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The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever

Updated January 26, 2021 17.9k votes 1.7k voters 16.3k views55 items

List RulesVote 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 paranormal mystery TV show's run most characters have had their own personal supernatural encounters, such as Supernatural, Dresden Files, and Grimm. Not all supernatural mystery series are just crime shows with magic and monsters - both The Order and Preacher are about people involved in larger supernatural mysteries.

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.

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    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles

    Premiered2005

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan

    Premiered1997

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  • Angel3
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    David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter

    Premiered1999

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    Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau

    Premiered2014

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    Jake Manley, Sarah Grey

    Premiered2019

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    David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson

    Premiered1993

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    Grimm

    David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell

    Premiered2011

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  • Dark8
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    Dark

    Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci

    Premiered2017

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  • Night Stalker9
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    Stuart Townsend, Gabrielle Union

    Premiered2005

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    Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn

    Premiered2010

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    Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly

    Premiered2009

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    Paul Blackthorne, Valerie Cruz

    Premiered2007

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  • Preacher13
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    Preacher

    Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun

    Premiered2016

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  • Fringe14
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    Fringe

    Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson

    Premiered2008

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  • The Gates15
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    The Gates

    Frank Grillo, Janina Gavankar

    Premiered2010

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  • Evil16
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    Katja Herbers, Mike Colter

    Premiered2019

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    Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs

    Premiered1998

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  • Once Upon a Time18
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    Once Upon a Time

    Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison

    Premiered2011

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  • Haven19
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    Haven

    Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant

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    Alexa Skye Swinton, Allison Tolman

    Premiered2019

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    Purab Kohli, Palomi Ghosh

    Premiered2019

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    Twin Peaks

    Kyle MacLachlan, Russ Tamblyn

    Premiered1990

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    Jon Fletcher, Emma Greenwell

    Premiered2019

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    Sleepy Hollow

    Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie

    Premiered2013

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    Darby Stanchfield, Connor Jessup

    Premiered2020

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