The Best Fantasy TV Shows

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List Criteria: Shows near the top must be only the best Fantasy TV series.

The very best fantasy shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest fantasy shows of all time is so fantastical it hurts! Popular fantasy TV shows have been a staple of television for years because fantasy is popular... because it's pretend! The real world is too awful to deal with, so deal with princesses and witch hunters instead! Don't let your favorite fantasy 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 spot. 

List includes Game of Thrones, Supernatural, and more top fantasy TV shows.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best fantasy show of all time?" and "What are the greatest fantasy shows?"
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    Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows

    the people's #1 & added by cjoprey
    Game of Thrones Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows

    most listed
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

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    Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows

    added by IrinaGinger79
    Supernatural Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

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    Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows

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    Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

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    Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows

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    Once Upon a Time Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla

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    Grimm is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows

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    Grimm David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz

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    Merlin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows

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    Merlin John Hurt, Colin Morgan, Bradley James

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    The Flash is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows

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    The Flash Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker

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    The 100 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows

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    The 100 Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree, Thomas McDonell

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    Lost is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Lost Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

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    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows

    added by JordanSteinberg
    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton

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    Firefly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows

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    Firefly Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk

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    The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows

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    The X-Files David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

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    The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows


    The Twilight Zone Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts

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    Heroes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows


    Heroes Hayden Panettiere, Jack Coleman, Milo Ventimiglia

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    American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows


    American Horror Story Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett

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    Arrow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows

    added by Becky Gant
    Arrow Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey

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    Farscape is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows

    added by profusiondj
    Farscape Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe

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    Stargate SG-1 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows


    Stargate SG-1 Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping

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    Angel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows


    Angel David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof

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    True Blood is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows


    True Blood Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell

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    Smallville is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows

    ranked low on reranks & added by Joanne Victimred Jones
    Smallville Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack

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    Xena: Warrior Princess is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows


    Xena: Warrior Princess Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Ted Raimi

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    Charmed is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows


    Charmed Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause

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    Legend of the Seeker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows

    added by JordanSteinberg
    Legend of the Seeker Craig Horner, Bridget Regan, Bruce Spence

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    Outlander is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows

    added by BronChandy
    Outlander Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies

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    Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows


    Bewitched Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent

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    I Dream of Jeannie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows


    I Dream of Jeannie Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily

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    Lost Girl is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows

    added by JordanSteinberg
    Lost Girl Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried, Zoie Palmer

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    Hercules: The Legendary Journe... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows


    Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Kevin Smith

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    Fringe is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows


    Fringe Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole

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    The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows


    The Vampire Diaries Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder

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    Torchwood is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows


    Torchwood John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Kai Owen

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    Kolchak: The Night Stalker is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows


    Kolchak: The Night Stalker Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage

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    Being Human is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows


    Being Human Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington

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    Highlander: The Series is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows


    Highlander: The Series Adrian Paul, Stan Kirsch, Jim Byrnes

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    The Originals is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows

    ranked low on reranks & added by jadee14
    The Originals Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt

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    Penny Dreadful is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows

    added by TriciaPsarreasMurray
    Penny Dreadful Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green

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    Ghost Whisperer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows


    Ghost Whisperer Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Conrad, Camryn Manheim

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    Dead Like Me is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows


    Dead Like Me Ellen Muth, Callum Blue, Jasmine Guy

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    Pushing Daisies is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows

    often listed & added by zoe-krainik
    Pushing Daisies Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride

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    The Shannara Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows

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    The Shannara Chronicles Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton, Ivana Baquero

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    Witches of East End is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows

    ranked low on reranks & added by DiaOnicel
    Witches of East End Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Rachel Boston

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    Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows


    Teen Wolf Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Holland Roden

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    The Outer Limits is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows

    ranked high on reranks & added by Tim Schild
    The Outer Limits Kevin Conway, Joe Pascual

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    Dark Shadows is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows


    Dark Shadows Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Alexandra Isles

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    The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows

    added by Becky Gant
    The Magicians Barry Jones

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    Highway to Heaven is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Highway to Heaven Michael Landon, Victor French

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    Almost Human is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows

    ranked low on reranks & added by Stargirl803
    Almost Human Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Minka Kelly

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    Touched by an Angel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows

    ranked high on reranks
    Touched by an Angel Roma Downey, Della Reese, John Dye

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