The 10 Best New Shows of 2015

As 2015 comes to an end, we’ve officially hit the mid-season hiatus, where all of our favorite shows go on break and we’re left to wallow in a pit of despair. While we’ve got plenty of time on our hands since we have no TV to watch, it’s time to reflect on the freshman class of TV in 2015. We got a lot of new shows, some great and some not-so-good. Which shows were the best new shows of the year?

1
Empire
Fox
No one anticipated Empire to be such a monster hit. Critics thought it would be good, but it blew up, breaking all kinds of records in terms of views and ratings. We can understand why, because it's impossible to not pay attention to Empire when it's on your TV, even if it's episode 6 of season 2 and you've never seen an episode before in your life. Cookie Lyon (and the rest of her dysfunctional family) just demands your attention like that.
2
Jessica Jones
Krysten Ritter, Marvels Jessica Jones, Netflix, 102315
Netflix
Jessica Jones is Marvel's take on the grittiest part of the superhero world. Not all superheroes wear capes and hang around in secret lairs. Some superheros don't even want to be superheroes and that's what makes Jessica Jones so good. Also, Killgrave (David Tennant) is one of the best portrayed villains we've seen yet in the Marvel universe.
3
Quantico
Quantico, Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin, Brian J. Smith
ABC
Quantico was getting buzz before it even premiered, and for good reasons. If you weren't watching from the start, then you're like us and binge-watched the first few episodes one night after work and wound up staying up until 3 A.M. Figuring out the mystery of who the suspected terrorist may be is what will keep you at the edge of your seat.
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4
Grandfathered
Grandfathered, Christina Milian, Josh Peck, John Stamos, Paget Brewster, Ravi Patel, Kelly Jenrette
FOX
John Stamos is back on TV and working with cute babies again! Josh Peck plays the earnestly sweet Gerald, a bumbling tech genius who loves the mother of his toddler daughter Edie, and he recently learned who his father is. While we're obsessed with Josh Peck and John Stamos's interactions, Paget Brewster's quick wit truly steals the show. We live for her epic one-liners.
5
The Grinder
The Grinder, Rob Lowe, Fred Savage
FOX
The Grinder joined Grandfathered on FOX's Tuesday night domination, and while some people may argue Grandfathered is better, we think The Grinder stands on it's own as a hilarious new show. Each episode involves a new scheme that Dean (Rob Lowe) has come up with to prove that his TV portrayal of a lawyer means he can work with his brother (the adorable Fred Savage) at the family law firm. Grinder rests!
6
Daredevil
Daredevil, Charlie Cox
Netflix
The devil of Hell's Kitchen is pretty dang hot. Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) isn't trying to be a vigilante, but he's got to be the hero that his city needs. Between the grit and gore of being a superhero, Daredevil is also such a hit because of the humor Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson).
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7
Agent Carter
'Marvel's Agent Carter' TV Show Sneak Peek
The Captain America films taught us that Peggy Carter is one woman not to be messed with and it looks like Marvel made the right choice in giving her a show of her own to prove just that. Hayley Atwell is a true legend in this role, fast becoming one of our favorite Marvel characters of all time.
8
iZombie
iZombie
The CW
Hear us on on this one - iZombie sounds like just another ridiculous CW show (no hate, The CW is our life) but it's actually a great zombie show. A snarky girl that can solve crimes by eating victims brains? Hell yes, it's a damn good show!
9
Scream Queens
Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Abigal Breslin, Keke Palmer, Billie Lourde, Scream Queens, FOX, 120415
FOX
Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck have come back to FOX with yet another masterpiece. Scream Queens may have the same creators and the same star, Lea Michele, as Glee but the similarities end about there. There's a murderer running lose, killing sorority girls and fraternity boys left and right, which not only is that entertaining enough, but Scream Queens true star is Chanel No. 1 and her burns.
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10
Master Of None
Master Of None, Aziz Ansari
Netflix
In 2015 Aziz Ansari said goodbye to Parks and Recreation and hello to Master of None. His freshman show has been applauded for calling out sexism and racism in Hollywood and putting forth a new type of television. Master of None is an honest look at a 30-something who has a tough time making decisions - how relatable is that?!

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