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The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019

Updated February 3, 2021 28.5k votes 2.2k voters 39.1k views350 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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  • Chernobyl1
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    Chernobyl

    Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård

    Genres (Tv)Historical drama

    Chernobyl (HBO, 2019) is an American-British historical drama television miniseries created by...  more
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  • The Mandalorian2
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    The Mandalorian

    Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Space Opera, Science Fiction

    The Mandalorian (Disney+, 2019) is an American space opera web television series set in the...  more
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  • The Boys3
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    The Boys

    Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Drama, Action

    The Boys (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series created by...  more
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  • Good Omens4
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    Good Omens

    David Tennant, Michael Sheen

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Fantasy

    Good Omens (Amazon Video, 2019) is a six-part television serial based on the novel by Terry...  more
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  • The Umbrella Academy5
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    The Umbrella Academy

    Elliot Page, Tom Hopper

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Action

    The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve...  more
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  • Sex Education6
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    Sex Education

    Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama

    Sex Education (Netflix, 2019) is an British comedy-drama web television series created by...  more
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  • Dead to Me7
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    Dead to Me

    Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini

    Genres (Tv)Black comedy, Tragicomedy

    Dead to Me (Netflix, 2019) is an American dark comedy web television series created by Liz...  more
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  • Legend of the Three Caballeros8
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    Legend of the Three Caballeros

    Tony Anselmo, Dee Bradley Baker

    Genres (Tv)Adventure, Comedy, Animation

    Legend of the Three Caballeros (Disney+, 2019) is an American animated television series,...  more
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  • Euphoria9
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    Euphoria

    Zendaya, Storm Reid

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Euphoria (HBO, 2019) is an American drama television series based on the Israeli series. A...  more
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  • Russian Doll10
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    Russian Doll

    Natasha Lyonne, Greta Lee

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Russian Doll (Netflix, 2019) is an American comedy web television series created by Natasha...  more
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  • Kingdom11
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    Kingdom

    Ju Ji-hoon, Bae Doona

    Genres (Tv)Historical, Fantasy, Thriller, Horror

    Kingdom (Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean historical horror television series based on the...  more
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  • Our Planet12
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    Our Planet

    David Attenborough

    Genres (Tv)Nature documentary

    Our Planet (Netflix, 2019) is a nature documentary series narrated by David Attenborough. The...  more
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  • When They See Us13
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    When They See Us

    Jharrel Jerome, Jovan Adepo

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    When They See Us (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television miniseries created by Ava...  more
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  • City on a Hill14
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    City on a Hill

    Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    City on a Hill (Showtime, 2019) is an American television series created by Chuck MacLean....  more
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  • I Am the Night15
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    I Am the Night

    Chris Pine, India Eisley

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Mystery

    I Am the Night (TNT, 2019) is an American limited television series created by Sam Sheridan....  more
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  • Carnival Row16
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    Carnival Row

    Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Neo-noir

    Carnival Row (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American neo-noir fantasy web television series...  more
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  • Love, Death & Robots17
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    Love, Death & Robots

    Hayley McLaughlin, Helen Sadler

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

    Love, Death & Robots (Netflix, 2019) is an American animated television anthology series. A...  more
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  • The Society18
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    The Society

    Kathryn Newton, Gideon Adlon

    Genres (Tv)Mystery, Teen drama

    The Society (Netflix, 2019) is an American mystery drama television series created by...  more
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  • Unbelievable19
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    Unbelievable

    Toni Collette, Merritt Wever

    Genres (Tv)True crime, Drama

    Unbelievable (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama miniseries created by Susannah Grant, Ayelet...  more
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  • Watchmen20
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    Watchmen

    Regina King, Don Johnson

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Superhero, Action, Mystery

    Watchmen (HBO, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Damon Lindelof, based...  more
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  • Santa Clarita Diet21
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    Santa Clarita Diet

    Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Santa Clarita Diet (Netfklix, 2017) is an American comedy series created by Victor Fresco....  more
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  • Whiskey Cavalier22
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    Whiskey Cavalier

    Scott Foley, Lauren Cohan

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Whiskey Cavalier (ABC, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Dave Hemingson....  more
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  • stumptown23
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    stumptown

    Cobie Smulders, Jake Johnson

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    Stumptown (ABC, 2019) is an American crime drama television series created by Jason Richman,...  more
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  • The Code24
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    The Code

    Anna Wood, Ato Essandoh

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    The Code (CBS, 2019) is an American drama TV series. The military's brightest minds take on...  more
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  • The Passage25
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    The Passage

    Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    The Passage (Fox, 2019) is an American drama television series developed by Liz Heldens, based...  more
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