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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    Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins

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    Lauren Cohan, Andrew Lincoln, Laurie Holden

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    Sarah Shahi, Taraji P. Henson, Jim Caviezel

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    Elisha Cuthbert, Kiefer Sutherland, Janeane Garofalo

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

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    Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, Katey Sagal

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    Amanda Righetti, Robin Tunney, Simon Baker

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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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    Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, Ali Larter

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    Tatiana Maslany, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jordan Gavaris

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    Anna Paquin, Evan Rachel Wood, Deborah Ann Woll

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    Katie Cassidy, Willa Holland, Stephen Amell

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    Kevin Bacon, Maggie Grace, Jessica Stroup

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    Lucy Liu, Natalie Dormer, Jonny Lee Miller

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    Gina Torres, Meghan Markle, Sarah Rafferty

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    Emily VanCamp, Madeleine Stowe, Amber Valletta

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    Claire Danes, Morena Baccarin, Damian Lewis

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    Tiffani Thiessen, Matt Bomer, Hilarie Burton

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    Peter Sarsgaard, Mireille Enos, Michelle Forbes

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    Lucy Lawless, Tricia Helfer, Gabrielle Anwar

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    Peter Falk, Patrick McGoohan, Robert Culp

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    Elisabeth Shue, Marg Helgenberger, Ted Danson

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    Navi Rawat, Judd Hirsch, David Krumholtz

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    Bradley Cooper, Julian McMahon, Sanaa Lathan

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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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    Tim Roth, Jennifer Beals, Monica Raymund

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    Roselyn Sánchez, Poppy Montgomery, Charles S. Dutton

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    Sharon Stone, Mariska Hargitay, Ann-Margret

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    Lucy Lawless, Taylor Cole, Eva LaRue

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    Nicole Beharie, John Noble, Lyndie Greenwood

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    Michael Clarke Duncan, Eric Roberts, Toby Hemingway

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    Claire Forlani, Gary Sinise, Emmanuelle Vaugier

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    Grace Park, Lucy Lawless, Tricia Helfer

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    LL Cool J, Daniela Ruah, Chris O'Donnell

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    Emma Stone, Patricia Arquette, Frances Fisher

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