TV The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now  

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List Rules TV shows should feature some conspiracy that the characters are part of or are trying to figure out; list should only include shows currently airing new episodes or expected to return

What are the best conspiracy thrillers on TV right now in 2016-2017? This list needs your votes! From broadcast networks to premium cable channels, there are more options than ever for conspiracy theorists and thriller fans alike.

One of the most popular conspiracy shows on TV now is Homeland, which airs on Showtime. But if you’re looking for free access to a conspiracy TV show, look no further than PBS, which airs the BBC show Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch. 


Current conspiracy TV shows can be appropriate for kids (like Gravity Falls), or appeal to teens (Pretty Little Liars). Solving a major crime is no easy task, especially if it takes several seasons. That’s why the return of The X-Files is so highly anticipated. On FX, the critically-acclaimed Fargo can provide your weekly dose of conspiracy. The same can be said for Quantico, which is a major conspiracy show that premiered on ABC in 2015.

These shows are airing right now and you still have the chance to catch up! After all, there’s a good chance the conspiracy won’t be solved until the entire series comes to an end.

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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
Criminal Minds Criminal Minds is an American police-procedural television program that premiered September 22, 2005, on CBS. The series follows a team of profilers from the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit based ...more

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The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
clash1977 added The Blacklist The Blacklist is an American crime drama television series that premiered on NBC on September 23, 2013. Raymond "Red" Reddington, a former U.S Navy officer turned high-profile ...more

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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
Supernatural Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric Kripke. Two brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), follow their father's ...more

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Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
Sherlock Sherlock is a British television crime drama that presents a contemporary adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, it ...more

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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
Fargo Fargo (FX, 2014) is an American black comedy–crime drama anthology television series created by Noah Hawley, and inspired by the 1996 film. Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder ...more

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Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is an American police procedural, legal, crime drama television series set in New York City, where it is also primarily produced. In the style of the ...more

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Blindspot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
Blindspot Blindspot (NBC, 2015) is an American crime drama television series created by Martin Gero. When a mysterious tattooed woman (Jaimie Alexander) is found naked inside a travel bag with no ...more

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Quantico is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
Quantico Quantico (ABC, 2015) is an American television drama thriller series created by Joshua Safran. A bright FBI recruit (Priyanka Chopra) who joins the agency after graduating from the FBI Academy ...more

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Elementary is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
Elementary Elementary is an American crime drama series that presents a contemporary update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes. The series was created by Robert Doherty and stars Jonny ...more

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NCIS: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
NCIS: Los Angeles NCIS: Los Angeles is an American television series combining elements of the military drama and police procedural genres, which premiered on the CBS network on September 22, 2009. NCIS: Los ...more

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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
Arrow Arrow (The CW, 2012) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. Five years after being ...more

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Pretty Little Liars is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
Pretty Little Liars Pretty Little Liars is an American teen drama mystery–thriller television series loosely based on the popular book series of the same title, written by Sara Shepard. The show premiered on June ...more

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Homeland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
Homeland Homeland is an American political thriller television series developed by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa based on the Israeli series Hatufim, which was created by Gideon Raff. The series stars ...more

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Designated Survivor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
TaylorWilcoxson added Designated Survivor On the night of the State of the Union address, an explosion claims the lives of the President and all members of his Cabinet except for U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Tom ...more

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American Crime Story is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
American Crime Story American Crime Story (FX, 2016) is an American true crime anthology television series developed by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. The first season, The People v. O. J. Simpson, presents ...more

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is an American crime drama television series that premiered on CBS on October 6, 2000. The show was created by Anthony E. Zuiker and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. ...more

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True Detective is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
True Detective True Detective (HBO, 2014) is an American anthology crime drama television series created by Nic Pizzolatto. Each season focuses on detectives investigating violent crimes.

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The Americans is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
beernbugs added The Americans Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The Americans (FX, 2013) is an American period drama television series created by Joe Weisberg. Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys) are two Soviet KGB officers posing as ...more

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Scandal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
TaylorWilcoxson added Scandal Scandal (ABC, 2012) is an American political thriller television series created by Shonda Rhimes. A former White House Communications Director (Kerry Washington) starts her own crisis management ...more

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Murdoch Mysteries is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
Murdoch Mysteries Murdoch Mysteries is a Canadian television drama series aired on both City and CBC Television, titled The Artful Detective in the United States, featuring Yannick Bisson as William Murdoch, a ...more

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Midsomer Murders is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
Midsomer Murders Midsomer Murders is a British television detective drama that has aired on ITV since 1997. The show is based on Caroline Graham's Chief Inspector Barnaby book series, as originally adapted by ...more