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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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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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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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
Summer

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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Big Little Lies is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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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

Season 3

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

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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 (A&E, 2015) is an American television crime drama series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, and a spinoff prequel of Breaking Bad. The trials and tribulations of ...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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Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
mrlittletibbler added 2013 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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Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
jemcat added 2011 Bob's Burgers is an American animated sitcom created by Loren Bouchard for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Belchers—parents Bob and Linda, and their children Tina, Gene, ...more

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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Peaky Blinders is listed (or ranked) 11 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 crime drama created by Steven Knight, based upon the exploits of the historical criminal gang. In 1919 Birmingham, England, leader ...more

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13 Reasons Why is listed (or ranked) 12 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) 13 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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Gotham is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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Season 5 (final season)

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

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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 15 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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This Is Us is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
mrlittletibbler added 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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Mr. Robot is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Superstore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
jemcat added Superstore (NBC, 2015) is an American single-camera sitcom television series about a group of employees working at Cloud 9, a fictional big-box store in St. Louis, Missouri. The ensemble cast ...more

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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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Fear the Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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Season 5

Fear the Walking Dead (AMC, 2015) is an American post-apocalyptic horror drama television series created by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson, and a prequel to The Walking Dead. A dysfunctional, ...more

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
July

Season 6

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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Broad City is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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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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Homeland is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Star Wars: The Clone Wars is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
starwarssuperfan added 2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars is an American 3D CGI animated television series created by George Lucas and produced by Lucasfilm Animation with the division Lucasfilm Animation Singapore, Lucasfilm ...more

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Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 25 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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Veep is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
Spring

Season 7 (final season)

Veep is an HBO television comedy series, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, set in the office of Selina Meyer, a fictional Vice President, and subsequent President, of the United States. The series ...more

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Billions is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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Season 4

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

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House of Cards is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
no1ranker added 2013 House of Cards is an American political drama television series developed and produced by Beau Willimon. It is an adaptation of the BBC's mini-series of the same name and is based on the novel ...more

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Designated Survivor is listed (or ranked) 29 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 explosion 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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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 30 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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You're the Worst is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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Season 5 (final season)

You're the Worst (FXX, 2014) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Stephen Falk. Jimmy (Chris Geere), a self-involved writer, and Gretchen (Aya Cash), a self-destructive Los ...more

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The Affair is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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Season 5 (final season)

The Affair is an American television drama series created by Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi. The series premiered on Showtime on October 12, 2014. A TV-14 version of the pilot episode was made ...more

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Pose is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
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Season 2

Pose (FX, 2018) is an American dance drama television series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Steven Canals. Set in the 1980s, the show explores the juxtaposition of several segments of ...more

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

Killjoys (Syfy, 2015) is a Canadian space adventure drama series created by Michelle Lovretta. In the Quad, a planetary system on the brink of a bloody interplanetary class war, a fun loving ...more

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Patriot is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2019
WayneCahill added Patriot (Amazon, 2017) is an American comedy-drama series. To prevent Iran from going nuclear, intelligence officer John Tavner (Michael Dorman) must forgo all safety nets and assume a perilous ...more