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The Best French TV Shows of 2019

Updated September 11, 2020 261 votes 86 voters 4.0k views19 items

List RulesVote up the best French-language television shows airing new episodes in 2019.

UPDATE: Check out the best French television airing new episodes in 2020!

Keep up to date on the latest and current French TV shows in 2019. Whether you're learning French or are just looking to watch the most popular series from France this list will help you find new French shows in 2019. Even if you are not a French learner, most French series on Netflix have English subtitles so you won't miss any of the drama or action.

Many of the best French shows in 2019 are detective series, dramas, crime thrillers, and comedies; but there are also comedies like Family Business. Some series, such as Black Spot and Public Enemy, are French-Belgian joint productions, while others are Netflix shows like The Hook Up Plan and Osmosis. A few French TV shows, like Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, have older episodes available on Netflix but are further ahead in their seasons in France.

Vote up the best French series of 2019, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list.

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    Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
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    Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir

    Cristina Valenzuela, Bryce Papenbrook

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Superhero

    Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (French: Miraculous, les aventures de Ladybug et Chat... more on Wikipedia
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    Le Bureau des Légendes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
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    Le Bureau des Légendes

    Mathieu Kassovitz, Florence Loiret Caille

    The Bureau (original title: Le Bureau des Légendes) is a French political thriller television series created by Éric Rochant. The show revolves around several agents who work for DGSE. 

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    The Forest is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
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    The Forest

    Samuel Labarthe, Suzanne Clément

    Genres (Tv)Mystery, crime drama

    The Forest is a French crime drama television series created by Delinda Jacobs. After a teenage girl disappears in a forest, police enlist the help of a teacher who had a similar traumatic experience. 

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    Spiral is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
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    Spiral

    Caroline Proust, Audrey Fleurot

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Adventure film

    Spiral is a French television police and legal drama series set in Paris. The show follows the... more on Wikipedia
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    A Very Secret Service is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
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    A Very Secret Service

    Hugo Becker, Wilfred Benaïche

    A Very Secret Service is a French comedy-drama series created by Jean-François Halin. The year is 1960, and the French Secret Service hires an impressionable 23-year old who still has much to learn on the job.

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    Skam France is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
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    Skam France

    Axel Auriant, Théo Christine

    Skam France is a French teen drama created by Julie Andem. It follows five French girls as they attend high school and learn about love, friendship, loss, and the modern world.

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    The Break is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
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    The Break

    Yoann Blanc, Jasmina Douieb

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Drama

    The Break is a French-language Belgian crime drama television series created by Stéphane Bergmans, Benjamin d'Aoust, Matthieu Donck. After the death of a football player that most assume was by his own hand, one police detective suspects foul play.

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    The Hook Up Plan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
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    The Hook Up Plan

    Tom Dingler, Joséphine Draï
    The Hook Up Plan (Netflix, 2018) is a French romantic comedy series created by Chris Lang,...
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    Black Spot is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
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    Black Spot

    Suliane Brahim, Hubert Delattre

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Mystery, Drama

    Black Spot is a French-Belgian television thriller created by Mathieu Missoffe. Frank Siriana arrives in a small town to discover why the murder rate is six times the national average only to discover how unimaginably dangerous the surrounding forest actually is.

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    Family Business is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
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    Family Business

    Jonathan Cohen, Gérard Darmon

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Family Business is a 2019 French web television series created by Igor Gotesman. The show follows Joseph, a failed entrepreneur, who discovers cannabis is about to be legalized in France, so he starts up his own marijuana coffeeshop. 

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    Falco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
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    Falco

    Clément Manuel, Mathilde Lebrequier

    Falco is a French television series created by Clothilde Jamin. Falco wakes up after 22 years in a coma only to learn that his wife remarried and he missed out on his child's adolescence. 

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    Josephine, Guardian Angel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
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    Josephine, Guardian Angel

    Mimie Mathy, Karin Swenson

    Josephine, Guardian Angel (in French, Joséphine, ange gardien) is a French television series created by Laurent Chouchan, Philippe Niang, Michel Lengliney. It follows the adventures of a guardian angel sent to Earth to help solve various people's problems.

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    Profilage is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
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    Profilage

    Raphaël Ferret, Jean-Michel Martial

    Profilage is a French police procedural created by Fanny Robert and Sophie Lebarbier. The show follows two investigators, Chloé Saint-Laurent then Adèle Delettre, who use their experience to solve murders.

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    Baron Noir is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
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    Baron Noir

    Kad Merad, Anna Mouglalis

    Baron Noir is a French political drama television series developed by Eric Benzekri and Jean-Baptiste Delafon. It tells the story of a soon-to-be French president and one of his closest friends: the mayor of a small town in northern France. 

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    Qui veut gagner des millions? is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
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    Qui veut gagner des millions?

    Jean-Pierre Foucault

    Qui veut gagner des millions? is the French version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? created by David Briggs, Mike Whitehill, Steven Knight. The show starts with easy multiple-choice questions that gradually build in intensity, as contestants try to win the grand price of a million dollars.

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    Osmosis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
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    Osmosis

    Hugo Becker, Agathe Bonitzer

    Genres (Tv)Science fiction, Drama

    Osmosis (Netflix, 2019) is an upcoming French science fiction television drama. Set in... more on Wikipedia
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    Cherif is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
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    Cherif

    Abdelhafid Metalsi, Greg Germain

    Cherif is a French police television series produced by Lionel Olenga, Laurent Scalese and Stéphane Drouet. Police captain Kader Cherif has a laid-back way of doing police work, which runs him into trouble with his new partner.

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    Tomorrow Is Ours is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
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    Tomorrow Is Ours

    Ingrid Chauvin, Alexandre Brasseur

    Tomorrow is Ours is a French television soap opera created by Frédéric Chansel, Laura Colbert, Nicolas Durand-Zouky, Eline Le Fur, Fabienne Lesieur, and Jean-Marc Taba. The show follows the lives of several families whose lives are punctuated by police investigations, secrets, and betrayals. 

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    Alice Nevers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
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    Alice Nevers

    Marine Delterme, Jean-Michel Tinivelli

    Alice Nevers is a French crime series created by Christmas Loriot. It is based on a trilogy of novels also written by Loriot. The show follows a investigating judge who partners with a policeman to solve crimes.

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