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The Best TV Shows Returning In 2020

Updated October 20, 2020 27.1k votes 1.0k voters 10.3k views166 items

List RulesVote up the returning shows premiering new episodes in 2020 that you're most exited about.

The best TV shows returning in 2020 are a mix of long-awaited series finales, canceled shows that have been renewed, and Emmy-nominated shows. Which 2020 returning shows are you most looking forward to?

The most anticipated 2020 season premieres include Euphoria, The Umbrella Academy, Outlander, The Handmaid's Tale, Russian Doll, Better Call Saul, and Ozark. Many favorite returning shows are ending in 2020 and will be airing their final seasons, such as Dark, Future Man, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  Other shows have especially anticipated new seasons such as Curb Your Enthusiasm, season four of Stranger Things, the return of Westworld with a season three, and Dirty John - returning as an anthology series with a new season called "Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story".

Vote up the 2020 returning TV 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.

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    The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2020
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    The Umbrella Academy

    Ellen Page, Tom Hopper

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Action

    Season Two - Returns July 31

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    Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2020
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    Stranger Things

    Winona Ryder, David Harbour

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

    Season Four - Returns TBD.

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    The Mandalorian is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2020
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    The Mandalorian

    Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Space Opera, Science Fiction

    Season Two - Returns in October.

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    Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2020
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    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Sitcom, Police procedural

    Season Seven - Returns February 6.

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    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2020
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    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Mystery, Supernatural

    Season Three - Returns January 24.

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    Outlander is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2020
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    Outlander

    Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan

    Genres (Tv)Historical drama, Adventure, Romance, Fantasy

    Season Five - Returns February 16.

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    The 100 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2020
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    The 100

    Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Dystopian, Sci-fi, Action

    Season Seven, final season - Returns May 20.

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    Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2020
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    Criminal Minds

    Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Crime, Suspense, Drama

    Season 15, final season - Returns January 8.

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    American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2020
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    American Horror Story

    Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott

    Genres (Tv)Anthology, Horror, Supernatural

    Season 10 - Returns in September.

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    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2020
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    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Action, Adventure Film, Science Fiction, Fantasy

    Season Seven, final season - Returns in summer 2020.

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    Westworld is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2020
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    Westworld

    Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Drama, Western

    Season Three - Returns March 15.

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    The Flash is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2020
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    The Flash

    Grant Gustin, Candice Patton

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Action, Sci-fi, Drama

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    Young Sheldon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2020
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    Young Sheldon

    Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Season Four - Returns February 6.

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    The Handmaid's Tale is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2020
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    The Handmaid's Tale

    Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Dystopian fiction

    Season Four - Returns TBD.

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    The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2020
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    The Magicians

    Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy

    Season Five - Returns January 15.

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    The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2020
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    The Walking Dead

    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal

    Genres (Tv)Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Suspense, Drama

    Season 11 - Returns February 23.

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    Last Man Standing is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2020
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    Last Man Standing

    Tim Allen, Nancy Travis

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Season Eight - Returns January 2.

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    The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2020
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    The Simpsons

    Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Television comedy, Comedy, Family Film

    Season 32 - Returns TBD.

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    Schitt's Creek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2020
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    Schitt's Creek

    Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Season Six, final season - Returns January 7.

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    Titans is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2020
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    Titans

    Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Action, Sci-fi, Drama, Adventure

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    This Is Us is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2020
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    This Is Us

    Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Family drama

    Season Five - Returns January 14.

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    The Masked Singer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2020
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    Genres (Tv)Reality competition, Music

    Season Three - Returns February 2.

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    Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2020
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    Doctor Who

    Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Adventure, Drama

    Series 12 - Returns January 1.

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    Ozark is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2020
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    Ozark

    Jason Bateman, Laura Linney

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Thriller

    Season Three - Returns March 27.

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    Arrow is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning In 2020
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    Arrow

    Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Drama, Mystery, Adventure film, Action

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