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.

Get excited for the new year because there is no shortage of great shows coming out in 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 genre 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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voting closed at #1 Lost in Space April 13 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 #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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The Crossing April 2 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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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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Cloak & Dagger June 7 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 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2018
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 #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 #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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Castle Rock TBA 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 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

The Most Anticipated Netflix Shows of 2018

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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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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

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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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Sharp Objects July 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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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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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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New Warriors is listed (or ranked) 26 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 #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

8 TV Channels That Forgot What They’re About

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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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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

The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018

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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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Unsolved TBA 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

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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 #42 Barry March 25

Rotten Tomatoes score: 98%

Barry (HBO, 2018) is an American television comedy series created by Bill Hader and Alec Berg. An ex-marine (Bill Hader) who is working as a low-rent hitman moves to Los Angeles and joins an ...more

The Worst Things You Can Make Jokes About

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Yellowstone June 20 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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Maniac is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2018
Maniac TBA Maniac (Netflix, 2018) is an American dark comedy television series created by Patrick Somerville and directed by Cary Fukunaga. Based on a 2014 Norwegian series, the show revolves around the ...more

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voting closed at #44 Champions March 8

Rotten Tomatoes score: 67%

Champions (NBC, 2018) 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 ...more

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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2018
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs TBA The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Netflix, 2018) is an American television anthology series created by Joel and Ethan Coen. The series will consist of six tales with a cast that includes James ...more

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voting closed at #45 Alone Together January 10

Rotten Tomatoes score: 55%

Alone Together (Freeform, 2018) is an American television comedy series created by Esther Povitsky, Benji Aflalo, and Eben Russell. Platonic best friends Esther (Povtisky) and Benji (Aflalo) ...more

The Best Current E! Shows

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voting closed at #47 Living Biblically February 26

Rotten Tomatoes score: 20%

Living Biblically (CBS, 2018) is an American sitcom television series created by Patrick Walsh, based on the novel by A. J. Jacobs. After the death of his best friend, Chip (Jay R. Ferguson) ...more

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voting closed at #46 Final Space February 26

Rotten Tomatoes score: 70%

Final Space (TBS, 2018) is an American adult animated science fiction television series created by Olan Rogers. An astronaut named Gary and his planet-destroying sidekick called Mooncake embark ...more

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voting closed at #48 Child Support January 5 Child Support (ABC, 2018) is a game show series hosted by Fred Savage and starring Ricky Gervais. Contestants are asked a series of questions, and if they fail to answer correctly, they can be ...more

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voting closed at #49 Here and Now February 11

Rotten Tomatoes score: 25%

Here and Now (HBO, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Alan Ball. A multi-racial family made up of husband (Tim Robbins), wife (Holly Hunter), three adopted children from ...more

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Reverie March 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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Alex, Inc. TBA 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 ...more

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voting closed at #51 Mosaic January 22

Rotten Tomatoes score: 84%

Mosaic (HBO, 2018) is an American television murder mystery series directed by Steven Soderbergh. In conjunction with the interactive app that lets users investigate the mystery, the show ...more

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voting closed at #52 Trolls: The Beat Goes On! January 19 Trolls: The Beat Goes On! (Netflix, 2018) is an American animated television series developed by Matthew Beans, based on the 2016 movie. Queen Poppy (Amanda Leighton), Branch (Skylar Astin), the ...more