The Best Thriller TV Shows TV Programs

The Best Thriller TV Shows

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List Criteria: Shows near the top must be only the best Thriller TV series.

These are the best nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat thriller shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest thriller shows also includes information about the series stars. Popular thriller TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining thriller show of all time is. Don't let your favorite thriller 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 thriller television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator, and premiere date when available.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different newer and older shows, like Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and even Lost. These are the top rated thriller shows so if you're trying to remember some names of thriller shows this is a great place to start.

This list answers the questions, "What is the greatest thriller show of all time?" and "What are the best thriller shows?"
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    Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn

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    Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas

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    Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas

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    Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco

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    Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs

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    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

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    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

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    Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard

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    Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman

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    David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

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    James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff

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    Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson

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    Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

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    Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole

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    Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang

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    Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior

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    Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams

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    Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett

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    Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot

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    Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend

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    Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk

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    Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle

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    Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

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    Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris

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    Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Shawn Ashmore

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    Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey

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    Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Billy Campbell

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    Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell

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    Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn

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    Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson

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    Hayden Panettiere, Jack Coleman, Milo Ventimiglia

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    Madeleine Stowe, Emily VanCamp, Gabriel Mann

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    Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads

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    Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell

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    Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent, Walton Goggins

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    Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly

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    Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines

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    Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan

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    Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill, Robin Wright

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    Dylan Walsh, Julian McMahon, Joely Richardson

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    Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter

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    Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

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    Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Lyndie Greenwood

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    Rob Morrow, David Krumholtz, Judd Hirsch

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    Gary Sinise, Carmine Giovinazzo, Hill Harper

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