TV Devils Best Worst

Top TV Devils From Supernatural, South Park, Scream Queens and More

Hell hath no fury like… the following collection of pitchfork-wielding TV baddies.

In case you’re just joining us, we’ve spent the month of October asking you to pick your favorite small-screen vampire (winner: Buffy‘s Spike), werewolf (winner: Teen Wolf‘s Derek) and ghost (winner: American Horror Story‘s Tate), which brings us to our darkest — and most diverse — category of creepies yet.

From Scream Queens‘ devil-masked killer(s) to Ray Wise’s timeless turn on Reaper, we dug deep — like, nine circles deep — to compile our list of the 14 most honorable TV devils. (Note: To include a few more of our favorites, we extended the definition of “devil” to also being devil…ish. You’ll see.)

Which ones are you drawn to? Any biggies we missed? Browse our gallery below, vote for your favorites, then drop a comment with your rationale.


Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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27 Comments
  1. kirads09 says:

    Ray Wise in Reaper. He was awesome.

  2. Robby says:

    Shouldn’t Jared Palicki share credit with Mark Pellegrino as Lucifer? I mean, they were both vessels for the serpent.

  3. Carol G says:

    Always liked Ray Wise’s devil, but the best was John Glover in “Brimstone”.

  4. steven says:

    The Red Guy was a devil?

  5. Kat says:

    Cole from Charmed was my first TV crush. I still cannot watch repeats because I get so upset with how he left the show. Good girls love bad boys!

  6. Marco says:

    Ned Flanders is the Devil?

  7. Tony Lang says:

    No love for The Doctor? David Tennant faced a very gruesome version of the big guy in series 2’s “The Satan Pit”.

  8. It’s a tie. For me it would be Crowley from Supernatural and Cole from Charmed. They are charming, charismatic, you also secretly route for and love to watch.

  9. Scott212 says:

    Cole Charmed :))))

  10. Maryann says:

    You missed John Glover in Brimstone. He was my favorite.

  11. Amanda says:

    Peaches from Rocko’s Modern Life.

  12. James says:

    Wait, how did Cole Turner qualified as the “Devil”? He was an upperclass demon but nowhere is he considered to be The Devil, even when he was for a time the Source of All Evil.

  13. Mr. Tran K says:

    The Red Devil from Scream Queens is my fave

  14. Brian says:

    It’s impossible to top Ray Wise.

  15. Maxsmom says:

    for me it goes back to Twin Peaks, Ray Wise is The Devil, and I am always happy to see him

  16. Robert says:

    Would Jon Lovitz on SNL qualify?

  17. ladysidhe says:

    Crowley from Supernatural, hands down. No one does snark like he does.

  18. Sharon says:

    I can’t believe John Glover is not on this list.

  19. The Squatch says:

    Man, this poll just reminded me how much I miss Reaper. I think it was just bad timing because I think the show would have actually done better if it were just coming out now.

    Ahh well.

    How about Robot Devil from Futurama? The episode where he and Fry trade hands is hilarious.

  20. Daya says:

    My favorite devil wasn’t on television…it was Gabriel Byrne in End of Days. (YUM!)

    Although honorable mention goes to Mandy Patinkin as the devil in an ep of Touched by an Angel.