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The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019

Updated December 10, 2020 2.3k votes 269 voters 22.7k views104 items

List RulesOnly drama television shows that premiered their first season in 2019.

UPDATED: Check out The Best New Drama TV Shows of 2020!

The best new TV dramas of 2019 are here, and they're already starting the year on high emotions. When it's something in our lives, we're not fans of drama, but as a genre? We always want more. There's something deliciously decadent about new drama series that always have us making sure we catch each episode, no matter what. The idea of missing a moment of the latest complicated plot twist, betrayal, or heartfelt convo is too painful. If you're ready for some fresh drama, the new 2019 drama shows have everything you want and more.

Making the list of drama series for 2019 are genre shows like the vampiric The Passage, or Pennyworth - based on the character of Batman's butler and confidant from DC Comics. But if you just want classic crime drama, there is plenty of that too, including The Enemy Within and Godfather of Harlem. There's family drama, funny drama, and even historical drama, but you'll have to check out the list of new television dramas below to get a full idea of everything current. As far as which are the best drama series of 2019, that's up to you - so rank accordingly and add up any new series that aren't on the list.

Vote up your favorite dramas shows from 2019, and be sure to vote down the ones you didn't like. Then check out the new dramas in 2020.

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  • Bluff City Law26
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    9

    Bluff City Law

    Jimmy Smits, Caitlin McGee

    Genres (Tv)Crime Drama, Drama, Thriller, Legal drama

    Bluff City Law (NBC, 2019) is an American crime drama thriller television series. The series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Roswell, New Mexico27
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    Roswell, New Mexico

    Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Romance, Sci-fi

    Roswell, New Mexico (The CW, 2019) is an American television drama series developed by Carina... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Evil28
    7
    7

    Evil

    Katja Herbers, Mike Colter

    Genres (Tv)Supernatural, Thriller, Drama

    Evil (CBS, 2019) is an American supernatural drama television series created by Robert King... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Grand Hotel29
    13
    16

    Grand Hotel

    Demian Bichir, Roselyn Sanchez

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Grand Hotel (ABC, 2019) is an American drama television series based on the Spanish TV series.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Looking For Alaska30
    5
    5

    Looking For Alaska

    Charlie Plummer, Kristine Froseth

    Genres (Tv)Teen drama

    Looking For Alaska (Hulu, 2019) is an American teen drama television series created by Josh... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Black Earth Rising31
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    Black Earth Rising

    Michaela Coel, John Goodman

    Genres (Tv)Thriller, Drama

    Black Earth Rising (Netflix, 2019) is a television drama series created by Hugo Blick. When... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The L Word: Generation Q32
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    4

    The L Word: Generation Q

    Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    The L Word: Generation Q (Showtime, 2019) is an American television drama and a revival-sequel... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Good Trouble33
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    Good Trouble

    Maia Mitchell, Cierra Ramirez

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama, Romance

    Good Trouble (Freeform, 2019) is an American family drama television series, and a spinoff of... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Code34
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    The Code

    Anna Wood, Ato Essandoh

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    The Code (CBS, 2019) is an American drama TV series. The military's brightest minds take on... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Jett35
    5
    7

    Jett

    Carla Gugino, Giancarlo Esposito

    Genres (Tv)Action, Drama, Crime

    Jett (Cinemax, 2019) is an American action drama television series created by Sebastian... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Doom Patrol36
    13
    18

    Doom Patrol

    April Bowlby, Diane Guerrero

    Genres (Tv)Action, Adventure, Comedy-drama, Mystery, Science fiction

    Doom Patrol (DC Universe, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series based on... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Spanish Princess37
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    The Spanish Princess

    Charlotte Hope, Stephanie Levi-John

    Genres (Tv)Historical drama

    The Spanish Princess (Starz, 2019) is a historical drama television limited series developed... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Order38
    8
    12

    The Order

    Jake Manley, Sarah Grey

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Horror, Supernatural

    The Order (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television series created by Dennis Heaton... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Hot Zone39
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    8

    The Hot Zone

    Julianna Margulies, Topher Grace

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Thriller

    The Hot Zone (National Geographic, 2019) is an American medical thriller television drama... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • All Rise40
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    12

    All Rise

    Simone Missick, Wilson Bethel

    Genres (Tv)Legal drama, Drama

    All Rise (CBS, 2019) is an American drama television series. Newly appointed Judge Lola... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • City on a Hill41
    9
    14

    City on a Hill

    Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    City on a Hill (Showtime, 2019) is an American television series created by Chuck MacLean.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Frankie Drake Mysteries42
    4
    7

    Frankie Drake Mysteries

    Lauren Lee Smith, Chantel Riley

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Mystery, Period drama

    Frankie Drake Mysteries (CBC, 2017) is a Canadian television drama. The show follows the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Loudest Voice43
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    11

    The Loudest Voice

    Russell Crowe, Naomi Watts

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Miniseries, Political drama

    The Loudest Voice (Showtime, 2019) is an American drama television miniseries, based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Kingdom44
    10
    17

    Kingdom

    Ju Ji-hoon, Bae Doona

    Genres (Tv)Historical, Fantasy, Thriller, Horror

    Kingdom (Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean historical horror television series based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Years and Years45
    5
    9

    Years and Years

    Emma Thompson, Rory Kinnear

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Years and Years (BBC One/HBO, 2019) is a British television drama series created and written... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Ambitions46
    5
    9

    Ambitions

    Robin Givins, Essence Atkins

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Family drama, Soap opera

    Ambitions (OWN, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Jamey Giddens and Will... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Nancy Drew47
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    5

    Nancy Drew

    Kennedy McMann, Tunji Kasim

    Genres (Tv)Mystery, Drama, Supernatural, Supernatural mystery

    Nancy Drew (The CW, 2019) is an American mystery drama television series based on the titular... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Gentleman Jack48
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    Gentleman Jack

    Suranne Jones

    Genres (Tv)Historical drama

    Gentleman Jack (HBO, 2019) is a British-American historical drama series created by Sally... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Leavenworth49
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    Leavenworth

    Clint Lorance, Anna Lorance

    Genres (Tv)War, Crime, Documentary

    Leavenworth (Starz, 2019) is an American war, crime documentary series created by Steven... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • L.A.'s Finest50
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    L.A.'s Finest

    Gabrielle Union, Jessica Alba

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Police procedural

    L.A.'s Finest (Spectrum, 2019 )is an American drama television series based on the Bad Boys... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button