TV The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows  

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
HeatherBrown added Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell The 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series developed by Jason Rothenberg, loosely based on the book by Kass Morgan. 97 years after a nuclear ...more

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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
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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Jericho is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
Hans Matheson, Clarke Peters, Jessica Raine Jericho is an American post-apocalyptic action-drama series that centers on the residents of the fictionalized post-apocalyptic town of Jericho, Kansas, in the aftermath of a limited nuclear ...more

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Revolution is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
az.tony.ab added Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, Giancarlo Esposito A family struggles to reunite in a post-apocalyptic American landscape: a world of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology -- computers, ...more

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Falling Skies is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
Noah Wyle, Drew Roy, Maxim Knight Falling Skies is an American science fiction post-apocalyptic dramatic television series created by Robert Rodat and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. The series stars Noah Wyle as Tom ...more

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The Last Ship is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
CharlesMoore added Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra, Adam Baldwin The Last Ship (TNT, 2014) is an American action-drama television series created by Hank Steinberg and Steven L Kane, based on the 1988 novel by William Brinkley. After a global viral pandemic ...more

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Fear the Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
allmy-junk added Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane Fear the Walking Dead (AMC, 2015) is an American post-apocalyptic horror drama television series created by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson, and a prequel to The Walking Dead. A dysfunctional, ...more

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Colony is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies, Peter Jacobson Colony (USA Network, 2016) is an American science-fiction drama television series created by Carlton Cuse and Ryan J. Condal. In the wake of a mysterious alien invasion, a family fights to stay ...more

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Z Nation is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
omar-duarte added Kellita Smith, DJ Qualls, Michael Welch Z Nation (Syfy, 2014) is an American action/horror/comedy-drama/post-apocalyptic television series created by Karl Schaefer and Craig Engler. Three years after the zombie virus has gutted the ...more

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Survivors is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
Peter Duncan, Carolyn Seymour, Edward Underdown Survivors is a British post-apocalyptic fiction television series devised by Terry Nation and produced by Terence Dudley at the BBC from 1975 to 1977. It concerns the plight of a group of people ...more

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The Strain is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
SabbySox added Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand The Strain is an American horror drama television series that premiered on FX on July 13, 2014. It was created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, based on their novel trilogy of the same ...more

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Containment is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
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Fringe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
wqar001 added Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole Fringe is an American science fiction television series created by J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci. It premiered on the Fox Broadcasting network on September 9, 2008, and concluded ...more

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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
allmy-junk added Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber Battlestar Galactica is an American military science fiction television series, and part of the Battlestar Galactica franchise. The show was developed by Ronald D. Moore and executive produced ...more

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Firefly is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk Firefly is an American space western science fiction drama television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label. Whedon served as an executive ...more

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The Stand is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
JerichoRemitio added Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan The Stand is a 1994 American television miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. King also wrote the teleplay, and has a cameo role in the series. It was directed by Mick ...more

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12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
omar-duarte added Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Kirk Acevedo 12 Monkeys (SyFy, 2015) is an American television series on Syfy created by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, and loosely based on the 1995 film. In the year 2043, scavenger James Cole (Aaron ...more

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The Rain is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
Nickie Goldinhart added Iben Hjejle, Alba August, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen The Rain (Netflix, 2018) is a Danish web series created by Mosholt Esben, Toft Jacobsen, and Christian Potalivo. After a brutal virus wipes out most of the population, two young siblings embark ...more

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Wayward Pines is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
Matt Dillon, Carla Gugino, Toby Jones Wayward Pines (Fox, 2015) is an American mystery, science fiction television series developed by Chad Hodge. A Secret Service agent (Matt Dillon) goes to Wayward Pines, Idaho, in search of two ...more

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Life After People: The Series is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
James Lurie, Steven S. Ross, Gordon Masterton Life After People is a television series on which scientists, structural engineers, and other experts speculate about what might become of Earth should humanity instantly disappear. The featured ...more

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The Last Man on Earth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
Pierre Fondcombe added Will Forte, January Jones, Cleopatra Coleman The Last Man on Earth is an American post-apocalyptic comedy television series created by and starring Will Forte. The series premiered on the American broadcast network Fox on March 1, 2015. ...more

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Zoo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
Avner Berlios Wulu added James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Nonso Anozie Zoo (CBS, 2015) is an American drama television series based on the 2012 novel by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. A group of varied professionals investigate the mysterious pandemic of ...more

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Jeremiah is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
Luke Perry, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Peter Stebbings Jeremiah is an American-Canadian television series starring Luke Perry and Malcolm-Jamal Warner that ran on the Showtime network from 2002 to 2004. The series takes place in a post-apocalyptic ...more

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Between is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
Jennette McCurdy, Jesse Carere, Ryan Allen Between (Netflix, 2015) is a Canadian science fiction drama television series created by Michael McGowan. After a mysterious disease kills every resident over 21 years old, survivors of a town, ...more

