10 TV Shows Coming Out This Year (And 10 Coming In 2019)

Brenton Thwaites Alan Ritchson and Minka Kelly in Titans

While the actual start of the current Golden Age of Television is up for debate, there's no doubting that as a medium, television has come into its own in the past decade or so.

It may be rather difficult to remember, but there was a time when television was seen as a lower artistic medium, a dumping ground for entertainment not good enough to make it to the big screen.

However, updates in technology and the way we consume media changed the game and nowadays some of our best dramas, thrillers and comedies emanate from the small screen.

Some critics have called our era "peak TV," which not only remarks on the quality of the shows but also the sheer amount of it, possibly resulting in your average viewer being overwhelmed by choice.

Of course, you don't need us to tell you this as your personal "Must Watch" list is likely a terrifying length already and getting longer by the day.

Well, looking at the schedules for the rest of this year going into next year, we can say with some degree of certainty that this "problem" isn't going to go away any time soon.

While there are some incredible hit shows like Stranger Things and Game of Thrones scheduled to return in the foreseeable future, there's also a whole slew of new shows fighting for your eyeballs' attention.

Whether they'll prove to be just as bingeworthy will be left up to fate, but it's hard to not be excited about some of the projects lined up for our consumption.

Without further ado, here are the 10 TV Shows Coming Out This Year (And 10 Coming In 2019).

20 Castle Rock (2018)

If you know anything about Stephen King, you'll know that a bunch of his stories take place in Maine. So it makes all kinds of sense that the new horror series Castle Rock is set there too.

The series looks to be like the adult version of the Goosebumps movie, featuring some of King's awesome creations.

Castle Rock already has an impressive roster of actors with Andre Holland, Bill Skarsgard, Scott Glenn, Melanie Lynskey, Sissy Spacek, Jane Levy, and Terry O'Quinn all being part of the main cast.

The teaser trailer already contained references to some of Stephen King's most iconic works like It, The Shining, The Shawshank Redemption, and Salem's Lot, so hopes are high that Castle Rock manages to do them justice.

The series drops on Hulu on July 25th.

19 Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists (2019)

Sasha Pieterse as Allison in Pretty Little Liars

When the super-popular Pretty Little Liars ended last year, fans were left with a PLL-shaped hole in their lives.

That is until spin-off show Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists was announced to be in development at Freeform.

The Perfectionists brings back some of the main cast from the original show, including Sasha Pieterse as Alison and Janel Parrish as Mona, and is based on the novel of the same name (minus the prefix) by series author Sara Shepard.

A Pretty Little Liars spin-off has been attempted before.

In 2013, sidequel series Ravenswood debuted. Although it received fairly decent reviews, it failed to find an audience and ABC Family cancelled the series due to low ratings.

Freeform are obviously hoping for more from The Perfectionists and have ordered a ten episode first season of the series, due sometime in 2019.

18 Disenchantment (2018)

Bean Eflie and Luci in Disenchantment throne room

As Matt Groening is responsible for perhaps two of the greatest animated shows ever, it's fair to say that the hype for his new show Disenchantment is real.

While some may lament Futurama's cancellation or The Simpsons' massive decline in quality, Disenchantment comes straight out of the gate with fresh characters and ideas.

The show features the hard drinking princess Bean (Abbi Jacobson) and her adventures in medieval realm Dreamland with her companions Elfo (Nat Faxon) and demon Luci (Eric Andre).

Plot details are scarce, but according to Groening, the series will be about life, love and "how to keep laughing in a world full of suffering and idiots, despite what the elders and wizards and other jerks tell you." Sign us up.

The ten episodes of the series will drop on Netflix on 17th August.

17 Blood & Treasure (2019)

Director Marc Webb and Andrew Garfield shooting the Amazing Spider-Man

CBS recently announced Blood & Treasure, an action-adventure series slated for a summer 2019 premiere.

