Variety is the spice of life, and that's what keeps viewers tuned into compelling television anthology series. The best anthology TV shows feature changing plots and characters while keeping a consistent tone throughout each episode and season. This is a list of the greatest anthology shows including everything from Fargo to Are You Afraid of the Dark? to True Detective.
What programs will you find on this list of the best anthology TV series? American Horror Story goes for broke every season, changing the plotlines while amping up the sex, drama, and scares. Several talented performers - including Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, and Jessica Lange - have returned to the dark anthology multiple times. The Twilight Zone is another all-time great anthology series. Its modern successor Black Mirror examines the future implications of modern technology with each creative episode. Other entertaining series featured here include Tales from the Crypt, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and Tales from the Darkside.
Which anthology series keeps you up at night? Take a look at this list and give your favorites a thumbs up to make sure they end up in the top spot. Then see what anthology TV series are airing new episodes now.
Network: BBC Two
Network: UPN, CBS
Network: Channel 4, Netflix
Network: CBS, NBC
Network: Nickelodeon, YTV, Rede Record, France 3, Nickelodeon
Network: Jetix, Vrak.TV, YTV, Fox Kids, Cartoon Network
Network: Channel 4
Network: CBS All Access
Network: Fox Broadcasting Company
Network: Apple TV+