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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

Number of Seasons: 3

Network: Netflix

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

Network: HBO

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

Number of Seasons: 4

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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Ozark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz

Premiered: 2017

Network: Netflix

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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The Good Place is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil

Premiered: 2016

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Fantasy

The Good Place (NBC, 2016) is an American fantasy comedy television series created by Michael Schur. Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) wakes up to discover she has entered the afterlife. When ...more
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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro

Premiered: 2015

Number of Seasons: 4

Network: Netflix, Fox

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

Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series. It features a character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg taken from the comic ...more
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Narcos is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook

Genres (Tv): Biography, Crime, Drama

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 Pablo Escobar, as well ...more
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The Handmaid's Tale is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski

Premiered: 2017

Network: Hulu

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) 9 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown

Premiered: 2016

Network: NBC

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 interwine, from sharing the same birthday, ...more
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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson

Premiered: 2015

Network: Netflix

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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Mr. Robot is listed (or ranked) 11 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, 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 Crown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby

Premiered: 2016

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Historical drama

The Crown (Netflix, 2016) is an American-British biographical drama series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. The series begins with the 1947 wedding of young Elizabeth ...more
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Guardians of the Galaxy ... is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Big Little Lies is listed (or ranked) 14 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
15
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

Genres (Tv): True crime, Drama, Anthology

This show is an American anthology television series developed by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. Each season is presented as a self-contained miniseries, following separate unrelated ...more
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A Series of Unfortunate ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
\\Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton

Premiered: 2017

Number of Seasons: 3

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
17
American Gods is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Crispin Glover

Network: HBO

Genres (Tv): Fantasy

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
18
Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes

Premiered: 2017

Number of Seasons: 4

Network: The CW

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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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
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Mindhunter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv

Genres (Tv): Drama

Mindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American drama series based on the book written by Mark Olshaker and John E. Douglas. Set in the late '70s and early '80s, the series revolves around two FBI ...more
22
Santa Clarita Diet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Timothy Olyphant, Drew Barrymore, Liv Hewson

Genres (Tv): Comedy

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 Magicians is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley

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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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Sense8 (Netflix, 2015) is an American science fiction drama web television series created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski. A group of people around the world are suddenly ...more
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Lethal Weapon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Lethal Weapon Damon Wayans, Clayne Crawford, Jordana Brewster

Genres (Tv): Action, Comedy, Police procedural

Lethal Weapon (Fox, 2016) is an American buddy cop action comedy-drama television series developed by Matt Miller and based on the film series. A slightly unhinged cop (Clayne Crawford) is ...more