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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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Buffy the Vampire Slayer... is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Grimm is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Angel is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Constantine is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Charmed is listed (or ranked) 7 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 X-Files is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
Clark Benson added David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

Premiered: 1993

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 202

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

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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Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 9 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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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
JessicaAlvarez added Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 44

Network: American Broadcasting Company

See: The Best Seasons of Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time is an American fairy tale drama series that premiered on October 23, 2011, on ABC. The show takes place in the fictional seaside town of Storybrooke, Maine, whose residents are ...more
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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
VoronErichLangsdorfXarya added Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 73

Network: HBO

See: The Best Seasons of Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, based on the series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. Nine noble ...more
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Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 14 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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The Originals is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
Kumar Mandati added Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 13

Network: The CW Television Network

The Originals (The CW, 2013) is an American television series created by Julie Plec, and is a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries. Vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan) and his ...more
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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Shadowhunters is listed (or ranked) 17 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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The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 89

Network: The CW Television Network

See: The Best Seasons of The Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries is an American supernatural drama television series developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, based on the popular book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith. ...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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Merlin is listed (or ranked) 20 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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True Blood is listed (or ranked) 21 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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The Secret Circle is listed (or ranked) 22 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 Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Supernatural Shows of All Time
ladybug2535 added Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 35

Network: AMC

See: The Best Seasons of The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series developed by Frank Darabont, based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie ...more
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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Witches of East End is listed (or ranked) 25 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