Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) - The WB

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Series

1997

TVPG

Drama

Horror

Fantasy

A high school cheerleader embraces her destiny as a chosen one, battling evil forces and slaying vampires while negotiating the trials and tribulations of teenage life in the fictional town of Sunnydale.

Where to Stream

1997–2003 Series 7 Seasons148 Episodes

Upcoming TV Airings

The airings below are based on a generic national schedule. Times and dates can vary by TV provider.

Friday, May 17

Triangle

Season 5 • Episode 11

Buffy struggles to recover from losing Riley; Willow accidentally conjures a troll.

Friday, May 17

Checkpoint

Season 5 • Episode 12

The Watchers Council demands Buffy demonstrate her slaying skills.

Friday, May 17

Blood Ties

Season 5 • Episode 13

As Buffy's friends gather for her 20th birthday, Dawn learns she is the Key.

Friday, May 17

Crush

Season 5 • Episode 14

Despite Drusilla's return, Spike decides to admit his true feelings to Buffy.

Friday, May 17

I Was Made to Love You

Season 5 • Episode 15

Buffy must stop a heartbroken woman from destroying the city.

Friday, May 17

The Body

Season 5 • Episode 16

Buffy is thunderstruck when she finds the body of her dead mother.

Saturday, May 18

Blood Ties

Season 5 • Episode 13

As Buffy's friends gather for her 20th birthday, Dawn learns she is the Key.

Saturday, May 18

Crush

Season 5 • Episode 14

Despite Drusilla's return, Spike decides to admit his true feelings to Buffy.

Monday, May 20

Forever

Season 5 • Episode 17

Angel returns to Sunnydale after he learns of the death of Buffy's mother.

Monday, May 20

Intervention

Season 5 • Episode 18

Buffy quests to discover the reason for her emotional paralysis.

Monday, May 20

Tough Love

Season 5 • Episode 19

Buffy must lay down the law for a motherless Dawn, while shielding her from harm.

Monday, May 20

Spiral

Season 5 • Episode 20

Buffy and the gang flee Sunnydale when Glory learns that Dawn is the Key.

Tuesday, May 21

I Was Made to Love You

Season 5 • Episode 15

Buffy must stop a heartbroken woman from destroying the city.

Tuesday, May 21

The Body

Season 5 • Episode 16

Buffy is thunderstruck when she finds the body of her dead mother.

Tuesday, May 21

The Weight of the World

Season 5 • Episode 21

After Glory kidnaps Dawn, Willow enters Buffy's mind to save the Slayer from catatonia.

Tuesday, May 21

The Gift

Season 5 • Episode 22

Buffy must defeat Glory before the deity uses Dawn to unleash hell upon Earth.

Tuesday, May 21

Bargaining

Season 6 • Episode 1

A pack of demons threatens the Sunnydale gang's plan to bring Buffy back from death.

Tuesday, May 21

Bargaining

Season 6 • Episode 2

A pack of demons threatens the Sunnydale gang's plan to bring Buffy back from death.

Wednesday, May 22

Forever

Season 5 • Episode 17

Angel returns to Sunnydale after he learns of the death of Buffy's mother.

Wednesday, May 22

Intervention

Season 5 • Episode 18

Buffy quests to discover the reason for her emotional paralysis.

Wednesday, May 22

After Life

Season 6 • Episode 3

A demon visits Buffy, forcing her to deal with the repercussions of the Slayer's resurrection.

Wednesday, May 22

Flooded

Season 6 • Episode 4

Buffy shoulders adult responsibilities, while a new group of supervillains surface in Sunnydale.

Wednesday, May 22

Life Serial

Season 6 • Episode 5

Jonathan, Warren and Andrew unwittingly test Buffy's patience.

Wednesday, May 22

All the Way

Season 6 • Episode 6

Dawn sneaks out with a friend to raise a little hell on Halloween.

Thursday, May 23

Tough Love

Season 5 • Episode 19

Buffy must lay down the law for a motherless Dawn, while shielding her from harm.

Thursday, May 23

Spiral

Season 5 • Episode 20

Buffy and the gang flee Sunnydale when Glory learns that Dawn is the Key.

Thursday, May 23

Once More, With Feeling

Season 6 • Episode 7

A demon summoned to Sunnydale forces everyone to sing their most private secrets to one another.

Thursday, May 23

Tabula Rasa

Season 6 • Episode 8

Willow casts a spell that goes awry, causing Buffy and her friends to lose their memories.

Thursday, May 23

Smashed

Season 6 • Episode 9

Spike's chip malfunctions and allows him to attack people again.

Thursday, May 23

Wrecked

Season 6 • Episode 10

Buffy fights her attraction to Spike, while Willow begins using black magic.

Friday, May 24

The Weight of the World

Season 5 • Episode 21

After Glory kidnaps Dawn, Willow enters Buffy's mind to save the Slayer from catatonia.

Friday, May 24

The Gift

Season 5 • Episode 22

Buffy must defeat Glory before the deity uses Dawn to unleash hell upon Earth.

Friday, May 24

Gone

Season 6 • Episode 11

Social worker threatens to take Dawn away; Buffy turns invisible.

Friday, May 24

Doublemeat Palace

Season 6 • Episode 12

Buffy takes a new job at a fast food restaurant to make ends meet.

