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

Updated February 26, 2021 83.9k votes 12.7k voters 160.7k views861 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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  • The Boys1
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    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
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  • The Mandalorian2
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    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
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  • Mindhunter3
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    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
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  • Ozark4
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    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
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  • Chernobyl5
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    Chernobyl

    Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Historical drama

    Chernobyl (HBO, 2019) is an American-British historical drama television miniseries created by...  more
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  • The Witcher6
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    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
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  • The Handmaid's Tale7
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    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
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  • Cobra Kai8
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    Cobra Kai

    Ralph Macchio, William Zabka

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama, Action

    Cobra Kai (YouTube Red, 2018) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by...  more
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  • The Haunting9
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    The Haunting

    Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Supernatural, Horror, Anthology

    The Haunting (Netflix, 2018) is an American television anthology series created by Mike...  more
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  • The Umbrella Academy10
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    The Umbrella Academy

    Elliot Page, Tom Hopper

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Action

    The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve...  more
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  • Big Little Lies11
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    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
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  • You12
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    Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    You (Lifetime, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Greg Berlanti and Sera...  more
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  • What We Do in the Shadows13
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    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
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  • Russian Doll14
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    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
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  • Barry15
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    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
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  • Altered Carbon16
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    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
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  • The Sinner17
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    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
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  • Dark18
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    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
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  • Dead to Me19
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    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
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  • The Orville20
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    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
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  • Santa Clarita Diet21
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    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
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  • The End of the F***ing World22
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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
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  • The Outsider23
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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
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  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina24
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    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Mystery, Supernatural

    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural television series...  more
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  • Castle Rock25
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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
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