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The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019

Updated January 22, 2021 28.7k votes 2.2k voters 38.9k views346 items

List RulesOnly brand new TV shows and online series that premiered between January 1 and December 31, 2019. Limited series are OK.

UPDATED: Check out The Best New Shows That Premiered In 2020!

The best new shows of 2019 won't wait a moment to start the year off right. From thrilling new reality competition shows to goofy comedies or thrilling dramas, the best 2019 TV premieres are some great TV and highly anticipated.

Right on the dawn of the new year, 2019 started with the Netflix original series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo - and so many other of 2019's top new shows also sparked joy. New sitcoms like Fam will definitely keep you grinning, while spinoffs like Schooled (from The Goldbergs) and Good Trouble (from The Fosters) expand on already popular shows.

What are the best new series of 2019? Vote up the most excellent programs below, and add your favorite shows that premiered in 2019 if they are missing from the list. And when you're done, be sure to check out our list of the best tv series of all time and also see what new shows in 2020 are making waves.

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  • Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes26
    Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (Netflix, 2019) is an American four-part... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Order27
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    The Order

    Jake Manley, Sarah Grey

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Horror, Supernatural

    The Order (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television series created by Dennis Heaton... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Evil28
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    Evil

    Katja Herbers, Mike Colter

    Genres (Tv)Supernatural, Thriller, Drama

    Evil (CBS, 2019) is an American supernatural drama television series created by Robert King... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Unicorn29
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    The Unicorn

    Walton Goggins, Rob Corddry

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    The Unicorn (CBS, 2019) is an American sitcom television series created by Bill Martin, Mike... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • His Dark Materials30
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    His Dark Materials

    Dafne Keen, Lin-Manuel Miranda

    Genres (Tv)Adventure, Fantasy

    His Dark Materials (HBO, 2019) is a British fantasy adventure series based on the novel series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • What We Do in the Shadows31
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    What We Do in the Shadows

    Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    What We Do in the Shadows (FX, 2019) is an American comedy television series based on the 2014... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Roswell, New Mexico32
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    Roswell, New Mexico

    Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Romance, Sci-fi

    Roswell, New Mexico (The CW, 2019) is an American television drama series developed by Carina... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • After Life33
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    After Life

    Ricky Gervais, Penelope Wilton

    Genres (Tv)Dark Comedy

    After Life (Netflix, 2019) is a British dark comedy television series, created by Ricky... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Swamp Thing34
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    Swamp Thing

    Andy Bean, Derek Mears

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Fantasy

    Swamp Thing (DC Universe, 2019) is an American superhero horror drama web television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Project Blue Book35
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    Project Blue Book

    Aidan Gillen, Laura Mennell

    Genres (Tv)Historical Drama, Sci-fi

    Project Blue Book (History, 2019) is an American historical drama television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance36
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    The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

    Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy

    The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Netflix, 2019) is a fantasy television series, and a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Twilight Zone37
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    The Twilight Zone

    Simon Kinberg, Jordan Peele

    Genres (Tv)Anthology, Drama, Fantasy, Horror

    The Twilight Zone (CBS All Access, 2019) is an American anthology drama web television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Warrior38
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    Warrior

    Andrew Koji, Olivia Cheng

    Genres (Tv)Action, Drama

    Warrior (Cinemax, 2019) is an American action television series created by Jonathan Tropper... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Dictator's Playbook39
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    The Dictator's Playbook

    Natasha Ezrow, Mariam Mufti

    Genres (Tv)Documentary, Drama, History

    The Dictator's Playbook (PBS, 2019) is an American documentary television miniseries. The show... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Mark of a Killer40
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    The Mark of a Killer

    Erica Mary Gillheeney, Sarah Fawaz

    Genres (Tv)True Crime, Documentary

    The Mark of a Killer (Oxygen, 2019) is an American true crime documentary television series.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Bob Hearts Abishola41
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    Bob Hearts Abishola

    Billy Gardell, Folake Olowofoyeku

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Bob ❤ Abishola (CBS, 2019), pronounced "Bob Hearts Abishola," is an American sitcom television... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Widow42
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    The Widow

    Kate Beckinsale, Alex Kingston

    Genres (Tv)Thriller

    The Widow (ITV/Amazon Video, 2019) is a joint American and UK thriller television series.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Deadly Class43
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    Deadly Class

    Benedict Wong, Benjamin Wadsworth

    Genres (Tv)Action, Thriller, Drama

    Deadly Class (Syfy, 2019) is an American television action-thriller series created by Anthony... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Masked Singer44
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    Genres (Tv)Reality competition, Music

    The Masked Singer (Fox, 2019) is an American reality competition series based on the South... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Politician45
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    The Politician

    Bob Balaban, Benjamin Barrett

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Musical

    The Politician (Netflix, 2019) is an American musical comedy television series created by Ryan... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Emergence46
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    Emergence

    Alexa Skye Swinton, Allison Tolman

    Genres (Tv)Mystery-thriller, Drama

    Emergence (ABC, 2019) is an American mystery-themed thriller drama television series created... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Deadly Cults47
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    Deadly Cults

    Barry Peavy, Jimmy Dempster

    Genres (Tv)Documentary

    Deadly Cults (Oxygen, 2019) is an American documentary television miniseries. This four-part... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • All Rise48
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    All Rise

    Simone Missick, Wilson Bethel

    Genres (Tv)Legal drama, Drama

    All Rise (CBS, 2019) is an American drama television series. Newly appointed Judge Lola... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Veronica Mars49
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    Veronica Mars

    Kristen Bell, Frank Gallegos

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Mystery, Neo-noir

    Veronica Mars (Hulu, 2019) is an American television miniseries created by Rob Thomas that... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Raising Dion50
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    Raising Dion

    Alisha Wainwright, Ja'Siah Young

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Sci-fi, Drama

    Raising Dion (Netflix, 2019) is an American science fiction television series developed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button