UPDATED: Check out the Best Television Dramas of 2020!
Here’s a look at the best current television dramas that have aired or are currently airing new episodes in 2019. Not only are there lots of new drama TV shows premiering in 2019 but many favorite drama series are returning. They all bring the feels, but what are the best new and returning drama TV shows in 2019?
As a television genre, drama is all-encompassing. There are heavy dramatic fantasies like Game of Thrones or action dramas such as The Walking Dead and Outlander. Other dramas are more about tension and emotion, such as Riverdale, The Handmaid's Tale, and True Detective. Some 2019 dramas like Supernatural have been going on for over a decade and show no signs of stopping, while others are new drama shows (The Passage) or airing their last season in 2019 (Mr. Robot).
Which drama TV shows are you going to watch in 2019? Let us know by voting thumbs up or down in the list below. Then check out the dramas airing in 2020.
- 1The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television series created by Bruce Miller,... moreElisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes
- 2The Good Doctor (ABC, 2017) is an American medical-drama television series based on the 2013... more
The Good DoctorFreddie Highmore, Antonia Thomas
- 3The Crown (Netflix, 2016) is an American-British biographical drama series created by Peter... moreClaire Foy, Matt Smith
- 4Euphoria (HBO, 2019) is an American drama television series based on the Israeli series. A... moreZendaya, Storm Reid
- 5Vikings (History, 2013) is a historical drama television series created by Michael Hirst. A... moreTravis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick
- 6How to Get Away with Murder (ABC, 2014) is an American legal thriller television series... moreViola Davis, Billy Brown
- 7The Blacklist (NBC, 2013) is an American crime thriller television series created by Jon... moreJames Spader, Megan Boone
- 8When They See Us (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television miniseries created by Ava... moreJharrel Jerome, Jovan Adepo
- 9Riverdale (The CW, 2017) is an American teen drama television series developed by Roberto... moreKJ Apa, Lili Reinhart
- 10Ozark (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime drama series created by Bill Dubuque. Financial... moreJason Bateman, Laura Linney
- 11The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve... moreEllen Page, Tom Hopper
- 12Criminal Minds (CBS, 2005) is an American police-procedural television program. The series... moreShemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler
- 13The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series... moreAndrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal
- 14Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC, 1999) is an American police procedural, legal, crime... moreMariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni
- 15Billions (Showtime, 2016) is an American television drama series created by Brian Koppelman,... moreDamian Lewis, Paul Giamatti
- 16Shameless (Showtime, 2011) is an American comedy-drama television series developed by John... moreEmmy Rossum, William H. Macy
- 17Sex Education (Netflix, 2019) is an British comedy-drama web television series created by... moreGillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield
- 18Outlander (Starz, 2014) is a historical drama television series developed by Ronald D. Moore,... moreCaitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan
- 199-1-1 (Fox, 2018) is an American procedural drama television series created by Ryan Murphy and... more
9-1-1Angela Bassett, Connie Britton
- 20Mr. Robot (USA Network, 2015) is an American drama-thriller television series created by Sam... moreRami Malek, Carly Chaikin
- 21Emergence (ABC, 2019) is an American mystery-themed thriller drama television series created... moreAlexa Skye Swinton, Allison Tolman
- 22Prodigal Son (Fox, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Chris Fedak and Sam... moreTom Payne, Lou Diamond Phillips
- 23Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural television series... moreKiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair
- 24Barry (HBO, 2018) is an American television comedy series created by Bill Hader and Alec Berg.... more
BarryBill Hader, Stephen Root
- 25Chicago Fire is an American television drama series that airs on NBC and was created by... moreJesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney