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The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018  

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List Rules Only returning shows premiering new episodes during 2018 fall TV.

Along with new series premieres, the best TV shows returning fall 2018 offers too many great choices for binge-watching entertainment. Featuring sitcoms, dramas, and Netflix original series, this list of returning TV shows includes fall 2018 season premiere dates and promo trailers. Which 2018 upcoming shows are you most looking forward to? 

Some good fall 2018 season premieres include The Good Place, This Is Us, Riverdale, American Horror Story: Apocalypse, and How To Get Away with Murder. The Big Bang Theory and Modern Family are both shows ending in 2018, so be sure to catch their series finales! 

Vote up the fall 2018 returning shows you're most excited to watch, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list.

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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
October 11

Season 14

Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric Kripke. Two brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), follow their father's ...more

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Gotham is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
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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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Vikings is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
Rob Burchfield added 2013
Vikings (History, 2013) is a historical drama television series created by Michael Hirst. A farmer (Travis Fimmel) rises to fame by successful raids into England, and eventually becomes a ...more

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Atypical is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
Rob Burchfield added Atypical
Atypical (Netflix, 2017) is a coming-of-age dark comedy television series created and written by Robia Rashid. Sam (Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum, looks for a ...more

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SEAL Team is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
October 3

Season 2

SEAL Team (CBS, 2017) is an American drama series created by Ben Cavell. The drama follows the lives of elite Navy SEALs Jason Hayes (David Boreanaz) and Clay Spenser (Max Thieriot) as they ...more

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The Great British Bake O... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
Rob Burchfield added 2010
The Great British Bake Off (also called Bake Off or GBBO) is a British television baking competition, produced by Love Productions, in which a group of amateur bakers compete against each other ...more

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NCIS is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
Rob Burchfield added 2003
NCIS is an American police procedural drama television series, revolving around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which conducts investigations ...more

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Splitting Up Together is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
Rob Burchfield added Splitting Up Together
Splitting Up Together (ABC, 2018) is an American sitcom developed by Emily Kapnek, based on the Danish sitcom. In the midst of their divorce, Lena (Jenna Fischer) and Martin (Oliver Hudson) are ...more
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Survivor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
Rob Burchfield added 2000
Survivor is a reality game show produced in many countries throughout the world. In the show, contestants are isolated in the wilderness and compete for cash and other prizes. The show uses a ...more

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Runaways is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
Runaways December 21

Season 2

Marvel's Runaways (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television series created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. Six teenagers from different backgrounds unite against a common enemy.

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9-1-1 September 23

Season 2

9-1-1 (Fox, 2018) is an American procedural drama television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. The show explores the high-pressure experiences of police, paramedics and ...more

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Black Lightning October 9

Season 2

Black Lightning (The CW, 2018) is an American superhero drama based on the DC comics character of the same name. Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams), who retired from his superhero persona Black ...more

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Big Brother is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
Rob Burchfield added 2000

June 27

Big Brother is a television reality game show based on an originally Dutch TV series of the same name created by producer John de Mol in 1997. The series follows a group of contestants, known as ...more

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October 9

Season 5

The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns, based on the DC Comics character. CSI Barry Allen (Grant ...more

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NCIS: New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
Rob Burchfield added 2014
NCIS: New Orleans is an American television series combining elements of the military drama and police procedural genres that airs on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. ET on CBS. It premiered on ...more

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Hell's Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
Rob Burchfield added 2005
Hell's Kitchen (Fox, 2005) is an American reality competition television series based on the British series. World renowned chef Gordon Ramsay puts aspiring young chefs through rigorous cooking ...more

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The Amazing Race is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
Rob Burchfield added 2001
The Amazing Race is a reality television game show in which teams of two people, who have some form of a preexisting personal relationship, race around the world in competition with other teams. ...more

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Shark Tank is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
Rob Burchfield added 2009
Shark Tank (ABC, 2009) is an American reality television series created by Mark Burnett, and a franchise of Dragons' Den. Aspiring entrepreneur-contestants pitch their business idea to a panel ...more

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NCIS: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
Rob Burchfield added 2009
NCIS: Los Angeles is an American television series combining elements of the military drama and police procedural genres, which premiered on the CBS network on September 22, 2009. NCIS: Los ...more

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Monday Night Football is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
Rob Burchfield added 1970
Monday Night Football is a live television broadcast of weekly National Football League games on ESPN in the United States. From 1970 to 2005, it aired on sister broadcast network ABC. Monday ...more

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The Curse of Oak Island ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
Rob Burchfield added 2014
The Curse of Oak Island (History, 2014) is a reality television series that follows brothers Marty and Rick Lagina, originally from Kingsford, Michigan, through their efforts to find the ...more
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Van Helsing is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
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Van Helsing (Syfy, 2016) is an American dark fantasy horror drama television series inspired by Zenescope Entertainment's graphic novel series Helsing. Vanessa "Van" Helsing (Kelly ...more

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Channel Zero is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
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Channel Zero (Syfy, 2017) is an American horror anthology television series created by Nick Antosca, who serves as writer, showrunner, and executive producer. Storylines for the series are based ...more

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Law & Order: Special... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
September 27

Season 20

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is an American police procedural, legal, crime drama television series set in New York City, where it is also primarily produced. In the style of the ...more

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Blue Bloods is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
September 28

Season 9

Blue Bloods is an American police procedural drama series shown on CBS in the United States and Canada and on Sky Atlantic in the United Kingdom. The series is filmed on location in New York ...more

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