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The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019

Updated September 16, 2020 28.1k votes 2.2k voters 38.2k views330 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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    Chernobyl is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Boys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Mandalorian is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Good Omens is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
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    The Umbrella Academy

    Ellen Page, Tom Hopper

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Action

    The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Sex Education is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
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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 on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Euphoria is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 8
    Dead to Me is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 9
    Russian Doll is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Legend of the Three Caballeros is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 11
    Our Planet is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
    Our Planet (Netflix, 2019) is a nature documentary series narrated by David Attenborough. The... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 12
    When They See Us is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Carnival Row is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Love, Death & Robots is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    I Am the Night is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 16
    The Society is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    stumptown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Whiskey Cavalier is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Watchmen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Passage is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
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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 on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Santa Clarita Diet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Unbelievable is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Hanna is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
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    Hanna

    Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Action

    Hanna (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American action drama television series, based on the 2011... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Prodigal Son is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
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    Prodigal Son

    Tom Payne, Lou Diamond Phillips

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Procedural

    Prodigal Son (Fox, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Chris Fedak and Sam... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Enemy Within is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
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    The Enemy Within

    Jennifer Carpenter, Morris Chestnut

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    The Enemy Within (NBC, 2019) is an American drama television series. Former CIA agent, Erica... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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