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The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years 

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List Rules Only shows that premiered on or after January 1, 2015

With so many great TV series currently airing, we narrowed down the best TV shows since 2015. Our list of the highest rated shows of the past three years is ranked by viewers from everywhere, so make sure you vote up the best new series on television. What is the best new TV show? 

Featuring new HBO shows, Hulu originals, critically acclaimed miniseries, and more, the best recent TV shows include Westworld, Stranger Things, The Handmaid's Tale, Better Call Saul, Mr. Robot, American Crime Story, and Atlanta. Netflix's Marvel series are easily considered to be some of the most bingeworthy shows today, while Showtime's revival Twin Peaks is commonly known as the show to watch now in 2019. From comedies to dramas and horror to sci-fi, this list of great TV shows of the past three years has something for everyone. 

Vote up the best new TV shows and feel free to add any new series missing from the list. 

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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard

Premiered: 2016

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Horror, Supernatural, Period drama

Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series created by The Duffer Brothers. When a young boy (Noah Schnapp) disappears, his mother (Winona Ryder), ...more
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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright

Premiered: 2016

Network: HBO

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Drama, Western

Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and based on the 1973 film. In a technologically advanced Wild ...more
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Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn

Premiered: 2015

Network: AMC

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Drama, Comedy

Better Call Saul (AMC, 2015) is an American television drama series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, and a spinoff prequel of Breaking Bad. The trials and tribulations of lawyer, Jimmy ...more
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The Good Place is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil

Premiered: 2016

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Fantasy

The Good Place (NBC, 2016) is an American fantasy comedy television series created by Michael Schur. Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) wakes up to discover she has entered the afterlife. When ...more
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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson

Premiered: 2015

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Science Fiction, Action

Daredevil (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Drew Goddard, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Blind lawyer Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) ...more
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Mr. Robot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday

Premiered: 2015

Network: USA Network

Genres (Tv): Drama, Techno thriller, Psychological thriller

Mr. Robot (USA Network, 2015) is an American drama-thriller television series created by Sam Esmail. Elliot (Rami Malek), a cybersecurity engineer and hacker who suffers from social anxiety ...more
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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor

Premiered: 2015

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Action, Crime, Drama

Jessica Jones (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the Marvel Comics character. Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, ...more
8
This Is Us is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown

Premiered: 2016

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Family drama

This Is Us (NBC, 2016) is an American television series created by Dan Fogelman. Follows a unique ensemble, as their paths cross and their life stories interwine, from sharing the same birthday, ...more
9
Narcos is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook

Premiered: 2015

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Crime drama, Biographical

Narcos (Netflix, 2015) is an American drama web-television series created by Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard, and Doug Miro. A chronicled look at the exploits of Colombian drug kingpin Pablo ...more
10
The Crown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby

Premiered: 2016

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Historical drama

The Crown (Netflix, 2016) is an American-British biographical drama series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. The series begins with the 1947 wedding of young Elizabeth ...more
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Mindhunter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv

Premiered: 2017

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Crime drama, Psychological thriller

Mindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime thriller television series created by Joe Penhall, based on the true crime book by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker. FBI agents Holden Ford ...more
12
Big Little Lies is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Big Little Lies (HBO, 2017) is an American dramatic miniseries created by David E. Kelley, based on the novel by Liane Moriarty. While Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) and Celeste (Nicole Kidman) ...more
13
Ozark is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz

Premiered: 2017

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Crime drama, Thriller

Ozark (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime drama series created by Bill Dubuque. Financial planner Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) must suddenly relocate his family (Laura Linney) from Chicago to a ...more
14
Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro

Premiered: 2015

Network: Netflix, Fox

Genres (Tv): Police procedural, Comedy-drama, Mystery, Crime, Horror, + more

Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series developed by Tom Kapinos. The series revolves around Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis), the Devil, who ...more
15
The Handmaid's Tale is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski

Premiered: 2017

Network: Hulu

Genres (Tv): Drama, Dystopian fiction

The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television series created by Bruce Miller, based on the 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood. In a dystopian future where women are brutally ...more
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Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Mike Colter, Mahershala Ali, Simone Missick

Genres (Tv): Action, Sci-Fi

Luke Cage (Netflix, 2016) is an American web television series created by Cheo Hodari Coker, based on the Marvel Comics character. When a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and ...more
17
The Man in the High Cast... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): History, Drama, Dystopian, Thriller, Sci-fi

The Man in the High Castle (Amazon Video, 2015) is an American dystopian alternative history television series created by Frank Spotnitz, based on the novel by Philip K. Dick. In an alternative ...more
18
American Crime Story is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Sterling K. Brown, Kenneth Choi, Christian Clemenson

Premiered: 2016

Network: FX

Genres (Tv): True crime, Drama, Anthology

American Crime Story (FX, 2016) is an American anthology television series Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, and Tom Rob Smith. Each season is presented as a self-contained miniseries, ...more
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Guardians of the Galaxy ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Will Friedle, Trevor Devall, Vanessa Marshall

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Animation, Action, Adventure

Guardians of the Galaxy (Disney XD, 2015) is an American animated television series developed by Marty Isenberg, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. The adventures of a band of space ...more
20
GLOW is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron

Premiered: 2017

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Comedy-drama

GLOW (Netflix, 2017) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch. Set in 1980s Los Angeles, Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), a struggling actress, receives an ...more
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The Haunting of Hill Hou... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Luke Albright added Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas

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. The first season, The Haunting of ...more
22
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmid... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess

Premiered: 2015

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television sitcom created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. After being rescued from a doomsday cult, an optimistic young woman (Ellie ...more
23
A Series of Unfortunate ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
\\Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton

Premiered: 2017

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama

A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017, Netflix) is a black comedy-drama TV series based on the children's novel series of the same name by Lemony Snicket (author Daniel Handler). The Baudelaire ...more
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Poldark is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Denise Schult added Poldark Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Heida Reed

Genres (Tv): Historical drama

Poldark (BBC One, 2015) is a British-American drama television series created by Debbie Horsfield, based on the novels by Winston Graham. Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) returns home after American ...more
25
iZombie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years
Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli

Premiered: 2015

Network: The CW

Genres (Tv): Drama, Crime Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction

iZombie (The CW, 2015) is an American television series developed by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright, loosely based on the comic books by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred. A medical ...more