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List Rules Only shows that premiered Season 1 after January 1, 2015.

With so many great TV series currently airing, we’re ranking the best sci-fi TV shows since 2015. Our list of the highest rated sci-fi shows of the past three years is ranked by viewers from everywhere, so make sure you vote up the best new sci-fi series on television. What is the best new sci-fi TV show? 

Featuring new Netflix shows, CW superhero series, critically acclaimed miniseries, and more, the best recent sci-fi shows include WestworldStranger Things, The OA, and Legends of Tomorrow. Netflix's Marvel series are easily considered to be some of the most bingeworthy shows today, while CBS's Star Trek: Discovery is commonly known as the sci-fi show to watch now in 2017.

Vote up the best new sci-fi shows and feel free to add any new science fiction series missing from the list. 

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Dark Matter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Dark Matter 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) 2 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Stranger Things 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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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
The Expanse 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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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Westworld Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and based on the 1973 film. In a technologically advanced Wild ...more

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Firefly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Slava Flyman added Firefly Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk Firefly is an American space western science fiction drama television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label. Whedon served as an executive ...more

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Jereme Pierce added The Orville Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Scott Grimes The Orville (Fox, 2017) is a science fiction comedy-drama series created by Seth MacFarlane. Ed Mercer (MacFarlane) is captain of the U.S.S. Orville (ECV-197), a mid-level exploration starship ...more

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Star Trek: Discovery is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Star Trek: Discovery Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access, 2017) is the first Star Trek series since Star Trek: Enterprise concluded in 2005. Set roughly a decade before the events of the original Star Trek series, ...more

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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Roger Willems added Battlestar Galactica Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber Battlestar Galactica is an American military science fiction television series, and part of the Battlestar Galactica franchise. The show was developed by Ronald D. Moore and executive produced ...more

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Killjoys is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Killjoys 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 on the brink of a bloody interplanetary class war, a fun loving ...more

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Stargate SG-1 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Roger Willems added Stargate SG-1 Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping Stargate SG-1 is an adventure and military science fiction television series and part of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Stargate franchise. The show, created by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner, is ...more

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Farscape is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Dane Farscape added Farscape Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe Farscape is an Australian/American science fiction television series, produced originally for the Nine Network. The series was conceived by Rockne S. O'Bannon and produced by Jim Henson ...more

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
leary added Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 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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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
PdeCoste added The 100 Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree, Thomas McDonell The 100 is an American post-apocalyptic drama television series that premiered on The CW during the 2013–14 American television season. The series is based on a book of the same name, the first ...more

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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Roger Willems added Battlestar Galactica Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber Battlestar Galactica is an American science fiction television series, created by Glen A. Larson, that began the Battlestar Galactica franchise. Starring Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch and Dirk ...more

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Stargate is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Roger Willems added Stargate Stargate is a military science fiction media franchise, initially conceived by Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, based on the idea of an alien device that enables instantaneous travel across the ...more

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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Sense8 Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton Sense8 (Netflix, 2015) is an American science fiction drama web television series created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski. A group of people around the world are suddenly ...more

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Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Svetlana Pavlovic added Black Mirror 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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Stargate Atlantis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Roger Willems added Stargate Atlantis Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell, David Hewlett Stargate Atlantis is a Canadian-American adventure and military science fiction television series and part of MGM's Stargate franchise. The show was created by Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper ...more

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Agent Carter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Agent Carter Hayley Atwell, James D'Arcy, Enver Gjokaj Marvel's Agent Carter, or simply Agent Carter, is an upcoming American television series, spinning out of the Marvel One-Shot short film of the same name.

