Teen TV The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series  

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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
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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2,437 1,728
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
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
3
1,252 967
Angel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
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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3,260 1,606
Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
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
5
1,700 1,090
Firefly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
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
6
2,980 1,513
The 100 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
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
7
2,579 1,112
The Flash is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
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. CSI Barry Allen (Grant ...more
8
2,330 1,182
Arrow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell
Arrow 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 stranded on a hostile ...more
9
1,570 1,048
Smallville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
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
10
2,337 1,473
Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
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
11
3,103 1,901
The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
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
12
1,389 1,094
Heroes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
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
13
2,302 1,295
The Originals is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
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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1,915 1,243
Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
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
15
802 604
Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
mai added 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. Intending to stop ...more
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1,476 868
Charmed is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
jocelyn-lefay-townsend added 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
17
1,404 772
Grimm is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
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
18
767 626
Constantine is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau, Charles Halford
Constantine is an American television series developed by Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer for NBC, featuring the DC Comics character John Constantine. Matt Ryan stars as Constantine, a British ...more
19
1,031 950
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
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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1,237 333
Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
bot0001 added 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
21
791 724
Xena: Warrior Princess is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
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
22
1,090 558
Merlin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Jasmine Saghafifar added 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
23
1,344 1,050
The Secret Circle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
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
24
838 810
Fringe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
BrianJason added 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
25
405 447
Hercules: The Legendary Journe... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
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