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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?"
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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: 15

Number of Episodes: 318

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

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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

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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

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Charmed is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Supernatural Drama TV Shows
Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano

Premiered: 1998

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 178

Network: The WB

Charmed (The WB, 1998) is an American fantasy drama television series created by Constance M. Burge. Sisters Prue (Shannen Doherty), Piper (Holly Marie Combs) and Phoebe (Alyssa Milano) discover ...more

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Grimm is listed (or ranked) 5 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 (NBC, 2011) is an American fantasy police procedural drama television series created by Stephen Carpenter, Jim Kouf, and David Greenwalt, inspired by stories from The Brothers Grimm. ...more

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Penny Dreadful is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Supernatural Drama TV Shows
sciscano added Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green

Premiered: 2014

Number of Seasons: 3

Network: Showtime

Penny Dreadful (Showtime, 2014) is a British-American horror drama television series created by John Logan. Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray (Timothy Dalton), American gunslinger Ethan Chandler (Josh ...more

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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

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The Order is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Supernatural Drama TV Shows
Jake Manley, Sarah Grey, Matt Frewer

Premiered: 2019

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: Netflix

The Order (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television series created by Dennis Heaton and Shelley Eriksen. After joining a secret society of magic users, college freshman Jack Morton ...more

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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 9 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

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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

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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

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Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 12 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

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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 13 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

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Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 14 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

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Fringe is listed (or ranked) 15 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

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Being Human is listed (or ranked) 16 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

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True Blood is listed (or ranked) 17 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 (HBO, 2008) is an American fantasy horror drama television series created by Alan Ball, based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries, a series of novels by Charlaine Harris. Telepathic ...more

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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 18 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

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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 19 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

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Heroes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Supernatural Drama TV Shows
Hayden Panettiere, Jack Coleman, Milo Ventimiglia

Premiered: 2006

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 77

Network: NBC

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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Forever Knight is listed (or ranked) 21 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

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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 22 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

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Ghost Whisperer is listed (or ranked) 23 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

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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

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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

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