Miniseries The Best New Limited Series of 2019  

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List Rules Only limited run television series that premiered their first season in 2019.

There's nothing limiting about a television limited series, especially in 2019. With the flexibility of streaming services and the eagerness of traditional television channels to experiment, what we once called miniseries are refreshed and booming, bringing some of the best shows in 2019.

From documentary miniseries like Surviving R. Kelly to dramas with a defined beginning and end - such as I Am The Night following the story of the Black Dahlia - there's something surprisingly freeing about knowing a TV show only has so many episodes. In these days of bingeing Netflix, it can be nice to know there's an end in sight and there won't be another season coming some to-be-announced time in the future. Though some limited series are parts of stories that can be continued in other, new miniseries.

Whether you call them "limited series" or the old-fashioned "miniseries," the options available in 2019 are some of the best yet. Vote up the best series with a limited run of episodes that are airing for the first time in 2019.

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I Am the Night is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Limited Series 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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Lorena is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Limited Series of 2019
Lorena (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American documentary television series. The limited series examines the 1993 assault and subsequent court case involving John and Lorena Bobbitt through the ...more

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Surviving R. Kelly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Limited Series of 2019
Andrea Kelly, Tarana Burke, Sparkle
Surviving R. Kelly (Lifetime, 2019) is an American six-part documentary from executive producer dream hampton. The limited series docmentary details sexual abuse allegations against singer R. ...more

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Action is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Limited Series of 2019
Action (Showtime, 2019) is an American documentary television miniseries. This four-part limited series explores the legalization of sports gambling and its evolving impact on the gambling

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The Case Against Adnan Syed is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Limited Series of 2019
The Case Against Adnan Syed (HBO, 2019) is an American documentary television miniseries. Popularized by the podcast, "Serial," the documentary series follows the ongoing story of ...more

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Fosse/Verdon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Limited Series of 2019
Sam Rockwell, Michelle Williams, Margaret Qualley
Fosse/Verdon (FX, 2019) is an American biographical miniseries, based on the book Fosse by Sam Wasson. The series follows the romantic and creative partnership of filmmaker Bob Fosse (Sam ...more

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Deadly Cults is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Limited Series of 2019
Deadly Cults (Oxygen, 2019) is an American documentary television miniseries. This four-part limited series explores unsettling cases where investigators uncover and expose the dark world of ...more

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Tricky Dick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Limited Series of 2019
Richard Nixon
Tricky Dick (CNN, 2019) is a documentary television miniseries constructed from CNN archives. The four-part limited series follows the life and times of 37th US President Richard Nixon and his ...more

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The Disappearance of Madeleine... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Limited Series of 2019
Anthony Summers, Gonçalo Amaral, Robbyn Swan
The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann (Netflix, 2019) is an American true crime documentary television miniseries. The eight-part limited series tells the story of Madeleine McCann, the young ...more

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Persona is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Limited Series of 2019
Lee Ji-eun
Persona (Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean anthology film television miniseries created by Yoon Jong-shin. Lee Ji-eun plays a different character in each of the four segments, which are written ...more

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Manhunt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Limited Series of 2019
Martin Clunes, Katie Lyons, Claudie Blakley
Manhunt (ITV, 2019) is a British television drama based on the true story surrounding the initial investigation into the death of French student Amélie Delagrange. Led by Detective Chief ...more

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Punk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Limited Series of 2019
Iggy Pop, Johnny Rotten, Marky Ramone
Punk (Epix, 2019) is an American documentary television series. The show explores the music, the fashion, the art and the DIY attitude of a subculture of self-described misfits and outcasts.

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Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Myst... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Limited Series of 2019
Geraldine Hakewill, Joel Jackson, Catherine McClements
Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries (Seven, 2019), also stylised as Ms Fisher's MODern Murder Mysteries, is an Australian drama television miniseries and a spin-off of the drama series Miss ...more

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Resistance is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Limited Series of 2019
Brian Gleeson Aoife Duffin Simone Kirby Natasha O'Keeffe Gavin Drea
Resistance (RTÉ One, 2019) is an Irish historical fiction television miniseries written by Colin Teevan. The five-part limited series dramatizes the events surrounding the Irish War of

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Larry Charles' Dangerous World... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Limited Series of 2019
Larry Charles
Larry Charles' Dangerous World of Comedy (Netflix, 2019) is an American reality comedy television series created by and starring Larry Charles. Comedy writer and director Larry Charles travels ...more

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The Dictator's Playbook is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Limited Series of 2019
Natasha Ezrow, Mariam Mufti, Charles K. Amrstrong
The Dictator's Playbook (PBS, 2019) is an American documentary television miniseries. The show follows the rise and fall of some of history's most ruthless dictators, from Mussolini to Saddam

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Valley of the Boom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Limited Series of 2019
Bradley Whitford, Steve Zahn, Lamorne Morris
Valley of the Boom (National Geographic, 2019) is an American docudrama television miniseries created by Matthew Carnahan. The series centers on the 1990s tech boom and bust in Silicon Valley, ...more