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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 and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology -- computers, planes, ...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 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 wipes out over ...more
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Colony is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Fear the Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
allmy-junk added Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane
This show is an American post-apocalyptic horror drama television series created by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson. A dysfunctional, blended family must reinvent themselves by learning new ...more
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Firefly is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Terra Nova is listed (or ranked) 10 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 Rain is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
Nickie Goldinhart added Iben Hjejle, Alba August, Lucas Lynggaard T√łnnesen
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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Containment is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Fiction TV Shows
Mabie1 added Chris Wood, Claudia Black , David Gyasi
Containment (The CW, 2015) is an American medical and speculative drama television series based on the Belgian television series Cordon. The show follows an epidemic that breaks out in Atlanta, ...more
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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Z Nation is listed (or ranked) 14 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) 15 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) 16 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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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 Stand is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Defiance is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Into the Badlands is listed (or ranked) 20 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 an event that left civilization in ruins. Regent Sunny (Daniel Wu), a ...more
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Zoo is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Wayward Pines is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Under the Dome is listed (or ranked) 23 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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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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The Shannara Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 25 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