Entertainment 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. 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.

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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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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Ozark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019

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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Big Little Lies is listed (or ranked) 5 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) 6 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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Season 5

Better Call Saul (AMC, 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, Jimmy ...more
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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Peaky Blinders is listed (or ranked) 8 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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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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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 11 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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The Haunting of Hill House is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019

Season 2

The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural horror television series created by Mike Flanagan, based on the novel by Shirley Jackson. The story of five siblings who ...more
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Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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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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Killing Eve is listed (or ranked) 14 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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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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The Handmaid's Tale is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
June 5

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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The Crown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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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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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Santa Clarita Diet is listed (or ranked) 21 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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New Amsterdam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
September 24

Season 2

New Amsterdam (NBC, 2018) is an American medical drama television series developed by David Schulner. A new medical director (Ryan Eggold) is hired to run one of the most prominent hospitals in ...more
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Elementary is listed (or ranked) 23 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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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 24 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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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