watchworthy presents

The Best Supernatural Drama TV Shows 

Reference
Originally by
Updated February 7, 2020 52.1k votes 5.5k voters 146k views 117 items

List Rules Shows near the top must be only the best Supernatural Drama TV series.

The very best supernatural drama shows on television feature elements of science fiction, fantasy, ghosts, goblins, vampires, and delicious plotlines that keep you wanting more. This is a list of the greatest supernatural drama shows, ranked best to worst, and also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular supernatural drama TV shows have been a staple of television for years, Because everybody like spooky stuff. What do you think is the most entertaining supernatural drama show of all time? Don't let your favorite supernatural drama television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of supernatural drama television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

Shows here include everything from Supernatural to Buffy the Vampire Slayer... and all of your favorite top supernatural TV shows!

This list answers the questions, "What is the best supernatural drama show of all time?" and "What are the greatest supernatural drama shows?"
Data-driven recommendations based on voting from over 40 million monthly visits to Ranker. Try the free app
list ordered by
1
Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Supernatural Drama TV Shows
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 158

Network: The WB Television Network, The CW Television Network

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

More Supernatural 

#582 of 724 The Best Cartoons of All Time Destiel vs. Wincest: A History Of Supernatural's Craziest Shipslisted on Longest Running US Drama Shows

2
Buffy the Vampire Slayer... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Supernatural Drama TV Shows
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, James Marsters

Premiered: 1997

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 144

Network: UPN, The WB Television Network

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

More Buffy the Vampire Slayer 

#4 of 281 The Best Cult TV Shows of All Time #54 of 594 The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time All Of The Behind-The-Scenes Drama From 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' And 'Angel'

3
Angel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Supernatural Drama TV Shows
David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof

Premiered: 1999

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 110

Network: The WB Television Network

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

More Angel 

#138 of 779 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #186 of 594 The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time All Of The Behind-The-Scenes Drama From 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' And 'Angel'

4
Grimm is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Supernatural Drama TV Shows
LanaYoshii added David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 44

Network: NBC

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

More Grimm 

#159 of 779 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #33 of 281 The Best Cult TV Shows of All Time Shocking, R-Rated Details Found In The Original Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales

5
Charmed is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Supernatural Drama TV Shows
Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause

Premiered: 1998

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 178

Network: The WB Television Network

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

More Charmed 

#97 of 779 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch The Best Seasons of Charmedlisted on Longest Running US Drama Shows

6
Penny Dreadful is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Supernatural Drama TV Shows
sciscano added Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green
Penny Dreadful (Showtime, 2014) 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 title refers to ...more

More Penny Dreadful 

#137 of 779 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #268 of 578 TV Shows Canceled Before Their Time 12 Easter Eggs In 'Penny Dreadful' Designed For Brainy Viewers

7
American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Supernatural Drama TV Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 103

Network: FX

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

More American Horror Story 

#22 of 779 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #61 of 281 The Best Cult TV Shows of All Time Here's How All Of The American Horror Story Seasons Are Connected

8
The Flash is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Supernatural Drama TV Shows
jack-harry added Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker

Premiered: 2014

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 114

Network: The CW

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

More The Flash 

#63 of 779 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #36 of 310 The Best Sci Fi Television Series of All Time The Best Characters On 'The Flash'

9
The Order is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Supernatural Drama TV Shows
Jake Manley, Sarah Grey, Matt Frewer
The Order (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television series created by Dennis Heaton and Shelley Eriksen. College freshman Jack Morton (Jake Manley) joins a fabled secret society and is ...more

More The Order 

#56 of 78 The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series #40 of 273 The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time

10
Witches of East End is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Supernatural Drama TV Shows
Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Rachel Boston

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 8

Network: Lifetime Television

Witches of East End is an American television series based on the book of the same name by Melissa de la Cruz. The series premiered on Lifetime on October 6, 2013. Set in the fictional seaside ...more

More Witches of East End 

#255 of 779 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #60 of 265 The Best Female-Led TV Shows

11
The Secret Circle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Supernatural Drama TV Shows
Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Phoebe Tonkin

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 22

Network: The CW Television Network

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

More The Secret Circle 

#344 of 779 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #12 of 202 The Best Single Season Canceled Shows

12
Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Supernatural Drama TV Shows
halberg850 added Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard

