TV New TV Shows Since 2015 with the Best Overall Acting  

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List Rules Vote up the series that feature the all-around best acting, even if they aren't your favorite shows.

Since 2015, there has been some phenomenal acting on television and this list features the best television acting since 2015. Shows with the best acting come in many forms. Some of the most talented new TV casts feature dozens of amazing actors while other new TV series with good acting star one fantastic lead. Several of the best acting shows since 2015 have been nominated for awards.

What TV series will you find on this best acting on new shows list? Game of Thrones features fantastic Emmy-nominated and Emmy-winning actors like Maisie Williams, Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey Kit Harington, and Peter Dinklage. American Horror Story is also a TV series which regularly results in awards for its talented cast. Kyle MacLachlan was nominated for a Golden Globe for his appearance in Twin Peaks: The Return. Other good shows with great acting since 2015 include Veep, Orange Is the New Black, Fargo, and Better Call Saul.

Which new TV show do you think features the best acting? Give your favorites a thumbs up. 

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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list New TV Shows Since 2015 with the Best Overall Acting
Stranger Things 2016

Notable Nominations

Emmy
- Best Supporting Actor (David Harbour 2017), Best Supporting Actress (Millie Bobby Brown 2017)
Golden Globe - Best Actress (Winona Ryder 2017), Best Supporting Actor (David Habour 2018)
Critics' Choice - Best Supporting Actor (David Harbour 2018)

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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list New TV Shows Since 2015 with the Best Overall Acting
Westworld 2017

Notable Nominations

Emmy - Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins 2017), Best Actress (Evan Rachel Wood 2017), Best Supporting Actor (Jeffrey Wright 2017), Best Supporting Actress (Thandie Newton 2017)
Golden Globe - Best Actress (Evan Rachel Wood 2017), Best Supporting Actress (Thandie Newton 2017)
Critics' Choice - Best Actress (Evan Rachel Wood 2017 WON), Best Supporting Actress (Thandie Newton 2017 WON)

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This Is Us is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list New TV Shows Since 2015 with the Best Overall Acting
This Is Us 2016

Notable Nominations

Emmy
- Best Actor (Sterling K. Brown 2017 WON, Milo Ventimiglia 2017), Best Supporting Actor (Ron Cephas Jones 2017), Best Supporting Actress (Chrissy Metz 2017)
Golden Globe - Best Actor (Sterling K. Brown 2018 WON), Best Supporting Actress (Chrissy Metz 2017, 2018; Mandy Moore 2018)
Critics' Choice - Best Actor (Sterling K. Brown 2018 WON), Best Supporting Actress (Chrissy Metz 2018)

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Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list New TV Shows Since 2015 with the Best Overall Acting
Better Call Saul 2015

Notable Nominations

Emmy
- Best Actor (Bob Odenkirk 2015, 2016, 2017), Best Supporting Actor (Jonathan Banks 2015, 2016, 2017)
Golden Globe - Best Actor (Bob Odenkirk 2015, 2016, 2017)
Critics Choice - Best Actor (Bob Odenkirk 2015 WON, 2016 WON, 2017), Best Supporting Actor (Jonathan Banks 2015 WON; Michael McKean 2016)

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The Crown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list New TV Shows Since 2015 with the Best Overall Acting
The Crown 2016

Notable Nominations

Emmy
- Best Actress (Claire Foy 2017), Best Supporting Actor (John Lithgow 2017 WON)
Golden Globe - Best Actress (Claire Foy 2017 WON, 2018), Best Supporting Actor (John Lithgow 2017 WON)
Critics' Choice - Best Actress (Claire Foy 2017), Best Supporting Actor (John Lithgow 2016 WON), Best Guest Performer (Jared Harris 2016)

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The Handmaid's Tale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list New TV Shows Since 2015 with the Best Overall Acting
The Handmaid's Tale 2017

Notable Nominations

Emmy - Best Actress (Elisabeth Moss 2017 WON), Best Supporting Actress (Ann Dowd 2017 WON; Samira Wiley 2017)
Golden Globe - Best Actress (Elisabeth Moss 2018 WON), Best Supporting Actress (Ann Dowd)
Critics' Choice - Best Actress (Elisabeth Moss 2018 WON), Best Supporting Actress (Ann Dowd 2018 WON)

