There are some TV shows that have fans, and there are some TV shows that have FANS. We're not talking about just DVR-ing each week to make sure they don't miss anything -- these diehard viewers have taken their enthusiasm to the next level.
This past week, "Supernatural," a show known for its passionate fan base, headed into its milestone 10th season. But it's not the only TV series that has amassed a very fervent following. Find out where it ranks in our roundup of 11 shows with super passionate fans.
11. "The Walking Dead"
The zombie genre has always had a strong following, so it's only natural that a show like "The Walking Dead" would garner tons of diehard fans very quickly.
10. "Pretty Little Liars"
"Pretty Little Liars" watchers are some of the most devoted around and the younger demographic proves their fanaticism on social media. Last year's Season 4 summer finale was even deemed "the most social episode in TV history."
The "Community" hashtag typed 'round the world, #SixSeasonsAndaMovie, may very well turn into a reality because of to this quirky sitcom's loyal viewers. The NBC show didn't always hit it out the park when it came to ratings which resulted in a network cancellation this spring, but you think "Community" fans would let that happen? Thankfully, Yahoo! Screen swooped in and picked up the beloved comedy.
"Lost" was such a complicated show filled with unanswered questions and crazy theories, it's no wonder that fans are talking about it and speculating to this day. 2014 marked the show's 10 year anniversary, which even sparked official fan gatherings to celebrate. There are even events scheduled for 2017 and 2022. Don't forget your Dharma Initiative jumpsuits!
7. "True Blood"
"Truebies" are all about their beloved bloody vampire drama. The show boasts tons of fan fiction, conventions, books, and all kinds of wacky merchandise to boot.
6. "Game of Thrones"
The fans have spoken. "Game of Thrones" has become HBO's most popular series of all-time and it's not slowing down any time soon. The most involved and vocal fans seem to be the readers who want to stay true to the source material of the massively popular book series "A Song of Ice and Fire" by George R.R. Martin.
5. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" may have wrapped up over 10 years ago, but its fan base definitely lives on. Although the demo may be a bit older and not as social-media obsessed, there's plenty of fan faction, theory, and fan site analysis to keep this show in the pop culture eye for years to come.
4. The "X-Files"
The truth is out there. And the truth is people love them some "X-Files." The show may have had its finale in 2002, but there are still tons of fan sites, meet-ups, and fan fiction taking place. The internet shows no signs of slowing down when it comes to this show.
"Supernatural" is still going strong on its 10th (yes, 10th) season. The show owes a lot of its success to its fans, considering its ratings aren't exactly blockbuster. In an article about the show's massive fandom, NPR pointed out that "Supernatural" is the second most popular show on FanFiction.net.
2. "Doctor Who"
"Doctor Who" may have a leg up on the some of the competition because it's been around for 1963, but "Whovians" are still lining up at current-day conventions to this day. Fans even kept the show going after it was canceled in 1989. Oh, there's also a Doctor Who dating site too. Yup.
1. "Star Trek"
Trekkies pretty much dominate when it comes to TV show devotees in popular culture. One of the biggest sci-fi series (and films) of all time has spawned millions of worldwide fans who feverishly attend mega-conventions, have "Star Trek" weddings (see above), and even name their kids after the show's characters. Trekkies mean business.
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