What to Watch 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.

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.

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I Am the Night is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Chris Pine, India Eisley, Jefferson Mays
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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The Passage is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Vincent Piazza
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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Whiskey Cavalier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Scott Foley, Lauren Cohan, Ana Ortiz
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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The Enemy Within is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Jennifer Carpenter, Morris Chestnut, Raza Jaffrey
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
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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
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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Sex Education is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey
Sex Education (Netflix, 2019) is an British comedy-drama web television series created by Laurie Nunn. A socially awkward high school virgin (Asa Butterfield) living with his sex therapist ...more
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Conversations with a Killer: T... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
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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Chernobyl is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson
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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Hanna is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman
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
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The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman
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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Roswell, New Mexico is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons, Tyler Blackburn
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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Dead to Me is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, Edward Asner
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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Our Planet is listed (or ranked) 13 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 series addresses issues of conservation while featuring these disparate animals in their respective ...more
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Wayne is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Mark McKenna, Ciara Bravo, Joshua J. Williams
Wayne (YouTube Premium, 2019) is an American action comedy web television series created by Shawn Simmons. Teenager Wayne (Mark McKenna) sets out on a dirt bike with his new crush Del (Ciara ...more
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The Masked Singer is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Project Blue Book is listed (or ranked) 16 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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The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Love, Death & Robots is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Hayley McLaughlin, Helen Sadler, Stefan Kapicic
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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Deadly Class is listed (or ranked) 19 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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The Order is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Jake Manley, Sarah Grey, Matt Frewer
The Order (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television series created by Dennis Heaton and Shelley Eriksen. College freshman Jack Morton (Jake Manley) joins a fabled secret society and is ...more
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Catch-22 is listed (or ranked) 21 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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The Code is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Anna Wood, Ato Essandoh, Raffi Barsoumian
The Code (CBS, 2019) is an American drama TV series. The military's brightest minds take on the country's toughest challenges - inside the courtroom and out - where each attorney is trained as a ...more
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What/If is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Renée Zellweger, Dave Annable, Juan Castano
What/If (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television series created by Mike Kelley. Each season will tackle a different morality tale inspired by culturally consequential source material ...more
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Blood & Treasure is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Katia Winter, Michael James Shaw, James Callis
Blood & Treasure (CBS, 2019) is an action-adventure television series created by Matt Federman and Stephen Scaia. An antiquities expert (Katia Winter) teams up with an art thief (James ...more
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Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2019
Ju Ji-hoon, Bae Doona, Ryu Seung-ryong
Kingdom (Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean television series based on the webcomic series "Land of the Gods" by Kim Eun-hee. In Korea’s medieval Joseon period, a crown prince (Ju ...more