With so many TV shows airing in 2018, figuring out what's worth watching next has never been more of a challenge. That's where our running list of the year's best television series comes in. Just like we did in 2017, we've singled out hit after hit after hit, and ranked them all so you'd know what to prioritize. To see what shows made the cut, and to see a photo of Zach Galifianakis getting stomped on by a baby goat, read on. Also check out our other year-end lists, including the Best Movies of 2018 and the Best Memes of 2018.
Note: I'm assessing only scripted episodic programs here -- so you won't find any of the excellent reality shows (like Queer Eye), docuseries (e.g., A&E's The Clinton Affair), or topical talk shows (such as Last Week Tonight With John Oliver) that aired this year. Also, to qualify, a show has to have begun a new season or made its U.S. debut during calendar year 2018.