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The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2020 

Molly Gander
Updated February 21, 2020 3.2k votes 210 voters 3.7k views 254 items

List Rules Vote up the shows you're most excited to watch in 2020.

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 are you most excited to see?

Spanning a wide variety of genres, the new TV shows of 2020 include 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 include Chucky, Avenue 5, The New Pope, and The Wheel of Time. Whatever your interests, you'll surely 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 dropping throughout 2020, check out the list below and vote up the shows you can't wait to see.

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The Lord of the Rings is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2020
Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle

Premiered: 2020

Network: Amazon Video

Genres (Tv): Fantasy

Premiering: TBA

The Lord of the Rings (Amazon Video, 2020) is an American fantasy television series based on the book series The Lord of the Rings. Set during the 3,441-year period, known as the Age of ...more
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The Falcon and The Winte... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2020
Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Emily VanCamp

Premiered: 2020

Network: Disney+

Genres (Tv): Action, Comedy, Superhero

Premiering: Fall 2020

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (Disney+, 2020) is an American television limited series based on the Marvel Comics' characters Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/Winter ...more
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Star Trek: Picard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2020
voting closed at #3 Patrick Stewart, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd

Premiered: 2020

Network: CBS All Access

Genres (Tv): Science fiction, Drama

Premiered: January 20

Rotten Tomatoes score: 94% 

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Dracula is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2020
voting closed at #5 Claes Bang, John Heffernan, Dolly Wells

Premiered: 2019

Network: BBC One, Netflix

Genres (Tv): Horror, Fantasy

Premiered: January 1

Rotten Tomatoes score: 74%

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Monsters At Work is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2020
Ben Feldman, Billy Crysta, John Goodman

Premiered: 2020

Network: Disney+

Genres (Tv): Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

Premiering: TBA

Monsters At Work (Disney+, 2020) is an American animated television series and a spin-off of the Monsters, Inc. franchise. Six months after the events of Monsters, Inc., the city of Monstropolis ...more
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The Wheel of Time is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2020

Premiered: 2020

Network: Amazon Video

Genres (Tv): Fantasy

Premiering: TBA

The Wheel of Time (Amazon Video, 2020) is an American fantasy television series based on the novels by Robert Jordan. Moiraine embarks on a dangerous journey with five young men and women, and ...more
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Avatar: The Last Airbend... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2020

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Premiering: TBA

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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The Outsider is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2020
voting closed at #7 Ben Mendelsohn, Cynthia Erivo, Bill Camp

Premiered: 2020

Network: HBO

Genres (Tv): Drama, Crime, Horror

Premiered: January 12

Rotten Tomatoes score: 77%

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Jurassic World: Camp Cre... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2020
Scott Kreamer, Lane Lueras

Premiered: 2020

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Animation, Action

Premiering: TBA

Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous (Netflix, 2020) is a CGI-animated television series. Six teens attending an adventure camp on the opposite side of Isla Nublar must band together to survive when ...more
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Gremlins: Secrets of the... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2020
Tze Chun

Premiered: 2020

Network: HBO Max

Genres (Tv): Animated, Comedy, Fantasy

Premiering: TBA

Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai (HBO Max, 2020) is an animated comedy fantasy television series, to be broadcast on WarnerMedia's upcoming streaming service, HBO Max. Plot unknown. TV series ...more
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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2020

Premiered: 2020

Network: Peacock

Genres (Tv): Sci-Fi

Premiering: TBA

Battlestar Galactica (Peacock, 2020) is an American science fiction television series and the fourth series in the Battlestar Galactica franchise. The series will explore a new story within the ...more
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Penny Dreadful: City of ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2020
Natalie Dormer, Daniel Zovatto, Adriana Barraza

Network: Showtime

Genres (Tv): Drama, Horror

Premiering: TBA

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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Snowpiercer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2020
Daveed Diggs, Jennifer Connelly, Mickey Sumner

Premiered: 2020

Network: TBS

Genres (Tv): Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Premiering: May 31

Snowpiercer (TBS, 2020) is an American television series based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige. The series focuses on the last survivors on the planet. They inhabit 'The ...more
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Amazing Stories is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2020

Premiered: 2019

Network: Apple TV+

Genres (Tv): Anthology, Fantasy

Premiering: March 6

Amazing Stories (Apple TV+, 2020) is an American fantasy anthology television series based on the 1985 television series of the same name created by Steven Spielberg.
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Locke & Key is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2020
voting closed at #11 Jackson Robert Scott

Premiered: 2020

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Drama

Premiered: February 20

Locke & Key (Netflix, 2020) is an American drama television series based on the comic book series by Joe Hill. Three siblings return to their ancestral home in Massachusetts after their ...more
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The Stand is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2020
James Marsden, Jovan Adepo, Whoopi Goldberg

Premiered: 2020

Network: CBS All Access

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

Premiering: TBA

The Stand (CBS All Access, 2020) is an American drama television miniseries, based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. After the world is in ruins, due to a man-made plague, a battle ...more
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Lovecraft Country is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2020
Jonathan Majors, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Wunmi Mosaku

Genres (Tv): Horror, Drama

Premiering: TBA

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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Cursed is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2020
Katherine Langford

Genres (Tv): Drama

Premiering: TBA

Cursed (Netflix, 2020) is an American drama television series, based on the illustrated novel of the same name by Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler. Nimue (Katherine Langford), a teenage heroine with ...more
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The Underground Railroad... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2020
Thuso Mbedu, Chase W. Dillon, Aaron Pierre

Network: Amazon Video

Genres (Tv): Drama, Alternate history

Premiering: TBA

The Underground Railroad (Amazon Video, 2020) is an American alternate history drama television limited series directed by Barry Jenkins. Plantation slaves, Cora and Caesar plan an escape using ...more
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DC's Strange Adventures ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2020

Network: HBO Max

Genres (Tv): Superhero, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Anthology

Premiering: TBA

DC's Strange Adventures (HBO Max) is a superhero anthology television series based on the comic books of the same name. The series will feature characters from across the DC canon.
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The Undoing is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2020
Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Donald Sutherland

Network: HBO

Genres (Tv): Drama

Premiering: TBA

The Undoing (HBO, 2020) is an American drama miniseries created by David E. Kelley, based on the novel You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz. Weeks before her book is published, ...more
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Pacific Rim is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2020

Premiered: 2020

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Animation, Sci-Fi, Action

Premiering: TBA

Pacific Rim (Netflix, 2020) is an American anime series that will expand upon the story of the first two live action movies in the Pacific Rim franchise. A teenage boy and his younger sister ...more
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Looney Tunes Cartoons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2020
Eric Bauza, Bob Bergen, Jeff Berman

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Animated, Comedy, Slapstick

Premiering: TBA

Looney Tunes Cartoons (HBO Max, 2020) is an American animated comedy slapstick television series based on the characters from Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies.
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The Time Traveler's Wife... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2020

Network: HBO

Genres (Tv): Drama

Premiering: TBA

The Time Traveler's Wife (HBO, 2020) is an American drama television series based on the novel by Audrey Niffenegger. Henry DeTamble involuntarily travels through time which complicates his ...more
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Brave New World is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2020
Stuart Walker, Mark Arends, Rhys Bailey

Premiered: 2020

Network: Peacock

Genres (Tv): Sci-Fi, Dystopian

Premiering: TBA

Brave New World (Peacock, 2020) is an American sci-fi dystopian drama series based on Aldous Huxley's book of the same name. A utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the ...more