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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    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

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    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

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    James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff

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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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    Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson

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    Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang

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    Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole

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    Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Shawn Ashmore

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    Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson

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    Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn

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    Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan

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    Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill, Robin Wright

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    Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads

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    Norika Fujiwara, Ennosuke Ichikawa IV, Yasuo Daichi

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    Dylan Walsh, Julian McMahon, Joely Richardson

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