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This list of the top current and cancelled The CW Television Network TV series includes the date when each show first aired, as well as which actors starred in the show. The best The CW Television Network TV programs of all time include the most viewed shows on The CW Television Network, as this list covers the entire history of the network. This list is sorted by popularity, so the shows with the most votes are at the top of the list. There are tons of CW shows on Netflix now, such as Supernatural CWTV. In fact, some of the most watched sitcoms have the highest CW show ratings. There's tons of information below about CWTV shows, so check it out! 

The CW is home to some of the best shows on television today. If you're interested in an action-packed superhero thriller, try Arrow, or The Flash. If fictional monsters and paranormal activities are more your speed, The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural might top your list. If you're looking for a laugh, Jane the Virgin or Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will definitely do the trick. Some of the most viewed TV shows on the CW are reality shows, like America's Next Top Model. Older CW TV shows, like Gossip Girl and and Smallville, still pass the test of time. 

Although television fans in different locations grew up with The CW Television Network on different channels, the top TV shows on the CW should be pretty familiar to everyone. The list of top The CW Television Network television shows below includes cast, creator, and premiere date when available. This list contains only TV series on the The CW Television Network network, even cancelled CW shows. Vote up the best shows on the CW below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 
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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best CW Shows
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy 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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3,847 1,297
The Flash is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best CW Shows
Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns, based on the DC Comics character. CSI Barry Allen (Grant ...more

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4,462 1,950
Arrow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best CW Shows
Doxia added Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell Arrow 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 stranded on a hostile ...more

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2,457 1,139
The 100 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best CW Shows
VoronErichLangsdorfXarya added Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell The 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series developed by Jason Rothenberg, loosely based on the book by Kass Morgan. 97 years after a nuclear ...more

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3,972 2,129
The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best CW Shows
Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder The Vampire Diaries is an American supernatural drama television series developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, based on the popular book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith. ...more

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2,996 1,455
The Originals is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best CW Shows
sannalockner added Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt The Originals (The CW, 2013) is an American television series created by Julie Plec, and is a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries. Vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan) and his ...more

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1,634 1,700
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best CW Shows
AndrewW.Curley added Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan 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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2,028 1,392
Smallville is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best CW Shows
Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack Smallville is an American television series developed by writer-producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, based on the DC Comics character Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The ...more

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1,051 474
DC's Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best CW Shows
CosmicCastaway added DC's Legends of Tomorrow

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2,007 1,449
Gossip Girl is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best CW Shows
Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley Gossip Girl is an American teen drama television series based on the book series of the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesar. The series, created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, ...more

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1,818 1,454
One Tree Hill is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best CW Shows
Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton One Tree Hill is an American television drama series created by Mark Schwahn, which premiered on September 23, 2003 on The WB. After the series' third season, The WB merged with UPN to form The ...more

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1,225 1,390
Charmed is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best CW Shows
AndrewW.Curley added Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause Charmed is an American television series created by Constance M. Burge and produced by Aaron Spelling and his production company Spelling Television, with Brad Kern serving as showrunner. The ...more

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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best CW Shows
CosmicCastaway added Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. The adventures ...more

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iZombie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best CW Shows
ashadjareh added rahul kholi, malcolm goodwin iZombie (The CW, 2015) is an American television series developed by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright, loosely based on the comic books by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred. A medical ...more

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701 559
Jane the Virgin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best CW Shows
LanaYoshii added Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, Yael Grobglas Jane the Virgin (The CW, 2014) is an American satirical romantic comedy-drama telenovela developed by Jennie Snyder Urman. A working, religious young Latina virgin (Gina Rodriguez) becomes ...more

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1,233 1,216
Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best CW Shows
Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson Gilmore Girls is an American comedy-drama series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. On October 5, 2000, the series debuted on the WB to widespread ...more

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1,046 1,172
The Tomorrow People is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best CW Shows
ChristopherDeBono added Robbie Amell, Peyton List, Luke Mitchell The Tomorrow People is an American science fiction television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Phil Klemmer, and Julie Plec that aired on The CW during the 2013–14 American television season. ...more

