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.

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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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Jack Ryan is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Altered Carbon is listed (or ranked) 3 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) 4 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) 5 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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Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 6 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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9-1-1 is listed (or ranked) 7 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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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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Killing Eve is listed (or ranked) 12 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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New Amsterdam is listed (or ranked) 13 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) 14 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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Titans is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Legacies is listed (or ranked) 16 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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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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Disenchantment is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Barry is listed (or ranked) 19 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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You is listed (or ranked) 20 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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A Million Little Things is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Cloak & Dagger is listed (or ranked) 22 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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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 Crossing is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Deception is listed (or ranked) 25 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