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The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of the Current Decade  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite science fiction series that have aired new episodes since 2010.

These are the best 2010s sci-i shows, ranked from best to worst by user votes. There are good 2010s science fiction series that are set centuries in the future, and other great 2010s sci-fi programs that take place in the soul-crushing expanse of outer space. A few of the most popular science fiction series of the 2010s have even been reimagined in films and modern TV series.

What programs are featured on this best 2010s sci-fi shows list? The repercussions of human cloning are explored on the hit science fiction series Orphan Black. The show's lead actress, Tatiana Maslany, has won many awards for her performance including the 2013 Best Actress in a Drama Series honor at the Critics' Choice Awards. The Expanse is another good science fiction series that aired in the 2010s - and was good enough to be picked up by Amazon Video after it was canceled by SyFy. From new additions to classic science fiction franchises such as Stargate and Star Trek to new science fiction anthology series such as Black Mirror, the 2010s offered great entries to the genre. Other great programs featured on this top 2010s sci-fi shows list include Under the Dome, The Tomorrow People, and Falling Skies.

Metahumans and superheroes can fit under the science fiction banner thanks to the often scientific ways they get their powers, from genetic quirks to lab explosions. The 2010s saw a surge of new superhero series, while also bringing old favorites back. The Heroes franchise was revisited in 2015 with the new miniseries event, Heroes Reborn.

Which 2010s sci-fi show do you think is the greatest? Give the best series a thumbs up!

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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of the Current Decade
LanaYoshii added Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar
The Expanse (Syfy, 2015) is an American science fiction television series developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, based on the novels by James S. A. Corey. In a future where humanity has ...more
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Fringe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of the Current Decade
Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole
Fringe is an American science fiction television series created by J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci. It premiered on the Fox Broadcasting network on September 9, 2008, and concluded ...more
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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of the Current Decade
Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell
The 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series developed by Jason Rothenberg, loosely based on the book by Kass Morgan. 97 years after a nuclear ...more
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Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of the Current Decade
Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell, Rory Kinnear
Black Mirror is a British television anthology series created by Charlie Brooker that features speculative fiction with dark and sometimes satirical themes that examine modern society, ...more
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Continuum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of the Current Decade
Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lobo, Victor Webster
Continuum is a Canadian science fiction series created by Simon Barry and produced by Reunion Pictures Inc., Boy Meets Girl Film Company, and GK-TV. The series centers on the conflict between a ...more
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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of the Current Decade
Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith
Doctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman, C. E. Webber, and Donald Wilson. The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer ...more
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Falling Skies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of the Current Decade
Noah Wyle, Drew Roy, Maxim Knight
Falling Skies is an American science fiction post-apocalyptic dramatic television series created by Robert Rodat and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. The series stars Noah Wyle as Tom ...more
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of the Current Decade
LanaYoshii added Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or simply Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is an American television series created for ABC by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen, based on the Marvel ...more
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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of the Current Decade
LanaYoshii added Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson
Daredevil (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Drew Goddard, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Blind lawyer Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) ...more
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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of the Current Decade
LanaYoshii added Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell
Arrow (The CW, 2012) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. Five years after being ...more
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Eureka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of the Current Decade
Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Erica Cerra
Eureka was an American science fiction television series that premiered on Syfy on July 18, 2006. The fifth and final season ended on July 16, 2012. The show was set in a fictional town in ...more
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Orphan Black is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of the Current Decade
Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris
Orphan Black is a Canadian science fiction television series created by screenwriter Graeme Manson and director John Fawcett, starring Tatiana Maslany as several identical people who are, in ...more
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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of the Current Decade
LanaYoshii added Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker
The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns, based on the DC Comics character. CSI Barry Allen (Grant ...more
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Stargate Universe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of the Current Decade
Robert Carlyle, Louis Ferreira, Brian J. Smith
Stargate Universe is a Canadian-American military science fiction television series and part of MGM's Stargate franchise. It follows the adventures of a present-day, multinational exploration ...more
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Dark Matter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of the Current Decade
Monika Anastasia Skalska added Marc Bendavid, Melissa O'Neil, Anthony Lemke
Dark Matter (Syfy, 2015) is a Canadian science fiction series created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, based on their comic book. Onboard a starship called the Raza, six people awaken in ...more
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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of the Current Decade
OrfeusTr added Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard
Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series created by The Duffer Brothers. When a young boy (Noah Schnapp) disappears, his mother (Winona Ryder), ...more
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Smallville is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of the Current Decade
Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack
Smallville is an American television series developed by writer-producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, based on the DC Comics character Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The ...more
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Warehouse 13 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of the Current Decade
Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek
Warehouse 13 is a U.S. television science fiction series that premiered on July 7, 2009, on the Syfy network. Executive-produced by Jack Kenny and David Simkins, the dramatic comedy from ...more
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Killjoys is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of the Current Decade
Felix Maierhofer added Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, Luke Macfarlane
Killjoys (Syfy, 2015) is a Canadian space adventure drama series created by Michelle Lovretta. In the Quad, a planetary system a fun loving trio of bounty hunters attempt to remain impartial as ...more
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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of the Current Decade
LanaYoshii added Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill
DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, 2016) is an American superhero action-adventure television series spin-off from Arrow and The Flash, existing in the same fictional universe. Intending to stop ...more
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Defiance is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of the Current Decade
Sierra Simpson added Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas, Julie Benz
Defiance is an American science fiction television series developed by Rockne S. O'Bannon, Kevin Murphy, and Michael Taylor. The series is produced by Universal Cable Productions, in transmedia ...more
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Terra Nova is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of the Current Decade
Jason O'Mara, Shelley Conn, Christine Adams
Terra Nova is an American science fiction drama television series. It premiered on September 26, 2011 with a two-hour premiere, and concluded on December 19, 2011 with a two-hour, two-episode ...more
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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of the Current Decade
LanaYoshii added Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor
Jessica Jones (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the Marvel Comics character. Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, ...more
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Colony is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of the Current Decade
LanaYoshii added Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies, Peter Jacobson
Colony (USA Network, 2016) is an American science-fiction drama television series created by Carlton Cuse and Ryan J. Condal. In the wake of a mysterious alien invasion, a family fights to stay ...more
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Limitless is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of the Current Decade
LanaYoshii added Jake McDorman, Jennifer Carpenter, Hill Harper
Limitless (CBS, 2015) is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Craig Sweeny, based on the 2011 film. Brian Finch (Jake McDorman), a 28-year-old burnout and struggling musician, ...more