According to the press release, the show will center on an antiquities expert (Matt Barr) who is forced to work with an art thief (Sofia Pernas) to take down a global criminal who is funding his nefarious deeds through stolen treasure.

The series is produced and directed by Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb.

Not much is known outside of the cast list and short synopsis, but a weekly treasure hunting mystery show could be fun.

Quite where it will rank in terms of the Indiana JonesesTomb Raiders, and Uncharteds of the world remains to be seen, but we'll find out for certain next summer.

16 Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018)

John Krasinski has some big shoes to fill. The actor, soon to be seen starring as Jack Ryan in Amazon's new series of the same name, will be the fifth person to play the Tom Clancy character.

From what we've seen so far, it looks like he's going to do a fine job.

While the series is an original story, it certainly takes inspiration from the books and movies, especially the ones starring Harrison Ford.

Show director Daniel Sackheim said that he wanted to get back to Ford's "everyman" appeal- someone who is relatable and vulnerable but still a hero.

Considering the fact that they've got Jim Halpert from The Office as their lead, we'd say they've nailed it.

Jack Ryan debuts on August 31st on Amazon.

15 Godfather of Harlem (2019)

Lovers of prestige crime dramas may want to turn their attention to Epix next year. Written and executive produced by Narcos co-creator Chris Brancato, Godfather of Harlem will star Forest Whitaker as real-life crime boss Bumpy Johnson.

The series will chart Johnson's attempt to gain control back of his neighborhood after a lengthy stay in prison. Expect mob wars and massive social change against the backdrop of 1960s America.

Forest Whitaker is a great choice for the role of the infamous mob boss and Godfather of Harlem could shape up to be a seriously compelling piece of drama.

The series is starting strong straight out of the gate with Oscar-winning writer/director John Ridley, best known for his 12 Years a Slave screenplay, will be directing the first episode.

The show will debut on Epix at some point in 2019.

14 The Innocents (2018)

Promotional art for Netflix series The Innocents

The Innocents is a British supernatural thriller series set to debut on Netflix. The series has cast of fresh-faced relative unknowns, although it does have one big name in the form of the awesome Guy Pearce.

According to the official synopsis, The Innocents is about teenagers Harry and June, who "run away from their repressive family lives to be together."

It goes on to describe the teens as having an "extraordinary gift" that "unleashes powerful forces intent on dividing them forever."

While this isn't much to go on, the series looks super stylish and could be the dark horse in Netflix's 2018 lineup.

If dark supernatural love stories are your thing, you could probably do a lot worse than The Innocents.

The debut series hits Netflix on August 24th.

13 Doom Patrol (2019)

It seems like the Teen Titans aren't the only superhero team to be making their way to the small screen.

DC must be confident in Titans as they've already announced the spin-off, Doom Patrol, before the first season has even aired.

They're wasting little time in connecting the two shows, with the fifth episode of Titans, set to introduce the Doom Patrol to the wider DC universe.

There's even less to go on than with Titans, but at least we have some cast news from the project and know what form the team will take.

Bruno Bichir will play Dr. Niles Caulder aka The Chief, April Bowlby will be Elasti-Girl, Jake Michaels as Robotman and Dwain Murphy as Negative Man. Supernatural writer Jeremy Carver will pen the series.

It is due on the DC Universe service in 2019.

12 Charmed (2018)

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Get ready to feel the Power of Three once again, as Charmed is getting rebooted.

The original supernatural fantasy show ran for eight seasons and gained a significant cult following in that time. According to The CW, the new Charmed will be "a fierce, funny feminist reboot."

The reaction to this news has been mixed amongst the hardcore Charmed fanbase, with many disappointed with the series' decision to reboot with an all-new cast.

CW president Mark Pedowitz responded to the #StopCharmedReboot fan backlash by saying "Hopefully they would give this new cast a chance. It is not quite the same yet there are many similarities ... I can only say to fans, before you make a decision, watch the series."

Charmed hits screens on October 14th.

