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List Rules Only brand new TV shows and online series that premiered between January 1 and December 31, 2017.

This list contains information about the best new shows of 2017, ranked from best to worst by user votes. 2017 was an amazing year for new television series. Suspenseful crime shows, hilarious comedies, and dramatic miniseries all kept fans entertained from January 1 – December 31, 2017. Whether you prefer Hulu, HBO, Netflix, Amazon, or network television, the new 2017 TV shows were top tier.

What shows will you find on this best new shows of 2017 list? Twin Peaks: The Return has to be near the top. David Lynch and Mark Frost recruited the original cast of Twin Peaks to join them over 25 years after its conclusion for a 2017 limited run on Showtime. Disturbing and dramatic, Twin Peaks: The Return kept viewers engaged from beginning to end. The Orville was another good 2017 premiere.

The Handmaid's Tale, starring Elisabeth Moss, won eight Emmy Awards for its debut season in 2017. Other great new tv shows of 2017 include Riverdale, Ozark, and The Deuce.

What are the best new 2017 series? Vote your favorites up to the top of this list and please add any good shows we may have missed.

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The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
The Punisher Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Ebon Moss-Bachrach

Rotten Tomatoes score: 61%

Marvel's The Punisher (Netflix, 2017) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Steve Lightfoot. Former Force Recon officer Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal), known throughout New ...more

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Mindhunter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
Mindhunter Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv

Rotten Tomatoes score: 96%

Mindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American drama series based on the book Mind Hunter: Inside FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit written by Mark Olshaker and John E. Douglas. Set in 1979, the series ...more

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The Good Doctor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
The Good Doctor Freddie Highmore, Antonia Thomas, Nicholas Gonzalez

Rotten Tomatoes score: 58%

The Good Doctor (ABC, 2017) is an American medical-drama television series based on the 2013 South Korean series of the same name. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) is a young pediatric surgeon ...more

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American Gods is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
American Gods Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Crispin Glover

Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%

American Gods (Starz, 2017) is an American television series developed by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. After being released from prison, Shadow Moon (Ricky ...more

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The Brave is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
The Brave Mike Vogel, Anne Heche, Demetrius Grosse

Rotten Tomatoes score: 38%

The Brave (NBC, 2017) is an American drama series with showrunners Matt Corman and Chris Ord. Patricia Campbell (Anne Heche) is Deputy Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency working with ...more

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Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
Riverdale KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes

Rotten Tomatoes score: 86%

Riverdale (The CW, 2017) is an American teen drama television series developed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the characters of Archie Comics. The series follows Archie Andrews' (KJ Apa) ...more

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The Handmaid's Tale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
The Handmaid's Tale Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski

Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%

The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television series created by Bruce Miller, based on the 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood. In a dystopian future where women are brutally ...more

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Ozark is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
Ozark Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Esai Morales

Rotten Tomatoes score: 65%

Ozark (Netflix, 2017) is an American crimeozark drama series created by Bill Dubuque. Financial planner Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) must suddenly relocate his family (Laura Linney) from Chicago ...more

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The Orville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
The Orville Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Scott Grimes

Rotten Tomatoes score: 21%

The Orville (Fox, 2017) is a science fiction comedy-drama series created by Seth MacFarlane. Ed Mercer (MacFarlane) is captain of the U.S.S. Orville (ECV-197), a mid-level exploration starship ...more

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The Gifted is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
The Gifted Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale

Rotten Tomatoes score: 71%

The Gifted (Fox, 2017) is an American superhero TV series based on Marvel Comics's X-Men properties. Two ordinary parents (Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker) take their family on the run from the ...more

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Santa Clarita Diet is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
Santa Clarita Diet Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Ricardo Chavira

Rotten Tomatoes score: 75%

Santa Clarita Diet (2017) Netflix original comedy series created by Victor Fresco. Married couple Sheila and Joel (Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant) are real estate agents in Santa Clarita, ...more

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Young Sheldon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
Young Sheldon Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber

Rotten Tomatoes score: 76%

Young Sheldon (CBS, 2017) is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro. The series is a spin-off of The Big Bang Theory and serves as a prequel to that series, following the ...more

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Big Little Lies is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
Big Little Lies Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley

Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%

Big Little Lies (HBO, 2017) is an American dramatic miniseries created by David E. Kelley, based on the novel by Liane Moriarty. While Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) and Celeste (Nicole Kidman) ...more

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GLOW is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
GLOW Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron

Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%

GLOW (Netflix, 2017) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch. Set in 1980s Los Angeles, Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), a struggling actress, receives an ...more

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The Defenders is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
The Defenders Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter

Rotten Tomatoes score: 75%

Marvel's The Defenders, or simply The Defenders, is an American web television miniseries developed for Netflix, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. The team includes ...more

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A Series of Unfortunate Events is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
A Series of Unfortunate Events Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, Malina Weissman

Rotten Tomatoes score: 97%

A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017, Netflix) is a black comedy-drama TV series based on the children's novel series of the same name by Lemony Snicket (author Daniel Handler). When a ...more

