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The Best Fantasy TV Shows

Updated February 5, 2021 80.5k votes 12.7k voters 283.0k views85 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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  • Merlin1
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    Merlin

    Colin Morgan, Angel Coulby

    Premiered2008

    NetworkBBC One

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  • Supernatural2
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    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles

    Premiered2005

    NetworkThe WB Television Network, The CW Television Network

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  • Stranger Things3
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    Winona Ryder, David Harbour

    Premiered2016

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  • A Discovery of Witches4
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    Teresa Palmer, Matthew Goode

    Premiered2018

    NetworkSky One

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  • Lucifer5
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    Tom Ellis, Lauren German

    Premiered2015

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    Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve

    Premiered2015

    NetworkSyFy

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  • The Witcher7
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    The Witcher

    Henry Cavill, Freya Allan

    Premiered2019

    NetworkNetflix

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  • Good Omens8
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    David Tennant, Michael Sheen

    Premiered2019

    NetworkAmazon Video, BBC Two (UK)

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  • Penny Dreadful9
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    Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton

    Premiered2014

    NetworkShowtime

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  • Teen Wolf10
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    Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien

    Premiered2011

    NetworkMTV

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  • Fringe11
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    Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson

    Premiered2008

    NetworkFox

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  • Game of Thrones12
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    Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey

    Premiered2011-04-17

    NetworkHBO

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  • The Shannara Chronicles13
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    Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton

    Premiered2016

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  • Outlander14
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    Outlander

    Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan

    Premiered2014

    NetworkStarz

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  • Charmed15
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    Charmed

    Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs

    Premiered1998

    NetworkThe WB

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  • Legend of the Seeker16
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    Craig Horner, Bridget Regan

    Premiered2008

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  • His Dark Materials17
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    Dafne Keen, Lin-Manuel Miranda

    Premiered2019

    NetworkHBO

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  • The Originals18
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    Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies

    Premiered2013

    NetworkThe CW Television Network

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  • The Good Place19
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    Kristen Bell, Ted Danson

    Premiered2016

    NetworkNBC

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  • True Blood20
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    Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer

    Premiered2008

    NetworkHBO

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  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina21
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    Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair

    Premiered2018

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  • The Vampire Diaries22
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    Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley

    Premiered2009

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  • Once Upon a Time23
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    Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison

    Premiered2011

    NetworkAmerican Broadcasting Company

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  • Carnival Row24
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    Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne

    Premiered2019

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  • Shadowhunters25
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    Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood

    Premiered2016

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