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The Most Anticipated New Shows Of 2020

Updated December 15, 2020 8.0k votes 510 voters 13.6k views563 items

List RulesVote up the new shows premiering in 2020 that you were most excited to watch.

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UPDATED: Check out The Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2021!

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.

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  • The Lord of the Rings1
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    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 on Wikipedia
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender2

    Premiering: TBA

    Avatar: The Last Airbender (Netflix, 2021) is a live-action adaptation of the animated series... more on Wikipedia
  • The Falcon and The Winter Soldier3
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    105

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Star Trek: Picard4
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    47

    Star Trek: Picard

    Patrick Stewart, Santiago Cabrera

    Genres (Tv)Science fiction, Drama

    Premiered: January 20

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 94% 

  • Monsters At Work5
    138
    104

    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 on Wikipedia
  • The Wheel of Time6

    Premiering: TBA

    The Wheel of Time (Amazon Video, 2020) is an American fantasy television series based on the... more on Wikipedia
  • Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous7
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    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 on Wikipedia
  • Dracula8
    50
    24

    Dracula

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Green Lantern10

    Premiering: TBA

    Green Lantern (HBO Max, 2021) is an American sci-fi live-action television series based on the... more on Wikipedia
  • Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai11
    90
    71

    Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai

    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 on Wikipedia
  • The Outsider12
    52
    34

    The Outsider

    Ben Mendelsohn, Cynthia Erivo

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Crime, Horror

    Premiered: January 12

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 77%

  • Snowpiercer13
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    Snowpiercer

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Penny Dreadful: City of Angels14
    51
    41

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Lovecraft Country15
    70
    64

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Brave New World16
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    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 on Wikipedia
  • Amazing Stories17
    28
    18

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Locke & Key18
    30
    21

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Truth Seekers19
    35
    28

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Looney Tunes Cartoons20
    40
    35

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Helstrom21
    35
    31

    Helstrom

    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 on Wikipedia
  • The Stand22
    42
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    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 on Wikipedia
  • Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector23
    32
    30

    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
    21
    15

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Pacific Rim: The Black25

    Premiering: TBA

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