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

Updated November 24, 2020 78.3k votes 12.1k voters 154.5k views293 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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  • 1
    The Boys
    952
    403

    The Boys

    Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Drama, Action

    The Boys (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 2
    The Mandalorian
    995
    444

    The Mandalorian

    Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Space Opera, Science Fiction

    The Mandalorian (Disney+, 2019) is an American space opera web television series set in the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 3
    Ozark
    2,138
    1,768

    Ozark

    Jason Bateman, Laura Linney

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Thriller

    Ozark (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime drama series created by Bill Dubuque. Financial... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 4
    Mindhunter
    1,780
    1,309

    Mindhunter

    Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Psychological thriller

    Mindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime thriller television series created by Joe... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 5
    Chernobyl
    721
    190

    Chernobyl

    Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Historical drama

    Chernobyl (HBO, 2019) is an American-British historical drama television miniseries created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 6
    The Witcher
    778
    431

    The Witcher

    Henry Cavill, Freya Allan

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Drama

    The Witcher (Netflix, 2019) is a fantasy action-adventure series based on the series of short... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 7
    The Handmaid's Tale
    1,905
    1,927

    The Handmaid's Tale

    Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Dystopian fiction

    The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television series created by Bruce Miller,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    The Haunting
    682
    558

    The Haunting

    Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Supernatural, Horror, Anthology

    The Haunting (Netflix) is an American television anthology series created by Mike Flanagan and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 9
    Vocês
    342
    215

    Vocês

    Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    You (Lifetime, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Greg Berlanti and Sera... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    Cobra Kai
    334
    147

    Cobra Kai

    Ralph Macchio, William Zabka

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama, Action

    Cobra Kai (YouTube Red, 2018) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 11
    Big Little Lies
    1,389
    1,589

    Big Little Lies

    Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Big Little Lies (HBO, 2017) is an American dramatic miniseries created by David E. Kelley,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    The Umbrella Academy
    460
    167

    The Umbrella Academy

    Ellen Page, Tom Hopper

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Action

    The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    What We Do in the Shadows
    284
    142

    What We Do in the Shadows

    Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    What We Do in the Shadows (FX, 2019) is an American comedy television series based on the 2014... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    Russian Doll
    305
    328

    Russian Doll

    Natasha Lyonne, Greta Lee

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Russian Doll (Netflix, 2019) is an American comedy web television series created by Natasha... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 15
    The Sinner
    529
    580

    The Sinner

    Jessica Biel, Christopher Abbott

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Anthology

    The Sinner (USA, 2017) is an American anthology drama TV series developed by Derek Simonds,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 16
    Barry
    171
    101

    Barry

    Bill Hader, Stephen Root

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Barry (HBO, 2018) is an American television comedy series created by Bill Hader and Alec Berg.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 17
    Altered Carbon
    421
    465

    Altered Carbon

    Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Mystery, Action

    Altered Carbon is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 18
    The Orville
    587
    649

    The Orville

    Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Comedy-drama, Science fiction

    The Orville (Fox, 2017) is a science fiction comedy-drama series created by Seth MacFarlane.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 19
    Dark
    168
    131

    Dark

    Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Thriller

    Dark (Netflix, 2017) is a German science fiction thriller web television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 20
    Santa Clarita Diet
    1,169
    1,513

    Santa Clarita Diet

    Timothy Olyphant, Drew Barrymore

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Santa Clarita Diet (Netfklix, 2017) is an American comedy series created by Victor Fresco.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 21
    Dead to Me
    471
    315

    Dead to Me

    Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Black comedy, Tragicomedy

    Dead to Me (Netflix, 2019) is an American dark comedy web television series created by Liz... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 22
    American Gods
    964
    1,261

    American Gods

    Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Drama

    American Gods (Starz, 2017) is an American television series developed by Bryan Fuller and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    The Rookie
    339
    402

    The Rookie

    Nathan Fillion, Afton Williamson

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Drama, Comedy, Police procedural

    The Rookie (ABC, 2018) is an American crime drama television series created by Alexi Hawley,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 24
    A Series of Unfortunate Events
    1,151
    1,638

    A Series of Unfortunate Events

    \\Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama

    A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017, Netflix) is a black comedy-drama TV series based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 25
    Castle Rock
    95
    90

    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