Best TV shows of 2019

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Over the last year, there were close to 500 scripted original shows on broadcast, basic and paid cable, and online streaming services (according to FX research). To say that's a lot of TV would be an understatement. That's a TON of TV.

And for the first time, streaming platforms produced more TV than broadcast. It's the wild west out there, and we watched so much of it.

It's impossible for any one person to watch the approximate 495 scripted shows out there (and reality shows? Forget it!), but among the hundreds we did get to watch, these were the ones that we loved the most. From The Good (Place and Fight) to a reality show that kept on giving major moments, from Sandra Oh's spy game to the groundbreaking FX drama that made us want to attend a ball, these are our favorite shows of 2018.

Pose

FX

Gina Rodriguez, Justin Baldoni, Jane the Virgin

Christine Baranski, The Good Fight

CBS

Legacies

The CW

Schitt's Creek, Catherine O'Hara, Dan Levy

Pop

Sharp Objects, Amy Adams

HBO

Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Netflix

The Good Place, Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, D'Arcy Carden

NBC

Atlanta, Teddy Perkins

FX

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2

Amazon

Brooklyn Nine-Nine, season 5 finale

Fox

The Real Housewives of New York City

Bravo

Survivor, Season 37 finale

CBS

Claws, Niecy Nash

TNT

Insecure, Natasha Rothwell

HBO

Queer Eye

Netflix

Matthew Rhys, Keri Russell, The Americans

FX

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Skylar Astin

CW

Nailed It, Nicole Byer

Netflix

Bring on 2019! 

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