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The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2018

Updated November 5, 2019 26.9k votes 2.8k voters 255.8k views104 items

List RulesUpvote the new TV shows that are premiering in 2018 that you are most excited for. List includes shows premiering on cable TV, premium channels, and streaming platforms.

Which of these upcoming TV shows will end up on the best new shows of 2018? The most anticipated 2018 TV shows are based on bestselling novels, hit films, real life events, and even comic books. The wide array of genres displayed below—from gritty dramas to lighthearted comedies—is sure to get you excited for shows that are coming out in 2018. 

What shows are coming out in 2018? There's the miniseries Sharp Objects, based on Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn's novel of the same name. Riding off of Blade Runner's success is the sci-fi series Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams. If you loved American Crime Story's take on the O. J. Simpson case, get ready for The Assassination of Gianni Versace. There are plenty of big shows coming out in 2018 to choose from. It's time to get exciting for everything arriving to the airwaves soon. Other 2018 new shows include Castle Rock, The Alienist, and The Chi.

What will be the biggest show of 2018? Cast your votes below for the upcoming programs you most want to see. Did we miss any potentially big 2018 hits? Feel free to add them yourself. Then, see what got us excited in 2019.

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  • 1
    Jack Ryan
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    484

    voting closed at #1

    Jack Ryan

    August 31

    ActorsJohn Krasinski, Abbie Cornish, Mena Massoud, Timothy Hutton, Peter Fonda

    Genres (Tv)Action, Thriller, Drama

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 71%

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    Lost in Space
    845
    470

    voting closed at #2

    Lost in Space

    April 13

    ActorsToby Stephens, Molly Parker, Ignacio Serricchio, Taylor Russell, Maxwell Jenkins

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Mystery, Adventure

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 68%

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  • 3
    Krypton
    545
    294

    voting closed at #3

    Krypton

    March 21

    ActorsCameron Cuffe, Georgina Campbell, Ian McElhinney, Elliot Cowan, Ann Ogbomo

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Drama, Action, Sci-fi

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 59%

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  • 4
    Cloak & Dagger
    834
    477

    voting closed at #4

    Cloak & Dagger

    June 7

    ActorsOlivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Andrea Roth, Gloria Reuben, Miles Mussenden

    Genres (Tv)Action, Superhero, Romance, Sci-fi, Teen drama

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 88%

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  • 5
    Siren
    326
    157

    voting closed at #5

    Siren

    March 29

    ActorsEline Powell, Alex Roe, Ian Verdun, Rena Owen

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Drama, Thriller, Mystery

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%

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  • 6
    Titans
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    792

    voting closed at #6

    Titans

    October 12

    ActorsBrenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, Ryan Potter, Alan Ritchson

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Action, Sci-fi, Drama, Adventure

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 82%

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  • 7
    The Crossing
    555
    338

    voting closed at #7

    The Crossing

    April 2

    ActorsSteve Zahn, Sandrine Holt, Natalie Martinez, Rich Gomez, Jay Karnes

    Genres (Tv)Science fiction, Thriller

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 65%

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  • 8
    Altered Carbon
    183
    81

    voting closed at #8

    Altered Carbon

    February 2

    ActorsJoel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, James Purefoy, Martha Higareda, Dichen Lachman

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Mystery, Action

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 65%

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  • 9
    The Alienist
    211
    101

    voting closed at #9

    The Alienist

    January 22

    ActorsDaniel Brühl, Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning, Robert Wisdom, Douglas Smith

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Drama

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 63%

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  • 10
    Deception
    181
    81

    voting closed at #10

    Deception

    March 11

    ActorsJack Cutmore-Scott, Ilfenesh Hadera, Amaury Nolasco, Lenora Crichlow, Justin Chon

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Police procedural

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 63%

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  • 11
    The Resident
    290
    159

    voting closed at #11

    The Resident

    January 21

    ActorsMatt Czuchry, Manish Dayal, Bruce Greenwood, Emily VanCamp, Shaunette Wilson

    Genres (Tv)Medical drama

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 59%

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  • 12
    The Terror
    196
    102

    voting closed at #12

    The Terror

    March 26

    ActorsDerek Mio, George Takei, Jared Harris, Tobias Menzies, Ciarán Hinds

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Horror, Anthology, Psychological thriller

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%

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  • 13
    Castle Rock
    826
    581

    voting closed at #13

    Castle Rock

    July 25

    ActorsMelanie Lynskey, Andre Holland, Jane Levy, Sissy Spacek, Bill Skarsgård

    Genres (Tv)Anthology, Mystery, Psychological horror

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 79%

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  • 14
    9-1-1
    237
    144

    voting closed at #14

    9-1-1

    January 3

    ActorsAngela Bassett, Connie Britton, Peter Krause, Oliver Stark, Aisha Hinds

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 70%

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  • 15
    Station 19
    138
    67

    voting closed at #15

    Station 19

    March 22

    ActorsJaina Lee Ortiz, Jason George, Grey Damon, Barrett Doss, Alberto Frezza

    Genres (Tv)Action, Drama

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 62%

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  • 16
    American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace

    ActorsPenélope Cruz, Édgar Ramírez, Ricky Martin, Darren Criss, Annaleigh Ashford

    Genres (Tv)Biography, Crime, Drama

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 86%

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  • 17
    Homecoming
    81
    23

    voting closed at #17

    Homecoming

    November 2

    ActorsJanelle Monáe, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Stephan James, Bobby Cannavale

    Genres (Tv)Psychological thriller

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 98%

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  • 18
    Mayans MC
    231
    146

    voting closed at #18

    Mayans MC

    September 4

    ActorsJ. D. Pardo, Edward James Olmos, Jacqueline Obradors, Antonio Jaramillo, Richard Cabral

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Drama, Thriller

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 64%

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  • 19
    Counterpart
    136
    70

    voting closed at #19

    Counterpart

    January 21

    ActorsJ. K. Simmons, Olivia Williams, Harry Lloyd, Sara Serraiocco, Ulrich Thomsen

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Thriller, Drama

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 100%

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  • 20
    Black Lightning
    122
    72

    voting closed at #20

    Black Lightning

    January 16

    ActorsCress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, James Remar

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Action

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 97%

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  • 21
    Waco
    159
    109

    voting closed at #21

    Waco

    January 24

    ActorsMichael Shannon, Taylor Kitsch, Melissa Benoist, Julia Garner, John Leguizamo

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Crime, Thriller

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 64%

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  • 22
    For the People
    136
    90

    voting closed at #22

    For the People

    March 13

    ActorsBritt Robertson, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Ben Rappaport, Anna Deavere Smith, Susannah Flood

    Genres (Tv)Legal drama

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 67%

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  • 23
    Manifest
    62
    24

    voting closed at #23

    Manifest

    September 24

    ActorsMelissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J.R. Ramirez, Luna Blaise

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 61%

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  • 24
    Legacies
    146
    106

    voting closed at #24

    Legacies

    October 25

    ActorsDanielle Rose Russell, Matt Davis, Kaylee Bryant, Jenny Boyd, Aria Shahghasemi

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Adventure, Supernatural drama

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 71%

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  • 25
    The Rookie
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    181

    voting closed at #25

    The Rookie

    October 16

    ActorsNathan Fillion, Afton Williamson, Eric Winter, Melissa O'Neil, Richard T. Jones

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Drama, Comedy, Police procedural

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 63%

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