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The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time 

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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

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 158

Network: The WB Television Network, The CW Television Network

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

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 55

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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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell

Premiered: 2012

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 170

Network: The CW Television Network

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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Constantine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau, Charles Halford

Premiered: 2014

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 13

Network: NBC

See: The Best Constantine TV Quotes

Constantine (NBC, 2014) is an American television series developed by Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer for NBC, featuring the DC Comics character John Constantine. Matt Ryan stars as ...more
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Merlin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
VictoryBeauty added John Hurt, Colin Morgan, Bradley James

Premiered: 2008

Number of Episodes: 65

Network: British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, BBC HD

See: The Best Episodes of Merlin

Merlin is a British fantasy-adventure television programme, created by Julian Jones, Jake Michie, Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps and starring Colin Morgan in the title role. It was broadcast on ...more
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Witches of East End is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
ericaclove25 added Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Rachel Boston

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 8

Network: Lifetime Television

See: The Best Witches of the East End Quotes

Witches of East End is an American television series based on the book of the same name by Melissa de la Cruz. The series premiered on Lifetime on October 6, 2013. Set in the fictional seaside ...more
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The Secret Circle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
JessicaAlvarez added Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Phoebe Tonkin

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 22

Network: The CW Television Network

The Secret Circle is an American supernatural teen drama that aired on The CW from September 15, 2011, to May 10, 2012. It is based on the book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith. ...more
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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
kdenney added Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker

Premiered: 2014

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 114

Network: The CW

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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Buffy the Vampire Slayer... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, James Marsters

Premiered: 1997

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 144

Network: UPN, The WB Television Network

See: The Best Seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American television series which aired from March 10, 1997 until May 20, 2003. The series was created in 1997 by writer-director Joss Whedon under his production ...more
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Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Heather North

Premiered: 1969

Number of Seasons: 23

Number of Episodes: 350

Network: USA Network, Boomerang, American Broadcasting Company, Television syndication, The WB Television Network, + more

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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True Blood is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell

Premiered: 2008

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 63

Network: HBO

See: The Best Seasons of True Blood

True Blood is an American television drama series produced and created by Alan Ball. It is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the ...more
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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
ashli_franKo94 added Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 103

Network: FX

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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Grimm is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
JessicaAlvarez added David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 44

Network: NBC

See: The Best Seasons of Grimm

Grimm is an American police procedural fantasy television drama series. It debuted in the U.S. on NBC on October 28, 2011. The show has been described as "a cop drama—with a twist... a dark ...more
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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
ladybug2535 added Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard

Premiered: 2016

Number of Seasons: 3

Network: Netflix

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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Heroes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
jnrnikki added Hayden Panettiere, Jack Coleman, Milo Ventimiglia

Premiered: 2006

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 77

Network: NBC

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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Angel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof

Premiered: 1999

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 110

Network: The WB Television Network

See: The Best Episodes of Angel

Angel is an American television series, a spin-off from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The series was created by Buffy's creator, Joss Whedon, in collaboration with David ...more
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iZombie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
Vamp Doll added Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli

Premiered: 2015

Network: The CW

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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Smallville is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack

Premiered: 2001

Number of Seasons: 10

Number of Episodes: 217

Network: The WB Television Network, The CW Television Network

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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Penny Dreadful is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
AndreeaSerban added Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green
Penny Dreadful (Showtime, 2014) is a British-American horror TV series created for Showtime and Sky by John Logan, who also acts as executive producer alongside Sam Mendes. The title refers to ...more
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The Tomorrow People is listed (or ranked) 20 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
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Charmed is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause

Premiered: 1998

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 178

Network: The WB Television Network

See: The Best Seasons of Charmed

Charmed is an American television series created by Constance M. Burge and produced by Aaron Spelling and his production company Spelling Television, with Brad Kern serving as showrunner. The ...more
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The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
Jaqueline Goetz added Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley
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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Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
indy2602 added Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Lyndie Greenwood

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 1

Sleepy Hollow is an American supernatural drama television series that premiered on Fox on September 16, 2013, that aired on Mondays at 9:00 pm ET. The series is considered a "modern-day ...more
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Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Holland Roden

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 25

Network: MTV

Teen Wolf is an American television series developed by Jeff Davis for MTV. It is loosely based on the 1985 film of the same name, and stars Tyler Posey as a teenager named Scott, who is bitten ...more
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Being Human is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
KingaKsiążek added Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner

Premiered: 2008

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 18

Network: BBC HD, BBC Three


Being Human (BBC Three, 2008) is a British supernatural drama television series. It was created and written by Toby Whithouse for broadcast on BBC Three. The show blends elements of flatshare ...more