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The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018

Updated August 4, 2020 15.5k votes 346 voters 2.8k views94 items

List RulesOnly 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.

  • Last Man Standing1

    Last Man Standing

    September 28

    ActorsTim Allen, Nancy Travis, Alexandra Krosney, Molly Ephraim, Kaitlyn Dever

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Season 7

    Last Man Standing (Fox, 2011) is an American television sitcom created by Jack Burditt. The...  more
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  • Blue Bloods2

    Blue Bloods

    September 28

    ActorsDonnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes

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

    Season 9

    Blue Bloods is an American police procedural drama series shown on CBS in the United States...  more
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  • Atypical3



    ActorsJennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Amy Okuda, Michael Rapaport

    Genres (Tv)Teen, Comedy-drama

    Atypical (Netflix, 2017) is a coming-of-age dark comedy television series created and written...  more
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  • Vikings4

    ActorsTravis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen, Jessalyn Gilsig, Gustaf Skarsgård

    Genres (Tv)Historical drama, Action-adventure

    Vikings (History, 2013) is a historical drama television series created by Michael Hirst. A...  more
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  • Black Lightning5

    Black Lightning

    October 9

    ActorsCress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, James Remar

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Action

    Season 2

    Black Lightning (The CW, 2018) is an American superhero drama based on the DC comics character...  more
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  • Doctor Who6

    ActorsChristopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi, Jodie Whittaker

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Adventure, Drama

    Doctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman,...  more
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  • Runaways7


    December 21

    ActorsRhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner, Ariela Barer, Gregg Sulkin

    Genres (Tv)Adventure, Superhero, Teen drama

    Season 2

    Marvel's Runaways (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television series created by Josh Schwartz...  more
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  • Supernatural8


    October 11

    ActorsJared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy, Lauren Cohan, Misha Collins

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

    Season 14

    Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric...  more
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  • NCIS9



    ActorsMark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

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

    NCIS is an American police procedural drama television series, revolving around a fictional...  more
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  • Van Helsing10

    ActorsKelly 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...  more
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  • Shark Tank11

    ActorsKevin O'Leary, Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec, Lori Greiner

    Genres (Tv)Game show, Reality television

    Shark Tank (ABC, 2009) is an American reality television series created by Mark Burnett, and...  more
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  • The Amazing Race12

    ActorsPhil Keoghan

    Genres (Tv)Reality television

    The Amazing Race (CBS, 2001) is a reality competition tv show created by Elise Doganieri and...  more
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  • The Good Doctor13

    The Good Doctor

    September 24

    ActorsFreddie Highmore, Antonia Thomas, Nicholas Gonzalez, Chuku Modu, Beau Garrett

    Genres (Tv)Medical, Drama

    Season 2

    The Good Doctor (ABC, 2017) is an American medical-drama television series based on the 2013...  more
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  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit14

    ActorsMariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

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

    Season 20

    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC, 1999) is an American police procedural, legal, crime...  more
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  • 9-1-115


    September 23

    ActorsAngela Bassett, Connie Britton, Peter Krause, Oliver Stark, Aisha Hinds

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Season 2

    9-1-1 (Fox, 2018) is an American procedural drama television series created by Ryan Murphy and...  more
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  • The Resident16

    The Resident

    September 24

    ActorsMatt Czuchry, Manish Dayal, Bruce Greenwood, Emily VanCamp, Shaunette Wilson

    Genres (Tv)Medical drama

    Season 2

    The Resident (Fox, 2017) is an American medical drama television series created by Amy Holden...  more
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  • The Big Bang Theory17

    ActorsJohnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Season 12 (final season)

    The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 2007) is an American television sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and...  more
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  • Gotham18



    ActorsBen McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz, Zabryna Guevara, Sean Pertwee

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Action, Police procedural

    Gotham (Fox, 2014) is an American drama television series developed by Bruno Heller, based on...  more
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  • Survivor19

    ActorsJeff Probst

    Genres (Tv)Reality Competition, Gameshow

    Survivor is a reality game show produced in many countries throughout the world. In the show,...  more
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  • NCIS: Los Angeles20

    ActorsChris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa

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

    NCIS: Los Angeles is an American television series combining elements of the military drama...  more
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  • The Gifted21

    The Gifted

    September 25

    ActorsStephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Coby Bell

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

    Season 2

    The Gifted (Fox, 2017) is an American superhero TV series based on Marvel Comics's X-Men...  more
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  • Young Sheldon22

    Young Sheldon

    September 24

    ActorsIain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Raegan Revord, Montana Jordan

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Season 2

    Young Sheldon (CBS, 2017) is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, a...  more
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  • The Orville23

    The Orville

    December 30

    ActorsSeth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Scott Grimes, Penny Johnson Jerald, Peter Macon

    Genres (Tv)Comedy-drama, Science fiction

    Season 2

    The Orville (Fox, 2017) is a science fiction comedy-drama series created by Seth MacFarlane....  more
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  • Supergirl24


    October 14

    ActorsMelissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, Jeremy Jordan, David Harewood

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

    Season 4

    Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed...  more
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  • Splitting Up Together25

    Splitting Up Together


    ActorsJenna Fischer, Oliver Hudson, Bobby Lee, Diane Farr, Lindsay Price

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Splitting Up Together (ABC, 2018) is an American sitcom developed by Emily Kapnek, based on...  more
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