2018 The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2018  

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List Rules Upvote 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 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. 

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NatalieOyler-Lusco added Jack Ryan August 31 Jack Ryan (Amazon Video, 2018) is an American television series created by Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland, based on the character created by Tom Clancy. When CIA analyst Jack Ryan (John ...more

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voting closed at #1 Lost in Space April 13

Rotten Tomatoes score: 68%

Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, and a reboot of the 1965 series. After encountering a rip in ...more

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voting closed at #3 Cloak & Dagger June 7

Rotten Tomatoes score: 88%

Cloak & Dagger (Freeform, 2018) is an American cable television series created by Joe Pokaski, based on the Marvel Comics characters. Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey ...more

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Titans TBA Titans (2018) is an American web television series developed by Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, and Sarah Schechter, based on the DC Comics superhero team. Led by Batman's former ...more

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voting closed at #1 Krypton March 21

Rotten Tomatoes score: 59%

Krypton (SyFy, 2018) is an American television series developed by David S. Goyer and Damian Kindler. Set 200 years before Superman's birth on the planet Krypton, the show centers on Kal-El's ...more

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voting closed at #6 The Crossing April 2

Rotten Tomatoes score: 65%

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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voting closed at #3 Siren March 29

Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%

Siren (Freeform, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Eric Wald and Dean White. When a mysterious girl (Eline Powell) arrives in the coastal town of Bristol Cove, she proves ...more

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voting closed at #8 Castle Rock July 25

Rotten Tomatoes score: 79%

Castle Rock (Hulu, 2018) is an American psychological horror web television series created by J. J. Abrams. Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series will intertwine characters and themes ...more

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voting closed at #1 The Resident January 21

Rotten Tomatoes score: 59%

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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voting closed at #1 The Alienist January 22

Rotten Tomatoes score: 63%

The Alienist (TNT, 2018) is an American television period drama event series created by Cary Fukunaga, based on the novel by Caleb Carr. When a series of gruesome murders of boy prostitutes has ...more

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voting closed at #8 Deception March 11

Rotten Tomatoes score: 63%

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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voting closed at #2 Altered Carbon February 2

Rotten Tomatoes score: 65%

Altered Carbon (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis, based on the novel by Richard K. Morgan. In a future where human minds are digitized ...more

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voting closed at #13 The Terror March 26

Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%

The Terror (AMC, 2018) is an anthology television series created by David Kajganich and Soo Hugh, based on the novel by Dan Simmons. The crew of a Royal Naval expedition searching for the ...more

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voting closed at #4 9-1-1 January 3

Rotten Tomatoes score: 70%

9-1-1 (Fox, 2018) is an American procedural drama television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. The show explores the high-pressure experiences of police, paramedics and ...more

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voting closed at #5 American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace January 17

Rotten Tomatoes score: 86%

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX, 2018) is the second season of the FX true crime anthology television series American Crime Story. Based on the book by Maureen ...more

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voting closed at #16 Station 19 March 22

Rotten Tomatoes score: 62%

Station 19 (ABC, 2018) is an American action-drama television series created by Stacy McKee, and the second spinoff of Grey's Anatomy. The professional and personal lives of a group of heroic ...more

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Mayans MC September 4 Mayans MC (FX, 2018) is an American drama television series created by Kurt Sutter and Elgin James, and a spinoff of Sons of Anarchy. EZ Reyes (J. D. Pardo), a former golden boy now fresh out of ...more

The Best Current Dramatic TV Shows

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voting closed at #7 Counterpart January 21

Rotten Tomatoes score: 100%

Counterpart (Starz, 2018) is an American sci-fi thriller television series created by Justin Marks. When lowly UN employee Howard Silk (J. K. Simmons) discovers his agency is guarding a gateway ...more

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voting closed at #15 Waco January 24

Rotten Tomatoes score: 64%

Waco (Paramount Network, 2018) is an American television miniseries created by John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle. Based on the 1993 Waco siege, the show centers on the FBI and ATF seizing the ...more

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voting closed at #6 Black Lightning January 16

Rotten Tomatoes score: 97%

Black Lightning (The CW, 2018) is an American superhero drama based on the DC comics character of the same name. Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams), who retired from his superhero persona Black ...more

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voting closed at #21 For the People March 13

Rotten Tomatoes score: 67%

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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voting closed at #18 Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams January 12

Rotten Tomatoes score: 67%

Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams (Amazon Video, 2018) is a British-American science fiction television anthology series developed by Ronald D. Moore and Michael Dinner. Based on the works of ...more

Non-Reality TV Shows That Should Be Canceled

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voting closed at #23 Life Sentence March 7

Rotten Tomatoes score: 37%

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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voting closed at #24 Sharp Objects July 8 Sharp Objects (HBO, 2018) is an American miniseries created by Marti Nixon, based on the novel by Gillian Flynn. Fresh out of a psych hospital for her years of self-harm, crime reporter Camille ...more

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The Rookie TBA The Rookie (ABC, 2018) is an American crime drama television series created by Alexi Hawley, based on true events. With dreams of being a police officer for the Los Angeles Police Department, ...more

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voting closed at #24 Heathers March 7

Rotten Tomatoes score: 33%

Heathers (Paramount Network, 2018) is a 2018 black comedy anthology TV show based on the 1988 film of the same name by Daniel Waters. Set in the present day, Veronica Sawyer (Grace Victoria Cox) ...more

