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The Most Anticipated TV Shows Coming Fall 2018 

Molly Gander
Updated June 25, 2019 13.9k votes 1.6k voters 11.1k views 46 items

List Rules New TV shows premiering fall 2018.

Here all the new TV shows coming in fall 2018. From NBC's Manifest to the re-imagined Magnum P.I., we have all sorts of great television coming our way. 

In short, fans of dramas, sci-fi series, and sitcoms can all rest assured knowing there's a new TV show for you in fall 2018. And this holds even truer if you're seeking dramas, too. Of course, you'll still find family series, crimes, and others on the list as well.

So sit back and relax while we all prep for some new entertainment. Actually, don't. Instead, you can check out the upcoming series below and vote up any you're most looking forward to. In other words, it's your turn to decide what the most anticipated TV shows of fall will be. 

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voting closed at #1 October 16

Actors: Michael Cudlitz, Mary McCormack, Sam Straley, Caleb Martin Foote, Sawyer Barth, + more

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

The Kids Are Alright (ABC, 2018) is an American sitcom television series created by Tim Doyle. A pair of working class parents in an Irish-Catholic family try to raise their eight kids during ...more

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#100 of 295 The Best Shows Canceled After a Single Season #28 of 160 The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018 #3 of 36 The Greatest TV Shows Set in the 1970s

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Ranker Video
voting closed at #3 September 24

Actors: Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton, Stephen Hill, Sung Kang, + more

Genres (Tv): Crime drama

Magnum, P.I. (CBS, 2018) is an American crime drama series, and a remake of the 1980 series. An ex-Navy SEAL (Jay Hernandez) returns home from Afghanistan and uses his military skills to become ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #4 October 16

Actors: Nathan Fillion, Afton Williamson, Eric Winter, Melissa O'Neil, Richard T. Jones, + more

Genres (Tv): Crime, Drama, Comedy, Police procedural

The Rookie (ABC, 2018) is an American crime drama television series created by Alexi Hawley, based on true events. With dreams of being a police officer for the Los Angeles Police Department, ...more

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#11 of 160 The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018 #81 of 125 The Best Serial Cop Dramas of All Time #119 of 154 The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows

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Ranker Video
voting closed at #2 October 14

Actors: Madeleine Mantock, Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery, Rupert Evans, Ser'Darius Blain, + more

Genres (Tv): Fantasy, Supernatural drama

Charmed (The CW, 2018) is an American fantasy drama television series developed by Jennie Snyder Urman, and a reboot of the 1998 series. After the death of their mother, sisters Macy (Madeleine ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #5 September 25

Actors: Missy Peregrym, Jeremy Sisto, Zeeko Zaki, Ebonée Noel, Sela Ward

Genres (Tv): Procedural drama

F.B.I. (CBS, 2018) is an American drama television series created by Dick Wolf. The inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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#235 of 293 The Greatest TV Dramas of All Time #19 of 160 The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018 #17 of 39 The Best Shows About the FBI

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Ranker Video
voting closed at #7 October 1

Actors: Max Greenfield, Cedric the Entertainer, Dreama Walker, Tichina Arnold, Sheaun McKinney, + more

Genres (Tv): Comedy

The Neighborhood (CBS, 2018) is an American comedy television series created by Jim Reynolds. The nicest guy in the Midwest (Max Greenfield) moves his family into a tough neighborhood in L.A. ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #9 September 26

Actors: Taran Killam, Leighton Meester, Brad Garrett, Kimrie Lewis

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Single Parents (ABC, 2018) is an American sitcom television series created by Elizabeth Meriwether and J.J. Philbin. A group of single parents forms their own support system as they raise their ...more

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#36 of 160 The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018 #17 of 82 The Funniest TV Shows In 2020

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Ranker Video
voting closed at #8 October 26

Actors: Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair, Michelle Gomez, Chance Perdomo, Lucy Davis, + more

Genres (Tv): Drama, Mystery, Supernatural

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural television series created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the comic book series. Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) ...more

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Ranker Video
voting closed at #10 September 4

Actors: Gabriel Chavarria, Lili Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Jessica Garza, Amanda Warren, + more

Genres (Tv): Action, Horror, Sci-fi

The Purge (Syfy, 2018) is an American horror television series based on the film franchise. Set in an altered United States, several unrelated people discover how far they will go to survive a ...more

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#27 of 160 The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018 #6 of 14 Visually Stunning TV Shows That Are Trash #92 of 96 The Best TV Shows Based on Movies

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Ranker Video
voting closed at #12 September 25

Actors: Ryan Eggold, Freema Agyeman, Janet Montgomery, Jocko Sims, Anupam Kher, + more

Genres (Tv): Medical drama

New Amsterdam (NBC, 2018) is an American medical drama television series developed by David Schulner. A new medical director (Ryan Eggold) is hired to run one of the most prominent hospitals in ...more

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The Best Episodes of 'New Amsterdam' #16 of 160 The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018 #96 of 124 The Best TV Shows Based on Books

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Ranker Video
voting closed at #11 October 25

Actors: Danielle Rose Russell, Matt Davis, Kaylee Bryant, Jenny Boyd, Aria Shahghasemi, + more

Genres (Tv): Fantasy, Adventure, Supernatural drama

Legacies (The CW, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Julie Plec, and a spinoff of The Originals. Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell), a tribrid daughter of a ...more

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#15 of 160 The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018 #52 of 119 The Best TV Spinoffs #4 of 14 CW Renewals For The 2020-2021 Season, Ranked

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Ranker Video
voting closed at #13 seanb13 added 2018

Actors: Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas, Elizabeth Reaser, Kate Siegel, + more

Genres (Tv): Supernatural horror

The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural horror television series created by Mike Flanagan, based on the novel by Shirley Jackson. A fractured family confronts ...more

