The Best of 2018 The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018  

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List Rules Only brand new TV shows and online series that premiered Season 1 between January 1 and December 31, 2018.

If you're getting bored with ongoing storylines in longstanding television programs, you may be on the hunt for some good new 2018 TV shows. Luckily, plenty of great shows made their debut this year. From new Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Video original series to premium cable miniseries, plenty of 2018 TV shows will have you hooked fast.

Given the current popularity of the dystopian narrative, it's no surprise many shows that premiered in 2018 take place in a dismal futuristic setting. Altered Carbon, for example, is a sci-fi drama that takes place 250 years in the future. Reality series continue to be a staple of the airwaves, with shows like Love & Hip Hop: Miami, The Four: Battle for Stardom, and The Bachelor Winter Games taking off. Other 2018 TV premieres include Black Lightning, The Chi, and The Alienist. 

What are the best new shows of 2018? Vote up the highest quality programs below, and add your favorite 2018 series if they are missing from the list. Then check out the best new shows of 2019.

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The Haunting of Hill House is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Chelsea Giacobbe added Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural horror television series created by Mike Flanagan, based on the novel by Shirley Jackson. The story of five siblings who ...more

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Altered Carbon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, James Purefoy Altered Carbon is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis, based on the novel by Richard K. Morgan. In a future where human minds are digitized and downloaded ...more

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The Alienist is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning The Alienist (TNT, 2018) is an American television period drama event series created by Cary Fukunaga, based on the novel by Caleb Carr. Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Bruhl) and newspaper ...more

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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair, Michelle Gomez Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural television series created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the comic book series. Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) ...more

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Jack Ryan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
John Krasinski, Abbie Cornish, Mena Massoud Jack Ryan (Amazon Video, 2018) is an American television series created by Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland, based on the character created by Tom Clancy. When CIA analyst Jack Ryan (John ...more

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9-1-1 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Angela Bassett, Connie Britton, Peter Krause 9-1-1 (Fox, 2018) is an American procedural drama television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. The show explores the high-pressure experiences of police, paramedics and ...more

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Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Ignacio Serricchio Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, and a reboot of the 1965 series. After encountering a rip in ...more

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Sharp Objects is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, Eliza Scanlen Sharp Objects (HBO, 2018) is an American miniseries created by Marti Nixon, based on the novel by Gillian Flynn. Fresh out of a psych hospital for her years of self-harm, crime reporter Camille ...more

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Castle Rock is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Melanie Lynskey, Andre Holland, Jane Levy Castle Rock (Hulu, 2018) is an American psychological horror web television series created by J. J. Abrams. Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series will intertwine characters and themes ...more

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Manifest is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis Manifest (NBC, 2018) is an American drama television series created by Jeff Rake and Matthew Fernandes. When Montego Air Flight 828 lands safely after a turbulent but routine flight, the crew ...more

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Cobra Kai is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Courtney Henggeler Cobra Kai (YouTube Red, 2018) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Robert Mark Kamen, based on The Karate Kid film series. 34 years after being defeated by Daniel LaRusso ...more

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New Amsterdam is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Ryan Eggold, Freema Agyeman, Janet Montgomery New Amsterdam (NBC, 2018) is an American medical drama television series developed by David Schulner. A new medical director (Ryan Eggold) is hired to run one of the most prominent hospitals in ...more

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The Rookie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Nathan Fillion, Afton Williamson, Eric Winter The Rookie (ABC, 2018) is an American crime drama television series created by Alexi Hawley, based on true events. With dreams of being a police officer for the Los Angeles Police Department, ...more

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Killing Eve is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Fiona Shaw Killing Eve (BBC America, 2018) is a British drama television series developed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, based on the novels by Luke Jennings. Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh), a desk-bound MI5 Officer, ...more

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Legacies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Danielle Rose Russell, Matt Davis, Kaylee Bryant Legacies (The CW, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Julie Plec, and a spinoff of The Originals. Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell), a tribrid daughter of a ...more

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Titans is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft Titans (2018) is an American web television series developed by Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, and Sarah Schechter, based on the DC Comics superhero team. Led by Batman's former ...more

