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Best TV shows to watch in 2019

It’s 2019, which means we have a whole year of new television to look forward to! And we’ve already started things off with a bang. From new episodes of Cold Feet on ITV, to the return of BBC One’s Death in Paradise, there’s a whole range of exciting shows for us to get stuck into. Let’s take a look at what’s in store, shall we?

Evidence of Evil, CBS Reality
Starting 2nd January, 10pm


This compelling CBS Reality Original series premiered in the New Year and explores some of the most startling criminal cases of the past twenty years, studying how technology was able to help deliver justice. New episodes include the cases of murdered Essex teenager Breck Bednar and 24-year-old Kaitlyn Conley who killed her ex’s mother, who was also her boss.

Cold Feet series 8, ITV
Starting 14th January, 9pm

That’s right. The revived show is back for its eight series this January, with James Nesbitt, Hermione Norris, Robert Bathurst, Fay Ripley and John Thomson all returning for another instalment of the beloved series. And this time around, wedding bells are ringing… Prepare yourself for laughs, and some tears along the way as well.

Catastrophe series 4, Channel 4
Starting 8th January, 10pm

It’s going to be a bittersweet series, as the hit comedy returns for its fourth and final instalment this January *wipes away tear*. So, re-join couple Sharon and Rob for another round of laughs for one last time. In series four, a new acquaintance becomes increasingly friendly with Rob, while Sharon tries her hand at a new risky hobby...

Death in Paradise series 8, BBC One
Starting 10th January, 9pm

And as if all that wasn’t enough for some January viewing, we also have new Death in Paradise episodes to enjoy! The well-loved and award-winning series is returning for an eighth series, meaning viewers are able to revisit the idyllic Caribbean shores of Saint Marie for more ingenious and baffling murder mysteries.

Peaky Blinders series 5, BBC One
Spring 2019

Our favourite brummie boys are coming back! Cillian Murphy returns as Tommy Shelby in the hugely popular gangster epic, while Sam Claflin and Emmet J Scanlan are new to the line-up this year. Not only that, but the show will also have a new home on BBC One this time around. We can’t wait.

Stranger Things, Netflix
4th July 2019

Clear your diaries because new episodes of the hit sci-fi series are set to land on Netflix this July. The original cast are returning for another set of exciting and supernatural adventures in the small town of Hawkins. But what awaits them in The Upside Down this time? Now all we have to do is count down the days…

Line of Duty series 5, BBC One
April 2019

If you’re as big a Line of Duty fan as we are, you’ll be excited to hear that brand new episodes are heading our way in 2019. Yes, the nail-biting show about police anti-corruption unit AC-12 is returning, featuring regulars Adrian Dunbar, Vicky McClure and Martin Compston. Now, can April hurry up already?

Poldark series 5, BBC One
Summer 2019

Aidan Turner will return this year for the last time, as the fifth and final series of Poldark arrives this summer. The hit period drama promises to move away from Winston Graham’s novels, as we re-join the characters in the aftermath of last series’ devastating events.

Killing Eve, BBC One

The thrilling crime drama starring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, and written by Fleabag scribe Phoebe Waller-Bridge, became hugely successful after its 2018 first season. And after the show ended on one hell of a cliff-hanger, we’re all anxiously waiting to find out what happens next. Well, we shouldn’t have to wait much longer as a second instalment will land on TV screens this year. Get in!