11 Pennyworth (2019)

Batman wouldn't be nearly as good as he is without the loyalty and assistance of Wayne family butler Alfred Pennyworth.

Considering the popularity of the Dark Knight, it should probably come as no surprise that TV studios would take notice of Gotham's success and try to capitalize.

Epix wanted a slice of the Bat money pie too and ordered Pennyworth, a prequel series set in 1960's London and based around Alfred Pennyworth in his pre-butlering days when he was a secret service military hero and set up his own security company.

Gotham head honchos Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon are in the frame to bring the series to Epix.

It is slated for the standard and annoyingly vague release date of 2019.

10 Nightflyers (2018)

Jodie Turner-Smith in Nightflyers teaser trailer

While Game of Thrones is ending next year, there's going to be no shortage of George R.R. Martin TV shows to keep people happy.

HBO are reportedly working on up to five spin-offs from the insanely popular show, but other networks are looking to get in on the action too.

Syfy have commissioned Nightflyers, based on Martin's 1980 novella and short story collection in addition to the 1987 movie adaptation.

The story revolves around a crew of scientists who travel deep into space in search for alien life. Their ship is The Nightflyer, the most technologically advanced vessel ever built.

However, things take a turn for the worse when the ship's artificial intelligence and never-seen captain seem to be steering the crew into peril.

No release date is confirmed as of yet, but hopefully we'll learn more soon.

9 What We Do in The Shadows (2019)

What We Do in the Shadows spinoff titled We're Wolves

If you wanted more from hilarious vampire mockumentary What We Do in The Shadows, you're in luck. Not only is the movie getting a sequel, entitled We're Wolves, but two TV spin-offs are happening.

Directors and co-creators Jermaine Clement and Taika Waititi are masterminding both projects.

One is called Wellington Paranormal and features the two cops from the movie investigating all sorts of supernatural phenomena. It will air in New Zealand this year, but will hopefully air overseas soon after.

The second is an American take on the movie set to appear on FX. The series shifts the action from Wellington, New Zealand to New York City and features Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou and Harvey Gullen.

It premieres on FX next year.

8 Titans (2018)

DC are getting into the streaming game with their own branded DC Universe service set for launch in August.

Their first show will be a live-action adaptation of the Teen Titans, simply called Titans.

The project has been in development for many years, originally slated to appear on TNT. When the deal fell through, DC retooled it and will use it as the jumping-off point for their expanded universe.

We don't know much about any story details as of yet, but they've assembled a capable cast to get the job done.

Brenton Thwaites will play Dick Grayson, aka Robin, Batman's young ward eager to step outside of the Dark Knight's shadow. Anna Diop will play Starfire, Teagan Croft will play Raven, and Ryan Potter rounds off the main team as Beast Boy.

Titans will hit the service later this year.

7 Swamp Thing (2019)

Swamp Things from DC ComicsSwamp Things from DC Comics

Just in case you haven't figured it out by now, DC are going all in on their DC Universe platform. Next up is Swamp Thing, a live-action series based on the DC antihero.

Aquaman director James Wan is producing the show. Gary Dauberman, who is best known for writing The Conjuring spin-off Annabelle movies as well as co-writing 2017's It, will team with veteran comic book/television writer Mark Verheiden to bring the comic to life.

The series will be about the Alec Holland version of the character and his relationship with researcher Abby Arcane.

Tragedy befalls Alec, but, as the press release states "Abby will discover that the swamp holds mystical secrets, both horrifying and wondrous — and the potential love of her life may not be (gone) after all.”

There's no news outside of the 2019 date.

6 The Rookie (2018)

Nathan Fillion in The Rookie

Firefly and Castle fans will soon have another place to get their Nathan Fillion fix. Fillion is set to star in The Rookie, a show about a small town man by the name of John Nolan, who finds himself in a middle-aged funk after getting divorced.

After he's caught up in a foiled bank robbery, Nolan is inspired by the police's bravery and decides that law enforcement is his calling.

He moves to Los Angeles, becoming the oldest rookie in the LAPD in the process.