Premiered: 2016

Number of Seasons: 3

Network: Netflix

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

More Stranger Things 

#10 of 779 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #447 of 594 The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time The Best Characters on 'Stranger Things,' Ranked

13
Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Supernatural Drama TV Shows
jack-harry added Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 44

Network: American Broadcasting Company

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

More Once Upon a Time 

#75 of 779 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #13 of 265 The Best Female-Led TV Shows The Best Once Upon a Time Characters

14
Fringe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Supernatural Drama TV Shows
sciscano added Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole

Premiered: 2008

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 100

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

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

More Fringe 

#51 of 281 The Best Cult TV Shows of All Time #272 of 594 The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time The Best Seasons of Fringe

15
Being Human is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Supernatural Drama TV Shows
Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner

Premiered: 2008

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 18

Network: BBC HD, BBC Three

Being Human (BBC Three, 2008) 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 ...more

More Being Human 

#177 of 779 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #62 of 310 The Best Sci Fi Television Series of All Time

16
Forever Knight is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Supernatural Drama TV Shows
Geraint Wyn Davies, Catherine Disher, Nigel Bennett

Premiered: 1992

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 70

Network: CBS

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

More Forever Knight 

#933 of 2,298 The Greatest TV Shows Of All Time #379 of 578 TV Shows Canceled Before Their Time

17
Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Supernatural Drama TV Shows
JennyLoloSundberg added Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Holland Roden

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 25

Network: MTV

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

More Teen Wolf 

#273 of 779 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #504 of 594 The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

18
True Blood is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Supernatural Drama TV Shows
Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell

Premiered: 2008

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 63

Network: HBO

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

More True Blood 

#70 of 281 The Best Cult TV Shows of All Time #90 of 594 The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time The Best True Blood Characters of All Time

19
Brimstone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Supernatural Drama TV Shows
Robert Pinolehto added Teri Polo, John Glover, Lori Petty

Premiered: 1998

Number of Episodes: 13

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

Brimstone is a short-lived Fox television series, featuring a dead police detective whose mission is to return to Hell 113 spirits who have escaped to Earth. The series ran for only one partial ...more

More Brimstone 

#374 of 578 TV Shows Canceled Before Their Time #1,706 of 2,298 The Greatest TV Shows Of All Time #81 of 113 The Best Horror TV Shows

20
Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Supernatural Drama TV Shows
VoronErichLangsdorfXarya added Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 73

Network: HBO

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

More Game of Thrones 

#2 of 779 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #9 of 281 The Best Cult TV Shows of All Time Who Would Star In An Americanized 'Game Of Thrones'?

21
Ghost Whisperer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Supernatural Drama TV Shows
Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Conrad, Camryn Manheim

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 107

Network: CBS

Ghost Whisperer is an American television supernatural drama, which ran on CBS from September 23, 2005, to May 21, 2010. The series follows the life of Melinda Gordon, who has the ability to see ...more

More Ghost Whisperer 

#71 of 578 TV Shows Canceled Before Their Time #642 of 2,298 The Greatest TV Shows Of All Time The Best Seasons of Ghost Whisperer

22
Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Supernatural Drama TV Shows
Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro

Premiered: 2015

Number of Seasons: 4

Network: Netflix, Fox

Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series. It features a character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg taken from the comic ...more

More Lucifer 

#111 of 779 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #54 of 78 The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series The Best Characters On 'Lucifer'

23
Arrow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Supernatural Drama TV Shows
jack-harry added Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell

Premiered: 2012

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 170

Network: The CW Television Network

Arrow (The CW, 2012) 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 ...more

More Arrow 

#54 of 310 The Best Sci Fi Television Series of All Time #63 of 281 The Best Cult TV Shows of All Time The Coolest Characters from CW's Arrow

24
Lost Girl is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Supernatural Drama TV Shows
Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried, Zoie Palmer

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 48

Network: Showcase

Lost Girl is a Canadian supernatural drama television series that premiered on Showcase on September 12, 2010. It follows the life of a bisexual succubus named Bo, played by Anna Silk, as she ...more

More Lost Girl 

#107 of 310 The Best Sci Fi Television Series of All Time #1,517 of 2,298 The Greatest TV Shows Of All Time

25
The Tomorrow People is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Supernatural Drama TV Shows
SteveClark added Robbie Amell, Peyton List, Luke Mitchell

Premiered: 2013

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

More The Tomorrow People 

#32 of 78 The Best Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series #204 of 217 The TV Shows with the Best Writing