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The Best Supernatural Teen Series  

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436 votes 64 voters 15 items

List Rules Vote up the best supernatural shows where the main characters and target audience are primarily teens.

Thanks to an abundance of channels and ways to watch, we have more daring shows in eclectic genres than ever before. Even among our favorite genres are sub-genres, like teen supernatural series, that sometimes feel like they were designed specifically for us. Combining two long-time favorites, the sub-genre of the supernatural teen show is currently lighting up the TV landscape and filling it with vampires, wolves, and witches - many of which who are teens, despite their immortal nature. Whether you're a teenager yourself or you just like watching teenagers struggle through a confusing, supernatural world, chances are there's a supernatural teen TV show that's everything you want out of entertainment.

Sometimes the best supernatural teen series are cheesy guilty-pleasures, while other times they are genuinely the most well-written, well-made shows on the air. If your friends tease of you for your binge of Hemlock Grove, maybe they know what's up. But if they make fun of you for polishing off The Vampire Diaries in a week, maybe you should reconsider that friendship. The point is, there are supernatural teen series for every occasion and every taste, and if you've not given a fair shot to these shows then you're unfairly ignoring some of the best stories on television.

Since there's never been a better time to be filled with angst and confusing new powers, let's all get caught up in a love triangle, make sure that our hair is still perfectly styled despite our recent fight scene, and rank the best supernatural teen series on TV.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Supernatural Teen Series
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Hitting all the marks for both a teen show and a supernatural series, Buffy offered vampires, demons, and a slew of other beasties alongside the setting of high school (and later, college).

Actors: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan

Premiered: 1997

Number of Seasons: 7

Network: UPN, The WB Television Network

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Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Supernatural Teen Series
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2 31 VOTES

The title says it all, and Teen Wolf - loosely based on the film of the same name - follows teenager Scott McCall (Tyler Posey) as he tries to balance both high school and being a werewolf. Supernatural creatures abound in this series and include a kitsune, a banshee, and even a werecoyote.

Actors: Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Holland Roden

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 6

Network: MTV

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Shadowhunters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Supernatural Teen Series
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3 29 VOTES

Based on the Cassandra Clare novels The Mortal Instruments, the lead is a young woman (Katherine McNamara) who discovers she a human-angel hybrid descended from a family line of demon hunters.

Actors: Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende, Matthew Daddario, Emeraude Toubia

Premiered: 2016

Number of Seasons: 3

Network: Freeform

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Smallville is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Supernatural Teen Series
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4 24 VOTES

Although technically a superhero show more than a supernatural one, Smallville offered enough elements of the supernatural - and charactes who wielded magic, like Zatanna - that it qualifies. With the first four seasons taking place while Clark Kent (Tom Welling) and his friends are in high school, the show offers a glimse into the young life and drama of The Man of Steel.

Actors: Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack

Premiered: 2001

Number of Seasons: 10

Network: The WB Television Network, The CW Television Network

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