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The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018

Updated February 17, 2021 43.2k votes 3.0k voters 56.8k views185 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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  • The Haunting1
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    The Haunting

    Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino

    Genres (Tv)Supernatural, Horror, Anthology

    The Haunting (Netflix, 2018) is an American television anthology series created by Mike...  more
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    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Mystery, Supernatural

    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural television series...  more
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  • Jack Ryan3
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    Jack Ryan

    John Krasinski, Abbie Cornish

    Genres (Tv)Action, Thriller, Drama

    Jack Ryan (Amazon Video, 2018) is an American television series created by Carlton Cuse and...  more
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  • Altered Carbon4
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    Altered Carbon

    Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Mystery, Action

    Altered Carbon is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis,...  more
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  • The Alienist5
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    The Alienist

    Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Drama

    The Alienist (TNT, 2018) is an American television period drama event series created by Cary...  more
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  • The Rookie6
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    The Rookie

    Nathan Fillion, Afton Williamson

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Drama, Comedy, Police procedural

    The Rookie (ABC, 2018) is an American crime drama television series created by Alexi Hawley,...  more
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  • Lost in Space7
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    Toby Stephens, Molly Parker

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Mystery, Adventure

    Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by...  more
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  • 9-1-18
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    9-1-1

    Angela Bassett, Connie Britton

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    9-1-1 (Fox, 2018) is an American procedural drama television series created by Ryan Murphy and...  more
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  • Titans9
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    Titans

    Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop

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

    Titans (DC Universe, 2018) is an American web television series developed by Akiva Goldsman,...  more
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  • Sharp Objects10
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    Sharp Objects

    Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson

    Genres (Tv)Thriller

    Sharp Objects (HBO, 2018) is an American miniseries created by Marti Nixon, based on the novel...  more
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  • Legacies11
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    Legacies

    Danielle Rose Russell, Matt Davis

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Adventure, Supernatural drama

    Legacies (The CW, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Julie Plec, and a...  more
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  • Manifest12
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    Manifest

    Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Manifest (NBC, 2018) is an American drama television series created by Jeff Rake and Matthew...  more
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  • You13
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    You

    Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    You (Lifetime, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Greg Berlanti and Sera...  more
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  • Killing Eve14
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    Killing Eve

    Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Spy thriller

    Killing Eve (BBC America, 2018) is a British drama television series developed by Phoebe...  more
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  • New Amsterdam15
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    New Amsterdam

    Ryan Eggold, Freema Agyeman

    Genres (Tv)Medical drama

    New Amsterdam (NBC, 2018) is an American medical drama television series developed by David...  more
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  • Castle Rock16
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    Castle Rock

    Melanie Lynskey, Andre Holland

    Genres (Tv)Anthology, Mystery, Psychological horror

    Castle Rock (Hulu, 2018) is an American psychological horror web television series created by...  more
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  • Cobra Kai17
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    Cobra Kai

    Ralph Macchio, William Zabka

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama, Action

    Cobra Kai (YouTube Red, 2018) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by...  more
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  • Narcos: Mexico18
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    Narcos: Mexico

    Michael Peña, Diego Luna

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    Narcos: Mexico (Netflix, 2018) is an American crime drama web television series created by...  more
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  • On My Block19
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    On My Block

    Diego Tinoco, Jason Genao

    Genres (Tv)Teen drama, Comedy

    On My Block (Netflix, 2018) is an American coming-of-age television series created by Lauren...  more
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  • FBI20
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    FBI

    Missy Peregrym, Jeremy Sisto

    Genres (Tv)Procedural drama

    F.B.I. (CBS, 2018) is an American drama television series created by Dick Wolf. The inner...  more
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    Kevin (Probably) Saves the World

    Jason Ritter, JoAnna Garcia Swisher

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Comedy, Drama

    Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (ABC, 2017) is an American high-concept angelic-themed...  more
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  • Reverie22
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    Reverie

    Sarah Shahi, Dennis Haysbert

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Thriller

    Reverie (NBC, 2017) is an American dramatic thriller series created by Mickey Fisher. Mara...  more
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  • Somebody Feed Phil23
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    Somebody Feed Phil

    Philip Rosenthal

    Genres (Tv)Documentary, Travel

    Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix, 2018) is a travel documentary series directed by John Bedolis....  more
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  • Life Sentence24
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    Life Sentence

    Lucy Hale, Elliot Knight

    Genres (Tv)Comedy-drama

    Life Sentence (The CW, 2017) is an American comedy-drama created by Erin Cardillo and Richard...  more
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    Trust

    Donald Sutherland, Hilary Swank

    Genres (Tv)Anthology, Drama

    Trust (FX, 2018) is an American television anthology series directed by Danny Boyle. In 1973,...  more
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