It’s been a pretty good year for TV.
Old favorites like Atlanta returned with stellar seasons, new show’s garnered tons of praise, and our favorite streaming services delivered some surprise hits.
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We don’t blame you if you weren’t able to catch every new series and season that premiered this year, there was a lot going on!
Still, we don’t want you to miss the incredible new show’s that dropped in 2018, so we’ve put together a small list of show’s that premiered this year that you can stream right now.
1 of 9 Netflix
Unfortunately, Netflix canceled the show after one season but the coming-of-age comedy-drama, which premiered in February, is one worth watching. Set in the real-life town of Boring, Oregon, the show follows teens at a fictional high school and features a soundtrack of early 90s hits. Stream it on Netflix.
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Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen are the perfect duo in this Amazon series, which follows a married couple who decide to shake things up. The show isn't your typical comedy about a bored couple and includes a bit of a twist that fans will enjoy. Stream it now on Amazon Prime.
3 of 9 Freeform
Yara Shahidi's Black-ish character, Zoey Johnson, got a spin-off this year. Grown-ish premiered in January and earned two Teen Choice nominations following its first season. The show was also Freeform's biggest comedy series launch since 2012. You can stream is now on Hulu.
4 of 9 Amazon Studios
If Beale Street Could Talk actor Stephan James stars in this new series from Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg, which is based on the duo's podcast of the same name. The show follows a former caseworker at the Homecoming Transitional Support Center, a live-in facility that helps soldiers transition to civilian life, whose world is turned upside down when she begins to realize that the facility served another purpose. James stars alongside Julia Roberts, Bobby Cannavale, Shea Whigham, Sissy Spacek, and Alex Karpovsky. Stream it now on Amazon Prime.
5 of 9 BBC AMERICA
This suspense-filled drama is one you need to watch right away. Earning Sandra Oh a Golden Globe nomination, the series sees an assassin and security operative playing a thrilling game of cat and mouse. The show features a great performance from Jodie Comer and includes ESSENCE fave Kirby Howell-Baptiste. Stream it now on Hulu.
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On My Block became an instant fave as soon as it arrived back in March. The coming-of-age comedy features a diverse cast of up-and-coming actors and a season one cliffhanger that will surely leave you in your feelings. But not to worry, a second season is on the way and it will have all the answers you need. Stream it now on Netflix.
7 of 9 FX Networks
There is no other show on television like Pose. Created by Steven Canals, Ryan Murphy, and Brad Falchuk, the series juxtaposes the world of Black and Latino ball culture with the rise of yuppies and the growing social and literary scene in downtown NYC. Stream season one on FX.
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This limited series from Netflix had fans craving more, but we'll just have to make do with ten episodes. This timely series explores race, injustice, and police abuse as the series follows the aftermath of an officer-involved car accident and coverup after a Black teenager is critically injured. The series earned a Golden Globe nomination for Regina King's supporting role. Stream it on Netflix.
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Lena Waithe's The Chi premiered earlier this year to tons of praise and an audience that couldn't get enough. The series focuses on life on the South Side of Chicago and stars Jason Mitchell, Jacob Latimore, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross, and Tiffany Boone. Stream it on Showtime.
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