UPDATED: Check out the Best New TV Shows in 2021!
From thrilling new dramas to musical comedies or thrilling sci-fi, the best 2020 TV premieres didn't wait a moment to start the year off right. The best new shows of 2020 were some great TV and highly anticipated, including series that had been expected in 2019 but were pushed back into the new year, like HBO's The New Pope.
Right on the dawn of the new year, 2020 started with the Netflix original series Messiah, and although many of the first new shows of the year were heavy dramas or procedurals, Zoe’s Extraordinary Playlist swept in with a song to bring some light to the new year. New sitcoms like Outmatched will definitely keep you grinning, while reboots like Party Of Five and new additions to franchises, such as Star Trek: Picard, add a fresh layer onto already loved stories that feels very appropriate for 2020. As the year went on, more comforting shows like Ted Lasso or Dash & Lily became the faves, but they were balanced by heavy science fiction such as Raised By Wolves and horror like Lovecraft Country.
What were the best new series of 2020? Vote up the most excellent programs of the year.
Genres (Tv): DramaThe Queen's Gambit (Netflix, 2020) is an American drama miniseries based on the 1983 novel by... more
Genres (Tv): Comedy, SportsTed Lasso (Apple TV+, 2020) is an American sports comedy television series created by Bill... more
Genres (Tv): Sports documentaryThe Last Dance (ESPN, 2020) is an American sports documentary miniseries directed by Jason... more
Genres (Tv): DramaI May Destroy You (HBO, 2020) is a drama television series created by Michaela Coel. Set in... more
Genres (Tv): Drama, Period dramaBridgerton (Netflix, 2020) is an American period drama television series created by Shonda... more
Genres (Tv): Animation, Comedy, Family, KidsAnimaniacs (Hulu, 2020) is an American animated comedy show created by Tom Ruegger and a... more
Genres (Tv): DramaThe Great (Hulu, 2020) is a television drama series written and executive produced by Tony... more
Genres (Tv): Comedy, Science Fiction, SatireUpload (Amazon Video, 2020) is an American science fiction comedy satire television series... more
Genres (Tv): DramaPerry Mason (HBO, 2020) is an American drama television series, based on the Perry Mason... more
Genres (Tv): Supernatural, Horror, AnthologyThe Haunting of Bly Manor is the second season of the Netflix supernatural anthology... more
Genres (Tv): Horror, DramaLovecraft Country (HBO, 2020) is a drama horror television series based on the novel by Matt... more
Genres (Tv): Documentary, ComedyHow To... with John Wilson (HBO, 2020) an American television docuseries created by filmmaker... more
Genres (Tv): ComedyDave (FXX, 2020) is an American comedy series created by Lil Dicky and Jeff Schaffer. A... more
Genres (Tv): Drama, MiniseriesI Know This Much Is True (HBO) is an American TV drama based on the novel of the same name by... more
Genres (Tv): Documentary, MiniseriesDisney Gallery: The Mandalorian (Disney+, 2020) is a television documentary series. Hosted by... more
Genres (Tv): DramaUnorthodox (Netflix, 2020) is a German drama television series created by Anna Winger and... more
Genres (Tv): Animated, Comedy, SlapstickLooney Tunes Cartoons (HBO Max, 2020) is an American animated comedy slapstick television... more
Genres (Tv): Documentary, CrimeJeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich (Netflix, 2020) is a crime documentary miniseries based on the... more
Genres (Tv): Crime, Drama, Crime Drama, Mystery, ThrillerDefending Jacob (Apple TV+) is an American crime drama television miniseries, based on the... more
Genres (Tv): DramaRaised by Wolves (HBO Max, 2020) is an American science fiction drama television series... more
Genres (Tv): Legal dramaYour Honor (Showtime, 2020) is an American 10-episode limited series adapted from the Israeli... more
Genres (Tv): Romantic, ComedyLove Life (HBO Max, 2020) is a romantic comedy anthology television series created by Sam... more
Genres (Tv): DocumentaryLove on the Spectrum (Netflix, 2020) is an American documentary television series executive... more
RatchedSarah Paulson, Alice Englert
Genres (Tv): DramaRatched (Netflix, 2020) is an American television series based on Ken Kesey's novel One Flew... more
Genres (Tv): Thriller, DramaThe Flight Attendant (HBO Max, 2020) is an American thriller television series created by... more