Entertainment 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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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
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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430 223
Stargate Atlantis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell, David Hewlett
Stargate Atlantis is a Canadian-American adventure and military science fiction television series and part of MGM's Stargate franchise. The show was created by Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper ...more
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499 280
Stargate SG-1 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping
Stargate SG-1 is an adventure and military science fiction television series and part of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Stargate franchise. The show, created by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner, is ...more
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430 256
Eureka is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Erica Cerra
Eureka was an American science fiction television series that premiered on Syfy on July 18, 2006. The fifth and final season ended on July 16, 2012. The show was set in a fictional town in ...more
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416 325
Warehouse 13 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
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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359 280
The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
LanaYoshii added Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar
The Expanse (Syfy, 2015) is an American science fiction television series developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, based on the novels by James S. A. Corey. In a future where humanity has ...more
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187 132
Killjoys is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Umberhaven added Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, Luke Macfarlane
Killjoys (Syfy, 2015) is a Canadian space adventure drama series created by Michelle Lovretta. In the Quad, a planetary system a fun loving trio of bounty hunters attempt to remain impartial as ...more
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184 136
Dark Matter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Umberhaven added Marc Bendavid, Melissa O'Neil, Anthony Lemke
Dark Matter (Syfy, 2015) is a Canadian science fiction series created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, based on their comic book. Onboard a starship called the Raza, six people awaken in ...more
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338 329
The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
ur2qt added Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley
The Magicians (Syfy, 2015) is an American fantasy television series created by Sera Gamble and John McNamara, based on the novel by Lev Grossman. Training to be a magician at Brakebills ...more
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313 303
Farscape is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe
Farscape is an Australian/American science fiction television series, produced originally for the Nine Network. The series was conceived by Rockne S. O'Bannon and produced by Jim Henson ...more
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270 268
Continuum is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
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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267 285
Defiance is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
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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204 216
Haven is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
LanaYoshii added 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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231 256
Stargate Universe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Robert Carlyle, Louis Ferreira, Brian J. Smith
Stargate Universe is a Canadian-American military science fiction television series and part of MGM's Stargate franchise. It follows the adventures of a present-day, multinational exploration ...more
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226 253
Sanctuary is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Amanda Tapping, Robin Dunne, Christopher Heyerdahl
Sanctuary was a Canadian science fiction-fantasy television series, created by Damian Kindler and funded largely by the Beedie Development Group. The show is an expansion of an eight-webisode ...more
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214 249
Lost Girl is listed (or ranked) 16 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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218 261
Being Human is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Terra Nova is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Duane Wirdel added Jason O'Mara, Shelley Conn, Christine Adams
Terra Nova is an American science fiction drama television series. It premiered on September 26, 2011 with a two-hour premiere, and concluded on December 19, 2011 with a two-hour, two-episode ...more
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144 171
12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 19 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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166 208
The Outer Limits is listed (or ranked) 20 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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168 233
Caprica is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Alphas is listed (or ranked) 22 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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145 200
The Dresden Files is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Deadly Class is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Benedict Wong, Benjamin Wadsworth, Lana Condor
Deadly Class (Syfy, 2019) is an American television action-thriller series created by Anthony and Joe Russo, based on the Image comic book series. A coming-of-age story set against the backdrop ...more
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Mystery Science Theater 3000 is listed (or ranked) 25 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