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List Rules Scripted television series that feature vampires as a part of the plot. No animated series or miniseries.

These are the best vampire TV shows of all time, according to fans of the supernatural and undead. Everyone loves these undead denizens as they’re a good stand in for liberalism and damn fun to watch. According to Daniel Bernardi, vampires represent all things the political right fears about the left. But politics aside, they make for both good heroes and villains.

Our popular culture has embraced them in basically all facets of media. The shows on this list have at one point featured vampires—though they may not be strictly about the bloodsuckers. But which ones are the best? See what people think in the ranking below.

Because so many of the best shows on TV today are about vampires, it seems they’ve taken over popular culture. This resurgence was fueled in part by vampire movies such as Twilight, but the supernatural has always been popular on the small screen. Just look at shows such as The X-Files or Charmed. They’re not strictly about vampires but have featured them quite a bit.

Another common thread you’ll find throughout these top vampire TV shows is werewolves. For some inextricable reason, TV shows that have featured vampires almost always put them at odds with werewolves. In True Blood, they’ve been rival factions for what must be centuries and in The Vampire Diaries, they’re natural born rivals due to biological reasons.

So to find out which TV show about vampires is the best of all time, we’re asking everyone to vote. If you’re wondering where a particular movie ranks, use the search box at the top of the list to find it. Don’t see it? Add it so that others may vote on it. After all, this is supposed to be a comprehensive list of the best vampire TV shows.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan Entire series 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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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Supernatural Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave Various episodes 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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The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
The Vampire Diaries Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder Entire series 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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True Blood is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
True Blood Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell Entire series True Blood is an American television drama series produced and created by Alan Ball. It is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the ...more

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The Originals is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
The Originals Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt Entire series 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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Angel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Angel David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof Entire series 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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Being Human is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Being Human Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington Entire series Being Human is a British supernatural drama television series. It was created and written by Toby Whithouse for broadcast on BBC Three. The show blends elements of flatshare comedy and horror ...more

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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
The X-Files David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi Various episodes 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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Penny Dreadful is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Penny Dreadful Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green Penny Dreadful is a British-American horror TV series created for Showtime and Sky by John Logan, who also acts as executive producer alongside Sam Mendes. The show was originally pitched to ...more

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Charmed is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
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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Dracula is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Dracula Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jessica De Gouw, Thomas Kretschmann Dracula is a British-American horror drama television series that premiered on NBC on October 25, 2013. It was produced by London-based Carnival Films. The series was created by Cole Haddon, and ...more

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Dark Shadows is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Dark Shadows Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Alexandra Isles Entire series Dark Shadows is an American gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966, to April 2, 1971. The series became hugely popular when vampire ...more

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Hemlock Grove is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Hemlock Grove Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron Hemlock Grove is an American Netflix original horror thriller television series. Executive produced by Eli Roth, developed by Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman, and a production of Gaumont ...more

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Moonlight is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Moonlight Alex O'Loughlin, Sophia Myles, Jason Dohring Entire series Moonlight is an American paranormal romance television drama created by Ron Koslow and Trevor Munson, who was also executive producer for all episodes with Joel Silver, Gerard Bocaccio, ...more

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith Multiple episodes Doctor Who is a 2005 TV series.

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Blade: The Series is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Blade: The Series Jill Wagner, Jessica Gower, Neil Jackson Entire series Blade: The Series is a 2006 American live-action television program based on the Marvel Comics character and film series. It premiered on Spike on June 28, 2006. Kirk "Sticky Fingaz" ...more

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The Munsters is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
The Munsters Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Yvonne De Carlo The Munsters is an American television sitcom depicting the home life of a family of benign monsters. It stars Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster and Yvonne De Carlo as his wife, Lily Munster. The ...more

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Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
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 Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
The Twilight Zone Bruce Willis, Charles Aidman, Robin Ward Various episodes The Twilight Zone is the first of two revivals of Rod Serling's acclaimed 1950/60s television series of the same name. It ran for two seasons on CBS before producing a final season for

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Kolchak: The Night Stalker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Kolchak: The Night Stalker Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage Various episodes Kolchak: The Night Stalker is an American television series that aired on ABC during the 1974–1975 season. It featured a fictional Chicago newspaper reporter—Carl Kolchak, played by Darren ...more

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The Strain is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
The Strain Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mía Maestro Entire series The Strain is an American horror drama television series that premiered on FX on July 13, 2014. It was created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, based on their novel trilogy of the same ...more

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Forever Knight is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Forever Knight Geraint Wyn Davies, Catherine Disher, Nigel Bennett Forever Knight is a Canadian television series about Nick Knight, an 800-year-old vampire working as a police detective in modern day Toronto. Wracked with guilt for centuries of killing others, ...more

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The Gates is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
The Gates Rhona Mitra, Frank Grillo, Marisol Nichols Various episodes The Gates is an American supernatural crime drama television series that aired on the ABC network from June 20, 2010 to September 19, 2010. The show was canceled after its first season due to ...more

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Smallville is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
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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Kindred: The Embraced is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Kindred: The Embraced Stacy Haiduk, Erik King, Patrick Bauchau Entire series Kindred: The Embraced is an American television series produced by John Leekley Productions and Spelling Television. Loosely based on the role-playing game Vampire: The Masquerade, the series ...more

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Goosebumps is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Goosebumps R.L. Stine, Kathryn Short, Cody Jones Goosebumps is a Canadian horror fantasy anthology television series based on R. L. Stine's Goosebumps books. It was one of the two popular television horror anthology children's series in the ...more

