Best TV Shows The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017  

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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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Gypsy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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254 230
Mindhunter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv

Rotten Tomatoes score: 96%

Mindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American drama series based on the book written by Mark Olshaker and John E. Douglas. Set in 1979, the series revolves around two FBI agents (Jonathan Groff and ...more

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280 261
The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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282 312
The Good Doctor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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190 184
American Gods is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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203 228
The Handmaid's Tale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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166 208
Big Little Lies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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220 298
Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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155 192
The Brave is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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193 271
The Orville is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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173 247
Ozark is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz

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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162 270
Young Sheldon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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152 247
Santa Clarita Diet is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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138 224
The Gifted is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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122 222
GLOW is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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116 216
A Series of Unfortunate Events is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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114 214
The Defenders is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter

Rotten Tomatoes score: 75%

The Defender (Netflix, 2017) is an American web television miniseries created by Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica ...more

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103 195
SEAL Team is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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95 191
SWAT is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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96 193
Midnight, Texas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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87 186
Legion is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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76 168
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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13 Reasons Why is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
princ3ss.13 added Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Kate Walsh 13 Reasons Why (Netflix, 2017) is an American television series based on the 2007 novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher and adapted by Brian Yorkey. Told through a series of flashbacks, the ...more

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82 200
Star Trek: Discovery is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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69 168
The Sinner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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72 180
Taboo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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57 169
Feud is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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64 176
The Deuce is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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58 163
Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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58 178
Kevin (Probably) Saves the Wor... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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55 174
Law & Order True Crime: The Me... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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55 173
Ghosted is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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47 151
Godless is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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51 168
Runaways is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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.

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Atypical is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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63 208
Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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44 165
Future Man is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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33 143
American Vandal is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
Tyler Alvarez, Griffin Gluck, Jimmy Tatro

Rotten Tomatoes score: 97%

This series (Netflix, 2017) is a true satire mockumentary series. When senior class clown Dylan Maxwell (Jimmy Tatro) is accused and expelled from school, sophomore Peter Maldonado (Tyler ...more

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Marvel's Inhumans is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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) 40 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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39 168
Dear White People is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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39 170
Friends from College is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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31 142
Sneaky Pete is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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The Young Pope is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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Wisdom of the Crowd is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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9JKL is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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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Z: The Beginning of Everything is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
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
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
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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Great News is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017
Briga Heelan, Andrea Martin, Adam Campbell

Rotten Tomatoes score: 82%

Great News (2017, NBC) an American sitcom television series created and written by Tracey Wigfield and co-executive produced with Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, and David Miner. The series, set in ...more