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JessicaMilton added Charmed October 14 Charmed (The CW, 2018) is an American fantasy drama television series developed by Jennie Snyder Urman, and a reboot of the 1998 series. After the death of their mother, sisters Macy (Madeleine ...more

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voting closed at #25 Instinct March 11

Rotten Tomatoes score: 60%

Instinct (CBS, 2018) is an American police procedural and drama television series created by Michael Rauch, based on James Patterson's Murder Games. A former CIA agent (Alan Cumming) who has ...more

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voting closed at #27 Grown-ish January 3

Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%

Grown-ish (Freeform, 2018) is an American sitcom series and a spin-off of Black-ish created by Kenya Barris. When Johnsons' eldest daughter Zoey (Yara Shahidi) heads off to college to begins her ...more

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voting closed at #21 The Chi January 7

Rotten Tomatoes score: 85%

The Chi (Showtime, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Lena Waithe. A coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents of the South Side of Chicago who become linked by ...more

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voting closed at #26 Good Girls February 26

Rotten Tomatoes score: 61%

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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Nightflyers Fall Nightflyers (Syfy, 2018) is an American science fiction television series based on the novella and short stories by George R.R. Martin. A crew of space explorers embark on an mission to find a ...more

The Best Shows & Movies About Gangsters & the Mafia

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FBI September 25 F.B.I. (CBS, 2018) is an American drama television series created by Dick Wolf. The inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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New Warriors is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2018
New Warriors TBA New Warriors (2018) is an American cable television series created by Kevin Biegel, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Six superpowered young people with abilities very different from ...more

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voting closed at #25 LA to Vegas January 2

Rotten Tomatoes score: 56%

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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voting closed at #32 Rise March 13

Rotten Tomatoes score: 60%

Rise (NBC, 2018) is an American musical drama television series created by Jason Katims and Jeffrey Seller, based on the book Drama High by Michael Sokolove. A working class high school drama ...more

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voting closed at #22 A.P. Bio February 1

Rotten Tomatoes score: 61%

A.P. Bio (NBC, 2018) is an American comedy television series created by Seth Meyers, Mike O'Brien and Lorne Michaels. A former philosophy professor (Glenn Howerton) takes a job teaching AP ...more

Resting Bitch Face: Who Does It Best?

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Legacies October 25 Legacies (The CW, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Julie Plec, and a spinoff of The Originals. Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell), a tribrid daughter of a ...more

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voting closed at #36 Yellowstone June 20

Rotten Tomatoes score: 47%

Yellowstone (Paramount Network, 2018) is an American television series created by Taylor Sheridan. Led by John Dutton (Kevin Costner), the Dutton family controls the largest contiguous ranch in ...more

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The Outpost is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2018
voting closed at #38 The Outpost July 10 The Outpost (The CW, 2018) is a drama television series created by Jason Faller and Kynan Griffin. Talon (Jessica Green), the lone survivor of the Blackbloods, sets off to track her family's ...more

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voting closed at #41 Lodge 49 August 6

Rotten Tomatoes score: 84%

Lodge 49 (AMC, 2018) is an American drama television series developed by Jim Gavin. A young male ex-surfer (Wyatt Russell) joins a fraternal lodge after his father's death.

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New Amsterdam September 25 New Amsterdam (NBC, 2018) is an American medical drama television series developed by David Schulner. A new medical director (Ryan Eggold) is hired to run one of the most prominent hospitals in ...more

The Best Shows Currently on the Air

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Disenchantment is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2018
Disenchantment August 17 Disenchantment (Netflix, 2018) is an adult animated sitcom created by Matt Groening. The series follows the story of Bean (Abby Jacobson), an alcoholic princess, her elf companion Elfo (Nat ...more

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Moonbase 8 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2018
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Moonbase 8 is a 2018 comedy TV series produced by A24, co-written by Jonathan Krisel and Tim Heidecker. Three astronauts (Heidecker, Fred Armisen, and John C. Reilly) are stationed at NASA’s ...more

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voting closed at #24 Corporate January 17

Rotten Tomatoes score: 83%

Corporate (Comedy Central, 2018) is an American comedy television series created by Pat Bishop, Matt Ingebretson, and Jake Weisman. At an average, soulless multi-national corporation, Matt ...more

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voting closed at #38 Splitting Up Together March 27

Rotten Tomatoes score: 40%

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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voting closed at #41 Condor June 6

Rotten Tomatoes score: 90%

Condor (Audience, 2018) is an American television series created by Todd Katzburg and Jason Smilovic, based on the novel by James Grady. Young CIA analyst Joe Turner (Max Irons) has his idealism ...more

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The Neighborhood October 1 The Neighborhood (CBS, 2018) is an American comedy television series created by Jim Reynolds. The nicest guy in the Midwest (Max Greenfield) moves his family into a tough neighborhood in L.A. ...more

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voting closed at #33 The Four: Battle for Stardom January 4

Rotten Tomatoes score: 17%

The Four: Battle for Stardom (Fox, 2018) is an American reality television music competition show hosted by Fergie with judges Sean Combs, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor, and Charlie Walk. ...more

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voting closed at #40 Unsolved February 27

Rotten Tomatoes score: 75%

Unsolved (USA, 2018) is an American anthology-drama television series. The first season, entitled The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G., chronicles the two major police investigations ...more