with Gimlet Media. Alex Schuman (Zach Braff) is a radio journalist, husband,and father ...more