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The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019

Updated August 4, 2020 63.1k votes 6.8k voters 136.8k views152 items

List RulesOnly returning shows premiering new episodes in 2019.

UPDATED: Check out The Best TV Shows Returning In 2020!

The best TV shows returning in 2019 are a mix of long-awaited series finales, canceled shows that have been renewed, and Emmy-nominated shows. Which 2019 returning shows are you most looking forward to? 

The most anticipated 2019 season premieres include Game of Thrones, Big Little Lies, True Detective, Veep, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Many favorite shows will be returning in the fall, such as American Horror Story, Riverdale, and the final season of Arrow.

Vote up the 2019 returning shows you're most excited to watch, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list. Then, check out the best shows on TV right now and learn what shows are returning in 2020.

  • 1


    Tom Ellis, Lauren German

    Season 4

    Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series...  more

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  • 2

    Stranger Things

    Winona Ryder, David Harbour

    Season 3

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  • 3

    The Good Place

    Kristen Bell, Ted Danson

    Season 4 (final season)

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  • 4

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz

    Season 6

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC, 2013) is an American police procedural comedy television series...  more

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  • 5


    Jason Bateman, Laura Linney

    Season 3

    Ozark (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime drama series created by Bill Dubuque. Financial...  more

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  • 6

    Peaky Blinders

    Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory

    Season 5

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  • 7

    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

    Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Zegen

    Season 3

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  • 8

    The Handmaid's Tale

    Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes

    Season 3

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  • 9

    The Crown

    Claire Foy, Matt Smith

    Season 3

    The Crown (Netflix, 2016) is an American-British biographical drama series created by Peter...  more

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  • 10

    Modern Family

    Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara

    Season 11 (final season)

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  • 11


    Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton

    Season 3

    Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series...  more

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  • 12

    Big Little Lies

    Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman

    Season 2

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  • 13

    Killing Eve

    Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer

    Season 2

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  • 14

    True Detective

    Mahershala Ali, Matthew McConaughey

    Season 3

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  • 15

    This Is Us

    Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore

    Season 4

    This Is Us (NBC, 2016) is an American television series created by Dan Fogelman. Follows a...  more

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  • 16

    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair

    Season 2

    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural television series...  more

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  • 17

    Young Sheldon

    Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry

    Season 3

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  • 18

    Lost in Space

    Toby Stephens, Molly Parker

    Season 2

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  • 19

    Rick and Morty

    Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell

    Season 4

    Rick and Morty (Adult Swim, 2013) is an American adult animated science-fiction sitcom created...  more

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  • 20

    Orange Is the New Black

    Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon

    Season 7 (final season)

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  • 21


    Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu

    Season 7

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  • 22

    American Horror Story: 1984

    Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott

    Season 9

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  • 23


    Danielle Rose Russell, Matt Davis

    Season 2

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  • 24

    The Punisher

    Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes

    Season 2

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  • 25

    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen

    Season 7

    Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, 2013) is an American action drama superhero series...  more

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