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The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019  

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

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.

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The Last Kids on Earth is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Nick Wolfhard, Charles Demers, Garland Whitt
The Last Kids on Earth (Netflix, 2019) is an American children's animation web television series created by Nick Stanton and Devin Bunje, based on the book series by Max Brallier. 13 year-old ...more
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Unbelievable is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Toni Collette, Merritt Wever, Kaitlyn Dever
Unbelievable (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama miniseries created by director Susannah Grant. Based on a true story, the eight-episode limited series follows Marie (Kaitlyn Dever), a teenager ...more
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The Widow is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Kate Beckinsale, Alex Kingston, Babs Olusanmokun
The Widow (ITV/Amazon Video, 2019) is a joint American and UK thriller television series. Georgia Wells (Kate Beckinsale) is lead to the Congo on her search to uncover the mysterious ...more
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Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Andy Bean, Derek Mears, Crystal Reed
Swamp Thing (DC Universe, 2019) is an American superhero horror drama web television series based on the DC Comics character. Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed) returns home to Houma, Louisiana to ...more
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NOS4A2 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Ashleigh Cummings, Zachary Quinto, Olafur Darri Olafsson
NOS4A2 (AMC, 2019) is an American supernatural horror drama television series created by Jami O'Brien, based on the novel by Joe Hill.After discovering a supernatural ability to unlock portals, ...more
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The Masked Singer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Nick Cannon
The Masked Singer (Fox, 2019) is an American reality competition series based on the South Korean show King of Mask Singer. Hosted by Nick Cannon, the show features celebrities singing in a ...more
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Deadly Class is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Benedict Wong, Benjamin Wadsworth, Lana Condor
Deadly Class (Syfy, 2019) is an American television action-thriller series created by Anthony and Joe Russo, based on the Image comic book series. A coming-of-age story set against the backdrop ...more
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Judge Jerry is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Jerry Springer
Judge Jerry (NBC, 2019) is an American arbitration-based reality court show presided over by Jerry Springer and filmed in front of a live audience.
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Good Talk with Anthony Jeselni... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Anthony Jeselnik
Good Talk with Anthony Jeselnik (Comedy Central, 2019) is an American comedy and interview television series. Comedian Anthony Jeselnik interviews fellow comedians about their careers, ...more
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Couple's Therapy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Couple's Therapy Orna Guralnik, Virginia Goldner
Couple's Therapy (Showtime, 2019) is an American documentary television series. The docuseries follows four couples in therapy with New York psychoanalyst Dr. Orna Guralnik.
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Country Music is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Country Music (PBS, 2019) is an American documentary television miniseries from Ken Burns. The eight-part limited series follows the evolution of the musical genre and its history in the United ...more
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A Little Late with Lilly Singh is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Lilly Singh
A Little Late with Lilly Singh (NBC, 2019) is an American late-night talk show that will replace Last Call with Carson Daly. Singh is the first woman among the current generation of late-night ...more
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Undone is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Rosa Salazar, Bob Odenkirk
Undone (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American adult animation comedy-drama web television series created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg and Kate Purdy. The show explores the elastic nature of reality ...more
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Red Bull Peaking is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Kelly McGarry, James Stewart and Jenny Rissveds
Red Bull Peaking (The CW, 2019) is an American sport documentary television series. The show follows athletes during the 72 hour period before, during, and after they prepare for a landmark ...more
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The I-Land is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Kate Bosworth, Sibylla Deen, Kota Eberhardt
The I-Land (Netflix, 2019) is an American science fiction thriller web television miniseries. When ten people wake up on a treacherous island with no memory of who they are and how they got ...more
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City on a Hill is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge, Kevin Chapman
City on a Hill (Showtime, 2019) is an American television series created by Chuck MacLean. District Attorney Decourcy Ward (Aldis Hodge) and corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran Jackie Rhodes ...more
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The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Jordan Peele, Sanaa Lathan
The Twilight Zone (CBS All Access, 2019) is an American anthology drama web television series based on the 1959 television series. An updated version of the classic TV series featuring various ...more
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The Hot Zone is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Julianna Margulies, Topher Grace, James D'Arcy
The Hot Zone (National Geographic, 2019) is an American medical thriller television drama miniseries based on the Richard Preston non-fiction novel of the same name. The six-part limited series ...more
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Mr. Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Gabriel Iglesias, Gloria Aung, Tucker Albrizzi
Mr. Iglesias (Netflix, 2019) is an American comedy web television series. Starring comedian Gabriel Iglesias, the show follows a good-natured public high school teacher (Iglesias) who works at ...more
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Project Blue Book is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Aidan Gillen, Laura Mennell, Michael Harney
Project Blue Book (History, 2019) is an American historical drama television series created by Robert Zemeckis, David O'Leary, and Sean Jablonski, co-produced by History Channel and A&E ...more
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Another Life is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Katee Sackhoff, Selma Blair, Tyler Hoechlin
Another Life (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Aaron Martin. An astronaut, Niko Breckinridge-Wallace (Katee Sackhoff) commands a crew on a mission to explore the ...more
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After Life is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Ricky Gervais, Penelope Wilton, David Bradley
After Life (Netflix, 2019) is a British dark comedy television series, created by Ricky Gervais. When Tony's (Ricky Gervais) wife suddenly dies he decides to get revenge on the world by doing ...more
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Catch-22 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Christopher Abbott, Kyle Chandler, Hugh Laurie
Catch-22 (Hulu, 2019) is an American-Italian drama miniseries, based on the novel of the same name by Joseph Heller. Following the story of Yossarian (Christopher Abbott), a US Air Force ...more
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On Becoming a God in Central F... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Kirsten Dunst, Théodore Pellerin, Ted Levine
On Becoming a God in Central Florida (Showtime, 2019) is an American dark comedy television series. Krystal Gill (Kirsten Dunst) is a minimum-wage-earning water park employee who schemes her way ...more
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In the Dark is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Austin Nichols, Brooke Markham, Derek Webster
In the Dark (The CW, 2019) is an American television drama series created by Corinne Kingsbury. When the police dismiss her "witness" account, a blind woman (Perry Mattfeld) sets out ...more