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3% is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
Nickie Goldinhart added Bianca Comparato, João Miguel, Michel Gomes 3% (Netflix, 2016) is a Brazilian dystopian thriller series created by Pedro Aguilera. The show is set in a future wherein people are given a chance to go to the "better side" of a ...more

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The Walking Dead: Torn Apart is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
The Walking Dead: Torn Apart The Walking Dead: Torn Apart is a six-part web series based on the television series The Walking Dead. It aired in its entirety on October 3, 2011, on AMC's official website. The web series ...more

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Helix is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
Billy Campbell, Kyra Zagorsky, Mark Ghanimé Helix is an American science fiction thriller-drama television series that premiered on Syfy on January 10, 2014. The series follows a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and ...more

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The Leftovers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston The Leftovers is an American television drama series created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta airing on HBO. It is based on Perrotta's novel of the same name. The pilot was written by Lindelof ...more

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Dollhouse is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
Eliza Dushku, Harry Lennix, Fran Kranz Dollhouse is an American science fiction television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon under Mutant Enemy Productions. It premiered on February 13, 2009, on the Fox network and ...more

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Terminator: The Sarah Connor C... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is an American science fiction television series that aired on Fox. The show was produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Warner Bros. Television, and C2 ...more

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Last Resort is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
Kasaki Sajt added Andre Braugher, Scott Speedman, Daisy Betts Revolves around the crew of a U.S. nuclear submarine who, after ignoring an order to fire nuclear missiles, wind up being hunted and escape to a NATO outpost where they declare themselves to be ...more

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Terra Nova is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
Jason O'Mara, Shelley Conn, Christine Adams Terra Nova is an American science fiction drama television series. It premiered on September 26, 2011 with a two-hour premiere, and concluded on December 19, 2011 with a two-hour, two-episode ...more

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The Shannara Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton, Ivana Baquero The Shannara Chronicles (MTV, 2016) is an American fantasy drama television series adapted from the fantasy novels by Terry Brooks, primarily The Elfstones of Shannara. As the series opens, ...more

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Defiance is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas, Julie Benz Defiance is an American science fiction television series developed by Rockne S. O'Bannon, Kevin Murphy, and Michael Taylor. The series is produced by Universal Cable Productions, in transmedia ...more

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Doomsday Preppers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
Michael Izquierdo, Paul Range, Brent Royal II Doomsday Preppers is an American reality television series that airs on the National Geographic Channel. The program profiles various survivalists, or "preppers", who are preparing to ...more

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Aftermath is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
Aftermath is a four-part 2010 documentary television series created by History Television Canadian station, airing in the United States on the National Geographic Channel, and produced by Cream ...more

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Under the Dome is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Alexander Koch Under the Dome is an American science-fiction drama television series. It premiered on CBS on June 24, 2013. The series was developed by Brian K. Vaughan and based on the novel of the same name ...more

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Into the Badlands is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
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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Ergo Proxy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
Ai Kobayashi, Rie Saitou Ergo Proxy is a science fiction suspense anime television series, produced by Manglobe, which premiered across Japan on February 25, 2006 on the WOWOW satellite network. It is directed by Shukō ...more

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Ark II is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
Helen Hunt, Lou Scheimer, Terry Lester Ark II is an American live-action science fiction series, aimed at children, that aired on CBS, beginning on September 11, 1976 and ending on December 18, 1976, as part of its weekend line-up. ...more

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Cleopatra 2525 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
Gina Torres, Victoria Pratt, Jennifer Sky Cleopatra 2525 is an American science fiction television series that aired in syndication for two seasons, from January 2000 to March 2001. It appeared as the first part of the Back2Back Action ...more

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Earth 2 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
Debrah Farentino, Clancy Brown, Sullivan Walker Earth 2 is an American science fiction television series which aired on NBC from November 6, 1994 to June 4, 1995. The show was canceled after one season of 22 episodes. It follows the journey ...more

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The Lottery is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
Marley Shelton, Shelley Conn, Martin Donovan The Lottery is an American post-apocalyptic drama television series that aired on Lifetime from July 20 through September 28, 2014. The series was set in a dystopian future when women have ...more

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You, Me and the Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
IsabellaPhilippi added Kyle Soller, Mathew Baynton, Joel Fry

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The Tribe is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
Caleb Ross, Victoria Spence, Meryl Cassie The Tribe is a New Zealand/British post-apocalyptic fictional TV series primarily aimed at teenagers. It is set in a near-future in which all adults have been wiped out by a deadly virus, ...more

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Hard Sun is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
Agyness Deyn, Jim Sturgess Hard Sun (Hulu, 2018) is a pre-apocalyptic British television drama series created by Neil Cross. While investigating a death of a hacker in London, two police officers stumble upon proof that ...more

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The Last Train is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
juliewalker added Ralph Brown, Steve Huison, Christopher Fulford The Last Train is a British six-part post-apocalyptic television drama serial first broadcast on the ITV network in 1999. It has since been repeated on ITV2 in 1999/2001 and on numerous ...more