Best The CW Series

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1. The 100 (2014–2020)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Set 97 years after a nuclear war destroyed civilization, when a spaceship housing humanity's lone survivors sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth, hoping to repopulate the planet.

Stars: Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos, Isaiah Washington

Votes: 244,546

2. The Flash (2014– )

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

After being struck by lightning, Barry Allen wakes up from his coma to discover he's been given the power of super speed, becoming the Flash, and fighting crime in Central City.

Stars: Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes

Votes: 339,718

3. The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

The lives, loves, dangers and disasters in the town, Mystic Falls, Virginia. Creatures of unspeakable horror lurk beneath this town as a teenage girl is suddenly torn between two vampire brothers.

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham

Votes: 313,171

4. Supernatural (2005–2020)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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.

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beaver, Misha Collins

Votes: 432,177

5. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

A young woman, destined to slay vampires, demons and other infernal creatures, deals with her life fighting evil, with the help of her friends.

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head

Votes: 144,079

6. Jane the Virgin (2014–2019)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

A young, devout Catholic woman discovers that she was accidentally artificially inseminated.

Stars: Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, Yael Grobglas, Justin Baldoni

Votes: 48,527

7. Arrow (2012–2020)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.

Stars: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Susanna Thompson

Votes: 427,175

8. The Originals (2013–2018)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A family of power-hungry thousand-year-old vampires look to take back the city that they built and dominate all those who have done them wrong.

Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt, Phoebe Tonkin

Votes: 132,860

9. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Half-brothers Lucas and Nathan Scott trade between kinship and rivalry both on the basketball court and in the hearts of their friends in the small, but not so quiet town of Tree Hill, North Carolina.

Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 79,171

10. Hart of Dixie (2011–2015)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

New Yorker and new doctor Zoe Hart accepts an offer from a stranger, Dr. Harley Wilkes, to work in his medical practice in Bluebell, Alabama. She arrives to find that he has died and left half the practice to her in his will.

Stars: Rachel Bilson, Jaime King, Cress Williams, Wilson Bethel

Votes: 52,430

11. Gossip Girl (2007–2012)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance

Privileged teens living on the Upper East Side of New York can hide no secret from the ruthless blogger who is always watching.

Stars: Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Ed Westwick

Votes: 170,858

12. Smallville (2001–2017)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A young Clark Kent struggles to find his place in the world as he learns to harness his alien powers for good and deals with the typical troubles of teenage life in Smallville, Kansas.

Stars: Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, Kristin Kreuk

Votes: 125,792

13. Angel (1999–2004)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

The vampire Angel, cursed with a soul, moves to Los Angeles and aids people with supernatural-related problems while questing for his own redemption.

Stars: David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof, J. August Richards

Votes: 69,840

14. iZombie (2015–2019)

TV-14 | 42 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A medical resident finds that being a zombie has its perks, which she uses to assist the police.

Stars: Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley

Votes: 66,991

15. Veronica Mars (2004–2019)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

After her best friend is murdered, and her father is removed as county Sheriff, Veronica Mars dedicates her life to cracking the toughest mysteries in the affluent town of Neptune.

Stars: Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, Percy Daggs III

Votes: 72,360

16. Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

A dramedy centering around the relationship between a thirtysomething single mother and her teen daughter living in Stars Hollow, Connecticut.

Stars: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Keiko Agena, Scott Patterson

Votes: 120,636

17. Frequency (2016–2017)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

A police detective in 2016 discovers that she is able to communicate with her father via a ham radio, despite the fact that he died in 1996.

Stars: Peyton List, Riley Smith, Devin Kelley, Mekhi Phifer

Votes: 13,752

18. The Secret Circle (2011–2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

16 year old Cassie Blake moves to Chance Harbor, Washington to live with her grandmother after her mother mysteriously dies. She discovers she's a witch along with 5 other teens.

Stars: Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Phoebe Tonkin, Shelley Hennig

Votes: 47,300

19. Supergirl (2015–2021)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The adventures of Superman's cousin in her own superhero career.

Stars: Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh, David Harewood, Katie McGrath

Votes: 122,604

20. Reign (2013–2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy

Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court.

