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The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2019 

Molly Gander
Updated January 10, 2020 22.5k votes 2.5k voters 72.6k views 329 items

List Rules Only new shows premiering in 2019.

Editor's Note: Voting and Reranking have been closed.

UPDATED: Check out The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2020!

Get ready to make more time for binge-watching with the best new TV shows premiering in 2019. Featuring spinoffs, adaptions, miniseries, and more, this list of 2019 TV premieres includes Netflix original series, upcoming HBO shows, and new superhero shows from DC Universe. Of all the upcoming TV shows 2019 has to offer, what were you most excited to see?

Spanning a wide variety of genres, the new TV shows 2019 included HBO's Watchmen from The Leftovers showrunner Damon Lindelof, Amazon original series Good Omens, and a live-action Halo series based on the popular video game franchise. Other 2019 upcoming shows included What We Do in the Shadows, Harley Quinn, His Dark Materials, and Roswell, New Mexico. Whatever your interests, you'll surely find something to enjoy from the long list of 2019 TV shows featuring premiere dates. Just take a look below!

For more of the top upcoming TV series dropping throughout 2019, check out the list below and vote up the shows you couldn't wait to see. Then see what is upcoming in 2020 (including some shows that were slated to air 2019 but got pushed back and we still can't wait to wach).

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The Witcher is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2019
voting closed at #1 Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58%

The Witcher (Netflix, 2019) is a fantasy action-adventure series based on the series of short stories and novels by Andrzej Sapkowski. Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), a solitary monster hunter, ...more

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The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2019
voting closed at #1 Jordan Peele, Sanaa Lathan

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: CBS All Access

Genres (Tv): Anthology, Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

The Twilight Zone (CBS All Access, 2019) is an American anthology drama web television series based on the 1959 television series. An updated version of the classic TV series featuring various ...more

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Watchmen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2019
voting closed at #3 Watchmen Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson

Network: HBO

Genres (Tv): Drama, Superhero, Action, Mystery

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

Watchmen (HBO, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Damon Lindelof, based on the comic book series. Set in an alternate history where superheroes are treated as outlaws.

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The Mandalorian is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2019
voting closed at #4 starwarssuperfan added Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Nick Nolte

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: Disney+

Genres (Tv): Drama, Space Opera, Science Fiction

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

The Mandalorian (Disney+, 2019) is an American space opera web television series set in the Star Wars universe created by George Lucas. Taking place after the events in Return of the Jedi, but ...more

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voting closed at #4 David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Anna Maxwell Martin

Network: Amazon Video, BBC Two (UK)

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Fantasy

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

Good Omens (Amazon Video, 2019) is a six-part television serial based on the novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. After being accustomed to life on Earth, the demon Crowley (David Tennant) ...more
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The Dark Crystal: Age of... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2019
voting closed at #6 Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nathalie Emmanuel

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Fantasy

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Netflix, 2019) is a fantasy television series, and a prequel to 1982 Jim Henson film The Dark Crystal. Rian (Taron Egerton), Brea (Anya Taylor-Joy), and Deet ...more
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voting closed at #7 Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell, Diedrich Bader

Network: DC Universe

Genres (Tv): Adult animation, Superhero, Comedy, Action

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Harley Quinn (DC Universe, 2019) is an American action comedy adult animation web television series based on the DC Comics character. After breaking up with the Joker, harley Quinn (Kaley Cuoco) ...more
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Avatar: The Last Airbend... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2019

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Pushed to 2020

Avatar: The Last Airbender (Netflix, 2020) is a live-action adaptation of the animated series created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. Aang and his friends fight to save the world ...more
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Penny Dreadful: City of ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2019
Natalie Dormer, Daniel Zovatto, Adriana Barraza

Network: Showtime

Genres (Tv): Drama, Horror

Pushed to 2020

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (Showtime, 2020) is a British-American horror drama television series created by John Logan as a follow up to the Penny Dreadful series. The series is set in 1938 ...more
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Star Trek: Picard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2019
Patrick Stewart, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd

Network: CBS All Access

Genres (Tv): Science fiction, Drama

Pushed to 2020

Star Trek: Picard (CBS All Access, 2020) is an American television series featuring the Star Trek character Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) as part of an expansion of the Star Trek franchise. ...more

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What We Do in the Shadow... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2019
voting closed at #9 Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: FX

