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The Greatest Thriller Shows in TV History

Updated February 19, 2021 32.7k votes 6.7k voters 301.1k views187 items

List RulesVote up the best thriller TV series - whether the thrills come from character drama, gripping action or nail-biting horror.

These are the best nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat thriller shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest thriller TV shows also includes information about the series stars. Popular thriller TV series have been a staple of television viewing for years, so there's often debate about what the most gripping and engaging thriller series of all time is. Don't let your favorite thriller television series sink to the bottom of the list - be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot.

This thrilling list is made up of both newer and older shows, like Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and even Lost. These are all the top-rated thriller shows, thanks to votes, so if you're trying to remember some names of your favorite old thriller series this is a great place to start.

This list answers the questions, "What is the greatest thriller show of all time?" and "What are the best thriller shows?"

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