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List Rules Live-action American science fiction or fantasy tv series that heavily feature teen characters (or at least the series started that way), no miniseries

Teens can be some of the most loyal television series fans. Can be. Sometimes they're too busy on their iPhones and pirating music to watch TV. But, not all teens are hormonal nightmares... they're just complicated. They're about as complicated as these great teen scifi shows. These greatest teen fantasy shows of all time. What does that mean? It means that teens are in the middle of finding themselves and these great shows help them shape their identity. Are they a Supernatural person? Or is Smallville more their speed? This is the second most important question when you're a teen - just behind, "what music do you listen to?"

Some of the best fantasy shows of all time are primarily made for a teenage audience. That being said, it's up to you, Rankers. Which of these teen sci-fi fantasy shows is the greatest ever?

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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Supernatural Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric Kripke. Two brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), follow their father's ...more

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American television series which aired from March 10, 1997 until May 20, 2003. The series was created in 1997 by writer-director Joss Whedon under his production ...more

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The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
The Vampire Diaries Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder The Vampire Diaries is an American supernatural drama television series developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, based on the popular book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith. ...more

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Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Teen Wolf Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Holland Roden Teen Wolf is an American television series developed by Jeff Davis for MTV. It is loosely based on the 1985 film of the same name, and stars Tyler Posey as a teenager named Scott, who is bitten ...more

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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
The 100 Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree, Thomas McDonell The 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series developed by Jason Rothenberg, loosely based on the book by Kass Morgan. 97 years after a nuclear ...more

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The Originals is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
The Originals Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt The Originals (The CW, 2013) is an American television series created by Julie Plec, and is a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries. Vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan) and his ...more

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Doctor Who Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith Doctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman, C. E. Webber, and Donald Wilson. The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer ...more

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Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Once Upon a Time Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla Once Upon a Time is an American fairy tale drama series that premiered on October 23, 2011, on ABC. The show takes place in the fictional seaside town of Storybrooke, Maine, whose residents are ...more

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Firefly is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Firefly Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk Firefly is an American space western science fiction drama television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label. Whedon served as an executive ...more

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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Arrow Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell Arrow (The CW, 2012) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. Five years after being ...more

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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
The Flash Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns, based on the DC Comics character. Crime scene investigator ...more

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Smallville is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Smallville Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack Smallville is an American television series developed by writer-producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, based on the DC Comics character Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The ...more

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Angel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Angel David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof Angel is an American television series, a spin-off from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The series was created by Buffy's creator, Joss Whedon, in collaboration with David ...more

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Heroes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Heroes Hayden Panettiere, Jack Coleman, Milo Ventimiglia Heroes is an American science fiction television drama series created by Tim Kring that appeared on NBC for four seasons from September 25, 2006 through February 8, 2010. The series tells the ...more

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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
mai added Legends of Tomorrow Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, 2016) is an American superhero action-adventure television series spin-off from Arrow and The Flash, existing in the same fictional universe. When Vandal Savage ...more

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Charmed is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
jocelyn-lefay-townsend added Charmed Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause Charmed is an American television series created by Constance M. Burge and produced by Aaron Spelling and his production company Spelling Television, with Brad Kern serving as showrunner. The ...more

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Fringe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
BrianJason added Fringe Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole Fringe is an American science fiction television series created by J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci. It premiered on the Fox Broadcasting network on September 9, 2008, and concluded ...more

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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
1509506246161 added Stranger Things Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series created by The Duffer Brothers. When a young boy (Noah Schnapp) disappears, his mother (Winona Ryder), ...more

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The Secret Circle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
The Secret Circle Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Phoebe Tonkin The Secret Circle is an American supernatural teen drama that aired on The CW from September 15, 2011, to May 10, 2012. It is based on the book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith. ...more

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Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is an American sitcom based on the Archie comic book series of the same name. The show premiered on September 27, 1996, on ABC to over 17 million viewers in its ...more

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Merlin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Jasmine Saghafifar added Merlin John Hurt, Colin Morgan, Bradley James Merlin is a British fantasy-adventure television programme, created by Julian Jones, Jake Michie, Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps and starring Colin Morgan in the title role. It was broadcast on ...more

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Dark Angel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Dark Angel Jessica Alba, Michael Weatherly, Richard Gunn Dark Angel is an American biopunk/cyberpunk science fiction television series created by James Cameron and Charles H. Eglee and starring Jessica Alba in her breakthrough role. The show premiered ...more

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Grimm is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Grimm David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz Grimm is an American police procedural fantasy television drama series. It debuted in the U.S. on NBC on October 28, 2011. The show has been described as "a cop drama—with a twist... a dark ...more

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Xena: Warrior Princess is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Xena: Warrior Princess Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Ted Raimi Xena: Warrior Princess is an American/New Zealand television series filmed in New Zealand. The series aired in syndication from September 4, 1995, until June 18, 2001. The series was created in ...more

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Lost Girl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Nini Chichua added Lost Girl Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried, Zoie Palmer Lost Girl is a Canadian supernatural drama television series that premiered on Showcase on September 12, 2010. It follows the life of a bisexual succubus named Bo, played by Anna Silk, as she ...more

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Pretty Little Liars is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
maura-quast added Pretty Little Liars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale Pretty Little Liars is an American teen drama mystery–thriller television series loosely based on the popular book series of the same title, written by Sara Shepard. The show premiered on June ...more

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The 4400 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
The 4400 Joel Gretsch, Jacqueline McKenzie, Patrick John Flueger The 4400 is a science fiction TV series produced by CBS Paramount Network Television in association with BSkyB, Renegade 83, and American Zoetrope for USA Network. The show was created and ...more

