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The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of The 2010s 

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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.

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of The 2010s
Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith

Premiered: 1963

Number of Seasons: 26

Number of Episodes: 798

Network: British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC America, BBC One, S4C, BBC HD

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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Fringe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of The 2010s
Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole

Premiered: 2008

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 100

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

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 Expanse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of The 2010s
LanaYoshii added Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar

Premiered: 2015

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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Eureka is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of The 2010s
Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Erica Cerra

Premiered: 2006

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 33

Network: Syfy, Sky1

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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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of The 2010s
LanaYoshii added Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson

Premiered: 2015

Network: Netflix

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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Warehouse 13 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of The 2010s
Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 52

Network: Syfy

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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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of The 2010s
OrfeusTr added Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard

Premiered: 2016

Number of Seasons: 3

Network: Netflix

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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Orphan Black is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of The 2010s
Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 10

Network: BBC America, Space

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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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of The 2010s
LanaYoshii added Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 13

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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The Mandalorian is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of The 2010s
Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Nick Nolte

Premiered: 2019

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: Disney+

The Mandalorian (Disney+, 2019) is an American space opera web television series set in the Star Wars universe created by George Lucas. Taking place after the events in Return of the Jedi, but ...more

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Falling Skies is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of The 2010s
Noah Wyle, Drew Roy, Maxim Knight

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 10

Network: TNT

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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Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of The 2010s
Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell, Rory Kinnear

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 22

Network: Channel 4

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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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of The 2010s
LanaYoshii added Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor

Premiered: 2015

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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Altered Carbon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of The 2010s
jiszmo added Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, James Purefoy

Premiered: 2018

Network: Netflix

Altered Carbon is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis, based on the novel by Richard K. Morgan. In a future where human minds are digitized and downloaded ...more

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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of The 2010s
Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell

Premiered: 2013

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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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of The 2010s
LanaYoshii added Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker

Premiered: 2014

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 114

Network: The CW

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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Smallville is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of The 2010s
Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack

Premiered: 2001

Number of Seasons: 10

Number of Episodes: 217

Network: The WB Television Network, The CW Television Network

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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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of The 2010s
LanaYoshii added Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell

Premiered: 2012

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 170

Network: The CW Television Network

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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Stargate Universe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of The 2010s
Robert Carlyle, Louis Ferreira, Brian J. Smith

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 20

Network: Syfy

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) 20 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of The 2010s
Monika Anastasia Skalska added Marc Bendavid, Melissa O'Neil, Anthony Lemke

Premiered: 2015

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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Haven is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of The 2010s
Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour
Haven is an American/Canadian supernatural drama television series loosely based on the Stephen King novel The Colorado Kid. The show, which deals with strange events in a fictional town in ...more

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Continuum is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of The 2010s
Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lobo, Victor Webster

Premiered: 2012

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 18

Network: Showcase

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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Defiance is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of The 2010s
Sierra Simpson added Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas, Julie Benz

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 8

Network: Syfy

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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Being Human is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of The 2010s
Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner

Premiered: 2008

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 18

Network: BBC HD, BBC Three

Being Human (BBC Three, 2008) is a British supernatural drama television series. It was created and written by Toby Whithouse for broadcast on BBC Three. The show blends elements of flatshare ...more

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Killjoys is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of The 2010s
Felix Maierhofer added Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, Luke Macfarlane

Premiered: 2015

Number of Seasons: 5

Network: SyFy

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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