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The Best Miniseries in TV History

Updated 24 Sep 2020 29.8k votes 4.0k voters 211.1k views182 items

List RulesVote up the best, most award-worthy limited series. No shows with second seasons, but anthology series OK.

Short and sweet, the best miniseries of all time pack a lot of emotion and story into less than a season of episodes. The greatest miniseries walk a perfect balance between keeping you wanting more and creating a satisfying ending. With television miniseries that range from dramas to docuseries, deciding the best television miniseries of all time can be tough, but thanks to your votes we can rank them best to worst.

This list includes the best Netflix miniseries and the best HBO original limited series, among the other popular television miniseries. Popular limited series have been a staple of television for years, and streaming services have made the format even more popular, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining miniseries of all time is. But not to worry, this list of miniseries television shows below includes information like the program's cast, network and premiere date when available to help you vote. What do you think is the best mini-series that has ever been on TV? Take a look at all these limited series and see if your favorite is represented.

List features historical miniseries like Band of Brothers and John Adams, horror miniseries like The Shining and V, and more! These are the best miniseries ever, from every genre.

If you've been wondering "What is the best miniseries show of all time?" and "What are the greatest miniseries shows?" then see what fans have voted up. Don't let your favorite miniseries 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!

 

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