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

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List Rules Only shows that premiered on or after January 1, 2015

With so many great TV series currently airing, we narrowed down the best TV shows since 2015. 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 Westworld, Stranger Things, The Handmaid's Tale, Better Call Saul, Mr. Robot, American Crime Story, and Atlanta. Netflix's Marvel series are easily considered to be some of the most bingeworthy shows today, while Showtime's revival Twin Peaks is commonly known as the show to watch now in 2019. 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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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard

Premiered: 2016

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

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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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright

Premiered: 2016

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Drama, Western

Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and based on the 1973 film. In a technologically advanced Wild ...more
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Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Drama, Comedy

Better Call Saul (AMC, 2015) is an American television drama series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, and a spinoff prequel of Breaking Bad. The trials and tribulations of lawyer, Jimmy ...more
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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Police procedural, Comedy-drama, Mystery, Crime, Horror, + more

Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series developed by Tom Kapinos. The series revolves around Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis), the Devil, who ...more
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Ozark is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz

Premiered: 2017

Genres (Tv): Crime drama, Thriller

Ozark (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime drama series created by Bill Dubuque. Financial planner Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) must suddenly relocate his family (Laura Linney) from Chicago to a ...more
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Narcos is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Crime drama, Biographical

Narcos (Netflix, 2015) is an American drama web-television series created by Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard, and Doug Miro. A chronicled look at the exploits of Colombian drug kingpin Pablo ...more
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Mr. Robot is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Drama, Techno thriller, Psychological thriller

Mr. Robot (USA Network, 2015) is an American drama-thriller television series created by Sam Esmail. Elliot (Rami Malek), a cybersecurity engineer and hacker who suffers from social anxiety ...more
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The Good Place is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil

Premiered: 2016

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Fantasy comedy

The Good Place (NBC, 2016) is an American fantasy-comedy television series created by Michael Schur. Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) and three other individuals (William Jackson Harper, ...more
9
Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Science Fiction, Action

Daredevil (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Drew Goddard, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Blind lawyer Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) ...more
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The Crown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby

Premiered: 2016

Genres (Tv): Historical drama

The Crown (Netflix, 2016) is an American-British biographical drama series created by Peter Morgan. A young Queen Elizabeth II's (Claire Foy) political rivalries and romances guide the events ...more
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The Handmaid's Tale is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski

Premiered: 2017

Genres (Tv): Drama, Dystopian fiction

The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television series created by Bruce Miller, based on the 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood. In a dystopian future where women are brutally ...more
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This Is Us is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown

Premiered: 2016

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Family drama

This Is Us (NBC, 2016) is an American television series created by Dan Fogelman. Follows a unique ensemble, as their paths cross and their life stories intertwine, from sharing the same ...more
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Big Little Lies is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley

Genres (Tv): Comedy

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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Guardians of the Galaxy ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Will Friedle, Trevor Devall, Vanessa Marshall

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Animation, Action, Adventure

Guardians of the Galaxy (Disney XD, 2015) is an American animated television series developed by Marty Isenberg, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. The adventures of a band of space ...more
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American Crime Story is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Sterling K. Brown, Kenneth Choi, Christian Clemenson

Premiered: 2016

Genres (Tv): True crime, Drama, Anthology

American Crime Story (FX, 2016) is an American anthology television series Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, and Tom Rob Smith. Each season is presented as a self-contained miniseries, ...more
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American Gods is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Crispin Glover

Premiered: 2017

Genres (Tv): Fantasy, Drama

American Gods (Starz, 2017) is an American television series developed by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. After being released from prison, Shadow Moon (Ricky ...more
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A Series of Unfortunate ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
\\Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton

Premiered: 2017

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama

A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017, Netflix) is a black comedy-drama TV series based on the children's novel series of the same name by Lemony Snicket (author Daniel Handler). The Baudelaire ...more
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Mindhunter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv

Premiered: 2017

Genres (Tv): Crime drama, Psychological thriller

Mindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime thriller television series created by Joe Penhall, based on the true crime book by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker. FBI agents Holden Ford ...more
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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Action, Crime, Drama

Jessica Jones (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the Marvel Comics character. Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, ...more
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Preacher is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga

Genres (Tv): Drama, Black Comedy, Supernatural, Horror, Action

Preacher (AMC, 2016) is an American television series developed by Sam Catlin, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen, based on the comic book series created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. After a ...more
21
The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Mystery, Sci-Fi

The Expanse (Syfy, 2015) is an American science fiction television series developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, based on the novels by James S. A. Corey. In a future where humanity has ...more
22
The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Fantasy

The Magicians (Syfy, 2015) is an American fantasy television series created by Sera Gamble and John McNamara, based on the novel by Lev Grossman. Training to be a magician at Brakebills ...more
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Legion is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Action, Horror, Drama, Superhero

Legion (FX, 2017) is an American cable television series created by Noah Hawley, based on the Marvel Comics character. Diagnosed with schizophrenia at a young age, David Haller (Dan Stevens) ...more
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Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes

Premiered: 2017

Genres (Tv): Teen drama, Mystery

Riverdale (The CW, 2017) is an American teen drama television series developed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the characters of Archie Comics. The series follows Archie Andrews' (KJ Apa) ...more
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Santa Clarita Diet is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Timothy Olyphant, Drew Barrymore, Liv Hewson

Premiered: 2017

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Santa Clarita Diet (Netfklix, 2017) is an American comedy series created by Victor Fresco. Married couple Sheila (Drew Barrymore) and Joel (Timothy Olyphant) are real estate agents in Santa ...more