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The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018

Updated January 14, 2021 43.2k votes 3.0k voters 56.7k views180 items

List RulesOnly 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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  • A Million Little Things26
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    A Million Little Things

    David Giuntoli, Ron Livingston

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    A Million Little Things (ABC, 2018) is an American family drama television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Disenchantment27
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    Disenchantment

    Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon

    Genres (Tv)Adult animation, Comedy, Fantasy

    Disenchantment (Netflix, 2018) is an adult animated sitcom created by Matt Groening. The... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Rise28
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    Rise

    Josh Radnor, Marley Shelton

    Genres (Tv)Musical, Drama

    Rise (NBC, 2018) is an American musical drama television series created by Jason Katims and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • God Friended Me29
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    God Friended Me

    Brandon Micheal Hall, Violett Beane

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Drama

    God Friended Me (CBS, 2018) is an American fantasy drama series created by Steven Lilien and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The Looming Tower30
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    The Looming Tower

    Jeff Daniels, Tahar Rahim

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    The Looming Tower (Hulu, 2018) is an American drama web television miniseries based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Pose31
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    Pose

    MJ Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson

    Genres (Tv)Dance, Drama, Musical

    Pose (FX, 2018) is an American dance drama television series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Seven Seconds32
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    Seven Seconds

    Clare-Hope Ashitey, Beau Knapp

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    Seven Seconds (Netflix, 2018) is an American crime drama television series developed by Veena... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The Good Cop33
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    The Good Cop

    Tony Danza, Josh Groban

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Police procedural

    The Good Cop (Netflix, 2018) is an American television series created by Andy Breckman. A... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Alexa & Katie34
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    Alexa & Katie

    Paris Berelc, Isabel May

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Alexa & Katie (Netflix, 2018) is an American television sitcom created by Heather Wordham.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Barry35
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    Barry

    Bill Hader, Stephen Root

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Barry (HBO, 2018) is an American television comedy series created by Bill Hader and Alec Berg.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Maniac36
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    Maniac

    Jonah Hill, Emma Stone

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Psychological drama

    Maniac (Netflix, 2018) is an American dark comedy television series created by Patrick... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Death Row Chronicles37
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    Death Row Chronicles

    Funkmaster Flex, Quincy Jones

    Genres (Tv)Documentary, Music

    Death Row Chronicles (Bet, 2018) is a six-part documentary series that chronicles the rise and...Amazon buy button
  • The Little Drummer Girl38
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    The Little Drummer Girl

    Michael Shannon, Alexander Skarsgård

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Thriller

    The Little Drummer Girl (AMC, 2018) is a British-American television series directed by Park... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Cloak & Dagger39
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    Cloak & Dagger

    Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph

    Genres (Tv)Action, Superhero, Romance, Sci-fi, Teen drama

    Cloak & Dagger (Freeform, 2018) is an American cable television series created by Joe Pokaski,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Yellowstone40
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    Yellowstone

    Kevin Costner, Wes Bentley

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Neo-Western

    Yellowstone (Paramount Network, 2018) is an American television series created by Taylor... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Jersey Shore Family Vacation41
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    Jersey Shore Family Vacation

    Deena Nicole Cortese, Paul DelVecchio

    Genres (Tv)Reality

    Jersey Shore Family Vacation (MTV, 2018) is an American reality television series developed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Siren42
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    Siren

    Eline Powell, Alex Roe

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Drama, Thriller, Mystery

    Siren (Freeform, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Eric Wald and Dean... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Origin43
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    Origin

    Natalia Tena, Tom Felton

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Drama

    Origin (YouTube Premium, 2018) is an American science fiction drama web television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Purge44
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    The Purge

    Gabriel Chavarria, Lili Simmons

    Genres (Tv)Action, Horror, Sci-fi

    The Purge (Syfy, 2018) is an American horror television series based on the film franchise.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Light as a Feather45
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    Light as a Feather

    Liana Liberato, Haley Ramm

    Genres (Tv)Supernatural thriller

    Light as a Feather (Hulu, 2018) is an American supernatural thriller web television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Forever46
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    Forever

    Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama

    Forever (Amazon, 2018) is an American comedy-drama web television series. It follows married... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Me, Myself & I47
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    Me, Myself & I

    Bobby Moynihan, Jack Dylan Grazer

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Me, Myself & I (CBS, 2017) is an American comedy TV series created by Dan Kopelman. The comedy... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Kids Are Alright48
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    The Kids Are Alright

    Michael Cudlitz, Mary McCormack

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    The Kids Are Alright (ABC, 2018) is an American sitcom television series created by Tim Doyle.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The Terror49
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    The Terror

    Derek Mio, George Takei

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Horror, Anthology, Psychological thriller

    The Terror (AMC, 2018) is an American horror drama anthology television series developed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Good Girls50
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    Good Girls

    Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Dark comedy

    Good Girls (NBC, 2017) is an American crime comedy-drama series created by Jenna Bans.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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