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Legion is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Legion Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Jean Smart Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, Legion is the story of David Haller. who was diagnosed with schizophrenia at a young age. After Haller has an encounter with a fellow ...more

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Timeless is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Timeless Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Starring Abigail Spencer Matt Lanter Malcolm Barrett Timeless (NBC, 2016) tollows the adventures of an unusual trio—a history professor (Abigail Spencer), a scientist (Malcolm Barrett), and a soldier (Matt Lanter)—as they attempt to stop Garcia ...more

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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Legends of Tomorrow Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz 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. When Vandal Savage ...more

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iZombie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
iZombie Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli iZombie is an American television series developed by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright for The CW, and is a loose adaptation of the comic book series of the same name created by Chris ...more

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Humans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Humans Manpreet Bachu, Emily Berrington, Ruth Bradley Humans (AMC, 2015) is a science fiction television series created by Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley. In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'Synth' - ...more

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Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Dane Farscape added Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars is a military science fiction miniseries written by Rockne S. O'Bannon and David Kemper and directed by Brian Henson. Following the Farscape series' cancellation ...more

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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Supergirl Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh Supergirl is an American superhero action-adventure drama television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg (the latter two having previously created Arrow and The ...more

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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detecti... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
sserdaraksu added Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, Hannah Marks Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is a BBC America comic science fiction detective television series, taking place after the Douglas Adams novel series of the same name.

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Colony is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Colony 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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12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
leary added 12 Monkeys Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Kirk Acevedo 12 Monkeys (SyFy, 2015) is an American television series on Syfy created by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, and loosely based on the 1995 film. In the year 2043, scavenger James Cole (Aaron ...more

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Lost Girl is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Dane Farscape added Lost Girl Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried, Zoie Palmer Lost Girl is a Canadian supernatural drama television series that premiered on Showcase on September 12, 2010. It follows the life of a bisexual succubus named Bo, played by Anna Silk, as she ...more

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Travelers is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Jon DeSpirito added Travelers Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter, Nesta Cooper Travelers (Netflix, 2016) is a science fiction television series created by Brad Wright. Hundreds of years from now, surviving humans discover how to send consciousness back through time, into ...more

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Wayward Pines is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Wayward Pines Matt Dillon, Carla Gugino, Toby Jones Wayward Pines (Fox, 2015) is an American mystery, science fiction television series developed by Chad Hodge. A Secret Service agent (Matt Dillon) goes to Wayward Pines, Idaho, in search of two ...more

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Wynonna Earp is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Dane Farscape added Wynonna Earp Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon Wynonna Earp (Syfy, 2016) is a Canadian-American supernatural Western horror television series based on the comic book series by Beau Smith.

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The OA is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
The OA Brit Marling, Emory Cohen, Scott Wilson The OA (Netflix, 2016) is an American mystery drama web television series, with science fiction, supernatural and fantasy elements. Creator Brit Marling stars as a young woman named Prairie ...more

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Salvation is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Salvation Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers, Santiago Cabrera Salvation (CBS, 2017) is an American suspense drama television series created by Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro. An MIT grad student and a tech superstar bring a low-level Pentagon official a ...more

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Stitchers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
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Zoo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Zoo James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Nonso Anozie Zoo (CBS, 2015) is an American drama television series based on the 2012 novel by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. A group of varied professionals investigate the mysterious pandemic of ...more

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The Mist is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
The Mist Morgan Spector, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney The Mist (Spike, 2017) is an American science fiction-horror thriller television series developed by Christian Torpe. Based on Stehphen King's horror novella, the series centers on a small town ...more

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Time After Time is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Time After Time Freddie Stroma, Josh Bowman, Genesis Rodriguez Time After Time (ABC, 2017) is an American period drama science fiction television series by Kevin Williamson, based on the 1979 Karl Alexander novel of the same name. British author H. G. Wells ...more

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Dimension 404 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New Sci-Fi Shows of the Last Few Years
Dimension 404 Robert Buckley, Lea Michele, Matt Jones Dimension 404 (Hulu, 2017) is an American science fiction black comedy drama anthology series created by Dez Dolly and Will Campos. From outrageous horror comedy to mind-bending action ...more