The New TV Shows We Can’t Wait To Watch In 2019

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There is already so much television to look forward to in 2019. But, all of those options can be overwhelming, especially if you’re trying to figure out what new shows are seriously worth your time or when they'll premiere.
Yes, we just got our first look at Aidy Bryant in Shrill, but when will the upcoming Hulu comedy actually debut? The trailer for Netflix’s upcoming superhero show The Umbrella Academy is wild, but you’re probably wondering what it’s about. And, honestly, what is TNT's I Am The Night? Chris Pine is doing TV now?!
We’re here to help. We compiled all of the most exciting new shows of 2019 to make tracking down your next favorite series a piece of cake. Keep reading to find out what’s premiering when, where to watch it, and what to expect. Get ready to fall in TV love.
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Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club (MTV)

Premiere date: Tuesday, January 8 at 8 p.m. ET

Yes, Lindsay Lohan’s Mykonos-set reality show is truly coming to a TV screen near you. Beach Club is all about Lohan’s sexy titular beach club and the antics that surround it. Vanderpump Rules is shaking.
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Good Trouble (Freeform)

Premiere date: Tuesday, January 8 at 8 p.m. ET

The Fosters heroines Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) and Callie Adams Foster (Maia Mitchell) are back on Freeform. Now, a little bit older and very much on their own in L.A. (unless Noah Centineo is free for a guest starring gig as their brother Jesus).

Are you ready to see these ladies adult?
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Fam (CBS)

Premiere date: Thursday, January 10 at 9:30 p.m. ET

Nina Dobrev hasn’t had a starring role on a TV show since she left The Vampire Diaries. In Fam, Dobrev stars as Clem, a young woman with a messy past who has finally created the perfect life with her fiancé Nick (Tone Bell).

Everything changes when Clem’s unruly 16-year-old sister (celebrity daughter Odessa Adlon) moves in. Hopefully, hilarity also ensues.
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The Passage (FOX)

Premiere date: Monday, January 14 at 9 p.m. ET

The Passage has one of 2019 TV’s wildest plots. 1990s hunk Mark-Paul Gosselaar plays Brad Wolgast, a federal agent who is tasked with bringing prospective patients to Project NOAH a mysterious government medical facility. As the threat of an international pandemic looms, NOAH is working on a treatment that will cure all diseases. Unfortunately, the vaccine also has the habit of turning people into something that looks a lot like a vampire.

Tensions explode between NOAH and Brad when the agent is asked to bring a young girl named Amy (Saniyya Sidney) to the facility. Brad eventually refuses, leading to a country-wide manhunt. Cue the action movie music.
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Roswell, New Mexico (The CW)

Premiere date: Tuesday, January 15 at 9 p.m. ET

The CW is rebooting new millennium era WB show Roswell, now with a woke outlook. The upcoming series, starring Grey’s Anatomy alum Jeanine Mason, puts undocumented immigrants and actual aliens together for soapy drama.

At least we know original Rosewell breakout Shiri Appleby approves of her show’s return to TV. The UnReal star is directing an episode of New Mexico.
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Deadly Class (Syfy)

Premiere date: Wednesday, January 16 at 10 p.m. ET

Lana Condor is an assassin now. What more do you need to know?
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Carmen Sandiego (Netflix)

Premiere date: Friday, January 18 at 3 a.m. ET

If it’s cool that Lana Condor is playing an assassin, it’s mind-blowing that Gina Rodriguez is the latest version of international woman of mystery and thief, Carmen Sandiego.

Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard also lends his voice to the new Netflix animated series.
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The Other Two (Comedy Central)

Premiere date: Thursday, January 24 at 10:30 p.m. ET

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if old-school Justin Bieber had two struggling older siblings? Well, The Other Two answers that question, seemingly to very funny results.
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I Am The Night (TNT)

Premiere date: Monday, January 28 at 9 p.m. ET

Bless Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins for ensuring her favorite leading man, Chris Pine, will appear on our TV screens for six weeks straight in 2019 thanks to I Am The Night. The Jenkins-directed and produced TNT limited series, which is inspired by true events, follows Fauna Hodel (India Eisley) a 1960s teen who eventually learns the mysterious origins of her birth.

That story will connect Fauna to the infamous Black Dahlia case, some of Hollywood’s darkest debauchery, and Pine’s journalist character, Jay Singletary. Prepare for some very serious True Detective season 1 vibes.
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Russian Doll (Netflix)

Premiere date: Friday, February 1 at 3 a.m. ET

Netflix’s latest partnership with Orange Is The New Black star Natasha Lyonne is already the best new show of 2019. While Russian Doll is technically about a woman who can’t escape her own birthday party, just know there is so much more to this story.
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The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)

Premiere date: Friday, February 15 at 3 a.m. ET

If you’ve always wished your superheroes were a little bit weirder — or sexier — The Umbrella Academy is here to make your dreams come true. The series, based off of a Gerard Way graphic novel, revolves around a family of super-powered 30-somethings trying to stop the apocalypse.
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Whiskey Cavalier (ABC)

Premiere date: Wednesday, February 27 at 10 p.m. ET

Less than a year after Scandal’s end, Scott Foley is playing yet another federal agent. This time, it’s Will Chase, codename Whiskey Cavalier, an emotional-but-hyper capable FBI agent. For narrative reasons, Will is forced into a partnership with Frankie Trowbridge (Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan), a fearless CIA agent and spy.

While Whiskey Cavalier sounds serious, the trailer proves the new series is trying to go the dramedy route with a dash of will-they-or-won’t-they tension. Fun!
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Now Apocalypse (Starz)

Premiere date: Sunday, March 10 at 9 p.m. ET

There are a lot of weirdo L.A. comedies out there. Now Apocalypse might just be the weirdest one. The half-hour series is about a bunch of young people trying to find themselves in Los Angeles, which is pretty average stuff.

The only probably is, one of the cool 20-somethings, Ulysses (Twisted’s Avan Jogia), slowly becomes convinced he is seeing signs of an apocalyptic conspiracy at work. Yeah, Now Apocalypse is pretty weird.
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Shrill (Hulu)

Premiere date: March 15 at 12 a.m. ET

Saturday Night Live star Aidy Bryant is Annie, an up-and-coming Seattle writer, in this adaptation of Lindy West’s 2016 memoir of the same name. Shrill shows viewers the honest perspective of a plus-size woman without making Annie’s weight the center of this story.

It’s glorious.
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Grand Hotel (ABC)

Premiere date: Monday, June 17 at 10 p.m. ET

Television always needs more primetime soaps. ABC’s summer series, Grand Hotel, is set to fill that void. The Eva Longoria-produced melodrama centers on Mendoza family, who preside over a sultry Miami beach hotel filled with intrigue and abs.

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