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883 1,053
Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best CW Shows
Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Teddy Dunn Veronica Mars (Hulu, 2004) is an American teen noir mystery drama television series created by screenwriter Rob Thomas. After her best friend (Amanda Seyfried) is murdered, and her father ...more

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Reign is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best CW Shows
sannalockner added Adelaide Kane, Megan Follows, Torrance Coombs Reign is an American historical fantasy television series following the early years of Mary, Queen of Scots living in France. The series, created by Stephanie SenGupta and Laurie McCarthy, airs ...more

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966 1,123
Hart of Dixie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best CW Shows
Rachel Bilson, Jaime King, Cress Williams Hart of Dixie is an American comedy-drama television series that aired on The CW from September 26, 2011 to March 27, 2015. The series, created by Leila Gerstein, stars Rachel Bilson as Dr. Zoe ...more

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The Secret Circle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best CW Shows
yourwelcome21 added Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Phoebe Tonkin 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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Angel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best CW Shows
AndrewW.Curley added David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof 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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90210 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best CW Shows
Shenae Grimes-Beech, Tristan Wilds, AnnaLynne McCord 90210 is an American teen drama television series, developed by Rob Thomas, Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah, that aired on The CW from September 2, 2008 to May 13, 2013. It is the fourth series in the ...more

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Nikita is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best CW Shows
Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca Nikita is an American television series that aired on The CW from September 9, 2010 to December 27, 2013 in the United States. The series is a reboot of the popular 1997 TV series La Femme ...more

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Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best CW Shows
Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Heather North Scooby-Doo is an American animated cartoon franchise, comprising several animated television series produced from 1969 to the present day. The original series, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, was ...more

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Beauty & the Beast is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best CW Shows
Doxia added Beauty & the Beast

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Whose Line Is It Anyway? is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best CW Shows
Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Wayne Brady Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW, 1998) is an American improvisational comedy show adapted from the British show. Hosted by Aisha Tyler, the show features Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Wayne ...more

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Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best CW Shows
nadoomatani added KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes Riverdale (The CW, 2017) is an American teen drama television series developed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the characters of Archie Comics. The series follows Archie Andrews' (KJ Apa) ...more

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The Carrie Diaries is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best CW Shows
TristaFarmer added AnnaSophia Robb, Austin Butler, Ellen Wong Carrie Bradshaw is in her senior year of high school in the early 1980s. She asks her first questions about love and friendship and family while navigating the worlds of high school and

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Tom and Jerry Tales is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best CW Shows
Don Brown, Jake D. Smith, Sam Vincent Tom and Jerry Tales is an American animated television series which began production in 2005 and premiered in the United States on September 23, 2006, and ended on March 22, 2008, on The CW. It ...more

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7th Heaven is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best CW Shows
Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, Jessica Biel 7th Heaven is an American family drama television series, created and produced by Brenda Hampton. The series premiered on August 26, 1996, on The WB, the first time that the network aired Monday ...more

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Reba is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best CW Shows
Reba McEntire, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Steve Howey Reba is an American sitcom starring Reba McEntire, which ran from 2001 to 2007. For the show's first five seasons, it aired on The WB, and crossed over to The CW for its final season. It is one ...more

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Dawson's Creek is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best CW Shows
AndrewW.Curley added James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Michelle Williams Dawson's Creek is an American teen drama television series about the fictional lives of a close-knit group of friends beginning in high school and continuing in college. The series stars James ...more

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Reaper is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best CW Shows
Bret Harrison, Tyler Labine, Rick Gonzalez Reaper is an American comedy television series that focuses on Sam Oliver, a "reaper" who works for the Devil by retrieving souls that have escaped from Hell. The series originally ran ...more

