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

Updated January 22, 2021 81.8k votes 12.3k voters 157.2k views404 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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  • Castle Rock26
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    Castle Rock

    Melanie Lynskey, Andre Holland

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Anthology, Mystery, Psychological horror

    Castle Rock (Hulu, 2018) is an American psychological horror web television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Legion27
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    Legion

    Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller

    Premiered2017

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

    Legion (FX, 2017) is an American cable television series created by Noah Hawley, based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The End of the F***ing World28
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    The End of the F***ing World

    Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Comedy-drama

    The End of the F***ing World (Netflix, 2018) is an eight-part British absurdist dark... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Good Doctor29
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    The Good Doctor

    Freddie Highmore, Antonia Thomas

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Medical, Drama

    The Good Doctor (ABC, 2017) is an American medical-drama television series based on the 2013... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Outsider30
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    The Outsider

    Ben Mendelsohn, Cynthia Erivo

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Crime, Horror

    The Outsider (HBO, 2020) is an American miniseries based on the novel of the same name by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Carnival Row31
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    Carnival Row

    Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Neo-noir

    Carnival Row (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American neo-noir fantasy web television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Big Mouth32
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    Big Mouth

    Nick Kroll, John Mulaney

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Adult, Comedy

    Big Mouth (Netflix, 2017) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Nick Kroll, Andrew... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Good Girls33
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    Good Girls

    Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Dark comedy

    Good Girls (NBC, 2017) is an American crime comedy-drama series created by Jenna Bans.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Star Trek: Discovery34
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    Star Trek: Discovery

    Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Science Fiction

    Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access, 2017) is the first Star Trek series since Star Trek:... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Alienist35
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    The Alienist

    Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Drama

    The Alienist (TNT, 2018) is an American television period drama event series created by Cary... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • GLOW36
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    GLOW

    Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Comedy-drama

    GLOW (Netflix, 2017) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Liz Flahive and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Young Sheldon37
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    Young Sheldon

    Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Young Sheldon (CBS, 2017) is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Doom Patrol38
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    Doom Patrol

    April Bowlby, Diane Guerrero

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Action, Adventure, Comedy-drama, Mystery, Science fiction

    Doom Patrol (DC Universe, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series based on... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • His Dark Materials39
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    His Dark Materials

    Dafne Keen, Lin-Manuel Miranda

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Adventure, Fantasy

    His Dark Materials (HBO, 2019) is a British fantasy adventure series based on the novel series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Riverdale40
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    Riverdale

    KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Teen drama, Mystery

    Riverdale (The CW, 2017) is an American teen drama television series developed by Roberto... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Anne with an E41
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    Anne with an E

    Amybeth McNulty, Geraldine James

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Coming of age

    Anne with an E (2017, Netflix) is a Canadian television series created by Moira... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Atypical42
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    Atypical

    Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Teen, Comedy-drama

    Atypical (Netflix, 2017) is a coming-of-age dark comedy television series created and written... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Mick43
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    The Mick

    Kaitlin Olson, Sofia Black-D'Elia

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    The Mick (Fox, 2017) is an American sitcom television series created by Dave Chernin and John... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Titans44
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    Titans

    Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Action, Sci-fi, Drama, Adventure

    Titans (DC Universe, 2018) is an American web television series developed by Akiva Goldsman,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13 Reasons Why45
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    13 Reasons Why

    Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Teen drama, Mystery

    13 Reasons Why (Netflix, 2017) is an American television series based on the 2007 novel... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Order46
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    The Order

    Jake Manley, Sarah Grey

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Horror, Supernatural

    The Order (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television series created by Dennis Heaton... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Manifest47
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    Manifest

    Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Manifest (NBC, 2018) is an American drama television series created by Jeff Rake and Matthew... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Outer Banks48
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    Outer Banks

    Madison Bailey, Madelyn Cline

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Outer Banks (Netflix, 2020) is an American drama series created by created by Jonas Pate, Josh... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Deuce49
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    The Deuce

    James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    The Deuce (HBO, 2017) is an American television drama series created by George Pelecanos and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Keepers50
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    The Keepers

    Jean Hargadon Wehner, Abbie Fitzgerald Schaub

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Documentary

    The Keepers (Netflix, 2017) is a seven-episode American documentary web series. It explores... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button