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My Babysitter's a Vampire is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
My Babysitter's a Vampire My Babysitter's a Vampire is a 2011 Canadian television series, based on the television film of the same name. In Canada, the series premiered in French on Télétoon on February 28, ...more

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Are You Afraid of the Dark? is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Are You Afraid of the Dark? Ross Hull, Raine Pare-Coull, Jodie Resther Are You Afraid of the Dark? is a Canadian horror fantasy-themed anthology television series. The original series was created by D.J. MacHale and Ned Kandel, and was picked up by Nickelodeon in ...more

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Tales from the Crypt is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Tales from the Crypt John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer Tales from the Crypt, sometimes titled HBO's Tales from the Crypt, is an American horror anthology television series that ran from June 10, 1989, to July 19, 1996, on the premium cable channel ...more

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Blood Ties is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Blood Ties Christina Cox, Gina Holden, Kyle Schmid Blood Ties is a Canadian television series based on the Blood Books by Tanya Huff; the show was created by Peter Mohan. It is set in Toronto, Canada and has a similar premise to an earlier ...more

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Tales from the Darkside is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Tales from the Darkside Paul Sparer Tales from the Darkside is an American anthology horror TV series created by George A. Romero; it debuted in 1984. Similar to Amazing Stories, The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, The Outer Limits, ...more

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Sanctuary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Sanctuary Amanda Tapping, Robin Dunne, Christopher Heyerdahl Sanctuary was a Canadian science fiction-fantasy television series, created by Damian Kindler and funded largely by the Beedie Development Group. The show is an expansion of an eight-webisode ...more

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She-Wolf of London is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
She-Wolf of London Dan Gilvezan, Kate Hodge, Arthur Cox She-Wolf of London was a short-lived television series that aired in first-run syndication in the USA from October 1990 to April 1991. The first 14 episodes were filmed in England and aired ...more

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Vampire High is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Vampire High Meghan Ory, Karen Cliche, Joris Jarsky Vampire High is a Canadian TV series which originally aired from 2001 to 2002. The show centered on a group of young vampires subjected to a daring experiment by the "Elders": taken in ...more

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Young Dracula is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Young Dracula Keith-Lee Castle, Clare Thomas, Simon Ludders Young Dracula is a British teenage horror drama television series which aired on CBBC, loosely based on Young Dracula and Young Monsters, a children's book by Michael Lawrence. The final episode ...more

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Masters of Horror is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Masters of Horror Jessica Lowndes, Holly Marie Combs, Bree Turner Episode: The V Word Masters of Horror is an American anthology style television series created by director Mick Garris for the Showtime cable network.

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Vampire Prosecutor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Vampire Prosecutor Lee Young-ah, Yeon Jung-hoon Vampire Prosecutor is a South Korean television series, starring Yeon Jung-hoon, Lee Won-jong, Lee Young-ah and Kim Joo-young. The crime procedural drama tells the story of a prosecutor who ...more

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Monster Squad is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Monster Squad Fred Grandy, Henry Polic II, Fred Gandy Entire series Monster Squad is a television series that aired Saturday mornings on NBC from 1976-1977 that is unrelated to the later movie of the same name. The series stars Fred Grandy as Walt, a criminology ...more

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Port Charles is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Port Charles Kelly Monaco, Amy Weber, Linda Purl Various episodes Port Charles is an American television soap opera which aired on ABC from June 1, 1997 to October 3, 2003. It is a spin-off of the serial General Hospital, which had been running since 1963 and ...more

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Death Valley is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Death Valley Texas Battle, Bryce Johnson, Tania Raymonde Many episodes Death Valley is a horror black comedy mockumentary television series broadcast on MTV. The series premiered on August 29, 2011. The series follows the Undead Task Force, a newly formed division ...more

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Cliffhangers is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Cliffhangers The Curse of Dracula  Cliffhangers is an American drama series that debuted on February 27, 1979 on NBC.

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The Lair is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
The Lair Evan Stone, Dylan Vox, Colton Ford Entire series The Lair is an American gay-themed vampire television series produced by here! in 2007. The first season, consisting of six episodes, wrapped production in January of that year. The first two ...more

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Power Rangers Mystic Force is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Power Rangers Mystic Force Firass Dirani^! Angie Diaz^! Richard Brancatisano Entire Series Power Rangers Mystic Force is an American television series and the fourteenth season of the Power Rangers franchise, based on the Super Sentai series, Mahou Sentai Magiranger. As with all Power ...more

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Power Rangers Turbo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Power Rangers Turbo Tom Wyner, Jason David Frank, Tracy Lynn Cruz Episode: Carlos and the Count Power Rangers Turbo is the fifth season of the American children's television series Power Rangers. The show was prefaced with the franchise's second film, Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie. As with ...more

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Power Rangers Zeo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Power Rangers Zeo Richard Genelle, Jason David Frank, Austin St. John Episode: It Came From Angel Grove Power Rangers Zeo is an American television series and the fourth season of the Power Rangers franchise, based on the Super Sentai series Chōriki Sentai Ohranger. It is the continuation of ...more

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I Heart Vampires is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Vampire TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
I Heart Vampires Dean Chekvala, Ben Messmer, Sungmi Choi I Heart Vampires is a web television series produced by Take180. The series consists of a first season of 22 episodes which ran from March 19, 2009 until September 11, 2009, a second season of ...more