2018 TV 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 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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voting closed at #1 NatalieOyler-Lusco added August 31

Rotten Tomatoes score: 71%

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 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 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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voting closed at #4 October 12

Rotten Tomatoes score: 82%

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 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 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 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 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 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 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. Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Bruhl) and newspaper ...more
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voting closed at #8 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 February 2

Rotten Tomatoes score: 65%

Altered Carbon 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 and downloaded ...more
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voting closed at #13 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 first season follows a crew of a Royal Naval expedition ...more
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voting closed at #4 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 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 September 4

Rotten Tomatoes score: 64%

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
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voting closed at #16 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 January 21

Rotten Tomatoes score: 100%

Counterpart 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 to a parallel ...more
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voting closed at #15 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 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 October 16

Rotten Tomatoes score: 63%

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 #22 November 2

Rotten Tomatoes score: 98%

Homecoming (Amazon Video, 2018) is a psychological thriller web television series created by Sam Esmail, based on the podcast. Years later after she left her job as a caseworker at a facility ...more
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voting closed at #21 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 #24 October 25

Rotten Tomatoes score: 71%

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 #18 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