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American Horror Story: Hotel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list New TV Shows Since 2015 with the Best Overall Acting
American Horror Story: Hotel 2015

Notable Nominations

Emmy
- Best Supporting Actress (Kathy Bates; Sarah Paulson)
Golden Globe - Best Actress (Lady Gaga, WON)
Critics Choice - Best Actor (Wes Bentley), Best Actress (Kathy Bates), Best Supporting Actress (Sarah Paulson)

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Mr. Robot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list New TV Shows Since 2015 with the Best Overall Acting
Mr. Robot 2015

Notable Nominations

Emmy - Best Actor (Rami Malek 2016 WON)
Golden Globe - Best Actor (Rami Malek 2016, 2017), Best Supporting Actor (Christian Slater 2016 WON, 2017, 2018)
Critics Choice - Best Actor (Rami Malek 2016 WON, 2017), Best Supporting Actor (Christian Slater 2016 WON, 2017; Bobby Cannavale 2018), Best Guest Performer (B.D. Wong 2016)

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Big Little Lies is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list New TV Shows Since 2015 with the Best Overall Acting
Big Little Lies 2017

Notable Nominations

Emmy
- Best Actress (Nicole Kidman 2017 WON; Reese Witherspoon 2017), Best Supporting Actor (Alexander Skarsgård 2017 WON), Best Supporting Actress (Laura Dern 2017; Shailene Woodley 2017)
Golden Globe - Best Actress (Nicole Kidman 2017 WON; Reese Witherspoon 2017), Best Supporting Actor (Alexander Skarsgård 2017 WON), Best Supporting Actress (Laura Dern 2017 WON; Shailene Woodley 2017)
Critics' Choice - Best Actress (Nicole Kidman 2017 WON; Reese Witherspoon 2017), Best Supporting Actor (Alexander Skarsgård 2017 WON), Best Supporting Actress (Laura Dern 2017 WON)

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Ozark is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list New TV Shows Since 2015 with the Best Overall Acting
Ozark

Notable Nominations

Golden Globe
- Best Actor (Jason Bateman 2018)

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The Good Place is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list New TV Shows Since 2015 with the Best Overall Acting
The Good Place

Notable Nominations

Critics' Choice
- Best Actor (Ted Danson 2017 WON), Best Actress (Kristen Bell 2017)

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Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list New TV Shows Since 2015 with the Best Overall Acting
Atlanta 2016

Notable Nominations

Emmy - Best Actor (Donald Glover 2017 WON)
Golden Globe - Best Actor (Donald Glover 2017 WON)
Critics' Choice - Best Actor (Donald Glover 2017 WON)

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list New TV Shows Since 2015 with the Best Overall Acting
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 2015

Notable Nominations

Emmy
- Best Actress (Ellie Kemper 2016, 2017), Best Supporting Actor (Titus Burgess 2015, 2016, 2017), Best Supporting Actress (Jane Krakowski (2015)
Critics' Choice - Best Actress (Ellie Kemper 2016, 2017), Best Supporting Actor (Titus Burgess 2015, 2016, 2017), Best Supporting Actress (Jane Krakowski 2016 WON), Best Guest Performer (Lisa Kudrow 2016)

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Fargo Season 2: Luverne is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list New TV Shows Since 2015 with the Best Overall Acting
Fargo Season 2: Luverne 2015

Notable Nominations

Emmy - Best Actress (Kirsten Dunst), Best Supporting Actor (Jesse Plemons; Bokeem Woodbine), Best Supporting Actress (Jean Smart)
Golden Globe - Best Actor (Patrick Wilson), Best Actress (Kirsten Dunst)
Critics' Choice - Best Actor (Patrick Wilson), Best Actress (Kirsten Dunst WON), Best Supporting Actor (Nick Offerman; Jesse Plemons WON; Bokeem Woodbine), Best Supporting Actress (Cristin Milioti; Jean Smart WON)

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American Crime is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list New TV Shows Since 2015 with the Best Overall Acting
American Crime 2015