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Here's Where You've Seen Everyone In 'The Haunting Of Hill House' Before #220 of 807 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch #1 of 160 The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018

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Ranker Video
voting closed at #15 2018

Actors: Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, Ryan Potter, Alan Ritchson, + more

Genres (Tv): Superhero, Action, Sci-fi, Drama, Adventure

Titans (DC Universe, 2018) is an American web television series developed by Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, and Sarah Schechter, based on the DC Comics superhero team. Led by ...more

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#191 of 341 The Best Sci-Fi Television Series Of All Time #12 of 160 The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018 #50 of 147 The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time

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Ranker Video
voting closed at #19 November 2

Actors: Janelle Monáe, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Stephan James, Bobby Cannavale, + more

Genres (Tv): Psychological thriller

Homecoming (Amazon Video, 2018) is a psychological thriller web television series created by Sam Esmail, based on the podcast. Years later after she left her job as a caseworker at a facility ...more

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#40 of 87 The Best Current Dramatic TV Shows #269 of 293 The Greatest TV Dramas of All Time #39 of 160 The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018

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Ranker Video
voting closed at #16 September 24

Actors: Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J.R. Ramirez, Luna Blaise, + more

Genres (Tv): Drama

Manifest (NBC, 2018) is an American drama television series created by Jeff Rake and Matthew Fernandes. When Montego Air Flight 828 lands safely after a turbulent but routine flight, the crew ...more

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The Best Episodes of 'Manifest' #298 of 341 The Best Sci-Fi Television Series Of All Time #367 of 388 The Best TV Shows of The Last 20 Years

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Ranker Video
voting closed at #29 seanb13 added

Actors: Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama

Forever (Amazon, 2018) is an American comedy-drama web television series. It follows married couple Oscar (Fred Armisen) and June (Maya Rudolph) who live a comfortable but predictable life in ...more

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#76 of 94 The Best Dramedy TV Series #100 of 160 The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018 #34 of 53 The Best TV Shows Starring SNL Alumni

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Ranker Video
voting closed at #30 seanb13 added Mr Inbetween - Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Mr Inbetween" is a half-hour drama series inspired by the cult film "The Magician." It centers around Ray Shoesmith -- a father, ex-husband, boyfriend and best friend. All tough roles to juggle in the modern age, but it's even harder when you're a criminal for hire.

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Ranker Video
voting closed at #26 seanb13 added 2018

Actors: Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Adina Porter, Billie Lourd, Leslie Grossman, + more

Genres (Tv): Horror

American Horror Story: Apocalypse is the eighth season of the FX anthology series American Horror Story. It premiered on September 12, 2018. In the future, missiles have destroyed the world and ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #34 seanb13 added

Actors: Tony Danza, Josh Groban, Monica Barbaro, Isiah Whitlock Jr.

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Police procedural

The Good Cop (Netflix, 2018) is an American television series created by Andy Breckman. A disgraced former NYPD officer (Tony Danza) lives with his son (Josh Groban), an earnest, obsessively ...more

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#267 of 295 The Best Shows Canceled After a Single Season #47 of 160 The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018

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Ranker Video
voting closed at #27 October 5

Actors: Tom Bateman, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Aurora Perrineau, David Hull, Ray Santiago, + more

Genres (Tv): Horror, Anthology

Into the Dark (Hulu, 2018) is an American horror anthology web television series. Each episode of the series is inspired by a holiday from the month in which it is released.

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#130 of 160 The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018 #57 of 70 The Creepiest Shows In TV History #4 of 14 Visually Stunning TV Shows That Are Trash

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Ranker Video
voting closed at #22 seanb13 added 2018

Actors: John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, Michael Fishman, + more

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

The Conners (ABC, 2018) is an American television sitcom created by Matt Williams, and a spinoff continuation of Roseanne. After the death of Roseanne Conner, the Conner family is forced to face ...more

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The Best Episodes of 'The Conners' #52 of 160 The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018 #23 of 63 The Best TV Reboots & Revivals

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The Innocents is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Anticipated TV Shows Coming Fall 2018
2018

Actors: Sorcha Groundsell, Percelle Ascott, Guy Pearce, Jóhannes Hauker Jóhannesson, Laura Birn, + more

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Romance, Supernatural drama

The Innocents (Netflix, 2018) is a British supernatural television series created by Hania Elkington and Simon Duric. After running away from her repressive family to be with her lover Harry ...more
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voting closed at #36 seanb13 added

Actors: Elizabeth Olsen, Kelly Marie Tran, Jovan Adepo, Janet McTeer, Mamoudou Athie

Genres (Tv): Drama

Sorry for Your Loss (Facebook Watch, 2018) is an American dark comedy web television series created by Kit Steinkellner. The sudden death of her husband upends and transforms the life of Leigh ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #38 2018

Actors: Jonah Hill, Emma Stone, Sonoya Mizuno, Justin Theroux, Julia Garner, + more

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Psychological drama

Maniac (Netflix, 2018) is an American dark comedy television series created by Patrick Somerville and directed by Cary Fukunaga. Based on a 2014 Norwegian series, the show revolves around the ...more

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#25 of 160 The Best New Shows That Premiered in 2018 #41 of 59 2019 Golden Globes: Biggest Snubs #105 of 177 The Best Miniseries in TV History

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voting closed at #29 October 31

Actors: Billy Magnussen, Kim Cattrall, Danielle Campbell, Paul Wesley, James Wolk, + more

Genres (Tv): Psychological thriller, Anthology series

Tell Me a Story (CBS All Access, 2018) is an American psychological thriller web television series created by Kevin Williamson, based on the Mexican television series Érase una vez. The ...more