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The Best 2019 TV Shows Starring Movie Stars

Updated January 31, 2020 1.9k votes 171 voters 4.9k views45 items

List RulesVote up the best scripted, non-reality, shows on television in 2019 that star movie stars.

UPDATED: Check out the best shows starring movie stars in 2020!

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
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    26

    Peaky Blinders

    Movie Star: Cillian Murphy (28 Days Later, Batman Begins)

    Genres (Tv)Action, Drama, Period Drama

    Peaky Blinders (BBC Two, 2013) is a British television action drama created by Steven Knight,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 2
    Stranger Things
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    48

    Stranger Things

    Movie Star: Winona Ryder (Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands)

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Horror, Supernatural, Period drama

    Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 3
    Taboo
    40
    21

    Taboo

    Movie Star: Tom Hardy (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises)

    Genres (Tv)Period drama

    Taboo (FX, 2017) is a British television drama series created by Tom Hardy, Edward "Chips"... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 4
    The Witcher
    30
    12

    The Witcher

    Movie Star: Henry Cavill (The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Mission: Impossible – Fallout

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Drama

    The Witcher (Netflix, 2019) is a fantasy action-adventure series based on the series of short... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 5
    Santa Clarita Diet
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    41

    Santa Clarita Diet

    Movie Star: Drew Barrymore (Never Been Kissed, 50 First Dates)

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Santa Clarita Diet (Netfklix, 2017) is an American comedy series created by Victor Fresco.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 6
    Shameless
    43
    35

    Shameless

    Movie Star: William H. Macy (Fargo, Wild Hogs)

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama

    Shameless (Showtime, 2011) is an American comedy-drama television series developed by John... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 7
    The Umbrella Academy
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    48

    The Umbrella Academy

    Movie Star: Ellen Page (Juno, Inception)

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Action

    The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    The Crown
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    34

    The Crown

    Movie Star: Claire Foy (First Man, The Girl in the Spider's Web)

    Genres (Tv)Historical drama

    The Crown (Netflix, 2016) is an American-British biographical drama series created by Peter... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 9
    Miracle Workers
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    26

    Miracle Workers

    Movie Star: Steve Buscemi (Reservoir Dogs, Fargo)

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Miracle Workers (TBS, 2019) is an American comedy television series created by Simon Rich, and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    Big Little Lies
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    50

    Big Little Lies

    Movie Star: Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada, The Post)

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Big Little Lies (HBO, 2017) is an American dramatic miniseries created by David E. Kelley,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 11
    Barry
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    29

    Barry

    Movie Star: Bill Hader (Superbad, Trainwreck)

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Barry (HBO, 2018) is an American television comedy series created by Bill Hader and Alec Berg.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    True Detective
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    31

    True Detective

    Movie Star: Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Green Book)

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Drama

    True Detective (HBO, 2014) is an American anthology drama television series created by Nic... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    Altered Carbon
    23
    25

    Altered Carbon

    Movie Star: Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop, Suicide Squad)

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Mystery, Action

    Altered Carbon is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    I Am the Night
    20
    23

    I Am the Night

    Movie Star: Chris Pine (Star Trek, Wonder Woman)

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Mystery

    I Am the Night (TNT, 2019) is an American limited television series created by Sam Sheridan.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 15
    L.A.'s Finest
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    20

    L.A.'s Finest

    Movie Star: Jessica Alba (Fantastic Four, Sin City)

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Police procedural

    L.A.'s Finest (Spectrum, 2019 )is an American drama television series based on the Bad Boys... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 16
    Billions
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    24

    Billions

    Movie Star: Paul Giamatti (Sideways, Saving Mr. Banks)

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Billions (Showtime, 2016) is an American television drama series created by Brian Koppelman,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 17
    Living With Yourself
    10
    10

    Living With Yourself

    Movie Star: Paul Rudd (Clueless, Ant-Man)

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Science Fiction

    Living With Yourself (Netflix, 2019) is an American comedy television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 18
    The Righteous Gemstones
    15
    18

    The Righteous Gemstones

    John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane, O Brother Where Art Thou?

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    The Righteous Gemstones (HBO, 2019) is an American comedy television series created by Danny... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 19
    Carnival Row
    12
    16

    Carnival Row

    Movie Star: Orlando Bloom (Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, Pirates of the Caribbean franchise)

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Neo-noir

    Carnival Row (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American neo-noir fantasy web television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 20
    Doom Patrol
    25
    35

    Doom Patrol

    Movie Star: Brendan Fraser (The Mummy, George of the Jungle)

    Genres (Tv)Action, Adventure, Comedy-drama, Mystery, Science fiction

    Doom Patrol (DC Universe, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series based on... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 21
    The Alienist
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    34

    The Alienist

    Movie Star: Dakota Fanning (Man on Fire, War of the Worlds)

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Drama

    The Alienist (TNT, 2018) is an American television period drama event series created by Cary... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 22
    The Sinner
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    28

    The Sinner

    Movie Star: Jessica Biel (Blade: Trinity, The Illusionist)

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Anthology

    The Sinner (USA, 2017) is an American anthology drama TV series developed by Derek Simonds,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    Collateral
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    20

    Collateral

    Movie Star: Carey Mulligan (Drive, The Great Gatsby)

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Thriller, Mystery

    Collateral (BBC Two, 2018) is a four-part British television drama serial created by David... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 24
    Perfect Harmony
    10
    15

    Perfect Harmony

    Movie Star: Bradley Whitford (Get Out, Saving Mr. Banks)

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Perfect Harmony (NBC, 2019) is an American comedy television series. Former Princeton music... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 25
    On Becoming a God in Central Florida
    9
    15

    On Becoming a God in Central Florida

    Movie Star: Kirsten Dunst (Midnight Special, Melancholia)

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Dark comedy

    On Becoming a God in Central Florida (Showtime, 2019) is an American dark comedy television... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button