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

What We Do in the Shadows (FX, 2019) is an American comedy television series based on the 2014 film. A look at the lives of three vampires who have been living as roommates for hundreds of years ...more

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voting closed at #8 Roswell, New Mexico Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons, Tyler Blackburn

Genres (Tv): Drama, Romance, Sci-fi

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 53%

Roswell, New Mexico (The CW, 2019) is an American television drama series developed by Carina Adly Mackenzie. After returning to her hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter (Jeanine Mason) ...more

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Carnival Row is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2019
voting closed at #23 Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, Waj Ali

Network: Amazon Video

Genres (Tv): Fantasy, Neo-noir

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Carnival Row (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American neo-noir fantasy web television series created by René Echevarria and Travis Beacham. As a serial killer preys on mystical creatures in a ...more

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Hanna is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2019
voting closed at #22 Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman

Network: Amazon Video

Genres (Tv): Drama, Action

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

Hanna (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American action drama television series, based on the 2011 film of the same name. The story follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl, Hanna (Esme ...more

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voting closed at #12 Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Superhero, Action

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76%

The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve Blackman, based on the comic book series by Gerard Way. A disbanded group of superheroes reunite after ...more

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Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2019
voting closed at #12 Andy Bean, Derek Mears, Crystal Reed

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: DC Universe

Genres (Tv): Superhero, Fantasy

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

Swamp Thing (DC Universe, 2019) is an American superhero horror drama web television series based on the DC Comics character. Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed) returns home to Houma, Louisiana to ...more

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Nancy Drew is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2019
voting closed at #17 Kennedy McMann, Tunji Kasim, Alex Saxon

Network: The CW

Genres (Tv): Mystery, Drama, Supernatural, Supernatural mystery

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Nancy Drew (The CW, 2019) is an American mystery drama television series based on the titular character of a mystery book series. After 18-year-old Nancy Drew's (Kennedy McMann) college plans ...more
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Batwoman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2019
voting closed at #18 Ruby Rose, Meagan Tandy, Camrus Johnson

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: The CW

Genres (Tv): Superhero, Drama, Action, Crime, Mystery

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%

Batwoman (The CW, 2019) is an American superhero television series based on the DC Comics character Kate Kane/Batwoman and set in the Arrowverse. Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) must overcome her own ...more

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voting closed at #16 Benedict Wong, Benjamin Wadsworth, Lana Condor

Genres (Tv): Action, Thriller, Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58%

Deadly Class (Syfy, 2019) is an American television action-thriller series created by Anthony and Joe Russo, based on the Image comic book series. A coming-of-age story set against the backdrop ...more
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voting closed at #15 Chris Pine, India Eisley, Jefferson Mays

Genres (Tv): Drama, Mystery

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

I Am the Night (TNT, 2019) is a six-episode limited television series directed by Patty Jenkins, Victoria Mahoney, and Carl Franklin. Given away as an infant by her teenage mother to a black ...more
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The Name of the Rose is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2019
voting closed at #32 John Turturro, Damian Hardung, Rupert Everett

Network: Sundance, SBS, BBC

Genres (Tv): Drama, Historical Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

The Name of the Rose (Sundance, SBS, BBC, 2019) is an international co-produced English language television drama series based on the international bestseller novel of the same name by Umberto ...more
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Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2019
voting closed at #36 Kristen Bell, Frank Gallegos, Scott Vance

Network: Hulu

Genres (Tv): Drama, Mystery, Neo-noir

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Veronica Mars (Hulu, 2019) is an American television miniseries created by Rob Thomas that serves as a continuation of the 2004–07 television series of the same name as well as the 2014 film. ...more
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Chernobyl is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2019
voting closed at #15 Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson

Network: HBO

Genres (Tv): Historical drama

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%

Chernobyl (HBO, 2019) is an American-British historical drama television miniseries created by Craig Mazin. In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the USSR becomes ...more

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Conversations with a Kil... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2019
voting closed at #30

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Documentary

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 54%

Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (Netflix, 2019) is an American four-part documentary television series created by Joe Berlinger. The series examines Ted Bundy's character and ...more
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Treadstone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2019
voting closed at #25 Treadstone Omar Metwally, Tracy Ifeachor, Hyo Joo Han

Network: USA

Genres (Tv): Action, Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 54%

Treadstone (USA, 2019) is an American action drama television series, based on the Bourne Film series, created by Tim Kring. The show explores the origin story and present-day actions of CIA ...more

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