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The Best TV Shows Returning In 2020

Updated December 23, 2020 30.2k votes 1.1k voters 11.0k views166 items

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

UPDATED: Check out The TV Shows Returning In 2021!

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 Academy1
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    The Umbrella Academy

    Elliot Page, Tom Hopper

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Action

    Season Two - Returns July 31

    The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve...  more
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  • Stranger Things2
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    Stranger Things

    Winona Ryder, David Harbour

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

    Season Four - Returns TBD.

    Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series...  more
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  • The Mandalorian3
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    The Mandalorian

    Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Space Opera, Science Fiction

    Season Two - Returns in October.

    The Mandalorian (Disney+, 2019) is an American space opera web television series set in the...  more
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  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine4
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    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Sitcom, Police procedural

    Season Seven - Returns February 6.

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC, 2013) is an American police procedural comedy television series...  more
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  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina5
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    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Mystery, Supernatural

    Season Three - Returns January 24.

    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural television series...  more
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  • Outlander6
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    Outlander

    Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan

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

    Season Five - Returns February 16.

    Outlander (Starz, 2014) is a historical drama television series developed by Ronald D. Moore,...  more
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  • The 1007
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    The 100

    Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco

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

    Season Seven, final season - Returns May 20.

    The 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series...  more
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  • Criminal Minds8
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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.

    Criminal Minds (CBS, 2005) is an American police-procedural television program. The series...  more
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  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.9
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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.

    Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or simply Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is an American television...  more
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  • American Horror Story10
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    American Horror Story

    Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott

    Genres (Tv)Anthology, Horror, Supernatural

    Season 10 - Returns in September.

    American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by...  more
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  • Young Sheldon11
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    Young Sheldon

    Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Season Four - Returns February 6.

    Young Sheldon (CBS, 2017) is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, a...  more
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  • The Simpsons12
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    The Simpsons

    Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright

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

    Season 32 - Returns TBD.

    The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting...  more
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  • The Handmaid's Tale13
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    The Handmaid's Tale

    Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Dystopian fiction

    Season Four - Returns TBD.

    The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television series created by Bruce Miller,...  more
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  • Westworld14
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    Westworld

    Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Drama, Western

    Season Three - Returns March 15.

    Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series...  more
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  • The Magicians15
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    The Magicians

    Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy

    Season Five - Returns January 15.

    The Magicians (Syfy, 2015) is an American fantasy television series created by Sera Gamble and...  more
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  • The Flash16
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    The Flash

    Grant Gustin, Candice Patton

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

    The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg...  more
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  • Schitt's Creek17
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    Schitt's Creek

    Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Season Six, final season - Returns January 7.

    Schitt's Creek (CBC, 2015) is a Canadian television sitcom created by Eugene Levy and Dan...  more
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  • The Walking Dead18
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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.

    The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series...  more
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  • Last Man Standing19
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    Last Man Standing

    Tim Allen, Nancy Travis

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Season Eight - Returns January 2.

    Last Man Standing (Fox, 2011) is an American television sitcom created by Jack Burditt. The...  more
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  • Ozark20
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    Ozark

    Jason Bateman, Laura Linney

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Thriller

    Season Three - Returns March 27.

    Ozark (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime drama series created by Bill Dubuque. Financial...  more
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  • The Masked Singer21
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    Genres (Tv)Reality competition, Music

    Season Three - Returns February 2.

    The Masked Singer (Fox, 2019) is an American reality competition series based on the South...  more
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  • This Is Us22
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    This Is Us

    Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Family drama

    Season Five - Returns January 14.

    This Is Us (NBC, 2016) is an American television series created by Dan Fogelman. Follows a...  more
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  • Doctor Who23
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    Doctor Who

    Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Adventure, Drama

    Series 12 - Returns January 1.

    Doctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman,...  more
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  • Sex Education24
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    Sex Education

    Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama

    Season Two - Returns TBD.

    Sex Education (Netflix, 2019) is an British comedy-drama web television series created by...  more
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  • Legends of Tomorrow25
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    Legends of Tomorrow

    Victor Garber, Brandon Routh

    Genres (Tv)Superhero fiction, Action, Adventure, Science fiction, Fantasy

    Season Five - Returns January 14.

    DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, 2016) is an American superhero action-adventure television...  more
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