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The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019

Updated August 4, 2020 68.6k votes 6.8k voters 135.4k 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.

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  • 1
    Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
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    Lucifer

    Tom Ellis, Lauren German

    Genres (Tv)Comedy-drama, Mystery, Fantasy

    Season 4

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    Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
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    Stranger Things

    Winona Ryder, David Harbour

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Horror, Supernatural, Period drama

    Season 3

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    The Good Place is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
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    The Good Place

    Kristen Bell, Ted Danson

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Fantasy comedy

    Season 4 (final season)

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    Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
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    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Sitcom, Police procedural

    Season 6

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  • 5
    Ozark is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
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    Ozark

    Jason Bateman, Laura Linney

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Thriller

    Season 3

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    Peaky Blinders is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
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    Peaky Blinders

    Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory

    Genres (Tv)Action, Drama, Period Drama

    Season 5

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    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
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    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

    Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Zegen

    Genres (Tv)Comedy-Drama, Period drama

    Season 3

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  • 8
    Westworld is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
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    Westworld

    Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Drama, Western

    Season 3

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  • 9
    Killing Eve is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
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    Killing Eve

    Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Spy thriller

    Season 2

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  • 10
    The Crown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
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    The Crown

    Claire Foy, Matt Smith

    Genres (Tv)Historical drama

    Season 3

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    Big Little Lies is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
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    Big Little Lies

    Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Season 2

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    The Handmaid's Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
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    The Handmaid's Tale

    Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Dystopian fiction

    Season 3

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  • 13
    True Detective is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
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    True Detective

    Mahershala Ali, Matthew McConaughey

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Drama

    Season 3

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  • 14
    Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
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    Modern Family

    Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Mockumentary, Family, Comedy, Family Film

    Season 11 (final season)

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    Young Sheldon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
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    Young Sheldon

    Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Season 3

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    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
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    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Mystery, Supernatural

    Season 2

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    This Is Us is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
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    This Is Us

    Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Family drama

    Season 4

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    Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
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    Lost in Space

    Toby Stephens, Molly Parker

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Mystery, Adventure

    Season 2

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    Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
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    Rick and Morty

    Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell

    Genres (Tv)Adult animation, Sci-fi, Comedy, Adventure

    Season 4

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    The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
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    The Punisher

    Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes

    Genres (Tv)Action, Superhero, Crime drama, Conspiracy thriller

    Season 2

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    Elementary is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
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    Elementary

    Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Drama, Mystery

    Season 7

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    Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
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    Orange Is the New Black

    Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama

    Season 7 (final season)

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    Legacies is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
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    Legacies

    Danielle Rose Russell, Matt Davis

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Adventure, Supernatural drama

    Season 2

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    American Horror Story: 1984 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
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    American Horror Story: 1984

    Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott

    Genres (Tv)Anthology, Horror, Supernatural

    Season 9

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    The Good Doctor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Shows That Returned In 2019
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    The Good Doctor

    Freddie Highmore, Antonia Thomas

    Genres (Tv)Medical, Drama

    Season 3

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