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The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019  

Molly Gander
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List Rules Only 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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In the Dark is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Austin Nichols, Brooke Markham, Derek Webster
In the Dark (The CW, 2019) is an American television drama series created by Corinne Kingsbury. When the police dismiss her "witness" account, a blind woman (Perry Mattfeld) sets out ...more
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I Am the Night is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Chris Pine, India Eisley, Jefferson Mays
I Am the Night (TNT, 2019) is a six-episode limited television series directed by Patty Jenkins, Victoria Mahoney, and Carl Franklin. Given away as an infant by her teenage mother to a black ...more
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Prodigal Son is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Tom Payne, Michael Sheen, Bellamy Young
Prodigal Son (Fox, 2019) is an American drama television series. The show centers on a young profiler, whose father is a serial killer who is known as "The Surgeon."
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Jett is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Carla Gugino, Giancarlo Esposito, Elena Anaya
Jett (Cinemax, 2019) is an American action drama television series created by Sebastian Gutierrez. Daisy "Jett" Kowalsk (Carla Gugino), fresh out of prison world-class thief is forced ...more
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The InBetween is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Harriet Dyer, Anne-Marie Johnson, Cindy Luna
The InBetween (NBC, 2019) is an American drama television series. Born with the ability to see and communicate with the dead, Cassie Bishop (Harriet Dyer) reluctantly helps detectives solve ...more
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The Village is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Moran Atias, Dominic Chianese, Warren Christie
The Village (NBC, 2019) is an American drama television series. Despite a difference in age, race, culture and lifestyle, the residents of a Brooklyn apartment building find that the more their ...more
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Roswell, New Mexico is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Roswell, New Mexico Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons, Tyler Blackburn
Roswell, New Mexico (The CW, 2019) is an American television drama series developed by Carina Adly Mackenzie. After returning to her hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter (Jeanine Mason) ...more
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Black Earth Rising is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Michaela Coel, John Goodman, Tamara Tunie
Black Earth Rising (Netflix, 2019) is a television drama series created by Hugo Blick. When her adoptive mother (Tamara Tunie) takes on a case prosecuting an African militia leader, a ...more
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Looking For Alaska is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Charlie Plummer, Kristine Froseth, Denny Love
Looking For Alaska (Hulu, 2019) is an American teen drama television series based on the book of the same name by John Green. A new arrival at a boarding school falls in love with a beguiling ...more
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Good Trouble is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Maia Mitchell, Cierra Ramirez, Tommy Martinez
Good Trouble (Freeform, 2019) is an American family drama television series, and a spinoff of The Fosters. Callie (Maia Mitchell) and Mariana Foster (Cierra Ramirez) move to Los Angeles and ...more
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The Spanish Princess is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Charlotte Hope, Stephanie Levi-John, Angus Imrie
The Spanish Princess (Starz, 2019) is an American drama television miniseries based on the novels by Philippa Gregory. A beautiful teenaged princess of Spain (Charlotte Hope) arrives in a grey, ...more
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The Code is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Anna Wood, Ato Essandoh, Raffi Barsoumian
The Code (CBS, 2019) is an American drama TV series. The military's brightest minds take on the country's toughest challenges - inside the courtroom and out - where each attorney is trained as a ...more
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Grand Hotel is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Demian Bichir, Roselyn Sanchez, Denyse Tontz
Grand Hotel (ABC, 2019) is an American drama television series based on the Spanish TV series. Charismatic Miami Beach hotel owner Santiago Mendoza (Demian Bichir), his second wife (Roselyn ...more
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Bluff City Law is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Jimmy Smits, Caitlin McGee, Barry Sloane
Bluff City Law (NBC, 2019) is an American crime drama thriller television series. The series follows the lawyers of an elite Memphis law firm that specialize in the most controversial landmark ...more
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The Hot Zone is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Julianna Margulies, Topher Grace, James D'Arcy
The Hot Zone (National Geographic, 2019) is an American medical thriller television drama miniseries based on the Richard Preston non-fiction novel of the same name. The six-part limited series ...more
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The Morning Show is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell
The Morning Show (Apple TV+, 2019) is an American drama web television series. The show follows the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning, exploring the unique challenges ...more
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Nancy Drew is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Kennedy McMann, Tunji Kasim, Alex Saxon
Nancy Drew (The CW, 2019) is an American mystery drama television series based on the titular character of a mystery book series. After 18-year-old Nancy Drew's (Kennedy McMann) college plans ...more
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The Loudest Voice is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Russell Crowe, Naomi Watts, Sienna Miller
The Loudest Voice (Showtime, 2019) is an American drama television miniseries, based on the book The Loudest Voice in the Room by Gabriel Sherman. The show tells the story of Roger Ailes who ...more
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All Rise is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Simone Missick, Wilson Bethel, Jessica Camacho
All Rise (CBS, 2019) is an American drama television series. Newly appointed Judge Lola Carmichael (Simone Missick), a highly regarded and impressive deputy district attorney who doesn’t intend ...more
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The Fix is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Robin Tunney, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Adam Rayner
The Fix (ABC, 2019) is an American legal drama series created by Marcia Clark, Elizabeth Craft, and Sarah Fain. An L.A. prosecutor (Robin Tunney) moves to Oregon after a losing a high-profile ...more
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City on a Hill is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge, Kevin Chapman
City on a Hill (Showtime, 2019) is an American television series created by Chuck MacLean. District Attorney Decourcy Ward (Aldis Hodge) and corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran Jackie Rhodes ...more
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Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Andy Bean, Derek Mears, Crystal Reed
Swamp Thing (DC Universe, 2019) is an American superhero horror drama web television series based on the DC Comics character. Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed) returns home to Houma, Louisiana to ...more
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Trinkets is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Brianna Hildebrand, Kiana Madeira, Quintessa Swindell
Trinkets (Netflix, 2019) is an American teen drama television series created by Kirsten Smith, Amy Andelson, and Emily Meyer, based on Kristen Smith's YA novel of the same name. An unexpected ...more
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L.A.'s Finest is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Gabrielle Union, Jessica Alba, Ernie Hudson
L.A.'s Finest (Spectrum, 2019 )is an American drama television series based on the Bad Boys film series. DEA Agent Syd Burnett (Gabrielle Union) joins the LAPD and is paired with new partner ...more
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Pennyworth is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Jack Bannon, Ben Aldridge, Ryan Fletcher
Pennyworth (Epix, 2019) is an American drama television series based on the DC Comics characters. The story of how Bruce Wayne's legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), a former ...more