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Science fiction television has thrived for decades. It’s partially due to the dedicated fans that create websites, go to conventions,write fan-fiction, and commit their lives to enjoying their favorite sci-fi shows. The best sci-fi shows last long past the air date of the last episode.Fans re-watch constantly and find new and interesting ways to keep their fandom alive. In 2013, plenty of science fiction shows, both new and continuing,managed to enthrall audiences from all over the world and create enthusiastic fans of all ages.

This list features the best science fiction shows that aired in the year 2013. What are the best sci-fi shows of 2013? TV shows like Doctor Who have continued to entertain viewers for decades, while newer shows like Almost Human and Sleepy Hollow are picking up new audiences after their 2013 premieres. Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead have helped the sci-fi genre grow to broader audiences, becoming two of the biggest shows on cable television. Other shows like Teen Wolf, Falling Skies, and Orphan Black have smaller audiences, but some of the most enthusiastic fans in the world.

The science fiction shows on this list feature other worldly creatures and badass characters we all want to be, but most of all they have captured the attention of dedicated audiences.

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545 324
Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Game of Thrones Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington

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2
518 306
Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Supernatural Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

3
412 301
Fringe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Fringe Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole

4
498 327
Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Once Upon a Time Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla

5
436 366
The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
The Vampire Diaries Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder

6
504 314
Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

7
510 356
Grimm is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Grimm David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz

8
359 303
The Originals is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
The Originals Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt

9
269 165
Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Sleepy Hollow Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Lyndie Greenwood

10
455 298
The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
The Walking Dead Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

11
334 258
Revolution is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Revolution Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, Giancarlo Esposito

12
478 294
Arrow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Arrow Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey

13
222 97
Dracula is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Dracula Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jessica De Gouw, Thomas Kretschmann

14
329 241
Continuum is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Umberhaven added Continuum Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lobo, Victor Webster

15
282 243
American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
American Horror Story: Coven Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett

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16
325 270
Falling Skies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Falling Skies Noah Wyle, Drew Roy, Maxim Knight

17
390 302
Haven is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Haven Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour

18
394 299
Defiance is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Defiance Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas, Julie Benz

19
338 280
Under the Dome is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Under the Dome Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Alexander Koch

20
351 275
Almost Human is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Almost Human Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Minka Kelly

21
290 285
Being Human is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Being Human Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington

22
300 248
Warehouse 13 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Warehouse 13 Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek

23
384 305
True Blood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
True Blood Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell

24
1,061 927
Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
SnipahShot added Beauty and the Beast Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan, Nina Lisandrello

25
155 446
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton

26
306 263
Misfits is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Misfits Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Joseph Gilgun, Iwan Rheon

27
4 11
The Tomorrow People is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Umberhaven added The Tomorrow People Robbie Amell, Peyton List, Luke Mitchell

28
28 21
Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
paul.fisher added Battlestar Galactica Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

29
124 193
Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Teen Wolf Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Holland Roden

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30
37 17
Firefly is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
LennyDibert added Firefly Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk

31
12 21
Angel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Angel David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof

32
32 28
The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
LennyDibert added The Big Bang Theory Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

33
22 19
Babylon 5 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
LennyDibert added Babylon 5 Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs

34
2 7
Babylon 5: The Lost Tales is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
LennyDibert added Babylon 5: The Lost Tales

35
9 19
Merlin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
SlashLover added Merlin John Hurt, Colin Morgan, Bradley James

36
2 12
The Almighty Johnsons is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
brenner84 added The Almighty Johnsons Emmett Skilton, Timothy Balme, Dean O'Gorman

37
52 240
The Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
The Neighbors Jami Gertz, Lenny Venito, Simon Templeman

38
37 251
Touch is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Touch Kiefer Sutherland, David Mazouz, Gugu Mbatha-Raw

39
14 24
Witches of East End is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Witches of East End Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Rachel Boston