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Fall 2019 TV Survey: 40 Most Anticipated Returning Shows

For Rotten Tomatoes’ annual Fall TV Survey, we asked thousands of our users what they’re most looking forward to in the coming TV season and to reflect on the best shows from seasons past.

We first asked TV fans which returning fall TV shows they were most looking forward to, allowing them more than one vote to spread the love around.

American Horror Story took the top spot with 25% of the vote. No. 2, the second season of Mindhunter, which has already launched on Netflix, got 24.31% of the vote, besting The Good Place (23.7%) by a hair.

Read on to find out all of Rotten Tomatoes users’ most anticipated returning series.

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

Adjusted Score: -0.31%
Synopsis: Singers square off for a coveted recording contract in this reality talent contest from the producers of "Big Brother" and... [More]

Adjusted Score: -0.103%
Synopsis: Chicago's top medical team saves lives while navigating their unique interpersonal relationships. The Gaffney Chicago Medical Center's elite team of... [More]

Adjusted Score: -0.103%
Synopsis: A Taiwanese family deal with culture shock after moving from Washington, D.C., to Orlando during the '90s.... [More]

You: Season 2 (2019)

Synopsis: A tech-savvy young man utilizes modern-day resources to lure a woman into falling in love with him.... [More]

Adjusted Score: -0.206%
Synopsis: The firefighters and paramedics of Firehouse 51 risk their lives to save and protect their city. As these heroes forge... [More]

Synopsis: In an action-packed Season 3, the Runaways frantically search for their captured friends Chase, Gert, and Karolina. The kids go... [More]

Adjusted Score: -0.103%
Synopsis: Drama based on characters from the Archie comic-books series is set in Riverdale, where aspiring musician Archie deals with life,... [More]

Adjusted Score: 51.404%
Synopsis: After a sudden turn of events, the Conners are forced to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in... [More]

FBI: Season 2 (2019)

Adjusted Score: -0.103%
Synopsis: A crime drama that chronicles the exploits of the New York office of the FBI.... [More]

Synopsis: A detective's search for a missing heiress in space coincides with the destruction of a freighter.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 51.61%
Synopsis: The story revolves around five surgical interns and their supervisors, showing their personal and professional lives.... [More]

Synopsis: From producers John Wells and Paul Abbott, this outrageous family drama is based on the long-running hit UK series and... [More]

Adjusted Score: -0.413%
Synopsis: A law professor and a group of her best students are drawn into a real-life murder conspiracy.... [More]

Adjusted Score: -0.103%
Synopsis: A successful family man worries that his four children are losing touch with black culture because they are growing up... [More]

Adjusted Score: -0.206%
Synopsis: A singing competition in which artists perform in disguise.... [More]

Synopsis: An alternate version of life in the U.S. in the 1960s -- if Nazi Germany and Japan had won WWII.... [More]

Adjusted Score: -0.31%
Synopsis: The new medical director breaks the rules to heal the system at America's oldest public hospital. Dr. Max Goodwin sets... [More]

Adjusted Score: -0.413%
Synopsis: Twenty-six years ago, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father... [More]

Synopsis: Midge and Susie discover that life on tour with Shy is glamorous but humbling, and they learn a lesson about... [More]

Adjusted Score: 20.644%
Synopsis: An animated adult series about foul-mouthed primary school children living in a Colorado town. Rude, crude and seriously funny, it... [More]

Adjusted Score: -0.206%
Synopsis: Matt Groening's subversive, animated satire about Springfield's hapless first family became a cult favourite when it premiered on Fox in... [More]

9-1-1: Season 3 (2019)

Adjusted Score: 61.932%
Synopsis: From creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk (the "American Horror Story" franchise, "Nip/Tuck"), new procedural drama 9-1-1 explores the high-pressure... [More]

Synopsis: A series on the evolution of the Northern California high-tech mecca.... [More]
Directed By: Mike Judge, Alec Berg

Adjusted Score: -0.103%
Synopsis: For decades, ex-government agent Raymond "Red" Reddington has been one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives. Brokering shadowy deals for... [More]

Adjusted Score: -0.103%
Synopsis: The trials and tribulations of a 40-year-old LAPD rookie.... [More]

Adjusted Score: -0.31%
Synopsis: Sexual assaults, domestic disputes and kidnappings are often the primary focus of this crime show, which follows New York City... [More]

Adjusted Score: 39.881%
Synopsis: Series 14 of the seriously dark comedy about four dissolute friends who run a struggling pub in Philadelphia.... [More]

Adjusted Score: -0.103%
Synopsis: A talented young surgeon with savant syndrome ruffles feathers while saving lives at a prestigious hospital's pediatric surgical unit.... [More]
Directed By: Mike Listo

Adjusted Score: -0.103%
Synopsis: Reinventing the DC Comics character, the Arrow is not a superhero but a hero every bit as dangerous as the... [More]

Adjusted Score: -0.103%
Synopsis: A successful "JAG" spin-off about criminal cases involving Navy and Marine personnel, handled by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. For... [More]

Adjusted Score: -0.206%
Synopsis: Mad scientist Rick Sanchez moves in with his daughter's family after disappearing for 20 years and involves them in his... [More]

Synopsis: In season two, Jack Ryan confronts the forces in power in a dangerous, declining democratic regime in South America. ... [More]

Synopsis: A decades-spanning historical drama chronicles the tale of Queen Elizabeth II and how she and her prime ministers impacted postwar... [More]

Adjusted Score: -0.103%
Synopsis: Scientist Barry Allen acquires super speed through a freak accident and becomes known as the Fastest Man Alive in this... [More]

Adjusted Score: -0.103%
Synopsis: The story of the years that follow after a zombie apocalypse, following a group of survivors led by a former... [More]

Adjusted Score: -0.206%
Synopsis: A mockumentary-style sitcom chronicling the unusual kinship of the extended Pritchett clan, a brood that includes patriarch Jay; his younger... [More]

This Is Us: Season 4 (2019)

Adjusted Score: 82.576%
Synopsis: The Pearson family's generational story unfolds in this emotional drama. In moments of joy and heartbreak, revelations emerge from parents... [More]

Adjusted Score: 101.064%
Critics Consensus: A wild philosophical ride to the very end, The Good Place brings it home with a forking good final season.
Synopsis: Follows Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell, "House of Lies," "Veronica Mars"), an ordinary woman who enters the afterlife, and thanks to... [More]

Adjusted Score: 102.264%
Critics Consensus: Mindhunter expands its narrative horizons without losing sight of the details that made its first season so rich, crafting a chilling second season that is as unsettling as it is utterly absorbing.
Synopsis: The Behavioral Science Unit's killer instincts move from theory into action when the FBI joins in a high-profile hunt for... [More]

Synopsis: In the summer of 1984, five friends escape Los Angeles to work as counselors at Camp Redwood; as they adjust... [More]

*No. 22 reflects write-in votes; a few of the top titles included The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselMr. Robot, Chicago P.D., A Million Little Things, and Blue Bloods. (Some titles confirmed return dates after our survey was conducted; others, like popular write-in Star Trek: Discovery, have yet to announce.)

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