Entertainment 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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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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Vikings is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 4 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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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Mom is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Last Man Standing is listed (or ranked) 7 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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September 12

Season 8

American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, ...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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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 10 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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The Orville is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
December 30

Season 2

The Orville (Fox, 2017) is a science fiction comedy-drama series created by Seth MacFarlane. Ed Mercer (MacFarlane) is captain of the U.S.S. Orville (ECV-197), a mid-level exploration starship ...more

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October 26

Season 2

Midnight, Texas (NBC, 2017) is an American supernatural drama television series developed by Monica Owusu-Breen, based on the book series by Charlaine Harris. On the run from his past, young ...more

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Atypical is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
Rob Burchfield added 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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Young Sheldon is listed (or ranked) 14 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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SEAL Team is listed (or ranked) 15 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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September 25

Season 2

The Gifted (Fox, 2017) is an American superhero TV series based on Marvel Comics's X-Men properties. Two ordinary parents (Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker) take their family on the run from the ...more

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Van Helsing is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
Rob Burchfield added 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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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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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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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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Gotham is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
Rob Burchfield added 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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Channel Zero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
Rob Burchfield added 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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Splitting Up Together is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
Rob Burchfield added 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) 24 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) 25 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 — their ...more

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Blue Bloods is listed (or ranked) 26 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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Castlevania is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
Rob Burchfield added Castlevania (Netflix, 2017) is an American adult animated web television series based on the 1989 video game Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse by Konami. The series follows Trevor Belmont ...more

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The Curse of Oak Island is listed (or ranked) 28 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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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
October 7

Season 9

The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series developed by Frank Darabont, based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie ...more

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Monday Night Football is listed (or ranked) 30 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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Shark Tank is listed (or ranked) 31 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) 32 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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NCIS: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 33 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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NCIS is listed (or ranked) 34 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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Big Brother is listed (or ranked) 35 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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Z Nation is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
Rob Burchfield added 2014 Z Nation (Syfy, 2014) is an American action/horror/comedy-drama/post-apocalyptic television series created by Karl Schaefer and Craig Engler. Three years after the zombie virus has gutted the ...more

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The Great British Bake Off is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
Rob Burchfield added 2010 The fourth series of The Great British Bake Off began airing on 20 August 2013. Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins again presented the show and Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood returned as judges. As ...more

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NCIS: New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 38 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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QI is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
Rob Burchfield added 2003

Swptember 10

QI is a British comedy panel game television quiz show created and co-produced by John Lloyd, hosted by Stephen Fry, and featuring permanent panellist Alan Davies. Most of the questions are ...more

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Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 40 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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Hell's Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 41 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 Voice is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
Rob Burchfield added 2011 The Voice is an American reality television singing competition broadcast on NBC. Based on the original The Voice of Holland, the concept of the series is to find new singing talent contested by ...more

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The Great Canadian Baking Show is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
Rob Burchfield added The Great Canadian Baking Show

A group of amateur Canadian bakers are convened for a baking competition. There is a theme to each week's competition.

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College Football Live is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
Rob Burchfield added College Football Live 2007 College Football Live is a show that airs weekdays on ESPN or ESPN2, and ESPNU. Its premiere was on Monday, July 23, 2007. Rece Davis is the lead host, but it also features ESPN college football ...more

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Inside the NFL is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
Rob Burchfield added 1977 HBO Sports is home to some of television's finest award-winning sports coverage. Download the hosts of Inside the NFL's weekly Fantasy Football picks and learn about the most intriguing stories ...more

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September 24

Season 2

The Good Doctor (ABC, 2017) is an American medical-drama television series based on the 2013 South Korean series of the same name. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) is a young pediatric surgeon ...more

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Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
Rob Burchfield added Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet 2014

Dr. Oakley is the only vet in her area of the Yukon. She treats domestic pets, endangered wildlife, farm animals--basically anything that walks on fours, crawls, flies. All of that- plus she's a wife and a mom of three girls.

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The X Factor is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
Rob Burchfield added The X Factor is a British television music competition to find new singing talent, contested by aspiring singers drawn from public auditions. Created by Simon Cowell, the show began in 2004 and ...more

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The Resident is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
September 24

Season 2

The Resident (Fox, 2017) is an American medical drama television series created by Amy Holden Jones, Hayley Schore, and Roshan Sethi. Idealistic young Dr. Devon Pravesh (Manish Dayal) begins his ...more

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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
October 3

Season 14

Criminal Minds is an American police-procedural television program that premiered September 22, 2005, on CBS. The series follows a team of profilers from the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit based ...more