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The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019  

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List Rules Only acquired series that premiered their first season on streaming networks in 2019.

One of the exciting things about streaming channels is the wide range of good shows from around the world they provide us access to. Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon have expanded the range of shows we watch and how we watch them by acquiring shows and delivering them to our screens in bingeable form. The best acquired series in 2019 are sometimes promoted as "originals" on streaming channels, but they're not new, just new to those channels.

The difference between streaming channel original content and acquisitions isn't much from our perspective - these are all just great new series to watch on streaming in 2019 - but it's also nice to see which networks are making the shows we love. ITV and CBC Television are two networks that streaming services acquire shows from often and it's how we get great shows like Strangers on Amazon Video and Pure on Hulu and WGN, which both premiered in 2017 (on ITV and CBC Television, respectively) freshly repackaged in 2019.

Whether these acquired streaming series will dole out episodes weekly, or allow you to binge a new season all at once varies by streaming service. Some streaming channels even make multiple seasons of their acquisitions available at once! There are pros (no waiting for new episodes!) and cons (there are no new episodes!) to each style but however you watch them, these are the best acquired shows on streaming platforms in 2019. Vote up the best new-to-the-channel series on Hulu, Amazon Video, and Netflix - then add any acquired shows that premiered on a streaming network in 2019 that we might have missed.

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One Spring Night is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
Ji-min Han, Hae-In Jung, Min-Kyung Joo
One Spring Night (MBC, Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean romantic drama television series. The show follows librarian Lee Jung-in (Han Ji-min) and pharmacist Yoo Ji-ho (Jung Hae-in) who have been ...more
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Workin' Moms is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
Catherine Reitman, Jessalyn Wanlim, Dani Kind

Netflix

Workin' Moms (CBC, 2017) is a Canadian television sitcom. Kate (Catherine Reitman), Anne (Dani Kind), Frankie (Juno Rinaldi), and Jenny (Jessalyn Wanlim) are a group of friends dealing with the ...more
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Abyss is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
Hyo-Seop Ahn, Se-ha Ahn, Sa-rang Kim
Abyss (tvN, Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean romantic comedy fantasy television series. Prosecution layer Go Se-yeon (Park Bo-young, Kim Sa-rang) and cosmetics company successor Cha Min (Ahn ...more
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Curfew is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
Sean Bean, Adam Brody, Billy Zane

Spectrum

Curfew (Sky One, 2019) is a British dystopian action drama television series created by Matthew Read. To protect the population from a virus sweeping the earth that turns the infected into ...more
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When Heroes Fly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
Tomer Kapon, Ninet Tayeb, Michael Aloni

Netflix

When Heroes Fly (Keshet 12, 2018) is an Israeli drama television series created by Omri Givon and loosely based on the novel of the same name by Amir Gutfreund. Using flashbacks to account for ...more
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Strangers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
John Simm, Anthony Wong, Emilia Fox

Amazon Video

Strangers (ITV, 2018), originally titled White Dragon, is a British television crime drama series created by Mark Denton & Jonny Stockwood. Professor Jonah Mulray (John Simm)'s life is ...more
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Mrs Wilson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
Ruth Wilson, Iain Glen, Keeley Hawes
Mrs Wilson (BBC One, 2018), is a British television drama starring and executive produced by Ruth Wilson, who plays the role of her real-life grandmother. In 1963, Alison Wilson's happy home ...more
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Das Boot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
Vicky Krieps, Tom Wlaschiha, Thierry Frémont

Hulu

Das Boot (Sky plc, 2018) is a German historical drama television series based on the Lothar-Günther Buchheim's 1973 book of the same name and as a sequel to the 1981 German film of the same ...more
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Chip & Potato is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
Abigail Oliver, Andrea Libman, Viola Abley
Chip & Potato (Family Jr, 2018) is a Canadian animated children's television series created by Billy Macqueen. The series follows Chip (Abigail Oliver), a young pug who faces challenges in ...more
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Undercover is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
Tom Waes, Anna Drijver, Frank Lammers
Undercover (VRT, Netflix, 2019) is a Belgian television crime drama. A major ecstasy producer, Ferry Bouman (Frank Lammers), living in luxury on the Dutch-Belgian border faces big changes when ...more
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Immortals is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
Elçin Sangu, Kerem Bürsin, Birkan Sokullu
Immortals (BluTV, 2018 and Netflix, 2019), called "Yasamayanlar" in Turkish, is a Turkish supernatural television drama. Beginning in Istanbul in the 1800s, the story follows ...more
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Frankie Drake Mysteries is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
Lauren Lee Smith, Chantel Riley, Rebecca Liddiard

Ovation

Frankie Drake Mysteries (CBC, 2017) is a Canadian television drama. The show follows the fictional Frankie Drake (Lauren Lee Smith), the first female private detective in 1920s Toronto, with ...more
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Resistance is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
Brian Gleeson Aoife Duffin Simone Kirby Natasha O'Keeffe Gavin Drea

Netflix

Resistance (RTÉ One, 2019) is an Irish historical fiction television miniseries written by Colin Teevan. The five-part limited series dramatizes the events surrounding the Irish War of
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Manhunt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
Martin Clunes, Katie Lyons, Claudie Blakley

Acorn TV

Manhunt (ITV, 2019) is a British television drama based on the true story surrounding the initial investigation into the death of French student Amélie Delagrange. Led by Detective Chief ...more
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Ingress is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
Reina Ueda, Yoshiki Nakajima, Hiroo Sasaki
Ingress (Fuji TV, 2018), also called "Ingress: The Animation," is a Japanese anime science fiction television series based on Niantic's augmented reality mobile game of the same name. ...more
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Informer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
Paddy Considine, Nabhaan Rizwan, Bel Powley

Amazon Video

Informer (BBC One, 2018) is a British thriller television series. After a trivial brush with the law, Raza Shar (Nabhaan Rizwan) a second-generation Pakistani young man from East London is ...more
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The ABC Murders is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
John Malkovich as Hercule Poirot, with Rupert Grint, Andrew Buchan

Amazon Video

The ABC Murders (BBC One, 2018) is a British television serial based on Agatha Christie's novel of the same name. Hercule Poirot (John Malkovich), receives a mysterious letter, signed ...more
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Yummy Mummies is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019

Netflix

Yummy Mummies (Seven Network, 2017) is an Australian reality television series. The show follows a group of wealthy, expectant mothers who are deeply competitive in their pre-birth rituals and ...more
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White Gold is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
Ed Westwick, James Buckley, Joe Thomas
White Gold (BBC Two, 2017) is a British comedy series created by Damon Beesley. The story of a double-glazing showroom in Essex in 1983, led by charismatic salesman Vincent (Ed Westwick) who is ...more
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Pure is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
Ryan Robbins, A. J. Buckley, Peter Outerbridge

Hulu, WGN

Pure (CBC Television, 2017) is a Canadian television drama series created by Michael Amo. Noah Funk (Ryan Robbins) is a Mennonite pastor working undercover within an organized crime network in ...more
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Butterfly is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Streaming Acquired Shows Of 2019
Anna Friel, Sean McGinley, Millie Gibson

Hulu

Butterfly (ITV, 2018) is a British television drama miniseries, created by Tony Marchant. Estranged parents Vicky (Anna Friel) and Stephen (Emmett J Scanlan) attempt to work out how best to cope ...more