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Narcos: Mexico is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Michael Peña, Diego Luna, Tenoch Huerta Mejía Narcos: Mexico (Netflix, 2018) is an American crime drama web television series created by Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro, and a companion series to Narcos. The rise of the Guadalajara Cartel as an ...more

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Barry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg Barry (HBO, 2018) is an American television comedy series created by Bill Hader and Alec Berg. An ex-marine (Bill Hader) who is working as a low-rent hitman moves to Los Angeles and joins an ...more

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Cloak & Dagger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Andrea Roth Cloak & Dagger (Freeform, 2018) is an American cable television series created by Joe Pokaski, based on the Marvel Comics characters. Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey ...more

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A Million Little Things is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
David Giuntoli, Ron Livingston, Romany Malco A Million Little Things (ABC, 2018) is an American family drama television series created by D. J. Nash. A group of friends intertwined in each other's lives all realize they need to start ...more

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Disenchantment is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon, Eric Andre Disenchantment (Netflix, 2018) is an adult animated sitcom created by Matt Groening. The series follows the story of Bean (Abby Jacobson), an alcoholic princess, her elf companion Elfo (Nat ...more

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Deception is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Jack Cutmore-Scott, Ilfenesh Hadera, Amaury Nolasco Deception (ABC, 2018) is an American crime procedural drama created by Chris Fedak. After his career as a magician is ruined by scandal, Las Vegas illusionist Cameron Black (Jack Cutmore-Scott) ...more

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Siren is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Eline Powell, Alex Roe, Ian Verdun Siren (Freeform, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Eric Wald and Dean White. When a mysterious girl (Eline Powell) arrives in the coastal town of Bristol Cove, she proves ...more

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The Kids Are Alright is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Michael Cudlitz, Mary McCormack, Sam Straley The Kids Are Alright (ABC, 2018) is an American sitcom television series created by Tim Doyle. A pair of working class parents in an Irish-Catholic family try to raise their eight kids during ...more

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The Crossing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Steve Zahn, Sandrine Holt, Natalie Martinez The Crossing (ABC, 2017) is an American science fiction thriller series created by Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie. Refugees from a war-torn America 250 years in the future start showing up to seek ...more

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Krypton is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Cameron Cuffe, Georgina Campbell, Ian McElhinney Krypton (SyFy, 2018) is an American television series developed by David S. Goyer and Damian Kindler. Set 200 years before Superman's birth on the planet Krypton, the show centers on Kal-El's ...more

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FBI is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Missy Peregrym, Jeremy Sisto, Zeeko Zaki F.B.I. (CBS, 2018) is an American drama television series created by Dick Wolf. The inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Good Girls is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman, Retta Good Girls (NBC, 2017) is an American crime drama series created by Jenna Bans. Struggling to make ends meet, three suburban housewives (Christina Hendricks, Retta, and Mae Whitman) decide to ...more

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Station 19 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Jaina Lee Ortiz, Jason George, Grey Damon Station 19 (ABC, 2018) is an American action-drama television series created by Stacy McKee, and the second spinoff of Grey's Anatomy. The professional and personal lives of a group of heroic ...more

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The Terror is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Raziel Sarafin Reaver added Jared Harris, Tobias Menzies, Ciarán Hinds The Terror (AMC, 2018) is an anthology television series created by David Kajganich and Soo Hugh, based on the novel by Dan Simmons. The crew of a Royal Naval expedition searching for the ...more

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Yellowstone is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Kevin Costner, Wes Bentley, Kelly Reilly Yellowstone (Paramount Network, 2018) is an American television series created by Taylor Sheridan. Led by John Dutton (Kevin Costner), the Dutton family controls the largest contiguous ranch in ...more

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For the People is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Britt Robertson, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Ben Rappaport For the People (ABC, 2018) is an American legal drama created by Paul William Davies. In the Southern District of New York (SDNY) Federal Court,” brand new lawyers working for both the defense ...more

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The Purge is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Gabriel Chavarria, Lili Simmons, Lee Tergesen The Purge (Syfy, 2018) is an American horror television series based on the film franchise. Set in an altered United States, several unrelated people discover how far they will go to survive a ...more

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Maniac is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Jonah Hill, Emma Stone, Sonoya Mizuno Maniac (Netflix, 2018) is an American dark comedy television series created by Patrick Somerville and directed by Cary Fukunaga. Based on a 2014 Norwegian series, the show revolves around the ...more

