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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dark Matter is listed (or ranked) 6 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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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Killjoys is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Terra Nova is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Andromeda is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Kevin Sorbo, Lisa Ryder, Laura Bertram
Andromeda is a Canadian/American science fiction television series, based on unused material by the late Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, developed by Robert Hewitt Wolfe, and produced by ...more
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Deadly Class is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Farscape is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Continuum is listed (or ranked) 13 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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The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Haven is listed (or ranked) 15 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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First Wave is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Tony Thomas0 added Traci Lords, Roger Cross, Rob LaBelle
First Wave is a Canadian science fiction television series, filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, that aired from 1998 to 2001 on the Sci-Fi Channel and Space in Canada. The show was ...more
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Channel Zero is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Paul Schneider, Fiona Shaw, Luisa D'Oliveira
Channel Zero (Syfy, 2017) is an American horror anthology television series created by Nick Antosca, who serves as writer, showrunner, and executive producer. Storylines for the series are based ...more
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Dominion is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Roxanne McKee, Anthony Head, Alan Dale
Dominion is an American apocalyptic supernatural action television series created by Vaun Wilmott. It is loosely based on the 2010 film Legion, written by Peter Schink and Scott Stewart. In ...more
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Z Nation is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Kellita Smith, DJ Qualls, Michael Welch
Z Nation (Syfy, 2014) is an American action/horror/comedy-drama/post-apocalyptic television series created by Karl Schaefer and Craig Engler. Three years after the zombie virus has gutted the ...more
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Krypton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Cameron Cuffe, Georgina Campbell, Ian McElhinney
Krypton (SyFy, 2018) is an American television series developed by David S. Goyer and Damian Kindler. Set 200 years before Superman's birth on the planet Krypton, the show centers on Kal-El's ...more
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Defiance is listed (or ranked) 21 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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The Prisoner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Syfy Original Shows
Duane Wirdel added Patrick McGoohan, Angelo Muscat, Peter Swanwick
The Prisoner is a 17-episode British television series first broadcast in the United Kingdom from 29 September 1967 to 1 February 1968. Starring and co-created by Patrick McGoohan, it combined ...more
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Sanctuary is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Stargate Universe is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Lost Girl is listed (or ranked) 25 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