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The Best AMC TV Shows 

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List Rules Vote up all of your favorite TV shows, but they must air on AMC.

List of popular AMC shows, ranked from best to worst. This list of the top current and cancelled AMC TV series includes the date when each show first aired, as well as which actors starred in the show. The best AMC TV programs of all time include the most viewed shows on AMC, as this list covers the entire history of the network. This list is sorted by popularity, so the shows with the most votes are at the top of the list.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different shows, like AMC Original Shows including Breaking Bad and Mad Men, and also AMC reality shows. 

Although television fans in different locations grew up with AMC on different channels, most of us got the same shows, so don't let your favorite AMC TV shows sink to the bottom of the list! The list of top AMC television shown below includes cast, creator, and premiere date when available. This list contains only TV series on the AMC network, even ones that are no longer on the air.

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Breaking Bad is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best AMC TV Shows
Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn

Premiered: 2008

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

Breaking Bad (AMC, 2008) is an American neo-Western crime drama television series created by Vince Gilligan. After being diagnosed with cancer, a depressed high school chemistry teacher (Bryan ...more

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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best AMC TV Shows
Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

Premiered: 2010

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

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 TV Shows
LanaYoshii added Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Drama, Comedy

Better Call Saul (AMC, 2015) is an American television drama series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, and a spinoff prequel of Breaking Bad. The trials and tribulations of lawyer, Jimmy ...more

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Hell on Wheels is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best AMC TV Shows
Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Robin McLeavy

Premiered: 2011

Genres (Tv): Western, Period drama

Hell on Wheels (AMC, 2011) is an American/Canadian Western television series created by Joe and Tony Gayton. Hell-bent on revenge, a former Confederate soldier (Anson Mount) joins the Union ...more

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Mad Men is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best AMC TV Shows
Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser

Premiered: 2007

Genres (Tv): Period drama, Serial drama

Mad Men (AMC, 2007) is an American period drama television series created by Matthew Weiner. Womanizing advertising executive Don Draper (Jon Hamm) balances work and pleasure, while harboring ...more

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Into the Badlands is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best AMC TV Shows
samuel-mefreh added Daniel Wu, Orla Brady, Sarah Bolger

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Action, Drama, Wuxia

Into the Badlands (AMC, 2015) is an American TV series set in a post-apocalyptic world approximately 500 years after an event that left civilization in ruins. Regent Sunny (Daniel Wu), a ...more

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Turn: Washington's Spies... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best AMC TV Shows
Jamie Bell, Angus Macfadyen, Kevin McNally

Premiered: 2014

Genres (Tv): Drama

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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Preacher is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best AMC TV Shows
Lola Fox added Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga

Premiered: 2016

Genres (Tv): Drama, Black Comedy, Supernatural

Preacher (AMC, 2016) is an American television series developed by Sam Catlin, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen, based on the comic book series created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. After a ...more

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The Killing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best AMC TV Shows
Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Billy Campbell

Premiered: 2011

Genres (Tv): Crime drama, Mystery

The Killing (AMC, 2011) is an American drama television series created by Veena Sud, based on the Danish series Forbrydelsen. Seattle homicide detectives Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and Stephen ...more

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Fear the Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best AMC TV Shows
ismael-pietri added Kim Dickens, Cliff Kurtis, alycia debnam carey

Premiered: August 23, 2015

Genres (Tv): Drama, Horror

"What did the world look like as it was transforming into the horrifying apocalypse depicted in "The Walking Dead"? This spin-off set in Los Angeles, following new characters as they face the beginning of the end of the world, will answer that question." (2015, ranker.com)

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Halt & Catch Fire is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best AMC TV Shows
Videoport Jones added Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Ali Milner

Premiered: 2014

Halt and Catch Fire is an American period drama television series created by Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers, that premiered on AMC on June 1, 2014. The series is set in the ...more

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Talking Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best AMC TV Shows
LanaYoshii added Talking Dead Chris Hardwick, Greg Nicotero, Denise M. Huth

Premiered: 2011

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 television series The Walking Dead with guests, including celebrity fans, cast members, and crew from ...more

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The Night Manager is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best AMC TV Shows
Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman

Premiered: 2016

Genres (Tv): Drama, Espionage

The Night Manager (AMC, 2016) is a British television series directed by Susanne Bier, based on the 1993 novel by John le Carré. The night manager of a luxury hotel (Tom Hiddleston) is ...more

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Humans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best AMC TV Shows
Manpreet Bachu, Emily Berrington, Ruth Bradley

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Drama, Sci-Fi

Humans (AMC, 2015) is a science fiction television series created by Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley. In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'Synth' - ...more
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The Terror is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best AMC TV Shows
Derek Mio, George Takei, Jared Harris

Premiered: 2018

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

The Terror (AMC, 2018) is an American horror drama anthology television series developed by David Kajganich, based on the 2007 novel by Dan Simmons. A new story each season, the show follows ...more

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Low Winter Sun is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best AMC TV Shows
Mark Strong, Lennie James, James Ransone

Premiered: 2013

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Drama

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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James Cameron's Story of... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best AMC TV Shows
James Cameron, Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg

Premiered: 2018

Genres (Tv): Documentary

James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction (AMC, 2018) is an American documentary television miniseries. This six-part limited series explores the science fiction genre with some of the greatest ...more
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Rubicon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best AMC TV Shows
Rubicon James Badge Dale, Jessica Collins, Lauren Hodges

Premiered: 2010

Genres (Tv): Drama

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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NOS4A2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best AMC TV Shows
Ashleigh Cummings, Zachary Quinto, Olafur Darri Olafsson

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Supernatural horror, Drama

NOS4A2 (AMC, 2019) is an American supernatural horror drama television series created by Jami O'Brien, based on the novel by Joe Hill. After discovering a supernatural ability to unlock portals, ...more
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Dietland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best AMC TV Shows
Joy Nash, Tamara Tunie, Robin Weigert

Premiered: 2018

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Dietland (AMC, 2018) is an American dark comedy drama television series created by Marti Noxon, based on the novel by Sarai Walker. An overweight ghostwriter (Joy Nash) for one of New York's ...more
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The Preppy Murder: Death... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best AMC TV Shows

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Documentary, True Crime

The Preppy Murder: Death in Central Park is an American documentary television miniseries. The docuseries looks at the notorious 1986 murder of Jennifer Levin in Central Park, featuring ...more
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The Lot is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best AMC TV Shows
Linda Cardellini, Eric Stoltz, Jeffrey Tambor

Premiered: 1999

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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Creepshow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best AMC TV Shows
David Arquette, Adrienne Barbeau, Tobin Bell

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Horror, Anthology, Black comedy

Creepshow (Shudder, 2019) is an American horror anthology television series and a continuation of the first two films in the Creepshow franchise. Each episode of the series features two stories, ...more
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The Pitch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best AMC TV Shows
Rasika Mathur, Nick Tellez, Jessica Alkass

Premiered: 2012

Genres (Tv): Drama, Documentary, Reality television

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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Quiz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best AMC TV Shows
Matthew Macfadyen, Sian Clifford, Mark Bonnar

Premiered: 2020

Genres (Tv): Drama, Crime

Quiz (AMC, ITV, 2020) is a British drama television series created by David Briggs. The three-part limited series based on the cheating scandal where Charles Ingram (Matthew Macfadyen), his wife ...more

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