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The Best Zombie Related TV Series  

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List Rules Scripted television series that feature zombies as a part of the plot.

These are the best zombie TV shows of all time, according to fans of the undead. There's something special about these shambling denizens - whether they move fast or slow or are the result of the supernatural or a super-virus. According to Adam Lowenstein, zombies are our "most working class monsters" and the popularity of zombie stories surges alongside economic anxiety. Politics and theorizing aside, zombies make for a great television plot device and motivating monster.

One of the biggest themes in the best zombie shows is a rag-tag band of survivors getting together and combining forces against the undead horde. Walking Dead and Z Nation both embrace this classic story, serving up action and drama to an equal degree. But, zombies aren't always the bad guy, even if they have unideal urges. Both iZombie and Santa Clarita Diet feature protagonists that are members of the living dead and still intend to live life to the fullest.

To find out which TV show about zombies is the best of all time, we’re asking everyone to vote. So, use that delicious brain of yours to vote up the best television shows featuring zombies.

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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies
The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series developed by Frank Darabont, based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie ...more
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Z Nation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
Kellita Smith, DJ Qualls, Michael Welch
Z Nation (Syfy, 2014) is an American action/horror/comedy-drama/post-apocalyptic television series created by Karl Schaefer and Craig Engler. Three years after the zombie virus has gutted the ...more
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Fear the Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
Cliff Curtis, Alycia Debnam Carey, Kim Dickens
This show is an American post-apocalyptic horror drama television series created by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson. A dysfunctional, blended family must reinvent themselves by learning new ...more
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Black Summer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
Jaime King
Black Summer (Netflix, 2019) is an American television zombie apocalypse drama series, created by Karl Schaefer and John Hyams, and a companion prequel series to Z Nation. When a mother (Jaime ...more
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iZombie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli
iZombie (The CW, 2015) is an American television series developed by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright, loosely based on the comic books by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred. A medical ...more
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Ash vs Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
Mimi Rogers, Jill Marie Jones, Bruce Campbell
This show (Starz, 2015) is an American comedy horror television series developed by Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, and Tom Spezialy. Thirty years after saving the world, Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) ...more
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Santa Clarita Diet is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Ricardo Chavira
Santa Clarita Diet (2017) Netflix original comedy series created by Victor Fresco. Married couple Sheila and Joel (Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant) are real estate agents in Santa Clarita, ...more
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Dead Set is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
Jaime Winstone, Andy Nyman, Riz Ahmed
This show is a critically acclaimed BAFTA-nominated British television horror drama created by Charlie Brooker. The show takes place primarily on the set of a fictional series of the real ...more
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The Last Ship is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra, Adam Baldwin
The Last Ship is an American action-drama television series created by Hank Steinberg and Steven L Kane, based on the 1988 novel by William Brinkley. After a global viral pandemic wipes out over ...more
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In the Flesh is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
Luke Newberry, Harriet Cains, Marie Critchley
In the Flesh is a BAFTA award-winning BBC Three supernatural drama series starring Luke Newberry. Written and created by Dominic Mitchell, the show began airing on BBC Three on 17 March 2013 ...more
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Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
Ayana Taketatsu, Jouji Nakata, Yoshiko Sakakibara
This series is a Japanese manga series written by Daisuke Satō and illustrated by Shōji Satō. The story follows a group of high school students caught in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. The ...more
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Helix is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
Billy Campbell, Kyra Zagorsky, Mark Ghanimé
Helix is an American science fiction thriller-drama television series that premiered on Syfy on January 10, 2014. The series follows a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and ...more
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Curfew is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
Sean Bean, Adam Brody, Billy Zane
Curfew (Sky One, 2019) is a British dystopian action drama television series created by Matthew Read. To protect the population from a virus sweeping the earth that turns the infected into ...more
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Glitch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
Patrick Brammall, Emma Booth, Genevieve O'Reilly
Glitch (ABC, 2015) is an Australian paranormal television program directed by Emma Freeman. When seven people inexplicably rise from the dead in perfect health, a small town policeman (Patrick ...more
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Freakish is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
Leo Howard, Liza Koshy, Adam Hicks
Freakish (Hulu, 2016) is an American television horror series created by Beth Szymkowski. Featuring several high-profile social media stars and celebrities, the series focuses on a group of ...more
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Les Revenants is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
Les Revenants, or The Returned, (Canal+, 2012) is a French supernatural drama television series created by Fabrice Gobert, based on the 2004 French film They Came Back directed by Robin ...more
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Fight of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
Brandon Bowen, Brittani Louise Taylor, Dennis Roady
Fight of the Living Dead (YouTube Red, 2016) is a reality web series directed by Kevin Abrams and Michael Shea. Ten well known YouTubers are thrown into a experiment where they must fight for ...more
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Death Valley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
Texas Battle, Bryce Johnson, Tania Raymonde
Death Valley is a horror black comedy mockumentary television series broadcast on MTV. The series premiered on August 29, 2011. The series follows the Undead Task Force, a newly formed division ...more
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I Survived a Zombie Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
Greg James, Leah Guttridge, Amena Jefferies
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Resurrection is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
Mark Hildreth, Samaire Armstrong, Frances Fisher
Resurrection is an American fantasy drama television series about dead people who return to life. The series is based on the book The Returned by Jason Mott. The series is being co-produced by ...more
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Is This a Zombie? is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
Austin Tindle, Morgan Garrett, Megan Emerick
Is This a Zombie?, also known as Korezom for short, is a Japanese light novel series by Shinichi Kimura, with illustrations by Kobuichi and Muririn. Since January 2009, 17 volumes have been ...more
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Bite Me is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
Yousef Abu-Taleb, Justin Giddings, Ryan Welsh
Three Gamers. One Outbreak. No Continues. Follow three gamers as they find themselves in the midst of a real life zombie outbreak. Relying only on the knowledge and skills they have accrued over ...more
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Ugly Americans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
Matt Oberg, Natasha Leggero, Kurt Metzger
Ugly Americans is an American animated sitcom created by Devin Clark and developed by David M. Stern. The program focuses on the life of Mark Lilly, a social worker employed by the Department of ...more
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The Undead is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
Richard Austin, Rob Bickert III, Edward Brown
The Undead (2015) is an American action horror television series. Young woman, Marie, travels through Buffalo, New York trying to escape the undead. But while on her journey, she learns that ...more
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Town of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Zombie Related TV Series
Town of the Living Dead (2014, SyFy) is an American supernatural horror comedy television series. The residents of a small Alabama town are trying to complete their own independent zombie movie, ...more