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The Best Fantasy TV Shows

Updated April 9, 2021 79.9k votes 12.9k voters 286.3k views87 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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    Supernatural

    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles

    Premiered2005

    NetworkThe WB Television Network, The CW Television Network

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    781

    Stranger Things

    Winona Ryder, David Harbour

    Premiered2016

    NetworkNetflix

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  • 3
    2,129
    1,204

    Merlin

    Colin Morgan, Angel Coulby

    Premiered2008

    NetworkBBC One

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    #90 of 249 The Best BBC One Shows#379 of 444 The Funniest TV Shows of All Time

  • 4
    1,577
    318

    Lucifer

    Tom Ellis, Lauren German

    Premiered2015

    NetworkNetflix, Fox

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  • 5
    1,034
    309

    A Discovery of Witches

    Teresa Palmer, Matthew Goode

    Premiered2018

    NetworkSky One

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  • 6
    1,052
    144

    The Witcher

    Henry Cavill, Freya Allan

    Premiered2019

    NetworkNetflix

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  • 7
    1,528
    855

    The Magicians

    Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve

    Premiered2015

    NetworkSyFy

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    Ranking the Best Seasons of 'The Magicians'#8 of 84 The Best Syfy Original Shows

  • 8
    470
    236

    Good Omens

    David Tennant, Michael Sheen

    Premiered2019

    NetworkAmazon Video, BBC Two (UK)

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  • 9
    875
    606

    Penny Dreadful

    Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton

    Premiered2014

    NetworkShowtime

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  • 10
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    1,282

    Game of Thrones

    Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey

    Premiered2011-04-17

    NetworkHBO

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  • 11
    1,312
    763

    Teen Wolf

    Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien

    Premiered2011

    NetworkMTV

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    #26 of 50 The Best MTV Original Shows#1 of 143 The Best High School TV Shows

  • 12
    816
    517

    Fringe

    Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson

    Premiered2008

    NetworkFox

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    The Best Seasons of Fringe#60 of 201 The TV Shows with the Best Writing

  • 13
    1,102
    686

    The Shannara Chronicles

    Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton

    Premiered2016

    NetworkMTV

  • 14
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    104

    His Dark Materials

    Dafne Keen, Lin-Manuel Miranda

    Premiered2019

    NetworkHBO

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  • 15
    883
    586

    Outlander

    Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan

    Premiered2014

    NetworkStarz

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    #16 of 73 The Best Drama TV Shows Airing Now#3 of 127 The Best Shows Currently On The Air

  • 16
    939
    655

    Legend of the Seeker

    Craig Horner, Bridget Regan

    Premiered2008

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    #207 of 305 The Greatest TV Dramas of All Time#216 of 538 TV Shows Canceled Before Their Time

  • 17
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    924

    Charmed

    Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs

    Premiered1998

    NetworkThe WB

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    518

    The Originals

    Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies

    Premiered2013

    NetworkThe CW Television Network

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    #78 of 85 The Worst TV Spin-Offs#17 of 223 The Greatest TV Shows for Women

  • 19
    1,210
    903

    True Blood

    Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer

    Premiered2008

    NetworkHBO

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  • 20
    448
    233

    The Good Place

    Kristen Bell, Ted Danson

    Premiered2016

    NetworkNBC

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  • 21
    639
    305

    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair

    Premiered2018

    NetworkNetflix

    More Chilling Adventures of Sabrina 

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    The Vampire Diaries

    Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley

    Premiered2009

    NetworkThe CW

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    Carnival Row

    Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne

    Premiered2019

    NetworkAmazon Video

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    The Best Episodes of 'Carnival Row'#28 of 201 The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years

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    Shadowhunters

    Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood

    Premiered2016

    NetworkFreeform

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    #151 of 253 The Best TV Shows Streaming On Hulu#44 of 63 TV Shows We've Already Seen (And Loved) As Both Movies And Books

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    Once Upon a Time

    Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison

    Premiered2011

    NetworkAmerican Broadcasting Company

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    The Best Once Upon a Time Characters#16 of 79 The Best ABC Shows of All Time