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The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years

Updated May 7, 2021 84.0k votes 13.0k voters 164.6k views258 items

List RulesOnly shows that premiered on or after January 1, 2017

With so many great TV series currently airing, we narrowed down the best TV shows since 2017. Our list of the highest rated shows of the past three years is ranked by viewers from everywhere, so make sure you vote up the best new series on television. What is the best new TV show? 

Featuring new HBO shows, Hulu originals, critically acclaimed miniseries, and more, the best recent TV shows include Big Little Lies, The Mandalorian, The Handmaid's Tale, Ozark, The Haunting of Hill House, Mindhunter, and The Witcher. Netflix's Marvel series are easily considered to be some of the most bingeworthy shows today, while HBO's spinoff Watchmen is commonly known as the show to watch now. From comedies to dramas and horror to sci-fi, this list of great TV shows of the past three years has something for everyone. 

Vote up the best new TV shows and feel free to add any new series missing from the list. 

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    The Mandalorian

    Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano
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    The Boys

    Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue
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    Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany
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  • 4


    Jason Bateman, Laura Linney
    Ozark (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime drama series created by Bill Dubuque. Financial...  more

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  • 5


    Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård
    Chernobyl (HBO, 2019) is an American-British historical drama television miniseries created by...  more

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  • 6

    The Witcher

    Henry Cavill, Freya Allan
    The Witcher (Netflix, 2019) is a fantasy action-adventure series based on the series of short...  more

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  • 7

    The Handmaid's Tale

    Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes
    The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television series created by Bruce Miller,...  more

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  • 8

    The Umbrella Academy

    Elliot Page, Tom Hopper
    The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve...  more

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  • 9

    The Haunting

    Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino
    The Haunting (Netflix, 2018) is an American television anthology series created by Mike...  more

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  • 10

    Cobra Kai

    Ralph Macchio, William Zabka
    Cobra Kai (YouTube Red, 2018) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by...  more

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  • 11

    The Queen's Gambit

    Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Camp
    The Queen's Gambit (Netflix, 2020) is an American drama miniseries based on the 1983 novel by...  more

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  • 12


    Bill Hader, Stephen Root
    Barry (HBO, 2018) is an American crime comedy drama series created by Bill Hader and Alec...  more


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  • 13


    Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail
    You (Lifetime, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Greg Berlanti and Sera...  more

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  • 14

    Russian Doll

    Natasha Lyonne, Greta Lee
    Russian Doll (Netflix, 2019) is an American comedy web television series created by Natasha...  more

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  • 15

    Big Little Lies

    Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman
    Big Little Lies (HBO, 2017) is an American dramatic miniseries created by David E. Kelley,...  more

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  • 16

    What We Do in the Shadows

    Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry
    What We Do in the Shadows (FX, 2019) is an American comedy television series based on the 2014...  more

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  • 17


    Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci
    Dark (Netflix, 2017) is a German science fiction thriller web television series created by...  more

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  • 18

    The Sinner

    Jessica Biel, Christopher Abbott
    The Sinner (USA, 2017) is an American anthology drama TV series developed by Derek Simonds,...  more

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  • 19

    Altered Carbon

    Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry
    Altered Carbon is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis,...  more

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  • 20

    Dead to Me

    Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini
    Dead to Me (Netflix, 2019) is an American dark comedy web television series created by Liz...  more

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  • 21

    The Orville

    Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki
    The Orville (Fox, 2017) is a science fiction comedy-drama series created by Seth MacFarlane....  more

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  • 22

    Santa Clarita Diet

    Timothy Olyphant, Drew Barrymore
    Santa Clarita Diet (Netfklix, 2017) is an American comedy series created by Victor Fresco....  more

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  • 23

    Ted Lasso

    Jason Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt
    Ted Lasso (Apple TV+, 2020) is an American sports comedy television series created by Bill...  more

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  • 24

    The End of the F***ing World

    Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden
    The End of the F***ing World (Netflix, 2018) is an eight-part British absurdist dark...  more

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  • 25

    The Outsider

    Ben Mendelsohn, Cynthia Erivo
    The Outsider (HBO, 2020) is an American miniseries based on the novel of the same name by...  more

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