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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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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
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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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
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) 4 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
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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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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
Fargo (FX, 2014) is an American black comedy drama anthology television series created by Noah Hawley, and inspired by the 1996 film. Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and wrong doings ...more
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Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
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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Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
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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Designated Survivor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
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Designated Survivor (ABC, 2016; Netflix, 2019) is an American political conspiracy drama television series. On the night of the State of the Union address, an incident claims the lives of the ...more
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Blindspot is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
Blindspot (NBC, 2015) is an American drama television series created by Martin Gero. When a mysterious tattooed woman (Jaimie Alexander) is found naked inside a travel bag with no recollection ...more
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Elementary is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
Elementary (CBS, 2012) is an American procedural drama series created by Robert Doherty, based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes. Following his fall from grace in London and ...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 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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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
This show is an American drama television series that premiered on CBS on October 6, 2000. The show was created by Anthony E. Zuiker and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. It is filmed primarily at ...more
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Homeland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
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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American Crime Story is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
This show is an American anthology television series developed by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. Each season is presented as a self-contained miniseries, following separate unrelated ...more
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The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
Marvel's The Punisher (Netflix, 2017) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Steve Lightfoot. Former Force Recon officer Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal), known throughout New ...more
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True Detective is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
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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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
Arrow 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 stranded on a hostile ...more
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Designated Survivor: 60 Days is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
Designated Survivor: 60 Days (Netflix, 2019) is a Korean political conspiracy drama television series, based on the American series Designated Survivor. When the National Assembly suffers a ...more
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Midsomer Murders is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
This 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 Anthony ...more
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Murdoch Mysteries is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Conspiracy Shows on TV Right Now
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