TV viewers are patiently waiting for the conclusion of several shows including Game of Thrones and Poldark, along with follow-up series of hugely popular shows such as Killing Eve and Liar.
There are also several new series set to start in the New Year which TV fans will not want to miss.
Here are the top 12 TV shows viewers should take note of which have been narrowed down from a vast list of hundreds of popular TV shows.
What will you be watching in the New Year?
War of the Worlds
While fans may have seen screen and stage adaptations before, War of the Worlds is expected to make an appearance on TV in early 2019 after its original Christmas release was delayed.
Peter Harness and the BBC’s major adaptation of H.G. Wells’ classic sci-fi title will form a three-part drama series starring Eleanor Tomlinson and Rafe Spall.
It will explore a world where aliens and humans have contact and conflict as the Earth faces jeopardy.
ITV’s Cleaning Up will begin on Wednesday 9 January starring Sheridan Smith in the lead role.
The six-part series will follow the office cleaner character of Sam, an ordinary working class mum caught between two contrasting worlds.
Sam is strapped for cash and has an online gambling addiction, but when she discovers she has access to valuable stock market information, she sees a way out of her money troubles.
What to watch in 2019: Game of Thrones season 8 and Killing Eve season 2 (Image: SKY • BBC)
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Temple is titled after the London tube station and follows respected surgeon Mark (played by Mark Strong) for a tense, emotional, yet darkly humorous thriller.
Daniel is a gifted doctor dealing with seemingly impossible choices in this new Sky original drama, based on the hit Norwegian series Valkyrien. How far will Mark go to save the woman he loves?
Hidden beneath Temple tube station is an illegal clinic where Daniel treats anyone who is willing to pay for medical help outside the system, while trying to manage a dysfunctional team and his own rapidly unravelling life.
Peaky Blinders season 5
Peaky Blinders season four proved a huge hit as the drama intensified and left viewers with an explosive finale episode, with Tommy Shelby (played by Cillian Murphy) even being elected as an MP for Birmingham South.
The series ended with the Shelby family finally confronting mob boss Luca Changretta, with the fifth follow-up expected to focus on Tommy’s worsening mental health when the drama returns to BBC One in the summer of 2019.
Paul Anderson’s Arthur Shelby will also gain political connections in season five - could they use their newfound power to further manipulate their surroundings?
Peaky Blinders returns for season 5 in 2019 (Image: BBC)
Line of Duty season 5
Line of Duty season four left fans on tenterhooks with a nail biting series, but writer Jed Mercurio teased the truth about balaclava man could finally be revealed.
Series five will follow a new case for AC-12 and will be set nearly two years on from the previous series.
The show will also see several new characters added to the plot, along with new avenues that haven’t been explored when the show returns to BBC One in early 2019.
Killing Eve season 2
Arguably one of the most gripping dramas of 2018, the hit drama from Phoebe Waller-Bridge ended on a cliffhanger, which opened up a can of worms for a follow-up series.
Filming has just wrapped