Entertainment The Greatest TV Shows Set in the 2020s  

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List Rules Vote up the best shows set in the 2020s. If you're adding an item to the list, be sure it's a period piece set in the 2020s, not a series released during that decade.

When it comes to science fiction television shows, many of them have 20/20 vision - the year 2020, that is. From anime to American comedies and British dramas, the best TV shows set in the 2020s play with the possibilities of our near future.

Television series set in the 2020s that are from earlier decades, such as the 1970s Sealab 2020, or '80s television shows such as Terrahawks and Star Cops, had a little more elbow room for prediction than shows made later.  Shows like The Last Man on Earth (2015) and Tokyo Vampire Hotel (2017) are telling stories about the incredibly near future and rely on catastrophic events or the twists of a genre like horror and science fiction to add mental distance to events set less than a decade into the future. Years and Years may be the boldest - and cutting it the closest to being released in the same decade it is set in - airing in 2019 and following the lives of the characters over the next 15 years.

Which of these top TV shows set in the 2020s are your favorites? Check out the list below and vote up the best science fiction shows, comedies, and series, while voting down the shows that aren't enjoyable.

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The Last Man on Earth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest TV Shows Set in the 2020s
Will Forte, January Jones, Cleopatra Coleman
The Last Man on Earth is an American post-apocalyptic comedy television series created by and starring Will Forte. The series premiered on the American broadcast network Fox on March 1, 2015. ...more
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Sealab 2020 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest TV Shows Set in the 2020s
Ross Martin, Josh Albee, Pamelyn Ferdin
Sealab 2020 is an American animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera. The show premiered on NBC on September 9, 1972. The series aired its 13th and final episode on December 2, 1972, ...more
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Revolution is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest TV Shows Set in the 2020s
Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, Giancarlo Esposito
A family struggles to reunite in a post-apocalyptic American landscape: a world of empty cities, local and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology -- computers, planes, ...more
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Tokyo Vampire Hotel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest TV Shows Set in the 2020s
Tokyo Vampire Hotel Ami Tomite as Manami Yumi Adachi, Megumi Kagurazaka
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Transformers: Victory is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest TV Shows Set in the 2020s
Transformers: Victory Hideyuki Tanaka, Takeshi Aono
Fight! Super Robot Life-Form Transformers: Victory is an anime series produced by Toei. Victory is the story of the new Autobot Supreme Commander defending the Earth against the forces of
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Star-Crossed is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest TV Shows Set in the 2020s
Aimee Teegarden, Matt Lanter, Grey Damon
Star-Crossed is an American science fiction romantic drama television series created by Meredith Averill. Star-Crossed premiered on The CW on Monday, February 17, 2014, at 8:00 pm Eastern/7:00 ...more
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2025 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest TV Shows Set in the 2020s
2025 Jaane Kya Hoga Aage Lubna Salim, Sunil Barve, Payal Rohatgi
2025 Jaane Kya Hoga Aage (Sony Entertainment Television, 2015) is an Indian futuristic television series. Set in 2025, the show revolves around a colony.
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The Bots Master is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest TV Shows Set in the 2020s
Ian James Corlett, Richard Ian Cox, Michael Donovan
The Bots Master is a 1993 cartoon series, produced by Jean Chalopin through his company "Creativite et Developpement" in France and Saban International. The show is currently owned by ...more
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Transformers: Energon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest TV Shows Set in the 2020s
Ty Olsson, Tabitha St. Germain, Garry Chalk
Transformers: Energon is the 2004–2005 Transformers toyline, animated series, and comic book series. The Transformers' primary gimmicks are the Autobots' ability to combine with partners of the ...more
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Astro Boy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest TV Shows Set in the 2020s
Billie Lou Watt, Ray Owens, Gilbert Mack
Astro Boy, known in Japan by its original name Mighty Atom, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Osamu Tezuka from 1952 to 1968. The story follows the adventures of a robot ...more
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Power Rangers S.P.D. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest TV Shows Set in the 2020s
Michelle Langstone, Alycia Purrott, Brett Stewart
Power Rangers S.P.D. is an American television series and the thirteenth season of the Power Rangers franchise, based on the Super Sentai series, Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger. It debuted on ...more
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Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest TV Shows Set in the 2020s
Sword Art Online (2012) is a Japanese anime series based on the light novel series written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec. The story takes place in the near-future and focuses on ...more
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Terrahawks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest TV Shows Set in the 2020s
Jeremy Hitchen, Denise Bryer, Anne Ridler
Gerry Anderson & Christopher Burr's Terrahawks, simply referred to as Terrahawks, is a 1980s British science fiction television series produced by Anderson Burr Pictures and created by the ...more
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The Lottery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest TV Shows Set in the 2020s
Marley Shelton, Shelley Conn, Martin Donovan
The Lottery is an American post-apocalyptic drama television series that aired on Lifetime from July 20 through September 28, 2014. The series was set in a dystopian future when women have ...more
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Years and Years is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest TV Shows Set in the 2020s
Emma Thompson, Rory Kinnear, T'Nia Miller
Years and Years (BBC One/HBO, 2019) is a British television drama series created and written by Russell T Davies. Vivienne Rook (Emma Thompson) is an outspoken celebrity-turned-political figure ...more
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Super Force is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest TV Shows Set in the 2020s
Patrick Macnee, Musetta Vander, Marc Macaulay
Super Force is an American action-adventure TV series which aired from October 1990 to May 1992. The series is about a former astronaut who uses an advanced combat suit and motorcycle to fight ...more
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Knights of God is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest TV Shows Set in the 2020s
Patrick Troughton, Don Henderson, Nigel Stock
Knights of God was a British science fiction children's television serial, produced by TVS and first broadcast on ITV in 1987. It was written by Richard Cooper, a writer who had previously ...more
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Star Cops is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest TV Shows Set in the 2020s
David Calder, Jonathan Adams, Trevor Cooper
Star Cops is a British science fiction television series first broadcast on BBC2 in 1987. It was devised by Chris Boucher, a writer who had previously worked on the science fiction television ...more
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Radha Krishn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest TV Shows Set in the 2020s
Radha Krishn Sumedh Mudgalkar, Himanshu Rana, Mallika Singh