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189 235
Roswell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best CW Shows
Laura Rosenthal added Shiri Appleby, Jason Behr, Katherine Heigl Roswell is an American science fiction television series developed, produced, and co-written by Jason Katims. The series debuted on October 6, 1999 on The WB and moved to UPN for the third ...more

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The Spectacular Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best CW Shows
Josh Keaton, Lacey Chabert, Joshua LeBar The Spectacular Spider-Man is an American animated television series based on the superhero character published by Marvel Comics and developed for television by Greg Weisman and Victor Cook. In ...more

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Shadowhunters is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best CW Shows
serena added Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende Shadowhunters (Freeform, 2016) is an American fantasy television series based on The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. Clary Fray (Katherine McNamara) has just enrolled at Brooklyn Academy ...more

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America's Next Top Model is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best CW Shows
Adrianne Curry, Yoanna House, Tyra Banks America's Next Top Model is an American reality television series and interactive competition that premiered on May 20, 2003. It originally aired on UPN, whose merger with The WB created The CW ...more

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The O.C. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best CW Shows
serena added Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, Peter Gallagher The O.C. is an American teen drama television series that originally aired on the Fox network in the United States from August 5, 2003, to February 22, 2007, running a total of four seasons. The ...more

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Ringer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best CW Shows
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kristoffer Polaha, Ioan Gruffudd Ringer is an American television series that initially aired on The CW from September 13, 2011 to April 17, 2012. The series stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, who plays twin sisters Bridget Kelly and ...more

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The Batman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best CW Shows
Rino Romano, Alastair Duncan, Evan Sabara The Batman is an animated television series produced by Warner Bros. Animation based on the DC Comics superhero Batman. It ran from September 11, 2004 to March 22, 2008, on the Saturday morning ...more

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Life Unexpected is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best CW Shows
Shiri Appleby, Kristoffer Polaha, Britt Robertson Life Unexpected is an American drama television series that aired for two seasons from 2010 to 2011. It was produced by Best Day Ever Productions and Mojo Films in association with CBS ...more

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WWE SmackDown is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best CW Shows
Michael Coulthard, Glenn Jacobs, Paul Wight WWE SmackDown, also known as Thursday Night SmackDown, is a professional wrestling/sports entertainment television program that debuted on August 26, 1999. Prior to September 1, 2005, SmackDown ...more

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best CW Shows
MeganAnderson added Rachel Bloom, Donna Lynne Champlin, Santino Fontana Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW, 2015) is an American romantic musical comedy-drama television series created by Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna. After bumping into her first love, a New York ...more

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The Messengers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best CW Shows
Shantel VanSanten, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Joel Courtney The Messengers is an upcoming American television series that is expected to air on The CW during the 2014–15 season. The series was officially picked up on May 8, 2014. The Messengers was ...more

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Hellcats is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best CW Shows
Aly Michalka, Ashley Tisdale, Robbie Jones Hellcats is an American cheerleading comedy-drama television series that originally aired on The CW in the United States from September 8, 2010 to May 17, 2011. Based on the book Cheer: Inside ...more

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Everybody Hates Chris is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best CW Shows
Terry Crews, Tichina Arnold, Tequan Richmond Everybody Hates Chris is an American sitcom based on the teenage experiences of African American comedian Chris Rock. The show is set between 1982 and 1987, but Rock himself was a teenager from ...more

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Black Lightning is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best CW Shows
Gerald Lingard added Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams Black Lightning (The CW, 2018) is an American superhero drama based on the DC comics character of the same name. Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams), who retired from his superhero persona Black ...more

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Dynasty is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best CW Shows
nadoomatani added Grant Show, Nathalie Kelley, Elizabeth Gillies Dynasty (The CW, 2017) is an American soap opera reboot of the 1980s series of the same name. It follows oil tycoon and family patriarch Blake Carrington (Grant Show), his daughter Fallon ...more

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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best CW Shows
SantosPerez1 added Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, 2016) is an American superhero action-adventure television series spin-off from Arrow and The Flash, existing in the same fictional universe. Intending to stop ...more