HitFix's Television Critics' Poll

Welcome to HitFix’s Fourth Annual Television Critics’ Poll. This year, we asked critics to put together lists of their top 10 television shows of 2015 and their top 10 new shows of the year. We gave 10 points to the number one show on each list, nine to the number two show, eight to the number three, etc. The overall lists were determined by the cumulative point total for each show. Enjoy, and see how your own choices match those of the critics.

Best New Shows of 2013

  • 1
    Orange is the New Black
    Orange is the New Black

    Piper Chapman’s wild past comes back to haunt her, resulting in her arrest and detention in a federal penitentiary. To pay her debt to society, Piper trades her comfortable New York life for an orange prison jumpsuit.

    336 points
  • 2
    Masters of Sex
    Masters of Sex

    Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan star in "Masters of Sex," a one-hour drama series chronicling the unusual lives, romance, and pop culture trajectory of the pioneers of the science of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson.

    266 points
  • 3
    The Americans
    The Americans

    "The Americans" is a period drama about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C. in the 1980s as the Cold War winds down.

    264 points
  • 4
    Broadchurch
    Broadchurch

    "Broadchurch" centers on the investigation and aftermath of the murder of a young boy in a British seaside town. Leading the investigation are two detectives, Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller and Detective Inspector Alec Hardy.

    205 points
  • 5
    Orphan Black
    Orphan Black

    In "Orphan Black," Tatiana Maslany stars in multiple roles as a series of clones, each with their own personality. The series offers twists and turns and enemies around every corner.

    182 points
  • 6
    House of Cards
    House of Cards

    Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright star in this tale of a Washington, D.C. politician, his wife, and their grand ambitions. The two will stop at nothing to gain power and one day may go too far.

    161 points
  • 7
    The Returned
    The Returned

    In an idyllic French mountain town, a seemingly random collection of people find themselves in a state of confusion as they attempt to return to their homes. What they don’t know yet is that they have been dead for several years, and no one is expecting them back.

    152 points
  • 8
    Rectify
    Rectify

    After 19 years on Death Row, Daniel Holden is released due to new DNA evidence. He returns with his family to his childhood home, struggling to adjust to life on the outside.

    147 points
  • 9
    Top of the Lake
    Top of the Lake

    Twelve years old and five months pregnant, Tui Mitcham suddenly disappears from her remote mountain town. Detective Robin Griffin returns home to investigate, but every step closer to solving the case unearths a dangerous truth about her past.

    140 points
  • 10
    Sleepy Hollow
    Sleepy Hollow

    A thrilling mystery-adventure drama series spanning two and a half centuries, in which a resurrected Ichabod Crane pairs up with a present-day cop to save the enigmatic town of Sleepy Hollow – and the world – from unprecedented evil.

    124 points

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