2019 tv The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019  

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List Rules Only returning shows premiering new episodes in 2019.

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.

Vote up the 2019 returning shows you're most excited to watch, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list.

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Season 8 (final season)

Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, based on the series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. Nine noble ...more

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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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Ozark is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019

Season 3

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

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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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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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January 10

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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January 13

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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Big Little Lies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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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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Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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Season 5

Better Call Saul (A&E, 2015) is an American television drama series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, and a spinoff prequel of Breaking Bad. The trials and tribulations of lawyer, ...more

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Peaky Blinders is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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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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Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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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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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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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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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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Season 6

The 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series developed by Jason Rothenberg, loosely based on the book by Kass Morgan. 97 years after a nuclear ...more

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January 3

Season 5 (final season)

Gotham (Fox, 2014) is an American drama television series developed by Bruno Heller, based on the DC Comics characters from the Batman franchise. The story behind Detective James Gordon's (Ben ...more

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Mr. Robot is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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Season 4 (final season)

Mr. Robot (USA Network, 2015) is an American drama–thriller television series created by Sam Esmail. Elliot (Rami Malek), a cybersecurity engineer and hacker who suffers from social anxiety ...more

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13 Reasons Why is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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Season 3

13 Reasons Why (Netflix, 2017) is an American television series based on the 2007 novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher and adapted by Brian Yorkey. Told through a series of flashbacks, the ...more

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iZombie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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Season 5 (final season)

iZombie (The CW, 2015) is an American television series developed by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright, loosely based on the comic books by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred. A medical ...more

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Preacher is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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Season 4

Preacher (AMC, 2016) is an American television series developed by Sam Catlin, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen, based on the comic book series created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. After a ...more

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The Crown is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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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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January 18

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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Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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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 Purge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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Season 2

The Purge (Syfy, 2018) is an American horror television series based on the film franchise. Set in an altered United States, several unrelated people discover how far they will go to survive a ...more

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Elementary is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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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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Killing Eve is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
April 7

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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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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Season 7

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or simply Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is an American television series created for ABC by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen, based on the Marvel ...more

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Homeland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
June

Season 8 (final season)

Homeland is an American political thriller television series developed by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa based on the Israeli series Hatufim, which was created by Gideon Raff. The series stars ...more

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Fear the Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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Season 5

This show is an American post-apocalyptic horror drama television series created by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson. A dysfunctional, blended family must reinvent themselves by learning new ...more

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Santa Clarita Diet is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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Season 3

Santa Clarita Diet (2017) Netflix original comedy series created by Victor Fresco. Married couple Sheila and Joel (Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant) are real estate agents in Santa Clarita, ...more

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BoJack Horseman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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Season 6

BoJack Horseman is an American animated sitcom created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. The series stars Will Arnett as the eponymous character, BoJack Horseman. The supporting cast includes Amy ...more

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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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Season 3

Jessica Jones (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the Marvel Comics character. Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, ...more

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Bosch is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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Season 6

Bosch is an American police procedural web television series created by Michael Connelly. An LAPD homicide detective (Titus Welliver) works to solve the murder of a 13-year-old boy while ...more

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Insatiable is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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Season 2

Insatiable (Netflix, 2018) is an American comedy series created by Lauren Gussis. A disgraced, dissatisfied civil lawyer-turned-beauty pageant coach (Dallas Roberts) takes on a vengeful, bullied ...more

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The OA is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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Season 2

The OA (Netflix, 2016) is an American mystery drama web television series, with science fiction, supernatural and fantasy elements. Creator Brit Marling stars as a young woman named Prairie ...more

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Goliath is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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Season 3

Goliath (formerly known as Trial) is a 2016 legal drama web television series by Amazon Studios. Billy McBride (Billy Bob Thornton), a formerly brilliant and personable lawyer, left his ...more

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Jane the Virgin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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Season 5 (final season)

Jane the Virgin (The CW, 2014) is an American satirical romantic comedy-drama telenovela developed by Jennie Snyder Urman. A working, religious young Latina virgin (Gina Rodriguez) becomes ...more

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January 18

Season 5

Grace and Frankie (Netflix, 2015) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris. Finding out that their husbands have been romantically ...more

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The Man in the High Castle is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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Season 4

The Man in the High Castle (Amazon Video, 2015) is an American dystopian alternative history television series created by Frank Spotnitz, based on the novel by Philip K. Dick. In an alternative ...more

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Easy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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Season 3 (final season)

Easy (Netflix, 2016) is a comedy-drama anthology series written and directed by Joe Swanberg. Intertwined groups of friends in Chicago fumble through the modern maze of love, sex, technology and ...more

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The Deuce is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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Season 3 (final season)

The Deuce (HBO, 2017) is a television drama series set in and around Times Square, New York. It tells the story of the legalization and ensuing rise of the adult industry in New York beginning ...more

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January 25

Season 4 (second-half)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is an American sitcom created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock and starring Ellie Kemper that has streamed on Netflix since March 6, 2015. Originally set for a 13-episode ...more

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GLOW is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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Season 3

GLOW (Netflix, 2017) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch. Set in 1980s Los Angeles, Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), a struggling actress, receives an ...more

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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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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Friends from College is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
January 11

Season 2

Friends from College is a Netflix original comedy television series created by Nicholas Stoller and Francesca Delbanco. The series follows a close-knit group of Harvard alumni (Keegan-Michael ...more

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January 11

Season 2

Future Man (Hulu, 2017) is an American comedy television series directed by Brandon Trost, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg. Josh Futturman (Josh Hutcherson), a janitor by day and a gamer by night, ...more

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The Tick is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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Season 2

The Tick (Amazon, 2016) is an American television series based on the character The Tick from the comic book of the same name. In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an ...more

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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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Season 4

The Expanse (Syfy, 2015) is an American science fiction television series developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, based on the novels by James S. A. Corey. In a future where humanity has ...more

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Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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Season 3

Atlanta (FX, 2016) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Donald Glover. College dropout Earn (Donald Glover) navigates through life with his ex-girlfriend (Zazie Beetz), his ...more

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Designated Survivor is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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Season 3

On the night of the State of the Union address, an incident claims the lives of the President and all members of his Cabinet except for U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Tom ...more

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Billions is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
March 17

Season 4

Billions (Showtime, 2016) is loosely based on the activities of crusading federal prosecutor Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Bobby "Axe" Axelrod ...more

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Broad City is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
January 24

Season 5 (final season)

Broad City (Comedy Central, 2014) is an American comedy television series, created by Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson. Two Jewish American women in their twenties experience adventures of ...more

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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Season 7

This show is an American 3D CGI animated television series created by George Lucas and produced by Lucasfilm Animation with the division Lucasfilm Animation Singapore, Lucasfilm and CGCG Inc. ...more