Keeping up with all the great TV content out there is an impossible task these days. It's about to get even more impossible in 2019. Here are the most promising shows, new and returning, that you should keep an eye out for this year.
Network: Amazon If you prefer your superhero TV shows on the raunchier side, Amazon may have just what the doctor ordered. This series pits a group of hardened vigilantes against a glory-hogging superhero team needing to be taken down a few pegs.
Network: NBC It really looked as though 2018 would be the end of this hilarious cop comedy. Luckily, NBC has picked up "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" for a new season following its cancellation on Fox. This also promises to be the final season for Chelsea Peretti.
Network: Shudder The horror-focused streaming service Shudder is getting into the original content game. This remake of the 1982's team-up between George Romero and Stephen King promises to deliver a whole new wave of scary stories inspired by classic comics.
Network: Syfy One of the more promising comic book-based shows hitting in 2019, "Deadly Class" is about an elite San Francisco boarding school that trains the next generation of assassins. Benedict Wong, Benjamin Wadsworth, Lana Condor, María Gabriela de Faría, Luke Tennie, Liam James, and Michel Duval star.
Network: DC Universe "Titans" viewers have already gotten a glimpse of the Doom Patrol, a team that's essentially the DC version of the X-Men. Those characters will be spinning out into their own series on the DC Universe streaming app in early 2019.
'Game of Thrones'
Network: HBO "Game of Thrones" is returning for its eighth and final season in April 2019. Expect one final, cataclysmic battle between humanity and the White Walkers. If the endless winter doesn't kill our heroes, the in-fighting just might.
Network: Amazon/BBC The classic Neil Gaiman/Terry Pratchett fantasy novel is getting a TV adaptation, starring David Tennant and Michael Seen as an angel and a devil respectively trying to prevent the coming of the Antichrist. Gaiman himself both scripted this miniseries and served as showrunner.
Network: Fox "Gotham" is another major series wrapping up in 2019, with the series returning for a truncated fifth season. We'll see a young Bruce Wayne make his final steps toward becoming Batman, even as his city goes to hell following a devastating earthquake.
'Marvel's Jessica Jones'
Network: Netflix "Jessica Jones" is returning for a third and presumably final season i nearly 2019. Little is known about the direction of this new season, other than that Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville, and Carrie-Anne Moss will all return.
Network: Disney+ The Disney+ streaming service is making its debut in late 2019, and it's expected that Jon Favreau's live-action "Star Wars" series will be one of the first exclusives to that platform. Pedro Pascal stars as a rugged Mandalorian warrior in a series set a few years after the events of "Return of the Jedi."
Network: AMC Author Joe Hill's popular horror novel is getting the TV treatment courtesy of AMC. Ashleigh Cummings stars as a woman who discovers she has the power to track an immortal child-snatcher who's basically an evil Santa Claus.
Network: Netflix If your idea of a great documentary involves the combination of David Attenborough's soothing voice and gorgeous HD animal imagery, you're in luck. This new Netflix series targets the "Planet Earth" crowd by offering another sweeping view of nature in action.
Network: Fox Author Justin Cronin's post-apocalyptic vampire novel is being adapted as a series for Fox, though it appears to be a pretty loose adaptation. Mark-Paul Gosselaar stars as an FBI agent trying to protect a girl connected to a top-secret government experiment.
Network: Epix Even as "Gotham" wraps up in 2019, a new Batman prequel is rising to take its place. "Pennyworth" explores the early years of Bruce Wayne's faithful butler, with Jack Bannon playing the titular character and Ben Aldridge playing Bruce Wayne.
'Marvel's The Punisher'
Like "Jessica Jones," "The Punisher" will be returning in early 2019 for what we assume is its final season. Frank Castle may have found vengeance for his family, but there are many more criminals to punish.
Network: Netflix "Sex Education" is one of the more promising comedies making its debut on Netflix in 2019. Asa Butterfield stars as an awkward teen virgin who lives with his sex therapist mother (Gillian Anderson).
'Star Trek: Discovery'
Network: CBS All Access It's taken longer than we would have liked, but "Star Trek: Discovery" is returning for a second season in January 2019. The new season will introduce younger versions of some Original Series favorites, including a pre-"Original Series" (and very young) Spock and Captain Pike.
Because the adventures of Eleven and the gang in the Upside Down never get old.
Network: Cartoon Network This fan-favorite animated series is getting another reboot, though one that seems more inline with shows like "Steven Universe" than the original. "ThunderCats Roar" take a much more goofy approach to the source material, a fact which has polarized many fans.
'True Detective' Season 3
Network: HBO We weren't sure if HBO would ever bring back "True Detective" after the disappointing second season. But with Mahershala Ali starring in a new season set across three different periods in time, we're hoping the show can recapture its old glory.
'The Twilight Zone'
Network: CBS All Access If "Star Trek: Discovery" isn't enough to make you subscribe to CBS All Access, maybe this reboot of a beloved sci-fi franchise will do the trick. Jordan Peele is both producing and presenting this modernized "Twilight Zone" take, one that maintains the anthology format of the original.
Network: Netflix While Netflix appears to be cutting ties with Marvel, they won't be lacking for new comic book-based content in 2019. "The Umbrella Academy" features a bizarre superhero team from the mind of none other than My Chemical Romance lead singer Gerard Way.
'The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'
Network: Netflix Netflix will be capping off the final season of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" in January 2019. Consider it one last chance to hang out with the eternally cheerful Kimmy and the human cartoon character that is Titus Andromedon.
Network: Hulu "Veronica Mars" fans already lucked out when the series got a crowdfunded feature film continuation. Now the story continues anew thanks to Hulu, which has picked up the series for an eighth season. Naturally, creator Rob Thomas and star Kristen Bell are along for the ride.
Network: HBO One of the most acclaimed graphic novels of all time is coming to HBO. But don't expect a straightforward adaptation. This series appears to be more sequel to the original story than anything else. Damon Lindelof is producing, with Jeremy Irons leading an ensemble cast as an older Ozymandias.
'What We Do In the Shadows'
The goofy 2014 mockumentary about New Zealand vampires is now getting a TV spinoff courtesy of FX. Jermaine Clement and Taika Waititi will produce the series, though it'll focus on a new cast of undead goofballs.
'Young Justice: Outsiders'
Network: DC Universe The second exclusive series on the DC Universe app is one fans have seen before. The critically adored but short-lived Young Justice is returning with a new season, one that promises to go even darker with these teen heroes and finally follow up on the Darkseid tease left over from Season 2.