Total Nerd 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

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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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2,197 1,572
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

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2,830 1,690
The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 3 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

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2,748 1,353
The 100 is listed (or ranked) 4 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

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2,981 1,439
Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 5 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

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1,790 1,075
Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 6 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

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2,080 1,117
The Originals is listed (or ranked) 7 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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2,181 1,332
Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 8 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

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1,601 978
Firefly is listed (or ranked) 9 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

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2,157 1,047
Arrow is listed (or ranked) 10 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

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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 11 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

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Smallville is listed (or ranked) 12 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

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Angel is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Charmed is listed (or ranked) 14 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

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Heroes is listed (or ranked) 15 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

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711 485
Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 16 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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1,049 243
Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 17 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

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963 467
Merlin is listed (or ranked) 18 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

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790 707
Fringe is listed (or ranked) 19 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

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The Secret Circle is listed (or ranked) 20 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

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Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is listed (or ranked) 21 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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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
elena623 added Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, ...more

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Grimm is listed (or ranked) 23 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

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Constantine is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau, Charles Halford

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iZombie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
Wolfiee added Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli iZombie (The CW, 2015) is an American television series developed by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright, loosely based on the comic books by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred. A medical ...more