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Shadowhunters is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Wolfiee added Shadowhunters Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende Shadowhunters (Freeform, 2016) is an American fantasy television series based on The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. Clary Fray (Katherine McNamara) has just enrolled at Brooklyn Academy ...more

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Revolution is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Revolution Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, Giancarlo Esposito A family struggles to reunite in a post-apocalyptic American landscape: a world of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology -- computers, ...more

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Dollhouse is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Dollhouse Eliza Dushku, Harry Lennix, Fran Kranz Dollhouse is an American science fiction television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon under Mutant Enemy Productions. It premiered on February 13, 2009, on the Fox network and ...more

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V is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
V Elizabeth Mitchell, Morris Chestnut, Joel Gretsch V is an American science fiction television series that ran for two seasons on ABC, from November 3, 2009 to March 15, 2011. A remake of the 1983 miniseries created by Kenneth Johnson, the new ...more

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The Librarians is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Wolfiee added The Librarians Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth The Librarians (TNT, 2014) is an American fantasy-adventure television series developed by John Rogers, and a spinoff of the film series. A group of librarians set off on adventures in an effort ...more

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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Ernest Gundel added Supergirl Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. The adventures ...more

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The Tomorrow People is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
The Tomorrow People Robbie Amell, Peyton List, Luke Mitchell The Tomorrow People is an American science fiction television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Phil Klemmer, and Julie Plec that aired on The CW during the 2013–14 American television season. ...more

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Falling Skies is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
StaB added Falling Skies Noah Wyle, Drew Roy, Maxim Knight Falling Skies is an American science fiction post-apocalyptic dramatic television series created by Robert Rodat and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. The series stars Noah Wyle as Tom ...more

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Under the Dome is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Under the Dome Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Alexander Koch Under the Dome is an American science-fiction drama television series. It premiered on CBS on June 24, 2013. The series was developed by Brian K. Vaughan and based on the novel of the same name ...more

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Stargate SG-1 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Stargate SG-1 Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping Stargate SG-1 is an adventure and military science fiction television series and part of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Stargate franchise. The show, created by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner, is ...more

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Kyle XY is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Kyle XY Matt Dallas, Marguerite MacIntyre, Bruce Thomas Kyle XY is an American science fiction television series produced by ABC Family. The central character is a teenage boy who awakens naked in a forest outside Seattle, Washington, with no more ...more

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Star-Crossed is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Star-Crossed Aimee Teegarden, Matt Lanter, Grey Damon Star-Crossed is an American science fiction romantic drama television series created by Meredith Averill. Star-Crossed premiered on The CW on Monday, February 17, 2014, at 8:00 pm Eastern/7:00 ...more

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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Beauty and the Beast Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan, Nina Lisandrello Beauty & the Beast is an American television series, very loosely inspired by the 1987 CBS series of the same name, created by Sherri Cooper-Landsman and Jennifer Levin that premiered ...more

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Scream Queens is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
maura-quast added Scream Queens Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Billie Lourd Scream Queens (Fox, 2015) is an American comedy horror television series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan. The semi-anthology series centers on characters being terrorized ...more

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Joan of Arcadia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Joan of Arcadia Amber Tamblyn, Joe Mantegna, Mary Steenburgen Joan of Arcadia is an American television fantasy/family drama telling the story of teenager Joan Girardi, who sees and speaks with God and performs tasks she is given. The series originally ...more

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The Nine Lives of Chloe King is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
maraki87 added The Nine Lives of Chloe King Skyler Samuels, Grace Phipps, Ki Hong Lee The Nine Lives of Chloe King is an American fantasy drama television series which premiered on ABC Family on June 14, 2011, and ended on August 16, 2011. The one-hour drama is based on the book ...more

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Haven is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
ewill0413 added Haven Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour Haven is an American/Canadian supernatural drama television series loosely based on the Stephen King novel The Colorado Kid. The show, which deals with strange events in a fictional town in ...more

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No Ordinary Family is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
No Ordinary Family Michael Chiklis, Julie Benz, Kay Panabaker No Ordinary Family is an American television series that aired on ABC and CTV in Canada. The one-hour science fiction comedy-drama was produced by ABC Studios for the 2010–11 television season. ...more

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Hercules: The Legendary Journe... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Kevin Smith Hercules: The Legendary Journeys is an American/New Zealander television series filmed in New Zealand. It was produced from January 16, 1995 to November 22, 1999, and was very loosely based on ...more

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Stitchers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Wolfiee added Stitchers Emma Ishta, Allison Scagliotti, Damon Dayoub

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Eerie, Indiana is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Eerie, Indiana Omri Katz, Justin Shenkarow, Mary-Margaret Humes Eerie, Indiana is an American television series that originally aired on NBC from 1991 to 1993. The series was created by José Rivera and Karl Schaefer, with Joe Dante serving as creative ...more

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Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Sleepy Hollow Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Lyndie Greenwood Sleepy Hollow is an American supernatural drama television series that premiered on Fox on September 16, 2013, that aired on Mondays at 9:00 pm ET. The series is considered a "modern-day ...more

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H2O: Just Add Water is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Wolfiee added H2O: Just Add Water Cariba Heine, Phoebe Tonkin, Angus McLaren H₂O: Just Add Water, also known as H₂O, is an Australian dramatic fantasy television programme for children and teenagers created by Jonathan M. Shiff. It first screened on Australia's Network ...more