10 Popular TV Shows That Didn’t Air New Episodes in 2019

Atlanta, Westworld and Fargo have been MIA—but they're coming back soon

Atlanta, Better Call Saul, Westworld and Curb Your Enthusiasm took 2019 off, but will be back in the new year. - Credit by Photo Illustration: Trent Joaquin; Sources: FX, AMC, HBO
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There are so many shows airing in the Peak TV era that it’s easy to lose track of specific programs, even if they rank among your favorites. So if you’re wondering why some of your most beloved shows weren’t on any top 10 TV lists for 2019, the answer might be that the series didn’t actually air any new episodes this year.

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Here are 10 popular shows that were MIA in 2019, along with the latest information about when you can expect them to resurface.

American Crime Story (FX)

The last installment of Ryan Murphy’s anthology drama, The Assassination of Gianni Versace, aired in early 2018. After scrapping plans for a season focusing on the tragedy involving Hurricane Katrina, FX said in August that Season 3 will instead focus on the national scandal involving Monica Lewinsky and President Clinton that led in 1998 to the country’s first impeachment in more than a century. Told through the point of view of the women involved (including Lewinsky, Linda Tripp and Paula Jones), the season titled Impeachment is set to debut on Sept. 27.

Atlanta (FX)

Adweek ranked Donald Glover’s critically acclaimed comedy as one of the decade’s best shows, but it was last seen on FX in May 2018. Making up for lost time, the network has ordered not one but two additional seasons of the series, which will shoot back-to-back in spring 2020. That means the earliest that Season 3 would be able to air is next summer or fall.

Better Call Saul (AMC)

Another entry on Adweek’s list of best TV shows of the decade, the Breaking Bad prequel wrapped its fourth season in October 2018. Creator Vince Gilligan released a Breaking Bad followup movie, El Camino, on Netflix in October, but that wasn’t connected to Saul. The AMC series will return for its fifth season with a two-night event on Feb. 23 and 24.

Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)

Larry David revived his HBO comedy in late 2017 after a six-year hiatus. He’s not taking as much time off until the next installment, however: Season 10 will premiere on Jan. 19.

Fargo (FX)

Like Curb, Noah Hawley’s anthology series has also been off the air since 2017. But Season 4 is now in production, and it is expected to air in the first half of 2020. Starring Chris Rock, it is about two criminal syndicates (one Italian, one African-American) in 1950s Kansas City, Mo.

The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix)

Netflix’s horror anthology had a scary debut in October 2018. Now creator Mike Flanagan is working on a followup season, called The Haunting of Bly Manor (and based on Henry James’ 1898 horror novella The Turn of the Screw) that will feature a new story and characters. However, some Season 1 actors including Henry Thomas will return to play new roles.

Homecoming (Amazon)

The Amazon conspiracy thriller, which starred Julia Roberts and was directed by Sam Esmail, debuted in November 2018. Amazon had given the series a two-season order, but it will look very different whenever it returns: Roberts and Esmail have departed, and the series will now star Janelle Monae and Chris Cooper (as well as Stephan James and Hong Chau, both of whom will return from Season 1). Kyle Patrick Alvarez will direct the new season.

Insecure (HBO)

Issa Rae’s comedy hasn’t aired new episodes since September 2018, but that will change soon. Season 3 went into production in September and is expected to air next year.

Ozark (Netflix)

Starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney, the Netflix drama’s first two seasons came out just a year apart (Season 1 in July 2017 and Season 2 in August 2018). However, there will be a longer wait for the third season, which is in production now and likely to air in 2020.

Westworld (HBO)

HBO shared the first trailer for the show’s third season in May, less than a year after Season 2 concluded in June 2018.  There’s still no premiere date for the season (which will feature Aaron Paul joining the cast), though it is expected to debut in the first half of 2020.


@jasonlynch jason.lynch@adweek.com Jason Lynch is TV/Media Editor at Adweek, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video.
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