What to Watch The Best 2019 TV Shows Starring Movie Stars  

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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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Santa Clarita Diet is listed (or ranked) 1 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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The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 2 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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The Alienist is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Big Little Lies is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Doom Patrol is listed (or ranked) 6 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 Sinner is listed (or ranked) 7 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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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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I Am the Night is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Shameless is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Life in Pieces is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2019 TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Movie Star: Colin Hanks (Orange County, King Kong)
Life in Pieces (CBS, 2015) is an American sitcom television series created by Justin Adler. The series chronicles the lives of three generations of the Short family as they go about their daily ...more

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Miracle Workers is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Jane the Virgin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2019 TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Movie Star: Gina Rodriguez (Annihilation, Miss Bala)
Jane the Virgin (The CW, 2014) is an American satirical romantic comedy-drama telenovela developed by Jennie Snyder Urman. A working, religious young Latina virgin (Gina Rodriguez) becomes ...more

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True Detective is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Peaky Blinders is listed (or ranked) 15 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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L.A.'s Finest is listed (or ranked) 16 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

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Barry is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2019 TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
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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Altered Carbon is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Taboo is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Turn Up Charlie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2019 TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Movie Star: Idris Elba (Thor, The Dark Tower)
Turn Up Charlie (Netflix, 2019) is an American comedy television series created by Idris Elba and Gary Reich. Charlie (Idris Elba) is a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor, given a final chance ...more

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Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2019 TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Movie Star: Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman, Erin Brockovich)
Homecoming (Amazon Video, 2018) is a psychological thriller web television series created by Sam Esmail, based on the podcast. Years later after she left her job as a caseworker at a facility ...more

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The Widow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2019 TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Movie Star: Kate Beckinsale (Pearl Harbor, Underworld)
The Widow (ITV/Amazon Video, 2019) is a joint American and UK thriller television series. Georgia Wells (Kate Beckinsale) is lead to the Congo on her search to uncover the mysterious ...more

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Billions is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Collateral is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2019 TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Movie Star: Carey Mulligan (Drive, The Great Gatsby)
Collateral (BBC Two, 2018) is a four-part British television drama serial created by David Hare. While investigating the seemingly random murder of a pizza delivery man in London, a detective ...more

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Bless This Mess is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2019 TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Movie Star: Lake Bell (No Strings Attached, In a World...)
Bless This Mess (ABC, 2019) is an American sitcom comedy television series. Newlyweds Rio (Lake Bell) and Mike (Dax Shepard) make the decision to change the course of their life together and ...more