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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    Gillian Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Mads Mikkelsen

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    Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Bob Odenkirk

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    Yvonne Strahovski, Julie Benz, John Lithgow

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    Robin Tunney, Wentworth Miller, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe

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    Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Andrew Scott

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    Lauren Cohan, Andrew Lincoln, Laurie Holden

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    Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins

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    Elisha Cuthbert, Kiefer Sutherland, Janeane Garofalo

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    Sarah Shahi, Taraji P. Henson, Jim Caviezel

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    Gillian Anderson, Lucy Lawless, David Duchovny

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    Evangeline Lilly, Ian Somerhalder, Michelle Rodriguez

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    James Spader, Megan Boone, Parminder Nagra

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    Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble

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    Amanda Righetti, Robin Tunney, Simon Baker

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    Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, Katey Sagal

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    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rachel Nichols, A. J. Cook

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    Rachel McAdams, Matthew McConaughey, Colin Farrell

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    Vera Farmiga, Nicola Peltz, Freddie Highmore

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    Emma Roberts, Jessica Lange, Connie Britton

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    Christina Hendricks, Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin

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    Cote de Pablo, Pauley Perrette, Mark Harmon

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    Kevin Bacon, Maggie Grace, Jessica Stroup

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    Tatiana Maslany, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jordan Gavaris

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    Katie Cassidy, Willa Holland, Stephen Amell

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    Lucy Liu, Natalie Dormer, Jonny Lee Miller

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    Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, Ali Larter

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    Anna Paquin, Evan Rachel Wood, Deborah Ann Woll

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    Gina Torres, Meghan Markle, Sarah Rafferty

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    Tiffani Thiessen, Matt Bomer, Hilarie Burton

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    Claire Danes, Morena Baccarin, Damian Lewis

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    Emily VanCamp, Madeleine Stowe, Amber Valletta

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    Peter Sarsgaard, Mireille Enos, Michelle Forbes

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    Tim Roth, Jennifer Beals, Monica Raymund

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    Lucy Lawless, Tricia Helfer, Gabrielle Anwar

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    Elisabeth Shue, Marg Helgenberger, Ted Danson

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    Peter Falk, Patrick McGoohan, Robert Culp

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    Navi Rawat, Judd Hirsch, David Krumholtz

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    Jennifer Garner, Bradley Cooper, Rachel Nichols

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    Glenn Close, Forest Whitaker, Alex O'Loughlin

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    Sharon Stone, Mariska Hargitay, Ann-Margret

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    Bradley Cooper, Julian McMahon, Sanaa Lathan

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    Roselyn Sánchez, Poppy Montgomery, Charles S. Dutton

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    Michael Clarke Duncan, Eric Roberts, Toby Hemingway

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    Grace Park, Lucy Lawless, Tricia Helfer

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    Claire Forlani, Gary Sinise, Emmanuelle Vaugier

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    Lucy Lawless, Taylor Cole, Eva LaRue

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    Nicole Beharie, John Noble, Lyndie Greenwood

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    Mylène Dinh-Robic, Lauren Lee Smith, Colm Feore

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