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The Best AMC Original Shows

Updated October 5, 2020 4.4k votes 1.1k voters 36.5k views41 items

List RulesTV 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

    Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul

    Premiered2008-2013

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Thriller, Neo-western, Tragedy

    Breaking Bad (AMC, 2008) is an American neo-Western crime drama television series created by...  more

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    The Walking Dead

    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal

    Premiered2010 – present

    Genres (Tv)Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Suspense, Drama

    The Walking Dead (AMC, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series...  more

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    Better Call Saul

    Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks

    Premiered2014

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Drama, Comedy

    Better Call Saul (AMC, 2015) is an American television drama series created by Vince Gilligan...  more

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    Hell on Wheels

    Anson Mount, Colm Meaney

    Premiered2011 – present

    Genres (Tv)Western, Period drama

    Hell on Wheels (AMC, 2011) is an American/Canadian Western television series created by Joe...  more

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    Mad Men

    Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss

    Premiered2007 – present

    Genres (Tv)Period drama, Serial drama

    Mad Men (AMC, 2007) is an American period drama television series created by Matthew Weiner....  more

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    Into the Badlands

    Daniel Wu, Orla Brady

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Action, Drama, Wuxia

    Into the Badlands (AMC, 2015) is an American TV series set in a post-apocalyptic world...  more
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    Turn: Washington's Spies

    Jamie Bell, Angus Macfadyen

    Premiered2014

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    TURN: Washington's Spies is a period drama based on Alexander Rose’s book Washington's Spies:...  more
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    The Killing

    Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman

    Premiered2011 – present

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Mystery

    The Killing (AMC, 2011) is an American drama television series created by Veena Sud, based on...  more

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    The Terror

    Derek Mio, George Takei

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Horror, Anthology, Psychological thriller

    The Terror (AMC, 2018) is an American horror drama anthology television series developed by...  more

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    The Son

    Pierce Brosnan, Henry Garrett

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Western, Drama

    The Son (AMC, 2017) is a western drama television series based on the 2013 novel by Philipp...  more
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    Preacher

    Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Black Comedy, Supernatural

    Preacher (AMC, 2016) is an American television series developed by Sam Catlin, Evan Goldberg,...  more

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    McMafia

    James Norton, David Strathairn

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Drama

    McMafia (AMC, 2018) is a British crime drama television series created by Hossein Amini and...  more
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    Talking Dead

    Chris Hardwick, Greg Nicotero

    Premiered2011 – present

    Genres (Tv)Special Interest, Talk show, Reality television

    Talking Dead is a live talk show in which host Chris Hardwick discusses episodes of the AMC...  more

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    Humans

    Manpreet Bachu, Emily Berrington

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Sci-Fi

    Humans (AMC, 2015) is a science fiction television series created by Sam Vincent and Jonathan...  more
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    NOS4A2

    Ashleigh Cummings, Zachary Quinto

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Supernatural horror, Drama

    NOS4A2 (AMC, 2019) is an American supernatural horror drama television series created by Jami...  more
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    James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction

    James Cameron, Ridley Scott

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Documentary

    James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction (AMC, 2018) is an American documentary television...  more
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    Lodge 49

    Wyatt Russell, Brent Jennings

    Genres (Tv)Comedy-Drama, Mystery

    Lodge 49 (AMC, 2018) is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Jim Gavin. A...  more
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    Dietland

    Joy Nash, Tamara Tunie

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Dietland (AMC, 2018) is an American dark comedy drama television series created by Marti...  more
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    The Walking Dead: World Beyond

    Annet Mahendru, Aliyah Royale

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Horror Drama

    The Walking Dead: World Beyond (AMC, 2020) is an American post-apocalyptic horror drama...  more

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    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Documentary, True Crime

    The Preppy Murder: Death in Central Park is an American documentary television miniseries. The...  more
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    The Day After Tomorrow

    Brian Blessed, Ed Bishop

    Premiered1975

    Genres (Tv)Television pilot, Drama, Television special, Science Fiction

    The Day After Tomorrow is a 1975 British science-fiction television drama produced by Gerry...  more
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    Soulmates

    Sarah Snook, David Costabile

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Anthology, Drama, Sci-Fi

    Soulmates (AMC, 2020) is an American science fiction drama television anthology series. Set...  more

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    Rubicon

    James Badge Dale, Jessica Collins

    Premiered2010

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Rubicon is an American television series created by Jason Horwitch and produced by Henry...  more
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    Quiz

    Matthew Macfadyen, Sian Clifford

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Crime

    Quiz (AMC, ITV, 2020) is a British drama television series created by David Briggs. The...  more

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