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The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time 

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List Rules Vote up the best shows that heavily feature elements of the supernatural or paranormal.

The very best supernatural shows on television, ranked from best to worst. Popular supernatural TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining supernatural show of all time is. This list of the greatest supernatural shows includes everything in the genre, from TV shows about witches, to vampires, aliens, and beyond. Don't let your favorite supernatural television programs in history fall to the bottom of the list - be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of supernatural television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator, and premiere date, and even pictures, when available.

Whether they're current supernatural TV shows or off-the-air classics, shows with paranormal themes tend to gain huge cult followings. This list below has a variety of shows on it, from Strange to Haven, and from witch TV shows to other fantasy shows that fans of the genre love. Scrolling through Netflix looking for some new shows like Supernatural to watch? Look no further, this list has all the good supernatural TV shows that will fill your need for shows in this genre.

What is the best supernatural show of all time? What are the greatest supernatural shows? Cast your votes below and rerank this list of supernatural TV shows to see how your preferences stack up to those of other fans.

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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
HeyDude added Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy

Premiered: 2005

See: The Best Seasons of Supernatural

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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Shadowhunters is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
-1453829052713 added Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende

Premiered: 2016

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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Buffy the Vampire Slayer... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, James Marsters

Premiered: 1997

See: The Best Seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (The WB, 1997) is an American supernatural drama television series created by Joss Whedon, based on the 1992 film. Destined to slay vampires, a young woman (Sarah ...more
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Constantine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau, Charles Halford

Premiered: 2014

See: The Best Constantine TV Quotes

Constantine (NBC, 2014) is an American television series developed by Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer. John Constantine (Matt Ryan), a British exorcist and occult detective, actively hunts ...more
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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell

Premiered: 2012

See: The Best Episodes of Arrow

Arrow (The CW, 2012) 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 ...more
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Merlin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
VictoryBeauty added Colin Morgan, Angel Coulby, Bradley James

Premiered: 2008

See: The Best Episodes of Merlin

Merlin (BBC One, 2008) is a British fantasy-adventure drama television series based on the Arthurian legends. Merlin (Colin Morgan), a young and powerful wizard, sets out to fulfill his destiny: ...more
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Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Heather North

Premiered: 1969

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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Angel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof

Premiered: 1999

See: The Best Episodes of Angel

Angel (The WB, 1999) is an American supernatural television series created by Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt, and a spin-off from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Angel (David ...more
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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
ashli_franKo94 added Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters

Premiered: 2011

See: The Best Seasons of American Horror Story

American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, ...more
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Witches of East End is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
ericaclove25 added Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Rachel Boston

Premiered: 2013

See: The Best Witches of the East End Quotes

Witches of East End (Lifetime, 2013) is an American supernatural drama series developed by Maggie Friedman, and based on the book of the same name by Melissa de la Cruz. A mother and her two ...more
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The Secret Circle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
JessicaAlvarez added Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Phoebe Tonkin

Premiered: 2011

The Secret Circle (The CW, 2011) is an American supernatural teen drama developed by Andrew Miller, and based on the book series of the same name by L.J. Smith. 16-year-old Casse Blake (Britt ...more
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True Blood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell

Premiered: 2008

See: The Best Seasons of True Blood

True Blood (HBO, 2008) is an American fantasy horror drama television series created by Alan Ball, based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries, a series of novels by Charlaine Harris. Telepathic ...more
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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
ladybug2535 added Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard

Premiered: 2016

Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series created by The Duffer Brothers. When a young boy (Noah Schnapp) disappears, his mother (Winona Ryder), ...more
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Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
indy2602 added Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Lyndie Greenwood

Premiered: 2013

Sleepy Hollow (Fox, 2013) is an American supernatural drama television series created by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Phillip Iscove, and Len Wiseman, and loosely based on the short story by ...more
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Penny Dreadful is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
AndreeaSerban added Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green

Premiered: 2014

Penny Dreadful (Showtime, 2014) is a British-American horror drama television series created by John Logan. Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray (Timothy Dalton), American gunslinger Ethan Chandler (Josh ...more
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Heroes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
jnrnikki added Hayden Panettiere, Jack Coleman, Milo Ventimiglia

Premiered: 2006

See: The Best Seasons of Heroes

Heroes is an American science fiction television drama series created by Tim Kring that appeared on NBC for four seasons from September 25, 2006 through February 8, 2010. The series tells the ...more
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Smallville is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack

Premiered: 2001

See: The Best Seasons of Smallville

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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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
kdenney added Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker

Premiered: 2014

See: The Best Episodes of The Flash

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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The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
Jaqueline Goetz added Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley

Premiered: 2015

The Magicians (Syfy, 2015) is an American fantasy television series created by Sera Gamble and John McNamara, based on the novel by Lev Grossman. Training to be a magician at Brakebills ...more
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iZombie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
Vamp Doll added Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli

Premiered: 2015

See: The Best Episodes of iZombie

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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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
Clark Benson added David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

Premiered: 1993

See: The Best Episodes of The X-Files

The X-Files is an American science fiction horror drama television series created by Chris Carter. The program originally aired from September 10, 1993 to May 19, 2002 on Fox, spanning nine ...more
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The Order is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
Jake Manley, Sarah Grey, Matt Frewer

Premiered: 2019

The Order (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television series created by Dennis Heaton and Shelley Eriksen. After joining a secret society of magic users, college freshman Jack Morton ...more
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Being Human is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
KingaKsiążek added Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner

Premiered: 2008


Being Human (BBC Three, 2008) is a British supernatural comedy-drama television series created and written by Toby Whithouse. The series centers around various types of supernatural beings who ...more
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Grimm is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
JessicaAlvarez added David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz

Premiered: 2011

See: The Best Seasons of Grimm

Grimm (NBC, 2011) is an American fantasy police procedural drama television series created by Stephen Carpenter, Jim Kouf, and David Greenwalt, inspired by stories from The Brothers Grimm. ...more
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The Tomorrow People is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
DanielGregory added Robbie Amell, Peyton List, Luke Mitchell

Premiered: 2013

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