TV The Best AMC Original Shows  

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List Rules TV shows that were created by and originally aired on AMC. Vote up the best AMC original series.

AMC is a very popular cable and satellite TV channel that originally took its name from "American Movie Classics." In recent years the station has revamped its programming, turning to more modern era movies, TV shows and miniseries. It originally launched in 1984 but began taking the major shift to reach more viewers over the past decade. Its original series have played a huge role in that shift. What are the best AMC original shows?
 
AMC has recently produced a number of series that have reached a loyal fan base and raked in the awards. When AMC began programming in the 80s they didn’t even have original series. They have more than made up for the lack for original programming now by bringing viewers some of the most popular series on modern television!
 
This list features the best AMC original series, ranked by the community, including, "Breaking Bad," "The Walking Dead," "Mad Men," and "Hell on Wheels." Vote up the best AMC original shows below and see how the shows you think are the best rank.

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Breaking Bad is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best AMC Original Shows
Breaking Bad Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn Breaking Bad is an American crime drama television series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. The show originally aired on the AMC network for five seasons, from January 20, 2008, to ...more

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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best AMC Original Shows
The Walking Dead 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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Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best AMC Original Shows
Better Call Saul Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn Better Call Saul (A&E, 2015) is an American television crime drama series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, and a spinoff prequel of Breaking Bad. The trials and tribulations of ...more

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Mad Men is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best AMC Original Shows
Mad Men Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser Mad Men is an American period drama television series created by Matthew Weiner. The series premiered on July 19, 2007 on the cable network AMC and is produced by Lionsgate Television. The ...more

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Hell on Wheels is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best AMC Original Shows
Hell on Wheels Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Robin McLeavy Hell on Wheels is a 2011 TV film directed by David Von Ancken.

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The Killing is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best AMC Original Shows
The Killing Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Billy Campbell The Killing is an American crime drama television series that premiered on April 3, 2011, on AMC, based on the Danish television series Forbrydelsen. The American version was developed by Veena ...more

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Talking Dead is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best AMC Original Shows
Talking Dead Chris Hardwick, Greg Nicotero, Denise M. Huth Talking Dead is a live talk show in which host Chris Hardwick discusses episodes of the AMC television series The Walking Dead with guests, including celebrity fans, cast members, and crew from ...more

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Halt and Catch Fire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best AMC Original Shows
Halt and Catch Fire

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Into the Badlands is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best AMC Original Shows
Into the Badlands Daniel Wu, Orla Brady, Sarah Bolger Into the Badlands (AMC, 2015) is an American TV series set in a post-apocalyptic world approximately 500 years after a war that left civilization in ruins. Regent Sunny (Daniel Wu), a ...more

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Turn: Washington's Spies is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best AMC Original Shows
Turn: Washington's Spies Jamie Bell, Angus Macfadyen, Kevin McNally TURN: Washington's Spies is a period drama based on Alexander Rose’s book Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring, a history of the Culper Ring. The series debuted on AMC on ...more

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Comic Book Men is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best AMC Original Shows
Comic Book Men Kevin Smith, Ming Chen, Walter Flanagan Comic Book Men is an American reality television series airing on the AMC network. It is set at Kevin Smith's comic book shop, Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash, in Red Bank, New Jersey.

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Rubicon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best AMC Original Shows
Rubicon James Badge Dale, Jessica Collins, Lauren Hodges Rubicon is an American television series created by Jason Horwitch and produced by Henry Bromell that was broadcast on the AMC television network. The series centers on an intelligence analyst ...more

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Talking Bad is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best AMC Original Shows
Talking Bad Chris Hardwick, Vince Gilligan

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Broken Trail is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best AMC Original Shows
Broken Trail Robert Duvall, Thomas Haden Church, Greta Scacchi Broken Trail is a 2006 Western miniseries directed by Walter Hill and starring Robert Duvall and Thomas Haden Church. Written by Alan Geoffrion, who also wrote the novel, the story is about an ...more

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Low Winter Sun is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best AMC Original Shows
Low Winter Sun Mark Strong, Lennie James, James Ransone Low Winter Sun is an American television drama series that aired on AMC from August 11 to October 6, 2013, for one season consisting of ten episodes. The series was developed by Chris Mundy and ...more

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The Lot is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best AMC Original Shows
The Lot Linda Cardellini, Eric Stoltz, Jeffrey Tambor The Lot is a 30 minute dramedy series that aired for 2 seasons and 16 episodes on the AMC from 1999 to 2001. It profiled the fictional studio Sylver Screen Pictures during the 1930s and the ...more

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The Pitch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best AMC Original Shows
The Pitch The Pitch is an unscripted series from AMC produced by Studio Lambert that goes behind the scenes on the pressure on America's top creative ad agencies competing to pitch a new account. Each ...more

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Freakshow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best AMC Original Shows
Freakshow Freakshow is an American unscripted reality documentary television series from AMC that chronicles the operations of former music producer Todd Ray's Venice Beach Freakshow. The series premiered ...more

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Movies That Shook the World is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best AMC Original Shows

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DVD_TV is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best AMC Original Shows
DVD TV DVD_TV is a film trivia show that presents the story behind the making of a movie as streaming text in the letterbox area below the picture. It is broadcast in the United States and Canada on ...more

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Remember WENN is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best AMC Original Shows
Remember WENN Tom Beckett, George Hall, Margaret Hall Remember WENN is a comedy-drama television series that aired from 1996 to 1998 on the cable channel American Movie Classics. Created and written by Rupert Holmes and set at the fictional ...more

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Celebrity Charades is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best AMC Original Shows
Celebrity Charades Chad Lowe, Jay Johnson Celebrity Charades is a series which originally aired from January to September, 1979 as a syndicated series throughout the United States.

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Small Town Security is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best AMC Original Shows
Small Town Security Small Town Security was an American reality television series produced by Ken Druckerman and Banks Tarver from Left/Right Productions for the AMC network. The unscripted show focused on a small, ...more

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Sunday Morning Shootout is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best AMC Original Shows
Sunday Morning Shootout Peter Bart Shootout, also known as Sunday Morning Shootout, was a talk and interview program produced by the cable television network AMC. The episodes first aired on AMC on Sunday mornings, before being ...more

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Game of Arms is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best AMC Original Shows
Game of Arms Game of Arms is an American television series that debut February 25, 2014, on AMC. The series is a reality television show about American competitive arm wrestlers. The series follows arm ...more

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Owner's Manual is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best AMC Original Shows
Owner's Manual Owner's Manual is an American reality television series that airs on AMC and premiered on August 15, 2013. Announced in November 2012, the series' first season consists of eight, half-hour ...more