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Midnight, Texas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
Midnight, Texas François Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, Parisa Fitz-Henley

Rotten Tomatoes score: 60%

Midnight, Texas (NBC, 2017) is an American supernatural drama television series developed by Monica Owusu-Breen, based on the book series by Charlaine Harris. On the run from his past, young ...more

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SWAT is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
SWAT Shemar Moore, Stephanie Sigman, Alex Russell

Rotten Tomatoes score: 45%

S.W.A.T. (CBS, 2017) is an American drama series based on the 1975 series of the same name. Locally born and bred S.W.A.T. lieutenant Hondo Harrelson (Shemar Moore) is torn between loyalty to ...more

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SEAL Team is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
SEAL Team David Boreanaz, Max Thieriot, Jessica Paré

Rotten Tomatoes score: 68%

SEAL Team (CBS, 2017) is an American drama series created by Ben Cavell. The drama follows the lives of elite Navy SEALs Jason Hayes (David Boreanaz) and Clay Spenser (Max Thieriot) as they ...more

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Legion is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
Legion Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza

Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%

Legion (FX, 2017) is an American cable television series created by Noah Hawley, based on the Marvel Comics character. Diagnosed with schizophrenia at a young age, David Haller (Dan Stevens) ...more

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Zegen, Alex Borstein

Rotten Tomatoes score: 96%

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon, 2017) is an American television series, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and starring Rachel Brosnahan as a housewife in the 1950s who decides to become a ...more

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Star Trek: Discovery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
Star Trek: Discovery Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp

Rotten Tomatoes score: 82%

Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access, 2017) is the first Star Trek series since Star Trek: Enterprise concluded in 2005. Set roughly a decade before the events of the original Star Trek series, ...more

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Taboo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
Taboo Tom Hardy, Leo Bill, Jessie Buckley

Rotten Tomatoes score: 76%

Taboo (FX, 2017) is a British television drama series created by Tom Hardy, Edward "Chips" Hardy, and Steven Knight. Following the death of his father, James Delaney (Tom Hardy) ...more

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The Deuce is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
The Deuce James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gbenga Akinnagbe

Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%

The Deuce (HBO, 2017) is a television drama series set in and around Times Square, New York. It tells the story of the legalization and ensuing rise of the porn industry in New York beginning in ...more

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Kevin (Probably) Saves the Wor... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
Kevin (Probably) Saves the World Jason Ritter, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Kimberly Hebert Gregory

Rotten Tomatoes score: 63%

Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (ABC, 2017) is an American high-concept angelic-themed fantasy comedy-drama television series created by Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters. After surviving a ...more

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The Sinner is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
The Sinner Jessica Biel, Bill Pullman, Christopher Abbott

Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%

The Sinner is an upcoming American drama television series based on the novel of the same name by Petra Hammesfahr. The series' first season follows the events that happen after a young mother ...more

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Feud is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
Feud: Bette and Joan Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon, Alfred Molina

Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%

Feud (FX, 2017) is an anthology television series developed by Ryan Murphy. The first season centers around the backstage battle between Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan ...more

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Law & Order True Crime: The Me... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders Edie Falco, Anthony Edwards, Josh Charles

Rotten Tomatoes score: 64%

Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (NBC, 2017) is the first season of the true crime anthology series created by Dick Wolf. Leslie Abramson (Edie Falco) defends brothers Erik and ...more

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Ghosted is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
Ghosted Craig Robinson, Adam Scott, Amber Stevens West

Rotten Tomatoes score: 64%

Ghosted (Fox, 2017) is an American supernatural sitcom created by Tom Gormican. Cynical skeptic Leroy (Craig Robinson) and genius "true believer" in the paranormal Max (Adam Scott) are ...more

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Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
Twin Peaks Kyle MacLachlan, Russ Tamblyn, Sherilyn Fenn

Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%

Twin Peaks (Showtime, 2017) is a miniseries that follows FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) in a continuation of the original 1990 series, created by David Lynch.

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Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
Iron Fist Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, David Wenham

Rotten Tomatoes score: 17%

Marvel's Iron Fist (Netflix, 2017) is web television series developed Scott Buck, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Finn Jones stars as Danny Rand / Iron Fist, a martial ...more

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Atypical is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
Atypical Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist, Brigette Lundy-Paine

Rotten Tomatoes score: 76%

Atypical (Netflix, 2017) is a coming-of-age dark comedy television series created and written by Robia Rashid. Sam (Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum, looks for a ...more

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Runaways is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
Runaways Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner

Rotten Tomatoes score: 82%

Marvel's Runaways (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television series created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. Six teenagers from different backgrounds unite against a common enemy — their ...more

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Future Man is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
Future Man Josh Hutcherson, Eliza Coupe, Derek Wilson

Rotten Tomatoes score: 79%

Future Man (Hulu, 2017) is an American comedy television series directed by Brandon Trost, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg. Josh Futturman (Josh Hutcherson), a janitor by day and a gamer by night, ...more

