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The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever 

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Updated June 15, 2020 15.6k votes 1.5k voters 11.9k views 60 items

List Rules Vote up the best scripted supernatural series in which characters seek to solve mysteries.

The best supernatural mystery shows aren't afraid of ghosts, because that's exactly the thing they're investigating. The best supernatural mystery series ever shown on television include both supernatural beings who solve mysteries and regular humans who solve supernatural problems. If you’ve been looking for the best supernatural mysteries and occult detective shows, this list of the best supernatural mystery series of all time will help you narrow down the suspects.

Several supernatural mystery series revolve around a mystery-solving supernatural being, or beings, such as Lucifer (demon) and Angel (vampire). It's more common for supernatural mysteries to be about regular humans solving very irregular problems - though by the end of a series run most characters have had their own personal supernatural encounters, such as Supernatural, Dresden Files, and Grimm.

Which shows balance being mysteries and supernatural series the best? Vote up the best supernatural mystery series, vote down the shows that don't deliver the sleuthing with their spirits, and add any scripted spooky mystery series that are missing.

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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy

Premiered: 2005

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 Mystery Series Ever
mikhail.magno added Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, James Marsters

Premiered: 1997

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (The WB, 1997) is an American supernatural drama television series created by Joss Whedon, based on the 1992 film. Destined to slay vampires, a young woman (Sarah ...more
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Angel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof

Premiered: 1999

Angel (The WB, 1999) is an American supernatural television series created by Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt, and a spin-off from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Angel (David ...more
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The Order is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
mikhail.magno added Jake Manley, Sarah Grey, Matt Frewer

Premiered: 2019

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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Constantine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
brosephone added Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau, Charles Halford

Premiered: 2014

Constantine (NBC, 2014) is an American television series developed by Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer. John Constantine (Matt Ryan), a British exorcist and occult detective, actively hunts ...more
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Grimm is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz

Premiered: 2011

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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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

Premiered: 1993

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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Night Stalker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
Stuart Townsend, Gabrielle Union, Eric Jungmann

Premiered: 2005

Night Stalker is a television series that ran for six weeks in fall 2005 on ABC in America. The series starred Stuart Townsend as Carl Kolchak, an investigative reporter whose wife was murdered. ...more
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Dark is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci, Jördis Triebel

Premiered: 2017

Dark (Netflix, 2017) is a German science fiction thriller web television series created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese. The disappearance of two young children in the German town of Winden ...more
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Warehouse 13 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek

Premiered: 2009

Warehouse 13 is a U.S. television science fiction series that premiered on July 7, 2009, on the Syfy network. Executive-produced by Jack Kenny and David Simkins, the dramatic comedy from ...more
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Scooby-Doo! Mystery Inco... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey Griffin

Premiered: 2010

Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (Cartoon Network, 2010) is an American animated mystery comedy-drama television series and the eleventh incarnation of the Scooby-Doo mystery franchise created ...more
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The Dresden Files is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
Paul Blackthorne, Valerie Cruz, Terrence Mann

Premiered: 2007

The Dresden Files (Sci Fi Channel, 2007) is a Canadian and American television series created by Hans Beimler and Robert Hewitt Wolfe, based on the book series of the same name by Jim Butcher. A ...more
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Preacher is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga

Premiered: 2016

Preacher (AMC, 2016) is an American television series developed by Sam Catlin, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen, based on the comic book series created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. After a ...more
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Fringe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble

Premiered: 2008

Fringe (Fox, 2008) is an American science fiction television series created by J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci. An F.B.I. agent (Anna Torv) is forced to work with an ...more
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The Gates is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
Frank Grillo, Janina Gavankar, Chandra West

Premiered: 2010

The Gates (ABC, 2010) is an American supernatural crime drama television series created by Richard Hatem and Grant Scharbo. A police officer (Frank Grillo) and his family move to a serene, ...more
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Charmed is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
brosephone added Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano

Premiered: 1998

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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Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
brosephone added Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla

Premiered: 2011

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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Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
Twin Peaks Kyle MacLachlan, Russ Tamblyn, Sherilyn Fenn

Premiered: 1990

Twin Peaks (ABC, 1990) is an American mystery horror drama television series created by Mark Frost and David Lynch and, despite being canceled after two seasons, sparked a cult following that ...more
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Haven is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour
Haven is an American/Canadian supernatural drama television series loosely based on the Stephen King novel The Colorado Kid. The show, which deals with strange events in a fictional town in ...more
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Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Lyndie Greenwood

Premiered: 2013

Sleepy Hollow (Fox, 2013) is an American supernatural drama television series created by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Phillip Iscove, and Len Wiseman, and loosely based on the short story by ...more
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Typewriter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
Purab Kohli, Palomi Ghosh, Sameer Kochhar

Premiered: 2019

Typewriter (Netflix, 2019) is an Indian horror television series. Set in Goa, three young friends plan to search an old villa for ghosts, but when a new family moves in, the home's buried past ...more
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The Rook is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
Jon Fletcher, Emma Greenwell, Adrian Lester

Premiered: 2019

The Rook (Starz, 2019) is an American television series created by Stephenie Meyer and based on the novel by Daniel O'Malley. A young woman attempts to re-integrate into her life of ...more
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Evil is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, Aasif Mandvi

Premiered: 2019

Evil (CBS, 2019) is an American supernatural drama television series created by Robert King and Michelle King. A skeptical forensic psychologist (Katja Herbers) allies with a Catholic seminarian ...more
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Emergence is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
Alexa Skye Swinton, Allison Tolman, Ashley Aufderheide

Premiered: 2019

Emergence (ABC, 2019) is an American mystery-themed thriller drama television series created by Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas. Long Island's Peconic Bay police chief, Jo Evans (Allison ...more
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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever
Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro

Premiered: 2015

Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series developed by Tom Kapinos. The series revolves around Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis), the Devil, who ...more