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The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows

Updated October 2, 2020 27.5k votes 7.1k voters 259.7k views54 items

List RulesShows near the top must be only the best Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction TV series.

The very best apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction shows also includes pictures from the shows, when available. Popular apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining apocalypse TV shows of all time are. Don't let your favorite apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction television programs fall to the bottom of the list - be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of apocalypse series below includes information like the program's cast, creator, and premiere date, when available.

Among the post apocalyptic TV shows listed here are series like The Walking Dead, Revolution, and Loonatics Unleashed. These apocalyptic TV shows (some of which you can find on Netflix for your next binge) are full of drama, riveting special effects, and scary visuals that will have you on the edge of your seat.

What is the best post apocalyptic TV shows of all time? What are the greatest TV shows about apocalypses that have ever aired? Upvote the apocalyptic TV series you enjoy the most and don't forget to rerank the list so the shows you thought were great can rise to number one!
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    The 100
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    The 100

    Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco

    Premiered2013

    The 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    The Walking Dead
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    The Walking Dead

    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal

    Premiered2010

    The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 3
    Jericho
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    Jericho

    Hans Matheson, Clarke Peters

    Premiered2006

    Jericho is an American post-apocalyptic action-drama series that centers on the residents of... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 4
    Falling Skies
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    Falling Skies

    Noah Wyle, Drew Roy

    Premiered2011

    Falling Skies (TNT, 2011) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 5
    Revolution
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    Revolution

    Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos

    Premiered2012

    Revolution (NBC, 2012) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 6
    The Last Ship
    796
    304

    The Last Ship

    Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra

    Premiered2014

    The Last Ship (TNT, 2014) is an American action drama television series created by Hank... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 7
    Colony
    513
    186

    Colony

    Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies

    Premiered2016

    Colony (USA Network, 2016) is an American science-fiction drama television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    Fear The Walking Dead
    967
    408

    Fear The Walking Dead

    Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis

    Premiered2015

    Fear of the Walking Dead (AMC, 2015) is an American post-apocalyptic horror drama television... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 9
    Firefly
    376
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    Firefly

    Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres

    Premiered2002

    Firefly is an American space western science fiction drama television series created by writer... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 10
    Terra Nova
    212
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    Terra Nova

    Jason O'Mara, Shelley Conn

    Premiered2011

    Terra Nova (Fox, 2011) is an American science fiction drama television series created by Kelly... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 11
    Battlestar Galactica
    428
    199

    Battlestar Galactica

    Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell

    Premiered2004

    Battlestar Galactica (Sc-Fi, 2004) is an American military science fiction television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 12
    Z Nation
    737
    404

    Z Nation

    Kellita Smith, DJ Qualls

    Premiered2014

    Z Nation (Syfy, 2014) is an American action/horror/comedy-drama/post-apocalyptic television... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    The Rain
    282
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    The Rain

    Iben Hjejle, Alba August

    Premiered2018

    The Rain (Netflix, 2018) is a Danish web series created by Mosholt Esben, Toft Jacobsen, and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    Containment
    321
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    Containment

    Chris Wood, Claudia Black

    Premiered2016

    Containment (The CW, 2015) is an American medical and speculative drama television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 15
    The Strain
    441
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    The Strain

    Corey Stoll, David Bradley

    Premiered2014

    The Strain (FX, 2014) is an American horror drama television series created by Guillermo del... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 16
    Survivors
    442
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    Survivors

    Ian McCulloch, Lucy Fleming

    Premiered1975

    Survivors (BBC One, 1975) is a British post-apocalyptic fiction drama television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 17
    12 Monkeys
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    12 Monkeys

    Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull

    Premiered2015

    12 Monkeys (SyFy, 2015) is an American television series on Syfy created by Terry Matalas and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 18
    Zoo
    280
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    Zoo

    James Wolk, Kristen Connolly

    Premiered2015

    Zoo (CBS, 2015) is an American drama television series based on the 2012 novel by James... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 19
    Wayward Pines
    217
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    Wayward Pines

    Matt Dillon, Carla Gugino

    Premiered2015

    Wayward Pines (Fox, 2015) is an American mystery, science fiction television series developed... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 20
    Into the Badlands
    140
    64

    Into the Badlands

    Daniel Wu, Orla Brady

    Premiered2015

    Into the Badlands (AMC, 2015) is an American TV series set in a post-apocalyptic world... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 21
    The Stand
    245
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    The Stand

    Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald

    Premiered1994

    The Stand (ABC, 1994) is an American horror miniseries directed by Mick Garris, and based on... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 22
    Under the Dome
    143
    70

    Under the Dome

    Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre

    Premiered2013

    Under the Dome (CBS, 2013) is an American science-fiction drama television series developed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    Defiance
    116
    50

    Defiance

    Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas

    Premiered2013

    Defiance is an American science fiction television series developed by Rockne S. O'Bannon,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 24
    The Last Man on Earth
    278
    195

    The Last Man on Earth

    Will Forte, January Jones

    Premiered2015

    The Last Man on Earth is an American post-apocalyptic comedy television series created by and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Between
    161
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    Between

    Jennette McCurdy, Jesse Carere

    Premiered2015

    Between (Netflix, 2015) is a Canadian science fiction drama television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button