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The Best New TV Series of 2015 

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List Rules Scripted TV series that have premiered during 2015

This list of the best new shows of 2015 ranks all of 2015's new scripted series and gives television fans a place to voice their opinions about the latest Better Call Saul plot twists and what is even going on with Backstrom. Which new TV shows are you enjoying? The 2015 TV season is well underway with some of the best 2015 TV shows already airing.

From critically lauded series like Better Call Saul, 12 Monkeys, and Agent Carter, we've gathered the best new 2015 shows for you to rank. What do you think of surprise hits like Fresh off the Boat and EmpireDid you want to slap The Slap? How is Larry Wilmore doing in Stephen Colbert's old time slot?

Upvote the TV shows you think are the 2015 best TV shows and downvote the ones you don't think are that good and will probably end up on the list of 2015 cancelled shows. Keep checking back throughout the 2015 TV season as we'll be updating this list with new series as they premiere on TV and through streaming devices like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu!
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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New TV Series of 2015
Jules_WinnfieId added Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Science Fiction, Action

Daredevil (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Drew Goddard, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Blind lawyer Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) ...more

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Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New TV Series of 2015
Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn

Number of Seasons: 4

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Drama, Comedy

Spin-off of the hit series Breaking Bad. Better Call Saul (AMC, 2015) is an American television drama series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, and a spinoff prequel of Breaking Bad. The trials and tribulations of lawyer, Jimmy ...more

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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New TV Series of 2015
Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Action, Crime, Drama

Jessica Jones (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the Marvel Comics character. Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, ...more

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Mr. Robot is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New TV Series of 2015
Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday

Genres (Tv): Drama, Thriller

Mr. Robot (USA Network, 2015) is an American drama–thriller television series created by Sam Esmail. Elliot (Rami Malek), a cybersecurity engineer and hacker who suffers from social anxiety ...more

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Agent Carter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New TV Series of 2015
Hayley Atwell, James D'Arcy, Enver Gjokaj

Network: American Broadcasting Company

Spin-off of Marvel's first Captain America movie. Marvel's Agent Carter, or simply Agent Carter, is an American television series created for ABC. The series features the Marvel Comics character Peggy Carter, with Hayley Atwell reprising her ...more

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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New TV Series of 2015
david-jay added Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton

Genres (Tv): Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Sense8 (Netflix, 2015) is an American science fiction drama web television series created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski. A group of people around the world are suddenly ...more

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Limitless is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New TV Series of 2015
heather-mcconnell added Jake McDorman, Jennifer Carpenter, Hill Harper

Genres (Tv): Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Limitless (CBS, 2015) is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Craig Sweeny, based on the 2011 film. Brian Finch (Jake McDorman), a 28-year-old burnout and struggling musician, ...more

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The Last Man on Earth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New TV Series of 2015
LanaYoshii added Will Forte, Kristen Schaal

Network: Fox

Genres (Tv): Comedy

The Last Man on Earth is an American post-apocalyptic comedy television series created by and starring Will Forte. The series premiered on the American broadcast network Fox on March 1, 2015. ...more

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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New TV Series of 2015
heather-mcconnell added Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 87

Network: The CW

Genres (Tv): Superhero, Drama, Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. The adventures ...more

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iZombie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New TV Series of 2015
Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli

Network: The CW

Genres (Tv): Drama, Crime Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction

A medical student uses her perks of being a zombie to help the police. iZombie (The CW, 2015) is an American television series developed by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright, loosely based on the comic books by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred. A medical ...more

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Fresh Off the Boat is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New TV Series of 2015
Constance Wu, Randall Park, Hudson Yang

Network: ABC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Sitcom loosely based on the life of chef Eddie Chang. Fresh Off the Boat (ABC, 2015) is a comedy series starring Randall Park, Constance Wu, Ian Chen, Hudson Yang, and Forrest Wheeler that is inspired by the life of chef and food personality Eddie ...more

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Empire is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New TV Series of 2015
Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Bryshere Y. Gray

