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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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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Game of Thrones Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, based on the series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. Nine noble ...more

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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Supernatural Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric Kripke. Two brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), follow their father's ...more

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Fringe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Fringe Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole 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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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 Once Upon a Time is an American fairy tale drama series that premiered on October 23, 2011, on ABC. The show takes place in the fictional seaside town of Storybrooke, Maine, whose residents are ...more

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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 The Vampire Diaries is an American supernatural drama television series developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, based on the popular book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith. ...more

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Doctor Who Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith 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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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 Grimm is an American police procedural fantasy television drama series. It debuted in the U.S. on NBC on October 28, 2011. The show has been described as "a cop drama—with a twist... a dark ...more

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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 The Originals (The CW, 2013) is an American television series created by Julie Plec, and is a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries. Vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan) and his ...more

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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 Sleepy Hollow is an American supernatural drama television series that premiered on Fox on September 16, 2013, that aired on Mondays at 9:00 pm ET. The series is considered a "modern-day ...more

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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 The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series developed by Frank Darabont, based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie ...more

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Revolution is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Revolution Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, Giancarlo Esposito A family struggles to reunite in a post-apocalyptic American landscape: a world of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology -- computers, ...more

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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Arrow Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell 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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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 Dracula is a British-American horror drama television series that premiered on NBC on October 25, 2013. It was produced by London-based Carnival Films. The series was created by Cole Haddon, and ...more

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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 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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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
American Horror Story: Coven Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, ...more

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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 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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Haven is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Haven 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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Defiance is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Defiance Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas, Julie Benz 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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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 Under the Dome is an American science-fiction drama television series. It premiered on CBS on June 24, 2013. The series was developed by Brian K. Vaughan and based on the novel of the same name ...more

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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 Almost Human is an American science fiction/crime drama that aired from November 17, 2013, through March 3, 2014, on Fox. The series was created by J. H. Wyman for Frequency Films, Bad Robot ...more

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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 Being Human 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 comedy and horror ...more

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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 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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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 True Blood is an American television drama series produced and created by Alan Ball. It is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the ...more

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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 Beauty & the Beast is an American television series, very loosely inspired by the 1987 CBS series of the same name, created by Sherri Cooper-Landsman and Jennifer Levin that premiered ...more

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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 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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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 Misfits is a British science fiction comedy-drama television show, on E4, about a group of young offenders sentenced to work in a community service program, where they obtain supernatural powers ...more

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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 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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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 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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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 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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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 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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Angel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
Angel David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof Angel is an American television series, a spin-off from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The series was created by Buffy's creator, Joss Whedon, in collaboration with David ...more

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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 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) 33 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
LennyDibert added Babylon 5 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) 34 on the list The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shows of 2013
LennyDibert added Babylon 5: The Lost Tales Bruce Boxleitner^! Tracy Scoggins^! Peter Woodward 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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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 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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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 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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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 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
Touch 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

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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 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