TV programs The Best Suspense TV Shows  

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List Rules Shows near the top must be only the best Suspense TV series.

The very best suspense shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest suspense shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular suspense TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining suspense show of all time is. Don't let your favorite suspense 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 suspense television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

List features shows like Wild Romance and Twin Peaks.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best suspense show of all time?" and "What are the greatest suspense shows?"
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Breaking Bad is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
Breaking Bad Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn

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Dexter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
Dexter Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas

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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
The Walking Dead Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
Criminal Minds Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson

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Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
Twin Peaks Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick

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The Mentalist is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
The Mentalist Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang

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True Detective is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
True Detective Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams

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The Originals is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
The Originals Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt

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Homeland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
Homeland Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend

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Bates Motel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
Bates Motel Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot

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The Killing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
The Killing Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Billy Campbell

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Witches of East End is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
Witches of East End Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Rachel Boston

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Oz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
Oz Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen

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The Gates is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
The Gates Rhona Mitra, Frank Grillo, Marisol Nichols

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Kojak is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
Kojak Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson

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Goosebumps is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
Goosebumps R.L. Stine, Kathryn Short, Cody Jones

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Hunted is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
Hunted Melissa George, Adam Rayner, Stephen Dillane

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The Dead Zone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows

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Twisted is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
Twisted Avan Jogia, Maddie Hasson, Ashton Moio

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Storm of the Century is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
Storm of the Century Stephen King, Spencer Breslin, Colm Feore

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Spawn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
Spawn Keith David, Richard Dysart, Dominique Jennings

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Mystery Woman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
Mystery Woman Kellie Martin, Clarence Williams III, Nina Siemaszko

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Miracles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
Miracles Skeet Ulrich, Angus Macfadyen, Marisa Ramirez

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Fillmore! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
Fillmore! Orlando Brown, Tara Strong, Horatio Sanz

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Horror Hotel web series is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows

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The Hour is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
The Hour Peter Capaldi, Dominic West, Oona Chaplin

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namonakidoku is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows

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Tsukihime, Lunar Legend is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
Tsukihime, Lunar Legend Kenichi Suzumura, Dave Wittenberg, Takahiro Sakurai

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Evil Up Close is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows

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Golden Boy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
Golden Boy Chi McBride, Bonnie Somerville, Kevin Alejandro

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The High Fructose Adventures o... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange Malcolm McDowell, Kevin Michael Richardson, Tom Kenny

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K-On! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
K-On! Aki Toyosaki

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E.S.P. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
E.S.P. Dennis Trillo, Iza Calzado, Francine Prieto

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Zee Horror Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
Zee Horror Show Sheela Sharma, Usha Nadkarni

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Saan Darating Ang Umaga? is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
Saan Darating Ang Umaga? Arci Muñoz, Yasmien Kurdi, Dion Ignacio

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Patayin Mo Sa Sindak si Barbar... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows

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Hotel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
Hotel James Brolin, Anne Baxter, Michelle Phillips

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The Twins of Destiny is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows

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La Casa de al Lado is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
La Casa de al Lado Angélica María, Karla Monroig, Maritza Rodríguez

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Mula Sa Puso is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
Mula Sa Puso Dawn Zulueta, Enrique Gil, Lauren Young

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Shibuya Fifteen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
Shibuya Fifteen Yui Aragaki, Saya Yūki

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Mula Sa Puso is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
Mula Sa Puso Shaina Magdayao, Claudine Barretto, Janice de Belen

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Green Rose is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
Green Rose Lee Da-hae, Byun Hee-bong

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Dark Realm is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
Dark Realm Eric Roberts, Jane March

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Bump Off Lover is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
Bump Off Lover Shen Shi Hua

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Linlang is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
Linlang Diana Zubiri, Lorna Tolentino, Rudy Fernandez

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Katorse is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
Katorse Jessy Mendiola, Ejay Falcon, Valerie Garcia

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Midnight DJ is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
Midnight DJ Kristine Hermosa, Maui Taylor, Ehra Madrigal

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Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin? is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin? Paulo Avelino, Kris Bernal, Aljur Abrenica

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Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Suspense TV Shows
Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat Urvashi Dholakia