Network: FOX

Genres (Tv): Drama, Family

Musical family drama set in a hip hop world starring Terrence Howard and Tajari P. Henson. Empire (Fox, 2015) is an American musical drama television series created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong. The life of hip hop mogul, and CEO of Empire Entertainment Lucious Lyon (Terrence ...more

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Narcos is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New TV Series of 2015
Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook

Genres (Tv): Biography, Crime, Drama

Narcos (Netflix, 2015) is an American drama web-television series created by Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard, and Doug Miro. A chronicled look at the exploits of Colombian Pablo Escobar, as well ...more

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Blindspot is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New TV Series of 2015
Jim Marshall added Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown

Genres (Tv): Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Blindspot (NBC, 2015) is an American drama television series created by Martin Gero. When a mysterious tattooed woman (Jaimie Alexander) is found naked inside a travel bag with no recollection ...more

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12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New TV Series of 2015
Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Kirk Acevedo

Genres (Tv): Adventure, Drama, Mystery

TV adaptation of the 1995 movie of the same name. 12 Monkeys (SyFy, 2015) is an American television series on Syfy created by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, and loosely based on the 1995 film. In the year 2043, scavenger James Cole (Aaron ...more

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Ash vs Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New TV Series of 2015
WarrenMitchell added Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo

Genres (Tv): Action, Comedy, Horror

This show (Starz, 2015) is an American comedy horror television series developed by Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, and Tom Spezialy. Thirty years after saving the world, Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) ...more

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Dark Matter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New TV Series of 2015
evilgrin32 added Marc Bendavid, Melissa O'Neil, Anthony Lemke

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 13

Genres (Tv): SciFi

A group of six people with no memory of who they are and where they came from wake up on a starship. Naming themselves "One" through "Six" in order of their awakening, they stabilize their vessel and begin trying to figure out what happened to them.

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Bloodline is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New TV Series of 2015
Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini

Genres (Tv): Drama, Thriller

Netflix drama about a family of adult siblings whose secrets and scars are revealed when their brother returns home. Bloodline (Netflix, 2015) is an American thriller–drama web television series created by Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, and Daniel Zelman. A family of adult siblings find that their past ...more

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Quantico is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New TV Series of 2015
Priyanka Chopra, Josh Hopkins, Jake McLaughlin

Genres (Tv): Crime, Drama, Mystery

Quantico (ABC, 2015) is an American television drama thriller series created by Joshua Safran. A bright FBI recruit (Priyanka Chopra) who joins the agency after graduating from the FBI Academy ...more

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmid... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New TV Series of 2015
Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 51

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is an American sitcom created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock and starring Ellie Kemper that has streamed on Netflix since March 6, 2015. Originally set for a 13-episode ...more

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Backstrom is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New TV Series of 2015
Rainn Wilson, Genevieve Angelson, Kristoffer Polaha

Genres (Tv): Crime Drama

Crime comedy based on the books of Swedish author Leif G.W. Persson. Backstrom is an American crime comedy-drama television series developed by Hart Hanson based on the Swedish book series by Leif G. W. Persson. The series is set in Portland, Oregon and filmed in ...more
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Ballers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New TV Series of 2015
DorinFlavius added Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry, John David Washington

Network: HBO

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Ballers (HBO, 2015) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Stephen Levinson. Former football superstar Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne Johnson) tries to find success as a financial ...more

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Scream Queens is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New TV Series of 2015
or-pinko added Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Billie Lourd
Scream Queens (Fox, 2015) is an American comedy horror television series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan. The semi-anthology series centers on characters being terrorized ...more

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Humans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New TV Series of 2015
heather-mcconnell added Manpreet Bachu, Emily Berrington, Ruth Bradley

Genres (Tv): Drama, Sci-Fi

Humans (AMC, 2015) is a science fiction television series created by Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley. In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'Synth' - ...more

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Battle Creek is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New TV Series of 2015
LanaYoshii added Josh Duhamel, Dean Winters, Janet McTeer

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Drama, crime drama

Battle Creek (CBS, 2015) is an American comedy-drama television series created by David Shore and Vince Gilligan. Special Agent Milt (Josh Duhamel) and Detective Russ (Dean Winters) are two ...more

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