Westworld, Roseanne, Marvel's Jessica Jones, The Handmaid's Tale, Better Call Saul (HBO, ABC, Netflix, Hulu, AMC)

2018 Spring-Summer TV Survey Results

We surveyed fans and asked which returning and premiering TV and streaming shows they were most looking forward to in spring and summer of 2018. The top TV series, according to 622 Rotten Tomatoes users (out of 1,023 total survey respondents), include HBO’s Westworld (returning for season 2), Amazon series premiere Jack Ryan, and, in the reality category, a reboot of American Idol.

Click through to find out which other series are tops in each category.

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New Season Premieres

These returning series are premiering brand-spanking-new seasons in early 2018. (Please note: Netflix announced the premiere date of season 2 of Marvel’s Luke Cage after this survey was conducted.)

Top 20 out of 46 titles: 

Westworld: Season 2 (2018)
86%

#16%
Adjusted Score: 91.511%
Critics Consensus: Westworld builds on its experimental first season, diving deeper into the human side of AI without losing any of its stylish, bloody glory.
Synopsis: Season 2 of the drama series deals with the aftermath of the massacre of the Delos board members that closed... [More]

Adjusted Score: 88.913%
Critics Consensus: While Jessica Jones is a slower burn with less focus than its inaugural season, its enticing new character arc more fully details the most charismatic Defender.
Synopsis: New York City private investigator Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) is beginning to put her life back together after murdering her... [More]

Roseanne: Season 10 (2018)
70%

#6%
Adjusted Score: 75.35%
Critics Consensus: Roseanne's return finds the show's classic format, original cast, and timely humor intact, even if the latest batch of episodes suffers from sporadically uneven execution.
Synopsis: Featuring the complete original cast, new series regulars and notable returning guest stars, the revival will explore life, death and... [More]

Adjusted Score: 96.038%
Critics Consensus: Beautifully shot but dishearteningly relevant, The Handmaid's Tale centers its sophomore season tightly around its compelling cast of characters, making room for broader social commentary through more intimate lenses.
Synopsis: The Emmy-winning drama series returns with a second season shaped by Offred's pregnancy and her ongoing fight to free her... [More]

Adjusted Score: 100.894%
Critics Consensus: Well-crafted and compelling as ever, Better Call Saul's fourth season deftly balances the show it was and the one it will inevitably become.
Synopsis: In "Better Call Saul's" fourth season, Chuck's death catalyzes Jimmy McGill's (Odenkirk) transformation into Saul Goodman. In the wake of... [More]

Legion: Season 2 (2018)
91%

#5%
Adjusted Score: 92.974%
Critics Consensus: Legion returns with a smart, strange second season that settles into a straighter narrative without sacrificing its unique sensibilities.
Synopsis: In an epic showdown, David and his friends battled his demon, ultimately forcing it from David's body. Unfortunately, Farouk found... [More]

#4%
Adjusted Score: 100.733%
Critics Consensus: The Americans' powerful final season pumps up the volume on an already intense show, concluding the complex series arc with epic familial conflict... and a high body count.
Synopsis: It's 1987, and the Center in USSR is split into two factions: one for supporting Gorbachev and the other for... [More]

Timeless: Season 2 (2018)
100%

#4%
Adjusted Score: 100.125%
Critics Consensus: Having firmly established its affable ensemble, Timeless has more time to play with its high concept in a rousing sophomore season that will leave viewers giddy with adventure.
Synopsis: Season 2 of this drama series brings back the intrepid trio comprised of Rufus (Malcolm Barrett), a scientist; Wyatt (Matt... [More]

Adjusted Score: 94.367%
Critics Consensus: Season two of A Series of Unfortunate Events is as gothic, twisted and absurd as the first, to the delight of moody tweens of all ages.
Synopsis: Season two of the Netflix original series plunges further into the epic world of this darkly comedic mystery.... [More]

#4%
Adjusted Score: 102.144%
Critics Consensus: Donald Glover continues to subvert expectations with a sophomore season of Atlanta that proves as excellent as it is eccentric.
Synopsis: In Atlanta Robbin' Season, two cousins work through the Atlanta music scene in order to better their lives and the... [More]

Elementary: Season 6 (2018)
100%

#4%
Adjusted Score: 80.383%
Critics Consensus: The complex relationship between Joan Watson and Sherlock Holmes remains the heart of Elementary, with Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller delivering solid performances each episode.
Synopsis: In the sixth season of "Elementary," Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) discovers he has post-concussion syndrome. He keeps the information... [More]

Adjusted Score: 38.584%
Critics Consensus: Fear the Walking Dead shuffles onward confidently in its fourth season with a bevy of horrifying set-pieces and heartbreaking twists, but some viewers may be dispirited by the series' constant reshuffling of its characters.
Synopsis: In season four of "Fear the Walking Dead," we will see the world of Madison Clark (Kim Dickens) and her... [More]

New Girl: Season 7 (2017)
100%

#3%
Adjusted Score: 78.482%
Critics Consensus: After seven years of friendship, New Girl signs off with a thoughtful, funny final season that bids a proper adieu to its colorful cast of characters.
Synopsis: Season 7 of this comedy series starts with a three-year jump after last season's finale. Now, Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and... [More]
Directed By: Michael Schultz

Adjusted Score: -0.08%
Synopsis: Season 3 of the drama series opens with the introduction of the new residents: Among them are Diego Avila (Tyler... [More]

The Expanse: Season 3 (2018)
100%

#2%
Adjusted Score: 101.01%
Critics Consensus: Building on earlier potential and extending character arcs throughout a solidly crafted third season, The Expanse continues to impress -- and shows no signs of abating.
Synopsis: Picking up immediately following the emotional and suspenseful second season finale, the 13-episode third season finds Earth, Mars and The... [More]

#2%
Adjusted Score: -0.241%
Synopsis: Three years after the terrorist attack that put her in the CIA's crosshairs, Alex Parrish (Priyanka Chopra) now lives a... [More]

Adjusted Score: 89.527%
Critics Consensus: Santa Clarita Diet rides the momentum of its freshman season with non-stop comedic gore and a big heart that bleeds -- profusely -- for its lovable characters.
Synopsis: Picking up right where we left off, Season 2 of Santa Clarita Diet finds the Hammonds trying to adapt to... [More]

Adjusted Score: 95.811%
Critics Consensus: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt ends with a final season that's as topical as it is cheerily irreverent.
Synopsis: Season 4 follows Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) as she continues to adjust to the 21st century and learn more about... [More]

Adjusted Score: 56.589%
Synopsis: Season 3 of Into the Badlands finds Sunny living off the grid, doing his best to provide for his infant... [More]

#1%
Adjusted Score: 40.191%
Synopsis: The team at Nonnatus house return for the seventh series of Call The Midwife.... [More]

Top 10 based on 1,023 overall survey responses: 

1. Westworld – 13%
2. Marvel’s Jessica Jones – 9%
3. Roseanne – 7%
4. The Handmaid’s Tale – 5%
5. Elementary – 5%
6. Better Call Saul – 4%
7. Timeless – 4%
8. A Series of Unfortunate Events – 4%
9. The Americans – 4%
10. Legion – 3%

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