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Godless is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
Godless Jeff Daniels, Jack O'Connell, Michelle Dockery

Rotten Tomatoes score: 88%

Godless (Netflix, 2017) is an American drama series created by Scott Frank. Roy Goode (Jack O'Connell) is an outlaw on the run from his former boss, the outlaw Frank Griffin (Jeff Daniels), who ...more

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Marvel's Inhumans is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
Marvel's Inhumans Anson Mount, Iwan Rheon, Serinda Swan

Rotten Tomatoes score: 10%

Marvel's Inhumans (ABC, 2017) is American superhero series based on the Marvel Comics race of the same name. After a military coup, Black Bolt (Anson Mount), his wife Medusa (Serinda Swan), ...more

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Castlevania is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
Castlevania Richard Armitage, James Callis, Graham McTavish

Rotten Tomatoes score: 86%

Castlevania (Netflix, 2017) is an American adult animated web television series based on the 1989 video game Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse by Konami. The series follows Trevor Belmont ...more

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Friends from College is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
Friends from College Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Annie Parisse

Rotten Tomatoes score: 23%

Friends from College is a Netflix original comedy television series created by Nicholas Stoller and Francesca Delbanco. The series follows a close-knit group of Harvard alumni (Keegan-Michael ...more

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Dear White People is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
Dear White People Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, DeRon Horton

Rotten Tomatoes score: 100%

Dear White People (2017, Netflix) is an American satirical comedy-drama television series based on Justin Simien's 2014 film of the same name. It follows a group of students of color at a ...more

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American Vandal is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
American Vandal Tyler Alvarez, Griffin Gluck, Jimmy Tatro

Rotten Tomatoes score: 97%

American Vandal (Netflix, 2017) is a true crime satire mockumentary series. When senior class clown Dylan Maxwell (Jimmy Tatro) is accused of vandalism and expelled from school, sophomore Peter ...more

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Sneaky Pete is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
Sneaky Pete Giovanni Ribisi, Marin Ireland, Shane McRae

Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%

Sneaky Pete is an American crime drama series created by David Shore and Bryan Cranston. The series follows a released convict who adopts the identity of his cell mate in order to avoid his past ...more

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SMILF is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
SMILF Frankie Shaw, Miguel Gomez, Rosie O'Donnell

Rotten Tomatoes score: 77%

SMILF (Showtime, 2017) is an American television comedy series based on Frankie Shaw's short film. A single, 20-something mom (Shaw) struggles to find a happy work-life balance.

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The Young Pope is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
The Young Pope Jude Law, Diane Keaton, Silvio Orlando

Rotten Tomatoes score: 78%

The Young Pope (2016, HBO) is an English-language Italian drama television series. Jude Law stars as .Pope Pius XIII (born Lenny Belardo), the newly elected Pope and former Archbishop of New ...more

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9JKL is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
9JKL Mark Feuerstein, Linda Lavin, David Walton

Rotten Tomatoes score: 13%

9JKL (CBS, 2017) is an American sitcom created and executive produced by Dana Klein and Mark Feuerstein, loosely based on the life of the couple, who are married in real life. The series ...more

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Gypsy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
Gypsy Naomi Watts, Billy Crudup, Sophie Cookson

Rotten Tomatoes score: 36%

Gypsy is a television drama series created by Lisa Rubin for Netflix. Naomi Watts plays a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients’

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Wisdom of the Crowd is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
Wisdom of the Crowd Jeremy Piven, Monica Potter, Richard T. Jones

Rotten Tomatoes score: 28%

Wisdom of the Crowd (CBS, 2017) is an American drama series developed by Ted Humphrey. Jeffrey Tanner (Jeremy Piven) is a tech wiz who attempts to revolutionize crime solving - specifically the ...more

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Z: The Beginning of Everything is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
Z: The Beginning of Everything Christina Ricci, Gavin Stenhouse, David Hoflin

Rotten Tomatoes score: 71%

Z: The Beginning of Everything (Amazon, 2015) is a period drama television series created by Tim Blake Nelson. It is based on Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler. Starring ...more

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The Mayor is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
The Mayor Brandon Micheal Hall, Lea Michele, Bernard David Jones

Rotten Tomatoes score: 83%

The Mayor (ABC, 2017) is an American sitcom created by Jeremy Bronson. Tired of waiting for his big break, aspiring young rapper Courtney Rose (Brandon Michael Hall) tries to attract attention ...more

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Ten Days in the Valley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
Ten Days in the Valley Kyra Sedgwick, Felix Solis, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Rotten Tomatoes score: 58%

Ten Days in the Valley (ABC, 2017) is an American drama series created by Tassie Cameron. Television producer life gets complicated after her young daughter disappears in the middle of the

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The Bold Type is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
cristianoroncf added The Bold Type Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee, Meghann Fahy

Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%

The Bold Type is an American drama television series created by Sarah Watson, starring Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee and Meghann Fahy. It is inspired by the life of former Cosmopolitan ...more