TV Shows with High Trigger Warnings (
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WARNING: Scenes of explicit violence, drug use, suicide, sex, and/or abuse occur regularly. Not intended for children or sensitive viewers.

The 100 warning skull-crossbones

100 attractive teenagers are dropped onto an ‘uninhabited’ and ‘irradiated’ earth to see if it’s survivable.

Network:
Airdates: 2014 - 2020

13 Reasons Why warning skull-crossbones

A student kills herself after a series of culminating failures, brought on by select individuals within their school.

Network:
Airdates: 2017 - 2020

American Horror Story warning star skull-crossbones

American Horror Story is an American anthology horror television series where each season is conceived as a self-contained miniseries.

Network:
Airdates: 2011 - current

Animal Kingdom warning skull-crossbones

After a heroin overdose kills his mom, teenager Joshua “J” Cody moves to Southern California to live with his freewheeling relatives.

Network:
Airdates: 2016 - current

The Badge warning skull-crossbones

Bigotry as well as political and police corruption come into play in the investigation of the death of a transsexual.

Network:
Airdates: 2002

Battlestar Galactica: Razor warning

A two-hour Battlestar Galactica special that tells the story of the Battlestar Pegasus several months prior to it finding the Galactica.

Network:
Airdates: 2007

Born Innocent warning

Young girl runs away from her abusive family only to end up in a juvenile detention center for girls where she’s brutalized by her sadistic peers.

Network:
Airdates: 1974

The Boys warning

A group of vigilantes set out to take down corrupt superheroes who abuse their superpowers.

Network:
Airdates: 2019 - current

Broadchurch warning

The impact of grief, mutual suspicion, and media attention on a small town.

Network:
Airdates: 2015 - 2017

Clique warning skull-crossbones

Turns out university is less about “the best years of your life” and more about shadowy conspiracies, unreasonable demands from untrustworthy authority figures, and constant life-or-death struggle. Allegory, anyone?

Network: ,
Airdates: 2017 - 2018

Criminal Minds warning

Delving into criminal minds, and all their serial killer creepiness, on primetime.

Network:
Airdates: 2005 - 2020

Dare Me warning

Dare Me is based off the Megan Abbott book of the same name. It focuses on two high school cheerleaders and best friends, Addy and Beth, who have a tumultuous relationship.

Network:
Airdates: 2019 - current