Stars: Adelaide Kane, Megan Follows, Celina Sinden, Torrance Coombs

Votes: 49,015

21. No Tomorrow (2016–2017)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Evie, a risk-averse quality-control assessor falls for free-spirited thrill seeker Xavier only to find out he lives his life that way because he believes the apocalypse is coming.

Stars: Joshua Sasse, Tori Anderson, Jonathan Langdon, Sarayu Blue

Votes: 5,153

22. DC's Legends of Tomorrow (2016–2022)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter must recruit a ragtag team of heroes and villains to help prevent an apocalypse that could impact not only Earth, but all of time.

Stars: Caity Lotz, Amy Louise Pemberton, Dominic Purcell, Nick Zano

Votes: 103,407

23. Nikita (2010–2013)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A rogue assassin returns to take down the secret organization that trained her.

Stars: Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca, Aaron Stanford

Votes: 51,105

24. The Tomorrow People (2013–2014)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Evolved humans with amazing abilities (Teleportation, Telekinesis, Telepathy) are being hunted down by agents of Ultra.

Stars: Robbie Amell, Peyton List, Luke Mitchell, Aaron Yoo

Votes: 35,790

25. Charmed (1998–2006)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Three sisters discover their destiny, to battle against the forces of evil, using their witchcraft. They are the Charmed Ones.

Stars: Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause, Rose McGowan

Votes: 82,792

26. Beauty and the Beast (2012–2016)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

A beautiful detective falls in love with an ex-soldier who goes into hiding from the secret government organization that turned him into a mechanically charged beast.

Stars: Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan, Nina Lisandrello, Austin Basis

Votes: 36,693

27. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015–2019)

TV-14 | 42 min | Comedy, Musical

A young woman abandons a choice job at a law firm and her life in New York in an attempt to find happiness in the unlikely locale of West Covina, California.

Stars: Rachel Bloom, Donna Lynne Champlin, Vincent Rodriguez III, Pete Gardner

Votes: 19,983

28. The Messengers (2015)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

A mysterious object crashes on earth and a group of unconnected strangers die from an energy pulse it emits, but then re-awaken to find out that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending apocalypse.

Stars: Shantel VanSanten, Diogo Morgado, JD Pardo, Joel Courtney

Votes: 9,065

29. Ringer (2011–2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Six-months-sober Bridget is key witness to a murder but flees, visiting her identical twin, who "suicides". Bridget takes over her rich, glamorous, married life in New York City. Out of the ashes and into the fire?

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kristoffer Polaha, Ioan Gruffudd, Nestor Carbonell

Votes: 20,701

30. 90210 (2008–2013)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A Kansas family relocates to Beverly Hills, where their two children adapt to the infamous social drama of West Beverly Hills High.

Stars: Shenae Grimes-Beech, Tristan Mack Wilds, AnnaLynne McCord, Jessica Stroup

Votes: 44,495

31. The Carrie Diaries (2013–2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Carrie Bradshaw is in her junior year of high school in the early 1980s. She asks her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while navigating the worlds of high school and Manhattan.

Stars: AnnaSophia Robb, Austin Butler, Ellen Wong, Katie Findlay

Votes: 27,758

32. Melrose Place (2009–2010)

60 min | Drama, Romance

A new generation of young professionals living at the infamous Melrose complex deal with obtaining their own personal goals, drives, and desires, both amongst themselves and others.

Stars: Katie Cassidy, Stephany Jacobsen, Jessica Lucas, Michael Rady

Votes: 4,184

33. Life Unexpected (2010–2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

After 15 years in foster homes, Lux decides to get emancipated, which leads to her meeting her birth parents.

Stars: Shiri Appleby, Kristoffer Polaha, Britt Robertson, Kerr Smith

Votes: 14,727

34. 7th Heaven (1996–2007)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Eric Camden, a minister, and his wife Annie deal with the drama of having seven children, ranging from toddlers to adults with families of their own.

Stars: Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, Jessica Biel, Beverley Mitchell

Votes: 25,519

35. Privileged (2008–2009)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy

A Yale-educated journalism major reluctantly becomes a live-in tutor for two spoiled granddaughters of a Palm Beach cosmetics business magnate.

Stars: JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Lucy Hale, Ashley Newbrough, Allan Louis

Votes: 4,061



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