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The Best Fantasy TV Shows

Updated November 4, 2020 78.8k votes 12.1k voters 273.7k views78 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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  • 1
    Supernatural
    2,598
    1,425

    Supernatural

    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles

    Premiered2005

    NetworkThe WB Television Network, The CW Television Network

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  • 2
    Merlin
    2,071
    1,134

    Merlin

    Colin Morgan, Angel Coulby

    Premiered2008

    NetworkBBC One

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  • 3
    Stranger Things
    1,784
    692

    Stranger Things

    Winona Ryder, David Harbour

    Premiered2016

    NetworkNetflix

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  • 4
    Lucifer
    1,486
    237

    Lucifer

    Tom Ellis, Lauren German

    Premiered2015

    NetworkNetflix, Fox

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  • 5
    A Discovery of Witches
    946
    243

    A Discovery of Witches

    Teresa Palmer, Matthew Goode

    Premiered2018

    NetworkSky One

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  • 6
    The Magicians
    1,501
    829

    The Magicians

    Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve

    Premiered2015

    NetworkSyFy

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  • 7
    Good Omens
    382
    175

    Good Omens

    David Tennant, Michael Sheen

    Premiered2019

    NetworkAmazon Video, BBC Two (UK)

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  • 8
    The Witcher
    771
    101

    The Witcher

    Henry Cavill, Freya Allan

    Premiered2019

    NetworkNetflix

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  • 9
    Penny Dreadful
    867
    592

    Penny Dreadful

    Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton

    Premiered2014

    NetworkShowtime

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  • 10
    The Shannara Chronicles
    1,087
    667

    The Shannara Chronicles

    Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton

    Premiered2016

    NetworkMTV

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  • 11
    Teen Wolf
    1,283
    732

    Teen Wolf

    Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien

    Premiered2011

    NetworkMTV

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  • 12
    Fringe
    783
    504

    Fringe

    Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson

    Premiered2008

    NetworkFox

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  • 13
    Game of Thrones
    3,880
    1,316

    Game of Thrones

    Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey

    Premiered2011

    NetworkHBO

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  • 14
    Outlander
    862
    587

    Outlander

    Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan

    Premiered2014

    NetworkStarz

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  • 15
    Charmed
    1,232
    947

    Charmed

    Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs

    Premiered1998

    NetworkThe WB

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  • 16
    Legend of the Seeker
    930
    665

    Legend of the Seeker

    Craig Horner, Bridget Regan

    Premiered2008

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  • 17
    The Originals
    1,536
    535

    The Originals

    Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies

    Premiered2013

    NetworkThe CW Television Network

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  • 18
    The Good Place
    390
    216

    The Good Place

    Kristen Bell, Ted Danson

    Premiered2016

    NetworkNBC

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  • 19
    the librarians
    425
    263

    the librarians

    Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane

    Premiered2014

    NetworkTNT

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  • 20
    True Blood
    1,222
    938

    True Blood

    Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer

    Premiered2008

    NetworkHBO

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  • 21
    Shadowhunters
    1,003
    783

    Shadowhunters

    Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood

    Premiered2016

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  • 22
    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
    579
    281

    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair

    Premiered2018

    NetworkNetflix

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  • 23
    Once Upon a Time
    1,654
    1,375

    Once Upon a Time

    Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison

    Premiered2011

    NetworkAmerican Broadcasting Company

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  • 24
    The Vampire Diaries
    1,388
    751

    The Vampire Diaries

    Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley

    Premiered2009

    NetworkThe CW

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  • 25
    Carnival Row
    213
    109

    Carnival Row

    Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne

    Premiered2019

    NetworkAmazon Video

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