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The Best Fantasy TV Shows

Updated September 18, 2020 94.5k votes 12.0k voters 270.6k views105 items

List RulesVote up your favorite series that heavily feature fantastical elements, including magic, supernatural, or other worlds.

These are the very best fantasy shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest fantasy shows of all time is so fantastical it hurts! Popular fantasy TV shows have been a staple of television for years because fantasy is popular... because it's pretend! The real world is often too awful to deal with, so let's deal with princesses and witch hunters instead! Don't let your favorite fantasy television programs in history get to the bottom of the list - be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. 

This fantastic list includes Game of Thrones, Supernatural, Good Omens, Outlander, and more top fantasy TV shows. If you're looking for good fantasy TV shows to watch as well as the latest fantasy TV series, this list is for you. 

This list answers the questions, "What is the best fantasy show of all time?" and "What are the greatest fantasy shows?" while sharing not only the best old fantasy shows but the best fantasy series of the past decade.

 

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  • 26
    Angel is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
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    Angel

    David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter

    Premiered1999

    NetworkThe WB Television Network

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  • 27
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan

    Premiered1997

    NetworkThe WB

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  • 28
    Preacher is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
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    Preacher

    Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun

    Premiered2016

    NetworkAMC

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  • 29
    The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
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    The Vampire Diaries

    Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley

    Premiered2009

    NetworkThe CW

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  • 30
    Carnival Row is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
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    Carnival Row

    Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne

    Premiered2019

    NetworkAmazon Video

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  • 31
    Warehouse 13 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
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    Warehouse 13

    Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly

    Premiered2009

    NetworkSyfy

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  • 32
    Lost Girl is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
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    Lost Girl

    Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried

    Premiered2010

    NetworkShowcase

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  • 33
    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
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    268

    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair

    Premiered2018

    NetworkNetflix

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  • 34
    Legacies is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
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    Legacies

    Danielle Rose Russell, Matt Davis

    Premiered2018

    NetworkThe CW

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  • 35
    Haven is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
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    Haven

    Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant
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  • 36
    Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
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    Sleepy Hollow

    Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie

    Premiered2013

    NetworkFox

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  • 37
    His Dark Materials is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
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    72

    His Dark Materials

    Dafne Keen, Lin-Manuel Miranda

    Premiered2019

    NetworkHBO

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  • 38
    The Legend of Korra is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
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    The Legend of Korra

    Janet Varney, P.J. Byrne

    Premiered2012

    NetworkNickelodeon

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  • 39
    The Secret Circle is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
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    The Secret Circle

    Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker

    Premiered2011

    NetworkThe CW Television Network

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  • 40
    American Gods is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
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    American Gods

    Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning

    Premiered2017

    NetworkStarz

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  • 41
    Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
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    Fullmetal Alchemist

    Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke

    Premiered2003

    NetworkAnimax

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  • 42
    The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
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    The Twilight Zone

    Rod Serling, Robert McCord

    Premiered1959

    NetworkUPN, CBS

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  • 43
    Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
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    Black Mirror

    Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell

    Premiered2011

    NetworkChannel 4, Netflix

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  • 44
    Witches of East End is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
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    501

    Witches of East End

    Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan Tatum

    Premiered2013

    NetworkLifetime Television

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  • 45
    Being Human is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
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    Being Human

    Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey

    Premiered2008

    NetworkBBC HD, BBC Three

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  • 46
    Wynonna Earp is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
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    Wynonna Earp

    Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson

    Premiered2016

    NetworkSyFy

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  • 47
    Torchwood is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
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    Torchwood

    John Barrowman, Eve Myles

    Premiered2006

    NetworkBritish Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, Starz, BBC HD, BBC Three

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  • 48
    The Dark Crystal: Age of Resis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
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    The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

    Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy

    Premiered2019

    NetworkNetflix

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  • 49
    American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
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    American Horror Story

    Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott

    Premiered2011

    NetworkFX

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  • 50
    Xena: Warrior Princess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Fantasy TV Shows
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    Xena: Warrior Princess

    Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor

    Premiered1995

    NetworkSyndication

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