TV Shows for Fans of "Riverdale"

Riverdale has it all: drama, intrigue, teen angst, and a murder mystery, with characters based on the classic Archie comics. But there's not a lot of similarity between the lighthearted comics and the CW's dark, edgy show that has teens obsessed. Whether they're watching on TV or streaming on Netflix, they can't get enough of the gritty mystery, the dark humor, and of course, the love triangle between Archie, Betty, and Veronica. That's why we've come up with this list of supernatural mysteries and teen dramas for teens who just can't wait until the next episode. Parents should also keep in mind that, like Riverdale, many of these shows deal with violence and sex, so consider watching with your teen and talking about media messages. And for more to watch, try our list of Drama TV for Teens.

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Doctor Who TV Poster Image
Long-running British sci-fi series still thrills fans.
Network: BBC America, Syfy
(2006)
(1963)
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A Series of Unfortunate Events TV Poster Image
Exceptional, spooky book adaptation is best for tweens.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Marvel's Agent Carter TV Poster Image
Strong female lead defies stereotypes in tantalizing series.
Network: ABC
(2015)
(2015)
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Arrow TV Poster Image
Drinking, deaths in dark superhero tale beloved by teens.
Network: CW
(2012)
(2012)
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV Poster Image
Cult vampire series has witty bite and strong role model.
Network: FX
(2005)
(1997)
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Degrassi: Next Class TV Poster Image
An edgier Degrassi for the digital age still has heart.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Freaks and Geeks TV Poster Image
Stellar teen dramedy explores angst, experimentation.
Network: Syndicated
(2011)
(1999)
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Friday Night Lights TV Poster Image
Poignant football drama scores; OK for teens.
Network: Freeform, NBC
(2006)
(2006)
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Gracepoint TV Poster Image
Compelling crime drama centers on a tween's murder.
Network: Fox
(2014)
(2014)
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iZombie TV Poster Image
Quirky zombie-detective show has violence, heart (and guts).
Network: CW
(2015)
(2015)
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Lost TV Poster Image
Excellent, sometimes scary drama for fearless families.
Network: ABC
(2005)
(2004)
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Twin Peaks TV Poster Image
Surreal cult hit might be too disturbing for teens.
Network: ABC
(2010)
(1990)
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Sherlock TV Poster Image
Smart modern detective tales with dark, morbid elements.
Network: PBS
(2010)
(2010)
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Stranger Things TV Poster Image
Dark "strange invader" drama will appeal to sci-fi fans.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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The Vampire Diaries TV Poster Image
Blood, violence are the real draw in angsty vampire drama.
Network: CW
(2009)
(2009)
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Veronica Mars TV Poster Image
Strong female teen private eye digs into serious topics.
Network: CW
(2006)
(2004)
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13 Reasons Why TV Poster Image
Disturbing book adaptation sheds light on teen suicide.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Supernatural TV Poster Image
Terrifying guilty pleasure is iffy for sensitive teens.
Network: CW, TNT
(2005)
(2005)
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