2018's Best New And Returning TV Shows

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As the year marches onward, you might be asking "When does my favourite TV show come back?", "What new shows do I need to binge this year?" and "Wow, Netflix's Nailed It is really brilliant, right?" Well, we're here to answer all of those questions, bringing you the what and when of all of 2018's best TV shows.

The list below features a diverse range of telly from the completely new - Trust, The Terror - to old favourites - Suits, Westworld. Where we can, we've listed the Australian air dates, but if no dates are forthcoming yet, we've listed their US release. There are plenty of shows that are going to be worth investigating, but if you want to see them all... you might need to load up on your streaming service subscriptions!

Without further ado, here's what TV shows to watch - and when you can - in 2018.


Releases: March 23 [Foxtel]

Rome, 1973. John Paul Getty III, the heir and younger member of an oil tycoons' saga, is kidnapped by the Italian mafia in order to get a ransom. Quite surprisingly, for some undisclosed reason, his family seems not interested at all in having him back.

Silicon Valley

Releases: March 26 [Foxtel]

Follows the struggle of Richard Hendricks, a Silicon Valley engineer trying to build his own company called Pied Piper.

The Terror

Releases: March 26 [US Only]

The crew of a Royal Naval expedition searching for the Arctic's treacherous Northwest Passage discovers instead a monstrous predator.

Suits: Season 7

Releases: March 29 [Foxtel]

On the run from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant college-dropout, finds himself a job working with Harvey Specter, one of New York City's best lawyers.

Alex, Inc.

Releases: March 29 [US Only]

Alex, who is in his mid-30s with a wife and two kids makes the crazy decision to quit his good job and dive into the brave new world of starting a business.

A Series Of Unfortunate Events: Season 2

Releases: April 30 [Netflix]

After the loss of their parents in a mysterious fire, the three Baudelaire children face trials and tribulations attempting to uncover dark family secrets.

The Expanse: Season 3

Releases: April 11 [US]

A police detective in the asteroid belt, the first officer of an interplanetary ice freighter and an earth-bound United Nations executive slowly discover a vast conspiracy that threatens the Earth's rebellious colony on the asteroid belt.

Fear The Walking Dead: Season 4

Releases: April 16 [Foxtel]

A Walking Dead spin-off, set in Los Angeles, following two families who must band together to survive the undead apocalypse.

The Americans: Season 6

Releases: April 18 [Foxtel]

At the height of the Cold War two Russian agents pose as your average American couple, complete with family.

Westworld: Season 2

Releases: April 23 [Foxtel]

Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, explore a world in which every human appetite can be indulged without consequence.

The Handmaid's Tale: Season 2

Releases: April 26 [SBS/SBS On Demand]

Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship.

Marvel's Cloak And Dagger

Releases: June 7 [US Only]

Two teenagers from very different backgrounds find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers while falling in love.

Luke Cage: Season 2

Releases: June 22 [Netflix]

When a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive attempting to rebuild his life in Harlem and must soon confront his past and fight a battle for the heart of his city.


    Check your source regarding "The Terror". I can't find anything indicating this is airing on SBS next week.

      My apologies Kay, that was an error on my part. That's the US air date with no local release announced yet. I suspect it will be Foxtel though as it is an AMC product (same as the Walking Dead).

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