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The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2020

Updated December 15, 2020 8.0k votes 510 voters 14.1k views563 items

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If you thought 2019 was TV-rich, get your watchlist ready for the best new TV shows premiering in 2020. Featuring reboots, spinoffs, miniseries, and more, this list of 2020 TV premieres includes new HBO shows, upcoming Netflix original series, and even more additions to the new Apple TV+ and Disney+ services. Of all the upcoming TV shows 2020 has to offer, what were you most excited to see?

Spanning a wide variety of genres, the new TV shows of 2020 included the television adaptation of the comic book series and film, Snowpiercer, the MCU television series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and a live-action remake of the Avatar: The Last Airbender animated series. Other 2020 upcoming shows included Chucky, Avenue 5, The New Pope, and The Wheel of Time. Whatever your interests, you were sure to find something to enjoy from the long list of 2020 TV shows featuring premiere dates. Just take a look below!

For more of the top upcoming TV series that dropped throughout 2020, check out the list below and vote up the shows you couldn't wait to see.

  • The Lord of the Rings1

    The Lord of the Rings

    Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy

    Premiering: TBA

    The Lord of the Rings (Amazon Video, 2021) is an American fantasy television series based on...  more
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender2

    Premiering: TBA

    Avatar: The Last Airbender (Netflix, 2021) is a live-action adaptation of the animated series...  more
  • The Falcon and The Winter Soldier3

    The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

    Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan

    Genres (Tv)Action, Comedy, Superhero

    Premiering: Fall 2020

    The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (Disney+, 2021) is an American television limited series...  more
  • Star Trek: Picard4

    Star Trek: Picard

    Patrick Stewart, Santiago Cabrera

    Genres (Tv)Science fiction, Drama

    Premiered: January 20

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 94% 

  • Monsters At Work5

    Monsters At Work

    Ben Feldman, Billy Crysta

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

    Premiering: TBA

    Monsters At Work (Disney+, 2021) is an American animated television series and a spin-off of...  more
  • The Wheel of Time6

    Premiering: TBA

    The Wheel of Time (Amazon Video, 2020) is an American fantasy television series based on the...  more
  • Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous7

    Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous

    Scott Kreamer, Lane Lueras

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Action

    Premiering: TBA

    Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous (Netflix, 2020) is a CGI-animated television series. Six teens...  more
  • Dracula8


    Claes Bang, John Heffernan

    Genres (Tv)Horror, Fantasy

    Premiered: January 1

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 74%

  • Battlestar Galactica9

    Premiering: TBA

    Battlestar Galactica (Peacock, 2020) is an American science fiction television series and the...  more
  • Green Lantern10

    Premiering: TBA

    Green Lantern (HBO Max, 2021) is an American sci-fi live-action television series based on the...  more
  • Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai11

    Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai

    Izaac Wang, Gabrielle Nevaeh Green

    Genres (Tv)Animated, Comedy, Fantasy

    Premiering: TBA

    Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai (HBO Max, 2021) is an animated comedy fantasy television...  more
  • The Outsider12

    The Outsider

    Ben Mendelsohn, Cynthia Erivo

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Crime, Horror

    Premiered: January 12

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 77%

  • Snowpiercer13


    Daveed Diggs, Jennifer Connelly

    Genres (Tv)Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

    Premiered: May 31

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 61%

    Snowpiercer (TNT, 2020) is an American television series based on the French graphic novel Le...  more
  • Penny Dreadful: City of Angels14

    Penny Dreadful: City of Angels

    Natalie Dormer, Daniel Zovatto

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

    Premiering: April 26

    Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (Showtime, 2020) is a British-American horror drama television...  more
  • Lovecraft Country15

    Lovecraft Country

    Jonathan Majors, Jurnee Smollett-Bell

    Genres (Tv)Horror, Drama

    Premiered August 16th

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 97%

    Lovecraft Country (HBO, 2020) is a drama horror television series based on the novel by Matt...  more
  • Brave New World16

    Brave New World

    Stuart Walker, Mark Arends

    Genres (Tv)Sci-Fi, Dystopian

    Premiering: TBA

    Brave New World (Peacock, 2020) is an American sci-fi dystopian drama series based on Aldous...  more
  • Amazing Stories17

    Amazing Stories

    Dylan O'Brien, Victoria Pedretti

    Genres (Tv)Anthology, Fantasy

    Premiered: March 6

    Amazing Stories (Apple TV+, 2020) is an American fantasy anthology television series based on...  more
  • Locke & Key18

    Locke & Key

    Darby Stanchfield, Connor Jessup

    Genres (Tv)Supernatural, Horror, Fantasy, Drama

    Premiered: February 20

    Locke & Key (Netflix, 2020) is an American drama television series based on the comic book...  more
  • Truth Seekers19

    Truth Seekers

    Nick Frost, Hiten Patel

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Premiering: TBA

    Truth Seekers (Amazon Video, 2020) is a British paranormal comedy television series. It...  more
  • Looney Tunes Cartoons20

    Looney Tunes Cartoons

    Eric Bauza, Bob Bergen

    Genres (Tv)Animated, Comedy, Slapstick

    Premiering: TBA

    Looney Tunes Cartoons (HBO Max, 2020) is an American animated comedy slapstick television...  more
  • Helstrom21


    Tom Austen, Sydney Lemmon

    Genres (Tv)Supernatural, Action, Superhero

    Premiering: TBA

    Helstrom (Hulu, 2020) is an American supernatural action television series, based on the...  more
  • The Stand22

    The Stand

    Alexander Skarsgård, James Marsden

    Genres (Tv)Adventure, Drama, Dark Fantasy, Horror

    Premiering: TBA

    The Stand (CBS All Access, 2020) is an American apocalyptic horror drama television...  more
  • Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector23

    Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector

    Russell Hornsby, Arielle Kebbel

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Thriller, Drama

    Premiered: January 20

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 33%

  • Space Force24

    Space Force

    Steve Carell, John Malkovich

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Premiering: TBA

    Space Force (Netflix, 2020) is an American comedy television series created by Greg Daniels...  more
  • Pacific Rim: The Black25

    Premiering: TBA

    Pacific Rim: The Black (Netflix, 2021) is an American anime series that will expand upon the...  more