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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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Grace and Frankie is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston
Grace and Frankie (Netflix, 2015) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris. Finding out that their husbands have been romantically ...more
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Preacher is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga
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
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Fresh Off the Boat is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Constance Wu, Randall Park, Hudson Yang
Fresh Off the Boat is a comedy series starring Randall Park, Constance Wu, Ian Chen, Hudson Yang, and Forrest Wheeler that is inspired by the life of chef and food personality Eddie Huang and ...more
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Santa Clarita Diet is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Timothy Olyphant, Drew Barrymore, Liv Hewson
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 Late Show with Stephen Col... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Stephen Colbert, Jonathan Batiste, Stay Human
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS, 2015) is an American late-night talk show hosted by Stephen Colbert.
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GLOW is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron
GLOW (Netflix, 2017) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch. Set in 1980s Los Angeles, Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), a struggling actress, receives an ...more
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Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes
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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Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Kyle MacLachlan, Russ Tamblyn, Sherilyn Fenn
Twin Peaks (Showtime, 2017) is a miniseries that follows FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) in a continuation of the original 1990 series, created by David Lynch.
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The Last Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Alexander Dreymon, David Dawson, Tobias Santelmann
The Last Kingdom (BBC America, 2015) is a British historical fiction television series based on Bernard Cornwell's The Saxon Stories series of novels. In 872 England, an unlikely hero (Alexander ...more
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The Last Man on Earth is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Will Forte, January Jones, Cleopatra Coleman
The Last Man on Earth is an American post-apocalyptic comedy television series created by and starring Will Forte. The series premiered on the American broadcast network Fox on March 1, 2015. ...more
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The OA is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Brit Marling, Emory Cohen, Scott Wilson
The OA (Netflix, 2016) is an American mystery drama web television series, with science fiction, supernatural and fantasy elements. Creator Brit Marling stars as a young woman named Prairie ...more
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Master of None is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Aziz Ansari, Noël Wells, Eric Wareheim
Master of None (Netflix, 2015) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang. The personal and professional life of Dev (Aziz Ansari), a 30-year-old ...more
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The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley
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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Last Week Tonight with John Ol... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Emily McCoy added John Oliver, David Kaye, Noel MacNeal
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO, 2014) is an American late-night talk and news satire television program hosted by comedian John Oliver. The half-hour-long show takes a satirical look at ...more
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Superstore is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash
Superstore (NBC, 2015) is an American single-camera sitcom television series about a group of employees working at Cloud 9, a fictional big-box store in St. Louis, Missouri. The ensemble cast ...more
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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill
DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, 2016) is an American superhero action-adventure television series spin-off from Arrow and The Flash, existing in the same fictional universe. Intending to stop ...more
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Timeless is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Ben Quinn added Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Starring Abigail Spencer Matt Lanter Malcolm Barrett
Timeless (NBC, 2016) tollows the adventures of an unusual trio—a history professor (Abigail Spencer), a scientist (Malcolm Barrett), and a soldier (Matt Lanter)—as they attempt to stop Garcia ...more
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Chicago Med is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Nick Gehlfuss, Yaya DaCosta, Torrey DeVitto
Chicago Med (NBC, 2015) is an American medical drama television series created by Dick Wolf and Matt Olmstead. Set in Chicago, the show focuses on the emergency department at Gaffney Chicago ...more
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Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, Keith Stanfield
Atlanta (FX, 2016) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Donald Glover. College dropout Earn (Donald Glover) navigates through life with his ex-girlfriend (Zazie Beetz), his ...more
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Blindspot is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown
Blindspot (NBC, 2015) is an American drama television series created by Martin Gero. When a mysterious tattooed woman (Jaimie Alexander) is found naked inside a travel bag with no recollection ...more
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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Rachel Bloom, Vincent Rodriguez III, Santino Fontana
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW, 2015) is an American romantic musical comedy-drama television series created by Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna. After bumping into her first love, a New York ...more
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Dark Matter is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Brian Kapfer added Marc Bendavid, Melissa O'Neil, Anthony Lemke
Dark Matter (Syfy, 2015) is a Canadian science fiction series created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, based on their comic book. Onboard a starship called the Raza, six people awaken in ...more
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Legion is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza
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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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar
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
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The Haunting of Hill House is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Luke Albright added Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas
The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural horror television series created by Mike Flanagan, based on the novel by Shirley Jackson. The story of five siblings who ...more