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The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2017

Updated December 9, 2020 24.7k votes 1.7k voters 14.7k views57 items

List RulesOnly 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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  • Gypsy1
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    Gypsy

    Naomi Watts, Billy Crudup

    Genres (Tv)Psychological thriller

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 36%

    Gypsy (Netflix, 2017) is an American psychological thriller web television series created by...  more
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  • Mindhunter2
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    Mindhunter

    Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Psychological thriller

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 96%

    Mindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime thriller television series created by Joe...  more
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  • The Punisher3
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    The Punisher

    Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes

    Genres (Tv)Action, Superhero, Crime drama, Conspiracy thriller

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 61%

    Marvel's The Punisher (Netflix, 2017) is an American web television series created for Netflix...  more
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  • The Good Doctor4
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    The Good Doctor

    Freddie Highmore, Antonia Thomas

    Genres (Tv)Medical, Drama

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 58%

    The Good Doctor (ABC, 2017) is an American medical-drama television series based on the 2013...  more
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  • American Gods5
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    American Gods

    Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Drama

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%

    American Gods (Starz, 2017) is an American television series developed by Bryan Fuller and...  more
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  • The Handmaid's Tale6
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    The Handmaid's Tale

    Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Dystopian fiction

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%

    The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television series created by Bruce Miller,...  more
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  • Big Little Lies7
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    Big Little Lies

    Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%

    Big Little Lies (HBO, 2017) is an American dramatic miniseries created by David E. Kelley,...  more
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  • Riverdale8
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    Riverdale

    KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart

    Genres (Tv)Teen drama, Mystery

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 86%

    Riverdale (The CW, 2017) is an American teen drama television series developed by Roberto...  more
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  • The Brave9
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    The Brave

    Mike Vogel, Anne Heche

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 38%

    The Brave (NBC, 2017) is an American drama series with showrunners Matt Corman and Chris Ord....  more
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  • The Orville10
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    The Orville

    Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki

    Genres (Tv)Comedy-drama, Science fiction

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 21%

    The Orville (Fox, 2017) is a science fiction comedy-drama series created by Seth MacFarlane....  more
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  • Ozark11
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    Ozark

    Jason Bateman, Laura Linney

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Thriller

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 65%

    Ozark (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime drama series created by Bill Dubuque. Financial...  more
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  • Young Sheldon12
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    Young Sheldon

    Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 76%

    Young Sheldon (CBS, 2017) is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, a...  more
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  • Santa Clarita Diet13
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    Santa Clarita Diet

    Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 75%

    Santa Clarita Diet (Netfklix, 2017) is an American comedy series created by Victor Fresco....  more
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  • The Gifted14
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    The Gifted

    Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker

    Genres (Tv)Action, Adventure, Science fiction, Superhero

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 71%

    The Gifted (Fox, 2017) is an American superhero TV series based on Marvel Comics's X-Men...  more
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  • GLOW15
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    GLOW

    Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin

    Genres (Tv)Comedy-drama

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%

    GLOW (Netflix, 2017) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Liz Flahive and...  more
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  • A Series of Unfortunate Events16
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    A Series of Unfortunate Events

    Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 97%

    A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017, Netflix) is a black comedy-drama TV series based on the...  more
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  • SEAL Team17
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    SEAL Team

    David Boreanaz, Max Thieriot

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 68%

    SEAL Team (CBS, 2017) is an American drama series created by Ben Cavell. The drama follows the...  more
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  • The Defenders18
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    The Defenders

    Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Action

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 75%

    The Defender (Netflix, 2017) is an American web television miniseries created by Douglas...  more
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  • SWAT19
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    SWAT

    Shemar Moore, Stephanie Sigman

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 45%

    S.W.A.T. (CBS, 2017) is an American drama series based on the 1975 series of the same name....  more
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  • Midnight, Texas20
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    Midnight, Texas

    François Arnaud, Dylan Bruce

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Supernatural

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 60%

    Midnight, Texas (NBC, 2017) is an American supernatural drama television series developed by...  more
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  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel21
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    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

    Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Zegen

    Genres (Tv)Comedy-Drama, Period drama

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 96%

    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Video, 2017) is an American period comedy-drama web...  more
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  • Legion22
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    Legion

    Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Action, Horror, Drama, Superhero

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%

    Legion (FX, 2017) is an American cable television series created by Noah Hawley, based on the...  more
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  • 13 Reasons Why23
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    13 Reasons Why

    Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford

    Genres (Tv)Teen drama, Mystery, Thriller

    13 Reasons Why (Netflix, 2017) is an American teen drama mystery series based on the 2007...  more
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  • The Sinner24
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    The Sinner

    Jessica Biel, Bill Pullman

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Anthology

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%

    The Sinner (USA, 2017) is an American anthology drama TV series developed by Derek Simonds,...  more
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  • Star Trek: Discovery25
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    Star Trek: Discovery

    Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones

    Genres (Tv)Science Fiction

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 82%

    Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access, 2017) is the first Star Trek series since Star Trek:...  more
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