Notable Nominations

Emmy
- Best Actor (Timothy Hutton 2015), Best Actress (Felicity Huffman 2015, 2016, 2017), Best Supporting Actor (Richard Cabral 2015), Best Supporting Actress (Regina King 2015 WON, 2016 WON, 2017)
Golden Globe - Best Actress (Felicity Huffman 2015, 2016), Best Supporting Actress (Regina King 2015)
Critics' Choice - Best Actress (Felicity Huffman 2015, 2016; Lily Taylor 2016), Best Supporting Actor (Elvis Nolasco 2015), Best Supporting Actress (Regina King 2016 WON)

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Fargo Season 3: St. Cloud is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list New TV Shows Since 2015 with the Best Overall Acting
Fargo Season 3: St. Cloud 2017

Notable Nominations

Emmy
- Best Actor (Ewan McGregor), Best Actress (Carrie Coon), Best Supporting Actor (David Thewlis)
Golden Globe - Best Actor (Ewan McGregor WON), Best Supporting Actor (David Thewlis)
Critics' Choice - Best Actor (Ewan McGregor WON), Best Actress (Carrie Coon), Best Supporting Actor (David Thewlis), Best Supporting Actress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead)

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Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list New TV Shows Since 2015 with the Best Overall Acting
Twin Peaks 2017

Notable Nominations

Golden Globe
- Best Actor (Kyle MacLachlan, 2018)

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GLOW is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list New TV Shows Since 2015 with the Best Overall Acting
GLOW 2017

Notable Nominations

Golden Globe - Best Actress (Alison Brie 2018)
Critics' Choice - Best Actress (Aliston Brie 2018), Best Supporting Actor (Marc Maron 2018), Best Supporting Actress (Betty Gilpin 2018)

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Bloodline is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list New TV Shows Since 2015 with the Best Overall Acting
Bloodline 2015

Notable Nominations

Emmy - Best Actor (Kyle Chandler 2015, 2016), Best Supporting Actor (Ben Mendelsohn 2015, 2016 WON), Best Guest Actor (Ben Mendelsohn 2017)
Golden Globe - Best Supporting Actor (Ben Mendelsohn 2016)
Critics' Choice - Best Supporting Actor (Ben Mendelsohn 2015)

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Feud is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list New TV Shows Since 2015 with the Best Overall Acting
Feud: Betty and Joan 2017

Notable Nominations

Emmy
- Best Actress (Jessica Lange; Susan Sarandon), Best Supporting Actor (Alfred Molina; Stanley Tucci), Best Supporting Actress (Judy Davis; Jackie Hoffman)
Golden Globe - Best Actress (Jessica Lange; Susan Sarandon), Best Supporting Actor (Alfred Molina)
Critics' Choice - Best Actress (Jessica Lange), Best Supporting Actor (Alfred Molina; Stanley Tucci), Best Supporting Actress (Judy Davis; Jackie Hoffman)

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The Night Manager is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list New TV Shows Since 2015 with the Best Overall Acting
The Night Manager 2016

Notable Nominations

Emmy
 - Best Actor (Tom Hiddleston 2016), Best Supporting Actor (Hugh Laurie 2016), Best Supporting Actress (Olivia Colman 2016)
Golden Globe - Best Actor (Tom Hiddleston 2017 WON), Best Supporting Actor (Hugh Laurie 2017 WON), Best Supporting Actress (Olivia Colman 2017 WON)
Critics' Choice - Best Actor (Tom Hiddleston 2016), Best Actress (Olivia Colman), Best Supporting Actor (Hugh Laurie 2016), Best Supporting Actress (Elizabeth Debicki 2016)

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The Night Of is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list New TV Shows Since 2015 with the Best Overall Acting
The Night Of 2016

Notable Nominations

Emmy
- Best Actor (Riz Ahmed 2017 WON; John Turturro 2017), Best Supporting Actor (Bill Camp 2017; Michael Kenneth Willams 2017)
Golden Globe - Best Actor (Riz Ahmed 2017; John Turturro 2017)

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list New TV Shows Since 2015 with the Best Overall Acting
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 2015

Notable Nominations

Golden Globe
- Best Actress (Rachel Bloom 2016 WON, 2017)
Critics' Choice - Best Actress (Rachel Bloom 2016 WON)