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Black Lightning is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams Black Lightning (The CW, 2018) is an American superhero drama based on the DC comics character of the same name. Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams), who retired from his superhero persona Black ...more

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A.P. Bio is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Glenn Howerton, Patton Oswalt, Lyric Lewis A.P. Bio (NBC, 2018) is an American comedy television series created by Seth Meyers, Mike O'Brien and Lorne Michaels. A former philosophy professor (Glenn Howerton) takes a job teaching AP ...more

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Splitting Up Together is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Jenna Fischer, Oliver Hudson, Bobby Lee Splitting Up Together (ABC, 2018) is an American sitcom developed by Emily Kapnek, based on the Danish sitcom. In the midst of their divorce, Lena (Jenna Fischer) and Martin (Oliver Hudson) are ...more

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Everything Sucks is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Peyton Kennedy, Jahi Winston, Patch Darragh Everything Sucks (Netflix, 2018) is an American television comedy series created by Ben York Jones and Michael Mohan. In 1990s Oregon, members of a high school A/V club clash with the drama

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You is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, Shay Mitchell You (Lifetime, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble, based on the novel by Caroline Kepnes. A clever bookstore manager (Penn Badgley) relies on ...more

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Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Julia Roberts, Stephan James, Bobby Cannavale Homecoming (Amazon Video, 2018) is a psychological thriller web television series created by Sam Esmail, based on the podcast. Years later after she left her job as a caseworker at a facility ...more

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LA to Vegas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Dylan McDermott, Ed Weeks, Peter Stormare L.A. to Vegas (Fox, 2017) is an American sitcom created by Lon Zimmet. Set on the Friday night flight from LAX to Vegas and the returning flight on Sunday, it follows a group of underdogs trying ...more

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The Kominsky Method is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Michael Douglas, Alan Arkin, Nancy Travis The Kominsky Method (Netflix, 2018) is an American comedy web television series created by Chuck Lorre. An aging actor (Michael Douglas), who long ago enjoyed a brush with fame, makes his living ...more

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Mayans MC is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
J. D. Pardo, Edward James Olmos, Jacqueline Obradors Mayans MC (FX, 2018) is an American drama television series created by Kurt Sutter and Elgin James, and a spinoff of Sons of Anarchy. EZ Reyes (J. D. Pardo), a former golden boy now fresh out of ...more

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Paradise PD is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Paradise PD Dana Snyder, Cedric Yarbrough, David Herman Paradise PD (Netflix, 2018) is an American adult animation comedy web television series created by Waco O'Guin and Roger Black. A small-town police department of underperforming cops try to ...more

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Single Parents is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Taran Killam, Leighton Meester, Brad Garrett Single Parents (ABC, 2018) is an American sitcom television series created by Elizabeth Meriwether and J.J. Philbin. A group of single parents form their own support system as they raise their ...more

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Grown-ish is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Yara Shahidi, Trevor Jackson, Chris Parnell Grown-ish (Freeform, 2018) is an American sitcom series and a spin-off of Black-ish created by Kenya Barris. When Johnsons' eldest daughter Zoey (Yara Shahidi) heads off to college to begins her ...more

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Waco is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Michael Shannon, Taylor Kitsch, Melissa Benoist Waco (Paramount Network, 2018) is an American television miniseries created by John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle. Based on the 1993 Waco siege, the show centers on the FBI and ATF seizing the ...more

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Kidding is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Kidding Jim Carrey, Catherine Keener, Frank Langella Kidding (Showtime, 2018) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Dave Holstein. A children's television icon (Jim Carrey), who also anchors a multimillion-dollar branding ...more

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Instinct is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
Alan Cumming, Bojana Novakovic, Daniel Ings Instinct (CBS, 2018) is an American police procedural and drama television series created by Michael Rauch, based on James Patterson's Murder Games. A former CIA agent (Alan Cumming) who has ...more

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The Conners is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018
John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert The Conners (ABC, 2018) is an American television sitcom, and a spinoff continuation of Roseanne, created by Matt Williams. After the death of Roseanne Conner, the Conner family is forced to ...more