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The Best Syfy Original Shows  

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List Rules TV shows that were created by and originally aired on the Syfy channel. Vote up the best Syfy original series.

The Syfy channel (originally called the Sci-Fi Channel) is a cable and satellite TV station that is owned by NBCUniversal Cable, a division of Comcast. The Syfy channel has produced tons of well-known original series and miniseries, all in the science fiction genre. What are the best Syfy original shows of all time?

The science fiction genre has produced some of the absolute best movies, books, and television series of all time. The combination of imaginative elements, space, futuristic tones, the concept of time travel, life on other planets, and advanced technology have made science fiction an extremely successful genre.

This list features the best Syfy original shows, ranked by the community as the best, including The Magicians, Space: Above and Beyond, Battlestar Gallactaca, Channel Zero, Warehouse 13, and Stargate Universe. Vote up the best Syfy original shows below and see how the science fiction programs you love on this network rank!

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Opposite Worlds is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Opposite Worlds Luke Tipple, Sansonetti Frank, Jesse Wilson
Opposite Worlds (Syfy, 2014) is an American reality game show. based on the Chilean series Mundos Opuestos. The contestants are divided into two teams and live in a house that is divided by a ...more
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Ghost Mine is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Ghost Mine is an American paranormal television series that premiered on January 16, 2013, in the United States on the Syfy channel. The series features a group of hard rock miners searching for ...more
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Deep South Paranormal is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Keith Ramsey
Deep South Paranormal is an American paranormal television series on Syfy that debuted April 10, 2013. As of June 2014, the series has been cancelled.
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Lost Girl is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
LanaYoshii added 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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12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
LanaYoshii added Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Noah Bean
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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Being Human is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
RobynGiezentannerJones added Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner
Being Human (BBC Three, 2008) 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 ...more
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Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Duane Wirdel added Guy Williams, June Lockhart, Mark Goddard
Lost in Space is an American science fiction television series created and produced by Irwin Allen, filmed by 20th Century Fox Television, and broadcast on CBS. The show ran for three seasons, ...more
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The Outer Limits is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Kevin Conway, Joe Pascual
The Outer Limits is a US-Canadian television series that originally aired on Showtime, the Sci Fi Channel and in syndication between 1995 and 2002. The series is a revival of the original The ...more
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Haunted Collector is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
John Zaffis, Brian J. Cano, Aime'e Zaffis
Haunted Collector is an American television reality series which airs on the Syfy cable television channel. The first season premiered on June 1, 2011, and ended on July 6, 2011. The series ...more
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Happy! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Christopher Meloni, Patton Oswalt, Ritchie Coster
Happy! (Syfy, 2017) is an American television crime dramedy series created by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson, based on the comic book series. An alcoholic ex-cop turned hitman (Christopher ...more
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Invasion is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Duane Wirdel added William Fichtner, Eddie Cibrian, Kari Matchett
Invasion is an American science fiction television series that aired on ABC for one season beginning in September 21, 2005. Somewhat similar to Invasion of the Body Snatchers, the show told the ...more
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Blood Drive is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Alan Ritchson, Christina Ochoa
Blood Drive (2017, Syfy) an American television drama series created by James Roland. In the dystopian "distant future" of 1999, police officer Arthur Bailey (Alan Ritchson) is forced ...more
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Alphas is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie
Alphas is an American science fiction dramatic television series created by Zak Penn and Michael Karnow. It follows a group of people with superhuman abilities, known as "Alphas", as ...more
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The Dresden Files is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Paul Blackthorne, Valerie Cruz, Terrence Mann
The Dresden Files is a Canadian/American television series based on the fantasy book series of the same name by Jim Butcher. It premiered January 21, 2007 on the Sci Fi Channel in the United ...more
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Caprica is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Eric Stoltz, Esai Morales, Paula Malcomson
Caprica is an American science fiction drama television series. A spin-off prequel of the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica taking place 58 years before the cataclysmic destruction of the ...more
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The Guild is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Duane Wirdel added Felicia Day, Sandeep Parikh, Jeff Lewis
The Guild is an American comedy web series created and written by Felicia Day, who also stars as Cyd Sherman. It premiered on YouTube on July 27, 2007, and ran until 2013. Seasons two through ...more
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Helix is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
thinkyt added Billy Campbell, Kyra Zagorsky, Mark Ghanimé
Helix is an American science fiction thriller-drama television series that premiered on Syfy on January 10, 2014. The series follows a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and ...more
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Ghost Wars is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Avan Jogia, Kim Coates, Vincent D'Onofrio
Ghost Wars (SyFy, 2017) is a paranormal action television series created by Simon Barry. In a remote Alaskan town overrun by paranormal forces, local outcast Roman Mercer (Avan Jogia) must ...more
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Surface is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Duane Wirdel added Lake Bell, Jay R. Ferguson, Carter Jenkins
Surface is an American science fiction television series that premiered on NBC on September 19, 2005. The program aired ten episodes before going on hiatus on November 28, 2005 due to NBC's ...more
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Van Helsing is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl
Van Helsing (Syfy, 2016) is an American dark fantasy horror drama television series inspired by Zenescope Entertainment's graphic novel series Helsing. Vanessa "Van" Helsing (Kelly ...more
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Mystery Science Theater 3000 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Joel Hodgson, Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu
Mystery Science Theater 3000, often abbreviated MST3K, is an American television comedy series created by Joel Hodgson and produced by Best Brains, Inc. The show premiered on KTMA in ...more
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Haunted Highway is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Dana Workman, Jack Osbourne, Jael De Pardo
Haunted Highway is a paranormal investigation, reality television series, produced by BASE Productions, that began airing on the Syfy network 3 July 2012. The series features two teams of ...more
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Scare Tactics is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Shannen Doherty, Tracy Morgan, Stephen Baldwin
Scare Tactics is a hidden camera/comedy television show, produced by Kevin Healey and Scott Hallock. Its first two seasons aired from April 2003 to December 2004. After a hiatus, the show ...more
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Superstition is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Mario Van Peebles, Robinne Lee, Brad James
Superstition (Syfy, 2017) is an American television drama series created by Joel Anderson Thompson and Mario Van Peebles. The Hastings family are the owners of a funeral home who also provide ...more
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Face Off is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Face Off is an American reality television game show on the Syfy cable network in which a group of prosthetic makeup artists compete against each other to create prostheses such as those found ...more