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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
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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1,728 957
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
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
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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947 1,149
Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor
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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870 742
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
Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) wakes up to discover she has entered the afterlife. When she is told by Michael (Ted Danson), her facilitator, that she is in "The Good Place" because ...more
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1,053 1,008
Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson
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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This Is Us is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown
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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864 708
The Crown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby
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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968 831
Mr. Robot is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday
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 Man in the High Castle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank
The Man in the High Castle (Amazon Video, 2015) is an American dystopian alternative history television series created by Frank Spotnitz, based on the novel by Philip K. Dick. In an alternative ...more
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959 748
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
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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901 850
Narcos is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook
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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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
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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517 457
Mindhunter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv
Mindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American drama series based on the book written by Mark Olshaker and John E. Douglas. Set in 1979, the series revolves around two FBI agents (Jonathan Groff and ...more
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799 714
Ozark is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz
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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910 839
Guardians of the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Will Friedle, Trevor Devall, Vanessa Marshall
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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687 708
American Crime Story is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Sterling K. Brown, Kenneth Choi, Christian Clemenson
This show is an American anthology television series developed by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.
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Poldark is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Denise Schult added Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Heida Reed
Poldark (BBC One, 2015) is a British-American drama television series created by Debbie Horsfield, based on the novels by Winston Graham. Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) returns home after American ...more
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is an American sitcom created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock and starring Ellie Kemper that has streamed on Netflix since March 6, 2015. Originally set for a 13-episode ...more
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A Series of Unfortunate Events is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
\\Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton
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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659 848
Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Mike Colter, Mahershala Ali, Simone Missick
Luke Cage (Netflix, 2016) is an American web television series created by Cheo Hodari Coker, based on the Marvel Comics character. When a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and ...more
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778 1,011
The Late Show with Stephen Col... is listed (or ranked) 22 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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iZombie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli
iZombie (The CW, 2015) is an American television series developed by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright, loosely based on the comic books by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred. A medical ...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
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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Designated Survivor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Kiefer Sutherland, Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto
Designated Survivor (ABC, 2016; Netflix, 2019) is an American political conspiracy drama television series. On the night of the State of the Union address, an incident claims the lives of the ...more