The 10 Best New TV Shows of 2019

Hulu and Netflix each boast multiple impressive freshman series

collage of characters from 2019's best new shows
The best new shows of 2019 included Watchmen, Russian Doll, Pen15 and Unbelievable. Illustration: Trent Joaquin; Sources: HBO, Netflix, Hulu

After rounding up 2019’s 10 best TV shows, it’s time to spotlight new series in their first year that were impressively able to stand out among an unprecedented glut of broadcast, cable and streaming content.

@jasonlynch Jason Lynch is TV Editor at Adweek, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video.