The Most Anticipated New Shows of 2019—And the Saddest Finales

Is everything ending this year?!


It feels like 2018 just started yesterday, but here we are: December. With the holiday season and the New Year upon us, it's time to start fresh and see what in the realm of culture we have to look forward to. And the answer is a ton of stellar television. From the First Wives' Club reboot to Brooklyn Nine-Nine's NBC premiere, 2019 is bringing in fresh and new television for the viewers—even if it means that a slew of old favorites have to go away in order to do it.

Here are some of the most anticipated new shows of 2019—and the ones we're the saddest to see go.

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Black Monday

Anticipated Air Date: January 20, 2019

The best of Wolf of Wall Street, but with afros. Set in the raucous years before the 1987 stock market crash, this Showtime dark comedy stars Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells, Regina Hall, and Paul Scheer, and is produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.

What We Do In The Shadows

Anticipated Air Date: January 22, 2019

Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi are bringing their cult classic vampire mockumentary by the same name to the small screen in 2019. I mean, who doesn't want to watch three, centuries-old, anxious vampires attempt to fit into modern-day life?

The Other Two

Anticipated Air Date: January 24, 2019

Comedy Central's The Other Two follows a brother-sister duo whose dysfunction is turned up to 11 after their youngest sibling becomes a YouTube star. Created by Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider (former co-head writers of Saturday Night Live), The Other Two is the kind of demented family sitcom we'll always tune in for.

The Hills: New Beginnings

Anticipated Air Date: Unconfirmed, 2019

The show that launched a million careers is back, but this time they're calling it The Hills: New Beginnings. The show's premise is pretty much the same, if not just a wee-bit more mature: Following the original castmates (fear not, Speidi is set to return), their children, friends, and even some new faces (Mischa Barton!) as they navigate their lives in Los Angeles.

Veronica Mars
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Anticipated Air Date: Unconfirmed, 2019

Check this one out, marshmallows: After three seasons, two books, and a movie, Veronica Mars is set to return to the small screen, this time on Hulu.

The reboot is described thusly: “Spring breakers are getting murdered in Neptune, thereby decimating the seaside town’s lifeblood tourist industry. After Mars Investigations is hired by the parents of one of the victims to find their son’s killer, Veronica is drawn into an epic, eight-episode mystery that pits the enclave’s wealthy elites, who would rather put an end to the month-long bacchanalia, against a working class that relies on the cash influx that comes with being the West Coast’s answer to Daytona Beach.”

Fosse / Verdon
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Anticipated Air Date: Unconfirmed, 2019

Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams will star in Fosse/Verdon, an inside look at the romantic and creative partnership between influential choreographer/director Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon, one of the greatest Broadway dancers of all time. (Don't believe me? Check this out.)

Pretty much everyone who is anyone in the showbiz world is involved in the series: Tony winner Steven Levenson is joining Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thomas Kail as producers; Norbert Leo Butz, Chita Rivera, Laura Osnes, Aya Cash (of You're the Worst), and Nate Corddry are all set to join the cast.

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Anticipated Air Date: Unconfirmed, 2019

Like Bojack Horseman? Then you'll probably dig Undone, because they share the same creator: Rafael-Bob Waksberg. In Amazon's first adult animated series, Rosa Salazar (Parenthood) stars as Alma, who "after getting into a near fatal car accident, discovers she has a new relationship with time and uses this ability to find out the truth about her father’s death."

The First Wives' Club
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Anticipated Air Date: Unconfirmed, 2019

Yes, this is based on the same movie from the 1990s you tried to recreate in your bedroom! This time it's being rebooted as a television series for BET, penned by Girls Trip co-writer Tracy Oliver, and starring Jill Scott, Michelle Buteau, and Ryan Michelle Bathe in the roles originated on screen by Diane Keaton, Bette Midler, and Goldie Hawn.


Anticipated Air Date: Unconfirmed, 2019

Not a ton is known about HBO's Euphoria other than it's incredible cast and crew. The show, which is based on an Israeli series of the same name, stars Zendaya and Maude Apatow, and Drake is listed as one of the executive producers.

You're The Worst, Season 5

Anticipated Air Date: January 9, 2019

So many shows are coming to an end in 2019, and You're The Worst is one of them. After nearly two years between seasons, the FXX series is coming to a close with a parting season, and one can only wonder what will come of Jimmy and Gretchen's wedding. Two people who fear commitment committing to each other? I'm there!

Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Season 6
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Anticipated Air Date: January 10, 2019

Following a fan-led movement to get the show renewed (after it was cancelled by Fox in its fifth season), B99 will return in January on a new network: NBC. The Peacock saved the show from imminent demise and the original pickup of 13 episodes was recently increased to 18. We're welcoming as much of the 99 as we can get—they were almost gone!

True Detective, Season 3

Anticipated Air Date: January 13, 2019

Four years after the second season, True Detective is back with an actual bang this time. Oscar winner Mahershala Ali stars as Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas investigating the disappearance of two young children.

Broad City, Season 5

Anticipated Air Date: January 24, 2019

Everybody say "YAAAAAAAAS" but also "NOOOOOOO" because Broad City is one of the TV casualties of 2019. The two best friends that anyone could have, Abbi and Ilana, will be gracing our screens for the final time starting January 24. We'll miss the hi-jinx and the DGAF attitudes the most.

Jane the Virgin, Season 5
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Anticipated Air Date: January 2019

After the explosive, game-changing fourth season finale, JTV is expected to return in 2019 for a fifth and final season. They're keeping mum on the details about the finale, but we do know Gina Rodriguez is jumping into the director's chair again, and maybe, just maybe, we'll find out who's been narrating the entire tale.

Game of Thrones, Season 8

Anticipated Air Date: April 2019

Easily one of the most anticipated season premieres of the year (maybe even of all-time?) is the return of Game of Thrones for its final season. The eight-episode season is slated to premiere in April 2019, and the episodes are rumored to be feature-length—that means 90 minutes or longer, y'all. Who knows what Daenerys, Jon Snow, and Cersei could get into in that time?

Veep, Season 7
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Anticipated Air Date: Spring 2019

The Emmy Award-winning series is returning for its final season (it really does feel like everything is ending in 2019) and a seven-episode run to round out the series. Selina Meyer's consistent failure upwards will be dearly missed.

Big Little Lies, Season 2

Anticipated Air Date: Unconfirmed, 2019

After being the unexpected smash hit of 2017, HBO renewed Big Little Lies for a second season—even though the show was billed as a miniseries. We're still awaiting details on what's to come next, but we do know that Meryl freakin' Streep has joined the cast as Nicole Kidman's mother-in-law, and Liane Moriarty (who wrote the novel the series is based on) has written the story for the second season.

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