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The Best Supernatural Mystery Series Ever

Updated March 1, 2021 14.9k votes 1.7k voters 16.5k views39 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

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan

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    David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter

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    Jake Manley, Sarah Grey

    Premiered2019

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    David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson

    Premiered1993

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    David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell

    Premiered2011

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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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    Premiered2007

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    Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun

    Premiered2016

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    Frank Grillo, Janina Gavankar

    Premiered2010

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    Katja Herbers, Mike Colter

    Premiered2019

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    Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs

    Premiered1998

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    Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison

    Premiered2011

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    Jon Fletcher, Emma Greenwell

    Premiered2019

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    Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant

    Premiered2010

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    Kyle MacLachlan, Russ Tamblyn

    Premiered1990

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    Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin

    Premiered2015

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    Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried

    Premiered2010

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    Darby Stanchfield, Connor Jessup

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    Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning

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