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The very best anthology shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest anthology shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular anthology TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining anthology show of all time is. Don't let your favorite anthology television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of anthology television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

List contains shows like The Haunted, Comedy Firsts.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best anthology show of all time?" and "What are the greatest anthology shows?"

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The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
The Twilight Zone Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts

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Alfred Hitchcock Presents is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams

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The Outer Limits is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
The Outer Limits Kevin Conway, Joe Pascual

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Tales from the Crypt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
Tales from the Crypt John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer

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Night Gallery is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
Night Gallery Rod Serling, Gary Collins

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The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
The Twilight Zone Bruce Willis, Charles Aidman, Robin Ward

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Are You Afraid of the Dark? is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
Are You Afraid of the Dark? Ross Hull, Raine Pare-Coull, Jodie Resther

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Tales from the Darkside is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows

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The Outer Limits is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
The Outer Limits Vic Perrin

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Masters of Horror is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
Masters of Horror Jessica Lowndes, Holly Marie Combs, Bree Turner

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Fear Itself is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
Fear Itself Margherita Donato, Valerie Womack, Marie Zydek

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Goosebumps is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
Goosebumps R.L. Stine, Kathryn Short, Cody Jones

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Amazing Stories is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
Amazing Stories Charles Durning, Douglas Seale, Louis Giambalvo

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Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyon... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows

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The Hitchhiker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
The Hitchhiker Nicholas Collins, Mark Henein, Spin Shannon

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The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
The Twilight Zone Forest Whitaker

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Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Jonathan Frakes, Don LaFontaine, James Brolin

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The Ray Bradbury Theater is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
The Ray Bradbury Theater Lucy Lawless, Ray Bradbury, Richard Kiley

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Masters of Science Fiction is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows

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Walt Disney's Wonderful World ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees

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Police Story is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
Police Story David Cassidy, Lloyd Bridges, Cleavon Little

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Monsters is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
Monsters Kevin Nealon, Wil Wheaton, Jerry Stiller

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Thriller is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
Thriller Robert Powell

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Freddy's Nightmares is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
Freddy's Nightmares Robert Englund

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Death Valley Days is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
Death Valley Days Ronald Reagan, Dale Robertson, Stanley Andrews

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Four Star Playhouse is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
Four Star Playhouse Natalie Wood, Angela Lansbury, David Niven

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Tales of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
Tales of Tomorrow James Dean, Leslie Nielsen, Brian Keith

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Fantasy Island is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
Fantasy Island Ricardo Montalban, Hervé Villechaize, Christopher Hewett

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Nightmares and Dreamscapes: Fr... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King Tom Berenger, Claire Forlani, William H. Macy

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The New Alfred Hitchcock Prese... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows

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The Love Boat is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
The Love Boat Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange

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The Dick Powell Show is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows

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Night Visions is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows

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Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stor... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories Jared Rushton, Stacy Keach, Marianne Muellerleile

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Ghost Stories is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
Ghost Stories Rip Torn

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Playhouse 90 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
Playhouse 90 Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter

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The New Batman/Superman Advent... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
The New Batman/Superman Adventures Josh Henderson, Tara Strong, Neal McDonough

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The Richard Boone Show is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
The Richard Boone Show Robert Blake, Harry Morgan, Richard Boone

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The Lloyd Bridges Show is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
The Lloyd Bridges Show Jeff Bridges, Lloyd Bridges

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CBS Summer Playhouse is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
CBS Summer Playhouse Mark Ruffalo, Ian McShane, Karyn Parsons

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Fireside Theater is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
Fireside Theater Angela Lansbury, Gene Raymond, Frank Wisbar

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Hallmark Hall of Fame is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
Hallmark Hall of Fame Peter Ustinov, Mare Winningham, Trevor Howard

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The Silent Service is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
The Silent Service Patrick O'Neal

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The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
The Bugs Bunny Show Mel Blanc, June Foray, Jim Backus

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The West Point Story is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows

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Wild Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows

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Out of the Unknown is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows

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Love, American Style is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
Love, American Style Jo Anne Worley, Phyllis Davis, Carol Wayne

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The Nightmare Room is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
The Nightmare Room R. L. Stine

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Perversions of Science is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anthology TV Shows
Perversions of Science Maureen Teefy