16 of the Greatest TV Anthology Series

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An anthology series is a TV show that doesn't tell just one continuous story season after season, and it's an incredibly exciting format. Anthologies were popular way back in the early days of TV, but they've seen a real renaissance in the past few years. With hot shows like American Horror Story, TV producers have gotten creative with that the anthology format can offer.

While some regular TV shows stay around long after they should've been canceled, anthologies can always find ways to stay fresh and interesting. Here are all of the best recent anthology shows, along with some classics that are worth a throwback.