The Best Tragedy TV Shows  

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The very best tragedy shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest tragedy shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular tragedy TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining tragedy show of all time is. Don't let your favorite tragedy television programs in history get 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 tragedy television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

Shows here include everything from Queen Seondeok to Hollyoaks.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best tragedy show of all time?" and "What are the greatest tragedy shows?"
Breaking Bad is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tragedy TV Shows
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Breaking Bad is an American drama television series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. The show originally aired on the AMC network for five seasons, from January 20, 2008, to September 29, 2013. It tells the story of Walter White, a struggling high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer, who, together with his former student Jesse Pinkman, turns to a life of producing and selling to secure his family's financial future before he passes. The title is from a Southern colloquialism meaning to "raise hell". Breaking Bad is set and was filmed in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn

Premiered: 2008

Number of Seasons: 5

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The Wire is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tragedy TV Shows
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The Wire is an American drama television series set and produced in and around Baltimore, Maryland. Created and primarily written by author and former police reporter David Simon, the series was broadcast by the premium cable network HBO in the United States. The Wire premiered on June 2, 2002, and ended on March 9, 2008, comprising 60 episodes over five seasons. Each season of The Wire introduces a different institution in the city of Baltimore. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn

Premiered: 2002

Number of Seasons: 5

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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tragedy TV Shows
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Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, based on the series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while a forgotten race returns after being dormant for thousands of years. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, + more

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 8

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tragedy TV Shows
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Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a Japanese anime television series produced by Shaft and Aniplex. It was directed by Akiyuki Shinbo and written by Gen Urobuchi, with original character designs by Ume Aoki, character design adaptation by Takahiro Kishida, and music by Yuki Kajiura. The story follows a group of female middle school students who choose to become magical girls and must battle surreal enemies called witches. However, they consequently learn of the anguish and perils associated with their newfound roles. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Chiwa Saitō, Junko Iwao, Yūko Gotō, Eri Kitamura, Kaori Mizuhashi, + more

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 1

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