Friday, May 24

Dead Things

Season 6 • Episode 13

Buffy investigates why Spike is able to attack her, despite the chip in his head.

Friday, May 24

Older and Far Away

Season 6 • Episode 14

When a demon grants Dawn's wish, Buffy and the gang are in danger.

Saturday, May 25

Bargaining

Season 6 • Episode 1

A pack of demons threatens the Sunnydale gang's plan to bring Buffy back from death.

Saturday, May 25

Bargaining

Season 6 • Episode 2

A pack of demons threatens the Sunnydale gang's plan to bring Buffy back from death.

Monday, May 27

As You Were

Season 6 • Episode 15

Buffy's ex-boyfriend Riley returns to Sunnydale in search of a renegade demon.

Monday, May 27

Hell's Bells

Season 6 • Episode 16

A stranger plants doubts in Xander's mind on the eve of his wedding to Anya.

Monday, May 27

Normal Again

Season 6 • Episode 17

Buffy suffers visions of being in a mental hospital after a demon's attack leaves her poisoned.

Monday, May 27

Entropy

Season 6 • Episode 18

Anya plots a hideous revenge against Xander for leaving her at the altar.

Tuesday, May 28

After Life

Season 6 • Episode 3

A demon visits Buffy, forcing her to deal with the repercussions of the Slayer's resurrection.

Tuesday, May 28

Flooded

Season 6 • Episode 4

Buffy shoulders adult responsibilities, while a new group of supervillains surface in Sunnydale.

Tuesday, May 28

Seeing Red

Season 6 • Episode 19

The friends have mixed reactions when they find out about Buffy's secret relationship with Spike.

Tuesday, May 28

Villains

Season 6 • Episode 20

The friends cope with the untimely death of one of their own.

Tuesday, May 28

Two to Go

Season 6 • Episode 21

Willow returns to the use of dark magic to avenge Tara's death.

Tuesday, May 28

Grave

Season 6 • Episode 22

Giles is powerless to stop Willow as she sets out to destroy the world.

Wednesday, May 29

Life Serial

Season 6 • Episode 5

Jonathan, Warren and Andrew unwittingly test Buffy's patience.

Wednesday, May 29

All the Way

Season 6 • Episode 6

Dawn sneaks out with a friend to raise a little hell on Halloween.

Wednesday, May 29

Lessons

Season 7 • Episode 1

When Sunnydale High reopens, Buffy discovers that the school still hides the secrets of years past.

Wednesday, May 29

Beneath You

Season 7 • Episode 2

Buffy tracks a subterranean monster following her first day as guidance counselor.

Wednesday, May 29

Same Time, Same Place

Season 7 • Episode 3

Willow's homecoming is more problematic than anyone anticipated.

Wednesday, May 29

Help

Season 7 • Episode 4

Buffy counsels a student who says she knows the day and time of her own death.

Thursday, May 30

Once More, With Feeling

Season 6 • Episode 7

A demon summoned to Sunnydale forces everyone to sing their most private secrets to one another.

Thursday, May 30

Tabula Rasa

Season 6 • Episode 8

Willow casts a spell that goes awry, causing Buffy and her friends to lose their memories.

Thursday, May 30

Selfless

Season 7 • Episode 5

Buffy and the gang confront Anya after she grants an unusually gruesome wish.

Thursday, May 30

Him

Season 7 • Episode 6

Buffy, Anya and Willow inexplicably fall for Dawn's high-school crush.

Thursday, May 30

Conversations With Dead People

Season 7 • Episode 7

Gang receives a wave of ominous visitations; dead mother visits Dawn; Buffy chats with vampire.

Thursday, May 30

Sleeper

Season 7 • Episode 8

Gang believes Spike is responsible for a rash of brutal attacks.

Friday, May 31

Smashed

Season 6 • Episode 9

Spike's chip malfunctions and allows him to attack people again.

Friday, May 31

Wrecked

Season 6 • Episode 10

Buffy fights her attraction to Spike, while Willow begins using black magic.

Friday, May 31

Never Leave Me

Season 7 • Episode 9

Buffy gives Spike the third degree; the gang grills Andrew about evil forces.

Friday, May 31

Bring on the Night

Season 7 • Episode 10

The gang searches for a way to annihilate the Ubervamp; Giles arrives in Sunnydale.

Friday, May 31

Showtime

Season 7 • Episode 11

Buffy trains slayers, while searching for ways to pulverize the Ubervamp and save Spike.

Friday, May 31

Potential

Season 7 • Episode 12

Buffy and Spike train potential slayers for the inevitable return of The First.

Saturday, June 1

Gone

Season 6 • Episode 11

Social worker threatens to take Dawn away; Buffy turns invisible.

Saturday, June 1

Doublemeat Palace

Season 6 • Episode 12

Buffy takes a new job at a fast food restaurant to make ends meet.

Monday, June 3

The Killer in Me

Season 7 • Episode 13

Willow transforms into Warren after kissing Kennedy; the gang makes a discovery.

Monday, June 3

First Date

Season 7 • Episode 14

Buffy's dinner date with Principal Wood ends in a mission to save Xander from his disastrous date.

Monday, June 3

Get It Done

Season 7 • Episode 15

The gang renews its efforts to rout the forces of evil after the household suffers a grievous loss.

Monday, June 3

Storyteller

Season 7 • Episode 16

Andrew uses a video camera to document a day in the life of Buffy and her friends.

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