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The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018

Updated August 4, 2020 15.5k votes 346 voters 2.7k 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.

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  • 1
    Last Man Standing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
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    Last Man Standing

    September 28

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

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Season 7

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  • 2
    Blue Bloods is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
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    Blue Bloods

    September 28

    ActorsDonnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes

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

    Season 9

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  • 3
    Atypical is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
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    Atypical

    2017

    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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 4
    Vikings is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
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    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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 5
    Black Lightning is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
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    Black Lightning

    October 9

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

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Action

    Season 2

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  • 6
    Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
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    ActorsChristopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi, Jodie Whittaker

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Adventure, Drama

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  • 7
    Runaways is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
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    Runaways

    December 21

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

    Season 2

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  • 8
    Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
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    Supernatural

    October 11

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

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

    Season 14

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  • 9
    NCIS is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
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    27

    NCIS

    2003

    ActorsMark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

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

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  • 10
    Van Helsing is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
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    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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 11
    Shark Tank is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
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    ActorsKevin O'Leary, Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec, Lori Greiner

    Genres (Tv)Game show, Reality television

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  • 12
    The Amazing Race is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018

    ActorsPhil Keoghan

    Genres (Tv)Reality television

    The Amazing Race (CBS, 2001) is a reality competition tv show created by Elise Doganieri and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 13
    The Good Doctor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
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    The Good Doctor

    September 24

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

    Genres (Tv)Medical, Drama

    Season 2

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  • 14
    Law & Order: Special Victims U is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018

    ActorsMariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

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

    Season 20

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  • 15
    9-1-1 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
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    9-1-1

    September 23

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

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Season 2

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  • 16
    The Resident is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
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    The Resident

    September 24

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

    Genres (Tv)Medical drama

    Season 2

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  • 17
    The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
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    ActorsJohnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Season 12 (final season)

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  • 18
    Gotham is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
    59
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    Survivor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
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    ActorsJeff Probst, Rob Mariano, Rupert Boneham

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    NCIS: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018

    ActorsChris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa

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

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  • 21
    The Gifted is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
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    The Gifted

    September 25

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

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

    Season 2

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    Young Sheldon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
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    Young Sheldon

    September 24

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

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Season 2

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  • 23
    The Orville is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
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    The Orville

    December 30

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

    Genres (Tv)Comedy-drama, Science fiction

    Season 2

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  • 24
    Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
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    Supergirl

    October 14

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

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

    Season 4

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    Splitting Up Together is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Shows Returning Fall 2018
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    Splitting Up Together

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