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The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2019 

Molly Gander
Updated May 25, 2020 22.5k votes 2.5k voters 73.3k views 330 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

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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Watchmen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2019
voting closed at #3 Watchmen Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson

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 Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2019
voting closed at #1 Simon Kinberg, Jordan Peele, Sanaa Lathan

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

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) 5 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2019
voting closed at #6 Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nathalie Emmanuel

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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The Mandalorian is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2019
voting closed at #4 starwarssuperfan added Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Nick Nolte

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 #7 Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell, Diedrich Bader

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

Genres (Tv): Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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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

Genres (Tv): Period drama, Horror, Fantasy, Thriller

Pushed to 2020

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (Showtime, 2020) is a British-American horror drama television series created by John Logan, and a spinoff of the 2014 series. In 1930s Los Angeles, LAPD's first ...more

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Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2019
voting closed at #12 Andy Bean, Derek Mears, Crystal Reed

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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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

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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Halo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2019
Pablo Schreiber, Yerin Ha

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Action

Pushed to 2020

Halo (Showtime, 2019) is a sci-fi action television series based on the video game franchise.
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voting closed at #27 Dafne Keen, Lin-Manuel Miranda, James McAvoy

Genres (Tv): Adventure, Fantasy

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

His Dark Materials (HBO, 2019) is a British fantasy adventure series based on the novel series by Philip Pullman. In an alternate world where all humans have animal companions called daemons, a ...more

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Chernobyl is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2019
voting closed at #15 Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson

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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Treadstone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2019
voting closed at #25 Treadstone Omar Metwally, Tracy Ifeachor, Hyo Joo Han

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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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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Genres (Tv): Action, Adventure, Comedy-drama, Mystery, Science fiction, + more

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Doom Patrol (DC Universe, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series based on the DC Comics superhero team. Led by Dr. Niles Caulder (Timothy Dalton), the Doom Patrol – ...more

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Star Trek: Picard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2019
Patrick Stewart, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd

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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Genres (Tv): Drama, Mystery

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

I Am the Night (TNT, 2019) is an American limited television series created by Sam Sheridan. Given away as an infant by her teenage mother to a black restroom attendant in a Nevada casino in ...more

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Lovecraft Country is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2019
Jonathan Majors, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Wunmi Mosaku

Genres (Tv): Horror, Drama

Pushed to 2020

Lovecraft Country (HBO, 2020) is a drama horror television series based on the novel by Matt Ruff. In 1950s Jim Crow America, Atticus Black (Jonathan Majors), his friend Letitia (Jurnee ...more

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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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Pennyworth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2019
voting closed at #24 Jack Bannon, Ben Aldridge, Ryan Fletcher

Genres (Tv): Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

Pennyworth (Epix, 2019) is an American drama television series based on the DC Comics characters. The story of how Bruce Wayne's legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), a former ...more
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voting closed at #20 Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Vincent Piazza

Genres (Tv): Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58%

The Passage (Fox, 2019) is an American drama television series developed by Liz Heldens, based on the novels by Justin Cronin. When a botched U.S. government experiment turns a group of death ...more

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NOS4A2 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2019
voting closed at #26 Ashleigh Cummings, Zachary Quinto, Olafur Darri Olafsson

Genres (Tv): Supernatural horror, Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 59%

NOS4A2 (AMC, 2019) is an American supernatural horror drama television series created by Jami O'Brien, based on the novel by Joe Hill. After discovering a supernatural ability to unlock portals, ...more