Saturday, December 28, 2019

Top 19 New Shows of 2019: #8

My annual TV Awards, the AFT Television Awards, are given out during the summer. It’s always nice to check inn midway through the television season to reflect back on all the calendar year introduced us to. As 2019 closes out and 2020 begins, here’s a look back at the best new shows of the year.

Apple TV Plus’ flagship original series attracted an impressive trio of big-name talent – Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell – and could probably have done well enough by relying on them. Instead, it crafted a complex and relevant drama about today’s issues, one that felt like “The Newsroom” in all the ways it should. It enhanced its leads with excellent supporting players, including Billy Crudup, Bel Powley, Mark Duplass, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

Best Episode: “A Seat at the Table
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