30 Great New TV Shows of 2019

And the ones we can't wait for.

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With the holiday season officially behind us, it's time to check out 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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'The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance'

Air Date: August 30, 2019

This creep-tastic looking Netflix original is a prequel to the 1982 Jim Henson classic. In it, three young Gelfling learn about the secret behind the Skeksis' power and set off to save their world.

'Carnival Row'

Air Date: August 30, 2019

This Victorian fantasy takes place in a world where mythical creatures have started to immigrate to the human world—and, obviously, trouble ensues. Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne star in the series, which is airing on Amazon Prime.


Air Date: September 13, 2019

This eight-episode limited series is a heavy one—it's based on the true story of a teenage girl who was charged with lying about being raped. The Netflix take on the story follows the two detectives on the case as it takes them in unexpected directions.

'On Becoming a God in Central Florida'

Air Date: August 25, 2019

Kirsten Dunst comes to Showtime for this series about a woman who cons her way up the ranks of the pyramid scheme that destroyed her family.

'Murder in the Bayou'

Air Date: September 13, 2019

If you're riding the True Crime wave, then you need to check out Showtime's upcoming docuseries. If you obsessed over Netflix's Making a Murderer, this five-part doc, which looks into problems with the investigation behind the deaths of eight women in rural Louisiana, is definitely for you.

'Wu-Tang: An American Saga'

Air Date: September 4, 2019

Set in 1990s New York City, this Hulu original follows the formation of the Wu-Tang Clan, under the leadership of Bobby Diggs aka The RZA.

'American Horror Story: 1984'

Air Date: September 18

The latest installment in FX's long-running horror anthology centers on a summer camp slasher story. AHS regulars like Emma Roberts, Billie Lourd, and Cody Fern are returning for the ninth season of the series.

The Hills: New Beginnings

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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Air Date: July 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.”

Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Season 6
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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!

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Air Date: April 9, 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.

Orange Is the New Black, Season 7

Anticipated Air Date: Late 2019

One of Netflix's original prestige series, Orange Is the New Black, is coming to an end this year. Last fall, Netflix announced that the series' seventh season would be its last. No firm release date has been announced, by filming for the final season wrapped in February.

Black Monday

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.

The Big Bang Theory, Season 12

Finale Air Date: May 16, 2019

After a staggering 12 years on the air, CBS' multi-cam phenomenon, The Big Bang Theory, is coming to an end. TV's biggest nerds will say goodbye for good in May, but there's still always Young Sheldon if you need an ongoing TBBT fix.

The Other Two

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.


Air Date: Unconfirmed, 2019

Not a ton is known about HBO's Euphoria other than its 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.

What We Do In The Shadows

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 First Wives' Club
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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.

The Act

Air Date: March 20, 2019

Hulu's new anthology true crime series is dramatizing the gripping Munchausen-syndrome-by-proxy story of Dee Dee Blanchard and her daughter, Gypsy Rose Blanchard (played by Patricia Arquette and Joey King, respectively) that was covered by BuzzFeed
and the subject of HBO's Mommy Dead and Dearest documentary.

You're The Worst, Season 5

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!

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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."

Broad City, Season 5

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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Air Date: March 27, 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

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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Air Date: March 31, 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.

Into the Badlands

Air Date: March 24, 2019

The stylish martial arts drama is returning to AMC for its final eight episodes this spring.

The Twilight Zone

Air Date: April 1, 2019

Jordan Peele is taking on the Twilight Zone for this reboot and pretty much everyone is excited to see his take on the classically creepy series. The catch? It's on CBS All Access, meaning you'll need to subscribe to yet another streaming service to watch it.


Air Date: March 29, 2019

Amazon's highly-anticipated adaptation of the 2011 Joe Wright film of the same name is set to drop in late March. Like the movie, the show will focus on a girl whose father raises her in the wilderness and trains her as an assassin. The first episode dropped after the Super Bowl, amping up anticipation for the full release.


Air Date: March 28, 2019

This new NBC comedy is the latest from the always-hilarious Michael Schur (the genius behind Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and The Good Place). This one is about a woman who runs a makeshift bar out of her backyard.

His Dark Materials

Anticipated Air Date: Late 2019

While 2007's The Golden Compass disappointed many fans of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series, this new series, a co-production of HBO and the BBC, is giving even the most jaded book lovers hope. It's set to premiere later this year.

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