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The Best Thriller TV Shows

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, Bob Odenkirk

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    Robin Tunney, Wentworth Miller, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe

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    Lauren Cohan, Andrew Lincoln, Laurie Holden

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    Gillian Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Mads Mikkelsen Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins

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    James Spader, Megan Boone, Parminder Nagra

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    Evangeline Lilly, Ian Somerhalder, Michelle Rodriguez

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    Kevin Bacon, Maggie Grace, Jessica Stroup

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    Vera Farmiga, Nicola Peltz, Freddie Highmore

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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 Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Lucy Liu, Natalie Dormer, Jonny Lee Miller

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    Lucy Lawless, Tricia Helfer, Gabrielle Anwar

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    Emily VanCamp, Madeleine Stowe, Amber Valletta

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    Elisabeth Shue, Marg Helgenberger, Ted Danson

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