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The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013  

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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. Fantasy shows are always going to be popular, including the new fantasy series and sci-fi shows in 2019.

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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
paul.fisher added 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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Firefly is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
LennyDibert added 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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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
LennyDibert added Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco
The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the show along with Steven Molaro. All three also serve as head ...more
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Babylon 5 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
LennyDibert added Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs
Babylon 5 is an American space opera television series created by writer and producer J. Michael Straczynski, under the Babylonian Productions label, in association with Straczynski's Synthetic ...more
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Babylon 5: The Lost Tales is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
LennyDibert added
Babylon 5: The Lost Tales is an anthology show set in the Babylon 5 universe. It was announced by J. Michael Straczynski, creator of Babylon 5, at the San Diego Comic Con in July 2006. ...more
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The Tomorrow People is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Umberhaven added Robbie Amell, Peyton List, Luke Mitchell
The Tomorrow People is an American science fiction television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Phil Klemmer, and Julie Plec that aired on The CW during the 2013–14 American television season. ...more
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Merlin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
SlashLover added John Hurt, Colin Morgan, Bradley James
Merlin is a British fantasy-adventure television programme, created by Julian Jones, Jake Michie, Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps and starring Colin Morgan in the title role. It was broadcast on ...more
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Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Holland Roden
Teen Wolf is an American television series developed by Jeff Davis for MTV. It is loosely based on the 1985 film of the same name, and stars Tyler Posey as a teenager named Scott, who is bitten ...more
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The Almighty Johnsons is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
brenner84 added Emmett Skilton, Timothy Balme, Dean O'Gorman
The Almighty Johnsons is a New Zealand fantasy comedy/drama television series, which was created by James Griffin and Rachel Lang and is produced by South Pacific Pictures and aired from 7 ...more
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Witches of East End is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Rachel Boston
Witches of East End is an American television series based on the book of the same name by Melissa de la Cruz. The series premiered on Lifetime on October 6, 2013. Set in the fictional seaside ...more
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
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 Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Jami Gertz, Lenny Venito, Simon Templeman
The Neighbors is an American television science fiction sitcom that aired from September 26, 2012, to April 11, 2014, on ABC. The story line revolves around a family of humans living in a ...more
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Touch is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Kiefer Sutherland, David Mazouz, Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Touch is an American thriller television series that ran on Fox from January 25, 2012, to May 10, 2013. The series was created by Tim Kring and starred Kiefer Sutherland. During its first season ...more