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The Best New TV Shows to Kick Off 2018

10 Shows Worth Sampling in 2018

From Campaign US: Let me begin this first column of the New Year with a bold proclamation. I do not believe that the influx of “over-the-top” consumption in the marketplace will replace watching television the old-fashioned way. Not in 2018, not in 2019…or in any year after that. I consider OTT an add-on, not a replacement, and I think the shelf life of any series—on any platform—remains a refection of the content. 

Case in point: ABC medical drama “The Good Doctor,” starring Freddie Highmore, which like NBC’s “This Is Us” one year earlier was an immediate hit this fall despite the severity of competition.” More often than not, the success—or lack of—for anything new, even in this era of “peak TV,” is a refection of the show itself. This is a universal rule that is unlikely to change anytime soon.

With that in mind, here are 10 upcoming new series this month (in order of debut date and on all platforms) that I think sound promising. Click here

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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