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The Best 2019 TV Shows Starring Movie Stars  

Molly Gander
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List Rules Vote up the best scripted, non-reality, shows on television in 2019 that star movie stars.

The lines between movie stars and television stars are blurrier than ever before. Decades ago, actors would start out on TV and gradually work their way up to starring in movies. After the start of the golden age of television, numerous movie stars flocked to television series to be part of a premier movement. There are numerous TV shows starring movie stars, and chances are good you have seen at least a couple of them over the years.

Julia Roberts is one of the biggest actresses in the world, but she recently made the jump to the small screen with an incredible performance in Homecoming. Steve Buscemi has starred in many classic films, and in 2019, he portrayed God in the series The Miracle Workers on TBS. This is only the tip of the star-studded iceberg. Regardless of whether you still tune in to cable shows or only watch Netflix original series, you are bound to watch a series starring your favorite movie actor. 

The following list contains TV shows that will air new episodes in 2019. All of them star at least one famous movie actor. Vote on your favorites to let everyone know what they should be watching this upcoming year. 

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Peaky Blinders is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2019 TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Movie Star: Cillian Murphy (28 Days Later, Batman Begins)
Peaky Blinders (BBC Two, 2013) is a British television action drama created by Steven Knight, based upon the exploits of the historical gang. In 1919 Birmingham, England, leader Tommy Shelby ...more
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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2019 TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Movie Star: Winona Ryder (Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands)
Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series created by The Duffer Brothers. When a young boy (Noah Schnapp) disappears, his mother (Winona Ryder), ...more
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The Witcher is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2019 TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Movie Star: Henry Cavill (The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Man Of Steel)
The Witcher (Netflix, 2019) is a fantasy action-adventure series based on the series of short stories and novels by Andrzej Sapkowski. Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), a solitary monster hunter, ...more
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Taboo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2019 TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Movie Star: Tom Hardy (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises)
Taboo (FX, 2017) is a British television drama series created by Tom Hardy, Edward "Chips" Hardy, and Steven Knight. James Delaney (Tom Hardy) returns to England after twelve years in ...more
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The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2019 TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Movie Star: Ellen Page (Juno, Inception)
The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve Blackman, based on the comic book series by Gerard Way. A disbanded group of superheroes reunite after ...more
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Santa Clarita Diet is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2019 TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Movie Star: Drew Barrymore (Never Been Kissed, 50 First Dates)
Santa Clarita Diet (2017) Netflix original comedy series created by Victor Fresco. Married couple Sheila and Joel (Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant) are real estate agents in Santa Clarita, ...more
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Shameless is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2019 TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Movie Star: William H. Macy (Fargo, Wild Hogs)
Shameless is an American television comedy-drama which airs on Showtime. This remake of the award-winning British series is set in Chicago's Canaryville neighborhood on the South Side, although ...more
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The Crown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2019 TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Movie Star: Claire Foy (First Man, The Girl in the Spider's Web)
The Crown (Netflix, 2016) is an American-British biographical drama series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. The series begins with the 1947 wedding of young Elizabeth ...more
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Miracle Workers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2019 TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Movie Star: Steve Buscemi (Reservoir Dogs, Fargo)
Miracle Workers (TBS, 2019) is an American comedy television series, based on the novel What in God's Name by Simon Rich. The show follows Craig (Daniel Radcliffe), a low-level angel responsible ...more
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Barry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2019 TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Barry Movie Star: Bill Hader (Superbad, Trainwreck)
Barry (HBO, 2018) is an American television comedy series created by Bill Hader and Alec Berg. An ex-marine (Bill Hader) who is working as a low-rent hitman moves to Los Angeles and joins an ...more
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True Detective is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2019 TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Movie Star: Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Green Book)
True Detective (HBO, 2014) is an American anthology drama television series created by Nic Pizzolatto. Each season focuses on detectives investigating violent offences.
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Big Little Lies is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2019 TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Movie Star: Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada, The Post)
Big Little Lies (HBO, 2017) is an American dramatic miniseries created by David E. Kelley, based on the novel by Liane Moriarty. While Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) and Celeste (Nicole Kidman) ...more
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Altered Carbon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2019 TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Movie Star: Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop, Suicide Squad)
Altered Carbon is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis, based on the novel by Richard K. Morgan. In a future where human minds are digitized and downloaded ...more
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I Am the Night is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2019 TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Movie Star: Chris Pine (Star Trek, Wonder Woman)
I Am the Night (TNT, 2019) is a six-episode limited television series directed by Patty Jenkins, Victoria Mahoney, and Carl Franklin. Given away as an infant by her teenage mother to a black ...more
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Living With Yourself is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2019 TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Movie Star: Paul Rudd (Clueless, Ant-Man)
Living With Yourself (Netflix, 2019) is an American comedy television series created by Timothy Greenberg. George Elliot (Paul Rudd) is burned out and undergoes an experimental treatment to ...more
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The Righteous Gemstones ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2019 TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Argo)
The Righteous Gemstones (HBO, 2019) is an American comedy television series created by Danny McBride. A world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable ...more
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Years and Years is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2019 TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Movie Star: Emma Thompson (Late Night, Love Actually, Saving Mr. Banks)
Years and Years (BBC One/HBO, 2019) is a British television drama series created and written by Russell T Davies. Vivienne Rook (Emma Thompson) is an outspoken celebrity-turned-political figure ...more
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Doom Patrol is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2019 TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Movie Star: Brendan Fraser (The Mummy, George of the Jungle)
Doom Patrol (DC Universe, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series based on the DC Comics superhero team. Led by Dr. Niles Caulder (Timothy Dalton), the Doom Patrol – ...more
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The Alienist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2019 TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Movie Star: Dakota Fanning (Man on Fire, War of the Worlds)
The Alienist (TNT, 2018) is an American television period drama event series created by Cary Fukunaga, based on the novel by Caleb Carr. Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Bruhl) and newspaper ...more
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Carnival Row is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2019 TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Movie Star: Orlando Bloom (Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, Pirates of the Caribbean franchise)
Carnival Row (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American neo-noir fantasy web television series created by René Echevarria and Travis Beacham. As a serial killer preys on mystical creatures in a ...more
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Ripley's Believe It or N... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2019 TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Movie Star: Bruce Campbell (The Evil Dead, Army of Darkness, Bubba Ho-Tep)
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Travel Channel, 2019) is a documentary and pseudoarchaeology TV program based on the newspaper feature of the same name. The original series aired in 1949 and has ...more
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On Becoming a God in Cen... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2019 TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Movie Star: Kirsten Dunst (Midnight Special, Melancholia)
On Becoming a God in Central Florida (Showtime, 2019) is an American dark comedy television series. Krystal Gill (Kirsten Dunst) is a minimum-wage-earning water park employee who schemes her way ...more
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The Sinner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2019 TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Movie Star: Jessica Biel (Blade: Trinity, The Illusionist)
The Sinner (USA, 2017) is an American anthology drama TV series based on the novel of the same name by Petra Hammesfahr. The series' first season follows the events that happen after a young ...more
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Billions is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2019 TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Movie Star: Paul Giamatti (Sideways, Saving Mr. Banks)
Billions (Showtime, 2016) is loosely based on the activities of crusading federal prosecutor Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Bobby "Axe" Axelrod ...more
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L.A.'s Finest is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2019 TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Movie Star: Jessica Alba (Fantastic Four, Sin City)
L.A.'s Finest (Spectrum, 2019 )is an American drama television series based on the Bad Boys film series. DEA Agent Syd Burnett (Gabrielle Union) joins the LAPD and is paired with new partner ...more