We already know Nathan Fillion's supremely watchable and The Rookie seems like it's a good fit for him. The trailer promises Nolan having to show his worth to both himself and his superiors and from what we've seen, The Rookie could end up being pretty special indeed.

The Rookie will appear on ABC this fall.

5 ThunderCats Roar (2019)

Promotional art from ThunderCats Roar

ThunderCats Roar marks the second time the ThunderCats property has been rebooted since the original series' run in the late '80s.

The 2011 reboot was well-received but didn't do well in the ratings and was unceremoniously cancelled after a single season.

ThunderCats Roar has a dramatically different take on the material, complete with a drastic art and tonal change.

It seems like it will shake up the old formula.

Vocal fans of the two previous series criticized this change in direction with many bringing up the more youth-orientated Teen Titans Go! as a point of negative comparison.

Other fans remain positive and are taking the "wait and see" approach, which is usually the best course of action for these matters.

Cartoon Network will screen ThunderCats Roar at some unspecified point next year.

4 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

The Coen Brothers on the Hail, Caesar! set

Joel and Ethan Coen are bringing their Hollywood heft to Netflix. The sibling team behind Fargo, The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men, and perhaps most pertinently the 2010 remake of True Grit, are developing The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, a western anthology series set for later this year.

The series stars Tim Blake Nelson, James Franco, Zoe Kazan, Liam Neeson and Brendan Gleeson.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs has quality written all over it already and it's undoubtably going to be one of the most talked about series of this year.

The Coens and Netflix are very tight-lipped about any further details, but considering the brothers' track record, we're probably in safe hands.

Frustratingly, there's no release date yet, so we'll just have to get better at waiting.

3 The Rocketeer (2019)

The Rocketeer

If you love Disney's severely underrated adventure movie The Rocketeer, we're happy to say it's coming back, but perhaps not in the way you'd expect.

It's been announced that The Rocketeer will return as an animated series on Disney Junior. This may be disappointing to many, but from where we stand, it can only be a good thing.

The cartoon will focus on a young girl named Kit who discovers that she's next in line to inherit The Rocketeer's famous rocket-powered jetpack.

She teams with her geeky best friend Tesh and her mechanic uncle to save the day and carry on the superheroic Rocketeer name.

Here's hoping the series causes enough of a stir to reignite the calls for another Rockeeter movie. It's been way too long.

2 Double Dare (2018)

Fans of '90s nostalgia can rejoice-- Nickelodeon's fondly remembered game show Double Dare is back for 2018.

For those of you too young to remember, Double Dare was a family game show where contestants competed to win cash and prizes by answering questions and taking part in physical challenges that normally involved them looking as ridiculous as possible and getting incredibly messy to boot.

Double Dare 2018 has Liza Koshy as its host, but original presenter Marc Summers will make appearances as the "mayor of Double Dare," adding his own commentary to the show's wacky stunts.

If the new series manages to capture the anarchic fun of the original, we'll be in for a treat when it premieres on June 25th this year.

Now, who do we speak to to get Legends of the Hidden Temple back on our screens?

1 Cosmos: Possible Worlds (2019)

Neil Tyson DeGrasse in Cosmos A Spacetime Odyssey

It's easy to forget just how small we are on a cosmic scale. If you're ready to get your minds blown all over again by the sheer size and scope of the universe and humanity's place within it, Cosmos: Possible Worlds has you covered.

As the sequel to the acclaimed reboot of Carl Sagan's landmark science documentary series, Possible Worlds will go further into the mysteries of the universe, once again hosted by Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

If you enjoyed 2014's Cosmos, you'll be sure to enjoy this one.

The trailer for the new series already promises the same level of quality science and epic presentation that the first one had. If only science lessons at school were this entertaining.

Cosmos: Possible Worlds will air on Fox and National Geographic in the second quarter of 2019.


Can you think of any other shows that are coming out this year? Are there any others coming in 2019? Let us know in the comments!

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