Millie Bobby Brown in Stranger Things (Netflix)

FALL 2017 TV SURVEY:
40 MOST ANTICIPATED
RETURNING SHOWS

We asked TV fans, “Which returning fall TV shows are you most looking forward to?” See which series our survey respondents chose, ranked by popularity, below. (Respondents were allowed multiple choices.) The winner took top spot with 42 percent of the vote, while second place got 28 percent, third and fourth place were separated by a hairsbreadth of a percent and both rounded to 27 percent, and fifth place got 25 percent. (Click here to see the full results by percentage.)

Disagree with the survey results? Tell us in the comments who you think should have made the list or have been ranked higher.

Poldark (2015)
87%

#40
Synopsis: Based on the historical fiction stories by Winston Graham, following Ross Poldark's return to his beloved Cornwall after the American... [More]

Jane the Virgin (2014)
100%

#39
Synopsis: A comedy-drama following a chaste young woman who is accidentally impregnated via artificial insemination as she struggles to inform her... [More]

Narcos (2015)
89%

#38
Synopsis: This raw, gritty series chronicles the gripping real-life stories of the drug kingpins of the late 1980s and the corroborative... [More]
Directed By: Andrés Baiz

#37
Synopsis: Aspiring restaurateurs battle it out under chef Gordon Ramsay's tutoring; the winner gets a chance to open his/her own eatery.... [More]

Empire (2015)
84%

#36
Synopsis: A music mogul plans for the future of his empire as his three sons and his ex-wife battle each other... [More]

#35
Synopsis: A neurotic TV writer copes with life in L.A. in a tart, hilarious and semi-improvised sitcom that follows him dealing... [More]

Speechless (2016)

#34
Synopsis: A mom is driven to do what's best for her family, including her eldest son with special needs, in this... [More]

Synopsis: Celebrities are paired with professionals in a ballroom-dance competition, with one pair typically eliminated each week.... [More]

Fresh Off the Boat (2015)
94%

#32
Synopsis: A Taiwanese family deal with culture shock after moving from Washington, D.C., to Orlando during the '90s.... [More]

Outlander (2014)
91%

#31
Synopsis: A married British combat nurse time-travels between World War II and 1743 Scotland, where she falls for a Scottish warrior.... [More]

Survivor (2013)
71%

#30
Synopsis: Former players compete with and ultimately against loved ones. Redemption Island returns, where ousted castaways are banished and fight for... [More]

The Good Place (2016)
97%

#29
Synopsis: Follows Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell, "House of Lies," "Veronica Mars"), an ordinary woman who enters the afterlife, and thanks to... [More]
Directed By: Drew Goddard

black-ish (2014)
91%

#28
Synopsis: A successful family man worries that his children are losing touch with black culture because they are growing up in... [More]

The Voice (2011)

#27
Synopsis: Singers square off for a coveted recording contract in this reality talent contest from the producers of "Big Brother" and... [More]

Family Guy (1999)
71%

#26
Synopsis: Animated antics of the constantly grousing Griffins, a family that put some fun in dysfunctional. While dad Peter is a... [More]

Riverdale (2017)
86%

#25
Synopsis: Drama based on characters from the Archie comic-books series is set in Riverdale, where aspiring musician Archie deals with life,... [More]

The Simpsons (1989)
85%

#24
Synopsis: Matt Groening's subversive, animated satire about Springfield's hapless first family became a cult favourite when it premiered on Fox in... [More]

Vikings (2013)
93%

#23
Synopsis: Bjorn Ironside has ambitions for the Kingdom of Kattegat, he dreams of peace and prosperity, but the fates have a... [More]

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013)
95%

#22
Synopsis: A sitcom following the lives of a group of detectives in a New York precinct, including one slacker who is... [More]

Scandal (2012)
93%

#21
Synopsis: A former White House communications director opens a Washington, D.C. crisis-management firm in this drama based on the work of... [More]

Supernatural (2005)
93%

#20
Synopsis: Twenty-six years ago, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father... [More]

Once Upon a Time (2011)
80%

#19
Synopsis: This drama series revolves around a woman with a troubled past. Her destiny unfolds when she arrives in a mysterious... [More]

Synopsis: Lieutenant Olivia Benson leads a team that finds justice for victims of the city's worst crimes. NYPD Detectives Odafin Tutuola,... [More]

Synopsis: A law professor and a group of her best students are drawn into a real-life murder conspiracy.... [More]

The Crown (2016)
89%

#16
Synopsis: The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world -- Buckingham Palace and... [More]

Designated Survivor (2016)
71%

#15
Synopsis: A lower level United States Cabinet member is suddenly appointed president after a catastrophic attack kills everyone above him in... [More]

The Blacklist (2013)
91%

#14
Synopsis: For decades, ex-government agent Raymond "Red" Reddington has been one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives. Brokering shadowy deals for... [More]

Supergirl (2015)
88%

#13
Synopsis: At 24, Kara Zor-El decides the time has come to embrace her superhuman abilities and fulfill her destiny as a... [More]

NCIS (2003)

#12
Synopsis: A successful "JAG" spin-off about criminal cases involving Navy and Marine personnel, handled by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. For... [More]

Arrow (2012)
85%

#11
Synopsis: Reinventing the DC Comics character, the Arrow is not a superhero but a hero every bit as dangerous as the... [More]

Modern Family (2009)
85%

#10
Synopsis: A mockumentary-style sitcom chronicling the unusual kinship of the extended Pritchett clan, a brood that includes patriarch Jay; his younger... [More]

#9
Synopsis: A horror anthology series from Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy.... [More]

Gotham (2014)
77%

#8
Synopsis: GOTHAM is an origin story of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has... [More]

Will & Grace (1998)

#7
Synopsis: Snappy hit about a straight woman and a gay man who are best friends. She's a decorator with a snippy,... [More]

The Flash (2014)
89%

#6
Synopsis: Scientist Barry Allen acquires super speed through a freak accident and becomes known as the Fastest Man Alive in this... [More]

This Is Us (2016)
92%

#5
Synopsis: The Pearson family's generational story unfolds in this emotional drama. In moments of joy and heartbreak, revelations emerge from parents... [More]

Synopsis: The NFL's long-running prime-time series, providing football action with colorful commentary. The 1970 brainchild of ABC Sports president Roone Arledge... [More]

The Walking Dead (2010)
81%

#3
Synopsis: A horror drama following the survivors of an apocalyptic holocaust who are searching for a safe haven while being tracked... [More]

The Big Bang Theory (2007)
82%

#2
Synopsis: A new comedy about a pair of brilliant physicists who understand how the universe works but have no clue about... [More]

Stranger Things (2016)
93%

#1
Synopsis: A love letter to the '80s classics that captivated a generation, Stranger Things is set in 1983 Indiana, where a... [More]

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