Top 10 TV Shows Like The Vampire Diaries

Let’s take a look at the TV shows that are the most similar to The Vampire Diaries.

You will see a lot of interesting and popular series; actually some are not that popular but are in a way similar to the aforementioned TV show.

The list is in no particular order, I see all of the below as shows that deserve your attention.

Best Shows Like The Vampire Diaries

True Blood

Created by: Alan Ball
Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Comedy Drama, Dark Comedy, Southern Gothic, Supernatural Drama
Running Time: 45-60 mins
Original Channel: HBO

True Blood is an American TV show created and produced by Alan Ball, its a great supernatural drama with 7 seasons behind it. Check out the opening theme song performed by Jace Everett, “Bad Things”.

It’s a world filled with vampires and other creatures, Sookie Stackhouse is a waitress that can read minds, her life turns upside down when a vampire named Bill walks into the bar she works at. The vampires have been out in open for two years now.

A great show that finished couple of months ago, one of the best when it comes to vampires, werewolves or other mythical creatures. So you can probably see the similarity with The Vampire Diaries.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Created by: Joss Whedon
Genre: Action, Horror, Fantasy, Supernatural Drama
Running Time: 44 mins
Original Channel: The WB(1997-2001) UPN(2001-2003)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an older TV show, it started airing in 1997. It has been one of the most popular TV show at the time. Sarah Michelle Geller was great in this horror and action drama.

With the help of her friends, a young girl who is destined to fight evil does so, she slays demons, vampires and other creatures.

There are 144 episodes of this show, one of the classics when it comes to vampires.


Created by:  Ron Koslow, Trevor Munson
Genre: Action, Horror, Supernatural, Paranormal Romance
Running Time: 42 mins
Original Channel: CBS

Moonlight was on our TV’s for only a year. There is only one season with sixteen episodes of this show. Alex O’Loughlin played the protagonist of this paranormal romance.

Mick St. John was turned into a vampire, he works on cases that often involve the undead, his mentor is Josef, a vampire with a lot of friends. One night he meets a reporter named Beth, he falls for her and their paranormal romance beggins.

The show averaged around 7 millions viewers per episode, it engaged a good fan base so you should try it out. It is fairly short show based on the number of episodes, but its very interesting and engaging, like The Vampire Diaries.


Created by: Based on DC Comics
Genre: Superhero, Action, Mystery, Drama, Science Fiction
Running Time: 43 mins
Original Channel: The CW

Arrow started airing two years ago, since it has become a very well-known TV show, there aren’t too many superhero TV shows out there so Arrow really steals the show.

Oliver Queen was a spoiled billionaire, after he went missing for 5 years, he comes back to clear the city of vigilante and doing so with a bow, hence the name of the show. He was stranded on an island where he learned a few tricks that will help him a lot in battling the bad guys.

Arrow is still on air and I highly recommend it if you like superhero movies, the least you could do is give it a chance.

Beauty and the Beast

Created by: Ron Koslow
Genre: Romance, Suspense, Science Fiction, Police Procedural
Running Time: 40-42 mins
Original Channel: The CW

Beauty and the Beast is a two year old series. The main characters are played by Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan.

Muirfield, a mysterious organization is on the hunt of detective Catherine Chandler and the handsome doctor Vincent Keller; they attempt to stay as low profile as they can.

There will be a third season of this science fiction romance, give it a try.

Being Human

Created by: Toby Whithouse
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Supernatural Drama
Running Time: 43 mins
Original Channel: SyFy

Being Human is a Canadian remake of the same named show that aired on BBC. The final episode aired in April this year.

A ghost, a vampire and a werewolf live together and try to make the most of it. It’s filled with funny and scary moments. Not the most popular show even though the critics were fond of it.

There are 52 episodes of this supernatural drama, I hope you’ll enjoy it.


Created by: Joss Whedon, David Greenwalt
Genre: Action, Neo-noir, Fantasy, Horror, Action, Comedy Drama, Supernatural Drama
Running Time: 42 mins
Original Channel: The WB

Angel is another series that is a little older, it started airing in 1999 and lasted for 5 years.

An Angel has a human soul, it is in this form because it has committed bad things in the past, its role now is to redeem itself by helping others.

The biggest criticism the show has endured was when some people claimed that it was a spin-off from Duffy the Vampire Slayer.


My Babysitter’s a Vampire

Created by: Jennifer Pertsch, Tim Burns, Tom McGillis
Genre: Comedy Horror, Supernatural Comedy, Teen Drama, Comedy Drama
Running Time: 22 mins
Original Channel: Teletoon

My Babysitter’s a Vampire lasted for only a year, not the most popular show out there but similar to the Vampire Diaries.

Ethan is not trusted to stay at home with his little sister Jane, they hire a babysitter. There is mistrust and complicated relationships.

The show has 26 episodes; a game was developed after the pilot of the show called Humans vs Vampires in 3D.

Teen Wolf

Created by: Jeff Davis
Genre: Action, Supernatural, Romance, Horror, Teen Drama
Running Time: 40-43 mins
Original Channel: MTV

Teen Wolf is a show developed by Jeff Davis, it premiered on June the 5th 2011.

It’s about a teen that gets attacked and bitten by a werewolf and subsequently inherits its powers. He becomes much more popular due to his new powers that he tries to keep secret, he also gets new enemies and find out a whole new world out there. Are the powers a gift or a curse, you be the judge.

A fairly popular TV show, a great supernatural teen drama. This is one of the most similar show to The Vampire Diaries.

Veronica Mars

Created by: Rob Thomas
Genre: Mystery, Teen Drama
Running Time: 42 mins
Original Channel: UPN(2004-2006) The CW(2006-2007)

Veronica Mars is a very popular and highly rated TV show, it has a huge fan base and because of that fan base a movie was made this year with the same tittle.

Neptune is a fictional town where Veronica Mars resides. After her father is removed as the county sheriff, Veronica shows her skills as a detective with the tutoring of her father.

Kristen Bell played the protagonist and did a hell of a job, kudos to Kristen.


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