Top 12 Supernatural TV Shows

12. Supernatural

12. Supernatural

First Aired: 2005-09-13
Network: The CW
Runtime: 60
Starring: Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins, Mark Sheppard, Jim Beaver
Top Attributes: Serial, Supernatural, Mystery, Drama
Similar Shows: Sanctuary, FlashForward, Rubicon, Reaper, Angel

Description: Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as "hunters" fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds including monsters, demons, and gods that roam the earth.

11. Being Human (UK)

11. Being Human (UK)

First Aired: 2008-02-18
Network: BBC Three
Runtime: 60
Starring: Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner, Lenora Crichlow, Amy Manson, Annabel Scholey
Top Attributes: Supernatural, City Setting, Awkward Situations, Comedy
Similar Shows: Eastwick, Ugly Americans, Reaper, Ghost Whisperer, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Description: Have you ever heard the one about a werewolf, a vampire and a ghost living together? Well for George, Mitchell and Annie, that's no joke. It's their life... or afterlife as the case may be. The supernatural trio share a rented house, desperately trying to strike a balance between their paranormal problems and the domestic challenges that regular humans take for granted. All in the hope of achieving the simple pleasure of Being Human. By forcing themselves to assimilate into society, they hope to experience the joys and satisfaction of normality...

10. True Blood

10. True Blood

First Aired: 2008-09-07
Network: HBO
Runtime: 50
Starring: Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsg, rd, Rutina Wesley
Top Attributes: Drama, Strong Female Lead, Serial, Supernatural
Similar Shows: Lost, Heroes, The Vampire Diaries, FlashForward, Revenge

Description: True Blood is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the co-existence of vampires and humans in Bon Temps, a fictional, small town in northwestern Louisiana. The series centers on the adventures of Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), a telepathic waitress with an otherworldly quality.

9. Angel

9. Angel

First Aired: 1999-10-05
Network: The WB
Runtime: 40
Starring: David Boreanaz, J. August Richards, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof, Glenn Quinn
Top Attributes: Serial, Magic, Detective, Supernatural
Similar Shows: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Pushing Daisies, Supernatural, FlashForward, Being Human

Description: Angel, a 240-year old vampire cursed with a conscience, haunts the dark streets of Los Angeles alone. But after he meets a half-demon with mysterious visions, Angel realizes his true purpose: to help those in danger with the hope that he may have a chance to redeem himself and save his own soul. With Cordelia and Doyle at his side, he forms Angel Investigations. He is soon joined by Wesley, Gunn, Lorne and Fred, and he will need all their expertise to fight the growing forces of evil, and the supernatural law firm of Wolfram and Hart.

8. Pushing Daisies

8. Pushing Daisies

First Aired: 2007-10-03
Network: ABC
Runtime: 60
Starring: Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Kristin Chenoweth, Swoosie Kurtz, Chi McBride
Top Attributes: Overall Quirkiness, Drama, Supernatural, Romance
Similar Shows: Wonderfalls, Angel, Being Human, Warehouse 13, Reaper

Description: Pushing Daisies centers on the life of Ned, a pie-maker gifted with the mysterious ability to bring dead things back to life by touching them. There are some conditions to this somewhat unusual talent. Ned quickly learns that if something is revived for more than exactly one minute, something of similar "life value" in the vicinity drops dead, as a form of balance. Additionally, if he touches the revived person or thing a second time, it falls dead again, this time permanently.

7. The Returned

7. The Returned

First Aired: 20121989-07-05
Network: Canal+
Runtime: 60

Description: In the shadow of an enormous hydraulic dam, the lives of the residents of a small French town are changed to their core when hundreds of previously dead relatives all return home on the same day.

6. Fringe

6. Fringe

First Aired: 2008-08-26
Network: FOX
Runtime: 60
Starring: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Jasika Nicole, Blair Brown
Top Attributes: Drama, Science Fiction, Mystery, Science
Similar Shows: The X-Files, V, The Event, Dollhouse, The 4400

Description: The series follows a Federal Bureau of Investigation "Fringe Division" team based in Boston. The team uses unorthodox "fringe" science and FBI investigative techniques to investigate a series of unexplained, often ghastly occurrences, some of which are related to mysteries surrounding a parallel universe.

5. Misfits

5. Misfits

First Aired: 2009-11-12
Network: E4
Runtime: 60
Starring: Joe Gilgun, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Karla Crome, Matt Stokoe, Nathan McMullen
Top Attributes: British, Superheroes/Superpowers, Drama, Science Fiction
Similar Shows: No Ordinary Family, Warehouse 13, Doctor Who, Wonderfalls, Torchwood

Description: A group of teenagers are sentenced to community service for past mistakes only to find their lives changed after a storm gives them strange new powers and new problems to overcome.

4. Lost

4. Lost

First Aired: 2004-09-22
Network: ABC
Runtime: 60
Starring: Matthew Fox, Terry O'Quinn, Evangeline Lilly, Naveen Andrews, Daniel Dae Kim
Top Attributes: Drama, Serial, Interwoven Storylines, Ensemble Cast
Similar Shows: FlashForward, Revolution, Heroes, True Blood, Battlestar Galactica (2003)

Description: After their plane, Oceanic Air flight 815, tore apart whilst thousands of miles off course, the survivors find themselves on a mysterious deserted island where they soon find out they are not alone.

3. Doctor Who

3. Doctor Who

First Aired: 1963-11-23
Network: BBC One
Runtime: 25
Starring: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Sylvester McCoy
Top Attributes: Serial, British, Geekiness, Nerdiness
Similar Shows: Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Misfits, Sanctuary, Stargate Universe

Description: Doctor Who is the longest-running science fiction TV series in history, airing initially from 1963 to 1989. Doctor Who is about ideas. It pioneered sophisticated mixed-level storytelling. Its format was the key to its longevity: the Doctor, a mysterious traveller in space and time, travels in his ship, the TARDIS. The TARDIS can take him and his companions anywhere in time and space. Inevitably he finds evil at work wherever he goes...

2. The X-Files

2. The X-Files

First Aired: 1993-09-10
Network: FOX
Runtime: 60
Starring: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Robert Patrick, Mitch Pileggi, Annabeth Gish
Top Attributes: Strong Male Lead, Plot Twists, Science Fiction, Supernatural
Similar Shows: Fringe, V, FlashForward, The Event, Nikita

Description: The X-Files focused on the exploits of FBI Agents Fox Mulder, Dana Scully, John Doggett and Monica Reyes and their investigations into the paranormal. From genetic mutants and killer insects to a global conspiracy concerning the colonization of Earth by an alien species, this mind-boggling, humorous and occasionally frightening series created by Chris Carter has been one of the world's most popular sci-fi/drama shows since its humble beginnings in 1993.

1. Buffy The Vampire Slayer

1. Buffy The Vampire Slayer

First Aired: 1997-03-10
Network: The WB
Runtime: 40
Starring: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Emma Caulfield, Michelle Trachtenberg
Top Attributes: Supernatural, Drama, Geekiness, Strong Female Lead
Similar Shows: Eastwick, Charmed, Being Human, The Vampire Diaries, Angel

Description: In every generation there is a Chosen One. She alone will stand against the vampires, the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the Slayer. Sarah Michelle Gellar stars as Buffy Summers, The Chosen One, the one girl in all the world with the strength and skill to fight the vampires. With the help of her close friends, Willow (Alyson Hannigan ), Xander (Nicholas Brendon), and her Watcher Giles (Anthony Stewart Head) she balances slaying, family, friendships, and relationships.

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