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The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018 

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Updated October 22, 2018 6.6k votes 343 voters 2.6k views 93 items

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

Actors: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy, Lauren Cohan, Misha Collins, + more

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 158

Network: The WB Television Network, The CW Television Network

Genres (Tv): Supernatural drama, Black comedy, Drama, Horror Film, Mystery, + more

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
Rob Burchfield added

Actors: Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz, Zabryna Guevara, Sean Pertwee, + more

Network: FOX

Genres (Tv): Crime, Action, Police procedural

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

Actors: Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen, Jessalyn Gilsig, Gustaf Skarsgård, + more

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 9

Network: History

Genres (Tv): War film, Drama, Historical fiction, Action

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

Actors: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Amy Okuda, Michael Rapaport

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

Actors: David Boreanaz, Max Thieriot, Jessica Paré, Neil Brown Jr., A. J. Buckley, + more

Genres (Tv): Drama

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

Actors: Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 84

Network: British Broadcasting Corporation

Genres (Tv): Special Interest, Game show, Cooking show, Home improvement

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

Actors: Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

Number of Seasons: 10

Number of Episodes: 218

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Drama, Thriller, + more

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

Actors: Jenna Fischer, Oliver Hudson, Bobby Lee, Diane Farr, Lindsay Price, + more

Genres (Tv): Comedy

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

Actors: Jeff Probst, Rob Mariano, Rupert Boneham

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

Actors: Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner, Ariela Barer, Gregg Sulkin, + more

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

Actors: Angela Bassett, Connie Britton, Peter Krause, Oliver Stark, Aisha Hinds, + more

Genres (Tv): Drama

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

Actors: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, James Remar, + more

Number of Seasons: 3

Network: The CW

Genres (Tv): Superhero, Action

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

Actors: Julie Chen, Phil Proctor, Clayton Halsey

Number of Seasons: 14

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Reality television

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

Actors: Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Rick Cosnett, Carlos Valdes, + more

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 114

Network: The CW

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

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

Actors: Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Drama, Crime Fiction

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

Actors: Gordon Ramsay, Jean Philippe Susilovic, Scott Leibfried

Number of Seasons: 10

Number of Episodes: 141

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Reality Competition, Cooking show, Reality television

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

Number of Seasons: 21

Number of Episodes: 241

Genres (Tv): Reality television

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

Actors: Kevin O'Leary, Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec, Lori Greiner, + more

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 64

Network: American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Game show, Reality television

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

Actors: Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa

Number of Seasons: 10

Number of Episodes: 242

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Drama, Adventure film, + more

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

Actors: Melissa Stark

Number of Seasons: 43

Number of Episodes: 666

Network: ESPN, American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Sports film

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

Actors: Marty Lagina, Rick Lagina

Number of Seasons: 1

Genres (Tv): Reality television

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
Rob Burchfield added

Actors: Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl, David Cubitt, Vincent Gale

Genres (Tv): Fantasy, Horror, Drama

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
Rob Burchfield added

Actors: Paul Schneider, Fiona Shaw, Luisa D'Oliveira, Natalie Brown, Shaun Benson, + more

Genres (Tv): Horror

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

Actors: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

Number of Seasons: 13

Number of Episodes: 319

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama, Live action, Legal drama, + more

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

Actors: Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 67

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Crime, Drama, Adventure film, + more

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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