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The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of The 2010s

Updated January 2, 2020 21.5k votes 2.0k voters 26.2k views46 items

List RulesVote 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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    Fringe

    Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson

    Premiered2008

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    The Expanse

    Thomas Jane, Steven Strait

    Premiered2015

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    Warehouse 13

    Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly

    Premiered2009

    Warehouse 13 is a U.S. television science fiction series that premiered on July 7, 2009, on...  more

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    Eureka

    Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield

    Premiered2006

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    Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll

    Premiered2015

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    Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant

    Premiered1963

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    Orphan Black

    Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce

    Premiered2013

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    Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano

    Premiered2019

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    Black Mirror

    Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell

    Premiered2011

    Black Mirror (Netflix, 2011) is a British television anthology series created by Charlie...  more

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    Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen

    Premiered2013

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    Stranger Things

    Winona Ryder, David Harbour

    Premiered2016

    Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series...  more

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    Altered Carbon

    Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry

    Premiered2018

    Altered Carbon is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis,...  more

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    Falling Skies

    Noah Wyle, Drew Roy

    Premiered2011

    Falling Skies (TNT, 2011) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction television series...  more

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    Jessica Jones

    Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter

    Premiered2015

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    The 100

    Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco

    Premiered2013

    The 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series...  more

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    Dark Matter

    Marc Bendavid, Melissa O'Neil

    Premiered2015

    Dark Matter (Syfy, 2015) is a Canadian science fiction series created by Joseph Mallozzi and...  more

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    The Flash

    Grant Gustin, Candice Patton

    Premiered2014

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    Stargate Universe

    Robert Carlyle, Louis Ferreira

    Premiered2009

    Stargate Universe is a Canadian-American military science fiction television series and part...  more

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    Lost in Space

    Toby Stephens, Molly Parker

    Premiered2018

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    Defiance

    Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas

    Premiered2013

    Defiance is an American science fiction television series developed by Rockne S. O'Bannon,...  more

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    Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum

    Premiered2001

    Smallville is an American television series developed by writer-producers Alfred Gough and...  more

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    Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant
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    Terra Nova

    Jason O'Mara, Shelley Conn

    Premiered2011

    Terra Nova (Fox, 2011) is an American science fiction drama television series created by Kelly...  more

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    Continuum

    Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lobo

    Premiered2012

    Continuum is a Canadian science fiction series created by Simon Barry and produced by Reunion...  more

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    Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey

    Premiered2008

    Being Human (BBC Three, 2008) is a British supernatural comedy-drama television series created...  more

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