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The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019  

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

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.

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The Enemy Within is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Jennifer Carpenter, Morris Chestnut, Raza Jaffrey
The Enemy Within (NBC, 2019) is an American drama television series. Former CIA agent, Erica Wolfe (Jennifer Carpenter), considered one of the most notorious traitors in modern history, is ...more
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Whiskey Cavalier is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Scott Foley, Lauren Cohan, Ana Ortiz
Whiskey Cavalier (ABC, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Dave Hemingson. Following an emotional break-up, FBI agent Will Chase (Scott Foley) is assigned to work with CIA ...more
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Proven Innocent is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Rachelle Lefevre, Russell Hornsby, Nikki M. James
Proven Innocent (Fox, 2019) is an American legal drama television series created by Janet Tamaro. Led by a fierce and fearless female lawyer (Rachelle Lefevre) with a hunger for justice, a ...more
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The Passage is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Vincent Piazza
The Passage (Fox, 2019) is an American drama television series developed by Liz Heldens, based on the novels by Justin Cronin. When a botched U.S. government experiment turns a group of death ...more
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The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman
The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve Blackman, based on the comic book series by Gerard Way. A disbanded group of superheroes reunite after ...more
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Hanna is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman
Hanna (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American action drama television series, based on the 2011 film of the same name. The story follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl, Hanna (Esme ...more
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Chernobyl is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson
Chernobyl (HBO, 2019) is an American-British historical drama television miniseries created by Craig Mazin. In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the USSR becomes ...more
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Project Blue Book is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Aidan Gillen, Laura Mennell, Michael Harney
Project Blue Book (History, 2019) is an American historical drama television series created by Robert Zemeckis, David O'Leary, and Sean Jablonski, co-produced by History Channel and A&E ...more
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When They See Us is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Jharrel Jerome, Jovan Adepo, Chris Chalk
When They See Us (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television miniseries created by Ava DuVernay, based on the 1989 Central Park jogger case. The notorious case of five teenagers of ...more
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The Fix is listed (or ranked) 10 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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The Loudest Voice is listed (or ranked) 11 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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I Am the Night is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Godfather of Harlem is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Forest Whitaker, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ilfenesh Hadera
Godfather of Harlem (Epix, 2019) is an American crime drama television series. After being released from prison, crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Forest Whitaker) takes on the Genovese crime family to ...more
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The Act is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Patricia Arquette, Joey King, Chloë Sevigny
The Act (Hulu, 2019) is an American true crime anthology drama web television series. A girl's (Joey King) quest for independence from the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective ...more
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Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Kristen Bell, Frank Gallegos, Scott Vance
Veronica Mars (Hulu, 2019) is an American television miniseries created by Rob Thomas that serves as a continuation of the 2004–07 television series of the same name as well as the 2014 film. ...more
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Pearson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Gina Torres, Isabel Arraiza, Eli Goree
Pearson (USA Network, 2019) is an American political drama television series created by Aaron Korsh and Daniel Arkin and a spin-off of the show Suits. The show follows powerhouse lawyer Jessica ...more
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Ambitions is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Robin Givins, Essence Atkins, Brian J. White
Ambitions (OWN, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Jamey Giddens and Will Packer. Ex-best friends Stephanie Lancaster (Robin Givens), the mayor's wife, and Amara Hughes ...more
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The InBetween is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Grand Hotel is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 20 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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The Society is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Gideon Adlon, Domenic Arduino, Sean Berdy
The Society (Netflix, 2019) is an American mystery drama television series created by Christopher Keyser and unofficially inspired by the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding. A group of ...more
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Trinkets is listed (or ranked) 22 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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The Hot Zone is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Jinn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Sultan Alkhail, Hana Chamoun, Yasser Al Hadi
Jinn (Netflix, 2019) is a Jordanian supernatural drama television series. When a girl accidentally releases a jinn in the form of a teenage boy, they learn they've also unleashed an ancient ...more
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Good Trouble is listed (or ranked) 25 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