2018 TV 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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Atypical is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
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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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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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SEAL Team is listed (or ranked) 4 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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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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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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Runaways is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
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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Gotham is listed (or ranked) 8 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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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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NCIS is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Young Sheldon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
September 24

Season 2

Young Sheldon (CBS, 2017) is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro. The series is a spin-off of The Big Bang Theory and serves as a prequel to that series, following the ...more
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Survivor is listed (or ranked) 12 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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October 22

Season 4

DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, 2016) is an American superhero action-adventure television series spin-off from Arrow and The Flash, existing in the same fictional universe. Intending to stop ...more
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Splitting Up Together is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
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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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Last Man Standing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
September 28

Season 7

Last Man Standing (Fox, 2011) is an American television sitcom created by Jack Burditt. The show follows Mike Baxter (Tim Allen), a senior executive and director of marketing for an outdoor ...more
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Blue Bloods is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
October 14

Season 4

Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. The adventures ...more
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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
October 15

Season 7

Arrow is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. Five years after being stranded on a hostile ...more
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Van Helsing is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Mom is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
September 27

Season 6

Mom is an American sitcom that premiered on September 23, 2013, on CBS. The series stars Anna Faris and Allison Janney and was created by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, as well as Gemma Baker. ...more
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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
September 24

Season 12 (final season)

The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the show along with Steven Molaro. All three also serve as head ...more
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Shark Tank is listed (or ranked) 22 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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The Amazing Race is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
Rob Burchfield added 1963
Doctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman, C. E. Webber, and Donald Wilson. The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer ...more
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Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 25 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