The Best French TV Shows of 2019 

Molly Gander
Updated August 15, 2019 170 votes 64 voters 2.9k views 19 items

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

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 Lad... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
Cristina Valenzuela, Bryce Papenbrook, Keith Silverstein
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (French: Miraculous, les aventures de Ladybug et Chat Noir) is a French CGI action/adventure animated series produced by Zagtoon and Method Animation. ...more
Le Bureau des Lég... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
Le Bureau des Légendes
Mathieu Kassovitz, Florence Loiret Caille, Sara Giraudeau

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. 

The Forest is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
The Forest
Samuel Labarthe, Suzanne Clément, Alexia Barlier

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. 

Spiral is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
Caroline Proust, Audrey Fleurot, Philippe Duclos
Spiral is a French television police and legal drama series set in Paris. The show follows the lives and work of Paris police officers and the lawyers and judges who work at the Palais de ...more
A Very Secret Service is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
A Very Secret Service
Hugo Becker, Wilfred Benaïche, Christophe Kourotchkine

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.

The Break is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
The Break
Yoann Blanc, Jasmina Douieb, Lara Hubinont

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.

Skam France is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
Skam France
Axel Auriant, Théo Christine, Lula Cotton-Frapier

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.

The Hook Up Plan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
Tom Dingler, Joséphine Draï, Zita Hanrot
The Hook Up Plan (Netflix, 2018) is a French romantic comedy series created by Chris Lang, Noemie Saglio, and Julien Teisseire. Elsa (Zita Hanrot) gets hung up on an ex and her best friends ...more
Black Spot is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
Black Spot
Suliane Brahim, Hubert Delattre, Laurent Capelluto

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.

Family Business is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
Family Business
Jonathan Cohen, Gérard Darmon, Julia Piaton

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. 

Tomorrow Is Ours is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
Tomorrow Is Ours
Ingrid Chauvin, Alexandre Brasseur, Charlotte Valandrey

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. 

Falco is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
Clément Manuel, Mathilde Lebrequier, Franck Monsigny

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. 

Osmosis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
Hugo Becker, Agathe Bonitzer, Nicolas Van Beveren
Osmosis (Netflix, 2019) is an upcoming French science fiction television drama. Set in near-future Paris, a new dating app called “Osmosis” can decode true love, digging deep into its users’ ...more
Baron Noir is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
Baron Noir
Kad Merad, Anna Mouglalis, Astrid Whettnall

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. 

Alice Nevers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
Alice Nevers
Marine Delterme, Jean-Michel Tinivelli, Guillaume Carcaud

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.

Josephine, Guardian Ange... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
Josephine, Guardian Angel
Mimie Mathy, Karin Swenson, Jean Dell

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.

Cherif is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
Abdelhafid Metalsi, Greg Germain, François Bureloup

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.

Profilage is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
Raphaël Ferret, Jean-Michel Martial, Philippe Bas

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.

Qui veut gagner des mill... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best French TV Shows of 2019
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.