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The Best 2019 TV Shows Starring Movie Stars

Updated January 31, 2020 2.0k votes 172 voters 5.0k 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 Blinders1
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    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
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  • Stranger Things2
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    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
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  • Altered Carbon3
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    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
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  • Taboo4
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    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
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  • The Witcher5
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    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
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  • Santa Clarita Diet6
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    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
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  • Shameless7
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    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
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  • The Umbrella Academy8
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    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
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  • The Crown9
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    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
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  • Big Little Lies10
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    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
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  • Miracle Workers11
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    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
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  • Barry12
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    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
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  • True Detective13
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    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
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  • Turn Up Charlie14
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    Turn Up Charlie

    Movie Star: Idris Elba (Thor, The Dark Tower)

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Turn Up Charlie (Netflix, 2019) is an American comedy television series created by Idris Elba...  more
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  • The Widow15
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    The Widow

    Movie Star: Kate Beckinsale (Pearl Harbor, Underworld)

    Genres (Tv)Thriller

    The Widow (ITV/Amazon Video, 2019) is a joint American and UK thriller television series....  more
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  • Bless This Mess16
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    Bless This Mess

    Movie Star: Lake Bell (No Strings Attached, In a World...)

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Bless This Mess (ABC, 2019) is an American sitcom comedy television series. Newlyweds Rio...  more
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  • Ripley's Believe It or Not!17
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    Ripley's Believe It or Not!

    Movie Star: Bruce Campbell (The Evil Dead, Army of Darkness

    Genres (Tv)Documentary, Pseudoarchaeology

    Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Travel Channel, 2019) is a documentary and pseudoarchaeology TV...  more
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  • L.A.'s Finest18
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    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
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  • I Am the Night19
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    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
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  • Billions20
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    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
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  • Years and Years21
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    Years and Years

    Movie Star: Emma Thompson (Late Night, Love Actually

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Years and Years (BBC One/HBO, 2019) is a British television drama series created and written...  more
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  • Living With Yourself22
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    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
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  • The Righteous Gemstones23
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    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
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  • Homecoming24
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    Homecoming

    Movie Star: Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman, Erin Brockovich)

    Genres (Tv)Psychological thriller

    Homecoming (Amazon Video, 2018) is a psychological thriller web television series created by...  more
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  • Catch-2225
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    Catch-22

    Movie Star: George Clooney (Hail, Caesar!

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Catch-22 (Hulu, 2019) is an American-Italian drama miniseries, based on the novel of the same...  more
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