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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, Jim Beave Supernatural is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric Kripke. It was first broadcast on September 13, 2005, on The WB and subsequently became part of successor The CW'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 Flash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
The Flash Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker The Flash is an American television series developed by writer/producers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns, airing on The CW. It is based on the DC Comics character Barry Allen / ...more

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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
The 100 Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree, Thomas McDonell The 100 is an American post-apocalyptic drama television series that premiered on The CW during the 2013–14 American television season. The series is based on a book of the same name, the first ...more

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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Arrow Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to ...more

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Firefly is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 9 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) 10 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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The Originals is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
The Originals Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt The Originals is an American television series that began airing on The CW during the 2013–14 American television season and is a spin-off of The Vampire Diaries. The series premiere aired after ...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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Charmed is listed (or ranked) 13 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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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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Angel is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
JaniBisschoff added Game of Thrones Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, based on the series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. Nine noble ...more

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Shadowhunters is listed (or ranked) 17 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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The Secret Circle is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Star Trek: The Next Generation Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes Star Trek: The Next Generation is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry twenty-one years after the original Star Trek series debuted in 1966. Roddenberry, ...more

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Merlin is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Grimm is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Fringe is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Ernest Gundel added Supergirl Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh Supergirl is an American superhero action-adventure drama television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg (the latter two having previously created Arrow and The ...more

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Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Star Trek: The Original Series William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley Star Trek is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that follows the adventures of the starship USS Enterprise and its crew. It later acquired the retronym of ...more

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Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is listed (or ranked) 25 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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The Tomorrow People is listed (or ranked) 26 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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Xena: Warrior Princess is listed (or ranked) 27 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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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Jdoggy added The X-Files David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi The X-Files is an American science fiction horror drama television series created by Chris Carter. The program originally aired from September 10, 1993 to May 19, 2002 on Fox, spanning nine ...more

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Dark Angel is listed (or ranked) 29 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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Pretty Little Liars is listed (or ranked) 30 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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iZombie is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Wolfiee added iZombie Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli iZombie is an American television series developed by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright for The CW, and is a loose adaptation of the comic book series of the same name created by Chris ...more

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Roswell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Roswell Shiri Appleby, Jason Behr, Katherine Heigl Roswell is an American science fiction television series developed, produced, and co-written by Jason Katims. The series debuted on October 6, 1999 on The WB and moved to UPN for the third ...more

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The Shannara Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Alex Geranis added The Shannara Chronicles Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton, Ivana Baquero The Shannara Chronicles (MTV, 2016) is an American fantasy drama television series adapted from the fantasy novels by Terry Brooks, primarily The Elfstones of Shannara. As the series opens, ...more

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Star Trek: Voyager is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Star Trek: Voyager Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson Star Trek: Voyager is a science fiction television series, set in the Star Trek universe. The show takes place during the 2370s, and begins on the far side of the Milky Way galaxy, 75,000 ...more

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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
elena623 added American Horror Story Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett American Horror Story is an American horror television series created and produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. Described as an anthology series, each season is conceived as a self-contained ...more

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Cirroc Lofton Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. The show is set in the Milky Way galaxy, in the years 2369–2375. In contrast to the setting of ...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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Constantine is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Constantine Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau, Charles Halford

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The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Lilithღ added The Magicians Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley The Magicians (Syfy, 2015) is an American fantasy television series created by Sera Gamble and John McNamara, based on the novel by Lev Grossman. Training to be a magician at Brakebills ...more

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Under the Dome is listed (or ranked) 40 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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Star Trek: Enterprise is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Star Trek: Enterprise Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock Star Trek: Enterprise is a science fiction TV series and a prequel to the original Star Trek. The series premiered September 26, 2001, on the UPN television network with the final episode airing ...more

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Revolution is listed (or ranked) 42 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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The Librarians is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Wolfiee added The Librarians Josh Lawson, Bob Franklin, Vince Colosimo The Librarians is an Australian television comedy series which premiered on 31 October 2007 on ABC TV. In Ireland, the show airs on RTÉ Two. The series is produced and written by Robyn ...more

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Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 44 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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Star-Crossed is listed (or ranked) 45 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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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
1509506246161 added Stranger Things Winona Ryder, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard On November 6, 1983, in the town of Hawkins,[12] Indiana, 12-year-old Will Byers vanishes mysteriously. Will's frantic mother, Joyce, searches for him while Police Chief Jim Hopper launches his ...more

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Hercules: The Legendary Journe... is listed (or ranked) 47 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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Kyle XY is listed (or ranked) 48 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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Dollhouse is listed (or ranked) 49 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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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Adilah Faqir 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