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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The Handmaid's Tale Hulu

Premiered Apr. 26 - Metacritic score: 92

The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television series created by Bruce Miller, based on the 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood. In a dystopian future where women are brutally ...more

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American Gods Starz

Premiered Apr. 30 - Metacritic score: 77

American Gods (Starz, 2017) is an American television series developed by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. After being released from prison, Shadow Moon (Ricky ...more

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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, ...more

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Legion FX

Premiered Feb. 8 - Metacritic score: 82

Legion (FX, 2017) is an American cable television series created by Noah Hawley, based on the Marvel Comics character. Diagnosed with schizophrenia at a young age, David Haller (Dan Stevens) ...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 developed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the characters of Archie Comics. The series follows Archie Andrews' (KJ Apa) ...more

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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 ...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 ...more

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Big Little Lies HBO

Premiered Feb. 19 - Metacritic score: 75

Big Little Lies (HBO, 2017) is an American dramatic miniseries created by David E. Kelley, based on the novel by Liane Moriarty. While Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) and Celeste (Nicole Kidman) ...more

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Taboo BBC One, FX

Premiered Jan. 10 - Metacritic score: 67

Taboo (FX, 2017) is a British television drama series created by Tom Hardy, Edward "Chips" Hardy, and Steven Knight. Following the death of his father, James Delaney (Tom Hardy) ...more

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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 ...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 ...more

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Michelle McKenzie added Midnight, Texas NBC

Premiered July 25 - Metacritic score: 50

Midnight, Texas (NBC, 2017) is an American supernatural drama television series developed by Monica Owusu-Breen, based on the book series by Charlaine Harris. On the run from his past, young ...more

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The Defenders Netflix

Premieres August 18

The Defender (Netflix, 2017) is an American web television miniseries created by Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica ...more

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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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The Joker's Wild TBS

Premieres October 24

The Joker's Wild (TBS, 2017) is an American television game show, a reboot of the 1970s game show. Hosted by Snoop Dogg, the game show features streetwise questions, problem solving, and trivia.

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Marvel's Iron Fist Netflix

Premiered Mar. 17 - Metacritic score: 37

Marvel's Iron Fist (Netflix, 2017) is web television series developed Scott Buck, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Finn Jones stars as Danny Rand / Iron Fist, a martial ...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 ...more

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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), ...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 ...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 ...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, ...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 ...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 ...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 ...more

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SEAL Team CBS

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 ...more

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SWAT CBS

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 ...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 ...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 ...more

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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 ...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 ...more

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Kevin (Probably) Saves the World ABC

Premieres October 3

Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (ABC, 2017) is an American high-concept angelic-themed fantasy comedy-drama television series created by Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters. After surviving a ...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 ...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

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Deception ABC

Premieres Fall 2017

Deception (ABC, 2018) 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) ...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 ...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 ...more

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Delete 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 ...more

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Splitting Up Together ABC

Premieres Fall 2017

Splitting Up Together (ABC, 2018) is an American sitcom developed by Emily Kapnek, based on the Danish sitcom. In the midst of their divorce, Lena (Jenna Fischer) and Martin (Oliver Hudson) are ...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 ...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 ...more

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For the People ABC

Premieres Fall 2017

For the People (ABC, 2018) is an American legal drama created by Paul William Davies. In the Southern District of New York (SDNY) Federal Court,” brand new lawyers working for both the defense ...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 ...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 ...more

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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 ...more

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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 ...more

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Taken NBC

Premiered Feb. 27 - Metacritic score: 46

Taken (NBC, 2017) is a Franco-American drama series developed by Alexander Cary, based on the film trilogy. Former Green Beret Bryan Mills (Clive Standen) must overcome a personal tragedy, in ...more

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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’

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9JKL CBS

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 ...more

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Valor The CW

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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 ...more