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The Best Teen Sci-Fi And Fantasy TV Series

Updated January 22, 2021 99.5k votes 16.7k voters 286.2k views59 items

List RulesVote up your favorite live-action American science fiction or fantasy tv series that heavily feature teen characters (or at least the series started that way).

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 these shows are about teens are in the middle of finding themselves and these great shows help them shape their identity. Are they a Buffy person? Or is The 100 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? Remember, just the shows that have mostly teen characters - even if the actors tend to be a little older than high school.

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    Stranger Things

    Winona Ryder, David Harbour

    PremieredJuly 15, 2016

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    Merlin

    Colin Morgan, Bradley James

    PremieredSeptember 20, 2008

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Fantasy

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    Teen Wolf

    Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien

    PremieredJune 5, 2011

    Genres (Tv)Comedy drama, Horror

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    Smallville

    Tom Welling, Erica Durance

    PremieredOctober 16, 2001

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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    The 100

    Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree

    Premiered2014

    Genres (Tv)Drama

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    Shadowhunters

    Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood

    PremieredJanuary 12, 2016

    Genres (Tv)Science fiction, Fantasy

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    Charmed

    Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan

    PremieredOctober 7, 1998

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

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    Once Upon a Time

    Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle

    PremieredOctober 23, 2011

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Fantasy

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan

    PremieredMarch 10, 1997

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Horror, Fantasy

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    The Order

    Jake Manley, Kayla Heller

    PremieredMarch 7, 2019

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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    Firefly

    Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres

    PremieredSeptember 20, 2002

    Genres (Tv)Science fiction, Action, Adventure

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    The Magicians

    Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve

    PremieredDecember 16, 2015

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Fantasy, Adventure

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    The Originals

    Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies

    PremieredOctober 3, 2013

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Fantasy, Science fiction

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    1,599
    1,273

    The Secret Circle

    Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker

    PremieredSeptember 15, 2011

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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    The Vampire Diaries

    Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder

    PremieredSeptember 10, 2009

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Fantasy

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    Heroes

    Jack Coleman, Greg Grunberg

    PremieredSeptember 25, 2006

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Fantasy, Science fiction

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    iZombie

    Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin

    PremieredMarch 17, 2015

    Genres (Tv)Science fiction, Comedy drama

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    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    Kiernan Shipka, Ross Lynch

    PremieredOctober 26, 2018

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Horror, Science fiction, Fantasy

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    Sabrina the Teenage Witch

    Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea

    PremieredSeptember 20, 1996

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Fantasy

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    The Tomorrow People

    Robbie Amell, Luke Mitchell

    PremieredOctober 9, 2013

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Science fiction, Action

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    Pretty Little Liars

    Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson

    PremieredJune 8, 2010

    Genres (Tv)Drama

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    American Horror Story

    Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton

    PremieredOctober 5, 2011

    Genres (Tv)Horror, Drama, Thriller

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    The Gifted

    Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker

    PremieredOctober 2, 2017

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Action, Fantasy

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    The Shannara Chronicles

    Austin Butler, Ivana Baquero

    PremieredDecember 15, 2015

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Fantasy

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    Titans

    Brenton Thwaites, Teagan Croft

    PremieredOctober 12, 2018

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