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The Best Anthology Television Shows In 2019  

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List Rules Only new or returning anthology television series that are airing new episodes in 2019.

Sometimes you need to shake things up to keep it interesting. Anthology series know that for a fact, and the best anthology series airing new episodes in 2019 either have a new theme each season or new story each episode. As with limited series, the flexibility of streaming services - something even big cable channels are getting into - allows for non-linear storytelling and the creation of addictive vignettes you can divvy out into individual doses or binge all at once.

Many 2019 anthology shows follow the more traditional television anthology path of a science fiction-horror vibe that shocks or surprises you each episode. That's been Black Mirror's bread and butter for seasons and it's probably the same road the new Twilight Zone will walk as well. Other shows, like Star Trek: Short Treks, use each episode as a way to enjoy a vignette in a specific world. There are also shows that take a wider perspective and only change their themes and stories every season.

It can be hard to say good-bye to characters and cast members we love, but with anthology shows it's likely you'll see them again, just wearing a different mask. What television anthology series is airing new episodes in 2019 that you're excited about? Vote up the best anthology shows and add any we've forgotten - just remember, we need to be seeing new episodes and new stories from them in 2019.

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Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anthology Television Shows In 2019
Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell, Rory Kinnear
Black Mirror is a British television anthology series created by Charlie Brooker that features speculative fiction with dark and sometimes satirical themes that examine modern society, ...more
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Love, Death & Robots is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anthology Television Shows In 2019
Hayley McLaughlin, Helen Sadler, Stefan Kapicic
Love, Death & Robots (Netflix, 2019) is an American animated television anthology series. A collection of animated short stories that span various genres including science fiction, fantasy, ...more
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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anthology Television Shows In 2019
Ryan Maddock added Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters
American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, ...more
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Into the Dark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anthology Television Shows In 2019
Tom Bateman, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Aurora Perrineau
Into the Dark (Hulu, 2018) is an American horror anthology web television series. Each episode of the series is inspired by a holiday from the month in which it is released.
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Inside No. 9 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anthology Television Shows In 2019
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Inside No. 9 is a British dark comedy anthology television programme written by Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton and produced by the BBC. The first series was broadcast between 5 February ...more
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The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anthology Television Shows In 2019
Jordan Peele, Sanaa Lathan
The Twilight Zone (CBS All Access, 2019) is an American anthology drama web television series based on the 1959 television series. An updated version of the classic TV series featuring various ...more
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Room 104 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anthology Television Shows In 2019
yurewitch.ron added Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
Room 104 (HBO, 2017) is an American television anthology dark comedy, horror and thriller series created by Jay and Mark Duplass. Set in a single room of an American hotel, the series explores ...more
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Two Sentence Horror Stories is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anthology Television Shows In 2019
Nicole Kang, Jim Parrack, Aleyse Shannon
Two Sentence Horror Stories (CW Seed, 2017) is an American horror anthology television series. The themes tap into universal primal fears, filtered through the anxieties of the most connected ...more
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True Detective is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anthology Television Shows In 2019
Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan
True Detective (HBO, 2014) is an American anthology drama television series created by Nic Pizzolatto. Each season focuses on detectives investigating violent offences.
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Scream is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anthology Television Shows In 2019
Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus, John Karna
Scream (MTV, 2015) is an American anthology slasher television series developed by Jill Blotevogel, Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie, based on the film series. After a cyber-bullying incident serves ...more
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Weird City is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anthology Television Shows In 2019
Levar Burton, Dylan O'Brien, Ed O'Neil
Weird City (YouTube Premium, 2019) is an American comedy science fiction anthology web television series. In the not-too-distant future, the middle class has completely vanished, dividing the ...more
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The Terror is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anthology Television Shows In 2019
Derek Mio, George Takei, Jared Harris
The Terror (AMC, 2018) is an anthology television series created by David Kajganich and Soo Hugh, based on the novel by Dan Simmons. The first season follows a crew of a Royal Naval expedition ...more
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What/If is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anthology Television Shows In 2019
Renée Zellweger, Dave Annable, Juan Castano
What/If (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television series created by Mike Kelley. Each season will tackle a different morality tale inspired by culturally consequential source material ...more
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Trust is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anthology Television Shows In 2019
Donald Sutherland, Hilary Swank, Harris Dickinson
Trust (FX, 2018) is an American television anthology series directed by Danny Boyle. In 1973, heir John Paul Getty III is kidnapped by the Italian mafia, but the family seems disinterested in ...more
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Star Trek: Short Treks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anthology Television Shows In 2019
Mary Wiseman, Rainn Wilson, Doug Jones
Star Trek: Short Treks (CBS All Access, 2018) is an American science fiction anthology web TV series created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman. A spin-off from the series Star Trek: Discovery, ...more
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Creepshow is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anthology Television Shows In 2019
David Arquette, Adrienne Barbeau, Tobin Bell
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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Modern Love is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anthology Television Shows In 2019
Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, Andy Garcia
Modern Love (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American romantic comedy anthology television series, based on the weekly column published by The New York Times. Following the style of the column the ...more
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Criminal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anthology Television Shows In 2019
David Tennant, Clare-Hope Ashitey and Youssef Kerkour, Nathalie Baye
Criminal: UK, Criminal: France, Criminal: Germany, and Criminal: Spain (Netflix, 2019) are parts of a police procedural anthology series created by Kay Smith and Jim Field Smith. The series ...more
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The Romanoffs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anthology Television Shows In 2019
Isabelle Huppert, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery
The Romanoffs (Amazon Video, 2018) is an American anthology web television series created by Matthew Weiner. A contemporary anthology series set around the globe featuring eight separate stories ...more
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Crime Diaries is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anthology Television Shows In 2019
Camila Jurado, Fabiana Medina, Laura Osma
Crime Diaries (Netflix, 2019), originally named "Historia de un crimen," is a Mexican true crime scripted anthology television series. Each season focuses on notorious and ...more
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Persona is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anthology Television Shows In 2019
Lee Ji-eun, Bae Doona, Kim Tae-hoon
Persona (Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean anthology television miniseries created by Yoon Jong-shin. Lee Ji-eun plays a different character in each of the four segments, which are written and ...more
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Delhi Crime is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anthology Television Shows In 2019
Swati Bhatia, Shefali Shah, Rajesh Tailang
Delhi Crime (Netflix, 2019) is an Indian anthology television drama. Based on the true story of the Nirbhaya case, the show follows the Delhi Police investigation into the finding of the men who ...more