With the beginning of a new year comes brand new TV shows vying for the eyeballs of viewers. The current era of "peak TV" has made it so there are brand new scripted shows arriving both up and down the dial, and even places like YouTube and Facebook are trying to get into the mix. With so many new series (not to mention so many returning shows) arriving next month, the list can feel overwhelming. But for those looking for options, here's a list of five of the brand new shows in January 2019 for you to check out.
Note this list is made up of new shows debuting in January, so series like The Punisher on Netflix (which is still pending a release date) and Victoria on PBS don't count, as they are on their second and third seasons, respectively. This also goes for True Detective, which though technically a new story, doesn't count. (As an anthology series, it's really on Season 3.) I also tried to keep it to shows that are easy to find.A Discovery of Witches, for instance, looks fantastic, but it's only available on Sundance Now and Shudder, which aren't widely available.
So without further ado, here are five of the best looking options for new shows in January of 2019.