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The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019

Updated May 7, 2021 31.2k votes 2.2k voters 39.4k views358 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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    Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård

    Genres (Tv)Historical drama, Miniseries

    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 one of...  more
  • 2

    The Mandalorian

    Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Adventure, Action, 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 before...  more
  • 3

    The Boys

    Karl Urban, Jack Quaid

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Action, Adventure, Fantasy

    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 Robertson....  more
  • 4

    Good Omens

    Michael Sheen, David Tennant

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Comedy, Action, Adventure

    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) and...  more
  • 5

    The Umbrella Academy

    Elliot Page, Tom Hopper

    Genres (Tv)Action, Adventure, Mystery, Fantasy

    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 their...  more
  • 6

    Legend of the Three Caballeros

    Tony Anselmo, Dee Bradley Baker

    Genres (Tv)Adventure, Children

    Legend of the Three Caballeros (Disney+, 2019) is an American animated television series, based on the 1944 animated film The Three Caballeros and features the characters Donald Duck, José Carioca,...  more
  • 7

    Dead to Me

    Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini

    Genres (Tv)Dark comedy

    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 (Linda...  more
  • 8


    Zendaya, Sydney Sweeney

    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 violence....  more
  • 9

    Russian Doll

    Natasha Lyonne, Greta Lee

    Genres (Tv)Comedy drama

    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 from a...  more
  • 10

    Our Planet

    David Attenborough

    Genres (Tv)Documentary, Nature, Science

    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 home...  more
  • 11

    When They See Us

    Michael Kenneth Williams, Vera Farmiga

    Genres (Tv)Docudrama, Crime drama, Law

    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 color,...  more
  • 12

    Carnival Row

    Avan Jogia, Jacob Artist

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    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 dark...  more
  • 13

    Santa Clarita Diet

    Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Horror

    Santa Clarita Diet (Netfklix, 2017) is an American comedy series created by Victor Fresco. Married couple Sheila (Drew Barrymore) and Joel (Timothy Olyphant) are real estate agents in Santa Clarita,...  more
  • 14


    Kaitlyn Dever, Toni Collette

    Genres (Tv)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 Armstrong....  more
  • 15


    Regina King, Jeremy Irons

    Genres (Tv)Action, Drama

    Watchmen (HBO, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Damon Lindelof and based on the comic book series of the same name by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. Set 34 years after the events...  more
  • 16

    Love, Death & Robots

    Hayley McLaughlin, Helen Sadler

    Genres (Tv)Anthology, Comedy, Horror, Science fiction, Fantasy

    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, horror,...  more
  • 17


    Cobie Smulders, Jake Johnson

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    Stumptown (ABC, 2019) is an American crime drama television series created by Jason Richman, based on the comic book series by Greg Rucka. A Marine veteran struggling with PTSD (Cobie Smulders)...  more
  • 18

    The Society

    Rachel Keller, Kathryn Newton

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Mystery, Thriller

    The Society (Netflix, 2019) is an American mystery drama television series created by Christopher Keyser. After discovering everybody else in their town has vanished, a group of teenagers must come...  more
  • 19

    I Am the Night

    Chris Pine, India Eisley

    Genres (Tv)Docudrama, Mystery

    I Am the Night (TNT, 2019) is an American limited television series created by Sam Sheridan. Given away as an infant by her teenage mother to a black restroom attendant in a Nevada casino in 1949,...  more
  • 20

    Prodigal Son

    Tom Payne, Michael Sheen

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    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 FBI...  more
  • 21

    The Unicorn

    Walton Goggins, Rob Corddry

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    The Unicorn (CBS, 2019) is an American sitcom television series created by Bill Martin, Mike Schiff, and Grady Cooper. Wade (Walton Goggins), a recently widowed father with two daughters, is...  more
  • 22


    Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos

    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
  • 23

    Whiskey Cavalier

    Scott Foley, Lauren Cohan

    Genres (Tv)Comedy drama, Action

    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
  • 24

    The Passage

    Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney

    Genres (Tv)Documentary

    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 row...  more
  • 25


    Katja Herbers, Mike Colter

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Paranormal, Mystery

    Evil (CBS, 2019) is an American supernatural drama television series created by Robert King and Michelle King. A skeptical forensic psychologist (Katja Herbers) allies with a Catholic seminarian...  more