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TV Shows Like Lost

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In this list we will take a look at the top 10 TV shows most identical to Lost.

There are a lot of great shows, many created by the creators of Lost, some you might be familiar with, others maybe not but what they have in common is that they are all worthy watching.

Lost used to be my favorite show, so it was really cool to make this list and difficult as-well.

10 Shows Like Lost

Fringe - imageFringe

Created by: J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman
Genre: Supernatural Drama, Science Fiction
Running Time: 50 mins
Original Channel: Fox

Fringe was on air from 2008 to 2013. There are exactly 100 episodes of this supernatural drama.

A lot of unexplained phenomena happens and a female FBI agent tries to figure it out. A lot of drama and mystery, a great science fiction TV show.

It’s similar to Lost because of the unexplained and mysterious science fiction stuff, J.J. Abrams was the creator of the show and Michael Giacchino the composer, one of the most similar shows in mine opinion.

Heroes - pictureHeroes

Created by: Tim King
Genre: Science Fiction, Serial Drama
Running Time: 42 mins
Original Channel: NBC

Heroes has been on air for 4 years (2006-2010). The stars of the show among others were Kristen Bell, David Anders and Santiago Cabrera.

It’s basically everyone’s dream, you wake up one morning and suddenly you have superpowers, a very interesting science fiction drama.

4 seasons and 77 episodes is the length of the show. In 2015 there will be 13 additional episodes.

Once Upon a Time - pictureOnce Upon a Time

Created by: Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
Running Time: 43 mins
Original Channel: ABC

Once Upon a Time started airing 3 years ago. The main characters are played by Ginnifer Goodwin, Lana Parrilla and Jennifer Morrison.

It’s a fairy tale TV show, a woman gets drawn and leaves for New England. Magic is coming.

Season 4 is underway and this is a quite unique show, with a great pilot episode Once Upon a Time promised a lot and delivered, especially if you are a fan of this genre.

Ghost Whisperer - photoGhost Whisperer

Created by: John Gray
Genre: Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery, Supernatural Drama, Procedural Drama
Running Time: 42-44 mins
Original Channel: CBS

Ghost Whisperer was on air from 2005 to 2010, Jennifer Love Hewitt does a great job in this supernatural drama.

A newlywed woman has a supernatural ability, she can communicate with the deceased. She does that to help the dead send important messages to the alive in order for them to be able to pass to the next world.

107 episodes of this great show, the mysteries, fantasy and supernatural capabilities makes this show similar to Lost.

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The Leftovers - imageThe Leftovers

Created by: Damon Lindelof, Tom Perrotta
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Running Time: 51-58 mins
Original Channel: HBO

The Leftovers started airing this year, just 4 episodes in and it reminds us of Lost, mostly because the creator is the same. The stars of the show are Justin Theroux, Christopher Eccleston and Amy Brenneman among others.

It revolves around the people who stayed on Earth, the rest simply vanished. A lot of mysterious characters, groups and appearances. Many mysteries makes it very interesting.

Only four episodes have past so it is the right time to start watching it.

Revolution - imageRevolution

Created by: Eric Kripke
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction, Action/Adventure
Running Time: 43 mins
Original Channel: NBC

Revolution was on air for 2 years, from 2012 to 2014. The main characters are played by Tracy Spiridakos, Billy Burke and Giancarlo Esposito.

A permanent global blackout occurs, fifteen years later, a group of people lead a revolution against the newly formed government.

42 episodes is the total amount of the show, another one that will remind you of Lost, it got canceled after 2 years of airing by NBC. By many the second season was better than the first.

Supernatural - imageSupernatural

Created by: Erik Kripke
Genre: Adventure, Action, Horror, Fantasy, Mystery
Running Time: 38-45 mins
Original Channel: The WB(2005-2006), The CW(2006-present)

Supernatural is an American TV show that started airing in 2005, since there have been 195 episodes and 9 seasons. The stars of the show are Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins, Jensen Ackles and Mark Sheppard.

Gods, monsters, demons and other forms of evil roam the Earth, two brothers following the footsteps of their father search for them in order to kill them.

There will be a tenth season, another great show that will run for a decade.

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Person of Interest - imagePerson of Interest

Created by: Jonathan Nolan
Genre: Crime, Drama
Running Time: 43 mins
Original Channel: CBS

Person of Interest started airing in 2011. One of the executive producers is J.J. Abrams, the co-creator of Lost. Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson and Michael Emerson (the actor that played Ben in Lost, the leader of the “Others”) are one of the main characters of the show.

A former CIA agent gets hired by a billionaire to stop crime. A great and unpredictable crime drama.

The fourth season is due to start in September, if you are a fan of crime drama then you should give it a try.

Alias - imageAlias

Created by: J.J. Abrams
Genre: Action, Thriller, Serial Drama, Science Fiction
Running Time: 42-45 mins
Original Channel: ABC

Alias was on TV from 2001 to 2006. Another cooperation of J.J. Abrams and the composer Michael Giacchino. The main characters were played by Jennifer Garnet, Carl Lumbly and Ron Rifkin.

Sydney Bristow gets recruited out of college for training in espionage and self-defense. A great science fiction thriller. Bradley Cooper is in 47 episodes.

5 seasons, 105 episodes and an animated short. Alias is mostly on the list because of the executive producer and considering it is a thriller and serial drama makes it just more similar to Lost.

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The Vampire Diaries - pictureThe Vampire Diaries

Created by: Based on The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith
Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Romance, Supernatural Drama
Running Time: 45 mins
Original Channel: The CW

The Vampire Diaries is on air since 2009. Ian Somerhalder is one of the main characters of the show, the same Ian that played Boone in Lost.

It’s a show about a girl torn between two brothers, a great supernatural drama. A lot of people claim its a teen TV show but nevertheless I think you should give it a chance and don’t judge it just by the pilot.

There are 5 seasons and 111 episodes of this show, the last one on the list and another that deserves your attention.

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  • DharmaDad108

    Imo, None of these shows are really like Lost, Some of these shows (Heroes and Revolution) Attempted the Lost formula but failed spectacularly due to weak writing and average acting, The Leftovers has a few similarities in terms of narrative style(Due to both being Lindelof shows), but the vibe is totally the polar opposite.
    Fringe also had some similarities but not so many.

    Once upon a time, has a narrative style similar to Lost with 2 connected stories running parallel, but its a bit too “fairy tale” ro be like Lost.
    The others like Vampire Diaries, supernatural, Ghost whisperer, Like Lost??? Not really they are teeny drama’s.