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The Best Anthology TV Shows In 2020

Updated November 23, 2020 123 votes 35 voters 2.9k views25 items

List RulesVote up the best new or returning anthology television series that are airing new episodes in 2020.

The best anthology series airing new episodes in 2020 either have a new theme each season or new story each episode. Sometimes you just need to shake things up to keep it interesting and anthology series always keep mixing it up. 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 2020 anthology shows follow the more traditional television anthology path of a speculative fiction or horror anthology vibe that shocks or surprises you each episode. That's been American Horror Story’s bread and butter for seasons and it'sthe same style the new Twilight Zone, Room 104, and even Into The Dark take as well. Other shows, like Little America, use each episode as a way to enjoy a vignette into a specific perspective. 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 2020 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 2020.

  • The Twilight Zone
    Photo: CBS All Access
    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 tales of science fiction, horror and mystery....  more
    • Actors: Simon Kinberg, Jordan Peele, Sanaa Lathan
    • Premiered: 2019
    • Genres (Tv): Anthology, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
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  • 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, including a house with a haunting past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, a possessed farmhouse, and a cult....  more
    • Actors: Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters, Taissa Farmiga, Denis O'Hare
    • Premiered: 2011
    • Genres (Tv): Anthology, Horror, Supernatural
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  • The Haunting
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    The Haunting (Netflix, 2018) is an American television anthology series created by Mike Flanagan and produced by Amblin Television and Paramount Television, for Netflix. The first series, titled The Haunting of Hill House, premiered on October 12, 2018, and the second, titled The Haunting of Bly Manor, on October 9, 2020. Both series star Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Henry Thomas, Carla Gugino, Kate Siegel and Victoria Pedretti, portraying different characters across the two seasons....  more
    • Actors: Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas, Victoria Pedretti, Tahirah Sharif
    • Premiered: 2018
    • Genres (Tv): Supernatural, Horror, Anthology
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  • Into the Dark
    Video: YouTube
    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....  more
    • Actors: Tom Bateman, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Aurora Perrineau, David Hull, Ray Santiago
    • Premiered: 2018
    • Genres (Tv): Horror, Anthology
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