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The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019 

Molly Gander
Updated January 10, 2020 20.5k votes 2.1k voters 36k views 327 items

List Rules Only 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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Chernobyl is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson

Network: HBO

Genres (Tv): Historical drama

Chernobyl (HBO, 2019) is an American-British historical drama television miniseries created by Craig Mazin. In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the USSR becomes ...more
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The Boys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue, Erin Moriarty

Network: Amazon Videoi

Genres (Tv): Superhero, Drama, Action

The Boys (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series created by Eric Kripke, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen, based on the comic book by Garth Ennis and Darick ...more
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The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Superhero, Action

The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve Blackman, based on the comic book series by Gerard Way. A disbanded group of superheroes reunite after ...more
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Good Omens is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Anna Maxwell Martin

Network: Amazon Video, BBC Two (UK)

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Fantasy

Good Omens (Amazon Video, 2019) is a six-part television serial based on the novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. After being accustomed to life on Earth, the demon Crowley (David Tennant) ...more
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Russian Doll is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Natasha Lyonne, Greta Lee, Yul Vazquez

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Russian Doll (Netflix, 2019) is an American comedy web television series created by Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler, and Leslye Headland. A young woman (Natasha Lyonne) in New York tries to escape ...more
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The Mandalorian is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Nick Nolte

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: Disney+

Genres (Tv): Drama, Space Opera, Science Fiction

The Mandalorian (Disney+, 2019) is an American space opera web television series set in the Star Wars universe created by George Lucas. Taking place after the events in Return of the Jedi, but ...more
7
Euphoria is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Zendaya, Storm Reid, Maude Apatow

Network: HBO

Genres (Tv): Drama

Euphoria (HBO, 2019) is an American drama television series based on the Israeli series. A look at life for a group of high school students as they grapple with issues of drugs, love, and
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Dead to Me is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, Edward Asner

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Tragicomedy

Dead to Me (Netflix, 2019) is an American dark comedy web television series created by Liz Feldman. After the murder of her husband, tightly wound widow, Jen (Christina Applegate) meets Judy ...more
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I Am the Night is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Chris Pine, India Eisley, Jefferson Mays

Genres (Tv): Drama, Mystery

I Am the Night (TNT, 2019) is a six-episode limited television series directed by Patty Jenkins, Victoria Mahoney, and Carl Franklin. Given away as an infant by her teenage mother to a black ...more
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Our Planet is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019

Genres (Tv): Nature documentary

Our Planet (Netflix, 2019) is a nature documentary series narrated by David Attenborough. The series addresses issues of conservation while featuring these disparate animals in their respective ...more
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When They See Us is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Jharrel Jerome, Jovan Adepo, Chris Chalk

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Drama

When They See Us (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television miniseries created by Ava DuVernay, based on the 1989 Central Park jogger case. The notorious case of five teenagers of ...more
12
Whiskey Cavalier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Scott Foley, Lauren Cohan, Ana Ortiz

Genres (Tv): Drama

Whiskey Cavalier (ABC, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Dave Hemingson. Following an emotional break-up, FBI agent Will Chase (Scott Foley) is assigned to work with CIA ...more
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Love, Death & Robots... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Hayley McLaughlin, Helen Sadler, Stefan Kapicic

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Television anthology, Horror, Comedy, Fantasy, Science fiction

Love, Death & Robots (Netflix, 2019) is an American animated television anthology series. A collection of animated short stories that span various genres including science fiction, fantasy, ...more
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The Passage is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Vincent Piazza

Genres (Tv): Drama

The Passage (Fox, 2019) is an American drama television series developed by Liz Heldens, based on the novels by Justin Cronin. When a botched U.S. government experiment turns a group of death ...more
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The Society is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Gideon Adlon, Domenic Arduino, Sean Berdy

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Drama, Mystery, Teen drama, Teen

The Society (Netflix, 2019) is an American mystery drama television series created by Christopher Keyser and unofficially inspired by the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding. A group of ...more
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Hanna is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman

Network: Amazon Video

Genres (Tv): Drama, Action

Hanna (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American action drama television series, based on the 2011 film of the same name. The story follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl, Hanna (Esme ...more
17
Conversations with a Kil... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Documentary

Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (Netflix, 2019) is an American four-part documentary television series created by Joe Berlinger. The series examines Ted Bundy's character and ...more
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Carnival Row is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, Waj Ali

Network: Amazon Video

Genres (Tv): Fantasy, Neo-noir

Carnival Row (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American neo-noir fantasy web television series created by René Echevarria and Travis Beacham. As a serial killer preys on mystical creatures in a ...more
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The Enemy Within is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Jennifer Carpenter, Morris Chestnut, Raza Jaffrey

Genres (Tv): Drama

The Enemy Within (NBC, 2019) is an American drama television series. Former CIA agent, Erica Wolfe (Jennifer Carpenter), considered one of the most notorious traitors in modern history, is ...more
20
Stumptown is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Imani Henry added Cobie Smulders, Jake Johnson, Tantoo Cardinal

Network: ABC

Genres (Tv): Crime drama, Drama

Stumptown (ABC, 2019) is an American crime drama television series created by Jason Richman, based on the graphic novels of the same name written by Greg Rucka with art by Matthew Southworth. ...more
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The Order is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Jake Manley, Sarah Grey, Matt Frewer

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Drama, Horror, Supernatural

The Order (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television series created by Dennis Heaton and Shelley Eriksen. After joining a secret society of magic users, college freshman Jack Morton ...more
22
Watchmen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Watchmen Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson

Network: HBO

Genres (Tv): Drama, Superhero, Action, Mystery

Watchmen (HBO, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Damon Lindelof, based on the comic book series. Set in an alternate history where superheroes are treated as outlaws.
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Roswell, New Mexico is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Roswell, New Mexico Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons, Tyler Blackburn

Network: The CW

Genres (Tv): Drama, Romance, Sci-fi

Roswell, New Mexico (The CW, 2019) is an American television drama series developed by Carina Adly Mackenzie. After returning to her hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter (Jeanine Mason) ...more
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Unbelievable is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Toni Collette, Merritt Wever, Kaitlyn Dever

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): True crime, Drama

Unbelievable (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama miniseries created by Susannah Grant, Ayelet Waldman, and Michael Chabon, based on the 2015 news article by T. Christian Miller and Ken ...more
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Prodigal Son is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Tom Payne, Lou Diamond Phillips, Halston Sage

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: Fox

Genres (Tv): Crime drama, Procedural

Prodigal Son (Fox, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver. Using his ability to view crimes from the perspective of the killer, a disgraced former ...more