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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    Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas

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    Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas

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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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    Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman

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    Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard

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    David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

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    James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff

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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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    Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson

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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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    Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk

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    Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

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    Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris

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    Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle

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    Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey

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    Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend

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    Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Shawn Ashmore

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    Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell

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    Hayden Panettiere, Jack Coleman, Milo Ventimiglia

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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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    Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Billy Campbell

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    Madeleine Stowe, Emily VanCamp, Gabriel Mann

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    Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads

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    Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines

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    Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly

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    Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

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    Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan

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    Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen

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    Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell

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    Rob Morrow, David Krumholtz, Judd Hirsch

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    Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent, Walton Goggins

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    Dylan Walsh, Julian McMahon, Joely Richardson

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    Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

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    Anthony LaPaglia, Poppy Montgomery, Marianne Jean-Baptiste

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    Geoff Stults, Maddie Hasson, Mercedes Mason

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    Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Lyndie Greenwood

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    Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Conrad, Camryn Manheim

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    Gary Sinise, Carmine Giovinazzo, Hill Harper

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    David Caruso, Emily Procter, Adam Rodriguez

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    Patricia Arquette, Miguel Sandoval, Jake Weber

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