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The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019  

Molly Gander
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List Rules Only 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.

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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro

Season 4

Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series. It features a character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg taken from the comic ...more

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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard

Number of Seasons: 3

Season 3

Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series created by The Duffer Brothers. When a young boy (Noah Schnapp) disappears, his mother (Winona Ryder), ...more

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The Good Place is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper

Season 4 (final season)

Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) wakes up to discover she has entered the afterlife. When she is told by Michael (Ted Danson), her facilitator, that she is in "The Good Place" because ...more

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews

Number of Seasons: 1

Season 6

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox, 2013) is an American police television sitcom created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), an immature but talented NYPD detective in Brooklyn's ...more

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Ozark is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz

Season 3

Ozark (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime drama series created by Bill Dubuque. Financial planner Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) must suddenly relocate his family (Laura Linney) from Chicago to a ...more

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Peaky Blinders is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson

Season 5

Peaky Blinders (BBC Two, 2013) is a British television action drama created by Steven Knight, based upon the exploits of the historical gang. In 1919 Birmingham, England, leader Tommy Shelby ...more

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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
Ed O'Neill, SofĂ­a Vergara, Julie Bowen

Number of Seasons: 11

Season 11 (final season)

Modern Family is an American television sitcom that premiered on ABC on September 23, 2009, which follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los Angeles. ...more

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The Crown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby

Season 3

The Crown (Netflix, 2016) is an American-British biographical drama series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. The series begins with the 1947 wedding of young Elizabeth ...more

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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright

Season 3

Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and based on the 1973 film. In a technologically advanced Wild ...more

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Killing Eve is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Fiona Shaw

Season 2

Killing Eve (BBC America, 2018) is a British drama television series developed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, based on the novels by Luke Jennings. Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh), a desk-bound MI5 Officer, ...more

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The Handmaid's Tale is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski

Season 3

The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television series created by Bruce Miller, based on the 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood. In a dystopian future where women are brutally ...more

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Big Little Lies is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley

Season 2

Big Little Lies (HBO, 2017) is an American dramatic miniseries created by David E. Kelley, based on the novel by Liane Moriarty. While Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) and Celeste (Nicole Kidman) ...more

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maise... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Zegen, Alex Borstein

Number of Seasons: 3

Season 3

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon, 2017) is an American television series, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and starring Rachel Brosnahan as a housewife in the 1950s who decides to become a ...more

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True Detective is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan

Number of Seasons: 1

Season 3

True Detective (HBO, 2014) is an American anthology drama television series created by Nic Pizzolatto. Each season focuses on detectives investigating violent offences.

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Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
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Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer

Number of Seasons: 4

Season 4

Rick and Morty (Adult Swim, 2013) is an American adult animated science-fiction sitcom created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. Cynical mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his fretful, easily ...more

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Young Sheldon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
Young Sheldon
Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber

Season 3

Young Sheldon (CBS, 2017) is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro. The series is a spin-off of The Big Bang Theory and serves as a prequel to that series, following the ...more

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Chilling Adventures of S... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair, Michelle Gomez

Season 2

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural television series created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the comic book series. Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) ...more

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This Is Us is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown

Season 4

This Is Us (NBC, 2016) is an American television series created by Dan Fogelman. Follows a unique ensemble, as their paths cross and their life stories interwine, from sharing the same birthday, ...more

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Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Ignacio Serricchio

Season 2

Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, and a reboot of the 1965 series. After encountering a rip in ...more

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The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Ebon Moss-Bachrach

Number of Seasons: 2

Season 2

Marvel's The Punisher (Netflix, 2017) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Steve Lightfoot. Former Force Recon officer Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal), known throughout New ...more

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Elementary is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Jon Michael Hill

Number of Seasons: 1

Season 7

Elementary (CBS, 2012) is an American procedural drama series created by Robert Doherty, based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes. Following his fall from grace in London and ...more

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Legacies is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
Danielle Rose Russell, Matt Davis, Kaylee Bryant

Season 2

Legacies (The CW, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Julie Plec, and a spinoff of The Originals. Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell), a tribrid daughter of a ...more

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Orange Is the New Black ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
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Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning

Number of Seasons: 1

Season 7 (final season)

Orange Is the New Black is an American comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan and first released on Netflix on July 11, 2013. The series, produced by Tilted Productions in association with ...more

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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters

Number of Seasons: 2

Season 9

American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, ...more

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The Good Doctor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
The Good Doctor
Freddie Highmore, Antonia Thomas, Nicholas Gonzalez

Number of Seasons: 2

Season 3

The Good Doctor (ABC, 2017) is an American medical-drama television series based on the 2013 South Korean series of the same name. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) is a young pediatric surgeon ...more